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Revival of Karachi Circular Railway Project on cards ISLAMABAD: A project for revival of Karachi Circular Railway would be initiated soon to facilitate residents of the provincial capital and resolve their grievances regarding transportation system of the city.The project `Revival of Karachi Circular Railway' (KCR) is a foreign funded project sponsored by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).Official sources of Ministry of Railways told APP that the launchingof the project is subject to the signing of loan agreement and disbursement of the loan amount."Most of the pre-requisites laid down by JICA for signing of loan agreement have been fulfilled", they said.However, one of the main pre-requisite for launching the project was the clearance of right of way of the KCR route from encroachers and shifting of 6km Pakistan Railways track, which is yet to be undertaken.A domestic plan was proposed by the government envisaging that the Federal and Sindh Governments may provide cash compensation to affected households (encroachers), in ...

NA Speaker, Deputy condole with Azhar Jatoi, Anwar Abbas ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and his deputy Murtaza Javed Abbasi Tuesday condoled the sad demise of the mother of Azhar Jatoi and father of Anwar Abbas, parliamentary reporters of Aab Tak and Online respectively.In their separate condolence messages, speaker and deputy speaker prayed to Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable losses with equanimity.Copyright APP (Associated Press ...
Foreign Secretary attends SAARC Standing Committee Meeting KATHMANDU: The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, represented Pakistan at the 41st session of SAARC Standing Committee, which preceded the SAARC Summit here.The Committee reviewed the progress of SAARC activities and prepared recommendations for the Council of Ministers, which is taking place today. The Standing Committee also finalized draft Declaration to be submitted to the Leaders.On the sidelines of the meeting, the Foreign Secretary met with the Secretary General of SAARC, Foreign Secretary of Nepal ...
Government of Balochistan launches an emergency vaccination campaign QUETTA: Government of Balochistan in collaboration with UNICEF and WHO has launched a 7 days emergency vaccination campaign against 9 deadly childhood infectious diseases, Communication Unit of Emergency Operation Cell official told.Balochistan has the lowest immunization rates in the country- a recent Pakistan Demographic Health Survey reveals that more than 80% of children in the province are not protected against diseases as Childhood tuberculosis, polio, pneumonia , hepatitis B, meningitis, diphtheria , pertussis , tetanus ...
Police impound 154 motorcycles MULTAN: Multan police impounded 154 unregistered motorcycles during a drive across the district to check registration of two-wheelers.Police spokesman said the move has been launched to control crime across the district. Excise Office Multan registered 243 motorcycles on Monday, stated official sources.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
IGP orders for smooth traffic flow, strict security during IDEAS 2014 KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh has directed the officials to take effective measures for smooth traffic flow in the metropolis during IDEAS 2014 exhibition at Expo Centre here.He also ordered to strengthen the security during the exhibition which will be held from December 1 to 4, said a statement on Tuesday.The companies from Pakistan, France, Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Turkey, Britain and other countries will exhibit their Defence products and modern security equipments.The ...
Polio campaign continues in KP PESHAWAR: A three days anti polio campaign continued in 19 different districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa wherein special teams and officials of health department are vaccinating children under five years of age.According to Expended Programme for Immunization (EPI), the campaign is successfully underway at Abbottabad, Buner, Chitral, Dir Lower, Haripur, Kohat, Kohistan, Malakand, Nowshera, Swabi, DI Khan, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Mardan and Tank district while children of Charsadda and Peshawar were vaccinated on Sunday. Emphasis are ...


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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
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln