‘We cannot afford another cotton crop failure’

Courtesy Dawn News LAHORE: Member organisations of the Task Force on Cotton reviewed on Thursday the causes of unprecedented decline in the commodity’s production in 2015-16, and proposed measures to boost output in the coming season. The Farmers Associate Pakistan, Kissan Ittehad, Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) and Karachi Cotton…

Bank of England issues new Brexit warning

Courtesy Dawn News LONDON: Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s looming referendum on European Union membership could send the pound slumping further and boost financing costs, the Bank of England warned Tuesday. The central bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) declared that the risks surrounding the vote represented “the most significant near-term domestic risks to financial stability”, echoing recent…

Need to improve agri productivity on scientific lines

Courtesy Dawn News RAWALPINDI: There is a need to improve Pakistan agriculture production system on scientific lines to enhance sustainable food production, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said on Tuesday. He was addressing the inaugural session of ‘Agriculture Dynamics in Potohar Region 2016’ conference and exhibition. The event…