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Prime Minister paid Rs4.24mn taxes ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif paid taxes worth Rs. 4,244,680 including income and agriculture taxes.The tax return of the Prime Minister has been filed, according to a PM House statement.According to the return, the Prime Minister paid income tax worth Rs. 2,282,840 and Rs. 1,961,840 agriculture tax. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

PM rightfully presented Kashmir issue in UN, Sirajul Haq LAHORE: Ameer, Jamat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq Thursday said that Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif rightfully presented the nation's sentiments regarding Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly.Talking to the members of the Standing Committees of the JI central Shoora at Mansoora here, he stressed that war mongering India must not become a member of the UN Security Council under any circumstances. While opposing an increase in the UN Security Council membership, the ...
LHC disposes of plea for delaying first phase of LG polls LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Thursday disposing of a petition for directions to delay first phase of local government elections in Punjab directed the petitioner to approach the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan was hearing the petition filed by Mujlis Wahdatul Muslimeen.The party had requested the court to issue directions for delaying the first phase of local government elections in Punjab owing to Muharram.The court directing the petitioner to approach the ECP ...
Over one million children to be vaccinated against polio in Karachi: Jam Mehtab KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that the new phase of anti-polio drive will be launched from October 7 in Karachi which will target 1,016,499 children of under 5 years. The campaign will be launched in 80 union councils of six districts of Karachi and 2795 mobile teams will perform their duties.This he said while presiding over a meeting on Thursday in his office here, said a statement.He said that ...
Traffic policeman shot dead in Malir KARACHI: A traffic policeman was shot dead on Wednesday night by unidentified assailants in Malir area of the metropolis, the police said. According to the IG Sindh office ASI Zulfiqar of traffic police was killed by unknown armed men near Kalaboard, Malir. The policeman was posted in Model Colony. The body was shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities. The police have started investigation into the incident. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Govt extends date for filing tax return ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Wednesday announced one month extension in the date for filing income tax returns till October 31.He also informed that the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in its meeting held Wednesday approved to extend the date to continue deduction of withholding tax on banking transactions of over Rs 50,000 at 0.3 percent for one month.Addressing a press conference, the minister said withholding tax was reduced from ...
Dar reviews progress on energy sector reforms ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting here Wednesday to review the progress on the Energy Sector Reforms.Officials of Ministries of Finance and Water and Power briefed the Minister on the latest status of the on-going power sector reforms.It was stated that the Ministries were maintaining close coordination to ensure that agreed reform related actions were completed as per the set timeline.The Minister expressed satisfaction on the actions completed so far ...


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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