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Juammatul Wida celebrated with solemnity, fervor KARACHI: Jammat-ul-Wida, the last friday of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak, was celebrated here with religious fervor like in other areas of the country.Mosques and imambargahs were seen full to their capacity with the faithful who also prayed for the peace, brotherhood and interfaith harmony, and prosperity of the country.Prayer leaders (Pesh Imam) in their sermons highlighted the importance and blessings of fasting during the holy month of Ramazan.They emphasized on promoting environment of co-existence where every body can live peaceful and respectful life with full liberty to follow his faith and traditions.The best possible security arrangements were made by the government at and around mosques and imambargahs in the city to ensure peace and security on this great Islamic day. Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) delivered his last and historic sermon on Jummat-ul-Wida. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

NADRA submits forensic report in NA-118 case LAHORE: National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) Thursday submitted a forensic report of thumb verification process before election tribunal in NA-118 case.The report was submitted before election tribunal comprising Justice (R) Kazim Ali Malik who was hearing an election petition filed by PTI runner-up Hamid Zaman challenging election of PML-N MNA Malik Riaz from NA-118 Lahore Constituency.As proceedings started, the sealed forensic report was submitted before the tribunal and it was de-sealed in the presence ...
President grants prisoners special Eid remission ISLAMABAD: On the advice of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday granted special remission in sentences to convicts of different categories on the occasion of forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr 2015.According to a press statement, special remission of three months has been granted to the prisoners convicted for life imprisonment except those convicted for heinous crimes including murder, espionage and anti-state activities, sectarianism, rape, robbery, dacoity, kidnapping and terrorist acts.A special remission has been ...
PTI, MQM MPA's submit resolutions against each other's party chiefs KARACHI: PTI members of Sindh Assembly here on Wednesday submitted resolution with the Assembly Secretary condemning MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain's alleged anti-state statement.In a tit for tat reaction the MQM MPAs led by Mohammad Hasan also, within half an hour's time, submitted another resolution with the Sindh Assembly Secretary, criticizing PTI Chief Imran Khan's alleged use of offensive language against the state institutions.PTI MPAs Samar Khan, Khurram Sher Zaman and Hafiz Hafeez uddin through their ...
LHC, sub-ordinate courts to remain closed from July 17 to 21 LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) and sub-ordinate courts in Punjab would remain closed on account of Eidul Fitr from July 17 to 21.According to a LHC notification, the Lahore High Court Principal seat, its allied benches including Bahawalpur, Multan and Rawalpindi, and civil & sessions court in Punjab would also observe Eidul Fitr holidays from July 17 to 21. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
NAB Sukkur receives 1000 complaints SUKKUR: Director General (DG), National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur Region, Mohammad Altaf Bawany has said that most of the complaints are against the taluka municipal administration, irrigation and works and services departments.While talking to a delegation of Journalists on Tuesday, he said that NAB Sukkur had received around 1,000 complaints between January and May 2015.As far as the establishment of an accountability court in Sukkur is concerned, the DG NAB went on to say that ...
Developed societies pay special attention to handicapped people: Governor KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Monday said that the developed societies respect the humanity alot, especially, they give special attention to the handicapped, poor, helpless and needy people.He said this while talking to special children of Aaghosh School Steel Town, called on him at Governor House here, said a statement.Over 50 special children of Aaghosh School along with the teachers met with the Sindh Governor.Dr. Ebad said that many organizations and department are also ...


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln