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Former President Paid glowing tributes to Abdullah Hussain ISLAMABAD: Former President Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari has condoled the death of renowned writer and intellectual Abdullah Hussain who passed away on Saturday in Lahore after protracted illness.Former President in his condolence message said that he was shocked and grieved over the death of Abdullah Hussain who was a distinguished novelist and a towering character in literature.Abdullah Hussain novel Udas Naslain is regarded as bible of Urdu literature and his writings illuminated Urdu literature. His books were translated in several languages and are part of curriculum in several universities all around the world.His intellect was unmatched and his connect with the common people was immense. He will be missed by literary circles all over the world especially Pakistan.Asif Ali Zardari prayed to Almighty Allah to grant his soul eternal peace and strength and fortitude to family and friends to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.Copyright PPI (Pakistan ...

SHC issues notices on missing person petitions KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed the Rangers director general to file comments on several petitions seeking whereabouts of missing men said to be detained by the law enforcers.Petitioners, Hina Muhammad Sanullah and Sharmeen Fawad filed two identical petitions, submitting that their spouses, Muhammad Sanullah and Fawadul Haque were picked up by the unidentified persons from the latter's officer in Phase-II DHA, however, till date there was no clue about them.They alleged that both ...

Reham visits JPMC KARACHI: Spouse of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Reham Khan on Saturday visited Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Karachi to meet heat-wave affectees; however, there were no heatstroke patient admitted in the hospital.Sources at JPMC confirmed that there was no heatstroke patient in the hospital when Reham Khan visited it. All heatstroke patients had already been discharged from the hospital and following change in the weather which has turned pleasant there was no admission ...

Sharjeel Memon supervises demolition of illegal marriage halls KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the encroachments on government land, amenity plots, playgrounds and parks will not be tolerated and action would be taken against the criminals involved in the land grabbing.He was talking to media after demolition of three marriage halls constructed on playground and amenity plots in Federal B Area Block- 9 Incholi and Mokka Chock Azizabad here on Saturday.The area people welcomed the ...

CM expresses condolence over death of Abdullah Hussain LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of internationally renowned writer and novelist Abdullah Hussain.In a condolence message, the chief minister paid tribute to the literary services of the deceased and said Abdullah Hussain was a historic writer and novelist and was an identity of Pakistan at international literary scene.Shahbaz Sharif said Abdullah Hussain created literature of international standard with unique style and ...

CM takes notice of torture on boy, sisters LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of a news regarding an arrest and torture of an eight-year old boy and his sisters on the allegation of theft at Satokatla and sought a report from CCPO Lahore.The chief minister directed that the matter should be investigated from every aspect and responsibility be fixed in this regard.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Prime Minister condoles demise of novelist Abdullah Hussain ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of renowned Urdu writer and novelist Abdullah Hussain who passed away in Lahore this morning.In his message to the bereaved family, the Prime Minister extended his heartfelt condolences while lauding the services rendered by him for promotion of the national language and enrichment of Urdu literature.He described his death as a loss to the nation especially the literary circles, according ...


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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
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