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Business community fears billion of loss due to August 14 marches ISLAMABAD: The business community has feared that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) scheduled marches on August, 14 in the federal capital would adversely affect their business.The business community expressed concerns over the frequent processions and demonstrations that disturbed normal civic life in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpind.Wasim Khan, a businessmen said that the leaders of political parties must ensure that commercial activities are not disrupted, adding that they also must ensure that no public or national property is damaged or destroyed in long marches.The community demanded that there should be some specific places for processions and demonstrations because it has become a common practice that political parties gather in main markets and commercial centres to lodge their protests," said Kashif Abbasi, a shopkeeper at Blue Area.Another businessman, Karim Khan feared that the business community would suffer billions of rupees.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Pak-Indian traders urge 'Trust building measures' ISLAMABAD: The trade leaders of Pakistan and India unanimously stressed the need for "Trust Building Measures" between private sectors of the two countries to boost bilateral trade.Talking to newsmen here Monday on return from New Delhi after a week long visit, VP SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik who is also senior member of Pakistan India Joint Business Forum (PIJBF) said that result oriented meetings were held with Indian counterparts to work ...
Pak-Dutch relations to open new vistas: Rick Slettenhaar FAISALABAD: The Pak-Dutch relations from 'Aid to Trade' will open new vistas of cooperation and collaboration between the two countries.This was stated by Rick Slettenhaar, Head of Economic Affairs Embassy of Netherlands while addressing the executive Committee members of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) here on Friday.He said Netherlands was a small country but it was included among twenty biggest world economies. It is also ranked sixth biggest exporter and sixth largest ...
Khairpur special economic zone to have all infrastructural facilities SUKKUR: Commissioner Sukkur Muhammad Abbas Baloch has said that Sindh Government has initiated many important projects, and Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) is a link of this chain adding that with the establishment of the KSEZ, our agricultural product may be increased and our growers may get appropriate rates and other benefits on their product.This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding 3rd allotment committee meeting in connection with allotment of the plots of ...
Economy improving due to govt polices: Zubair ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Privatization Muhammad Zubair has said that the national economy was improving due to prudent polices introduced by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government.Talking to a private TV channel here on Tuesday, he said foreign investors were investing huge amount in various sectors including energy.Muhammad Zubair said PTI has right to hold peaceful protest as it held in Fasilabad and Lahore, adding the government had not created any barriers in these rallies. ...
Surgical instruments exports fetch US$ 1.35bn in five years ISLAMABAD: The exports of surgical instruments have contributed US $ 1.35 billion to national exchequer during last five years.The amount of foreign exchange earned from surgical instruments exports was US $ 253.5 million during 2008-09 and reached US $ 303.5 million mark in 2012-13.The exports of such items also fetched US $ 229.2 million in 2009-10, 260.6 million in 2010-11 and US $ 303.94 million during 2011-12.A data issued by Commerce Division on Wednesday revealed ...
PTI agitation will affect economy: FPCCI chief KARACHI: President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Zakaria Usman has expressed concern over Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf's protest plans for August 14, saying that it will have negative impact on country's reviving economy.Talking to APP here on Tuesday, he said political instability will harm positive economic and investment climate in the country.Some politicians after putting behind national interests are taking such steps which may destabilise economic environment and increase the problems ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 15, 2014
Reserves $14.264 bln