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A small statured woman, Naseem Bibi can be found travelling along the potholed streets of Attock’s more affluent residential areas each morning, delivering households with their usual orders of Desi Anday that she collects each morning from the dozen or so of her hen coops.
Pakistan and Malaysia have historically enjoyed close ties based on common beliefs cultures and values. On the road map of ties, both countries are members of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Commonwealth of Nations; and have regularly collaborated on policymaking and cooperation in general.
Many of the best and brightest in the countrys civil service are opting out of the system to pursue careers in the development sector and other private sector firms; others are leaving the country to pursue the better life abroad.
The MoU signed between PTA and the Transpa-rency International Pakistan is a welcome step towards maintaining transparency in the much-awaited third-generation spectrum license auction. Reportedly, TIPs role would be that of an observer, and it will monitor the auction process sans any remuneration.
Terrorism is one of the most emotive subjects of our time. The words of Steve Killelea Executive Chairman of Institute of Economic and Pakistans position in the inaugural index are no exaggeration of the countrys image in the west.
The worsening of the current account balance in the month of November has plunged the five-month balance into negative - thanks to subdued export growth, remittance slowdown and interest repayments to the IMF during the month.
Even Facebook, the third largest IPO in the US history, could not stop the global IPO market from bleeding. The resilience built in 2010 continued to wilt in 2012 under the heavier Chinese stock markets and debt burden of Europe.


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,827.75 0.07
Arrow Nasdaq 4,787.32 0.61
Arrow S&P 2,072.83 0.28
Arrow FTSE 6,723.42 0.09
Arrow DAX 9,974.87 0.60
Arrow CAC-40 4,382.34 0.20
Arrow Nikkei 17,248.50 0.78
Arrow H.Seng 24,004.28 0.45
Arrow Sensex 28,438.91 0.19

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
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln