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TDAP to hold 4-day lifestyle expo in India from Sept 11 ISLAMABAD: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) will hold 4-day "Alishan Pakistan", the second edition of the lifestyle Pakistan exhibition in New Delhi from Thursday.TDAP Chief Executive S. M. Munir prior to his departure to India told APP Wednesday that over 800 participants from Pakistan will attend the event.The exhibition will showcase top quality of Pak textiles, including high-end designer wear, various furniture houses will also exhibit and sell as well as market their products. The first 4-day lifestyle expo was held from April 12.2012 in the same city.He said that expo is an initiative of TDAP to further build on the efforts of the government of Pakistan and India to normalize flow of trade between the two neighbouring countries. "With a trade potential of billions of dollars between the two countries, the event will not only offer a unique opportunity to the trade community of India to interact ...

Mobile phone imports up 8.24pc in July ISLAMABAD: The mobile phone imports into the country increased by 8.24 percent during the first month of the year 2014-15 over the same period of last year.The imports of mobile phone into the country during the month of July (2014-15) were recorded at $48.362 million against the imports of $44.679 million during July (2013-14), according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).On month on month basis, the mobile phone imports into the country ...
About 15.1mn cotton bales production expected ISLAMABAD: About 15.1 million cotton bales production is expected during the current crop season as cotton sowing witnessed 4.5 percent increase in Punjab and 5.8 percent in Sindh Province.The Punjab Province had achieved over 94 percent of crop sowing target set for the current crop season, said Cotton Commissioner in the Ministry of Textile Industry, Dr. Khalid Abdullah.Talking to APP here on Monday, he said that the crop was cultivated over 5.68 million acres as ...
CII to assist Pak in SME sector LAHORE: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the largest private sector network, will enhance bilateral trade ties especially the promotion and strengthening of SME sector on modern lines between Pakistan and India to meet international export standards.The leader of Indian delegation Rajesh Menon, (Head of South and Central Asia) Confederation of Indian Industry prior to his return to India after 3-day visit to Pakistan told APP here Saturday that he had result oriented and meaningful ...
SECP to introduce concept of limited liability partnership ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is in the process of introducing the concept of limited liability partnership (LLP) in Pakistan."It is being done in collaboration with other stakeholders.In the initial stage, the SECP has approved a concept paper on LLP in Pakistan, which has been placed on its website to help raise awareness and solicit public and stakeholders comments", says a statement issued by the Commission here.Introducing the LLP as a ...
New cotton varieties urged MULTAN: Vice President Pakistan Central Cotton Committee Dr Khalid Abdullah has urged cotton scientists to develop new varieties in line with the demands of domestic and international markets.He was talking to cotton scientists during his visit to different cotton fields at Central Cotton Research Institute here on Monday.He urged the scientist to address various challenges faced by cotton and also focus on quality production.He inspected different cotton fields where insect resistant cotton varieties BTCIM-179, BTCIM-177, ...
Rashid Khan played dominant role in cellular industry: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman Khan Saturday said that outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer of Mobilink Rashid Khan played a dominant role in the transformation of cellular industry in the country.In compliments on the eve of his retirement after rendering 20 illustrious years in cellular industry, the minister said that in challenging environment, the contribution of Rashid Khan to the telecom sector will be remembered for times to come ...


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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