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The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has proposed telecast of weather forecast on all the electronic media to avert devastating effects of natural calamities. The committee meeting held here on Wednesday was presided over by Pir Muhammad Aslam Bodla, MNA Chairman of the Standing Committee to discuss matters related to information ministry.

President of Pakistan has summoned the Senate session for legislation pertaining to Islamabad local government elections bill on July 6. The legislation on the bill has been initiated after the announcement of local government elections scheduled to be held on July 25. On Wednesday, the federal government has taken a u-turn and wants to hold local bodies' elections in Islamabad on party basis.
Senate's Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights on Wednesday rejected "The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015" seeking to revoke immunity given to the President or a Governor regarding criminal proceeding against them in any court during their term in office. The Committee met here with Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi in the chair at Parliament House on Wednesday. The Committee discussed "The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015,
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday met representatives of welfare associations here at the Chief Minister House and discussed their philanthropic activities. The Prime Minister was appreciative of their services to the humanity and selfless work to mitigate the sufferings of the people. He urged philanthropists to help these organisations through their donations to reach out to the poorest of the poor.
Having been repetitive in flaying the PML-N-led federal government for exacerbating the deadly impact of heatwaves through increased power outages, the PPP-dominated Sindh government took a U-turn Wednesday and blamed "fasting in extreme weather" for most of the casualties as Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif paid a belated visit to the metropolis.
Provincial Minister for Home Colonel Shuja Khanzada (Retd) has said that all terrorists who were killed or arrested in joint operation in Kala Shah Kaku belonged to al Qaeda and their target was headquarters of Intelligence Bureau on Mall Road on June 29. However, he said, due to successful operation carried out by law enforcement agencies, the head of al Qaida in Pakistan and Punjab was killed who was also leading this plan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs who did not attend the National Assembly session for eight months were paid ten months salary, it is learnt. According to the sources, National Assembly secretariat paid salaries to PTI MNAs including Imran Khan though they had submitted their resignations in August 2014 during the sit-in in protest against the alleged rigging in election 2013.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln