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Bye-election in PP-16: ECP gets result from 61 polling stations through mobile application ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced the successful experiment on the use of android based mobile application for electronic transmission of polling stations results directly from 61 polling stations to ECP's central server in Islamabad in the bye-election of PP-16 (Attock-II) .This exercise will bring more transparency in result transmission process. The use of mobile technology will certainly not only give transparency but also increase the overall efficacy of the process of result declaration and its transmission. As soon as Form-XIV was compiled by the Presiding Officer at the polling stations, the electronic copy of the same was made available on ECP central server with proper time stamping and location mapping, said spokesman of the ECP.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

45,824 CNICs blocked in last two years: Senate told ISLAMABAD: The Senate was apprised on Monday that 45,824 Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) have been blocked during last two years. In a written reply to a question asked by Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan told the House that 5,170 CNICs were blocked in Quetta, 5,107 in Peshawar, 4,623 in Karachi West, 2,843 in Karachi East,, 1879 in Killa Abdullah, 1,691 in Rawalpindi,, 1632 in Karachi Malir, 1,438 in Karachi Central, 1,330 ...

SC directs AG to submit detailed report on audit of 20 departments ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Auditor General of Pakistan to conduct audit of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore Office and 19 other departments and submit comprehensive reports in this regard till October 28.A two-member bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case.During the course of proceedings, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan asked the Additional Attorney General whether the audit of DHA Lahore department was conducted as it ...

SBP employs available resources to curb menace of counterfeit currency KARACHI: Primary responsibility to check the influx of counterfeit notes lies with the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), however, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has adopted a three pronged strategy to manage this risk.The strategy aims at ensuring state of the art security features in our banknotes which are difficult to counterfeit-- at developing necessary capacity and infrastructure with banks to issue genuine and authenticated banknotes to the public-- and at creating awareness amongst general public ...

Sindh govt decides to withdraw subsidy on sugarcane: CM Sindh KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Agriculture Department to work out an acceptable sugarcane price to the growers and millers because this year provincial government would not give subsidy on the sugarcane at any cost.This he said while presiding over a meeting of Agriculture department to discuss new sugarcane price and review overall cane crop, said a statement on Tuesday.Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon, Principal Secretary to CM Alamuddin Bullo, ...

Senate unanimously passes Stock Exchanges Corporatization, Demutualization and Integration (Amendment) Bill, 2015 ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed The Stock Exchange Corporatization, Demutualization and Integration Amendment Bill, 2015. Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi moved the Bill.According to the statement of objects and reasons, the bill provided framework allowing segregation of ownership and trading rights to enable demutualization of the stock exchanges. The Act was approved on March 27 , 2012 in a joint session of the Parliament and it got assent of ...

Govt taking special initiatives for promoting regional languages: Asif ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday said the government has taken special initiatives for promoting regional languages for national integrity and coherence. Presenting a report regarding non broadcasting of programmes in Balochi language by the official media, he said the official media was presenting programmes in Balochi language including news analysis, and other current affairs programmes. The issue was raised by Senator Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldeni The minister said, the government attaches ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln