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Speakers propose National Public Safety Commission ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a round table conference Thursday proposed to the Ministry of Interior to establish National Public Safety Commission by notifying six MNAs nominated by the National Assembly Speaker and also select six non-political members.The conference was organized by PILDAT on police, politics and the people of Pakistan, where experts stressed on the importance of upholding and implementing the Police Order 2002.The federal government should establish an independent Federal Police Complaints Authority as per Articles 97- 102 of the PO 2002.It was further suggested that Police Act of 1861 be repealed in Islamabad Capital Territory and replaced by Police Order 2002.Similarly, for the Islamabad District, Public Safety Commission should be established under Chapter VII of PO 2002. There was an emphasis on the National Police Bureau to ensure that National Police Management Board, comprising all heads of the Federal and Provincial law enforcement agencies, meet at least twice a ...

Physical remand of two accused of tax fraud case granted FAISALABAD: Special Court of Customs Judge has granted 4-day physical remand of two accused, involved in a tax fraud case and handed them over to FBR for investigation. A spokesman of the Regional Tax Office (RTO) Faisalabad told here Thursday that accused Muhammad Arshad and Muhammad Akram, owners of a factory had fraudulently embezzled Rs.439 million of sales tax and did not deposit the tax amount in the government exchequer. Commissioner RTO Faisalabad Zone-I Nasir ...

LHC Multan bench upholds death penalty of three convicts LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Multan Bench Thursday upheld death penalty of three convicts in different cases.According to a press release issued here, the bench comprising Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin and Justice Chaudhry Mushtaq rejected an appeal of convict, Muhammad Shafi who murdered four police officials.Anti Terrorism Court (ATC), Multan, awarded death penalty on five counts and 10-years jail term to Muhammad Shafi besides Rs two million fine on September 22, 2012.The accused was arrested ...

British Council delegation calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: A delegation of British Council, led by its Chief Executive Ciaran Devane, on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and agreed to promote ongoing cooperation with Punjab in education sector.Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said the Punjab government had taken revolutionary steps for the promotion of education during the last six years, adding that quality education was the right of every child which was being ensured by the government.He said ...

ISE-10 index witnessed bullish trend ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Stock Exchange here on Thursday witnessed bullish trend as the ISE-10 index was up by 4.25 points and closed at 4,009.14 points.A total of 33,500 shares were traded, which were down by 299,500 shares when it compared with previous day's trading of 333,000 shares.Out of 155 companies, share prices of 75 companies recorded increase while share prices of 80 companies registered decrease where as one company remained stable in today's trading.The share price ...

Foreign reserves decreased by US$ 82 million KARACHI: The total foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 15,063.9 million on January 23, 2015, said a press release of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) here on Thursday.The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under:(1) Foreign reserves held by the SBP US$ 10,248.7 million.(2) Net foreign reserves held by banks US$ 4,815.2 million.(3) Total liquid foreign reserves US$ 15,063.9 million.During the week ending 23 January 2015, SBP's liquid FX reserves ...

President accepts Governor Punjab resignation ISLAMABAD: On a summary initiated by the Cabinet Division, the President has approved the Prime Minister's advice for acceptance of resignation of Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Governor Punjab.He had announced to quit the office on Thursday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015


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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 $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln