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PR restores dining car facility in three trains ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has restored the dining car facility in three different trains plying between the major cities of the country.The facility has been restored in Karachi Express running between Lahore to Karachi, Jaffar Express running between Rawalpindi to Quetta and Akbar Express running between Lahore to Quetta, an official in the Ministry told APP.He said that Pakistan Railways is carrying out special repair of 150 locomotives through Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) at a cost of Rs 5005 million to improve their reliability and performance.Under this initiative, 20 locomotives have been repaired while 65 locomotives each would be made functional during next two years, he added.At present more than 300 locomotives are out of service and are waiting for major repairs, the official added.Mentioning the initiatives which are underway for rehabilitation of held up locomotives, the department said funding to tune of Rs 6.1 billion is being arranged through ...

Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy park to produce 100 MW BAHAWALPUR: Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park will start producing 100 MW electricity at the end of this year.This was briefed to Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan by Project Director (PD) Abdul Jabbar during his visit to Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park here on Tuesday.The PD said that the park is being constructed on 10000 acres land and will be able to cater the energy needs of the country as well as Bahawalpur Region which is ...
Rs42,207mn released for power sectors projects so far ISLAMABAD: The government has released Rs.42,207.624 million out of total Rs.51543.425 million allocated under the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for 2013-14 for various power projects so far.According to Planning Commission data, an amount of Rs.27,500 million was released for construction of Diamer Basha Dam Project Land Acquisition, Rs.14,000 million for Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project and Rs.135 million for 132KV Sub Stations at Deep Sea Port Gwadar.Similarly, a sum of Rs.100 million each was also ...
PR enhances railway tracks security ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has enhanced security of its tracks and stations across the country with the help of provincial governments specially in Sindh.Pakistan Railways would ensure security of passengers, railway stations and railway tracks, including installation of CCTV cameras and enhanced patrolling with more trained security personnel round the clock, an official source in the Ministry of Railways told APP.The Railways is facing numerous challenges regarding security of passengers and railway tracks so there is ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: One ship arrived at the Port Qasim to offload chemical at EVTL on Friday (20th June). Berth occupancy was maintained at 64 per cent at the Port on Friday where a nine ships namely M.V KPS-I Alican Bey-Powership, M.V Dong Hai 7001 (Dredger), M.V Akami, M.V Hugo Schulte, M.V Venezia, M.T Bunga Akasia, M.T AL Soor II, M.T Altantik Glory, M.V Golden Trader are currently occupying berths to load/offload containers, steel coils, diesel oil, ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln