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Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Shipping activity remained active at the Port during last 24 hours, where three ships carrying containers, canola seed and diesel oil were allotted berth at Qasim International Containers Terminal, FAP and FOTCO Terminals respectively on Wednesday, February, 29. Meanwhile four more ship scheduled to load/offload containers and chemicals also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy was 25 percent at the Port on Thursday where total number of three ships namely CGM Bellini, MV. Maganari and MV. Estia are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, canola seed and diesel oil respectively during last 24 hours. A cargo volume of 49,804 tonnes, comprising 68,464 tonnes imports and 11,340 tonnes exports was handle, inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 1290 containers (Boxes) at the Port during last 24 hours. CGM Bellini sailed out to sea on Thursday morning. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012 ...

Pakistani textile demand increases in India: Dr. Kumar ISLAMABAD: Secretary General FICCI, Dr. Rajio Kumar said that India has great demand of Pakistani textile besides agriculture products. Talking to a private television channel, he said there are many things which can be introduced in India including fertilizer, agri products and textile. He hoped that India may also demand Pakistani pharmaceutical products. Dr. Rajio said automobile, spare parts and petroleum products can also be imported from Pakistan. He added that these steps will boost the confidence of both ...
KCCI leadership opposes SRO 191 KARACHI: A hurriedly called meeting at Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has decided to constitute a committee comprising the representatives of KCCI and leaders of affiliated trade bodies to take up the issue with the highest authorities in the country to demand the withdrawal of the controversial SRO 191 (I) 2012. According to the KCCI, the meeting unanimously resolved to reject the SRO. 191(I)/2012 and took the stand that business community will not comply ...
Iran 70MW electricity supply to Makran in Balochistan starts ISLAMABAD: The supply of 70 megawatts electricity from Iran to Makran division in Balochistan province has started. Water & Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said that it would not only fulfill requirements of the area for next five years but would ultimately bring a positive change in economic activity. He said two more such power provision projects from Iran to Pakistan border areas are nearing completion. Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2012 ...
Broadband svc fault enters 6th day FAISALABAD: The local PTCL authorities here failed to rectify a fault in broadband service which developed some six days back in rural area of the city. According to a complainant,the internet service got suspended on Friday noon from PTCL exchange situated in chak No 53-JB, Sidhwan. The service was not restored till Wednesday noon. Director Operation Muhammad Arshad when contacted told APP here that a technical fault developed in the service which was being rectified on urgent ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln