Pakistan’s external account worries are increasing at a time when the government is in disarray after the release of the Joint Investigation Team’s findings regarding the ruling Sharif family’s involvement in money laundering. In a politically charged environment, with the opposition demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation in the light of the JIT findings and Mr Sharif refusing to do so, the IMF has released its article IV consultation report on the state of the economy.
Wider use of high-yield varieties coupled with better farming techniques and some progress in farm mechanisation has boosted sugarcane production from 65.5m tonnes in 2016 to peak 73.6m tonnes in 2017. This is for the first time that cane output has exceeded 70m tonnes mark. Progressive cane growers say and much of the credit for this remarkable feat goes to use of high yielding varieties including Thatta-10 and LRK-2001 in Sindh and CPF-246 and CPF-247 in Punjab.
Cash withdrawals from banks are currently higher than last year as consumers with an increased disposable income enjoy a pre-Eid shopping spree, senior bankers say. These withdrawals that can be quantified with limitations — and that too after a lag of time — form part of a huge Eid economy. Its size is guesstimated between Rs500 billion and Rs1 trillion, depending upon which proxies are used for estimation, and whether spending out of a large informal economy is taken into account.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".