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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 repair work would be completed within next 48 hours. SSGC is trying to maintain optimum pressure to the domestic and commercial customers and have accordingly planned the gas distribution as per the load management plan. Industrial customers, on the other hand, are requested to reduce their load by at least 30%. In addition, gas supply closure to industrial and captive power customers on Sunday will be as per the schedule and SSGC expects industries to ...

Ruet-e-Hilal committee to meet on Dec 22 KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet here on December 22 (Monday) for sighting of Rabi-ul-Awwal moon.This was announced by the Chairman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munaib-ur-Rehman on Saturday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

President inquires after health of Peshawar tragedy victims PESHAWAR: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and inquired after the health of students injured during the last week terrorist attack.The President lauded the courage and bravery of the injured students and expressed his satisfaction over treatment and medical facilities provided to them.Later, the President also held a meeting with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi.He was briefed over the law and order situation in the province and FATA.Copyright APP ...

Marvi calls for provision of psychological assistance to survivors of Peshawar ISLAMABAD: Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon has said that concerned authorities must pay attention to providing psychological assistance for surviving victims/kids of Peshawar tragedy.Talking to Radio Pakistan , Marvi said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent her to Peshawar to review availability of medical facilities for victims.She said that she had briefed the Prime Minister about her visit to Peshawar."Survivors were in a state of shock and were not able ...

Secretary General OIC visits CMH PESHAWAR: Secretary General Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Amin Madani alongwith Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hidayt-ur-Rehman here on Saturday visited Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and inquired after the health of injured children of December 16 school attack.The Secretary General OIC lauded the courage and moral of the children and prayed for their early recovery.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Cold weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a very cold weather for the provincial capital on Sunday.The highest maximum temperature is likely between 10 to 15 Centigrade and the lowest is expected between -04 to -02 Centigrade.The cold and dry has been forecast for rest of the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Pakistan pledges total annihilation of terrorists as it counters their 'savage' attacks UNITED NATIONS: A senior Pakistani diplomat has pledged the total annihilation of terrorism from his country as he denounced the "heinous and barbaric" attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, killing over 100 children."The terrorist attacked our children and hit our heart ... now we will go for their jugular", Ambassador Sahebzada Ahmed Khan told the UN Security Council on Friday."Let me convey this message today that we will defeat terrorism," he declared, while ...


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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