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Pakistanis, Indian make up 37pc of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman population ISLAMABAD: Pakistani and Indian expats make up more than a third (37 per cent) of the population of three emirates Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman according to the latest 2014 statistics provided by Euromonitor International, a market intelligence company.The five most populous nationalities in the three emirates, in the same order, are Indian (25 per cent), Pakistani (12 per cent), Emirati (9 per cent), Bangladeshi (7 per cent), and Filipino (5 per cent), the Gulf News reported.Nikola Kosutic, a research manager at Euromonitor International, attributes the high number of Indian and Pakistani expatriates to deep political, cultural, and economic ties between the UAE and both India and Pakistan, apart from other economic factors."Ease of trade and job opportunities especially for low-paid jobs, has been a major factor facilitating movement of people from India and Pakistan to the UAE."This is coupled with [geographical] proximity and the fact that many Pakistanis and Indians ...

Eight new NADRA online centers being set up abroad: NA informed ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Baleegh-ur-Rehman on Friday informed the National Assembly that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will set up its new online centers in different countries to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.The authority would equip the centers with required staff and machinery for extending maximum facilities to expatriate Pakistanis in getting National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistan (NICOP) and Pakistan Origin Card (POC), he said during the question-hour.To a ...
Polio to be eradicated permanently by 2016: Minister QUETTA: Minister of State for Health, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that the federal government has been providing Rs 100 million for Reproductive and Child and Maternal Health in Balochistan, adding that polio virus would be eradicated on permanent basis by 2016.She along with Provincial Health Minister, Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch was addressing a press conference at the Balochsitan Assembly premises, here on Friday. She said "We are going to initiate Prime Minister Insurance Health ...
PM's policy gave a way forward in political crisis: Minister ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanvir Hussain has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's reconciliation policy in political crisis have helped the country to move forward and caused strengthening of democracy.Talking to Radio Pakistan, Rana Tanvir Hussain said that after coming into power, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been playing the role of "statesman".He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif always took those decisions which were in favor of people of Pakistan as well ...
Etisalat to pay over Rs.3 bln interim dividend to govt in Sept: Rana Afzal ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Friday informed the National Assembly that the Etisalat International Pakistan had to pay Rs. 3.171 billion interim dividend to the government in September.During the question-hour, he said 26 per cent shares of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) were sold to M/s Etisalat for $ 2.598 billion in 2006 and it so far paid $1.799 billion. "The total outstanding amount against M/s Etisalat is $799.306 million."To a supplementary ...
Pilgrims to check agreement details LAHORE: Ministry of Religious Affairs has advised the intending Haj pilgrims who have submitted their application under private Haj scheme to check the details of the agreement made with their group organizers on the Ministry website i.e ( to a press release issued here on Friday, by Pakistan Haj and Umrah Service, in case of any mistake in the agreement the intended pilgrims must contact the relevant group organizer for correction. It was also suggested ...
All out-of-school children in Punjab to be enrolled by 2017: Rana Mashood ISLAMABAD: Punjab Minister for Education, Youth and Sports, Archaeology and Tourism, Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan has stated that all out-of-school children in the province of Punjab will be enrolled by 2017.The Provincial Minister was briefing the community members, educationists and media on education reforms in Punjab, setting up of Lahore Knowledge Park, and youth development initiatives in Punjab, at Pakistan High Commission London on Wednesday, according to a message received here from London on Thursday.The ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln