The federal government has released over Rs 363.980 billion for different social sector developmental projects under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) 2016-17 as against the total allocations of Rs 800 billion. The government released 13.669 billion till January 27 for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) against its total allocations of Rs. 27.690 billion, according to latest data released by the Planning Ministry.

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Pak exports to European Union up 37%

Pakistan’s exports to the European Union (EU) soared 37 percent during the last three years on the back of generalized scheme of preferences (GSP) plus status, the Commerce Minister has revealed. “The GSP status offers huge potential for enhancing mutual trade between Pakistan and EU,” Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir said in a statement received from Brussels on Saturday and carried in the Gulf Today (Inter news) today.

Seafood of $183.451 mln, meat $105.690 mln exported in 6 months

Fish and fish preparations worth of $183.451 million exported from the country during first half of current financial year as against the exports $166.286 million of the corresponding period of last year. Seafood exports from the country during the period from July- December, 2016-17 witnessed 10.32 percent increase as compared to same period of last year, according the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

Pak Kinnow week in Jeddah from Feb 2
Commercial Section of the Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah is organizing a 8-days citrus promotional campaign from Feb 2 at Manuel Supermarket which would include in-store promotion and display of citrus. According to Saudi Gazette, Arshad Munir, consular (Press) at Consulate General of Pakistan has said that the commercial section was promoting this prime fruit of Pakistan in the market with introduction of Kinnow Pakistani having its uniqueness as non-genetically modified version of citrus range available in the world with additional qualities.

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