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NA refers private Bill seeking replacement of official language from English to Urdu ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Tuesday referred a private member Bill seeking to amend the Constitution to replace the official language of the country from English with Urdu.The bill was moved by legislators of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, Ms Asiya Nasir, Molvi Agha Muhammad, Molana Ameer Zaman and Ms Naeema Kishwer Khan.According to statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill, arrangements shall be made for replacement of English language with Uredu as per requirements of Article 251 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which says Urdu should be used as official language and for other purposes within fifteen years from the commencing day. But no effort has so far been made to replace English with Urdu and our leaders also use English language in the proceedings of National and Provincial Assemblies and National and International conferences, meetings and seminars representing Pakistan.Such attitude towards National language demonstrates a shabby image of ...

ISE-10 index stays bearish ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) on Tuesday witnessed bearish trend as the ISE-10 index was down by 32.86 points to close at 4099.94 points.A total of 100,700 shares were traded, which showed a growth of 98,700 shares, when compared with previous day's trading of 2000 shares.Out of 152 companies, share prices of 66 companies recorded increase while those of 86 companies decreased and no company remained stable in today's trading.The share price of International ...

Exports of sports products witness positive growth in 1st quarter ISLAMABAD: The exports of sports products from the country witnessed positive growth during the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year.The sports goods worth $82.015 million were exported during July-September (2014-15) compared to the exports of $81.527 million in July-September (2013-14), showing a positive growth of 0.60 percent, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The sports goods that contributed in positive growth included ...

CNG stations fined for overcharging FAISALABAD: The District Administration has fined three CNG station owners with Rs 75000 for overcharging.According to city district government, Assistant Commissioner (AC) city Shah Rukh Niazi conducted raids in different areas of the city and found out that three CNG station owners including Tamoor CNG Satyana Road, Laraib CNG Narwala Road and Akbar CNG Batala Colony were over charging.The AC city imposed a fine of Rs 25000 each on these CNG station owners. Copyright APP ...

KP new mines policy designed to protect interest of powerful: FMOA President PESHAWAR: The Frontier Mine Owners Association (FMOA) President Sher Bandi Khan Marwat here Tuesday slammed the Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf Government for not consulting the stakeholders before finalizing the new mines and mineral policy, saying it would protect the interests of the investors with high financial resources in this sector besides depriving hundreds of thousands of labourers and poor miners of their earning."The conditions incorporated in the new policy are very hard and inflexible and only powerful ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 22 October From 08:00am to 12:00noon, Dharabi, Jhatla, Lawa, Wanhar, Hassal, Duffer, Sagharpur feedersFrom 09:00am to 12:00noon, Islampura, Valley, Attock Rural, Hameed, C.Mar, Murat, ChabbFrom 09:00am to 01:00pm, Maj. Masood, ...

Agreement with K-Electric challenged: Senate told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhary Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday informed the Senate that government had already challenged agreement with Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) now formally known K- Electric in court of law.Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said that the agreement with K-Electric was illegal. However, the case was in Sindh High Court and the government was actively pursing the case, he said.The minister said that ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln