The government will accord priority to the development of less privileged sections during the next five years, said the federal minister.
China aims to keep its economy growing by at least 6.5 percent over the next five years while pushing hard to create more jobs and restructure inefficient industries, Premier Li Keqiang said on Saturday.
Airbus Group (AIR.PA) reversed part of its plans to cut production of a key aircraft model due to a rebound in demand, a move likely to generate extra cash as it posted 2015 profits in line with expectations on Wednesday.
Once the producer of almost half the country's steel needs, state-owned Pakistan Steel Mills' (PSM) cavernous factory buildings on the outskirts of Karachi stand eerily still.
Oil fell on Thursday, dipping back towards 12-year lows on persistent concerns about a supply overhang and the outlook for demand.
Wall Street gave up early gains and were lower late on Monday morning, dragged down by health stocks and as crude prices slid further ahead of the start of the corporate earnings season.
During the week ending on 1st January 2016, Pakistan's liquid foreign reserves declined by US$289 million.
World stock markets tumbled and oil plumbed new depths Thursday as investors feared for the global economy on signs of a dramatic slowdown in powerhouse China.