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Death of Sardar Abdul Qayyum a great loss: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed his heartfelt condolences on the death of Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, former President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.The Prime Minister said the death of Sardar Abdul Qayyum is a great loss for the Kashmiri people, a PM Office statement said issued here.He said Sardar Abdul Qayyum had rendered great services for the cause of Kashmiris.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

President grieved over death of former AJK President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday expressed deep sorrow over the death of former president of Azad Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum.In his condolence message, the President said Sardar Abdul Qayyum was among the founders of Kashmir's freedom movement and his services would be remembered forever.The President said Sardar Abdul Qayyum also made great contribution for the democratic struggle and resolution of national crises in Pakistan.He said the death of Sardar Qayyum had left a void ...
Shahbaz contacts PM, Finance Minister on tax issue LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Thursday contacted Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Norway and Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar to apprise them of tax issue.He conveyed them the reservations of the trader community about the tax imposed on transactions with banks, says a handout issued here. The CM said that problems of trader community should be considered sympathetically, adding traders are the backbone of the national economy.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
Central Procession of Youm e Ali marks its beginning amidst tight security KARACHI: Hundreds of the participants of main procession arranged on eve of Youm e Hazrat Ali (R.A) marked their journey amidst tight security on culmination of a majlis at Nishtar Park Thursday noon.With all roads and side lanes sealed right from Mazar e Quaid off M.A.Jinnah Road to Kharadar via Saddar, the mourners including men, women and children offered their Zuhrain prayers at Numaish intersection with relative calm.Karachi police in close coordination with Pakistan Rangers ...
Sadqa-e-Fitr makes the needy share joys of Eid ISLAMABAD: Sadqa-e-Fitr (also known as fitrana) is an amount of charity-in the form of staple foodstuffs-that all Muslims with the means are required to pay at the end of holy month of Ramazan.Sadqa-e-Fitr is an act of thankfulness towards Allah Almighty for having enabled us to observe the fasts of Ramazan and also purifies us from any shortcomings during the month. In addition, it is intended to share joy and happiness amongst Muslims, especially the ...
Siraj leaves for Umrah LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq Saturday left here for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.In a message before his departure, he stressed that prayers be offered especially for peace, for the oppressed Muslims in Burma and other parts of the world, and for prosperity of the Muslim world. He said it was collective responsibility of the Muslim world to free the oppressed brethren in any part of the world from tyranny and ...
Governor distributes cash among deserving people KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has distributed money among the poor people as well as patients of serious medical conditions for their treatment. On the occasion, the Governor listened to problems of the deserving people. He assured them that he would continue to extend all possible help to them, according to a handout issued here on Saturday.Dr. Ishratul Ebad also thanked philanthropists for their cooperation in this regard. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
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WeeklyAugust 03, 2015
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