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Teachers have great impact on personality: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said teachers have the biggest impact on the personality of a human being after parents.In his message on International Teachers' Day, he said that teachers have a high status in the society as they play an important role in the guidance and character-building of students.Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the purpose of celebrating 'Salam Teachers Day' was to highlight the importance of education and dignity of teachers.He said that nations reach the height of progress only through respect to their teachers. He further said that on the Teachers' Day all citizens will have to pledge that respect of teachers will be ensured as they are benefactors of the society. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Traders delegations call on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday that traders' community plays a key role in stability of economy and has also taken an active part in relief activities in case of any calamity faced by the country. He was talking representative delegations of traders community which met him separately here. The delegations were led by All Pakistan Anjuman e Tajran (APAT) President Khalid Pervaiz, PML-N Traders Wing Patron-in-Chief Anjum Butt and Anjuman-e-Tajran ...
Pakistan accounts for 40,000 deaths from breast cancer annually KARACHI: Despite the fact that Pakistan accounts for 40,000 breast cancer induced deaths annually, striking across the economic strata, it largely remains a taboo subject to be discussed on public forums.Doctors talking to APP Monday regretted that in our context reproductive health and procreative behavior, that are fundamental aspects of life, are given little or no attention in public policy discussions because of culture, taboos and wide range sensitivities."Open discussion about breast cancer can lead ...
Teachers to play constructive role in updating students: Fatima Hasan ISLAMABAD: Teachers should play a very constructive role in the personality building of the students and should facilitate them with updated knowledge to meet every challenge in future life.These words were expressed by renowned urdu poetess Dr Fatima Hasan of Karachi in an interview on the occasion of 'World Teachers Day' 2015 on PTV NEWS Monday.She said teachers should help in student's character building so that they should have capacity to deal with all matters ...
Senate meets tomorrow ISLAMABAD: The Senate of Pakistan will meet at 3 pm here on Monday (October 5).During the session, the House will convert itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider mode of election of members of senate and poll reforms.The committee has been constituted on a motion moved by the Leader of the House.The committee is also expected to hear a research paper on international practices regarding elections of members of the House. Copyright APP ...
BISP, PILDAT to collaborate for poverty alleviation, women empowerment ISLAMABAD: BISP Chairperson Marvi Memon on Sunday said Benazir Income Support Programme is working for the poorest of the poor as a mission in order to ensure welfare of marginalized segments of the society"Working for the poorest of the poor is a mission for BISP and every one of us has a huge responsibility towards the welfare of the marginalized segments of the society", she said while addressing the Youth Parliament here on Sunday.She said ...
Two arrested target killers handed over to Rangers for 90-days KARACHI: An Anti Terrorism Court on Saturday handed over two alleged target killers to Rangers for 90-day preventive detention for questioning.The personnel of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, along with their counsel produced the two alleged target killer, Akber Husain alias Kala and Qonain Haider Rizvi before the court amid tight security. According to the Rangers, the suspects were allegedly involved in targeted killings and other offences.The court allowed the paramilitary force to detain the suspect for ...


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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 $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 05, 2015
Reserves $18.349 bln