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Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees starts from Swabi camp SWABI: The voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees to their home country here Tuesday kicked off under the supervision of Untied Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Official sources informed that about 600 persons of 85 families from Swabi Barkai refugee camp have left for Afghanistan in a convoy of 40 trucks under the supervision of UNHCR officials in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.Financial assistance besides free transport facility was provided to all refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan.The afghan refugees on this occasion thanked the Govt of Pakistan and people for their long and extended support to them.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013

Gunmen kill polio worker in Peshawar PESHAWAR: Gunmen shot dead a female anti-polio worker in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of deadly attacks on vaccination teams.The two attackers on a motorbike opened fire on the team as they went to administer polio drops on the edge of the city of Peshawar."One lady worker was killed and another wounded in the attack on the first day of a three-day campaign meant for areas on the outskirts ...

Lawyer and sons killed in attack KARACHI: Attackers shot dead a lawyer and his two sons aged 12 and 15 in Karachi on Tuesday in a suspected attack, police said, the latest in a wave of violence.The men, on a motorbike, gunned down high court lawyer Kausar Saqlain and his sons Owais Abbas and Mohammad Abbas as he took them to school."Apparently it seems a sectarian killing," Iqbal Mahmood, the Karachi police chief, told AFP, though he said the case was ...

Liaqat Baloch visits houses of Gujrat tragedy's victims LAHORE: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, Monday, visited the houses of the unfortunate children burnt alive in Gujrat wagon incident, and offered condolences with the bereaved families. He was accompanied by the JI Gujrat chief, Syed Ehsnullah Shah. According to the JI spokesman, Liaqat Baloch talking to the mediamen on the occasion, said that the provincial government, the district authorities and the concerned departments were responsible for the gruesome tragedy.Meanwhile, Liaqat Baloch has ...

SC provides relief in human rights case ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took Notice on application of Hammad Azeem a resident of Lahore, registered through Human Rights Cell of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad.While requesting for recovery of his wife, Hammad Azeem stated in his application that his wife had been abducted and First Information Report (FIR) had been registered, but she has not yet been recovered, said a press release.Taking the cognizance, the Chief Justice of Pakistan ...

LSE downs by 120.82 points LAHORE: Bearish trend prevailed in Lahore Stock Exchange on Monday as it shed 120.82 points, following the LSE-25 index opened with 4555.68 and closed at 4434.86 points.The market's overall situation also did not correspond to an upward trend as it remained at 7.442 million shares to close against previous turnover of 8.936 million shares, showing a downward slide of 1.494 million shares. While, out of the total 93 active scrips only 9 moved up, 41 ...

LSE holds corporate briefing for Lafarge Cement Pakistan Limited LAHORE: Lafarge Pakistan Cement Limited senior management here Monday participated in the Corporate Briefing Programme (CBP) initiated by Lahore Stock Exchange's Communication Department to encourage companies to share their financials and non-financial projects before the members, TREC Holders, investors and media to abridge communicational gap between listed companies and the market participants. On this occasion, the Company Secretary Waseem A. Malik and Chief Financial Officer Bilal Hamid highlighted financial performance of the company. Waseem Malik ...


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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 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln