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Govt struggling to provide quality education: Khawaja Asif SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, and Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday voiced for equal educational opportunities for all.He expressed these views while addressing the laptop distribution ceremony being held at Govt Allama Iqbal Girls College."The Constitution provides a guarantee to all people to get education and they have the right to get equal education," he said.He said to develop a society, same opportunities should be provided to all for getting quality education."The nations which cannot get knowledge are wiped out from the map of world and the nations which get knowledge remained alive," he said.The minister said the government was struggling for providing quality education as higher education was one of the agenda items.He said all institution would flourish if quality education was being provided to the masses.He said the distribution of laptops was basically acknowledgement of the Punjab government to brilliant students."Imparting knowledge is a top ...

SECP committed for developing Islamic financial sector ISLAMABAD: In order to develop a robust takaful sector, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has allowed M/s SPI Insurance Company Limited, formerly known as Saudi Pak Insurance Company Limited, to start window takaful operations.The initiative would help meet the risk mitigation needs of the masses and develop the Islamic financial sector, said SECP press statement issued here.Previously, two conventional insurance companies were allowed to transact takaful business through window operations.Now the takaful ...

Reut-e-Hilal Committee meeting on Sunday for Safar moon  ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would be held on Muharram-ul-Harram 29 (Sunday) for sighting the moon of Safar-ul-Muzaffar 1436 AH. Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman chair the meeting of the committee at Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi.The meeting of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will be held at the Ministry of Religious Affairs while zonal committees will meet in their respective areas on Sunday. "All information about the ...

TTP claim Karachi attack on political camp in Karachi PESHAWAR: TTP on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a political party camp in the southern city of Karachi which wounded at least 15 people.Three provincial legislators were among those wounded when gunmen hurled hand grenades and opened fire on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement(MQM) membership drive meeting in the city's restive eastern district of Orangi Town late on Friday.Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Jamatul Ahrar faction of the TTP, said the attack was in ...

UoS Fisheries Day calls to stop overfishing HYDERABAD: The Department of Fresh Water Biology and Fisheries of the University of Sindh (UoS) Friday observed the World Fisheries Day with a call to "stop overfishing", "save water from pollution for safety of fisheries," and "conserve fishery resource for the protection of human kind."The UoS department also organised different programmes, including a colourful rally and public conference.The rally was flagged off by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili and Chairman of Fisheries Department Prof. ...

DAP, WHO Collaborating Centre to observe World Diabetes Day on Sunday KARACHI: The Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) and WHO Collaborating Centre, Karachi have chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) here on Sunday.Secretary General, Diabetic Association of Pakistan and Honorary President, International Diabetes Federation, Prof. A Samad Shera, sharing details of the day long WDD activities said it would comprise two sessions, focussed on specific target groups.The first session in the morning was said to be scientific, meant for doctors during ...

Teacher's car kills student, injures six LOWER DIR: A student of high school died and six others sustained injuries when a car of their school's teacher ran over them after assembly session in Mayaar area of Lower Dir on Saturday.According to police, students were on their way to classes after holding the assembly session when the car of the school science teacher, Salim Jan ran over them, injuring seven students.The students were rushed to Timergarah Hospital where one of them identified ...


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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