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Medium range of flood registered at Guddu, Sukkur Barrages: Spokesman  KARACHI: Medium range of flood is passing through different barrages in the province while all needed measures have been adopted for protection of embankments around River Indus, said a spokesman of Sindh Irrigation Department on Friday.It was said that monitoring of sensitive river banks have been expedited to avert any untoward situation consequent to rising levels in water gushing from upper areas and also due to monsoon showers.Sharing details of the river flow for the day, the spokesman said medium level flood has been registered at Guddu barrage with upstream water flow recorded to be 446971 cusec and down-stream 426565 cusec.Sukkur barrage was also found to be exposed to medium range of flood with upstream water flow registered to be 335776 cusec and down-stream 301106 cusec.As for Kotri barrage it was said the situation was normal with up stream flow coming to 139050 cusec and down-stream 129645 cusec.The spokesman said ...

Flood Control Room set up at Commissioner Larkana office LARKANA: In order to monitor the flood situation in Larkana Division, Commissioner Larkana Division Ghulam Akbar Leghari has set up emergency flood control room at Commissioner Office Larkana.The emergency flood control room was established after directive from Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.The Flood Control Room will work round the clock under the supervision of Additional Commissioner-I Larkana/Focal Person for flood and relief Sultan Ahmed Khoso with Phone Numbers 074?9410361, Fax No. 074-9410304 and ...

Sanath Jayasuriya visits PTA Headquarters ISLAMABAD: Former cricketer and Deputy Minister of Provisional Councils and Regional Development of Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya Friday visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters here.PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah welcomed him and briefed about working of PTA and telecom sector of Pakistan.Sanath Jayasuriya also met with representatives of cellular mobile operators to seek information on investment opportunities in the telecom sector and attended a presentation of ITU Regional Advisor, Sameer.The Sri Lankan minister appreciated Pakistan's ...

SC accepts ECP's plea for phase-wise LB elections in Punjab, Sindh ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday accepted Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) plea regarding holding of phase-wise local body (LB) elections in Punjab and Sindh.Justice Jawwad S Khawaja held hearing of the plea in his chamber. The SC accepted ECP’s plea after discarding registrar office’s objection. Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja issued directives to accept the plea for hearing in the court. Earlier, the registrar office had ordered the ECP to approach forum concerned for ...

Govt to utilize resources for rehabilitation of flood-hit people: CM RAJANPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the government would take all possible steps for the rehabilitation of flood affected people.Talking to journalists after visiting a relief camp set-up for flood affected people at Kot Mitthan on Thursday, he said, "I would not take rest till the return of flood-affected people to their homes."Shahbaz Sharif lauded the efforts and arrangements made by the district government and also appreciated their performance.He said that all ...

Pakistan's Liquid Foreign reserves reach over US $ 18.677 billion ISLAMABAD: The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$18,677.4 million on July 17, 2015.Giving the break-up of the foreign reserves position a statement of Central Bank issued on Thursday said that Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan stood at US$ 13,543.0 million while Net foreign reserves held by banks were US $ 5,134.4 million on July 17.The SBP statement further said that during the week ending July 17, ...

SC seeks details about NGOs source of funding ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial governments to furnish complete details about the source of funding of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), mechanism to monitor their activities and process of registration.The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja resumed hearing of the case regarding working and foreign funding of NGOs in Pakistan. The matter relating to NGOs activities had cropped up during a hearing of a case of bail application ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln