• Sale of agricultural land to foreign investors: LHC calls report from federal govt
    • Daily Times
    • 15 Sep 2009

    Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Monday sought a report and comments from the federal government by September 29 on a petition challenging the proposed sale or lease of millions of acres of agricultural land to other countries.

  • Country for sale? Dawn Editorial
    • Dawn
    • 14 Sep 2009

    American drone attacks against the Taliban are routinely condemned in Pakistan as violations of national sovereignty. But there is little criticism of how our own government is threatening the country's territorial integrity by engineering the lease of millions of acres to foreign investors.

  • Pakistan: Leasing land
    • The News
    • 13 Sep 2009

    There are better means to meet the food needs of the Saudis than to lease thm land that belongs to the state and the people of Pakistan

  • Farmland investment fund is seeking more than Dh1bn
    • The National
    • 12 Sep 2009

    What started as a government drive to secure cheap food resource has now become a viable business model and many Gulf companies are venturing into agricultural investments to diversify their portfolios.

  • Corporate farming to boost agriculture, economy : Kaira
    • Associated Press of Pakistan
    • 12 Sep 2009

    Nazar Gondal said that government of Saudi Arabia has shown interest to acquire some land in Pakistan for farming but there was no progress in this regard so far.

  • FM Qureshi favours lease of Pak land for agriculture
    • Pak Tribune
    • 11 Sep 2009

    Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the government has so far not requested for any input from the Foreign Office regarding interest shown by foreign parties to lease Pakistani land for agriculture. “But if my ministry is asked for its input, then I would not oppose this move completely."

  • Pakistan: Highly questionable farmland deals
    • Business Recorder
    • 10 Sep 2009

    The problem is that we will lose control. Of course, some regulatory framework will be put in place, but it will also include ceding of control over our land resource to foreigners for a yet-to-be-specified time period.

  • Agricultural investment firm opened
    • Arab News
    • 09 Sep 2009

    Saudi Arabia announces the launch of Agroinvest, which will focus on farm acquisitions abroad to grow wheat, rice, soybeans and other crops in Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Turkey

  • Leasing out land and food security
    • The News
    • 04 Sep 2009

    It's certainly questionable whether the lease of agricultural land to foreign countries for the purposes of their own food supply is in the best interests of Pakistan, even if it brings in agricultural technology. What do the Arab farmers have that our agricultural universities don't?

  • MoI to offer 7m acres of agri land to foreigners
    • Daily Times
    • 02 Sep 2009

    Pakistan's Ministry of Investment has decided to offer more than 7 million acres of farmland for long-term investment to the Emirates Investment Group and others. China and Saudi Arabia are also interested.

  • Los nuevos dueños de la tierra
    • La Vanguardia
    • 01 Sep 2009

    Estados e inversores privados compiten por comprar superficies en África, Asia y Latinoamérica

  • Saudi in talks to lease Pakistan farmland: official
    • Reuters
    • 01 Sep 2009

    "Over the past few weeks the Saudi government has been in talks with us to lease 500,000 acres (202,400 hectares) of farmland and we are currently in the process of locating which land we could give them," Tauqir Ahmad Faiq at the ministry of agriculture, said

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