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Low cost GSM transceiver being developed to enhance signal ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoIT) is implementing a project for development of a low cost transceiver to enhance GSM signal and ensure strong mobile network coverage.National ICT Research and Development Fund had launched this project at a cost of Rs. 1.67 million in collaboration with School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at NUST, Islamabad.The project is expected to be completed by May next year, sources at MoIT said here on Wednesday.The sources said cell phone is a necessary gadget for communication and staying in touch with the world in both time of happiness and distress.They said mobile phone users want, and indeed expect, to be able to communicate inside every building including office blocks, shopping centers, tunnels, basements and underground car parks.However in some of the areas, Radio Frequency (RF) holes are formed due to signal diffraction which is caused by obstructions, they said and added ...

Around 81,000 employees working in Pakistan Railways ISLAMABAD: Around 81,568 employees are on pay roll of Pakistan Railways against the sanctioned strength of about 95,000."It was not correct that railway employees were performing trains operation duties in shifts", said an official in the Ministry of Railways while talking to APP here on Wednesday.He said that their duties are of technical nature and are being performed only by the qualified persons, not by any other person.Giving details, he said, at present, 6390 employees ...
FESCO issues shutdown program FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown program for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to program issued by the company, power supply from Mohar, Muzaffar Pur and Wan Wachran feeders emanating from 132-KV Wan Wachran grid station, Hamza Board, Scarp, Moongi Road, GI Mill and Toba Road feeders originating from 132-KV Gojra grid station will remain suspended from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.Also Peepal Bhatta, Mangoana and Shaheed Abad feeders ...
Over-billing would be dealt firmly: FESCO Chief FAISALABAD: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Khursheed Ahmad Aslam has warned of action on the issue of overbilling.In a statement issued here on Wednesday, FESCO Chief said that consumers are "precious asset" of the company and no unfair treatment with them would be tolerated. He said that "special counters" were being established at divisional level and the consumers can get electricity over-billing corrected.He said that teams have been formed for counter-checking ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Three ships C.V MSC Itea, M.T Bunga Levendor and M.T Lahore carrying containers, chemicals and furnace oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal, Engro Vopak Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Monday, Port sources said here on Tuesday.Seven more ships carrying containers, VCM, phosphoric acid, palm oil and furnace oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was managed at the ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln