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NA acting Speaker inquires about Godil's health ISLAMABAD: Acting Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi has telephoned the son of injured member National Assembly Rasheed Godil and inquired about Godil's health and prayed for his early recovery.Murtaza Javed Abbasi paid tribute to Godil for his bravery and valour for standing against terrorism and admired his services to strengthen democracy in the country, said a press release issued here on Thursday."Godil is a seasoned politician and an active member of the parliament who always stood to protect the rights and welfare of the masses" he added,He expressed the hope that Godil would return to the parliament soon to play his pivotal role as a parliamentarian.Godil's Son expressed his gratitude to the Acting Speaker for calling and apprised him about the health of his father.He sought assistance of Acting Speaker for his father's treatment abroad, said a press release.Acting Speaker assured his all out support and directed the concerned ...

Growers issued cotton picking guidelines MULTAN: Agriculture experts have issued a set of guidelines to farmers for picking of clean cotton to enable them earn good profit.Agriculture spokesman said in a statement on Thursday that good quality cotton can be obtained to attract premium price provided that farmers strictly follow guidelines from picking to transportation and ginning process.Farmers should start picking cotton only when bolls are completely open as fibre in partially opened bolls can have its colour affected after ...

High-risk groups urged to get PD vaccinations before Hajj ISLAMABAD: With the Hajj pilgrimage less than a month away, doctors are urging travellers as well as residents in the Kingdom to adopt preventive measures well in advance to avoid Pneumococcal Disease (PD).According to medical research, mass gatherings are associated with the spread of the infectious disease.Director of Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Dr. Nezar Bahabri said: "Mass gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah provide the ideal overcrowded conditions for the transmission ...

CM Balochistan welcomes statement of Brahamdagh Bugti ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Balochistan,Dr Abdul Malik Baloch hailing the statement of Baramhmdagh Bughti has said government was ready to talk with all estranged Baloch leaders.Chief Minister said from day one it had been government's stance that Balochistan issue has to be resolved in a political manner. He said government has mandate for the initiation of talks with estranged Baloch leaders, PTV News reported.The government wanted to restore peace in Balochistan, he said and added as ...

Mother of Asim Hussain files petition with SHC for release of her son KARACHI: Dr. Ejaz Fatima has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court on Thursday challenging arrest of her son, Dr Asim Hussain, a former federal minister and the chairman of Higher Education Commission - Sindh.The petition filed through Advocate Abid Zubeiri has made federal and Sindh governments, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).The court has been appealed to order immediate release of Dr. Asim Hussain as he not only ...

OGDCL earns Rs 87.249bn profit in last financial year ISLAMABAD: Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has earned net after taxation profit of Rs 87.249 billion as comparing to Rs 123.914 billion in the preceding year.The per share earnings were Rs 20.29.OGDCL has earned Rs 210.624 billion as comparing to Rs 257.014 billion in last year.The board of directors in its meeting on Wednesday approved the financial results of OGDCL for the year ended on June 30.The Board of Directors has declared financial ...

LHC annuls district delimitation authorities' decisions in 5 districts LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Wednesday set aside decisions of district delimitation authorities on pleas challenging local government delimitations in several union councils (UCs) of Bhakkar, Gujrat, Gujranawala, Sargodha and Kasur.The court asked the district delimitation authorities to decide the applications after hearing the stance of the parties and passed a speaking order.Justice Shahid Karim passed these orders on various petitions filed by Mian Afzal and others challenging the decisions of district delimitation authorities regarding ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln