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    Pakistan joins Tea Producing nations!

    Our country is taking on step closer to proserpity! Sources say Pakistan is the BIGGEST importer of tea and they are varieties such as Kenyan, Sri Lankan, Indian, Bangladeshi, and Chinese. It is about time we should stop the importing and start EXPORTING! Read this guys, and o if IBS posts don't reply to him he has no brains and makes this reply that makes no sense so he should deserve a reply too. http://www.dawn.com/2001/09/05/ebr11.htm
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    KARACHI, Sept 4: President Pervez Musharraf will inaugurate country's first tea processing plant set up by the Lever Brothers Pakistan Limited (LBPL) at Dhodial, Mansehra on Friday, September 7, says a press release.

    The plant has a capacity to produce one ton tea per day. At present about 160 acres of farm land will provide green leaves for processing.

    The LBPL has already injected more than Rs80 million in the tea growing project and planned Rs180 million more investment in next five years.

    LBPL is financing the project by providing farmers free of charge excellent clones, chemicals, fertilizers (for first three years) and the necessary tea growing expertise. APP-
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    This is great and maybe we won't be forced to be importing indian tea, they probably poison it anyway.

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    #2
    Good and another reason to shake hands between both parties. Good news, thanx

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      #3
      Great news for chai drinkers !

      In the future Pakistan can stop importing foreign grown chai and become an exporter itself !

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        #4
        Originally posted by Dil he Pakistani:
        Great news for chai drinkers !

        In the future Pakistan can stop importing foreign grown chai and become an exporter itself !
        I believe so DHP, and with recent devolpment news we won't have to import any of those things that we used to such as cars, high-tech and computer and computer parts (example Austraillian, Pakistani and Singaporian joint venture in Pakistan for high-tech goods calling it Clipsal Pakistan), tea, and many other things but now with Chinese and Muslim bros help this stuff can happen in no time i hope one day we can repay our bros and friends.

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          #5

          another gr8 newz..but i don't drink tea...
          anywayz...
          thanx 4 sharing kaka...
          God bless u all...

          DerVaisH

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            #6
            Originally posted by ^DerVaisH^:

            another gr8 newz..but i don't drink tea...
            anywayz...
            thanx 4 sharing kaka...
            God bless u all...

            DerVaisH

            Probably because you have to drink Indian tea. And it is good that many other companies should get quickly involved in tea producing so Pakistan can be a large tea/cofee producer, which is the 2nd msot traded commody in the world after oil.

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              #7
              Here is another look at it from The News http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/sep20...usiness/b6.htm
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              Inauguration of tea processing plant tomorrow

              By Alauddin Masood

              ISLAMABAD: Pakistan joins the club of tea producing countries of the world on Friday (tomorrow) when President General Pervez Musharraf inaugurates the country's first black tea processing plant at Shankiari, Mansehra.

              The processing unit has been set up by a local tea company with technical help and assistance from China and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council. The venture, though a modest one, can rightly be called Pakistan's first bold and solid step towards partially meeting its growing demand for tea from its local production.

              Pakistan's efforts for tea cultivation have finally borne fruit and the first consignment of the indigenously produced tea will soon be available in the market. The epoch-making event is a cause for rejoicing for a country which was totally dependent upon imports and spending about $300 million annually (at current exchange rate) on meeting its national tea requirements that were estimated to be about 200,000 metric tonnes a year.

              Till recently, Pakistan had been meeting its entire tea requirements from Bangladesh, Kenya, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal. Over the years, Pakistan earned the distinction of being a country with high consumption of tea - one kilogram per head.

              There have been many efforts, both at official and private level, to cultivate tea in the country but these failed to meet success. Finally, the government entered into an agreement with the People's Republic of China in 1982 for the cultivation of tea. A team of Chinese experts, after conducting research in Mansehra, Battagram and Swat declared in 1989 that tea could be commercially cultivated on 150,000 acres (60,703 hectares) of land in these districts of NWFP.

              In 1986, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council set up a tea research station at Shankiari where it started cultivation of tea under the guidance of the Chinese agricultural experts on over 40 acres of land. PARC staff also succeeded in motivating some private farmers to take up to the cultivation of tea. Presently, tea is being cultivated on 150 acres of land. The gestation period of tea bush is four years and thereafter it can be harvested for up to 95 to 100 years. After maturity of the plants, the next logical stage was the establishment of a tea factory. Initially, PARC agro-scientists set up a mini tea processing unit, having a capacity of producing 15 kilograms of green tea per day. This plant was fabricated at HMC Taxilla. The green tea produced in Pakistan was found to be far superior to the imported variety available in the local market.

              Thereafter, the country's first black tea processing plant, having a capacity of producing 1,000 kilogram of tea per day, was set up at Shankiari. The machinery for this facility was imported from China. The tea factory started trial production during the fourth week of July this year.

              The samples of black tea produced in Pakistan were sent to renowned companies, including Tea Craft Company, for conducting quality tests. These companies found Pakistani tea to be of good quality and ranked it as the second best in the world.

              It is believed that the commissioning of the pilot tea processing plant at Shankiari will not only result in a saving of about Rs45 million in foreign exchange but it will also attract the farmers in Swat, Battagram and Mansehra to start cultivation of tea on a wide scale.
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                #8
                These are all great news. What surprises me is that all of a sudden Pakistan makes a turn and heads for 'development' from 'chaos'. Would we be able to sustain such development? or at least maintain what we are developing now?

                I remember Nawaz Sharif's reign when every other day a 'textile' company was popping up, a sugar plant was being established, power companies were being erected, now if we look back where do we actually stand? how many of those companies are in proper shape? any comments?

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                  #9
                  Bro, as long as NS and BB forces are KEPT out of Pakistani politics and CORRUPTION and VIOLENCE is kept under check than Pakistan has a FANTASTIC future. MAny politicians are being made accountable for the MANY years of corruption which CRIPPLED the pakistani Economy. President Musharaf WILL NEVER allow corrupt officials to have any FUTURE part in running the country.

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