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PIA to transport 55,800 intending pilgrims to Saudia ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would transport 55,800 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia including 43,600 through 148 Pre-Hajj flights and 12,200 through regular flights, said official sources on Tuesday.The flight operation, commenced from August 16, was being conducted with fleet of Boeing 777, Airbus 310 and Airbus 330 aircraft from seven major cities of Pakistan included Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and Sialkot.The Pre-Hajj operation will culminate on September 17.While the airline's Post Hajj operation would commence from September 27 and concluded on October 28.This year PIA scouts would be deputed for assisting the pilgrims at Airports in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.Leaflets containing information regarding Baggage allowance, excess baggage, change of booking and related information have already been sent to Hajj camps, PIA ticketing Offices and the airline's travel agents for distribution to the pilgrims. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

No gas meter installed in violation of merit, rules: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the ministry had not installed even a single gas meter in violation of merit and rules."Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited only provides legal connections as per turn and merit criteria of the company," he said during the question-hour.He said it was the hallmark of the present government that it was religiously following the policy of merit under which new ...
PR to shape up land management system by June next LAHORE: Pakistan Railways would complete management work of its land record under modern arrangements with the aim to evaluate exact position of PR land across the country by June 2016.PR sources told APP here on Tuesday, that a Land Record Management Information System (LRMS) is being developed with the support of Urban Unit of the Punjab government and an agreement has already been signed in this regard.It would be possible to inform about the ownership, ...
SNGPL introduces new policy for domestic connections LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Company Limited (SNGPL) has introduced new policy to provide domestic connection to the applicants whose applications were pending since 2008-09. According to SNGPL sources, the SNGPL decided to provide gas connection to all those customers on priority basis whose application could not be processed so far due to the non computerization of their record despite the availability of pipeline in front of their houses.Under this scheme, people have been advised ...
Industrial zone, energy sectors to be set up along with CPEC: Senate told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Friday told the Senate that many industrial zones and energy sectors would be set up along with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Replaying to a question, the minister said that it is the desire of the government to link maximum cities with this corridor. He said that people will get employment opportunities through the economic corridor adding that the survey of the corridor yet to be ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln