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21 member core committee constituted for close co-ordination ISLAMABAD: President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mian Muhammad Adrees Wednesday said that a 21 member high level core committee has been constituted for establishing better and effective co-ordination among chambers of commerce and industry.Talking to APP ,federation chief said that this committee will work exclusively in Punjab for having direct one on one close interation with the chambers and help resolve their day to day problems being confronted by the local business community.He said that the best of the best dedicated and experienced trade leaders from different private sector enjoying the highest degree of integrity have been included in the committee for result oriented output.Federation Vice President Hameed Akhtar Chadda who is also chief co- ordinator of the core committee told APP that committee members will visit all chambers acorss the Punjab province on regular basis to have first hand information about their genuine problems.He said ...

57 gastro cases reported MULTAN: Some fifty-seven patients of gastroenteritis were hospitalized in the city on Wednesday.Exactly 35 patients reported at Children Complex, while 12 gastro cases were brought to Nishtar Medical Institute, said an official sources.Seven patients of gastro were admitted at Civil Hospital and three landed at Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women, he added.Meanwhile, 20 patients were discharged and no Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) case was reported today, the source informed. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...

Dasu project's bank account already exists LAHORE: Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) here Wednesday clarified that bank account of Dasu Hydropower Project has already been opened. The WAPDA spokesperson strongly refuted a media report stating Dasu project's bank account had not been opened so far that could delay implementation of the project. The spokesperson clarified that news item was contrary to the fact because the bank account for Dasu Hydropower Project had already been opened. Dasu Hydropower Project was ...

LSE downs by 19.44 points LAHORE: Lahore Stock Exchange here Wednesday witnessed bearish trend by loosing 19.44 points, as the LSE Index-25 opened with 6081.31 points and closed at 6061.87 points. The market's overall situation, however, corresponded to an upward trend as it remained at 3.751 million shares to close against previous turnover of 1.334 million shares, showing an upward move of 2.417 million shares. While, out of the total 81 active scrips 14 moved up, 15 shed values and ...

ISE-10 index stays bearish ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Stock Exchange here on Wednesday witnessed bearish trend as the ISE-10 index was down by 23.88 points and closed at 3946.94 points.A total of 47,800 shares were traded, which were up by 37,700 shares when it compared with previous day's trading of 10,100 shares.Out of 158 companies, share prices of 54 companies recorded increase while share prices of 104 companies registered decrease where as no company remained stable in trading.The share price of ...

Delegation of rice growers call on Minister ISLAMABAD: A delegation of rice growers from Mandi Bahuddin Wednesday called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan.The delegation presented discussed their problems with Federal MinisterThe delegation sought help of the government to export best quality rice to abroad, said a statement issued here.Bosan assured them that after listening all concerned quarters; the Ministry would devise a mechanism for export of rice before coming of next crop.The Minister said ...

Rivers, reservoirs report LAHORE: The position of river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages on Wednesday was as follows:Rivers: Indus at Tarbela-Inflows 28100 cusecs and Outflows 55000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 15300 cusecs and Outflows 15300 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla-Inflows 14800 cusecs and Outflows 55000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala-Inflows 14300 cusecs and Outflows 4400 cusecs. Barrages: Jinnah-Inflows 59600 cusecs and Outflows 52100 cusecs, Chashma -Inflows 60800 cusecs ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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Exports $2.156 bln
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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