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Over 13,000 treated at Sindh govt's heatstroke centres: Sharjeel KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that over 13,000 people affected by the heatwave have been treated so far at the heatstroke centres set up by the provincial government. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that the Sindh government has set up heatstroke centres across the province, particularly in Karachi. Sharjeel Memon said that thousands of patients have been treated at these heatstroke centres. While 822 patients died due to heat-related medical conditions and 650 other patients are still under treatment at various hospitals and heatstroke centres, he added. He informed that 60 heatstroke centres have been set up at KMC-run hospitals, 36 at other major hospitals and 61 at various other locations in the city. While 173 heatstroke centres have been established in the interior of Sindh, he added. The minister further said that free water tanker points have ...

ANP expresses sympathies with Upper Dir flood victims PESHAWAR: Provincial President Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti and Parliamentary leader of ANP, Sardar Hussain Babak Friday expressed grief and sorrow over deaths of eight persons at Upper Dir due to flash flood and lighting and prayed for their eternal peace.The ANP leaders said it was a natural disaster and their party would not leave the victims families alone in this hour of difficlty and expressed sympathies with them. They demanded of the PTI government to ...

Karachi desperately needs more teaching hospitals Karachi: Recent heatstroke crisis in Karachi has showed that longstanding demand of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) regarding opening a government-run teaching hospital in each of 18 towns of Karachi was a just and realistic demand but sadly it fell on deaf ears. Karachi is amongst the biggest cities of the world; however, its civic infrastructure including healthcare centers are not up to the mark to serve 25million plus population ...

Foreign exchange reserves exceed US$ 18.20bn ISLAMABAD: Foreign Exchange Reserves held by the country exceeded US$ 18.20 billion.A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here Thursday said that out of the total forex reserves, over US$ 13 billion are with the State Bank of Pakistan and over US$ 5 billion are with Commercial Banks.Finance Minister, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar extends felicitations to Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the whole nation as Pakistan on this important achievement. Copyright APP (Associated Press ...

Mobile phone imports up by 15.86pc in 11 months ISLAMABAD: The mobile phone imports into the country increased by 15.86 percent during first 11 months of the year 2014-15 over the same period of last year.The imports of mobile phones into the country during July-May (2014-15) were recorded at $653.808 million against the imports of $564.293 million during same period of last year, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).On year on year and month on month basis, the mobile phone ...

SBP declares 8th rental coupon rate for 3-year sukuk KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday declared 8th rental coupon rate for 3-year Government of Pakistan Ijara Sukuk (GIS-9) at 6.9355 per cent per annum.The payment date will be Nov. 21, 2015, said SBP press release. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

SC directs NAB authorities to submit performance report  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit a comprehensive report about its performance and adjourned hearing of the case till Monday. The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the case about the performance of the National Accountability Bureau. During the case proceedings, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt submitted report about registered complaints, inquiries and references in the ...


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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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJune 25, 2015
Reserves $17.457 bln