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Chief Minister Sindh KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, while taking notice of the death of children caused by the outbreak of measles in different areas of Sindh, has directed the health authorities to take effective steps to control the disease.   A statement here on Tuesday said that the Chief Minister Sindh has issued directions to Provincial Health Secretary and Director General Health Services to present the report about the deaths caused by the deadly disease and make comprehensive strategy to control the situation.   He asked the Health officials of the area concerned to visit the affected areas and people be provided immediate relief at their doorsteps.   He further directed the Secretary Health to monitor the situation and a committee be constituted to visit the affected areas to get first hand knowledge about the disease outbreak.     Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012**  

Election to be held on time: Rehman Malik  KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday said that the general elections in the country will be held on time.   This he said while talking to media during visit to the mausoleum of Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.   Rehman Malik said the country is facing different challenges and efforts are being made to cope with these challenges.   He said the violence in Karachi is being carried out through a plan and the anti-state elements want ...

CM Punjab to visit Jhang on Wednesday  JHANG: Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate many development projects on his visit to the district on Wednesday (Dec 26).   According to details, he will inaugurate the newly constructed 20.4 km long Jhang-Gojra road and 24.6 km long Jhang-by-pass road.   He will also lay foundation stone of Faisalabad road-by-pass.   CM Punjab will also address a public meeting at Kot Mirza.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012**

PPP workers leave for Garhi Khuda Bukhash  MULTAN: Dozens of Pakistan People's Party workers' carvans left for Garhi Khuda Bukhash to attend the death anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto here on Tuesday.   The main caravan led by General Secretary Pakistan People's Party South Punjab MPA Aamir Dogar, PM's media-coordinator Khawaja Rizwan Aalam, PPP district president Khursheed and comprised hundreds of workers made its way to Garhi Khuda Bukhash by Zakariya Train.   The workers were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans paying rich ...

NBP plans to offer advance salary loan facility  ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is planning to offer advance salary personal loan of up to Rs. one million to the employees of private sector from next year.   "Advance salary personal loan finance facility was targeted towards public sector employees who were already NBP's account holders but now we have plan to enhance our services to the private sector employees as well", Adnan Adil Hussain, Senior Vice President and Divisional Head of NBP said ...

Power supply suspension in Punjab: APTMA threatens to lay off workers  HAMID WALEED LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) leadership has given a deadline of December 28, to the Ministry of Water and Power for the restoration of electricity supply to textile mills in Punjab, failing of which may result into laying off some 10 million textile workers in Punjab.   Addressing a press conference at the end of an emergent general body meeting of APTMA Punjab with jam-packed attendance of Faisalabad and Multan offices through video link, ...

Suspension of gas supply: Hundreds of textile workers hold demonstration  RECORDER REPORT MULTAN: Hundreds of workers of value-added textile sector on Monday staged a demonstration on Khanewal Road and they blocked the road. They were protesting against the suspension of gas supply for the last 17 days.   Resultantly, the industrial sector of Southern Punjab has come to a halt as gas supply has been suspended for indefinite period. While the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) spokesman said that the supply has been suspended for indefinite period ...


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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