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CM condoles death of renowned poet Khalid Shafi LAHORE: Punjab Chief Ministerd Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Khalid Shafi, a renowned poet. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM takes notice of animal fights LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday took notice of the news of animal fights in Zahir Pir, Rahim Yar Khan, despite a ban, and sought a report from DCO and DPO Rahim Yar Khan. The Chief Minister ordered action under the law against the persons arranging animal fights besides police officials not taking timely action. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Sartaj Aziz meets Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, who is in Kuwait to participate in the 42nd OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting, met Sheikh Sabah Al- Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait.The meeting, which took place in the backdrop of the serious issues confronting the region, provided a valuable opportunity for the two sides to explore the role ...

Hot, dry weather with gusty winds likely in Karachi on Thursday KARACHI: The Met Office on Wednesday forecast hot and dry weather with gusty winds in the metropolis during the next 24 hours.It said the maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 35 to 37 degrees centigrade.The weather report said that mainly hot/very hot and dry weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in Sindh and Balochistan region. However, rain/ thunderstorm is likely to occur at isolated places in Larkana, Zhob, Kalat and Quetta ...

DC directs for ensuring women voting in LG elections in Dir Lower TIMERGARA: Deputy Commissioner Dir Lower, Muhammad Sohail Khan here Wednesday directed all the Assistant Commissioners of four tehsils and election staff to ensure women voting in Local Govt election, avoiding the repeat of PK-95 by election wherein female were not allowed to exercise their right of franchise.The DC who is also District Returning Office (DRO) issued these directives while presiding over a high-level meeting here at his office attended by assistant commissioners of four tehsils ...

Unidentified assailants attack police van, killing three KARACHI: Unidentified assailants opened fire on a police van Wednesday leaving dead a sub-inspector and two constable with another constable injured.A senior police officer confirming the incident said the cops were on routine patrolling when attacked by four unidentified assailants on two motorcycles at Bhangoria Goth area off Azizabad.Killers who had attacked the cops from quite a close range managed to escape from the scene.The constable wounded in the incident is being treated at a ...

99pc wheat procurement target achieved: NA body told ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research Tuesday was informed that so far Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) had achieved 99 percent target for wheat procurement.The committee was informed that wheat procurement target for the crop 2015 was 0.8 million metric tones and 100 percent Bardana had been issued to the farmers.A summary regarding additional target of PASSCO upto 1.5 million metric tones was sent to Economic Coordination ...


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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 $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln