July 30, 2010

Zardari fares poorly, Kayani more popular: poll

Kaira says survey based on presumptions

53 pc Pakistanis see India as biggest threat

Nawaz popularity rating 71pc
WASHINGTON: Only one in five Pakistanis view their president, Asif Ali Zardari, favourably while the country’s army chief gets a more positive rating, according to a new opinion poll released Thursday.

The US-based Pew Research Center said of about 2,000 adults interviewed in Pakistan in April, only 20 per cent saw Zardari positively, down from 64 per cent in a poll two years ago. The margin of error was plus or minus three percentage points. Read More »Zardari fares poorly, Kayani more popular: poll

Pakistan Financial Year 2009-10: Government pays $3.136 billion in debt servicing

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* Receives $3.647 billion from donors in same period

By Ijaz Kakakhel

ISLAMABAD: The government reportedly paid $3.136 billion as debt servicing from July 2009 to June 2010, sources told Daily Times on Wednesday.

Out of the total payment, an amount of $2.380 billion was paid as principal amount and $756 million as interest on foreign loan. In June 2010 alone, the government paid $196.605 million as debt servicing i.e. $140.190 million as principal amount and $56.415 million as interest on foreign loan, the sources maintained.
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