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Constitution, laws being followed for dealing with national matters: Irfan ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs, Irfan Siddiqui on Sunday said that the Constitution and laws are being followed while dealing with national issues.Talking to a news channel, he said that terrorists do not believe in civilization, laws, Constitution of the country.He said that the state cannot adopt uncivilized or unconstitutional ways for dealing with the matters of terrorists or execution process.He said that the people who were given death penalty are being executed according to the rules and regulation and laws of the country.Irfan Siddiqui said that no special exercise or practice and method was being adopted for such criminal elements.He said that the present government had taken concrete measures to implement the laws of the country.To a question on Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), reservation on previous election, he said that all the matters regarding PTI chief would be settled through dialogue and a committee.Copyright ...

Chinese delegation meets Hamza Shahbaz LAHORE: A six-member Chinese delegation led by Mr Chen Fengxiang, Vice Minister of the Communist Party of China (CPC), called on MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif here at the main party secretariat on Sunday.Hamza Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the delegation and highlighted that terrorism in all its manifestation shall be rooted out from the soil of Pakistan and a decisive military action was underway.He also mentioned that Pak-China time-tested friendship would get a more meaningful expression after ...

Extra-ordinary security steps for Rabi-ul-Awwal ordered KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo has directed police officers to prepare a plan for providing extra- ordinary security during the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, especially 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, and ensure its implementation. He issued this directive during a meeting with a 25-member delegation of religious scholars who called on the AIG at the Central Police Office and exchanged views on security arrangements and other issues regarding Rabi-ul-Awwal, said a handout issued here on Saturday. ...

Rabiul Awwal moon sighting meeting on Monday ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Central Ruet e Hilal Committee would be held on Safar-ul-Muzaffar 29 (Dec 22, Monday) for sighting the moon of Rabiul Awwal 1436 AH.Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman will attend the meeting of the committee at Pakistan Meteorological Department building, Main University Road, Gulistan e Jauhar, Karachi.The meetings of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) would be held in the building of Ministry of Religious Affairs near General Post Office ...

Rice export increases 8.32pc in five months ISLAMABAD: Rice exports from the country during first five months of current financial year registered an increase of 8.32 percent as compared to the same period of last year.During the period from July-November, 2014 about 1,303,644 metric tons of rice worth $738.602 million exported which witnessed an increase of 8.32 percent as compared to the exports of corresponding period of last year.According the data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, rice exports during the first ...

Dry weather forecast KARACHI: The Meteorological Department on Sunday forecast dry weather with cool/ cold night and hazy/ misty morning for city during next 24 hours.According to the Met Office the minimum temperature in the city is expected between 10C and 12C.Mainly cold/ very cold and dry weather is likely to prevail in the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

SSGC announces new 4-day CNG schedule KARACHI: Due to an accident in the Sui Gas Plant, the pipeline and the boiler have been damaged and the plant has been shut down, says a release of SSGC. It said consequently, SSGC system is faced with the reduction of 110 mmcfd gas due to which our customers may face inconvenience. Teams from SSGC, SNGPL and PPL are on ground to repair the damages caused by the accident and it is expected that the ...


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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 $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln