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US Consul General meets Deputy Commissioner South KARACHI: US Consul General (CG), Michael Dodman met Deputy Commissioner, Karachi-South, Mustafa Jamal Kazi in his office on Friday and discussed issues related to polio campaigns in the district.   According to a press release issued by the office of DC- South, Mustafa Jamal Kazi apprised him in details about the arrangements made for oral polio vaccination campaign in the district, that also includes areas where resistance was registered against the vaccine during previous occasions.   The Deputy Commissioner specifically referred to arrangements made by the administration for the protection of workers engaged in OPV administration.   He also referred to steps taken for the welfare of people in general. The US Consul General appreciated the administrative measures adopted in the district South of the metropolis.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

CM Sindh meets with delegation of diplomats KARACHI: A 17-member delegation of diplomats of various countries Thursday had a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, at the CM House here.   The delegation was led by Ambassador of Argentina and Dean of the diplomatic Corps in Pakistan, Rodolfo Martin Saravia.   The Chief Minister while welcoming the diplomats apprised them about historical, social and cultural background of the province.   He said that the province is agriculture oriented and dependable on rural economy with huge ...
NA offers Fateha for Karachi clerics ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday offered Fateha for the deceased souls of religious scholars who had been murdered in Karachi on Thursday.   Speaking on a point of order, Maulvi Asmatullah said religious scholars had been killed in Karachi that was strongly condemnable.   Asif Husnain said the law and order situation was deteriorating in Karachi and said Interior Minister Rehman Malik should brief the House about the terror threats in Karachi he had announced recently.   He said some ...
Govt firm on holding polls on time: Sindh Governor KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan said that the Government has firm resolve for holding general on time and all preparations have been finalised in this respect.   This he said while talking to a group of visiting Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in Islamabad, who called on him here on Thursday.   The Governor said that the Election Commission is an independent institution and it has full authority for holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country.   He ...
President approves 20pc increase in salaries, judicial allowance of Superior Court ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved a 20 percent increase in the salaries as well as Superior Court Judicial Allowance of the Judges of the Superior Courts.   According to the Presidential Order issued under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the salary of Chief Justice of Pakistan has been increased from Rs 448221/= per mensum to Rs 537865/=whereas the salary of Judges of ...
Govt taking steps to provide basic facilities to people: Minister KARACHI: The present democratic government is making endeavours to provide basic facilities to the people at their doorsteps.   This was stated by Sindh Minister for Revenue, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar here on Thursday.   The Minister said that with the developmental works the people would benefit.   Mehtab said that schemes such as provision of gas, roads and sports facilities are being executed.   He pointed out that work was going on for the construction of new roads in Taluka Obaro at ...
Pakistan wrapping up its rotational presidency of UN Security Council UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan wraps up the Security Council's rotational presidency for January at midnight tonight after an eventful month marked by its efforts to forge consensus and bridge differences in the course of deliberations.   Diplomats here gave high marks to Pakistan's UN Ambassador Masood Khan for smooth and efficient running the 15-nation Council, the world body's power centre, and for his leadership during discussions of some of the key issues that it dealt with.   During the month, ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln