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Restoration of complete peace government's top priority: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that restoration of complete peace in all parts of the country was top most priority of the government.He was talking to Special Envoy of UK Prime Minister on Terrorism Mr. Clovis Meath-Baker, who called on him here. British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton was also present in the meeting.The Interior Minister said that Pakistan had rendered unprecedented sacrifices in the war against terrorism but these were not duly recognized by the international community.Clovis Meath-Baker on the occasion assured complete support of his country to Pakistan in its efforts to tackle the menace of terrorism.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Four bullet riddled bodies found in Risalpur PESHAWAR: The bodies of four persons killed by gun shots were found dumped in gunny sacks in Risalpur area of Nowshera district here on Tuesday.According to police, the bullet riddled bodies of the four persons aging from 20 to 30 years were found dumped in Bara Banda area of Risalpur tehsil. The deceased were identified as Asghar Ali, Noor Rehman, Irshad Ali and Mushtaq Ali.Police said Asghar Ali, Noor Rehman and Irshad Ali belonged to ...
US drone hits 'counterproductive' in fighting terrorism, and must end: Pakistan UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming its stand that US drone strikes were counterproductive in combating terrorism, Pakistan on Monday called for an immediate end to such attacks on its soil to avert more civilian deaths and injuries."The use of armed drones against Pakistan's tribal territory violates international law by infringing our sovereignty and territorial integrity," Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, told the General Assembly's Third Committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural ...
Bomb targeting school bus kills two in Nisti Kot PESHAWAR: An 11-year-old boy died in a bomb attack on a school bus in Nisti Kot tribal area, which also killed the driver, officials said on Tuesday. The bombing took place in the Nisti Kot area of the Upper Kurram tribal district."An 11-year-old boy and the driver of the school van were killed when a bomb planted on a roadside exploded," local government official Shahid Ali told AFP.A seven-year-old girl was also wounded, he said, ...
Musharraf warns of proxy war with India in Afghanistan KARACHI: The departure of Nato combat forces from Afghanistan could push India and Pakistan towards a proxy war in the troubled state, Pakistan's former military chief General Pervez Musharraf warned in an interview with AFP.Pakistan's support is seen as crucial to Afghan peace as US-led forces pull out by the end of this year after 13 years battling the Taliban.But the former strongman said calming tension between India and Pakistan -- running high at the ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Monday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 18 November 9 am to 2 pm, Raja Sultan, A-Block, Shaheed Muhammad, Liaqat Bagh, Industrial, Quaidabad, National Park, Chaklala, Model Town, River Garden, Mall Road, AFIC, Chairing Cross, Dk: Choudrian, ...
FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company here on Monday, power supply from Ashrafabad feeder emanating from 132-KV Nishatabad grid station will remain suspended from 9am to 1pm while all feeders of 132-KV Chitiana grid station will observe shutdown from 6am to 10am on Tuesday (November 18). Similarly, electricity supply from all feeders of ...


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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