Announcing this at a news conference in Islamabad, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says these would lead to addition of 600 barrels per day of oil and 70 million cubic feet of gas. In all there have been 98 oil and gas discoveries during tenure of the present government and so far 944 million cubic feet of gas has been added to the system.

SBP re-launches SMS service for new currency notes

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has re-launched SMS service for the issuance of fresh currency notes to the public. The fresh notes will be available from designated commercial bank branches called “e-branches” and the 16 field offices of the SBP BSC. The issuance of fresh currency through mobile SMS service will commence from June 12 and continue till June 23, 2017.

Mid-day report: Wide-ranging rout at PSX, KSE-100 Index sheds 1,900 points

The Pakistan Stock Exchange has commenced the week deep in the red, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index plunging 1,900 points during intraday trading. The benchmark had plunged 3.8 per cent to touch the day's low at 47,620 points during the trading session.

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