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Istanbul, Lahore chambers join hands to boost bilateral trade  RECORDER REPORT LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) have decided to establish a mechanism for exchange of trade related information that is the biggest hurdle to enhanced bilateral trade. According to the LCCI spokesman, the decision was made at meeting of 37-member LCCI delegation, led by LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, with their counterparts at Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday. Both the sides also agreed to utilize their influence in their respective countries to increase sector-specific trade and for initiating joint ventures. The Vice President Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hasan Demir said that the relations between Pakistan and Turkey are much deeper that the existing economic ties. Undoubtedly, it is very difficult to survive in today's world because of increased global competition and calls for growing importance of cooperation between the nations. He said that it was ...

Cabinet discusses ways to address power shortage ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday discussed the energy shortage in the country and ways to effectively deal with the problem that has had a negative impact on industrial and business activities. The meeting chaired by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here at the PM Secretariat, also approved the signing of a Draft MoU on Cooperation between NAIF Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan. It approved ...
CNG stations closure causes problems for people LAHORE: All CNG stations in Lahore, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Sheikhupura and Faisalabad remain closed on Wednesday in line with 3-day CNG closure in a week. The people at large faced problems due to closure of CNG stations. The public transport remained less than usual days on the roads providing the oppurtunity to rickshaw owners to mint money. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012 ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim  KARACHI: Shipping remained active at the Port Qasim where four ships carrying containers, LPG and diesel oil were allotted berth at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively during last 24 hours. Meanwhile four more ships with containers, chemical, phosphoric acid and iron ore also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours. Berth occupancy was maintained at the Port Qasim at 50 percent on Tuesday where seven ships ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Shipping activity remained active at the Port Qasim where four ships carrying containers, LPG and diesel oil were allotted berth at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively during last 24 hours.  Meanwhile four more ships with containers, chemical, phosphoric acid and iron ore also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.  Berth occupancy was maintained at the Port Qasim at 50% on Tuesday where seven ships ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln