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Raza Rabbani saddened over losses in Nepal, India earthquake ISLAMABAD: Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani Saturday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and properties in earthquake hitting Nepal and Northern India.The Acting President prayed for the departed souls and extended heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families, said a statement from President's Secretariat.He stated that the government and people of Pakistan were deeply saddened on the great tragedy and equally shared the grief of the affected people of Nepal and India. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Pervaiz Rashid condemns killing of HR activist Sabeen Mahmud ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information,Broad- casting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday strongly condemned the killing of Human Rights activist Sabeen Mahmud.In a statement, the minister expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over her murder and said that such people were asset of the nation.He said her struggle was establishment of a society based on justice. The minister said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb in FATA and an operation clean up in Karachi have been launched to ...

PML-N, others submit replies before GEIC ISLAMABAD: With the deadline to submit proof in the General Election Inquiry Commission (GEIC) formed to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 general election expired at noon (Saturday), the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and other political parties have submitted their replies.During its 2nd public hearing on Thursday 23 April, the Inquiry Commission had issued notices to the PML-N and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on the request of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) with ...

PPP public meeting to establish relevance of PPP for Karachiites KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders maintain that the grand public gathering of PPP, scheduled for Sunday, at historic Kakri ground would establish its popularity among Karachiites.PPP-Sindh's Secretary for Information and Coordinator to Sindh Chief Minister, Waqar Mehdi here on Saturday said the public meeting will not only be a PPP's power show but shall also reflect undeterred love of masses for it.Lyariites, in particular, would send a message across the board that Lyari and ...

Infants Hajj charges for South, North regions fixed at Rs10,270, Rs11,170 respectively  %9 ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has announced the Hajj dues of the infants, who would accompany their parents on Hajj 2015 under the Government Hajj Scheme.According to a notification issued, the parents carrying an infant from Southern region were required to pay Rs 10,270 per infant while the parents travelling from North region to Saudia would pay Rs 11,170 for each accompanying infant.The children born after November 9, 2013 has been ...

Nine terrorists killed in aerial strikes in Khyber RAWALPINDI: As many as nine terrorists were killed in aerial strikes on Saturday in Khyber, said an ISPR press release issued here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

DG ISPR condemns killing of Sabeen Mahmud RAWALPINDI: Director General, ISPR, Maj Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday condemned the tragic and unfortunate killing of Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi last night.Our heart goes out to bereaved family at this sad moment, he tweeted on social media.He said that intelligence agencies have been tasked to render all possible assistance to investigating agencies for apprehension of perpetrators and bring them to justice.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015


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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 $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln