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Radio Pakistan launches programmes on new digital transmitter ISLAMABAD: Radio Pakistan formally launched programmes on Friday from its new medium-wave digital transmitter set up with the technical and financial assistance of Japan.Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata jointly inaugurated the newly installed medium wave transmitter of 500 KW power in Islamabad.Speaking on the occasion Ahsan Iqbal thanked the Japanese government for its magnanimous support for the rehabilitation of Radio Pakistan's MW network. He said this token of goodwill from Japan would be remembered as the airwaves from this network continue to reach the listeners.The minister pointed out that several information sources were available to the people in today's world including private radio and TV channels, internet and satellite technology. Due to technological development access to information has become very easy, he said.He said keeping in view the changing trends, the state-owned media institutions would have to bring excellence ...

Govt taking solid measures to overcome natural gas shortage ISLAMABAD: The government has taken several solid measures to overcome the shortage of natural gas in the country by enhancing gas production, import of LNG and natural gas from neighbouring countries.An official of ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said that different initiatives including enhancement of indigenous gas production, import of LNG, import of gas from Iran, import of gas from Turkmenistan and promotion of LPG air mix have been taken to meet the gas ...
Transport authority Mirpurkhas announces reduced fares MIRPURKHAS: Secretary District Regional Transport Authority Mirpurkhas, Pervaiz Hassan Qureshi has announced that after significant decrease in petroleum prices, fare for transport plying on various routes from Mirpurkhas has been decreased.In a statement issued here on Wednesday, he informed that new fare for non air conditioned vehicles from Mirpurkhas to Karachi was fixed at Rs. 195.16 and for air conditioned vehicles the fare would be charged Rs. 333.2.Fare of non air conditioned vehicle for Mithi ...
Campaign to be launched to protect citizens from gas related incidents ISLAMABAD: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) would launch an awareness campaign to protect the citizens from gas related incidents particularly during the winter season.Chief Engineer SNGPL Rawalpindi Region Masroor Ahmad told APP that each year several gas related mishaps occur in different areas of the country.He urged the consumers to adopt safety measures while using gas appliances to avoid untoward incidents and avoid excessive use of geysers and other gas appliances.He said that the ...
Cut in transport fares notified QUETTA: Commissioner Quetta division has issued notification of cut in transport fares by Rs 5 following the orders of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to slash petroleum prices.Officials told APP, here on Thursday that Commissioner Office Quetta has notified there would be cut in transport fares by Rs 5."All local buses will decrease their fares by Rs 5.Now, local buses will charge Rs 10 fare from passengers instead of Rs 15 which plying within Quetta," ...


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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
WeeklyDecember 22, 2014
Reserves $14.042 bln