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SC disposes of 10,942 cases during July 01, 2014 to March 14 ISLAMABAD: A Full Court meeting was held here on Thursday in the Supreme Court of Pakistan under the Chairmanship of Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk and it was noted that during the period from July 01, 2014 to March 14 the Court decided 10,942 cases against the institution of 10,291 cases, leaving total pendency of 22276 cases.The Full Court meeting was attended by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman, Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Maqbool Baqar.Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan also attended the meeting.At the start of the meeting the Chief Justice of Pakistan welcomed all the Judges specially Justice Maqbool Baqar who was attending the ...

NA passes Federal Employees Benevolent Fund, Group Insurance Bill ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed 'The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (First Amendment) Bill 2013 aiming to remove the age limit fund beneficiaries from 70 years.The Bill was moved by State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed. According to statement of objects and reasons a monthly Benevolent Grant is provided to the family members of an employees, who dies upto the age of 70 years whereas the grants under other ...

IHC adjourns hearing on Ex Wing Commander's plea ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the registrar office to fix the petition of Ex Wing Commander who faced court-martial after Kamra base attacks, to concerned bench.Justice Shaukat Aziz Saddiqui took up the petition filed by the former Wing Commander Muhammad Amir, challenging his court- martial after PAF Kamra attacks.Counsel for the petitioner Inam ur Raheem apprised the court that the case was being heard by Justice Aamir Farooq previously but last day ...

IHC expresses dissatisfaction over Ministry's report ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the report submitted by Ministry of Water and Power in a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), challenging excessive electricity bills by distribution companies.The court also directed the amicus curiae to submit their report on next hearing.Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) seeking to declare the overbilling illegal, null and void.The court observed that an ...

SBP injects Rs 71.85bn KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday injected Rs 71.85 billion into market for one day through its open market operation.The rate of return accepted is 7.5 percent, said a SBP statement.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM condoles with Masood Hamid LAHORE: Punjab Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of mother of Masood Hamid, Director Marketing of a local newspaper and former Secretary General All Pakistan Newspapers Society.In a condolence message, the Chief Minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. Copyright APP ...

LHC upholds conviction of terrorists LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench Thursday upheld convictions of eight terrorists in two different explosives material cases. Safeer Ahmad alias Azeem who was involved in a number of terrorist activities and had a Rs 1 million bounty on his head, Mufti Sagher Ahmed, Ghulam Qadir, Muhammad Yasir, Muhammad Siddique, Abdul Moeed, Ubaidullah Asghar and Syed Muhammad Masood had challenged their convictions through appeals.In December, 2007, An anti-terrorism court (ATC) awarded 14-years imprisonment to ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln