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Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Two ships C.V Hansa Africa and C.V CMA CGM Bellini carrying containers were allotted berths at Qasim International container Terminal at Port Qasim on Wednesday, Aprilb 23.Berth occupancy was managed at the Port at 57% on Wednesday where eight ships namely C.V Hansa Africa, C.V CMA CGM Bellini, C.V Sealand Washington, C.V alliance Fairfax, M.V Filia Glory, M.V David Schulte, M.T Golden Blessing and Atlantic Glory were occupied PQA berths to load/ offload Containers, Cement, Palm oil and Chemicals respectively during last 24 hours.A cargo volume of 109,574 tonnes, comprises 40,630 tonnes imports and 68,944 tonnes exports inclusive containerized cargo carried in 4,387 containers (TEUs) (1,375 imports and 3,012 exports TEUs) were handled at the port during last 24 hours.Two container vessels `Sealand Washington' and `Hansa Africa' sailed out to sea on Thursday morning while three more ships C.V CMA CGM Bellinim C.V Alliance Fairfax and M.V David Schulte ...

Construction of Diamer-Bhasha, Dasu dams to help overcome energy crisis ISLAMABAD: Analyst Dr. Nasir Jamal has said that Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Project, Diamer-Bhasha Dam, Dasu dam and other energy power projects will help to overcome the energy crisis.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that Pakistan exports increased in spite of the energy crisis and other challenges faced by the country.He said that current indicators showed that Pakistan's economy is improving and rupee appreciates against dollar first time in country's history.He maintained that government is empowering ...
Pakistan can produce cost-effective energy from geothermal resources: Expert WASHINGTON: The development of Geothermal energy resources available in all provinces of Pakistan can provide cost -effective energy for the long-term and save billions of dollars spent on import of fossil fuels, a Pakistani energy expert said.Javed Ahmad, Chairman, Energy Foundation-Pakistan, told reporters after making a presentation on the subject at an international conference that foreign entrepreneurs have shown an interest in investing in the field.He said with investment that will bring technology, geothermal energy ...
Power shortfall eases to 1,700 MW ISLAMABAD: The power shortfall in the country further eased to 1,700 MW as the total generation on Tuesday was recorded at 10,600 MW against the demand of 12,300 MW at 1000 hours.According to daily data released by National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC), the hydel generation stood at 3,580 MW, Thermal 1,610, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) 5,410 MW and Wind 6 MW.The hydel generation has significantly increased owing to more water discharge from Tarbela ...
PPIB seeks proposals for development of raw sites for two hydel projects ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has invited proposals from interested private sector entrepreneurs for development of raw sites for 350 MW Athmuqam Hydropower and 132 MW Rajdhani Hydropower projects.The last date for submission of proposals is June 20.The interested party/parties can submit proposals for one or both the raw sites after fulfilling pre-requisite formalities of separate registration and purchasing of Expression of Interest (EOI) of the project.EOI document can be obtained either ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln