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Rain to have salutary impact on wheat FAISALABAD: A recent rain spell have salutary impacts on crops especially wheat in the arid and other areas.Talking to APP here on Thursday, agriculture scientist Dr Naveed Khan said the rain would be beneficial for standing crops of wheat, Barseem and fodder etc in arid and other low-lying areas.He said arid areas had direly needed rain and the farming community was fortunate that they had received rain spells in time.It would not only increase per acre yield in the arid areas but it would also enhance an overall wheat output in the country, he added. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM takes notice of baton charge on schoolchildren LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of baton charge on the students of a school in Lahore and sought a report from DIG Operations.He directed that an inquiry be held into the incident to fix responsibility while best treatment facilities should be provided to the two injured children.The chief minister said baton charge on schoolchildren could not be tolerated.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM's Coordinator orders probe into influential's demand for minor girls' marriage KARACHI: Coordinator to the Chief Minister Sindh for Human Rights, Ms. Nadia Gabol has taken notice of a news item about an influential person's demand for marriage of two minors girls' of the family of a man accused of "karo-kari with his wife whom he had killed on suspicion, with men of older age in Ghotki, said a statement issued here on Wednesday.She directed the district administration and police to provide security to the family ...

NA speaker demands strict measures against insult of religious beliefs ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has called upon the United Nations, European Union, Organisation of Islamic Conference and other world forums for strict implementations of laws against the continued practice of insulting religious beliefs on the pretext of freedom of expressions.Addressing the Plenary Session of 10th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Islamic Countries (PUIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, the Speaker urged the international community to stride to make world a better place ...

Pakistan, Turkey agree to further boost parliamentary relations ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil ?i?ek during a meeting on Thursday agreed to further enhance interaction between the parliamentarians of the two brotherly countries and to share legislation experience.The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 10th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states (PUIC) that concluded in Istanbul, said a message received here.Cemil ?i?ek (pronounced as ...

Pakistan's sacrifices in war against terrorism: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Thursday said sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism were unprecedented in the world history as more than 50,000 Pakistanis had been martyred in this war. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-N, here, he said officers and jawans of Pak Army, police and common citizens had written a new history with their blood, adding that those who had laid down their lives in the war ...

FO takes up issue of PIA office with Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said the issue of PIA and its office in New Delhi has been taken up with the External Affairs Ministry of India through Foreign Office.Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam at her weekly briefing said that PIA acquired some property in 2005, but recently, On November 24th, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) served a notice on PIA office in New Delhi, stating that the property purchased by PIA in 2005 violated ...


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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 $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln