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President approves appointment of Dr. Begum Jan as member NCHR from FATA ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday approved the Prime Minister's Advice for appointment of Dr. Begum Jan, as Member of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Free wheat seed to be distributed among 23,838 growers FAISALABAD: The government has decided to distribute disease resistant wheat seed free of cost among 23,838 growers in Punjab. A spokesman of Agriculture Department told here on Wednesday that there were 23,838 villages in the Punjab province where one farmer in each village would be provided free wheat seed. The government had allocated Rs. 300 million for this purpose and the seed would be provided through balloting, he added. He further said that each successful ...

Rs 25,000 bonds draw on Aug 03 LAHORE: The 14th draw of Rs 25,000 denomination prize bonds will be held at the State Bank of Pakistan building here on Monday, August 03.According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Finance here, the draw will be held at 9:00 am and people from all walks of life will attend the ceremony.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Construction work of new Islamabad Airport to be completed by next year, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Wednesday informed the National Assembly that all construction work of new Islamabad Airport would be completed by next year.During the question hour in the House, Sheikh Aftab said that so far more than 82 percent construction work of new Islamabad airport had been completed.Regarding the water problem of the new airport, the minister said the government was planning to construct small dams to resolve the ...

All set for re polling on 360 polling stations in KP PESHAWAR: Stage has been set for re polling on about 360 polling stations in connection with the Local Government elections in Khyber Pakthunkhwa scheduled to be held on Thursday (tomorrow).The Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all the arrangements for the smooth holding of re polling in the said polling stations that would be held in 14 districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa on Thursday, official sources in Provincial Election Commission Office told APP on Wednesday.The re- ...

Three people to be hanged in Attock jail on July 29 ATTOCK: At least three people including a father and his real son will be hanged in District Jail Attock on Wednesday (July 29).The superintendent Attock jail said that Muhammad Usman and his real son Aftab will be hanged to death as both father and son were involved in a double murder case committed in 1998 at the jurisdiction of Injra police station.It is worth mentioning here that the relatives of Muhammad Usman and his son ...

Nisar, MQM delegation discuss law and order situation ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) led by Dr Farooq Sattar held a meeting with Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Tuesday and discussed law and order situation in Sindh.MQM leaders Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Barrister Saif and Kanwar Naveed Jamil were part of the delegation. They talked about law and order situation in Karachi.The Interior Minister said the operation in Karachi is particularly against criminals as its aim is to ...


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln