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TDAP measures helped to increase surgical exports SIALKOT: Chairman Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP), Tahir Ashfaq Friday said that export of surgical instruments has increased considerably due to effective measures adopted by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), alongside individual efforts of local business community."A delegation of surgical manufacturers and exporters will visit South Africa in May this year for exploring the market and assessing the demand of surgical instruments", he disclosed.In an interview with APP, he said TDAP was making adequate efforts to enhance export of surgical instruments and was organising trade exhibitions in various countries."Export of surgical instruments is US $ 365 million and local industry is producing 120 million surgical instruments, while 1.5 million workers were engaged with this industry", he said.The SIMAP chairman said that Pakistani surgical instruments' demand is increasing, especially in Ethiopia and other African countries. He said establishment of Common Facility Centre (CFC) was direly needed to facilitate ...

Govt urged to take notice of substandard LPG's import LAHORE: LPG Association of Pakistan (LPGAP) has urged the government to take cognizance of the import of low quality, spurious and adulterated LPG to avoid any untoward incident. Association's Chairman Farooq Iftikhar in a statement said that some unscrupulous importers were selling low quality and cheaper LPG and playing with the lives of the people beside wasting foreign exchange and loss of tax revenue for the government. Why is this happening? Today a lot of ...
Govt's positive economic measures lead to eligibility for IBRD funding ISLAMABAD: Owing to the prudent polices and corrective measures introduced by the government to ensure financial discipline in the country, Pakistan has become eligible for availing the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) funding.After a lapse of three years, the country was able to receive the facility mainly owing to significant increase in growth rate, revenues, low inflation, cut in budget deficit and surging foreign exchange reserves.As Pakistan is now maintaining foreign exchange reserves ...
All set for Kinno Export board constitution SARGODHA: Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha said in order to address the problems of Kinno cultivators the government has completed planning for setting up Kinno Export Board in the district. Mohsin Ranjha was chairing a meeting here on Thursday attended by provincial chief SMEDA Raja Hassnain Javed, EDO agriculture Ramzan Niazi, President Kinno grower association Hamid Saleem Warriach. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
21 member core committee constituted for close co-ordination ISLAMABAD: President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mian Muhammad Adrees Wednesday said that a 21 member high level core committee has been constituted for establishing better and effective co-ordination among chambers of commerce and industry.Talking to APP ,federation chief said that this committee will work exclusively in Punjab for having direct one on one close interation with the chambers and help resolve their day to day problems being confronted by the local ...
FPCCI discusses survival of country's economy KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) here on Monday held a brain-storming session, with video link to FPCCI offices in Islamabad and Lahore, to discus its plan for the survival and revival of Pakistan's economy.Prominent among the participants were President FPCCI, Mian Muhammad Adrees, senior scientist and former federal minister, Dr.Atta-ur-Rehman, senior educationist Dr. Abdul Wahab, former president FPCCI Iftikhar Ali Malik and FPCCI's Director General, Research and Development Wing, Dr. ...
FPCCI constitutes 11 members Advisory Board ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry,(FPCCI) an apex body in the country, has constituted advisory board at provincial level for better and effective close co-ordination among regional chambers of commerce and industries.President FPCCI Muhammad Adrees told APP on Monday that first board has been constituted in Punjab comprising Khawaja Zarar Kaleem, VP and Regional Chairman, FPCCI, Hameed Akhtar Chadda, VP, FPCCI,Zahid Anwar, VP, FPCCI,Dr. Nauman Idress, ialkot Chamber, Ikhlaq Ahmad Butt, ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln