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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 during July also surged by 5.22 percent when compared to the imports in June 2014.Similarly, the overall telecom imports also increased by 22.55 percent during the period under review over the same period of last year.The imports of telecom in to the country during the month of July 2014,were recorded at $125.398 million against the imports of $102.327 million in July 2013.On month on month basis, the telecom imports during July 2014 decreased by 36.83 ...

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 ...
FPCCI's second Achievement Awards on Sept 8 KARACHI: FPCCI's 2nd Achievement Awards ceremony will be held here on September 8.The FPCCI's Achievement Awards are the highest awards of private sector which are conferred to those leading organisations and individuals who have made outstanding achievements in socio-economic sector as well as in corporate social responsibilities (CSR) activities, said a press release here on Friday.These awards will be presented by a well known personality of the country at a prestigious function which is to ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln