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Pakistan produces prime quality honey in the world: Rashid ISLAMABAD: National Agriculture Research Center's (NARC) Honey Bee Research Institute, Senior Scientific officer Dr. Rashid Hussain has said that Pakistan was producing prime quality of honey in the worldTalking to APP Dr. Rashid Hussain said that despite the fact Pakistan has great potential to get itself listed in the major honey producers in the world, the country still falls at number 20th in terms of production.Dr. Rashid Hussain said Pakistan producing 298,000 metric tons annually, while China is the largest exporter of honey in the world, he added.He said that the quality which makes Pakistani honey so special was that this type of honey was made of the nectar by the honeybees extracted from the flowers of berry tree (Ziziphus) and fortunately berry trees are grown in abundance in the Potohar region.In Chakwal, Mianwali, Kark and Bannu districts, these trees can be seen on the boundary line of every chunk ...

Weekly inflation witnesses nominal increasepp ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on September 18 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 registered nominal increase of 0.20 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 209.70 points against 209.28 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, ...
MDBs deliver $24bn in climate change financing in 2013 ISLAMABAD: Six leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) provided almost $24 billion worldwide in financing in 2013 for projects in developing and emerging economies that address the challenges of climate change, according to the third annual joint MDB report on climate finance.The report that was released on Friday demonstrates the shared engagement expressed by the six MDBs last week to reinforce transparency of their financing in climate change mitigation and adaptation.The report has been prepared by ...
FPCCI President for extension in date for tax returns filing KARACHI: President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Zakaria Usman has called for extension in the date for filing of income tax returns to Dec.31, 2014 from the present deadline of Sept.30, 2014.He also urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to avoid making changes in taxation rules, said FPCCI release here on Thursday.President FPCCI, Zakaria Usman has expressed his serious reservations over the imposition of new rules in FBR for filing ...
Services trade deficit up by 22.96pc in July ISLAMABAD: Services trade deficit during first month (July) of current fiscal year 2014-15 expanded by 22.96 percent as services exports decreased by 3.85 percent while imports witnessed an increase of 6.78 percent as compared to the same period of last year.On month of month basis, the services trade deficit decreased by 18.25 percent in July 2014 when compared to the deficit of June 2014, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).According ...
Sindh to freeze wheat issue price at Rs 3450/100 kg KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the previous issue price of wheat at Rs 3450 per 100 kg for current financial year to maintain the flour price.He said that the provincial government had earmarked Rs 3 billion for the wheat subsidy but the decision to maintain the issue price at of the last year would require an additional amount of Rs 1.7 billion and raise total subsidy amount to Rs 4.7 ...
Prices of vegetable witness upward trend ISLAMABAD: The prices of vegetable have been witnessing upward trend in the federal capital as a result of flash floods in various parts of Punjab province.According to price list issued by Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA), Capital Development Authority (CDA) for Tuesday H-9 bazaar, the prices of vegetables have shown increase.The H-9 bazaar officials said that the increase is due to flood situation in various parts of Punjab, adding that in various areas, standing crops ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln