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Too much texting bad for your spine, says study ISLAMABAD: Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you are texting, an alarming research has revealed."Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses about the cervical spine," wrote study author Kenneth K. Hansraj, a New York-based spinal and orthopaedic surgeon, Khaleej Times reported.Your spine is at its happiest when your ears fall on the same plane as your shoulders and your shoulder blades are retracted."Without these adjustments, you put added stress on your spine," Hansraj added.During the study, Hansraj calculated how stressful varying degrees of curvature would be on a person's spine.At zero degrees of tilt, the resting pressure is equal to the weight of the person's head roughly 4.5 kg-5.5 kg.But for each 15 degrees of tilt, the pressure increases.At 15 degrees, a person feels 12 kg of pressure; at ...

World Fisheries day observed ISLAMABAD: The world Fisheries day was celebrated on Friday throughout the world including Pakistan by the fisherfolk communities.A recent United Nations study reported that more than two thirds of the world's fisheries have been overfished or are fully harvested and more than one third are in a state of decline because of factors such as the loss of essential fish habitats, pollution, and global warming.The World Fisheries Day helps in highlighting the critical importance to ...

BISE to announce Matric supplementary result BAHAWALPUR: Result of supplementary exams of Matric 2013-14 under Bahawalpur Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) will be announced here on Friday.According to BISE sources, the result will be available on board website APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

KP Governor approves Land Revenue Amended Bill 2014 PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor has formally assented the Land Revenue Amended Bill 2014, which was passed by the KP Assembly and published it as an act of Provincial Legislature.The Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2014 having been passed by the Provincial Asssembly of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa was formally assented by the Governor KP, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Legislature.This was stated in notification issued by Provincial Assembly Secretariat here on Friday.Copyright ...

305 students to awarded laptops BAHAWALPUR: As many as 305 students of Masters, M.Phil and PhD Programmes will be awarded laptops at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur here on Friday.According to the spokesman of the university Shahzad Ahmad, Minister of state for Education and Interior Engineer Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman will be the chief guest, while Chairman Higher Education Commission Prof Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad is also expected to be present at the occasion.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

PML-N committed to develop backward areas including that of Karachi: Hakeem Baloch KARACHI: Minister of State for Communications, MNA Abdul Hakeem Baloch on Friday said PML (N) is committed to develop all backward areas in the country, including those in Karachi.During a visit to his constituency, in Old Malir here, he also assured to help getting solved the long pending problems of the local population."I and people of my constituency hold a strong and time tested bondage that can not be severed under any condition," said Baloch ...

Textile Ministry to organize Buyers Conference ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Textile Industry will organize "Buyers Conference" during next month aiming at strengthening the compliance of Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+)Buyers' forum will facilitate and promote a dialogue platform between buyers and manufacturers to discuss sustainable practices and improved compliance and reporting on environmental, labour, health and safety standards and their implementation in the textile sector of the country, said a press release here.The conference will be organized in collaboration with ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln