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KPT registers marked improvement in cargo, container handling KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust authorities on Monday claimed to had achieved around 4.75% growth in varied categories of cargo handling and 6.05% in container handling during first six half of current fiscal year 2014-2015 as compared to past six months in 2013-2014.Officials sharing details of improved performance of KPT said current fiscal year's handling of Dry Cargo has registered a growth of 4.79% turning to be 14.982 million tones compared to 14.297 million tones in last half of past fiscal year.In context of liquid bulk cargo 4.66% growth was registered in current fiscal year with 6.670 million handled compared to 6.373 million tones handled during June to December 2013-2014.The overall impact was stated to be such that total cargo handled by KPT recorded a growth of 4.75% by handling of 21.652 million tones in the current financial year whereas the same remained to be 20.670 million in last half of ...

Illegal LPG refilling goes unchecked RAWALPINDI: Decanting Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) shifting from one cylinder to another is illegal but with the shortage of gas and CNG, it is going on here unabated.Due to unavailability of gas and low gas pressure, LPG cylinders are in high demand, both domestically and commercially. Resultantly illegal LPG refilling shops have mushroomed in every nook and corner of the city.Illegal outlets are found in the following areas Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Dhoke Syedian, Raja ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Four ships C.V Safmarine Ngami, C.V ACX Crystal, C.V MSC Alessia and M.T Genuine Venus carrying containers and palm oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Containers Terminal berth # 5, 6 & 8 and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Monday.Meanwhile two more ships C.V CMA CGM Racien and M.T FSL London with containers and palm oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours.Berth occupancy ...
154 wells spudded, 45 discoveries made by current government ISLAMABAD: The PML-N led government has made concrete measures to enhance oil and gas production by spuding 154 wells and and making 45 new oil and gas discoveries.An official of ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP that around 500 MMCFD of gas and around 34,000 barrels of oil per day of oil has been added since the current government took charge."The oil production in the country has achieved 100,698 bbl per day of ...
Crop biomass cell set up SIALKOT: A crop biomass cell has been setup in Punjab agriculture department for assessing the production of crops and estimating biomass for generating electricity from alternative resources.The agriculture department sources told APP on Saturday that the basic concept of setting up this center was to evaluate biomass from crops waste and to gather information about waste of important and small crops across the Punjab.The centre would also focus the attention on research for developing close ...


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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 $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln