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Karachi's situation considerably improved: Ebad KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that the federal and provincial governments and law enforcement agencies are focused on elimination of crimes from the metropolis without any discrimination.Talking to Canadian High Commissioner Heather Cruden at Governor House here, he said that situation has considerably improved due to law enforcement agencies' efforts and it is being acknowledged at every level, said a handout issued here on Wednesday.He said that Karachi, being a port city, is very suitable for business and investment, as supply and export of goods is easy from here.The Governor said that investment is possible in infrastructure,water supply and sanitation projects in the city, adding that good profits can be earned from value-addition in the field of agriculture.Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan said that uninterrupted power supply to industries is being ensured.He said that gradual improvement in law and order situation is attracting investors to the city.The ...

HEC Chairman highlights importance of knowledge-based economy for national development ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Sunday highlighted importance of a knowledge-based economy for enlisting the country among comity of developed nations.The government, he said, was giving due attention and making sufficient investment in the higher education sector aimed at imparting quality education to younger generation and making them useful citizens of the country.Talking to PTV, he said all available resources were being utilized to promote the culture of higher studies and ...
Gas pipeline blown up In Dera Bugti QUETTA: Unidentified men blew up a gas pipeline in Killi Mat of Pirkoh area in Dera Bugti district on Sunday. Dera Bugti Levies sources said that unidentified miscreants planted an explosive device beside a pipeline carrying gas from Pirkoh gas field to Sui gas purification plant which went off damaging a portion of 24 inches dia gas pipeline. Explosion caused eruption heavy fire in the pipeline which was extinguished by the rescue workers soon after ...
PBM spends Rs890.742mn on 33 PSHs in five years ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bait-ul- Mal (PBM) had spent a sum of Rs. 890.742 million on providing basic amenities to orphans residing in 33 Pakistan Sweet Homes (PSHs) situated across the country from 2009-10 to 2013-14. According to a document placed in the Parliament, PBM had decided to set up orphanages in the country in 2009 and has established 33 PSHs for destitute children through out the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.As per details ...
Marvi Memon visits WFP office in Jhimpir JHIMPIR: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) chairperson and State Minister Marvi Memon MNA Sunday, on the directive of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, visited the World Food Programme (WFP) health office in Hashim Palari village here. According to a statement, she was briefed about the progress of the nutrition, vaccination and stunting programme by WFP Programme Officer Dr. Aftab and Provisional Officer incharge of Sindh Ms. Aleen. The BISP Chairperson praised the efforts of the WFP ...
CM inaugurates modern video conferencing room LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated modern video conferencing room in the office of Punjab Information Technology Board at Arfa Software Information Technology Park, Saturday.After inaugurating modern video conferencing room, the Chief Minister said that it is need of the hour to benefit from modern system of video conferencing. That is why Punjab government is promoting video conferencing system which not only saves time but also fuel, he added.Shahbaz Sharif said that with ...
CM takes notice of vanni to minor girl LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the news regarding "Vanni" to a five years old girl by the Punchait in Rahim Yar Khan and sought a report from DPO Rahim Yar Khan.The Chief Minister ordered immediate arrest of the accused involved in this incident and directed that action should be taken against all the accused under the law.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMarch
Trade Balance $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyMay 21, 2015
Reserves $17.75 bln