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Petroleum production increased by 12.98 percent- PBS report

ISLAMABAD: Increase in production of petroleum products is observed by 12.98 percent during the first ten months (July-April) of the current fiscal year as compared to the consistent period of the last year. According to the latest report of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the optimistic development is added by motor spirits, the output of which grew by 18.61 percent during the period under review while the production of jet fuel oil increased by 0.57 percent. READ MORE: Fund release for petroleum, natural resources…

‘Disabled column’ issue in Census form resolved, govt tells SHC

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday expressed satisfaction over the reply submitted by federal government about disabled persons’ column in population census form, ARY News reported. Deputy Attorney General, who appeared in the hearing today on behalf of the federal government, informed the bench that the issue has been resolved under the orders of Lahore High Court (LHC) and the Supreme Court (SC). The court expressed satisfaction and adjourned the hearing in absence of the petitioner. Earlier, the court had…

Census to begin in 63 districts of Pakistan tomorrow

KARACHI: Sixth Population Census of Pakistan will begin in 63 districts of the country from Wednesday (tomorrow), ARY News reported. The census will begin with house count in 63 districts of the country including 16 districts of Punjab, eight districts of Sindh including Karachi, 14 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar and 15 districts of Balochistan. Moreover, the population will also begin in five districts of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan regions each. The population count, usually conducted in…

Census 2017: Karachi divided into 365 sections

KARACHI: For making the data collection process of ‘sixth population and house census’ trouble-free, to be begun from Wednesday, Karachi city has been divided into 365 sections, 2412 circles, and 14,552 census blocks, ARY News reported. Each enumerator has been assigned two census blocks for data collection. The census will be conducted in step wise. In initial phase of the data collection, from March 15 to 17, house census will be conducted while in second phase which will start from March 18 to 27, population…

Pakistan trade deficit widens in first five months of FY 2016-17

ISLAMABAD: The volume of Pakistan's trade deficit has rose to around 20 percent as exports slumped by around four percent during first five months (July-November) of the ongoing financial year (FY2016-17). The country exported goods worth $8.2 billion during July-November period of the fiscal year as against $8.5 billion of the corresponding period of the previous year, according to the fresh data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Exports are continuously declining since this government took charge in June 2013,…