USMAN CHEEMA ISLAMABAD - Political and social unrest in the Middle East and drastic reduction in prices by India have sidelined Pakistan from the international mango pulp market. Weaker policies of Pakistan government are another factor of decreasing export of fruits. Pakistan is the fourth largest mango producer country in the world after India, China and Mexico. Its average annual production of the fruit is 1.7-1.8 million tons, cultivated on an area of 166,000 hectares. Punjab occupies a dominant position in producing mangoes with a share of more than 70 per cent followed by Sindh with 20 per cent. Chaunsa is the main variety along with Sindhri, Dasehri, Langra, Anwer Ratole and Fajri but what about the international markets? While there is a great international demand for Pakistani mango, there are complaints about quality of the fruit supplied to the export markets.