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Primary energy supply registers 2.3pc increase ISLAMABAD: The primary energy supply in the country has witnessed 2.3 per cent increase during current fiscal year as compared to last year. The availability of energy per capita remained 0.372 TOE during the year as compared to 0.371 TOE in 2010, posting a positive growth rate of 0.16 percent. An official source on Tuesday said due to population growth rate of almost two per cent, the balance between energy supply and emerging needs was outset. He said analysis of composition of final energy supplies in the country suggests that the supply of coal during last ten years grew at an average rate of 7.5 per cent per annum followed by gas, electricity, petroleum products and crude oil with average growth rates of 5.7 per cent, 3.4 per cent, 2.1 per cent and 0.4 per cent respectively. The official said main hurdle in supply of energy was accumulation of massive circular debt and added ...

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Shipping activity remained active at the Port Qasim during last 24 hours, where a ship carrying urea was allotted berth at FAP Terminal on Monday, June 11, 2012. Berth occupancy was 55% at the Port on Tuesday where total number of six ships namely MSC Sierra II, Leo Pard-B, BBC Quebec, P.Wisdom II, MT Akaki and MT Galaxy are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, cement, general cargo, urea, furnace oil and edible oil respectively ...
Power shortfall reaches 6,500MW mark  RECORDER REPORT LAHORE: Power shortfall has reached to 6500MW due to short supply of fuel to thermal power plants. Resultantly power outages intensified both on domestic and commercial fronts. Especially, the industrial units on independent and grouped feeders are the worst hit, as exemption from load shedding has already been withdrawn leading to capacity closures across the board. However, the NTDC sources said power shortfall is not more than 4482MW with generation of 4417MW through hydel, 1212MW ...
KP Government encouraging technical training: Mian Iftikhar  PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain Monday said the provincial government has allocated Rs150 million for technical training to ensure better employment opportunities for the youth. Addressing the inaugural scheme of Traditional Skilled Work Employment Scheme here, he said the Chief Minister has pledged to double the allocated amount during next fiscal year provided the response would be encouraging. He said the scheme has been initiated to train the youth in 10 different ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim  KARACHI: Brisk shipping activity has been observed at the Port Qasim during last 24 hours, where five ships carrying containers, chemical and furnace oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Containers Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Terminal respectively on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Berth occupancy was 75 percent at the Port on Monday where total number of eight ships namely Nedlloyed Europa, Maersk Montana, MSC Sierra II, Leo Pard-B, BBC Quebec Gas Honour, MT Akaki ...


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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
WeeklySeptember 25, 2014
Reserves $13.305 bln