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Adviser meets with Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan ISLAMABAD: The Adviser on Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rasit Meredow on the sidelines of the 42nd OIC Council of Ministers meeting in Kuwait on Friday.The two Ministers discussed follow up action on the agreements and understandings reached during the Prime Minister's recent visit to Turkmenistan.They agreed to intensify cooperation in the areas identified, including the laying of rail and road networks and gas pipelines connecting the two countries via Afghanistan with possible participation by other Central Asian countries.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Annual budget for 2015-16 to be presented in the Provincial Assembly PESHAWAR: The annual budget for the financial year 2015-16 will be presented in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday, the 13th June, 2015 at 03:00 PM. It was notified by Secretary Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2015 ...
Two killed in police encounters KARACHI: Karachi South Zone Sindh Police on Thursday carried out two separate operations against criminals and drug sellers in different areas. They detained 12 accused. However, two other accused were killed in encounter while one injured. The police recovered one Kalashnikov, 11 pistols, 11 magazines, looted articles and drugs.South Police conducted operation in different areas against criminals in the city including Baghdadi, Chakiwara, Garden, Nabi Bux, Sadder, Boat Basin and Mauripur. Two accused were killed ...
PPP, MQM shedding crocodile tears over water issue: JI KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chapter amir Hafiz Naeem here Thursday said the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentrain (PPPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were responsible for persisting water crisis in Karachi, but ironically these both parties are shedding the crocodile tears over the water shortage created due to their wrong policies. He was addressing a protest demo, organized by JI District East in Gulistan e Jauhar against the water shortage. He regretted that two big parties, PPPP ...
Punjab CNG stations set to open Friday ISLAMABAD: The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across Punjab are set to open on Friday on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).Official resources told APP that the stations would remain open till June 6 without any break.All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) Supreme Council Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Piracha thanked Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his special support enabling the owners to open CNG stations after eight months in Punjab.The opening timings would be ...
Need to use latest construction techniques highlighted LAHORE: Prices of conventional houses are becoming out of reach of common man and use of latest construction techniques are need of the hour.Introduction of Cost effective, space efficient and environment friendly Chinese building techniques and construction material can bring a revolution to the Construction sector in Pakistan.Shah Faisal Afridi, President, Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) expressed these views while talking to a 4-member Chinese delegation here on Thursday.Xiaoming Cheng Board Chairman, ...
Ashrafi urges Ummah to jointly resolve Muslim's issues ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi on Thursday urged the Muslim Ummah to sit together and resolve the issues faced by them.Addressing a press conference here, he said Ulema should play their role in ending division among Muslims on the basis of sects.He said that time demands unity among all segments of society and Ulema role is important to lead the people to peace and prosperity in the country.Tahir Ashrafi said suicide ...


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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 $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln