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Around 81,000 employees working in Pakistan Railways: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary of Pakistan Railways Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah Friday informed the National Assembly that presently, 81,568 employees are on pay roll of Pakistan Railways and sanctioned strength is above 95,000.Replying to a question, during Question Hour in the Lower House, Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah said that it was not correct that railway employees were performing trains operation duties in shifts.Ashiq Hussain said that their duties are of technical nature and are being performed only by the qualified person, not by any other person.He said that at present, 6390 employees are working in Pakistan Railways Police and were assigned the duties of security and safety of Railway assets i.e. railway installations, key points, railway coaches, railway track and railway Stations etc.Parliamentary Secretary said that they undergo specific training courses to meet with the security challenges whereas employees of Pakistan Railways are provided different types of training for ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Thursday issued power suspension programme for various areas due to routine maintenance and development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders/Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:August 7 From 08:00am to 11:00am, From Kalyal Grid Station, Adyala-II feeder, Adyala and Khawaja Corporation ChowkAugust 8 From, 08:00am to 11:00am, From Kalyal Grid Station, Shahpur feeder, Shahpur village and surrounding areas.Moreover Shifting of Electricity lines ...
LNG to be imported by transparent, competitive process: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) would be imported through a transparent process and at competitive prices.Replying during a Question Hour, the minister said that LNG import is likely to start by the end of this year to help address gas shortage issue.Shahid Khaqan said that work on the country's first LNG terminal has already been started and will be ...
Steps being taken to overcome energy crisis: Abid Sher Ali MULTAN: State Minister for Water & Power Abid Sher Ali said that the incumbent government was taking various steps on war footing to overcome the energy crisis.While addressing national flag hoisting ceremony here at MEPCO Headquarters, state minister said that incumbent government has fully focussed on resolving the energy crisis.He said that work was in progress on more than 18 coal projects and added that 2400 megawatt Port Qasim and 2400 watt Jam Shoro coal ...
IESCO receives 5,000-7,000 electricity meters ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) Spokesman Fayyaz Hussain Saddique on Wednesday said that electricity meter supply has been started and around 5,000 to 7,000 meters were received so far. Talking to APP here, the Spokesman said that supply of meters was slightly delayed due to the procurement process.He said that the company would receive 8,000 to 10,000 more meters within next week. Procurement of more meters was in pipeline and shortage was gradually being ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 15, 2014
Reserves $14.264 bln