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Gems, jewllery exhibition on Dec 5 PESHAWAR: A three-day gems and jewellery exhibition would begin on 5th December at Peshawar Museum from 9am to 4pm.The exhibition organized by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Royal Gems Gallery, APECA, Women Chamber of Commerce, Directorate of Archaeology & Museums and Directorate of Archives.Advisor to Chief Minister Amjad Afridi would be the Chief guest at the opening ceremony.Commenting on the exhibition he said "For the past four- year the city of Peshawar has been neglected and that's why no gems and jewellery exhibition has been held. This is a great initiative and it promotes the Tourism Product and the soft image of the province.The uniqueness about this activity is that many new and young female entrepreneurs would participate and showcase their collection. The exhibition does not only include the products of KPK but from all over Pakistan and that's why entrepreneurs would participate from Skardu, Karachi, Gilgit, Multan etc. The ...

Merit will be strictly observed in recruitments: Kamran Michael ISLAMABAD: Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael on Tuesday informed National Assembly that future appointments in Karachi Port Trust will be made strictly on merit and keeping in view the provincial quota.Answering a Calling Attention Notice, the minister said, as per the government policy priority will be given to kids of those employees who expired during service or were completely disabled.MNAs Sahibzada Tariqullah, Sher Akbar Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Ayub and Aisha Syed had drawn ...
Pakistan inflation rate falls to 3.96pc y/y in November ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's annual inflation rate fell to 3.96 percent in November from 5.82 percent in October, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics said on Monday."The drop is due to falling fuel prices which has caused the prices of commodities and transport fares to go down," said Shaukat Zaman, the deputy director of the bureau.On a month-on-month basis, prices rose 0.51 percent in November. The average annual inflation rate for July through November was 6.45 percent. Copyright ...
Reduction in fuel prices welcomed ISLAMABAD: The business community, transporters and general public of the twin-cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday hailed the government's decision for reducing the prices of various petroleum products.People from different walks of life said that the government was moving towards economic stability and the opposition must also realize its responsibility towards the masses.Abdul Mateen, a businessmen appreciated the government steps taken to provide relief to masses in the petroleum products.He said that reduction in ...
Chamber hails cut in petroleum prices SARGODHA: Sargodha Chamber of Commerce and Industries has welcomed the extraordinary reduction in petroleum prices by the government.In a statement issued here Monday, President Chamber of Commerce and Industries Mirza Abdul Rehman, Vice President Naveed Iqbal, Shafiq ur Rehman and Shahbaz khan hailed the government for reducing the prices of petroleum products and said that it would positively impact the national economy.They said the trade community appreciated this revolutionary step taken by the Prime Minister ...
Weekly inflation declines 0.59pc ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on November 27 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 registered decrease of 0.59 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 205.84 points against 207.06 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, covering ...
ICCI lauds energy agreement among SAARC member countries ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Friday welcomed the signing of an agreement among Saarc member countries to allow the cross-border energy trade and termed it a positive development."That would prove beneficial for the power-starved countries of the region including Pakistan."Acting President ICCI M. Shakeel Munir said that South Asia was energy deficient region and enhancing energy cooperation among Saarc countries was a healthy move as it would allow power supply from ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln