Pakistan Imported Mobile Phones Worth Rs. 33 Billion in August

Pakistan’s mobile phone imports crossed Rs. 32.7 billion in August 2023, according to the latest data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).According to PBS data, the imports in August 2023 were 71 percent higher than imports of Rs. 19.1 …

Pakistan’s mobile phone imports crossed Rs. 32.7 billion in August 2023, according to the latest data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

According to PBS data, the imports in August 2023 were 71 percent higher than imports of Rs. 19.1 billion registered in the previous month i.e. July 2023.

The increase in imports was much higher than the imports in the same month of the previous fiscal year (FY24), going up by 135 percent compared to imports of Rs. 13.9 billion in August 2022.

In dollar terms, the imports in August stood at $111.34 million, up 63 percent compared to July 2023 and 76 percent compared to August 2022.

The imports during the first two months of the current fiscal year i.e. July and August came in at Rs. 51.85 billion, up 131 percent compared to imports of Rs. 22.44 billion registered in the same period of the previous fiscal year.

In dollar terms, the imports in July-August 2023 stood at $179.47 million, up 76 percent compared to imports of $101.86 million registered in the same period of the previous fiscal year.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Price of Petrol Has Increased by Rs. 116 Per Liter in 2023 So Far

The price of petrol in Pakistan has soared by over Rs. 116 per liter since the start of the current year.At the start of the year, the price of petrol stood at Rs 214.80 per liter which has now risen to Rs. 331.38 per liter, an increase of Rs. 116.58.T…

The price of petrol in Pakistan has soared by over Rs. 116 per liter since the start of the current year.

At the start of the year, the price of petrol stood at Rs 214.80 per liter which has now risen to Rs. 331.38 per liter, an increase of Rs. 116.58.

The price of high-speed diesel has also seen a sharp increase during the same period. The price of high-speed diesel stood at Rs. 227.80 per liter which has now climbed by Rs. 101.38 to Rs. 329.18 per liter.

Increase under caretaker setup

Under the caretaker setup i.e. since August 15, the price of petrol has increased by Rs. 58.43 per liter while the price of high-speed diesel has gone up by Rs. 55.84 per liter.

On August 15, the caretaker government increased the price of petrol by Rs. 17.50 per liter while the price of high-speed diesel was jacked up by Rs. 20 per liter. This was followed by another increase on September 1 with the price of petrol going up by Rs. 14.91 per liter and the price of high-speed diesel rising by Rs. 18.44 per liter.

The latest review of petroleum prices saw the biggest increase with the price of petrol going up by Rs. 26.02 per liter to Rs. 331.38. Similarly, the price of high-speed diesel was jacked up by Rs. 17.34 per liter to Rs. 329.18.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Sarhad University Expands Its Horizons with the Launch of Islamabad Campus

Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, is pleased to announce the establishment of its Islamabad Campus. The inauguration marks a significant milestone in the University’s journey towards providing high-quality education and…

Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, is pleased to announce the establishment of its Islamabad Campus. The inauguration marks a significant milestone in the University’s journey towards providing high-quality education and accessible learning opportunities to students in the capital city and its neighboring areas.

Founded in 2001 and recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), Sarhad University has consistently delivered on its promise of academic excellence. Its achievements span across disciplines like Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Science, and Management. With 14 Convocations to date, the institution has empowered over 40,000 alumni, many of whom have made significant contributions globally.

The new campus will be home to a variety of academic departments, including Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Education, Nursing, Management Science and Computing. Designed following international education standards, it promises a holistic academic and extracurricular experience.

“We are thrilled to announce the establishment of our Islamabad Campus. This move represents not just an expansion of our physical presence, but a commitment to bringing quality, affordable education to every corner of Pakistan. The dedication of Sarhad University’s management in this endeavor is commendable, and I am confident that our momentum will only grow from here,” commented Mr. Muhammad Riaz Karim, President of Sarhad University.

Adding to the sentiment, Prof. Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman, the Vice Chancellor of Sarhad University, stated, “The inauguration of the Islamabad Campus, backed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, is a monumental step for us. This campus is not just for Islamabad but serves as a beacon for the entire region. As we embark on this new chapter, I envision Sarhad University ascending to the ranks of Pakistan’s top universities in the near future.”

With a pledge to foster promising futures for students, Sarhad University’s programs emphasize developing critical, logical, and analytical thinkers. Celebrated for achievements in diverse disciplines like Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Management, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences, the institution has garnered commendable recognitions:

Engineering Programs: Accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council.

Pharm-D Program: Endorsed by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan.

Computer Science Program: Approved by the National Computing Education and Accreditation Council of HEC.

Business Administration Programs: Certified by the National Business Education Accreditation Council.

Education Programs: Recognized by the National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.

Nursing Program: Validated by the Pakistan Nursing Council.

Allied Health Program: Endorsed by the HEC.

Join the Legacy: Fall 2023 Admissions

Admissions for diverse programs starting Fall 2023 are now open at https://admissions-isb.suit.edu.pk/.

To know more about the new campus and offerings, visit https://isb.suit.edu.pk/

Source: Pro Pakistani

Over 90,000 Pakistanis Left the Country in August in Search of Jobs Abroad

In the first eight months of 2023, more than 540,000 Pakistanis left the country in search of better job opportunities abroad.According to data obtained from the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, 540,282 Pakistanis were registered for overs…

In the first eight months of 2023, more than 540,000 Pakistanis left the country in search of better job opportunities abroad.

According to data obtained from the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, 540,282 Pakistanis were registered for overseas employment in the first eight months of the current calendar year i.e. till August.

Till July, the number of Pakistanis who left the country stood at 450,110. This means that during August over 90,000 Pakistanis left the country in search of employment.

A breakdown of the statistics shows that 232,749 out of those who left the country in the period under review were laborers while 118,172 were drivers. Those who left the country also included 5,589 engineers, 5,216 accountants, 2,261 doctors, and 1,012 teachers.

The occupational group-wise breakdown issued by the bureau shows that out of those who left, 15,052 were highly qualified, 31,130 were highly skilled, 197,719 were skilled, 57,516 were semi-skilled, while the vast majority i.e. 238,865 were unskilled.

Out of the total, 251,655 workers moved to Saudi Arabia, 147,960 to the United Arab Emirates, 39,901 to Oman and 39,479 Pakistanis left the country for Qatar. Other notable countries on the list include Malaysia (17,647), Bahrain (8,518), Romania (4,175), Greece (2,623), and Iraq (2,373).

It is pertinent to mention here that the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment data pertains to people who have registered with the Bureau. People who move abroad for studies or through other routes such as direct immigration are not included in this list.

Last year, 832,339 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment, the highest figure since 2016.

Source: Pro Pakistani