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Mobile Alert System developed to ensure security of schools, hospitals ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Islamabad Police have developed a Mobile Emergency Alert System (MEAS) to ensure effective security of schools and hospitals in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).The System has been developed in cooperation with mobile application developer Pure Push. Under this project, the access of Android-based smartphone application will be given to administrative staff of schools, colleges, universities and hospitals in the Capital city.Through this system, the staff of schools and colleges would be able to send emergency alerts to get timely help from the police, official sources said on Friday. The sources said that Islamabad Police would have direct control over the system and ensure better use of the latest technology in managing security matters. The triggers could be activated in situations like armed attacks by anti-state elements, bomb blasts, kidnappings, fire, and other suspicious activities.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

IRSA releases 307,587 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Friday released 307,587 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 311,901 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1471.96 feet, which was 91.96 feet higher than its dead level 1380 feet.Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 140,600 cusecs while outflow was recorded as 140,000 cusecs.The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam ...

Faithful pray for prosperity, progress of country on third Friday of Ramzan ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Muslims offered special prayers for lasting prosperity, peace and communal harmony in the country on the auspicious occasion of the third Friday of the Holy month of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak observed here.The importance of Friday is more than other days of the week. The Prophet Mohammad said: "Allah Almighty forgives the sins committed between two Fridays of the one who performs his Friday Namaaz regularly."The worshipers from the federal capital had started reaching their ...

KWSB reports power breakdown at its Gharo Pumping House KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has claimed that power breakdown on the part of the K Electric continued on Friday at the Gharo Pumping House.A KWSB statement said that there was power outage for about two hours on Friday. After this, water supply started from 10 pumps and there was shortage of six million gallons of water.Similarly, there have been power breakdowns at Sakhi Hassan Pumping Station for the past several days ...

Weekly inflation up by 0.23pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on July 02 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 witnessed increase of 0.23 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 206.08 points against 205.6 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, ...

PPP Women wing's president expresses grief on loss of soldiers' lives KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing's President, MNA Faryal Talpur has expressed her profound grief over tragic incident in Gujranwala causing loss of precious lives of Pak Army soldiers and officers.She prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls and courage for the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Rooting out criminals basic duty of police: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said controlling and rooting out criminal elements is a basic duty of police.He said this while presiding over a meeting here Thursday which reviewed various proposals for reforms in police system, change of Thana culture and improvement of efficiency of police.Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said protection of life and property of people and redressal of their grievances were prime responsibilities of police. He said police would ...


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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