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Indigenous production of gas

  Some of the quarters are spreading disinformation that Pakistan is currently passing through the most difficult phase of its economic history. The country’s acute energy crisis is posing a serious predicament for its feeble economy and volatile national security. The demand is outstripping supply. The expansion at Tarbella is expected to cost US$840 million but it will not be completed before mid to late 2018. Similarly, the nuclear expansion …

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Molasses production, exports on the rise

  Molasses is an offshoot of the sugar refining industry. Its universal availability mostly depends on the production of sugar out of sugarcane and sugar beets. Sugarcane is vastly grown in tropical or sub-tropical regions like Asia, Central and South America, Africa and Australia. Sugar beets are cultivated mainly in the northern hemisphere and come from more temperate crops in Europe, North America, partly Northern Africa as well as Northern …

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Pakistan Steel Mills — Past and Present

  Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) is the largest corporate entity owned by the government with production capacity of 5 million tons. Privatization of PSM was initiated under the reign of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, which was met with controversy. The Supreme Court held the privatization effort as defined process and procedures were not followed. Sale of the country’s largest industrial unit went down the drain whereas the matter was …

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Pakistan steel mills — past and present

  Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) is the largest corporate entity owned by the government with production capacity of 5 million tons. Privatization of PSM was initiated under the reign of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, which was met with controversy. The Supreme Court held the privatization effort as defined process and procedures were not followed. Sale of the country’s largest industrial unit went down the drain whereas the matter was …

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Enhancing wheat production in Balochistan

  A long-term strategy needs to be devised to make Balochistan self-reliant in wheat. The province is known as the fruit basket of Pakistan because of its production of high-quality fruits in bulk. The province can also become the country’s food basket if its wheat yield potential is fully and efficiently tapped. It has wheat varieties yield potential of 6.5MT/hectares, but it is getting only 2.4MT/hectares. The province gets 95 …

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Self-sufficiency in low-cost bike production

  Pakistan has achieved self-sufficiency in bike production and it can become a major exporter to at least developing countries due to this low-cost two-wheeler production. What is actually needed is the official patronage of local producers in terms of incentives and facilities in order to boost bike exports from Pakistan. In 2010, a record 1.8 million motorcycles were manufactured in the country. Its production is still on the rise. …

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Rising production of edible oil

  Pakistan edible oil industry has diversified not only as ghee/cooking oil manufacturers but additionally as refiners and seed crushers. The major oilseed crops grown in Pakistan include canola, sunflower, rapeseed/mustard and cotton. Pakistan also grows sesame and groundnuts but their production is very limited as the cost is too high to yield competitively-priced oils. IMPORTS PAYMENTS BY SOYABEAN & PALM OIL (Thousand US $) DETAIL JUL-15 AUG-15 SEP-15 OCT-15 …

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Pakistan has right time to boost oil and gas exploration activities

  Country has massive deposits of shale gas and oil Oil and gas companies involved in the exploration and production have somewhat lessened their activities in Pakistan. Nevertheless the existing companies have no desire of liquidating their business. Throughout the world the exploration and production companies are facing the same state of affairs as there is the reduction in the petroleum products prices and Pakistan is no different from others. …

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Petroleum products contribute phenomenally to sales tax collection

  Petroleum products were the top revenue contributor of domestic sales tax, contributing around 44 percent (or Rs233.2 billion) to the total proceeds during 2014-15. Sales tax collection was concentrated in few commodities as 10 major items, including POL (petrol, oil and lubricants) and natural gas, shared 73 percent of the total domestic sales tax. All the major 10 items posted positive growth except natural gas and fertilizer. The collection …

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