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BOK earns Rs1.181bn profit before tax by September, 2012 PESHAWAR: The Bank of Khyber (BOK) earned Rs.1.181 billion profit before tax for the period ended September 30, 2012.   This was disclosed by Managing Director BOK, Bilal Mustafa while reviewing Operational Performance of the bank in a senior management committee meeting held at BoK head Office on Monday morning.   The meeting was attended by All Group and Divisional Heads. Bilal Mustafa lauded the growth in all operational areas of the BOK during 3rd quarter of the current financial year and expressed his confidence over the field staff and head office supporting team, adding that they have to work with more devotion and dedication to achieve the various operational targets for the year 2012.   He said that due to increase in branches network, they could attract more clientage which would alternatively help us to grow our deposit and advance base and our bank will play its due role in socio-economic development of the country.   Bilal ...

PPP to award tickets on merit: Wazir PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Labour Minister and Chief Coordinator of PPP for FATA Sher Azam Wazir said on Monday that PPP will fully participate in the general election and ticket would be awarded on the basis of merit.   Talking to a representative delegation of FR Darra Adam Khel and FR Peshawar led by Malik Firdous Khan Afridi and Malik Jahanzeb Khan Afridi here the minister said that the time of political jugulars contested election in past on ...

PSO ISLAMABAD: Managing Director and CEO of Pakistan State Oil(PSO) Naeem Yahya Mir (PSO) was honoured with award for his best services in the oil and gas sector.   The country's largest energy company's MD received the Best CEO Award at the second annual CEO/CFO/CIO award ceremony.   The event was organized by Mass Human Resource Services in collaboration with Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) and Pakistan Standard and Quality Authority (PSQCA).   Speaking at the occasion, Naeem shared his vision of making ...

Pregnancy diseases kill one woman out of 89, daily in Pakistan PESHAWAR: Daily one woman out of every 89 dies due to pregnancy related diseases and about 500 newborns in the country owing to lack of proper maternal and newborn health (MNH) services especially in restive areas of FATA, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.   This was revealed in an assessment study conducted by SoSec Consulting Services in collaboration with the Research and Advocacy Fund (RAF) to understand the dynamics and provision of health services in the restive areas, ...

Government should create better business environment in the country ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) led by its President, Zafar Bakhtawari visited Attock Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Munawar Mughal, Mian Akhram Farid, Khalid Javaid and Zubair Ahmed Malik, former presidents of ICCI also accompanied the delegation.   Addressing at luncheon meeting, Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI said that unity of the nation in general and business and industrial community in particular is vital for socio-economic development of the country.   He said ...

Government attaches great importance to freedom of media: PM ISLAMABAD: Qamar Zaman kaira Minister for Information and Broadcasting called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at Prime Minister’s House Monday and apprised him about the matters pertaining to his Ministry.   Kaira also congratulated the Prime Minister on holding a mammoth public meeting at Gujar Khan.   He also discussed with the Prime Minister the prevailing political situation in the country.   The Prime Minister said that the Government attaches great importance to freedom of media and has fostered a ...

Tribute would be paid to Begum Nusrat Bhutto on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: A glorious tribute will be paid to Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 1st death anniversary being observed on October 23 (Tuesday), throughout the country.  Begum Nusrat Bhutto was born in 1929 in Esfahan, Iran. Before immigrating to Pakistan, Nusrat was educated at the University of Isfahan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities in 1950.   After returning to Pakistan in the late 1980s, she served two terms as a Member of Parliament ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln