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35pc wheat target achieved JHANG: The district administration is vigilantly monitoring the wheat buying process with the aim to achieve the target of buying 197,000 metric tons of the golden grain this year.This was stated by District food controller, Amanullah Somro while talking to reporters here Monday.He said over 60 percent bardana (gunny bags) had been distributed among the growers, and over 35 percent of the target of wheat procurement has been achieved so far.To a question, he said crackdown on unlawful purchasers of wheat was ongoing in the district.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Falling food prices benefit lower income countries: FAO ISLAMABAD: Despite a minimal reduction in global production, the world food import bill is about to reach a five-year low in 2015, pushing international prices for agricultural commodities down even further, the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its forecast.According to FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, given large supplies, low freight rates, a strong US dollar and changes in the volume of food import, international food prices continued declining during April, and ...
Weekly inflation up by 1.34pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on May 7 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 witnessed an increase of 1.34 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 203.24 points against 200.55 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base ...
Garments exports witness 8.51pc increase during first three quarters ISLAMABAD: The country's garments exports posted 8.51 percent growth during first three quarters of current financial year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.About 22,843 thousand dozen of ready made garments worth US$ 1.54 billion were exported during from July 2014-March 2015 against 21,434 thousand dozens valuing US$ 1.42 billion of same period of last financial year.According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, knitwear exports witnessed 7.54 percent increase and reached ...
239,079mt tea worth $684mn imported from 2010-2012: Senate told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastigeer Khan said a total of 239,079 metric ton tea worth $ 684.83 million tea had been imported from various countries during 2010-11 and 2011-2012.Answering the question of Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, he said 118,657 metric ton tea worth $ 334.06 million was imported in 2010-11. And 120,422 metric ton tea worth $ 350.77 million had been imported in 2011-12.He said among the imported tea, 95 percent was black tea, ...
Weekly inflation declines by 0.04pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on April 30 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 witnessed a decrease of 0.04 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 200.55 points against 200.63 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base ...
Cell phone import rises 13.06 percent in 9 months ISLAMABAD: The mobile phone imports into the country increased by 13.06 percent to US $539.583 million during first nine months of the year 2014-15 over the same period of last year's imports of $477.255 million.On month on month and year on year basis, the cell phone import in March also increased by 1.05 percent and 64.94 percent when compared to the import in February 2015 and March 2014 respectively, according to the data of Pakistan ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln