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Pakistan tells UN General Assembly of its efforts to promote regional peace, stability UNITED NATIONS: A top Pakistani diplomat told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that Islamabad was actively working to promote peace and stability in the South Asian region, and urged the international community to help Afghanistan as it negotiates critical transitions.Speaking in a debate on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's report on the work of the organization, Ambassador Masood Khan said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met his Indian counterpart Manmohan Sigh in New York last month and "made serious overtures to resolve all outstanding issues, including the issue of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir."Pakistan, he said, supported Afghanistan's efforts to initiate a peace process and move towards national reconciliation, peace and stability.In this context, the Pakistani envoy urged the UN to upgrade and fortify its strategy for the repatriation of more than 3 million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.On the Middle East, he hoped that the resumed peace process will gain ...

PIA's pre-Hajj operation concludes KARACHI: PIA's pre-Hajj operation of transporting more than 67,000 intending pilgrims from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia concluded on Wednesday, a spokesman of the national air carrier said here.He stated that the airline carried more than 60,000 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia through 149 Hajj flights with on time departures and arrivals while approximately 7,000 travelled through PIA's regular scheduled flights.It was pointed out that PIA operated 13 flights from Karachi and carried 5,382 intending pilgrims, ...
Exemption from payment of fee for sacrificial animals KARACHI: KMC Administrator Saqib Ahmed Soomro has waived off the fee on sacrificial animals due for Health Clearance Certificate, Animals Sales and Purchase Brokers License and License for keeping milching animals (excluding black buffaloes) temporarily for a period from Zilhaj 1 to 10, 1434 Hijri.However, the team of KMC's Veterinary Surgeons shall continue to check the health fitness and issue proper Health Clearance Certificate (HCC) for the above mentioned tenure (free of cost).This action has ...
Haj pilgrims asked to adopt preventive measures against viral disease ISLAMABAD: Hajj pilgrims must adopt precautionary measures against viral disease Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) as it is transmitted through droplets from coughing and sneezing, says expert.Talking to a private news channel, Dr Shagufta Ahmad, a specialist in infectious diseases and influenza, said pilgrims should wear protective masks that cover the nose and mouth in crowded places."They must follow basic health etiquette while sneezing or coughing," she said.She advised pilgrims to avoid people who ...
Pakistan Post celebrates World Post Day ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Post Wednesday organized a colorful ceremony to celebrate World Post Day with an aim to further strengthen the mission and goals of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).Acting Director General Pakistan Post Mashal Khan was the chief guest in a ceremony organized here at ECO Postal Staff College Auditorium.Addressing the participants, Mashal Khan said that Pakistan Post is totally committed to the goals and aspirations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU).He said that the ...
Justice Riaz takes oath as Acting IHC CJ ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan, senior most Judge of the Islamabad High Court Wednesday took oath as Acting Chief Justice. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui administered the oath.The President has appointed Justice Riaz as acting Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court under the Article 196 of the Constitution, said a notification issued here.The oath taking ceremony was held at the premises of the court and attended by the presidents of High Court and district bars including ...
Cost sharing sacrificial animals' trend gaining momentum ISLAMABAD: With Eid-ul-Azha fast approaching, a new trend of cost-sharing sacrificial animals has been gaining momentum in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.Citizens while talking to APP said that the rising prices of sacrificial animals have made it hard for them to afford to sacrifice animals on their own and many joint families have decided to 'cost-share' sacrificial cows."We can afford to sacrifice a cow rather than a small goat, which is all we ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln