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PTA passes 2014-15 budget with necessary amendments ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday passed its budget of year 2014-15 with necessary amendments.In a meeting chaired by Chairman PTA, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah and attended by its Member (Compliance & Enforcement) Zafarullah Khan, and Member (Finance), Tariq Sultan, the revised budget estimates of current year and also for next year were reviewed.Besides other developmental activities, it was decided that special steps would be taken for betterment of staff of PTA.A new scheme would be launched wherein on basis of performance through competition, cash rewards would be given to lower staff of each department as per rules. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

IESCO issues power suspension notice ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Thursday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to the IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations will remain suspended as under:March 29 (Saturday) From 09:00am to 02:00pm, Garmala, Nathwala, Sangohi feedersMarch 31 (Monday) From 09:00am to 02:00pm, MillatabadFrom 09:00am to 03:00pm, Chok Pindori, Lethrar-2, Dobern, New Choa, Jhatta Hathial feeders and ...
Govt expediting efforts to overcome energy crisis: Kamal ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Mir Jam Kamal has said that government was making efforts for the implementation of power projects so that energy crises could be resolved in the country.Talking to APP the minister said the government is taking speedy measures to overcome energy crisis across the country.Mir Jam Kamal said power generation projects have been launched in various areas of the country and added the federal government has expedited ...
Cellular towers not health hazard: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet division Raja Javed Ikhlas on Tuesday told the National Assembly that mobile towers are not spreading diseases among the people.Responding to calling attention notice, he said that mobile towers are not health hazard.He said that about 120 million people of the country getting benefit from these towers adding that no grievance came from any part of the country regarding mobile towers.He said that due to their long height the rays ...
PTCL introduces 4 Mbps speeds as minimum benchmark across country MULTAN: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has added another feather to its cap by introducing 4Mbps as a minimum benchmark for broadband speeds nationwide.The company has taken the initiative to connect the country to the world at such high speeds, thus setting a benchmark equal to some of the advanced economies in the world and surely the highest benchmark in the South Asian region, said a press release issued here.President and CEO of PTCL, Walid ...


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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