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Weekly inflation falls 0.25pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on March 26 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 witnessed decrease of 0.24 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 199.61 points against 200.12 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential items for all income groups and combined.Meanwhile, the SPI for the combined income group was also decreased by 0.24 percent as it went down from 207.28 points in the previous week to 206.78 points in the week under review.Similarly, as compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the combined group in the week under review decreased by 2.82 percent.As compared to the last week, ...

Scrap dealer killed in explosion HANGU: A scrap dealer was killed when an un-defused rocket shell blasted in his shop in the limit of cantonment police station here on Friday. According to police, Hafeezullah son of Gul Muhammad, resident of Kohat has brought scrap materials with an un-defused rocket shell that was suddenly blasted while arranging the materials in his shop located at Kacha Paka area. As result, he sustained critical wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was ...

3-day anti-polio drive to be launched in Ghotki district SUKKUR: A three-day anti-polio campaign in Ghotki district will start from March 30. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-I), Ghotki, Muhammad Fazal Awesi on Friday has directed the authorities concerned to provide security to the anti-polio workers. He said that negligence on part of vaccination teams will not be tolerated at any cost and strict action will be taken against the officials concerned. He said the plan formulated in this regard by health department should be implemented ...

PTI to change party office bearers over poor performance LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab will change the tehsil and district level party office bearers over poor performance, as per directions of the chairman Imran Khan. This was disclosed by PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhary while presiding over the meeting of district presidents at a local hotel on Friday. Addressing the meeting Ijaz Chaudhary said that PTI was the only democratic party in the country. He urged the office bearers to make efforts for the ...

Shopkeepers fined for overcharging LAHORE: Special teams of the district administration continued a drive against hoarding and overcharging in the city and challaned 78 shopkeepers besides imposing a fine worth Rs 143,200 on violators of the price Act.Special price control magistrates also got arrested 36 shopkeepers out of which 14 were sent to prison for three days after summary trial on the spot.As many as 22 cases were lodged in various police stations. Special teams Friday conducted raids on ...

FPCCI hails prudent economic policies of PM ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (FPCCI), an apex body of chambers in the country Friday hailing once again reposed full confidence in prudent economic policies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to put country on track leading to progress, prosperity and development.FPCCI Chief, Muhammad Adrees told APP that "we all office bearers of the federation, the presidents of its affiliated chambers and their attached trade associations are grateful to Prime Minister for ...

Anti-polio campaign in full swing RAWALPINDI: Five-day anti-polio campaign, which began in all tehsils and towns of Pindi district entered into its fourth day on Friday. Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr Khalid Randhawa informed that the immunisation campaign was in full swing.Under the ongoing vigorous drive, EDO told APP that 1696 polio teams, 95 health centers, allied hospitals and tehsil head quarter hospitals were fully participating in the drive. During the campaign, he said over 700,000 children have so ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln