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Lahore Stock Exchange gains 6.81 points  LAHORE: The Lahore Stock Exchange on Wednesday witnessed bullish trend by gaining 6.81 points as the LSE-25 Index opened with 4108.31 and closed at 4115.12 points.   The market's overall situation also corresponded to an upward trend as it remained at 6.546 million shares to close against previous turnover of 5.025 million shares, showing a upward move of 1.521 million shares. While, out of the total 105 active scrips, 37 moved up, 21 shed values and 47 remained equal.   Unilever Pakistan Limited, Engro Foods Limited and Cherat Cement Company Limited were Major Gainer of the day by recording increase in their per share value by Rs. 5.00, Rs. 3.99 and Rs. 2.36 respectively. Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Kohinoor Textile Mills and Habib Bank Limited lost their per share value by Re 1.00, Re 0.82 and Re 0.50 respectively.   The Volume Leader of the day included Fauji Cement Company Limited with 2.289 million shares, Karachi Electric ...

Acting Governor Sindh takes notice of fire incident  KARACHI: Acting Sindh Governor Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has taken notice of Wednesday's fire incident in the State Life Building here where the offices of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) are also located.   A statement said that he has also sought an immediate report from the Managing Director of the KESC in this regard.   The Acting Governor further directed that there should be a complete inquiry regarding the fire incident.   A young man was killed when he jumped ...

Fruit, vegetable export increase by 4.21, 10.97pc  ISLAMABAD: Fruit and vegetable export from the country during the first four months of current financial year recorded increase of 4.21 percent and 10.97 percent respectively.   During the period from July-October 2012 about 120,794 metric tons fresh fruits of different varieties worth US$ 81.48 million exported as compared to the 135,323 metric tons valuing US$ 78.18 million during the same period of last year.   According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), during first four months ...

LCCI concerned at surge in crime rate  RECORDER REPORT LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Tuesday expressed grave concern over deteriorating law and order situation and called for stringent measures to control the situation that is getting out of hand with every passing day.   The LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar, senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh and Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad in their joint statement said that an alarming increase in daylight robberies and dacoities is not only hitting businesses hard ...

Petrol pump owners overcharge customers KHAIRPUR: Local petrol pumps owners are selling petrol at higher rates conning buyers at many petrol pumps of talukas Khairpur, Kingri, Gambat, Sobhodero, Faiz Gunj, Thari Mirwah, Kotdiji and Nara instead of official rates of Rs106 per liter, the petrol is being sold at the rate Rs110 per liter.   Due to this broad daylight conning heated arguments between customers and petrol pump staff have become routine matter.   Meanwhile, smuggled Iranian petrol is being openly sold in different parts ...

JUI-F backs November 30 strike in Sindh KARACHI: Jamait Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Wednesday fully supported the call of province-wide in Sindh on the appeal of Pir Pagara against the dual local government system.   JUI-F Sindh chapter general secretary Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro said their party fully supported the strike of November 30, because the new local government system has created an urban and rural divide in Sindh. He said the people of rural Sindh who had already been facing discrimination are now further ...

Abducted Dr. Saeed walks free QUETTA: The prominent Eye Specialist of Balochistan Dr Saeed was set free after being in the captivity of kidnappers for 42 days, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Investigation Hamdi Shakeel confirmed to APP.   Dr. Saeed had been kidnapped on Oct 16 from the Sariab Road area of the city when he was way home after performing duty at a local hospital.   DIG while confirming the release of the kidnapped doctor said that probe has been initiated and facts ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln