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Sindh CM concerned over rise in hepatitis patients KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed concern over increasing numbers of Hepatitis-B&C patients and lack of liver transplantation facilities in the province.He announced the funding of Rs 50 million to the management of Dr Zia-uddin Medical University Karachi for establishment of "Liver Transplantation Hospital" and called upon other entities in the medical field in private sector to come forward and establish efficient, modern health facilities to provide better care and cure of liver deceases or its transplantation on economical rates.Addressing the annual convocation of Dr Ziauddin Medical University as chief guest here on Wednesday, he said that his government has already engaged some reputable health organisations to establish Liver Transplantation Hospital in the city but the government wants to increase such facilities in other parts of the province. He asked Dr Ziauddin University to establish Liver Transplantation Hospital for which initially Sindh Government is ready to ...

Sino-Pak economic relations enter in new phase due to Chinese Presidents's visit: BOI Chairman ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Board of Investment (BOI) Dr. Miftah Ismail Wednesday said after visit of Chinese President, bilateral economic relations have entered in new geo-economic phase which would also attract other countries to invest in Pakistan."The two countries have signed 51 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding, which would help boost economic activities in the country," he said while talking to APP.He said that signing of US $45 billion investment was a big achievement of the present ...
Businessmen for early clearance of pending tax refunds ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to arrange early clearance of all outstanding tax refunds of business community as keeping such claims pending would hurt the confidence of businessmen in the tax machinery.Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, President, ICCI said that tax refund claims of the traders and industrialists were lying pending in FBR and urged the tax authorities to take measures to clear these outstanding ...
China-Pakistan friendship, a blessing to Asian prosperity ISLAMABAD: The friendship between China and Pakistan has been termed as "higher than mountains, deeper than oceans, stronger than steel and sweeter than honey".Generations of leaders and people from both countries have devoted energy to the bilateral relationship, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.On his first visit to Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said it was like "visiting the home of my own brother".As neighbours, China and Pakistan have always been ready to extend a helping hand. ...
NA speaker refers three bills to standing committees ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Wednesday referred three bills to relevant standing committees for further perusal and consideration. NA speaker referred the bill to amend the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business. Two bills to amend the rules were moved by Sher Akbar Khan of Jamat e Islami. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq referred another bill seeking amendment in Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business 2007. The bill was moved by Dr Ramesh ...
Silk Road Fund makes first investment ISLAMABAD: The 'Belt and Road Initiative' gets a major boost with Pakistan project, say Chinese experts.The Silk Road Fund's first overseas investment project is expected to demonstrate a new financing model that supports infrastructure construction and improves connectivity across the regions involved in the "Belt and Road Initiative", experts said.The $40-billion Silk Road Fund, set up in December 2014, will inject capital in China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd, a subsidiary of China Three ...
Pakistan negotiating prisoner exchange accord with China: NA informed ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday informed that the government is negotiating a prisoner exchange agreement with China which would allow the convicts to serve their sentences in Pakistan.Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch informed the House during question hour that a total of 260 Pakistanis are currently imprisoned in China.These include 193 who have been sentenced after conviction and 67 who are in detention centres, awaiting trial.He said majority of the ...


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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 $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln