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Pakistan calls for boosting investment in children as UN marks 25th anniversary of child rights convention UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by holding a special meeting of the General Assembly Friday to assess its progress, with Pakistan making a strong case for more investment in children to help them fully realize their human rights."Children are the most precious asset of mankind and the builders of its future," Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan permanent representative to the UN, said, speaking in his capacity as chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Group."Investment in children is not just smart economics, but a compelling moral obligation and a global common good," he added.Masood Khan paid tributes Nobel Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kaylash Satyarthi for their outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of children's rights. "At age 17, the courageous and committed Malala has become the youngest recipient of Nobel Peace Prize and a global icon for the right ...

Commissioner orders issuance of pre-removal show cause notices to absent teachers NAWABSHAH: Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamal Mustafa Syed, has directed to issue show cause notices for removal from services instead of warning and explanations letters to the teachers found absent from their duty during drive against ghost teachers.Addressing a meeting here on Friday he further directed that rules, legal formalities and complications must be considered while issuing show cause notices to absent teachers and no leniency should be given to such teachers.The meeting was attended by ...
Sindh women parliamentary caucus discusses Rules of Business KARACHI: Sindh Women Parliamentary Caucus in its meeting on Friday discussed the rules of business so as to expedite and also ease the implementation of law meant to combat domestic violence in the province.Shehla Raza, Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly and Patron of the causic chaired the meeting and discussed threadbare the factors hampering enforcement of pro women legislation that were adopted by the provincial assembly lately.The meeting was called by MPA Erum Khalid, the ...
PTI insulting KP peoples mandate: Amir Muqaam PESHAWAR: Senior Vice President, PML-N and Advisor to Prime Minister, Engineer Amir Muqaam has said that PTI is insulting the mandate of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and slaughtering it for getting electoral victory in Punjab. Talking to newsmen at the residence of district president, PML-N Sarzamin Khan, he asked the PTI chief for abandoning double standard and appear before the Speaker, National Assembly to resign in real terms to hold by-elections on the constituencies ...
IRSA releases 134,495 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Friday released 134,495 cusecs water for various rim stations with inflow of 53,495 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1498.45 feet, which was 118.45 feet higher than its dead level 1378 feet.Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 26,400 cusecs while outflow was recorded as 60,000 cusecs.The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam ...
Two injured in Quetta blast QUETTA: Two persons have reportedly been injured in Sariab area of the provincial capital, here on Friday. Police said that unidentified men placed Improvised Explosive Device near a restaurant in Sariab area and detonated it, leaving two people injured. Two people sustained injuries as IED exploded near a restaurant in Sariab area, police said. Rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the injured to Civil hospital where their condition is told to be out ...
153098 voters to go for polls in PP-48 ISLAMABAD: As many as 153098 registered voters will go for polls in PP-48 Bhakkar-II to elect their representative on November 29.According to Election Commission of Pakistan, out of total voters there are 86529 male and 66569 female voters for whom total 144 polling stations have been set up with 23 polling stations for male and 17 for female. As many as 104 combine polling stations have also been set up.Furthermore, in all 355 polling booths ...


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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