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Pakistan's POL import bill soars 99pc to $19.6 bln in 11 months

According to PBS, the import of petroleum products rose by 126.17pc during the period

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Pakistan's POL import bill soars 99pc to $19.6 bln in 11 months
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Karachi: The imports of overall petroleum group witnessed an increase of 99.14 percent during the first eleven months of the current fiscal year (2021-22) as compared to the corresponding period of the last year.

During the period under review, the total imports of the petroleum group stood at $19.679 billion, as against the imports of $9.882 billion last year, according to the latest data issued by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Among petroleum commodities, the import of petroleum products rose by 126.17 percent, from $4.431 billion last year to $10.022 billion during the period under review.

The imports of petroleum crud also increased by 74.70 percent, from $2.724 billion last year to $5.7591billion during July-May (2021-22) whereas the imports of liquefied natural gas surged by 86.29 percent from $2.302 billion to $4.289 billion.

Similarly, the import of liquefied petroleum gas grew by 43.50 percent, from $422.917 million to $606.892 million.

However, the imports of all other petroleum group commodities decreased by 19.04 percent, from $0.305 million to $0.247 million, the data revealed.

Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the petroleum group imports witnessed an increase 123.40 percent during the month of May 2022 as compared to the same month of last year.

The petroleum imports during May 2022 were recorded at $2.645 billion against the imports of $1.184 billion during May 2021.

On month-on-month basis, the petroleum imports into the country also increased by 19 percent during May 2022 when compared to the imports of $2.223 billion in April 2022, the data revealed.

It is pertinent to mention here that during the first eleven months, the overall merchandize imports went up by 44.28 percent by growing from $50.028 billion during July-May (2020-21) to $72.182 billion in July-May (2021-22).

The exports also witnessed an increase of 27.78 percent and were recorded at $28.848 billion during the period against the exports of $22.576 billion recorded last year.

Based on the data, the overall trade deficit during the period under review was recorded at $43.334 billion, showing an increase of 57.85 percent over the deficit of $27.452 billion recorded during last year, the PBS data revealed.

SOURCE: APP

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Cop martyred in KP grenade blast 

The injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital.

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Peshawar: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one police personnel was martyred while four others including two citizens got severely injured in a hand grenade blast on a Police check post in Mardan on Thursday.

According to Rescue 1122, the injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has strongly condemned the incident and sought a report in this regard from the Police authorities.

He directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident.

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Pakistan Railways announces 30% reduction in train fares on Eid

Passengers facing difficulties due to late arrival of trains can fully refund their tickets from the nearest reservation offices. 

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Pakistan Railways announces 30% reduction in train fares on Eid

Islamabad: Pakistan Railways has announced a thirty percent reduction in the fares of all trains on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha.

According to the notification issued by Pakistan Railways, the passengers will be able to get benefit from this facility during the three days of Eid in all classes of trains including economy, standard AC, Business and AC Sleeper. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan Railways has also announced that passengers facing difficulties due to late arrival of trains can fully refund their tickets from the nearest reservation offices. 

The passengers having E-Tickets can also refund their tickets through mobile application. 

 

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45 people die in flash flooding in Balochistan: PDMA

The Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in Quetta.

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45 people die in flash flooding in Balochistan: PDMA

Quetta: PDMA has issued a report on Thursday that states that 45 people lost their lives in different incidents as torrential rains caused destruction in different parts of Balochistan including Quetta.

Deaths occurred in Bolan, Quetta, Zhob, Duki, Khuzdar, Kohlu, Kech, Mastung, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, and Sibi. An emergency has been declared in Quetta.

As per PDMA, 47 people got injured in different rain-related incidents. Collectively, at least 241 houses are destroyed in the province.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in Quetta.

On the other hand, workers of FWO are removing debris from Jeglote-Skardu road at Mehdiabad and Astsk Nalla which was damaged by flash floods and landsliding on Wednesday.

Rescue and relief activities are going on in Sher Qailla, Ghizer where a high flash flood-affected adjacent village last night.

Teams of district administration preparing losses assessment report to provide relief to affectees.   

Chief Minister Muhammad Khalid Khursheed directed the home department to set up a control room to monitor the flood situation.

He also directed to rescue famous mountaineer Sheroz Kashif and his companion from Nanga Parbat.

 

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