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River Ravi Commission: LCCI expresses reservations about proceedings  RECORDER REPORT LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday expressed serious reservations for keeping it in the dark about the proceedings of River Ravi Commission by the Environment Department. The LCCI Acting President Kashif Younis Meher in a statement said the LCCI, for being one of the stakeholders, wanted to give some valuable suggestions for the preparation of a sustainable roadmap for restoration of natural ecology of River Ravi but surprisingly neither it was informed of the formation of the Commission nor was taken onboard while issuing notices to as many as 1300 industries working in the vicinity. There is no second opinion about it that the pollution is one of the issues that needs to be tackled on urgent basis but at the same time it is also absolutely necessary that all the members of the Commission should be taken onboard for initiating an action by the Environment ...

Tobacco growers issues to be resolved: Minister  ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Commerce Abbas Khan Afridi Monday assured tobacco growers to help resolve their issues including the tobacco pricing. The state minister chaired a meeting of Pakistan Tobacco Board that discussed the issues being faced by the tobacco growers and possible remedial measures to resolve these problems. The state minister assured all stakeholders that the government will take all possible measures to assist and promote local growers. The meeting was told that it was for ...
Power shutdown for Peshawar, Swat, DI.Khan notified PESHAWAR: Due to maintenance of work power supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Delazak Grid Station on 19th June from 7.AM to 12 PM, resultantly the consumers of 11 KV wadpaga, OPF, Pahari Pura feeders will face inconvenience. Power supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Shahi Bagh Grid station on 21st June from 7.AM to 12 PM, resultantly the consumers of 11 kv Naguman, Daudzai-2, Takhtabad feeders will face inconvenience. Power supply will remain suspended ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim  KARACHI: Shipping activity remained active at the Port during last 24 hours, where four ships carrying containers, urea, chemical and diesel oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, FAP Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Terminal on Sunday. Meanwhile three more ships scheduled to load/offload containers, rice and chemical also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy was 65 percent at the Port on Monday where total number of ...
Power demand-supply gap widens to 8,500MW  RECORDER REPORT LAHORE: The power demand-supply gap widened on Sunday to 8,500 megawatt as power generation at hydel, thermal and IPP units dropped to the lowest level in June. Scheduled and unscheduled power outages were witnessed, lasting up to 18 hours in majority of urban areas, especially in Punjab, and 20 hours in most rural areas. Fierce protests were witnessed in most cities and towns across the country, especially Punjab. People complained that the power supply was ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln