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Reut-e-Hilal Committee meeting on Sunday for Safar moon  ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would be held on Muharram-ul-Harram 29 (Sunday) for sighting the moon of Safar-ul-Muzaffar 1436 AH. Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman chair the meeting of the committee at Pakistan Meteorological Department building in Karachi.The meeting of Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will be held at the Ministry of Religious Affairs while zonal committees will meet in their respective areas on Sunday. "All information about the position of crescent will be conveyed to Chairman, Central Ruet e Hilal Committee on Cell No. 0300 9285203, 021-99261413, 021 5688307, 021 9204761, 021-9208014, 021 5684550, 021 99261404, 051-9205735 (Met Department 021-99261412) for final announcement," said a press release. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

TTP claim Karachi attack on political camp in Karachi PESHAWAR: TTP on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a political party camp in the southern city of Karachi which wounded at least 15 people.Three provincial legislators were among those wounded when gunmen hurled hand grenades and opened fire on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement(MQM) membership drive meeting in the city's restive eastern district of Orangi Town late on Friday.Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Jamatul Ahrar faction of the TTP, said the attack was in ...
UoS Fisheries Day calls to stop overfishing HYDERABAD: The Department of Fresh Water Biology and Fisheries of the University of Sindh (UoS) Friday observed the World Fisheries Day with a call to "stop overfishing", "save water from pollution for safety of fisheries," and "conserve fishery resource for the protection of human kind."The UoS department also organised different programmes, including a colourful rally and public conference.The rally was flagged off by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili and Chairman of Fisheries Department Prof. ...
DAP, WHO Collaborating Centre to observe World Diabetes Day on Sunday KARACHI: The Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) and WHO Collaborating Centre, Karachi have chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) here on Sunday.Secretary General, Diabetic Association of Pakistan and Honorary President, International Diabetes Federation, Prof. A Samad Shera, sharing details of the day long WDD activities said it would comprise two sessions, focussed on specific target groups.The first session in the morning was said to be scientific, meant for doctors during ...
Teacher's car kills student, injures six LOWER DIR: A student of high school died and six others sustained injuries when a car of their school's teacher ran over them after assembly session in Mayaar area of Lower Dir on Saturday.According to police, students were on their way to classes after holding the assembly session when the car of the school science teacher, Salim Jan ran over them, injuring seven students.The students were rushed to Timergarah Hospital where one of them identified ...
Woman killed, 2 injured in road accident FAISALABAD: A woman was killed and two others received multiple injuries in a road accident in the area of Sandal Bar police station.According to police, the accident took place at Narwala Road near Aminpur Bypass where a rashly driven car turned turtle.As a result, car-riders Ata Muhammad, Hamid and Nabeela Bibi received serious injuries and were rushed to hospital where Nabeela died while the condition of others was stated to be serious. Police are investigating.Copyright ...
Pakistan calls for boosting investment in children as UN marks 25th anniversary of child rights convention UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by holding a special meeting of the General Assembly Friday to assess its progress, with Pakistan making a strong case for more investment in children to help them fully realize their human rights."Children are the most precious asset of mankind and the builders of its future," Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan permanent representative to the UN, said, speaking ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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