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Pervaiz demands immediate release of IDPs ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday demanded the release of internally displaced persons (IDPs), who were arrested and sent to jail in Bannu.The minister, in a statement, appreciated Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Ms Marvi Memon's efforts and struggle for the oppressed IDPs.Instead of apologizing for its inefficiency and poor arrangements for distribution of relief goods, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government put the hapless people, who were sacrificing for their homeland, behind bars, he regretted.The IDPs, he demanded, should be immediately released with respect and honour, and compensated. The jail gates should be opened for them otherwise the same might be opened for putting the responsible of aid distribution mismanagement in jail, he warned.The minister asked the KPK government to give full respect and protocol to Ms Marvi Memon, an honourable parliamentarian, who was in the province for ...

Marvi stages sit-in for release of detained IDPs BANNU: Central leader of PML-N Marvi Memon Saturday staged a sit-in in front of Bannu Jail, demanding release of the detained internally displaced persons (IDPs), who were arrested after clashes with the police during aid distribution on Thursday.The internally displaced tribesmen from North Waziristan Agency and MNA Nazir Khan were also present in the sit-in.Marvi Memon strongly condemned the use of force against IDPs and demanded the provincial government to release the detained IDPs.She said ...
NUST continues relief efforts for IDPs ISLAMABAD: The NUST employees and faculty donated their one day salary amounting to Rs 3.5 million for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) whereas the University's alumni contributed Rs 150,000.Meanwhile the NUST Community Service Club (NCSC) also collected Rs. 1,450,000 for IDPs.As the Operation 'Zarb-e-Azb' continued in order to eliminate terrorism, the most dangerous threats to Pakistan, about 900,000 people of North Waziristan had to leave their homes to seek shelter at the safe places.So the NCSC ...
Two women killed on road FAISALABAD: Two women were hit to death in an accident in Sammundri police limits.According to police, Paal Maseih of Chak No.51-GB Khushpur along with his wife Shafqat Bibi and niece Aleena was riding a motorcycle when a speeding oil tanker hit it near Bypass Sammundri Road.As a result, Shafqat Bibi and Aleena died instantly whereas Paal Maseih was shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital.Police took the bodies into custody and started investigation while the ...
Call for arresting killers of Sahar Batool QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-Q's senior leader and former provincial minister, Dr. Ruqayyia Saeed Hashmi has demanded of the government to arrest killers of little girl, Sahar Batool. In her statement issued, here on Saturday, she said that the criminals after abducting six-year-old girl Sahar Batool tried to abuse and later killed her. She condemned such brutal and inhuman act.She said that PML-N MNA, Marvi Memon recently visited Quetta where addressing a press conference at Quetta ...
Education cells to monitor schools performance HYDERABAD: Commissioner Hyderabad Division Syed Asif Haider Shah has announced establishment of education cells for monitoring performance of schools and implementation of educational reforms.The divisional level cell are to be established at Commissioner's Office while district level cells will be set up by the deputy commissioners of all districts of the division so that education grant both from the provincial government and international donors could be utilised in a transparent manner for improvement in quality ...
Global threat of urban diabetes in spotlight on World Diabetes Day 2014 KARACHI: The rise of diabetes is one of the world's most serious health challenges, and whether focusing on the effect of urbanisation at a country, regional or international level, the statistics are getting worse every year as two out of three with diabetes live in cities, says a report released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) on eve of World Diabetes day on Friday.Today, nearly two-thirds of everyone with diabetes live in cities, and those ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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