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Politics


Political News


  • Pakistan attractive for foreign investors: ICCI
  • Pakistan's president in Saudi Arabia for Umrah
  • ECP recommends July 25-27 as possible dates for general elections
  • Turkish military chief meets Pakistan's president
  • Pakistan's Muslims, Christians welcome news of nation's new cardinal
  • Putin: The Tsar of Russia
  • Pakistan officials, WB President to discuss violation of Indus Water ...
  • Who will be the caretaker prime minister?
  • PTI rejects two of PPP nominees for caretaker prime minister
  • JAHAN NAMA: Pakistan Could Get Interim Prime Minister
  • The tragic story of civilian prime ministers in Pakistan
  • Pakistan Election Commission Recommends July 25-27 for General ...
  • Sustainable economic growth
  • Manmohan Singh borrowed economic reforms strategies from ...
  • Can PTI's 100-day plan overcome Pakistan's economic woes?
  • Tanks, missiles alone can't save Pakistan, if it's not strong ...
  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • Pakistan projects a 5.8 percent economic growth rate
  • Moody's affirms Pakistan's B3 rating, maintains stable outlook
  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • WB asks Pakistan to increase investment on health, education
  • Can PTI's 100-day plan overcome Pakistan's economic woes?
  • Chinese Projects, Reforms Boost Pakistan's Growth To Fastest In 13 ...
  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • Alarming population growth rate
  • Govt gives up on 5pc post-census validation
  • Sindh govt planning to curb population growth
  • PML-N leaders respond to PTI's 'incoherent, incomplete' 100-day plan
  • Why is Bangladesh booming?
  • Population control a way to tackle climate change
  • Country needs 8pc growth to create required jobs for growing ...
  • Textiles grow at 8% as overall Pakistan exports rise by 14%
  • Exports hurt by lack of value addition
  • Pakistan's IT & ITES export likely to cross $5 billion by 2020
  • Inability to diversify
  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • With export-led growth: East Asian economies prosper, but Pakistan ...
  • Cement's growth paradox
  • Textiles grow at 8% as overall Pakistan exports rise by 14%
  • Exports hurt by lack of value addition
  • Pakistan's budget deficit soars to record Rs1.48 trillion
  • Budget deficit shoots up to Rs1480.929b
  • Pakistan budget: myth versus reality
  • ACCA Pakistan's budget proposal
  • Pakistan FinMin hikes military spending in rowdy budget session
  • Pakistan budget: Historic high of Rs1.03tn allocated for PSDP
  • Pakistan budget 2018-19 offers mixed incentives to cement industry
  • Pakistan's debt may be soaring, but it has its benefits
  • Pakistan's debt stands at Rs23.608tr in Feb 2018
  • Google makes so much money that it can pay Pakistan's debt in 50 ...
  • Pakistan sitting on debt time bomb? China's OBOR could turn ...
  • View: Relax, India. There's a bigger China bet than Pakistan
  • Govt post-mortem: Breaking down Pakistan's debt
  • Economic vulnerabilities
  • Pakistan's debt-to-GDP ratio to hit 15-year high

    Pakistan Leaders


    President


  • Pakistan's Muslims, Christians welcome news of nation's new cardinal
  • ECP proposes July 25-27 dates for general elections 2018
  • Pakistan's president in Saudi Arabia for Umrah

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Lack of quorum mars National Assembly session
  • UK parliament speaker under fire over bullying claims
  • 14th NA passes highest number of laws

    Prime Minister


  • PM Abbasi, Shah meet to finalise caretaker premier
  • Who will be the caretaker prime minister?
  • The tragic story of civilian prime ministers in Pakistan

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Deputy PM meets Germany's representative for Afghanistan ...
  • Pakistani interior minister shot by man linked to new religious party ...
  • Putin approves new Cabinet that sees key figures remain

    Minister of Economy


  • Manmohan Singh borrowed economic reforms strategies from ...
  • UAE economy minister: Visa changes provide advantage to ...
  • Tanks, missiles alone can't save Pakistan, if it's not strong ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Newly set up China Aid to look after CPEC matters: Ahsan
  • Sindh to collect tax on agricultural income
  • PML-N leaders respond to PTI's 'incoherent, incomplete' 100-day plan

    Minister of Culture


  • Pakistan joins SCO states to promote culture exchanges
  • Pakistani Girl Killed in Santa Fe Shooting Wanted to Experience ...
  • India Befriends North Korea?

    Minister of Defense


  • Defense cooperation between Pakistan and Italy on the rise
  • Pakistan's comments on wanting peace will be taken seriously, says ...
  • India, Pakistan Defense Ministers Take Part in SCO Meeting

    Minister of Education


  • In education overhaul, Pakistan launches new curriculum
  • Provinces must emulate high standard of education of federal govt: PM
  • PM launches new school curriculum in Capital

    Minister of Energy


  • PML-N leaders respond to PTI's 'incoherent, incomplete' 100-day plan
  • Saudi Arabia energy minister to arrive tomorrow
  • Pakistan protest as India to open Kashmir hydropower plant

    Minister of Finance


  • Manmohan Singh borrowed economic reforms strategies from ...
  • Pakistan's budget deficit soars to record Rs1.48 trillion
  • Tanks, missiles alone can't save Pakistan, if it's not strong ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Myanmar Embassy in Pakistan Undergoes Emergency Security ...
  • Kenyan Foreign Minister inaugurates country's newly-built embassy ...
  • Pakistan gives defense minister second post of foreign affairs

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Rs108.2bn AJK budget unveiled amid opposition's sloganeering
  • More arrests likely in 'bribe for visa' case; MHA initiates inquiry ...
  • NSC meeting backs FATA reforms, autonomy for AJK and GB

    Minister of Justice


  • PM Abbasi, Shah fail to reach consensus on caretaker premier
  • Government, opposition to meet today to finalise caretaker PM
  • NA law and justice body meeting with NAB chief postponed

    Minister of Health


  • Serving masses, uplifting their living standards govt's foremost ...
  • Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi – welfare organisation
  • Minister chairs WHO session to elect eastern Mediterranean head

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Imran's 100-day plan imaginary, says Marriyum
  • AJK presents Rs108.2b budget for 2018-19
  • Pakistani interior minister shot by man linked to new religious party ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Pirzada happy with his work as sports minister
  • Arif replaces Aamir Ali as acting DG PSB
  • PSB handed over to yet another acting DG

    Director of State Security Service


  • The US Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror ...
  • NSC throws weight behind FATA-KP merger
  • What an unlikely collaboration between former India, Pakistan spy ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • NA committee meeting with NAB chairman turns into in-camera ...
  • Pakistan Election Commission Recommends July 25-27 for General ...
  • Ramazan T20 cricket gets under way

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Pakistan seeks shift in UN peacekeeping mandate to help resolve ...
  • PM Abbasi, Shah fail to reach consensus on caretaker premier
  • Pakistan Election Commission Recommends July 25-27 for General ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • COAS Gen Bajwa, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss bilateral ...
  • TCF plans to enroll 2m children in schools by 2030
  • Turkey orders life jail for 104 suspects over coup bid

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • NAB begins probe into three Bahria Town projects
  • Imran shames Nawaz for answers to accountability court questionnaire
  • PTI rejects two of PPP nominees for caretaker prime minister

    Opposition


  • Government, opposition to meet today to finalise caretaker PM
  • Rs108.2bn AJK budget unveiled amid opposition's sloganeering
  • Pakistan Election Commission Recommends July 25-27 for General ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Pakistan's growth backed by China's A1 stable ratings, says Moody's
  • Pakistan posts 5.8% growth rate
  • Pakistan's budget deficit soars to record Rs1.48 trillion
  • Can PTI's 100-day plan overcome Pakistan's economic woes?
  • Is China making Pakistan a client-state with its 'debt-book diplomacy'?
  • Pakistan Economic Survey reveals GDP growth of 5.8pc in FY2017 ...
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    Investment

  • Moody's affirms Pakistan's B3 rating, maintains stable outlook
  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • WB asks Pakistan to increase investment on health, education
  • Can PTI's 100-day plan overcome Pakistan's economic woes?
  • Chinese Projects, Reforms Boost Pakistan's Growth To Fastest In 13 ...
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    Demographics

  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • Alarming population growth rate
  • Govt gives up on 5pc post-census validation
  • Sindh govt planning to curb population growth
  • PML-N leaders respond to PTI's 'incoherent, incomplete' 100-day plan
  • Why is Bangladesh booming?
  • Population control a way to tackle climate change
  • Country needs 8pc growth to create required jobs for growing ...
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    Export/Import

  • Textiles grow at 8% as overall Pakistan exports rise by 14%
  • Exports hurt by lack of value addition
  • Pakistan's IT & ITES export likely to cross $5 billion by 2020
  • Inability to diversify
  • Alibaba's entry in Pakistan hailed as boost for digital economy
  • With export-led growth: East Asian economies prosper, but Pakistan ...
  • Cement's growth paradox
  • Textiles grow at 8% as overall Pakistan exports rise by 14%
  • Exports hurt by lack of value addition
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    Public Spending

  • Pakistan's budget deficit soars to record Rs1.48 trillion
  • Budget deficit shoots up to Rs1480.929b
  • Pakistan budget: myth versus reality
  • ACCA Pakistan's budget proposal
  • Pakistan FinMin hikes military spending in rowdy budget session
  • Pakistan budget: Historic high of Rs1.03tn allocated for PSDP
  • Pakistan budget 2018-19 offers mixed incentives to cement industry
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    Public Debt

  • Pakistan's debt may be soaring, but it has its benefits
  • Pakistan's debt stands at Rs23.608tr in Feb 2018
  • Google makes so much money that it can pay Pakistan's debt in 50 ...
  • Pakistan sitting on debt time bomb? China's OBOR could turn ...
  • View: Relax, India. There's a bigger China bet than Pakistan
  • Govt post-mortem: Breaking down Pakistan's debt
  • Economic vulnerabilities
  • Pakistan's debt-to-GDP ratio to hit 15-year high
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-05-30PKConsumer Confidence MAY48.3249.0900
    2018-05-11PKBalance of Trade APRPKR-341.7BPKR -336.5B
  • The Secret of the Seven Sisters
  • 11
    2018-05-02PKWholesale Prices YoY APR3.65%3.34%01
    2018-05-02PKInflation Rate YoY APR3.25%3.20%01
    2018-04-12PKBalance of Trade MARPKR-319.8BPKR -333.1B
  • China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking US concern
  • 10
    2018-04-06PKConsumer Confidence MAR48.3245.6847.580
  • Capital Drilling back in the money and ready to dig deep in 2018
  • Citigroup, Twitter in focus after Al Waleed's arrest
  • Bonzie's Back and Feeling Fine, but Notre Dame May Still Be Short ...
  • 1
    2018-04-02PKInflation Rate YoY MAR3.25%3.80%3.90%0
  • Copper Rate
  • MTC under attack over data costs
  • Mugabe faces impeachment
  • 1
    2018-04-02PKWholesale Prices YoY MAR3.65%4.10%3.40%0
  • Copper Rate
  • Last-minute dash for school uniforms
  • Fysal Fresh Produce joins Amta
  • 1
    2018-03-13PKBalance of Trade FEBPKR -319.PKR-401.4BPKR -351.2B00
    2018-03-03PKSenate Elections00