Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Cheap fertiliser imports are hurting the domestic market in Pakistan. "If the prices stay at the current low levels on the one hand, and if the government continues to increase the price of gas, which is our raw material, then obviously the fertiliser industry will have a very serious problem on its hand," said Zaffar Khan, president of Engro Chemicals. The imports, mainly from the former Soviet Union and West Asia, are dumped at us $90 per tonne as against the us $115 per tonne of the local fertiliser.

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