The increase was due to the hike in export of raw cotton and low value-added products.
The PM also stressed the need to make PIA a profitable entity and said all efforts should be made in this direction.
$903 million were raised for 3G mobile phone networks, as well as $210 million for the more advanced 4G spectrum.
Nepra approved a Rs1.02 per unit reduction in electricity tariff for next month due to a decline in fuel prices.
Flour mills in Karachi went on a strike on Tuesday for an indefinite period over harassment.
The monitor says that financial support by IMF, US govt and SBP's corrective measures have helped stabilise the rupee.
Shares clinched strong gains on Tuesday with KSE-100 index up by 313.07 points or 1.08 per cent to close at 29,191.84.
‘Foreign policy is based on commercial interests’
Forty-two per cent respondents of the survey claim to have witnessed instances of power theft.
Mehmood explained his working agenda, putting launch of 4,500MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on top of his priority list.
Some seven local pharmaceuticals have already inititated projects costing Rs3 billion to Rs5bn in the last 2-3 years.
A multi-dimensional poverty index based on global MPI methodology for calculating poverty was launched on Thursday.
Pakistan's forex reserves are currently at $11.67bn after SBP received $2bn on Wednesday through floating of Eurobonds.
The US govt said that it would like to see bilateral trade with India grow to $500 billion a year.
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