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UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday implicitly criticised the United States and Russia for failing to advance nuclear disarmament in a setback he said marked a return to Cold War attitudes. In a speech delivered by his deputy Jan Eliasson, Ban told a conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) opening at the United Nations that a nuclear-free world was the "historic imperative of our time." The 190 signatories of the NPT opened a month-long conference to review progress over the past five years in reducing the nuclear threat with much of the focus centered on the fate of US and Russian stockpiles.

A resource-constrained government of Pakistan has decided to say goodbye to Tuwairqi Steel Mills Limited (TSML) instead of incurring an annual monetary loss of Rs 11-17 billion. TSML, a joint venture (JV) of POSCO of South Korea and Al-Tuwairqi Group of Saudi Arabia, has long been at odds with the federal government over what the company claims non-application of feedstock tariff of natural gas it was assured initially by the previous government in a bid to provide a level-playing field.
Having planned to add about 10600 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid by end 2017, the PML-N dominated federal government is all set to convene a parliamentary parties meeting to take the country's political stakeholders in confidence on Pak-China Economic Corridor (PCEC). Federal Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar says various mega power projects are presently under implementation to not only bridge the existing 4500MW energy deficit but also cater to the additional demand for industrial sector.
The government is reviewing the adverse impact of the withholding tax, imposed on sale/purchase of immovable properties, on provincial taxes like Capital Value Tax (CVT) for possible withdrawal of withholding tax on properties in budget (2015-16).
The Ministry of Industries and Production has sought Rs 10 million for an advertisement campaign of a Rs 1.770 billion Ramazan package for the upcoming month of Ramazan, it was learnt. Sources told Business Recorder that Ministry of Industries presented a proposal to the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet chaired by Finance Minister last Thursday.
Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has reportedly sought federal government's authorisation to import petroleum products on C&F basis, arguing that experience of business with Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is unsatisfactory, sources close to Secretary Petroleum told Business Recorder.
The government has reportedly earned Rs 2 billion in just three months through a levy of Regulatory Duty on import of different steel products. On January, 14, ECC decided to levy RD on steel products with the intention to gain an additional revenue and also to provide a fair competitive environment for domestic units and imported goods.
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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln