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COVER STORY

AGRICULTURE

Feb 03 - 09, 2003   
ISSUE # 05  

Besides the available cultivatable lands, Pakistan has yet to bring an area of 10.1 million acres of virgin land under plough, however, it needs plenty of water which is one of the major impediments arresting agriculture growth in Pakistan. At present only 11 per cent of the total water resources were being stored in Pakistan, as no new water reservoirs had been constructed after Tarbela, while countries like China had built 6000 water reservoirs during this period. Since the per capita water availability is continued to drop, situation calls for a national consensus for developing small or big dams all over the country to meet the formidable challenges of water shortage.

 

 

 

 

REVERSE EXODUS
The inclusion of Pakistan in the list of 20 countries and the drive launched by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) making it mandatory for all males of Pakistani origin over the age of 16 years to register is feared to have a grave human and economic consequences. It is feared to result in massive reverse migration to the country, involuntary in particular and voluntary in general.

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ANTI-DUMPING
The European Union has initiated an anti-dumping proceeding against Pakistani exporters of bed linen. The general feeling is that it is a political move that has to be tackled at government level. The GoP needs to address this on top priority as bed linen export of about one billion dollars is at stake.

 

 

INDUSTRY & ECONOMY
 

PAKISTAN STEEL MILL

THE PROBLEMS OF EXPORTERS

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NEW POWER POLICY                                                         

EXPORT WORLD CUP

 
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FOREX KERB WATCH
STOCK PICKS
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POLITICS & POLICY
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REVERSE EXODUS OF PAKISTANIS
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PROFILE
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AQIB ELAHI MEHBOOB
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COLUMN
 
FOR THE RECORD
FINANCE & MARKETS
 
FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES
BED LINEN: PAKISTAN FACES ANTI-DUMPING DUTY
SECURITIZATION
RS 10 BILLION LOSSES DUE TO SICK UNITS
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DEPARTMENTS
 
IN THE NEWS
ANNOUNCEMENT
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SOCIETY
 
HOW POOR ARE THE POOR?
 
MARKET WATCH
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FINEX WEEK
STOCK WATCH
STOCK MARKET AT A GLANCE
COT WEEKLY NEWS
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