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PM to announce special package for Thar drought-hit people: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would soon announce a special assistance package for mitigating the sufferings of drought-hit people of Tharparkar, Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon said Monday.Talking to a private TV channel, Marvi said she visited the drought-hit areas of Thar for preparing a detailed report following the surveys of Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal (PBM) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).The report, she said, containing recommendations, fact and figures compiled by PBM and NDMA would be submitted to the PM for finalizing the relief package."I have visited Thar drought-hit areas on the directives of the Prime Minister and will present a report to the PM about the prevailing situation there. PM will announce the assistance package for the victims," she said.Marvi said the Prime Minister has directed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwarts and the concerned departments to visit the affected areas and ensure ...

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Four ships C.V K Phoenix, M.T SC Dong Hai, M.T Golden Ambrosia and M.T AL-Mahboobah carrying containers, palm oil and chemicals were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Liquid Cargo Terminal, Multi Purpose and Engro Vopak Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Sunday.Meanwhile another containers ships also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was managed at the port at 50% on Sunday, where seven ships namely ships ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Monday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 18 November 9 am to 2 pm, Raja Sultan, A-Block, Shaheed Muhammad, Liaqat Bagh, Industrial, Quaidabad, National Park, Chaklala, Model Town, River Garden, Mall Road, AFIC, Chairing Cross, Dk: Choudrian, ...

FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company here on Monday, power supply from Ashrafabad feeder emanating from 132-KV Nishatabad grid station will remain suspended from 9am to 1pm while all feeders of 132-KV Chitiana grid station will observe shutdown from 6am to 10am on Tuesday (November 18). Similarly, electricity supply from all feeders of ...

Imran dragging country into 70s politics: Siddique Al Farooq ISLAMABAD: Senior leader PML-N Siddique Al-Farooq has said that Imran Khan is trying to drag the country to the politics of 1970s.Talking to Radio Pakistan he said, Imran is working on some foreign agenda, if he wants to serve the nation, he should come to the parliament and discuss the reforms there.He said the PII led goverment in Khyber Pukhtankhwa had not completed development projects in the province and even did not spend the funds ...

Governor for extending dental degree education to five-year KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has underlined the need for extending dental education period from four years to five years to make it acceptable at the international level.The Governor, presiding over the first meeting of the senate of the Jinnah Sindh Medical College at the Governor House here on Sunday, said that he would soon convene a consultative meeting of all the dental educational institutions to prepare five years' syllabus for the dental education.He ...

Pervaiz demands immediate release of IDPs ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday demanded the release of internally displaced persons (IDPs), who were arrested and sent to jail in Bannu.The minister, in a statement, appreciated Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Ms Marvi Memon's efforts and struggle for the oppressed IDPs.Instead of apologizing for its inefficiency and poor arrangements for distribution of relief goods, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government put the ...


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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
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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