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Halal meat export reaches US $ 230.2mn mark ISLAMABAD: The export of halal meat has increased to US$ 230.2 million during fiscal year 2013-14 from US $ 211.1 million in same period last year, showing an increase of 9 percent.The export of other food touched US$ 4393.7 million mark as the export value of some food items like rice, fish, fruits and oil seed has increased whereas export value of vegetables, tobacco, wheat, sugar, spices witnessed decrease.As per break-up issued by Commerce Division in 2012-13 halal meat fetched US $ 211.1 million in 2012-13 and US $ 230.2 million in 2013-14.Similarly, other food contributed US $ 4550.9 million in 2012-13 and US $ 4393.7 million in 2013-14.Moreover, the government has taken steps to increase the export of meat and food items which included ban on commercial export of live animals from the country w.e.f. October 1, 2014 to enhance export of meat.Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company (PHDEC), ...

Food Security Minister to award scientists, mango growers, exporters KARACHI: An event will be arranged at the Department of Plant Protection here on Tuesday to recognize the contributions made by mango growers and fruit exporters of the country.Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFSR), Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan will be chief guest at the Mango Star Award Ceremony.Organisers of the event said the agriculture scientists would be awarded for their role to address the issue of mango fly and contributing to the ...
1.1mn tons Kinnow yield expected SARGODHA: Almost 1.1 million tons kinnow produce is expected from the district this year.Talking to this scribe, Director Citrus Research Institute Altaf-ur-Rehamn said here on saturday that kinnow of Sargodha district was the best among citrus production which was being exported to almost thirty six countries.He said that although the yield was affected badly due to scab disease to kinnow plants due to floods and rains but modern methods are being used by the Citrus ...
Wheat growers urged to sow recommended varieties MULTAN: Wheat production could be yield by sowing recommended wheat varieties by the agriculture department at proper time, said agriculture information spokesperson.According to a handout issued by the agriculture department here on Saturday, the agriculture information spokesperson advised wheat growers of irrigated areas to start sowing of wheat varieties Lasani-2008, Faisalabad- 2008, RE-2011, Punjab-2011 and Millat-2011 from Ist Nov and could be sowed by Dec-10.Similarly, proper time of sowing of wheat variety Aas2011 would start ...
KCCI for extension of date for filing returns KARACHI: President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Iftikhar Ahmed Vohra has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the last date for filing of income tax returns and wealth statements as the taxpayers are facing immense hardships.President KCCI, in his statement on Thursday, emphasized FBR to restore the previous online system for filing of income tax returns to give relief to taxpayers who are trying to submit their returns online ...
LSM output up 3.19pc in 2 months, 5.27pc in August ISLAMABAD: The country's large scale manufacturing (LSM) sector has witnessed growth of 3.19 percent during the first two months of current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.The provisional Quantum Index Numbers (QIM) of large scale manufacturing industries was recorded at 113.46 points during July-August (2014-15) against 109.96 points during July-August (2013-14), according the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The highest growth of 2.50 percent was witnessed in the indices ...
Petroleum group imports down by 5.71pc in first quarter ISLAMABAD: Petroleum group imports in the country during first quarter of current financial year fell by 5.71 percent as compared to the same period of last financial year.Petroleum group import in the country came down from US$ 3.984 billion to US$ 3.756 billion during the period from July-September, 2014 showing a negative growth of 5.71 percent in their imports.According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), about 3,471,821 metric tons of petroleum products costing ...


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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 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln