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Wheat cultivation over 16.5mn acres in Punjab SIALKOT: Over 16.5 million acres of land would be brought under wheat cultivation during Rabi crop season in wheat growing parts of Punjab.Sources in Agriculture Department told APP on Friday that in order to attain the fixed target of wheat crop, Agriculture department would provide full assistance and guidance to wheat growers.Special attention will be accorded to bringing maximum land under wheat crop, and Agriculture department has initiated special training programme for wheat growers regarding use of fertilizers, natural cultivation techiques and irrigation.In Sialkot district, wheat would be cultivated over 5.10 lakh acres of land. The tehsil wise break-up of wheat cultivation: in Daska 1.16 lakh acres, 74000 acres in Sambrial, 1.67 lakh acres Pasrur and 1.52 lakh acres in Sialkot tehsils of the district.Agriculture department would train 35,000 wheat growers of 1442 villages of Sialkot district, wheras 45 agri-expers would go village to village for training purposes.Special step has ...

All nominees of chambers,trade associations to cast vote in FPCCI election ISLAMABAD: The nominees of chambers of commerce and industries including women chambers, chamber for small traders, national level associations, representing industry, trade and services will cast vote in the forthcoming annual election of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry to be held on Dec 29 next.FPCCI sources told APP here Thursday that the provincial voters list comprising two each nominees of 57 chambers,1 small traders chambers and 102 affiliated Pakistan associations have ...
SECP initiates 62 show-cause proceedings ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) initiated 62 show-cause proceedings due to non-compliance with several legal requirements.The SECP while enforcing compliance of corporate and allied laws initiated 62 show-cause proceedings due to non-compliance with legal requirements regarding auditors' reports, directors' powers, delayed/non-filling of cost audit reports, investment in associated companies, misstatement of facts, takeover regulations, disclosure of directors' interests, circulation of financial statements, employees' provident funds, and security deposits.During September and October, ...
Textile Ministry to organize Buyers Conference ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Textile Industry will organize "Buyers Conference" during next month aiming at strengthening the compliance of Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+)Buyers' forum will facilitate and promote a dialogue platform between buyers and manufacturers to discuss sustainable practices and improved compliance and reporting on environmental, labour, health and safety standards and their implementation in the textile sector of the country, said a press release here Wednesday.The conference will be organized in collaboration ...
Pakistan net foreign investment rise 47 percent in July-Oct KARACHI: Pakistan received $423.8 million in foreign direct investment in the first four months (July-October) of the 2014/15 fiscal year, compared with $288.1 million received during the same period a year earlier.Foreign direct investment rose 47 percent during July-October, according to the State Bank of Pakistan.In October 2014, foreign direct investment was $254.3 million. Net foreign direct investment in the fiscal year of 2013/14, which ended in June, was $1.631 billion.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Pakistani trade deficit falls to $8.813bn KARACHI: Pakistan's trade deficit fell 49.37 percent in the July-October of the fiscal year 2014/15 to $8.813 billion compared with a deficit of $5.900 billion for the same period last year, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.Exports to $7.972 billion in (July-October) from $8.559 billion, and imports to $16.785 billion from $14.459 billion.On a monthly basis, the trade deficit fell to $2.309 billion in October from $2.380 billion the previous month.Exports totaled $1.957 billion ...
Weekly inflation goes down ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on November 6 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 registered decrease of 0.04 percent as compared to the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 207.19 points against 207.28 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The weekly SPI has been computed with base ...


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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