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PESCO urges consumers to take precautionary measures during rain PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) Monday urged its customers to adopt all precautionary measures in current winter rains to avoid electric shocks. According to a press release issued here said that safety measures including, to properly "earthen" your electrical appliances and replace or tape all worn out wires and not to touch electrical appliances cables with wet hands. Its urged masses to be careful and attentive while using Electric Water Pumps and other Electrical appliances. Public urged not to tie their pets and cattles with the poles and towers. Females are also requested to avoid usage of metal wires for drying of clothes and not to touch the washing machine with wet hands without switching it off. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

E-Logistics platform created to facilitate mobile ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has supported to create a portal for facilitating mobile and electronic trade for Pakistan within and outside the country.The basic objective of the portal is to use communication boom in the country to take information, knowledge and opportunities at doorstep through Internet and mobile devices, so as to enhance and optimize economic potential.National ICT Research and Development Fund, a subsidiary of the Ministry had completed the project at ...
Global wind power capacity registers record increase in 2014 ISLAMABAD: The expansion of wind power capacity across the globe increased by 16 percent or 51,477 megawatts in 2014 to reach a record 370,000 megawatts, the Austrian Wind Energy Association said.Last year witnessed the highest increase in terms of newly added capacity for a single year, said Stefan Moidl, head of the organization.China was the global front-runner in wind energy expansion, with its generation capacity increasing about 23,000 megawatts in 2014. In 2013 it added ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to annual maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 28 Feb From 10:00am to 01:00pm From KTM Grid Seham feeder,On 28 February, From 09:00am to 02:00pm Zubair Shaheed, Civil Line, ATM, Gul Afshan, Jada, Machine Mohallah feeders,From 09:00am to 10:00am and ...
Import of LNG to provide big saving to country ISLAMABAD: The import of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) would provide a big saving to the country in view of lower petrol imports.An official of ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP that the import of LNG in transport sector will save billions per annum, generate jobs, protect industry and ensure a clean environment, besides providing cheaper fuel to consumers.He said the initiative would ensure uninterrupted supply of CNG to consumers. He said that initially ...


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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 $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln