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Eleven projects ongoing to promote industries in Balochistan: Rao Ajmal ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Industries and Production Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan Wednesday told the National Assembly that there are eleven ongoing projects worth over Rs 3.8 billion to promote industries in Balochistan.Replying during Question Hours in the House, Rao Ajmal Khan said that allocations for industrial development for Balochistan are much more than Punjab.Regarding the law and order situation in Balochistan, he said that the government would fully support the local and foreign investors if any one desires to invest in the province.The government has declared Gwadar as special economic zone. Gwadar port will be linked with eastern Chinese port which has been named as Pak-China Marine Silk Route, he added.Later, Parliamentary Secretary for National Food Security and Research Rajab Ali Baloch informed the House that National Food Security Council is being established to introduce comprehensive coordination between federal and provincial governments with a view to ensuring food security.Rajab Ali ...

CNG stations fined for overcharging FAISALABAD: The District Administration has fined three CNG station owners with Rs 75000 for overcharging.According to city district government, Assistant Commissioner (AC) city Shah Rukh Niazi conducted raids in different areas of the city and found out that three CNG station owners including Tamoor CNG Satyana Road, Laraib CNG Narwala Road and Akbar CNG Batala Colony were over charging.The AC city imposed a fine of Rs 25000 each on these CNG station owners. Copyright APP ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 22 October From 08:00am to 12:00noon, Dharabi, Jhatla, Lawa, Wanhar, Hassal, Duffer, Sagharpur feedersFrom 09:00am to 12:00noon, Islampura, Valley, Attock Rural, Hameed, C.Mar, Murat, ChabbFrom 09:00am to 01:00pm, Maj. Masood, ...
Agreement with K-Electric challenged: Senate told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhary Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday informed the Senate that government had already challenged agreement with Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) now formally known K- Electric in court of law.Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said that the agreement with K-Electric was illegal. However, the case was in Sindh High Court and the government was actively pursing the case, he said.The minister said that ...
Consumers voice concern over K-E’s poor performance MUHAMMAD SHAFA KARACHI: Complaints about K-Electric’s indifferent attitude towards resolving consumers’ issues continued to pour in to newspaper offices.Residents of different areas said that their complaints - ranging from prolonged loadshedding to PMT faults and from excessive billing to wire snapping cases - either remained unheeded for days together or resolved after a considerable period.They said that whenever they lodged their complaints about power failure or prolonged loadshedding, K-E officials manning Customers Care Centre (118) ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln