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UK funds food assistance to displaced Pakistanis


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of £3 million ($4.5 million) from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for vulnerable displaced ... Read More »

US consul general promotes business, education in southern Punjab

MULTAN: US Consul General Nina Fite visits a mango orchard.

Maverick Report LAHORE: During a visit to Multan and Bahawalpur, US Consul General Nina Fite met with business and industry leaders, political leadership, and educational organizations. According to a press ... Read More »

48% of Pakistanis have 3 meals a day; 61% frequently eat bread for lunch

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Nearly half (48 percent) of Pakistanis have three meals a day while 61 percent say that they most frequently eat ‘roti’ (bread) for lunch and 17 percent ... Read More »

Pakistan’s food exports increase by 11pc in 11 months


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s food exports registered an increase of 11.09 percent during the first 11 months of the current fiscal year as compared to the exports of the corresponding ... Read More »

With increase in GST, ordinary Pakistanis to pay more for essentials


Internews Report KARACHI: The one percent hike in the General Sales Tax (GST) from 16 to 17 percent in Pakistan’s budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins from July 01, ... Read More »

Prices of wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items go up in Pakistan


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items were among the 21 commodities and services that registered an increase in prices during February as compared to January 2013. ... Read More »

Tears of joy: Pakistani onion exports reach 170,000 tons


Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s onion exports have reached 170,000 metric tons (MT) mark and is anticipated to reach 200,000 MT mark by the end of March 2013. The national exchequer will ... Read More »

UN reports drop in food prices for third consecutive month


Maverick Report UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has reported that food prices fell for the third month in a row in December last year, balancing out sharp increases registered earlier ... Read More »

Majority of Pakistanis favor imposition of agricultural tax


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Majority (58 percent) of Pakistanis think that there should be agricultural tax whereas 40 percent disagree, according to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup ... Read More »