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Recently named and listed on the prestigious Forbes' 30under30 list of social entrepreneurs for 2015, Fiza Farhan is one of Pakistan's youngest CEO's within the field of social entrepreneurship and was the only Pakistani to appear on the coveted list for 2015.

Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited (KSE: HCAR) was incorporated in November 1992 and is a joint venture between the Honda Motor Company Limited Japan and the Atlas Group of Companies in Pakistan. The company's plant was established in Multan in 1993, with the first car rolling out of the assembly line a year later. HCAR is listed at the Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad Stock Exchanges. The board of the company is chaired by Mr Yusuf H. Shirazi while Mr Takeharu Aoki serves as the President and CEO.
Incorporated in 1932, EFU General Insurance was formed under the leadership and administration of Mr Ghulam Mohammad and the financial and mutual support of Aga Khan III and the Nawab of Mughal. Under the umbrella of EFU Group, the company stands as the leading insurance company. EFU General offers non-life insurance products comprising of property, marine/aviation, motor and other miscellaneous products.
Incorporated in 1992 as the country's first private sector life insurance company, it now ranks as the second-largest private sector life insurer in Pakistan. With a branch network of more than 150 branches throughout the country, it provides coverage to over one million lives. Under the umbrella of Bancassurance, the company has alliances with 12 leading banks for distribution of its life insurance products. With respect to group benefits scheme, the company has its own marketing team focusing on providing life insurance coverage to corporate entities and bank clients.
Pakistan's power crisis has been making headlines for many years. Yet - and despite all the so-called potential of alternate energy in this country - the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has precious little to show in all these years. Perhaps this why it does not communicate with the media, or otherwise inform the public of its targets or plans; indeed, it does not even release any kind of annual report as a part of basic communication exercise.
The outgoing calendar year saw phenomenal returns for investors in the country's equity markets. CY'14 was the third consecutive year in which the Karachi Stock Exchange and other local bourses saw equity prices surge across the board in double-digit percentages. But even as the equity markets have provided stellar gains to investors, the number of new entrants to the market; particularly retail investors, has failed to register any significant increase.
The Biafo Glacier in Gilgit-Baltistan is the world's third longest glacier outside the Polar Regions, spanning over 67 kilometers. One of the world's most spectacular terrains, home to the national animal; Ibex is also an inspiration to the name of a prominent company in Pakistan.


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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
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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