Jan 17 - 30, 2005 
ISSUE # 03 & 04 

Foreign Direct Investment to developing countries is growing fast. FDI flow into Pakistan has increased in the recent years pushing up its share in the global FDI as well as FDI flows to developing countries. However, this rise is very slow, and in absolute terms, FDI inflows to Pakistan are still below US$ 1.0 billion mark, which is less than one percent of total FDI going to developing countries.



The meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on Wednesday last was informed that cotton production in the country would exceed the target by over three million bales which would help raise the GDP to 7 percent. The cabinet was further informed that the recent country wide rains in the growing season of wheat, increased acreage of wheat crop and increased water availability would help meet the target of over 21 million tonnes of wheat production.



Gross violation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) damaging the market credibility as well as the economy in more than one way which consequently causing huge losses both to the genuine manufacturers as well as the exchequer in Pakistan.