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Expensive Pakistani Habbits , for a Economically Poor nation

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  1. AZADPAKISTAN2009

    AZADPAKISTAN2009 ELITE MEMBER

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    http://www.worldstopexports.com/pakistans-top-10-imports/
    * Note these figures were from 2016 when dollar was around $80 for 1 rupee

    TEA:coffee:
    Pakistanis Drink Too Much Tea—Imports Increased By 3.19 Percent. According to statistics Pakistan has imported Tea worth $491 million in the last 11 months form July, 2016 to May, 2017 to meet the current rising demand of Tea in the country

    More rupees now are needed to import same amount


    Mineral Fuel:
    Mineral fuels including oil: US$17.1 billion (28.4% of total imports)
    Was expecting it to be just 5 billion , isn't 17 Billion a bit high ????
    When we live next to Iran cheap oil source !!! Come on people come on!!!
    :crazy::crazy::coffee:

    Computers:
    Machinery including computers: $6.3 billion (10.4%)

    Electric Machinery:
    Electrical machinery, equipment: $4.3 billion (7.2%)

    Raw Items:
    Iron, steel: $3.7 billion (6.1%)

    Organic Chemicals
    Organic chemicals: $2.8 billion (4.6%)

    Vehicles & Automobile
    Vehicles: $2.6 billion (4.3%) :crazy: [Killing our state bank foreign reserves]

    Plastics
    Plastics, plastic articles: $2.5 billion (4.1%):big_boss: [Ban Plastic Bottles and Bags !!!]

    Animals / Vegetable Oil
    Animal/vegetable fats, oils, waxes: $2.1 billion (3.5%):wacko::haha: what??????


    Oil Seeds:
    Oil seeds: $1.5 billion (2.4%)

    Cotton:
    Cotton: $1.3 billion (2.1%)
    :laughcry::ashamed::sarcastic:
    Come on man we are agricultural country we are importing cotton for 1.3 Billion wtf


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    Immediate Avoidable Items

    ** Ban Cotton Import -----------------------------------: Save 1.3 Billion Dollars
    ** Ban Vegetable/Animal Fat , use local animal fat----: Save 2.1 Billion Dollars
    ** Ban Automobile Import------------------------------: Save 2.6 Billion Dollars
    ** Ban Plastic Imports ----------------------------------:Save 2.5 Billion Dollars
    ** Reduce Oil Imports by 50% -------------------------:Save 8.0 Billion Dollars


    We can save almost 15 Billion dollar from our Books by just , banning stuff we don't need!!!
     
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  2. mastaan

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    We used to drink noon chai in my state of J&K... home grown.. no imports needed

    Thought Pakistan was an exporter of tea as well.. I think I have tried pakistani tea here in Germany.
     
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    491 dollars that insane ... I recommend to put a ban on tea
     
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    Why can't we grow our own tea?
     
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    Its climate based
     
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    $1 ~ 103 PKR in 2016.
     
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    It would be more easier to grow cotton than tea, focus on it and it would save 6 times more than tea.
     
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    We can. Northern areas of Pakistan are rest for high quality tea production but we don't. Businesses like to invest in estate rather than agri products.
     
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    These 2 are stupid levels! And something CAN be done but DOESNT!

    Where is your source coming from? - Please give sources after each claim ..Thank you

    Another 3 which can be "fixed" all with the help of research!

    The tea plant
    The tea plant is an evergreen, tropical plant from the Camellia family, tea (Camellia sinensis) has green, shiny pointed leaves - not dissimilar to privet hedges seen in Britain - and was originally indigenous to both China and India.

    In its wild state, tea grows best in regions which enjoy a warm, humid climate with a rainfall measuring at least 100 centimetres a year. Ideally, it likes deep, light, acidic and well-drained soil. Given these conditions, tea will grow in areas from sea level up to altitudes as high as 2,100 metres above sea level.

    https://www.tea.co.uk/tea-growing-and-production
    I think it has more to do with lack of interest! Maharaja ki aulaad doesnt want to do hard work of planting and picking it!

    Yea that has caused the increase we see ...But still!
     
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  10. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    99% of our problems can be solved by simply Banning stuff we don't need , sit in meeting room , with 40 Top Executives or Politicians who are responsible for Trade (Import/Export) and release a memo

    Ban , certain categories 100% from entering Pakistani Soil no buts and we will save 15 Billion and it will stabilize our National Reserve


    Send Mail/Phone/SMS to all traders with Pakistani Presence , no imports allowed for certain categories untill State Bank reserves stabalize
     
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    Let me research it
     
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    Its a shame that we the country which used to be the top exporter of agriculture are now importing from other countries. Same goes for all the luxury imports that we a nation of 200 million cant even produce those.
     
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    Banning cotton import may hurt the textile business. Textiles are the few value added industries we have.... wouldn't mess with it.
     
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    I am not sure but I have a feeling it needs alot of water....

    Well we need to increase our own production so we can ban import! But not much research is done in this section ALTHOUGH we have whole centers for cotton [god knows what cheap research these waste tax payers money on! ] production YET we still import seeds and varieties! Laziness at its best!
     
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    In my knowledge, the best Cotton producing areas (around south Punjab) have no real Textile industry. However, there are numerous Sugar mills and since sugarcane given more profit, farmers are inclined toward Sugarcane crop.

    Tea is also possible to harvest in KPK and northern areas in Pakistan. But it needs financial support from Government. I was told that it needs a slope area so that water is flown away quickly from roots. Also, a plant takes 5-7 years to mature and farmers usually don't have enough capital to wait for this long for RoI
     
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