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Shahbaz seeks report into Child's murder LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of torture and murder of a ten years old child in Hadyara and sought a report from CCPO Lahore. The Chief Minister directed that culprits should be arrested and legal action be taken against them for providing justice to the affected family. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Govt taking steps to eradicate polio virus by 2016: Saira Tarar ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that sincere efforts are being made to eradicate polio virus from the country by year 2016.As a result of steps being taken by the government, situation is getting better day by day as only 26 cases of polio have been reported so far in this year," she said while talking to a private news channel.She said the government has ...

SC stays execution of four death-row convicts ISLAMABAD: A two member bench of the Supreme Court has stayed execution of four convicts on the charges of murder awarded by Anti-Terrorists Courts of Sargodha and Lahore who were scheduled to be hanged in Mianwali jail and Kot Lakhpat jail Lahore on August 5.The bench comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Dost Muhammad on Monday heard review petitions of the convicts Kareem Nawaz Khan, Attiq-ur-Rehman, Azhar Basheer, Shabbir Bashir and stayed their execution.According ...

Around 0.7mn people affected due to rains: NDMA ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ahmed Kamal has said that around 0.7 million people from Punjab and Sindh were affected due to monsoon rains in the country.Talking to Radio Pakistan, Ahmed Kamal said that at least 109 people have died so far due to monsoon rains in the country and mostly deaths were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.He said that more severe rains are expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Northern areas ...

Business leader seeks increase in numbers of trade bodies for women entrepreneurs  %9 KARACHI: Senior businessman and former vice president FPCCI Khurram Sayeed lauding the role of women chambers in promoting businesses has announced his support for the cause of expansion and increase in the number of business and trade bodies comprising women entrepreneurs.In a statement issued here Monday, he said if women are to progress and participate effectively in the economy, they must receive equal education, equal training, equal dignity and income."Pakistan cannot achieve progress if over ...

Punjab Govt allocates Rs570mn for un-manned level crossings ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Government has allocated Rs. 570 million for the construction of un-manned railways crossings in Punjab.An official in the Ministry of Railways told APP that 65 percent railways level crossings were un-manned across the country which were needed to be constructed to avoid any untoward incident.He said that in the past railways level crossing had been constructed on political basis.To construct the un-manned level crossing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has ...

Floodwater will hopefully safely pass through Sindh: Qaim KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that floodwater will hopefully safely pass through Sindh province, as arrangements have been made in this regard. He was talking to journalists after he received a briefing by the Secretary Irrigation on flood situation after visiting Left Bank of the River Indus from Guddu Barrage to Sukkur Barrage, said a hand out issued here on Saturday night. The Chief Minister said that 7,00,000 cusecs floodwater ...


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln