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Two accused handed over to Rangers KARACHI: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday handed over two accused belonging to a political party to Rangers for 90-day preventive detention for questioning.The personnel of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, along with their counsel produced the two political party workers, Jawaid Katia and Muhammad Ameer alias Meero, before the court under strict security. According to the Rangers, the suspects were allegedly involved in target killing and other offences that come within ambit of anti terrorists act.The court allowed the paramilitary force to detain the suspects for 90 days for interrogation, considering legal provisions section 11EEEE (1) of ATA.The suspect Muhammad Ameer alias Meero was head of a target killer group being run from South Africa, while Jawaid was involved in many murder cases.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2015 ...

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet for Muharram moon ISLAMABAD: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will hold its meeting in Karachi today (Wednesday) evening to decide the sighting of crescent of Muharram-ul-Haram.Chairman of the committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will preside over the meeting.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2015 ...
431 seed graders arranged for wheat cultivation FAISALABAD: The Agriculture department has arranged 431 seed graders to provide facility of seed grading to farmers in order to accomplish bumper wheat crop. A spokesman of the Agriculture department told here on Tuesday that the grading of wheat seed was imperative for cultivation of healthy seeds and getting high yield. He said that farmers had been requested to have the wheat seeds graded one week before its cultivation. Further information and guidance in this ...
99 Pak pilgrims martyred, 18 still missing: Senate briefed ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Tuesday informed the Senate that 99 Pakistani pilgrims were martyred and the 18 others were still missing in the Mina tragedy, as per the data compiled so far.Briefing the House, he said, out of the total martyred Pakistani Hujjaj, 70 have been identified by the Saudi authorities and buried in the holy land, while martyrdom of 29 others was confirmed by their relatives ...
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to sight Muharram moon on Wednesday evening KARACHI: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will hold its meeting here at Meteorological Complex on Wednesday evening to sight moon for Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Chairman of the Committee, Mufti Munib ur Rehman in a statement Tuesday has asked the citizens from across the country to share information, if any, about Muharram moon with the committee, after Asr prayers.Information of being witness to new moon could be communicated via phone numbers 0300-9285203, 0300-9244269, ...
Bilawal Bhutto to lead PPP delegation to moot on Silk Road in China KARACHI: Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has left for China with a PPP delegation to participate in the Asian Political Parties Special Conference on the Silk Road.The moot to open on Wednesday at Beijing and conclude on Friday is being hosted by the Communist Party of China (CPC), said party spokesman on Tuesday.Other members of PPP delegation comprise former Ambassador to United States Senator Sherry Rehman, former Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Faisal ...
Seven children among 13 killed in landslide KARACHI: Thirteen people including seven children were crushed to death in Karachi Tuesday when a rare landslide struck their thatch huts as they slept, officials said. The victims, who police said were from three families, were living on a plot of land carved out of a hill in the eastern neighbourhood of Gulistane Jauhar when the tragedy struck in the early hours.Tearful relatives gathered at the scene, watching as the bodies were pulled from the ...


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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 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln