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President for Pak-Nigeria cooperation in defence, technology ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said Pakistan and Nigeria had the potential to mutually share expertise in diverse fields, including defence, and science and technology.The President expressed these views in a meeting with Nigerian Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Nunayon Amosu, here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.He said the two countries should forge closer military ties especially in areas of training and defence technologies.He said Pakistan and Nigeria possessed vast potential for enhancing bilateral trade, which needed to be tapped.The President said Pakistan and Nigeria faced common menace of terrorism and in this regard defence cooperation between the two countries should be further strengthened.High Commissioner of Nigeria Dauda Dauladi, Secretary Defence Lt Gen (retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak, Secretary Defence Production, Lt Gen (retd) Tanvir Tahir, and high officials of President Secretariat were also present on the occasion. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

President for added sports facilities at Gun & Country Club ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said sports played a healthy role in the physical and mental development of the youth and underscored the need for taking further steps for provision of adequate sports facilities to them.Chairing a presentation on Gun and Country Club here at Aiwan-e-Sadr as its patron, the President said the huge chunk of land in the club needed to be appropriately developed with added facilities for promotion of shooting sports in ...

Sindh Chief Minister denies hunger induced deaths in Thar KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, addressing the provincial assembly session Monday said the government in recent past has arranged wheat worth Rs.two billion for 160, 000 people of drought hit area in Thar.Responding to comments made by certain opposition members on the floor of the house about media reports regarding dismal situation in the area, he said no person in the area had died of hunger during past five years.He also denied ...

CTP launches website to facilitate citizens RAWALPINDI: City Traffic Police (CTP) has launched its official website to facilitate the citizens, who can now access the website ( Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Shoaib Khurram Janbaz told now the citizens can get information about the traffic rules and regulation, traffic sectors, traffic licensing system, fines on traffic rules violations, traffic rules awareness programmes, training, meetings, workshops and all other details on the website.He said that it was very important for the motorists to ...

Inquiry facility missing at station KHANPUR: The railway station of Khanpur lacks the basic facility of trains' inquiry since long and despite repeated requests by public.DS Railway, Sukker division had ordered to set up an inquiry room at the station in response to public grievances but the directive has not materialised to date.Consequently, people cannot get proper information regarding trains arrival and departure timings.Local political circles have demanded provision of this important facility.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Entry of 158 clerics banned in Rawalpindi division RAWALPINDI: The entry of as many as 158 religious leaders including clerics of Deoband School of thought, Shia community and Barelvi sect, has been banned in Rawalpindi division. According to Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Zahid Saeed, on the directives of the provincial government, elaborate security arrangements have been made for Muharram and the local police and law enforcement agencies have been directed to provide security to all the processions and majalis particularly of "A" category. He ...

Food Security Minister to award scientists, mango growers, exporters KARACHI: An event will be arranged at the Department of Plant Protection here on Tuesday to recognize the contributions made by mango growers and fruit exporters of the country.Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFSR), Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan will be chief guest at the Mango Star Award Ceremony.Organisers of the event said the agriculture scientists would be awarded for their role to address the issue of mango fly and contributing to the ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln