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ISE-10 index stays Bullish ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Stock Exchange(ISE) on Thursday witnessed bullish trend as the ISE-10 index was up by 10.48 points to close at 4379.13 points.A total of 33,000 shares were traded, which showed a positive growth of 900 shares, when compared with previous day's trading of 32,100 shares.Out of 125 companies, share prices of 55 companies recorded increase while those of 69 companies decreased and 1 company remained stable in today's trading.The share price of Pakistan Tobacco increased by Rs 46.31 while that of Sanofi Aventis decreased by Rs 36.5 per share.The Bank of Punjab, Askari Bank Limited and Silk Bank remained the top trading companies with 25,000, 5,000 and 1,500 shares respectively.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Pak forex figure $ 13.58106bn KARACHI: The total liquid foreign reserves of the country stand at dollars 13.58106 billion, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).SBP's weekly statement issued here on Thursday said, the foreign reserves held by State Bank on Aug 22, amounted to dollars 8.55404 billion and the net foreign reserves held by other banks were dollars 5.02702 billion.Over last week, SBP's liquid foreign exchange reserves decreased by $ 349 million to $ 8.554 billion compared to $ 8.903 ...

Gov't extends date for returns filing till Sept 30 ISLAMABAD: The government has extended the date of filling the returns by one month till September 30 to facilitate salaried taxpayers.According to press statement issued by Ministry of Finance here, Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar extended the date of filling the returns, that were due by August 31, by one month i.e till September 30.The extension has been given in view of various representations and pleas submitted by the salaried class, finding ...

Asif says no unconstitutional demands to be fulfilled ISLAMABAD: Reiterating the pledge to continue struggle for supremacy of the Constitution, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday ruled out the possibility of accepting any unlawful and unconstitutional demands of the parties protesting in front of the Parliament House.Updating the National Assembly on the proceedings regarding dialogue with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), the minister said, the government has already accepted the demand of registering an FIR in the Model Town ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Thursday issued power suspension programme for various areas due to routine maintenance and development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders/Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:August 30 From 06:00am to 10:00am, A-Block, E-Block, New Mulper,Ghosia Colony, Said Pur, T&T, Sadiq Abad and Faiza Abad feedersAugust 30 From 07-00am to 10-00am, CM Pak Zong, Bahria Enclave & Chatta Bakhtawar feeders, Zong Office, Bahria ...

FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to the programme issued by the company, power supply from Halal Road and Maqbool Road feeders emanating from 132-KV Factory Area grid station will remain suspended from 7am to 11am on Friday (August 29).Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Number of Afghan refugees grows steadily PESHAWAR: Despite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan was growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.The UN Refugee Agency has said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past five years and issue birth certificates to over 330,000 Afghan children below the age of 18.UNHCR spokesperson Dunya Islam ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln