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Sindh Govt decides to set up heatstroke centres across province KARACHI: The Sindh Government, as a policy, has decided to set up district level heatstroke relief centers across the province to avert associated public health risks in face of predicted rise in temperature with every passing year.Sindh Minister for Information and local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, talking to media Tuesday, said each of these centres will be well-equipped with all relevant facilities including provision for round-the-clock cooling and interventions required to address dehydration, gastroenteritis etc.These will be manned by paramedical staff under supervision of doctors, said the Minister mentioning that Sindh, increasingly exposed to heat and humidity during summers, needed the intervention.Sharjeel Memon said Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has already activated helpline service 1122 for heatstroke victims belonging to the metropolis.People have been advised to immediately report cases of heatstroke via the number so that transportation could be immediately arranged for those unable to reach the heatstroke relief centre or any ...

56,000 KMC/DMCs employees open accounts in Sindh Bank KARACHI: Fifty six thousand employees of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and those associated with 6 different district municipal corporations (DMCs) of the metropolis have opened their accounts in Sindh Bank to draw their salary from July and onwards.Sindh government in its decision to purge civic bodies of the menace of ghost employees, following a identification exercise, had asked all the concerned officers and staffers to open afresh their accounts at Sindh Bank a few months ...
Free Trade Zone being established at Gwadar ISLAMABAD: A Free Trade Zone is being established at Gwadar to attract investment in manufacturing and export of goods.According to Radio Pakistan quoting an official sources, land acquisition for the purpose has been completed for setting up of the zone over 9.23 square kilometers, adjacent to the port.The project is being executed by Gwadar Free Zone Company, which also plans to establish a large Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Port for display of Chinese and ...
Extremism pushing Balochistan towards destruction: CM QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that under a conspiracy extremism, sectarianism and negativity were being promoted in Balochistan to push our peaceful society towards destruction. He was talking to different delegations in his home town Turbat. He said, "We are Muslims from generations to generations and extremism and sectarianism will further divide us and push us towards destruction," adding that under a conspiracy, extremism was being promoted in Balochistan."We will ...
ATC grants bail to Amir Khan KARACHI: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC-II) Karachi Monday accepted bail plea of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Amir Khan against Rs 1 million in surety bonds.He, however, was restricted from travelling abroad and also directed to ensure his presence in the next hearing on July 15.Khan was taken into custody from his party headquarters during a raid on March 11 and had been on judicial remand for quite some time.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Four terrorists killed in encounter SHEIKHUPURA: Four terrorists were killed in a shootout with police and other law enforcement agencies near Ferozewala, in the wee hours on Monday. According to police, law enforcement agencies along with police raided a house at Royal city, Ferozewala to arrest the terrorists. Seeing police, a terrorist who was wearing a suicide jacket blew himself up while his three accomplices were killed in a cross firing with the personnel of law enforcement agencies. The raiding ...
Three power projects of 55.6MW to be completed by Dec 2015 PESHAWAR: The Government has expedited work on Ranolia Kohistan, Machi Mardan and Dararkhwar Swat with generation capacity of 55.6 megawatt power projects that would be completed by December 2015 to provide inexpensive electricity to consumers.A senior official in Energy and Power Department KP told APP on Monday that three power projects including Machi Mardan with generation capacity of 2.6 MW and Ranolia Kohistan with 17 MW and Swat Dararkhwar with 36 MW capacity would be ...


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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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJune 25, 2015
Reserves $17.457 bln