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Real estate sector limps into spring

A total of 640 mainly residential properties sold through the Victoria Real Estate Board in March, February delivered 421 sales.
Trending Stories Missing Langford man Joshua Bennett found dead in Glen Lake‘She’s the hero’: Mom saves son, 7, from cougar attack in Lake Cowichan Simon Keith out of hospital after second life-saving transplant Incident draws attention to in-flight harassment and airline response November 2017 was the most recent month when sales increased compared to the same month in the previous year. (671 compared with 599 in November 2016).But now that spring is here — a traditionally strong real estate period — the market has picked up somewhat as sales numbers jumped by 52 per cent in March from February. The number of properties on the market is also climbing, giving buyers more choice.
A total of 2,435 properties are currently for sale, up from 1,766 in March 2018. New federal borrowing rules, which can restrict the size of loans for buyers, resulted in competition for lower-priced properties, the board said.“This means that even though sales are slower than the peak in 2016, many buyers can expect to encounter multiple-offer situations as competition increases at lower price points,” board president Cheryl Woolley said in a statement Monday. She predicts that the lower-priced market will heat up even more now that the federal government has introduced a program for first-time buyers of properties costing $480,000 or less.
The federal government will loan up to 10 per cent of the housing price. “These current market dynamics make it increasingly important for our region to continue to find ways to create more affordable housing options to avoid price pressure on the lower-priced properties,” Woolley said.Despite the year-over-year drop in sales and some downward movement in single-family prices, capital region housing prices remain among the highest in the country. Last month, the benchmark price for a single-family house in the region was $741,000, down from $746,300 in March 2018, the board said.
The core area saw the benchmark for a single-family home move down to $843,600 from $867,900 a year earlier. The West Shore was the only region with an increase in the single-family benchmark, rising to $625,100 from $609,300.Benchmark refers to the price of a typical property in a specific area. The core covers Victoria, Saanich, Esquimalt, Oak Bay and View Royal.Condo and townhouse prices climbed overall in the region year-over-year. The benchmark for condos came in last month at $497,100 from $491,100 a year ago in March.
The benchmark for townhouses was $598,000 last month, up from $563,000 in March 2018. The sales picture is similar north of the Malahat.The number of single-family house sales slipped to 309 in March from 399 in March, 2018, said the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. Even so, prices were up.The benchmark value for a single-family house was $510,800, up six per cent year-over-year.

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Int’l congress on Islamic history, culture, heritage of Kashmir to be held on April 4-5

Staff Reporter. Islamabad. The Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), a subsidiary organ of the Organization of the Islamic.
Subsequently, IRCICA proposed to hold an International Congress in Pakistan on this topic in collaboration with NH LH Division and Government of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK).In its Program of work for 2019, IRCICA has scheduled an International Congress on “Islamic History, Culture and Heritage of Kashmir” in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan and Government of AJK in mid-2019. The Congress will be held on 4th – 5th April 2019 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

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The food ministry never issued import permits for Indian mango pulp

The government didn’t issue any import permits for expired Indian mango pulp, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahabzada . Speaking to SAMAA TV on its show Naya Din on Friday, he said neither the Department of Plant Protection nor the Plant Protection Release Order issued any import permits for the entry of expired Indian mango pulp in the country.He said the ministry is taking up the matter with the Federal Board of Revenue and Punjab food authorities to find out what happened and take action. “Our department has no information regarding the import, however, the mango pulp might have been imported illegally,” said Sultan.

He said the National Food Security and Research Ministry’s job is to only control imports and issue permits. “Our job is only to control and issue the permits for imports, which in this case we have not.We are now taking up the matter with the FBR and Punjab food authorities to control and cease its distribution to other cities of Pakistan.”Related: Pakistan doesn’t consume tomatoes from India Earlier in a letter to the ministry, All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association Patron-in-Chief Waheed Ahmed said that some officials in the Import Clearance Department of the Pakistan Customs had allowed the import of Indian mango pulp from Oman.
The product was rejected by Oman because it was expired.“And now the same product is being supplied to various cities in Punjab via trucks after travelling through Sindh,” said Ahmed on Naya Din.“Around 200 to 250 tons of Indian mango pulp packed in blue drums with a pasted packing list of expiry dates of December 12, 2018, and January 2019 was found in Faisalabad,” he said. The association chief mentioned that the expired product was dangerous for human consumption and in extreme cases could result in death.

Recently, numerous incidences of death have been reported due to consumption of expired food in restaurants and hotels.“Expired mango pulp and the concentrate is also a source of spreading major diseases among consumers leading to human sufferings and deaths,” the letter read, adding that expired mango pulp can be used to make juices and jams.We don’t need your tomatoes, Punjab agriculture minister tells IndiaAhmed said that “the illegal import of Indian product is also a threat to the local industry as earlier smaller sized mangos from Pakistan were used to make the pulp.” He remarked that agricultural imports from India pose a threat to Pakistan’s economy and local pulp industry.

“Pakistan is an agricultural country and has invested heavily to not only meet local demand but also earned valuable foreign exchange through export in international markets,” he said.The Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Exporters, Imports and Merchants Association patron-in-chief urged the government to find those responsible for “playing with human lives” and thoroughly investigate the matter.
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Pakistan and Iran agreed to strengthen bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of his contacts to brief important regional countries and their leadership about the regional situation, the Radio Pakistan reported.
According to a ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of his contacts to brief important regional countries and their leadership about the regional situation, the Radio Pakistan reported.According to a spokesman for the PM House, the premier also took Iranian president into confidence over recent tensions between Pakistan and India.Khan told the Iranian president that Pakistan was making all efforts to improve the current situation through talks.
President Rouhani said that Pakistan Iran were neighbours brotherly countries linked through centuries of closed historic cultural and people to people linkages and their role would remain central in promoting peace,stability and economic development in this important region.March 9, 2019Both leaders reiterated the importance of strengthening bilateral relations.The Prime Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences on the recent terrorist attack in which 27 Iranian guards were killed.Both leaders agreed on the need for closer cooperation among the two intelligence agencies in combatting terrorism.
He also thanked President Rouhani for Irans principled support to the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.President Rouhani said that Pakistan and Iran are neighbours and brotherly countries linked through centuries of closed historic cultural and people to people linkages and their role would remain central in promoting peace, stability and economic development in the region.

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