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3 DAYS FORECAST
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CITIES MIN MAX

HUM%

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KARACHI
Today 12 26 38 Sunny
Tomorrow 11 27 38 Sunny
Day after 11 28 38 Sunny
LAHORE
Today 1 20 87 Sunny
Tomorrow 2 20 87 Sunny
Day after 2 21 87 Sunny
ISLAMABAD
Today 0 18 59 Sunny
Tomorrow 0 18 59 Sunny
Day after 0 21 59 Sunny
HUM%: Humidity In %
FOR.: Weather Forecast
updated: Fri - Sun 23-25 Dec, 2005

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KARACHI         - 021 LAHORE          - 042 ISLAMABAD    - 051 FAISALABAD   - 041 MULTAN          - 061 PESHAWAR    - 0521 CANADA          - 1 KUWAIT           - 965 INDIA               - 91 IRAN                - 98 U.K                   - 44 U.A.E                - 971 U.S.A                - 1

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CARS, PETROL PRICES AND CONGESTION
 
 
ISSUE # 46-----Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2005

Exceptional growth in vehicular population on the back of 33 percent increase in domestic production of automobiles coupled with a mad rush for imports of new and used cars is posing a serious threat to the local infrastructure which was not designed to accommodate such a huge influx in the major cities of the country.
Despite a rapid growth in the number of cars plying on roads in major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta the gap between demand and supply continues to widen amazingly, showing ample scope for enhancing production capacity by the car manufacturers in Pakistan.


  SUGARCANE GROWERS

The continued silence on the part of sugar millers in Punjab about the exact date of the commencement of the crushing season is creating resentment among the growers as the delay in crushing season is expected to hit the end of the month of November. The crushing or processing season of the sugarcane crop as per the agricultural experts' view is long overdue. In Pakistan, the season starts earlier in Sindh and later on in Punjab. Given the fact that the Sindh based sugar mills have given the D-Day for November 15 for the crushing and procurement of the standing sugarcane crop from the growers; traditionally Punjab on account of a different temperature gradient from Sindh with reference to the sugarcane crop has always followed Sindh starting the crushing season at least 7 to 15 days later.


 

 
 

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