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81‚224 Pakistani hujaj reach Saudi Arabia ISLAMABAD: A total of 81‚224 Pakistani hujaj have so far reached Saudi Arabia‚ an official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony said Monday.He said as many as 56‚769 government scheme and 14‚455 private scheme pilgrims have so far reached Saudi Arabia for performing the sacred religious obligation.He said the Hajj operation was going smoothly. The operation to airlift over 143‚368 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia would be completed on October 9.He urged the Pakistani pilgrims to obey Saudi laws‚ ensure patience and observe cleanliness during their stay in Saudi Arabia.Pakistani women pilgrims should also ensure wearing Abaya. A pilgrim‚ having any problem must contact Pakistan Hajj Mission for prompt redressal of problems‚ he added.Copyright INP (Independent News Pakistan), 2013 ...

Guard, 2 dacoits killed during robbery attempt in Karachi KARACHI: A guard and two robbers were killed during a robbery attempt in a bank situated at Khalid Bin Waleed Road here on Monday.Two robbers were also killed during an encounter with police.According to sources, three armed robbers tried to loot a private bank at Khalid Bin Waleed Road but the guard resisted their attempt. Over retaliation, the dacoits opened fire on the guard that killed him on the spot.However, police chased the culprits and ...
Pre-Hajj operation set to complete by Tuesday FAISALABAD: Pre-hajj operation will be completed on Tuesday (October 1) here in the district.Ehsan Shahid, a member of Hajj committee, told APP here on Monday that the pre-hajj operation was started in Faisalabad on September 12 and the Hajj flights have accommodated 165 intending pilgrims daily."19th Hajj flight from here left for Saudi Arabia this (Monday) morning and a total of 3135 intending pilgrims have been flown to the holy land from Faisalabad so far", ...
IED explosion injures levy personnel in Bajaur Agency PESHAWAR: A levy personnel sustained injures after he came under a bomb attack while escorting an anti-polio team at Mamund area of Bajaur Agency on Monday morning.According to security officials here, an IED explosion, targeting an anti polio vaccination team, occurred at Mamund Bajaur Agency at 840 hours, resultantly, a levy constable sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to hospital for treatment.The Khasadar Force rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The Khasadar ...
Four members committee formed to probe Qisakhwani blast, death toll mounts to 43: Police PESHAWAR: The Government has formed a four member committee comprising high ranking officers of Police Department to probe the deadly car bomb explosion of Qiskhwani bazaar with different angles.According to Police Spokesman here on Monday, SSP Investigation Masood Khan Khalil would supervise the investigation process of the blast. The investigation team visited to the site of the explosion and inspected the area.Police said the death toll of car bomb explosion that ripped through the contested ...
Nawaz vows to expose elements behind terrorist attacks LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has questioned the hidden hand behind terrorism in the country when the Taliban disowned latest devastating blast in Peshawar. He said he would try to expose those elements on his return to Pakistan.Talking to media after arriving in London from New York, the Prime Minister said that a strategy would be devised regarding Taliban after his return to Pakistan.He said that he discussed various issues including Balochistan unrest and informed ...
Balochistan CM convoy escapes rocket attack in Awaran QUETTA: A convoy of Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch came under rocket attack in the province's eathquake-stricken Awaran district early on Monday morning.There were no injuries reported in the incident.The chief minister was on his way to the camp office in Awaran district, which was set up to carry out relief work in the quake-hit region, when a rocket fired by unknown militants landed at a distance from the convoy.Dr Malik Baloch was ...


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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