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Projects to start producing energy by 2017: Shehbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday said the government had diverted all available resources to accomplish energy projects being implemented on war footing to mitigate energy dearth.This he said while having a meeting with senior officials of a Chinese energy company in which matters regarding setting up of energy projects especially gas-based power houses were discussed.The chief minister said special incentives were being offered to investors for projects in the energy sector and besides traditional methods, efforts were being made for generation of electricity from alternative sources. He said, work was being carried out on projects of energy generation through coal, gas, hydle, solar, biogas, biomass, wind and other sources. He said, planning had been made for the production of 3,600 megawatt electricity through gas and the provincial government would set up 1200 megawatt gas-based energy projects in Bhikhi, Sheikhupura with its own resources while federal government establish ...

Camps at cattle market to ensure presence of disease free animals only KARACHI: Sindh livestock department has established 15 camps at Cattle Market off Super Highway to ensure that cattle reaching Karachi, for sacrificial purpose during Eid-e-Qurban, are disease free.Secretary for livestock and fisheries department, Noor Muhammad Laghari here on Friday informed a meeting that the camps manned by veterinary doctors would help to ensure that cattle failing to meet the health standards are not allowed to put for sale."This is crucial for public health safety and ...
Haji Ghulam Bilour calls on PM ISLAMABAD: Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, MNA of Awami National Party called on the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at the PM House on Friday.The matters relating to national affairs were discussed during the meeting, a PM House statement said issued here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
High-risk groups urged to get PD vaccinations before Hajj ISLAMABAD: With the Hajj pilgrimage less than a month away, doctors are urging travellers as well as residents in the Kingdom to adopt preventive measures well in advance to avoid Pneumococcal Disease (PD).According to medical research, mass gatherings are associated with the spread of the infectious disease.Director of Saudi Society for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Dr. Nezar Bahabri said: "Mass gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah provide the ideal overcrowded conditions for the transmission ...
CM Balochistan welcomes statemet of Brahamdagh Bughti ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Balochistan,Dr Abdul Malik Baloch hailing the statement of Baramhmdagh Bughti has said government was ready to talk with all estranged Baloch leaders.Chief Minister said from day one it had been government's stance that Balochistan issue has to be resolved in a political manner. He said government has mandate for the initiation of talks with estranged Baloch leaders, PTV News reported.The government wanted to restore peace in Balochistan, he said and added as ...
Mother of Asim Hussain files petition with SHC for release of her son KARACHI: Dr. Ejaz Fatima has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court on Thursday challenging arrest of her son, Dr Asim Hussain, a former federal minister and the chairman of Higher Education Commission - Sindh.The petition filed through Advocate Abid Zubeiri has made federal and Sindh governments, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).The court has been appealed to order immediate release of Dr. Asim Hussain as he not only ...
Zambian Air Chief meets Gen. Rashad Mahmood ISLAMABAD: Air Command of Zambia Air Force, Lt. Gen Eric Mwaba Chimese called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Rashad Mahmood on Wednesday and discussed matters related to bilateral cooperation between both Armed Forces.During the meeting, the visiting dignitary lauded contributions made by Pakistan Armed Forces in War on terror, says a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).-Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln