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IGP Sindh seeks urgent finalization of security plan for NA-246 by- elections KARACHI: Inspector General of Police Sindh, Ghulam Haider Jamali has directed Karachi police to ensure urgent finalization of a security plan for forthcoming by-elections in NA- 246.Chairing a meeting at Central Police Office (CPO) Tuesday he also directed the Additional Inspector General of Police, Karachi, Ghulam Qadir Thebo to see that the security plan is developed and also executed in close coordination with Sindh Rangers and Sindh Election Commission.Officials present on the occasion extensively reviewed the preliminary security plan prepared for bye-polls and under which a sizable number of police personnel would be deployed, including five senior superintendent police (SSPs), nine deputy superintendent police (DSPs) and 18 inspectors would be deployed, alongwith their sub- ordinates, in the area.The meeting was told that 55 buildings have also been identified for roof top deployment and that bullet proof vehicles would be placed at identified flash points.Moreover, anti-riot platoons equipped with anti-riot kits ...

Pakistan participates in Annual Asia-Pacific festival in Tokyo ISLAMABAD: The embassy of Pakistan participated in the Annual Asia-Pacific Festival and Charity Bazaar which was organized by the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) at a local hotel in Tokyo on Tuesday.The embassy set up its stall exhibiting Pakistani items including shawls, carpets, handicrafts of wood and marble to raise funds for welfare and disaster relief in Asian and Pacific Countries. A second Pakistani food stall served traditional cuisine, which was greatly appreciated by hundreds ...
No discrimination with any citizen in renewal of CNICs: Senate told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Balighur Rehman on Tuesday informed the Senate that no discrimination was being carried out with any citizen of the country irrespective of their ethnic or regional back ground in renewal of computerized national identity cards (CNICs).Replying to a calling attention notice moved by Sitara Ayaz regarding blockage of CNICs of the people belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by NADRA, the minister said that no CNIC was blocked on ...
Rabbani asks Senators to ensure presence for their business ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Tuesday directed the members of the House to ensure their presence to dispense with their business placed on the order of the day. The Chairman observed soon after the Question Hour and reminded those members of their obligation who were not present to ask their questions and said their presence was imperative."If we ask the government and ministers and the bureaucrats to ensure presence in the House during house ...
Sajid Mir welcomes PM's statement for territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia ISLAMABAD: Religious scholar Professor Sajjid Mir Monday welcomed the Prime Minister's statement for defending the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia."Saudi Arabia has always been supporting Pakistan on moral and political grounds,' he said while talking to news channel.He said that Pakistan enjoyed good relations with Saudi Arabia, which had sought its help. Pakistan, he said, should assist the brotherly country.To a question, he appreciated Interior Minister Chaudhry Muhammad Nisar for his strong reaction over the ...
CM Balochistan opens anti-measles drive QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch inaugurated anti-measles drive by administering anti-measles vaccine to children in Turbat, on Monday. The 12-day anti-measles campaign will end by April 24, during that about 3.5 million children would be vaccinated in 32 districts of Balochistan. Chairman District Council Kech, Fida Hussain Dashti, Mayor Turbat Municipal Corporation, Ghulam Rasool and other officials were present on the occasion. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Altaf felicitates Sikhs on Vaisakhi KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has felicitated the members of Sikh community in Pakistan and all over the world on the occasion of Vaisakhi festival. In a statement issued on Monday, he said the MQM gives due respect to all the religious communities. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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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