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Private schools owners association takes exception to extension in vacations KARACHI: Sindh Private Schools Owners Association has registered its reservations about government's decision to extend the vacations by 10 days.The current summer vacations in the schools and colleges scattered across the province.A spokesperson of the association Thursday said the decision presumably made due to rain and floods does not apply to the metropolis, where management is already compelled to close schools at regular intervals due to one or the other pressing situation.While talking to APP, she said this makes timely completion of course with adequate provision for revision an uphill task adding to the difficulties of the teachers."Of-course students are the ultimate sufferers denied of an opportunity to have adequate space and time to actually learn and understand the curriculum," said the spokesperson.Educational institutions in Sindh were scheduled to open from August one after two months long summer vacations, however, as per a government announcement Wednesday evening these were now ...

Repair work on Chakdara-Mingora road to start soon: NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Thursday informed the National Assembly that tender for repair of Chakdara to Mingora road was awarded in December 2014 and 90 per cent work on 26 Km portion has already been completed.Replying to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Mussarat Ahamd Zeb regarding dilapidated condition of Chakdara to Mingora road, the minister said that contract has already been awarded. However, work could not be resumed ...
President approves appointment of Dr. Begum Jan as member NCHR from FATA ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday approved the Prime Minister's Advice for appointment of Dr. Begum Jan, as Member of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Construction work of new Islamabad Airport to be completed by next year, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Wednesday informed the National Assembly that all construction work of new Islamabad Airport would be completed by next year.During the question hour in the House, Sheikh Aftab said that so far more than 82 percent construction work of new Islamabad airport had been completed.Regarding the water problem of the new airport, the minister said the government was planning to construct small dams to resolve the ...
All set for re polling on 360 polling stations in KP PESHAWAR: Stage has been set for re polling on about 360 polling stations in connection with the Local Government elections in Khyber Pakthunkhwa scheduled to be held on Thursday (tomorrow).The Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all the arrangements for the smooth holding of re polling in the said polling stations that would be held in 14 districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa on Thursday, official sources in Provincial Election Commission Office told APP on Wednesday.The re- ...
Three people to be hanged in Attock jail on July 29 ATTOCK: At least three people including a father and his real son will be hanged in District Jail Attock on Wednesday (July 29).The superintendent Attock jail said that Muhammad Usman and his real son Aftab will be hanged to death as both father and son were involved in a double murder case committed in 1998 at the jurisdiction of Injra police station.It is worth mentioning here that the relatives of Muhammad Usman and his son ...
Water level to decrease in Kabul river, Budhni Nullah as met office forecast more rain in KP PESHAWAR: The meteorological office has forecast rains to continue until July 28, next with the potential inundation of several areas within the province including villages situated along Indus River in Dera Ismail Khan District while the flow of water in Budhni Nullah and Kabul Rivers is expected to decrease. Heavy rains and glacial lake outburst floods on caused flash floods in Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).According to the data of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) ...


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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