YEAR - END REVIEW

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Dec 26, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012

2011 IN PAKISTAN

Jan 4 Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Punjab, was shot by his bodyguards
Jan 13 A reporter of Geo News, Wali Khan Babar was shot by unknown political gunmen in Karachi
Jan 19 Massive earthquake of magnitude mw 7.2 hits southwestern parts of the country including Karachi.
Jan 24 Another earthquake of magnitude mw 6.3 jolts the upper parts of the country including Islamabad.
Jan 25 At least thirteen people were killed while 70 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain near Kerbala Gamay Shah in Lahore.
Jan 25 A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a police van at Malir 15 area of Karachi, killing at least three people while 5 people were injured.
Jan 27 A US diplomat, Raymond Davis, killed two men on a motorbike in Lahore allegedly in self defence
May 1 Osama Bin Laden was being killed in the city of Abbotabad.
May 24 Hakim Ali Zardari, father of President Asif Ali Zardari died in the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital in Islamabad.
Nov 22 Husain Haqqani resigned as Pakistan Ambassador to the United States on the Memogate controversy.
Nov 26 A NATO attack on two Pakistani border checkposts in Salala in the Baizai subdivision of Mohmand Agency in FATA kill 24 soldiers of the Pakistan Army.
Dec 11 Shamsi airbase has been completely vacated by US army

POPULATION

YEARS GROWTH RATES %
1951 61 2.45
1961 72 3.66
1972 81 3.05
1981 98 2.69
2010 2.05

UN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN PAKISTAN

Duration September 2010 to August 2011
Budget USD 120 million
Location 29 worst hit districts across Sindh, Punjab, KPK, Balochistan, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan
Donors Government of Japan, USAID, COFRA Foundation, Government of Italy, AusAid, European Union, and Government of Kuwait

FLOOD IN 2011 (As On August)

Displaced persons 8.5 million
Killed persons 352
Affected person in Sindh 5.00 million
Loss in Sindh $ 7.00 billion

CATEGORIES OF BANKS IN PAKISTAN

Public sector banks 5
Specialized banks 4
Private banks 17
Islamic banks 5
Foreign banks 7
Micro finance banks / institutions 8
Development finance institutions 8

INTEREST RATES IN PAKISTAN

DATE RATES (%)
30-Jan-10 12.5
27-Mar-10 12.5
24-May-10 12.5
2-Aug-10 13.00
30-Sep-10 13.5
30-Nov-10 14.00
1-Aug-11 13.5
9-Oct-11 12.00

LIQUID FX RESERVES DURING 2010-11 (Million US $)

Net reserves with SBP 14,783.6
Net reserves with banks 3,460.2
Total liquid FX reserves 18,243.8

BALANCE OF TRADE (Million US $)

MONTHS

EXPORTS (BOP) IMPORTS (BOP) BALANCE
OF TRADE
VALUE CUMULATIVE GROWTH RATE VALUE CUMULATIVE GROWTH RATE
Jul-11 R 2,133 2,133 -19.8 3,160 3,160 -10.0 -1,027
Aug-11 R 2,124 4,257 -0.4 3,625 6,785 14.7 -1,501
Sep-11 R 1,885 6,142 -11.3 3,515 10,300 -3.0 -1,630
Oct-11 R 2,007 8,149 6.5 3,204 13,504 -8.8 -1,198
Nov-11 P 1,926 10,075 -4.0 2,995 16,499 -6.5 -1,069

EMPLOYED & UNEMPLOYED (mn No.)

YEAR

2009-10

Labour force

54.92

Employed

51.87

unemployed

3.05


FATALITIES IN TERRORIST VIOLENCE IN PAKISTAN

YEAR CIVILIANS SECURITY FORCES (SFS) TERRORISTS TOTAL
2010 2530 750 2675 5955
2011 226 98 384 708

TARIFF FOR KESC (March 2011)

Monthly Meter Rent * Electricity duty rates of Domestic = 6% Commercial / Bulk Supply & Agricultural = 4% Industrial 3.5% of Energy Charges
Single phase Rs 7.50 Polyphase upto 20 Amps 15.00
Polyphase 20-90 Amp 20.00

NO, OF MAINSTREAM INSTITUTIONS, ENROLMENT & TEACHERS
(IN THOUSANDS)

YEAR ENROLMENT INSTITUTIONS TEACHERS
2010-11(E) 2010-11(E) 2010-11(E)
Pre-Primary 8,925 --
Primary 19,022 157.0 470.0
Middle 5,525 41.8 337.5
High 2,658 25.2 455.2
Higher Sec./ Inter 1,257 3.4 79.2
Degree Colleges 620 1.6 35.7
Universities 1,105 - 63.5
Total 39,111 229.0 1,441.2

BUDGET: CURRENT EXPENDITURE (Rs. Mn)

CLASSIFICATION BUDGET 2011-12
General Public Service 1,659,978
Public Order and Safety Affairs 59,609
Economic Affairs 50,307
Environment Protection 577
Housing and Community Amenities 1,602
Health Affairs & Services 2,646
Recreational, Culture and Religion 4,247
Education Affairs and Services 39,513
Social Protection 1,164

PAKISTAN: FBR TAX COLLECTION (Rs. MN)

MONTHS TOTAL DIRECT TOTAL INDIRECT TAXES TAX COLLECTION
Jan-11 36,860 71,553 108,413
Feb-11 37,206 68,704 105,910
Mar-11 66,674 77,498 144,172
April-11 49,635 80,051 129,686
May-11 46,995 112,628 159,623
June-11 124,204 124,352 248,556
July-11 28,966 83,309 112,275
Aug-11 32,069 88,437 120,506
Sep-11 63,507 84,516 148,023

SINDH: CRIME AGAINST PERSONS DURING 2011

HEADS 2011 HEADS 2011
Murder 3098 Zina Ordinance 188
Culpable Homicide 64 Gang Rape 14
Attempt to Murder 3376 Kidnapping Abduction 2573
Karo Kari 182 Kidnapping for Ransom 155
Gravies Hurts 792 Child Lifting 167
Simple Hurts 1562 Suicide 57
Rioting  3193 Attempt to Suicide 42
Assault on Police 3070 Miscellaneous 12263
Assault on Others 220 Fatal Accident 598
Non Fatal Accident 346 - -