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Recruitment of teachers to be made on merit JAND: Recruitment of educators in tehsil Jand and other tehsils of the Attock district will be made on merit in a transparent manner as a fool proof software has been devised for it.Talking to APP, a spokesman of Education Department here on Saturday that 1100 vacant for educators and more than 12000 applications were received.He added, no quota has been allotted to any minister, MNA or MPA and the appointments would only be on merit.While, replying a question the spokesman said that only applications which are irrelevant subjects would be rejected.He said that all the process of the recruitment will be completed according to the recruitment policy formulated for the educators and those candidates with valid objections will be accommodated.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Two dacoits held, arms seized CHAMAN: Levies force arrested two alleged dacoits and recovered arms and a stolen vehicle from their possession in Killa Abdullah town area of Balochistan on Saturday.Assistant Commissioner Killa Abdullah district Abdullah Zehri told APP that on a tip off, a Levies force team conducted raid at a place and apprehended two alleged dacoits including Habibullah and Muhammad Wali."Weapons and a stolen vehicle were also recovered from their possession", official said.Further, investigation was underway.Copyright APP (Associated ...

Two suspects of Shikarpur terrorist attack arrested SUKKUR: Senior Suprintendent of Police (SSP) Shikarpur Saqib Ismael Memon has said that two men suspected of facilitating the January 30 Shikarpur Imambargah attack have been arrested in a raid on Friday night.SSP in a Press Conference at his office said the suspects were arrested after being identified by the already arrested other suspects during interrogation.He said that the Shikarpur police in a raid in village Abdul Khaliq Kambrani near Sultankot, Shikarpur managed to arrest ...

SC adjourns LB Elections case till March, 3 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned hearing of the case regarding holding of Local Bodies (LB) Election in Punjab, Sindh and Khybar Pakhtonnwa province till March, 3.The two-member bench of the court headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja resumed hearing of the petitions seeking fresh directions to ECP for holding of municipal elections in three provinces.At the outset of hearing, Justice Jawwad Khawaja remarked that 18th Constitutional Amendment was passed in 2010 in which ...

CM condoles losses in avalanches in Afghanistan PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa Pervez Khattak has expressed grief and sorrow over the killing and disappearing of the hundreds of people due to avalanches slides and collapse of houses in torrential rains and floods in Afghan Province Panjsher. Pervez Khattak in separate messages to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Panjsher Acting Governor Abdur Rehman Kabiri, expressed heartfelt sympathies with the Afghan government, people and especially the affected families on behalf ...

Weekly inflation down by 0.48pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on February 26 for the lowest income group up to Rs. 8,000 decreased by 0.48 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 198.87 points against 199.82 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering ...

Governor condemns blast at under construction Degree College in Orakzai Agency PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan Friday has strongly condemned the bomb blast in under construction Degree College at Kalaya precinct in Orakzai Agency by miscreants. In a condemnation message Governor said that such terrorist attacks could not deter the government's resolve to eliminate terrorism and militancy. He said such cowardly attacks by militants cannot decrease our morale and as a nation we are united and committed to combat terrorism and extremism. ...


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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 $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln