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PHC Abbottabad bench orders to maintain the services of teachers ABBOTTABAD: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Abbottabad bench ordered to maintain the services of 2300 Subject Specialist (SST), Secondary School Teachers (SST) at their posts and promote the affected teachers in the province.According to the details, the previous government in 2007 Awami National Party (ANP) provincial government inducted 2300 SS and SST on temporary basis and later on regularized them.Hundreds of regular teachers those were in cue of promotion for SS and SST were affected in the province, the induction and regularization was later challenged by the teachers association in PHC Abbottabad bench.PHC Abbottabad bench comprising Justice Saith Waqar and Justice Hasrat Hilali while giving the detailed verdict ordered provincial government to continue the services of the 2300 SS and SST teachers where they were inducted and also ordered to compensate the effected teachers through departmental promotions.Teachers Association KPK have appreciated the court verdict and demanded the immediate promotion of teachers ...

MCCI appreciates cut in interest rate by SBP MULTAN: Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) hailed cut in interest rate by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). In a statement issued here on Monday, MCCI president Mian Iqbal Hassan said that cut in the interest rate would help boosting trade in the country. He said that export, production would enhance while industries would revive by this step of central bank. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Two gangsters held with booty LAHORE: Police claimed on Monday to have arrested two gangsters besides recovering booty from them. A police team, led by SHO Sabzazaar conducted raids at various places and arrested three members of a motorcycle theft gang including its ring leader Qurban Shah alias Qurbana and his accomplice Imran alias Mani. Police also recovered 15 motorcycles, Rs. 20,000 in cash, spareparts, a pistol and rounds from them. Police said the accused used to steal motorcycles after ...

Sindh Governor visits shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan visited the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi and reviewed the pace of work of its extension, said a statement issued here on Monday.He directed to further accelerate the pace of work and ensure that there should be no difficulties to pilgrims during the construction work.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Exports of value added products witnessed significant increase ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan here on Monday said that exports of value added products from the country witnessed significant increase during the current financial year as against the exports of raw material.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce, the minister said that due to the prudent policies of government and successful economic diplomacy the exports of value added products from the country increased which was a healthy sign for ...

CM Sindh for launching operation against encroachments KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial minister for Information and Local Government to launch operation against encroachments and illegal construction on Government land and amenity plots.The chief minister, presiding over a meeting here on Monday expressed displeasure over the encroachments in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana.Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon briefing the meeting said that a large number of marriage halls have been constructed on ...

Sindh Governor eulogises late King Abdullah's services KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that deceased Saudi King Shah Abdullah was a great friend of Pakistan and the country is deprived of a great and sincere friend by his death, according to a statement issued here on Monday.He said during every difficult time including the earthquake of 2005, seasonal floods and other calamities he stood by Pakistan. Besides, the way King Abdullah stood by Pakistan in presence of international restrictions after ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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