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Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Pak forex figure US $ 20.196bn KARACHI: Total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country stand at US $ 20.196 billion, said State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). An SBP's weekly statement here on Thursday stated the foreign reserves held by State Bank on Feb 5 were US $ 15,341 million and the net foreign reserves with other banks amounted US $ 4,854.8 million.During the week ending Feb 5, SBP's liquid foreign reserves decreased by US $ 94mn to $ 15,341mn compared to US $15,435mn in the previous week. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

NA body on Housing approves 123 Pak-PWD's schemes ISLAMABAD: The Standing Committee on Housing and Works on Thursday pproved PSDP of M/o Housing and Works for financial year 2016-17 amounting to Rs.27,663.675 million to be spent on 123 schemes to be executed through Pakistan Public Works Department (Pak-PWD).The Ministry proposed 124 projects amounting to Rs.27,665.863 million, however, the Committee directed for exclusion of one project relating to provision of tube well in pm Camp office (Sanghar House), Tehsil Gujjar Khan amounting to Rs.2.188 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Govt sets target to achieve SDG's 2030: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Egr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Thursday said the federal government has set a target to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) by 2030 in collaboration with the provinces.He was addressing a press conference here Thursday at the end of the 7th Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) at Higher Education Commission.The Minister said that Sustainable Development Goals, Minimum National Curriculum, Minimum Standards of Education, Revised National Education ...

Pakistan - Business & Economy

Services trade deficit dips 31.79pc in Jul-Dec ISLAMABAD: The services trade deficit during first six months (July-December) decreased by 31.79 percent as compared to the same period of last year.The services exports witnessed a decrease of 5.38 percent while the import fell by 14.30 percent during first half of current fiscal year.According to data revealed by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics(PBS), the services trade deficit reduced from $1.491 billion in July-December, 2014-15 to $1.016 billion in same period of current fiscal year.The services ...

Pakistan - General News

Bilawal condoles demise of Fatima Surayya Bajia KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of prominent writer Fatima Surayya Bajia who died here on Wednesday. In a condolence message on Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari eulogized the services of late Fatima Surayya Bajia in the field of Urdu literature. She will remain in history as a giant figure in Urdu literature, he added. PPP Chairman prayed to Almighty to grant eternal peace ...

Pakistan - General News

FAO assists more than 11,000 TDPs families during last months ISLAMABAD: United Nations's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assisted more than 11,000 families of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) of Khurram and Khyber Agencies of FATA in agricultrue sector during last six months.The assistance were to the families with the support of the Government of Japan to safe return of TDPs to their homes," said FAO Country Representative in Pakistan, Patrick T. Evans said here on Thursday.It was pertinent to mention here that FATA has experienced ...

Pakistan - General News

Senate session starts ISLAMABAD: The session of Senate started here Thursday at 03:00 p.m. with recitation from the Holy Quran.Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani is in the chair. The agenda includes presentation of reports of various standing committees, motions and laying of papers.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016