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‘Dukhtar’ wins two awards at ‘South Asian Film Festival’ Pakistani movie ‘Dukhtar’ has won two awards at the ‘South Asian Film Festival’ (SAIFF) in New York. The road trip thriller movie ‘Dukhtar’ won the awards for 'Best Director' and 'Audience Award for Best Feature' at the 11th ‘South Asian Film Festival’.‘Duktar’ director, Producer and writer Aafia Nathaniel took to Twitter to share her excitement and tweeted, “Big night for Pakistan and ‘Dukhtar’ the film for winning ‘Best Director’ and ‘Audience Award for Best Feature’ in NYC”.According to media reports, ‘Dukhtar’ has also been selected by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 87th Academy Awards. ‘Dukhtar’ is a drama thriller which revolves around the journey of a mother who runs away with her 10-year old daughter to save her from child marriage. The movie also premiered in the ‘Toronto International Film Festival’ before its official release.‘The ...

Shraddha Kapoor inspired by Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt Actress Shraddha Kapoor who has made her mark in Bollywood by her performances wants to look up to classic stars for inspiration. Shraddha Kapoor wants to read biographies of the likes of Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt who have had interesting journeys.The movie’ Aashiqui 2’ feels that she can learn a lot from them as they are very inspiring.As source revealed that she feels that she can learn a lot from them as they are ...

Kim Kardashian joins Apple to fight AIDS The American reality TV star Kim Kardashain is working with Apple Inc to show her support to ‘World Aids Day’. Apple has recently announced a campaign ‘Red’ in which they are working with 25 app developers to raise money for Bono’s Global Fund to fight AIDS.According to media reports, users can download 25 games including ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ with exclusive new contents, and Apple will donate the money raised from in-app purchases to the Global ...

Rachel McAdams to star in HBO’s ‘True Detective’ LOS ANGELES: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined the cast for the second season of HBO crime thriller ‘True Detective’.The three will join two previously announced stars, Irish actor Colin Farrell and U.S. actor Vince Vaughn, in the eight-part miniseries, which was a big hit for HBO earlier this year and received five Primetime Emmy awards. The second season is in production in California and revolves around three police officers, a career ...

Pakistani designer Maheen Khan’s design to feature in ‘Cindrella’ Pakistani fashion designer Maheen Khan’s innovative design has landed in Hollywood in an upcoming fairytale movie ‘Cindrella’. In a recently released trailer of Disney movie ‘Cinderella’, you may notice the intricately embroidered coats worn by the male leads. That’s Maheen Khan’s handiwork. Khan has been known for her intrusive details about traditional embellishments and embroidery which she does under the brand name of ‘Gulabo’. Collaboration between Khan and BAFTA-award winning costume designer Diane Holmes has ...

Idris Elba to play baddie in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Hollywood actor Idris Elba will star as the powerful villain in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, this is the third installment of X-Men series based on the Marvel Comics.According to media reports, Elba is said to be one of the three actors being considered for the negative role in the Bryan Singer movie. If Elba’s name has been finalised, he will step in the role of Apocalypse, an ancient and immortal mutant. Previously, It had been reported that ...

Obama professes love for Meryl Streep U.S. President Barack Obama has expressed his admiration for Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep while giving her a highest civilian honour in the White House, Washington D.C. Obama praised the 18 artists, activists and politicians receiving ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ at a White House ceremony on Monday. While honouring the American actress with the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ he confessed openly that he loves her.He said, “I love Meryl Streep. Her husband knows I love ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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