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Partly cloudy weather forecast  MULTAN: The local Met office has forecast partly cloudy weather for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours. On Saturday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded as 39.3 and 29.6 Celsius, respectively. Humidity was recorded as 70 per cent at 8am and 48 per cent at 5pm. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

NBP leads in agri financing  KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is leading in agriculture credit financing compared to other banks and financial institutions in the country by lending Rs 45.79 billion (106% of achievement) during the year ending June 30, 2012 among nearly 241,296 farmers against a target of Rs 43,200 million. According to NBP sources here Saturday, the total outstanding of the bank stands at Rs,41527.657 million (108% of achievement) during one year exceeded by Rs 3,027.657 million as ...

Gold jumps to Rs 51,000  KARACHI: Gold jumped by Rs 429 to close at Rs 51,000 per 10 grams in the local market Saturday as its international price soared to $ 1,692 an ounce, market sources said. According to Karachi Saraf Association official, tola (11.664 grams) price also surged by Rs 500 to Rs 59,500. Silver closed higher at Rs 900 per 10 grams. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

Governor for better education system in country: Khosa  ISLAMABAD: Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa on Saturday said that introducing modern and quality education system in the country can bring improvement in all fields of life. Talking to a private television channel program, he said that a modern vision was given to the vice chancellors (VCs) of the universities for improving the education system and to get better results for the progress and prosperity of the people. He said a modern idea of education had ...

CDGR launches special drive to fight dengue  RAWALPINDI: City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has launched a special cleanliness campaign in different areas aimed at fighting the dengue threat looming in vulnerable areas of the city. Under the initiative and directives of the Punjab Chief Minister, the district government placed posters and banners at prominent places of the city to create awareness among general public about the deadly virus of dengue. Precautionary measures have also being suggested to avoid spread of the lethal dengue fever ...

BoK earns Rs.705mn pre tax profit in six months: MD PESHAWAR: The Bank of Khyber (BOK) earned Rs705 million profit before tax for the period ended 30th June 2012, this was stated by Bilal Mustafa Managing Director BOK in his key note address at BOK Raast Islamic Banking Branches Operational Performance Review Manager's Conference held this morning in Saidu Sharif Swat.   The Conference was attended by Mir Javed Hashmat Executive Director BOK, Mr. Imran Samad Group Head Credits, Mr. Kamran Masood Khan Group Head Islamic Banking ...

Rs14bn for women welfare projects: PPDB LAHORE: Women welfare projects will get Rs14.2 billion in the province during the current fiscal.   These views were expressed by Punjab Planning and Development Board (PPDB) Secretary Arif Anwar Baloch while addressing a seminar on "gender responsive budgeting" on Saturday.   "Projects for women welfare have been planned keeping in view ground realities and receiving response from government departments and other stakeholders," he said and hoped for the success of the projects.   Baloch said an amount of Rs4.5 billion ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
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