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On December 24, the National Assemblys Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, senior officers of the Ministry of Information and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) held a meeting "to discuss media related recommendations to counter terrorism".
Warid now belongs to the pack. Last week the sulking operator, which has seen its subscribers fall to below 12.5 million (Nov-14) since peaking at 18 million users in 2011, announced the commercial launch of its own brand of advanced data services, called Long Term Evolution (LTE). But wait, isn’t LTE a 4G variant? Well, let’s not get lost in the labels here, for LTE and 4G could mean different things in different markets. Let’s just say that Warid’s LTE will compete with Zong’s 4G services.
Following the Peshawar massacre, the public pressure to eradicate the menace of terrorism has started mounting. The army has taken full control of the situation, and all the political leadership is, at least on the face of it, is on one page to kill the Frankenstein within.
Mandarins, also known as kinnows, are the pride of Sargodha and one of the juiciest exports of Pakistan to the world. Known for its superior quality and juice content, the export of this proud citrus produce from the country commences each year in December.
With each passing month credit to private sector is hitting new monthly lows. Recall that loans to private sector businesses in October 2014 stood at Rs29 billion (on net basis), which was one of the lowest monthly off take in any October in the last nine years.
With Vadiyya Khalil’s appointment as the new Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), the government has finally addressed the long pending issue of leaving one of its key institutions rudderless, and therefore prevented it from the risk of decay.
After years of disappointment, this year the sun is setting on the local telecom industry on a good note. In many ways, 2014 largely lived up to the hope industry leaders had been attaching to it.


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln