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Construction work of new Islamabad Airport to be completed by next year, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Wednesday informed the National Assembly that all construction work of new Islamabad Airport would be completed by next year.During the question hour in the House, Sheikh Aftab said that so far more than 82 percent construction work of new Islamabad airport had been completed.Regarding the water problem of the new airport, the minister said the government was planning to construct small dams to resolve the issue, adding that there was no issue of landing of aircrafts.To another question, he said that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will acquire five new aircrafts from Ireland on lease for a period of eighty years. Sheikh Aftab said that two aircrafts had already been delivered to PIA adding that the remaining three were expected to be delivered soon and these aircraft were being operated on different domestic routes.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

All set for re polling on 360 polling stations in KP PESHAWAR: Stage has been set for re polling on about 360 polling stations in connection with the Local Government elections in Khyber Pakthunkhwa scheduled to be held on Thursday (tomorrow).The Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all the arrangements for the smooth holding of re polling in the said polling stations that would be held in 14 districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa on Thursday, official sources in Provincial Election Commission Office told APP on Wednesday.The re- ...
Three people to be hanged in Attock jail on July 29 ATTOCK: At least three people including a father and his real son will be hanged in District Jail Attock on Wednesday (July 29).The superintendent Attock jail said that Muhammad Usman and his real son Aftab will be hanged to death as both father and son were involved in a double murder case committed in 1998 at the jurisdiction of Injra police station.It is worth mentioning here that the relatives of Muhammad Usman and his son ...
Water level to decrease in Kabul river, Budhni Nullah as met office forecast more rain in KP PESHAWAR: The meteorological office has forecast rains to continue until July 28, next with the potential inundation of several areas within the province including villages situated along Indus River in Dera Ismail Khan District while the flow of water in Budhni Nullah and Kabul Rivers is expected to decrease. Heavy rains and glacial lake outburst floods on caused flash floods in Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).According to the data of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) ...
New grid stations in Nowshera, Charsadda on card: NA told %9 ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday informed the National Assembly that setting of new grid stations on card in Charsadda and Nowshera to bifurcate load on power transformers in the areas. Replying to a calling attention moved by Maulana Muhammad Gohar shah and others regarding non-replacement of the out of order and overloaded transformers in district Charsadda, Mardan and Lucky Marwat, the minister said that in areas of less ...
Judicial commission's report has further strengthened democracy: Bosan ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for national food security and research Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan has said that Judicial commission's report was not just PML (N)'s victory but it has further strengthened the democracy."Gone are the days when mere allegations dictated politics, now truth prevails. Free media and strong neutral judiciary is here to safeguard the interests of the people and uphold justice", he said in a statement issued here today.The federal minister stressed that Prime Minister ...
Senate body asks CDA to improve performance ISLAMABAD: Senate House Committee on Monday warned the Capital Development Authorities to improve its performance and provide basic facilities to masses. The committee meeting chaired by Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri reminded CDA of fatherly role in provision of basic amenities to people and said, it should dispense its duties efficiently.The Committee member Senator Mrs. Sitara Ayaz said it is duty of CDA to also resolve the issues of Parliament Lodges.CDA official briefed the committee about ...


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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 $-22.095 bln
Exports $23.885 bln
Imports $45.980 bln
WeeklyAugust 03, 2015
Reserves $18.536 bln