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PM's Kissan relief package would facilitate farmers ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Board of Investment Miftah Ismail has said on Wednesday that the Prime Minister's relief package for thee farmers called 'Kissan Package' appreciable and it would facilitate the farmers.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said Pakistan is basically an agricultural country and such relief would definitely improve the economy of the country as well.He said the farmers would be motivated with the funds provided by the government as the government has initiated many development projects to overcome energy crisis in the country Work on solar tube wells is also underway that would also provide relief to the farmers. Pakistan is among the countries that produce most sugarcane and cotton and farmers could earn maximum profits through export.Senator Gyan Chand said the relief package announced by the government for the farmers is appreciable as it includes the positive measures of the government for the welfare of the people of Pakistan.Economist Mirza ...

Khurram Dastgir for promoting value addition in exports LAHORE: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday stressed the need for promoting value addition in the production of export-oriented sectors which would definitely jack-up the overall export volume of the country. Addressing the opening ceremony of a four-day 33rd Pakistan International Handmade Carpet Exhibition organized by Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA) in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) at a hotel, the Federal Minister assured the export-oriented industry of ...
FPCCI ready to facilitate Information and Telecom Industry ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) is ready to facilitate Information and Telecom Industry.This was stated by Ikram Rajput, Vice President FPCCI and Incharge Sindh region while presiding the meeting of Standing Committee with the various representatives of Information and Telecom sector at Federation House in Karachi, a statement said issued here on Monday.The meeting was attended by Shahid Javed Qureshi Chairman Standing Committee on Information, Sajjad Shabir Mangrio Regional Director ...
FPCCI appreciates role of Finland in eliminating poverty KARACHI: Finland played an important role in eliminating poverty through various welfare programmes in Pakistan.Finland also took active part in the relief activities during the natural disasters in Pakistan, said Senior Vice President of FPCCI Abdul Rahim Janoo while speaking at a seminar on " Doing Business with Finland" here at the Federation House, said FPCCI statement on Tuesday. Among others Parton-in-Chief, S.M Muneer, Vice Presidents FPCCI Waseem Vohra and Shahnawaz Ishtiaq, Honorary Consul General ...
FPCCI to play role in implementation of CPEC, Vision-2025 ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Friday vowed to play an active role in the implementation of China Pakistan Economic Corridor and Vision- 2025 for the economic prosperity of the country.This was stated by Mian Adrees, President FPCCI in a meeting with Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Reform during his visit at the Federation House, Karachi.The meeting was attended by Waseem Vohra, Shahnawaz Ishtiaq and Ikram ...
Kissan package will bring agricultural revolution in country ISLAMABAD: Executive Vice President, ZTBL said Farhat Karim Hashmi hailed that Kissan package will bring agricultural revolution in the country.Kissan package excellent package for the farming community.While talking to Radio Pakistan he said, the interest free loans given for solar tube wells for generating electricity is a positive move by incumbent government.He further said that the government has also announced insurance scheme for farmers, which is also a good omen. Such steps taken by the ...
Olive crop cultivation in Punjab SIALKOT: Punjab government has chalked out a plan for the cultivation of olive crop through modern means for attaining high yields in the province.Official sources while talking to APP here on Thursday said that Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Attock, Chakwal and Khushab districts were the potential areas for suitable olive cultivation.Olive orchard cultivation throughout these potential areas of Punjab could produce substantial quantity of oil which would bring down olive oil import bill.According ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln