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Two weekly holidays not viable: PIAF

Two weekly holidays not viable: PIAF

LAHORE – The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) has expressed serious concerns over proposals to observe two weekly holidays, terming it a decision that would further spoil things. In a press statement issued here on Thursday, PIAF Chairman Sohail Lashari said that two weekly holidays would hamper business and industrial activities. He urged the government to evolve policies, to address energy crisis, after consultation with the business community. He also urged

Weekly inflation up 0.59 percent

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ending on March 10, for the lowest income group up to Rs 3,000, has registered increase of 0.59 percent over the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 299.36 points compared to 297.61 points registered in the previous week, according provisional figures of Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2000 2001=100 covering 17 urban

Zardari wants weekly progress report on plugging Torhi Dyke breach

KARACHI – The breaches in the Torhi Dyke are lo longer left to provincial ministers: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday flew from Karachi to Kashmore to inspect the plugging of breaches in the dyke, and after inspecting the state of affairs, ordered Irrigation Minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo to submit a weekly progress report to him.
Dharejo had informed President Zardari that repair works on the Torhi Dyke would take another two months more, according to a press release

Weekly inflation up by 0.24pc

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on February 24, for the lowest income group up to Rs.3,000, has seen a 0.24 percent rise compared to the previous week. SPI, for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 297.14 points compared to 296.44 points registered in the previous week, according to provisional figures of the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS).
The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2000 2001=100 covering 17

Weekly inflation rises marginally

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on February 10, for the lowest income group up to Rs3,000 registered an increase of 0.03 per cent over the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 296.33 points as against 296.25 points registered in the previous week, according provisional figures of the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS).
The weekly SPI has been computed with base set at 2000=100 covering

Weekly inflation falls

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on February 3, 2011 for the lowest income group up to Rs 3,000, has registered a 0.37 percent decline compared to the previous week. Provisional figures released by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) reveal that SPI, for the week under review in the above mentioned group, was recorded at 296.25 points compared to 297.34 points in the previous week.
The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2000-2001=100

New cabinet to decide two weekly holidays

ISLAMABAD – The federal government is seriously considering the option of resuming two holidays a week from April for reducing energy consumption and administrative expenditure as electricity shortfall would reach 2,000 to 3,000MW in the coming summer.
The proposal is part of the government’s efforts to facilitate the industrial and agricultural sector besides saving money under the head of office expenditure amidst severe financial crunch. The decision would help minimise a

Centre consults KP government for two weekly offs

PESHAWAR – Owing to the severe financial crisis in the country, the federal government has contacted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for two holidays in a week. The suggestion was presented by the Ministry of Finance after which the Cabinet Division and the ministry contacted the provincial Home Ministry and also sent letters to the chief secretary.
It was mentioned in the letter that in order to control the financial crisis and fiscal deficit, all the provincial governments

Govt says yes to weekly holiday on Friday

ISLAMABAD – The government on Monday gave a nod to a private members’ bill in the Senate suggesting that Friday be a weekly holiday instead of Sunday. The bill led to a heated debate on rules of procedure and parliamentary traditions with the Awami National Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement opposing the bill, and religious elements supporting it.
In the absence of Law Minister Babar Awan, Arbab Alamgir Khan, when asked by the chair, did not oppose the bill introduced by

Weekly inflation rate eases slightly

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on January 27, for the lowest income group up to Rs 3,000, has registered decrease of 0.91 per cent over the previous week. The SPI for the week under review was recorded at 297.34 points against 300.06 points registered in the previous week, according to provisional figures of Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS).
The weekly SPI was computed with the base of 2000 =100 covering 17 urban centers and 53 essential

Weekly inflation falls by 0.32pc

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for up to Rs 3,000 income group, has registered a 0.32 percent decrease in the week ended on January 20 compared to the previous week. The SPI, for the week under review in the above mentioned group, was recorded at 300.06 points compared to 301.02 points in the previous week, according to provisional figures revealed by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.
SPI, for the combined group, also decreased by 0.27 percent, declining to

Police will now have one weekly off

LAHORE – CCPO Mohammad Aslam Tarin has issued special directives to all police stations of the Punjab capital to observe one-day as holiday in a week.
In an official statement issued on Thursday from the CCPO Office, police officers from constable to inspector will be allowed to enjoy one-day as a weekly off. In this regard, special orders (2/2011) were issued from IG Punjab Javed Iqbal on January 11.
It’s for the first time in the history of Punjab, that that the government

IG approves weekly off day for police

FAISALABAD – The newly-appointed Punjab Police IGP, Javed Iqbal, soon after taking the charge, has taken revolutionary decisions regarding the police reforms process that included a weekly off day and a fixed minimum tenure for station house officers (SHOs) at a particular police station.
He, in his letter circulated to regional police officers (RPOs) and district police officers (DPOs), has directed them to draw out a weekly roaster for one day off-duty of each staff member from

Weekly Crime Review – Robbers make away with loot in 16 robberies

ISLAMABAD – The crime rate in the federal capital saw a surge last week as bandits kept striking at will. As many as 16 robberies and 15 cases of carjacking were reported in the capital’s police stations. Meanwhile, a case of attempt to kidnap a woman was also reported in which the stalkers left two women wounded.
The week before the last, there had been 12 robberies, 10 incidents of car stealing in the capital.
Two robbery cases and three car stealing case were reported in

weekly stock roundup – Foreign investment propels KSE upwards

KARACHI – A healthy correction of around 121 points during the initial two trading sessions of the week provided the much needed boost to the bull in its ascent. During the preceding three trading days benchmark index gradually gathered pace and exhibited a bullish trend.
The market momentum was backed by established foreign investors who aggressively invested in the market. On Thursday, investment of around $11.76 million was conducted which pushed the benchmark index up by 178

Weekly inflation sustains rise

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the lowest income group up to Rs.3,000, in the week ended on January 6, has registered an increase of 0.51 percent in comparison to the previous week.
The SPI was recorded at 301.23 points as against 299.71 points registered in the previous week, according to provisional figures revealed by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS).
The weekly SPI was computed with base 2000-2001=100, covering 17 urban centers and 53

Weekly inflation soars 0.15 percent

ISLAMABAD – The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on December 30, for the lowest income group up to Rs.3,000, has registered an increase of 0.15 percent in comparison with the previous week.
The SPI, for the week under review in the above mentioned group, was recorded at 299.71 points as against 299.27 points registered in the previous week, according to figures revealed by Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). The weekly SPI has been computed with base

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