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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 754 shops in various areas of the provincial capital and inspected prices of commodities at local markets.DCO Capt (R) Muhammad Usman issued directions to the price control officials to continue crackdown against the hoarders and profiteers.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

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 ...

57 criminals nabbed MULTAN: Police claimed to have arrested 57 criminals including 41 proclaimed offenders (POs) during ongoing drive against criminals across the district.According to police their teams conducted separate raids and arrested 41 proclaimed offenders wanted in dacoity, robbery, theft and other crime cases.Police also arrested four drug peddlers, five illegal weapon holders, and recovered 21 litre liquor, one kg hashish, one repeater and 12 bullets from their possession. Seven gamblers were apprehended with stake money amounting ...

Bhutto supporters chalk out programme to mark his 38th death anniversary KARACHI: Political activists belonging to Karachi have chalked-out elaborate programmes to mark the 38th death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on April 4.Varied programmes, mainly comprising Quran khawani (recitation of holy Quran) alongwith series of seminars are being organized by the supporters and followers of the founding president of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).Activists and the ardent supporters of ZAB on Friday said they were committed to the vision of their leader and are keen to ...

Law underway to localize You Tube; NA informed ISLAMABAD: National Assembly was informed on Friday that legislation is underway to localize You Tube in Pakistan to check blasphemous material and avoid future resentment against the website.Minister of State for Information Technology Anousha Rehman told the House during Question Hour that a draft bill is with National Assembly's Standing Committee on IT and once this bill is passed by the Parliament the government shall pursue Google to give Pakistan rights to locally manage it.She ...

2500 TDPs families back to home ISLAMABAD: In South Waziristan Agency, 2500 families of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) have been arrived at their native town so far.According to Radio Pakistan quoting Political Administration, the process of return and rehabilitation of these families are in full swing at Quor Fort Tank and this will be completed till 31st of this month.Meanwhile FATA Disaster Management Authority official in Quor Fort Tank Syed Umar told that all left over families of two Tehsils Sararogha ...


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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 20, 2015
Reserves $16.132 bln