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Government announces support price of wheat at Rs 1300 per 40 kg ISLAMABAD: The federal government here on Saturday announced support price of wheat at Rs 1300 per 40 kilogram.In this regard, Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar in his capacity as Chairman Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC), has approved support price of wheat at Rs 1300 per 40 kg for the crop year 2014-15.Finance Minister in his brief remarks said that this decision had been taken to facilitate the farmers' community in the country, a statement of the Finance Ministry issued here said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

875,000 kids to get polio vaccine in RY Khan KHANPUR: As many as 1602 teams will administer polio vaccine to 875,000 children under five years of age during the 3-day anti-polio drive starting from November 10 to 12, 2014 in Rahim Yar Khan district.This was disclosed in a meeting to review anti-polio drive which was held in RY Khan with DCO Nabeel Javed in the chair.EDO Health Dr Fayyaz Hussain and DO (Health) DR Hassan Khan and other officers of health department were also ...

Call to protect rights of Home Based Workers MULTAN: Civil society urged the government to introduce Industrial Homes for the training to Home Based Workers (HBW) and ensure laws to protect their rights as well.In two forums organised by Home-net Pakistan in collaboration with Oxfam in Rajanpur and Lodhran, Project Coordinator Danish Batool while addressing a forum, said that there was an urgent need to frame laws for the protection rights of workers. She stated that the home based workers faced numerous problems ...

Rocket attack on construction company in Turbat QUETTA: Unknown armed men fired rockets at the camp of a construction company in Turbat, on Saturday.Levies sources said that they received information about rocket attack at the office of a construction company in an area of Turbat.Unidentified assailants fired rockets from mountainous area which fell on the camp of a construction company engaged in development projects in the area, Levies said, adding that the Levies teams were dispatched to the site.They, however, said that ...

Indian troops martyr nine Kashmiris in October ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred nine Kashmiris including a woman during the last month of October.According to the data issued by the Research Section of KMS, on Saturday, these killings rendered two women widowed and six children orphaned.During the period, 61 Kashmiris were critically injured when Indian police and paramilitary personnel used brute force against peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory. The troops and police personnel arrested 115 people, ...

Imported LNG will bring happiness in people's life ISLAMABAD: Senior analyst Nawaz Raza has said that 1100 megawatts electricity can be generated through imported LNG and resultantly the problem of power outage could be addressed to some extent.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said there is a yawning gap between supply and demand of the petroleum products therefore prices of oil are high; however, government is committed to addressing this issue and the energy crisis too.He said that people should pay electricity and gas ...

MQM delegation calls on President KARACHI: A delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headed by Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui called on President Mamnoon Hussain at State Guest House here on Friday. Overall situation in the country with special reference to Sindh province was discussed in the meeting. The MQM delegation also included Dr.Farooq Sattar and Senator Nasreen Jalil.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
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