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Cowardly acts cannot deter morale of Pakistani nation: Iftikhar Vohra KARACHI: President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra has said that the cruel incident in Peshawar has terribly wounded the entire nation but it cannot deter their morale and resolve against terrorism.Condemning the terrorists strike on a school in Peshawar at a candlelight memorial organized by KCCI last evening he said the incident that resulted in the martyrdom of 146 people including more than 132 children has turned the Pakistani nation all the more united against cowardly acts of terrorists.Offering his heartfelt condolences to the families of the innocent children, KCCI president said the entire business community of Karachi fully supports the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb."It, along with similar measures across the country, must continue till the elimination of last terrorist from Pakistani soils," he said.Iftikhar Vohra appreciated political parties for setting aside their differences and express unity and solidarity against the menace of terrorism ...

Rivers, reservoirs report LAHORE: The position of rivers inflow and outflow at Tarbela,Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under:Rivers: Indus at Tarbela-Inflows 19300 cusecs and Outflows 45000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 8700 cusecs and Outflows 8700 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla-Inflows 12000 cusecs and Outflows 45000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala- Inflows 6800 cusecs and Outflows 3000 cusecs.Barrages: Jinnah-Inflows 46900 cusecs and Outflows 39400 cusecs, Chashma -Inflows 41400 cusecs and Outflows ...

Christian community giving last touches to Christmas preparations HYDERABAD: The Christian community of the city has finalised all arrangements to celebrate Christmas with festivity like other parts of the country.Christmas is the most enjoyable occasion for the Christian community. Everyone tries to buy new clothes within their budget. Shopkeepers are also doing brisk business with sale of new dresses, foreign clothes, footwear and cosmetics before Christmas and New Year.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

SBP accepts bids of Rs 24.5bn for outright purchase of Sukkuk  KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday accepted bids of Rs 24.5 billion during its open market operation for the outright purchase of Government of Pakistan Ijara Sukkuk on Bai Muajjal basis.The amount offered for 6-months and 12-months Sukuk were of Rs 33.5 billion, said SBP statement.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Pakistan to observe 100th anniversary of poet Maulana Hali ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday reviewed arrangements to observe the 100th death anniversary of the legendary poet Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali all across the country.Chairing a meeting to finalize events on the 100th Death Anniversary of the legendary poet Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali, he asked various organizations to arrange programmes, seminars and other activities to mark the day.He asked the Pakistan Post to finalize the design of postal ...

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Four ships C.V Maersk Kingston, C.V Hanjin Sandiego, M.T Jipro Neftts and M.T Lahore carrying containers, palm oil and furnace oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Tuesday.Meanwhile another ship carrying containers also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was observed at the port at 36% on Tuesday, where five ships namely ships C.V ...

APC acknowledges govt efforts to eliminate terrorism: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon said on Wednesday the All Parties Conference (APC) acknowledged the serious efforts being made by government to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.Talking to a private news channel, she said presence of the country's top political leadership, including Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, at the APC in Peshawar showed the determination of the government to eliminate terrorists.Marvi said that ...


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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 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln