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Zardari condoles death of Shaikh Atiq Ahmed ISLAMABAD: Former President and Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Friday condoled the death of Shaikh Atiq Ahmed who passed away in the early hours of Friday in Lahore.In a condolence message issued here by PPP Media Office, he said that he was shocked and grieved by the news of death of Shaikh Atiq Ahmed saying that Atiq will be remembered by PPP leaders and workers alike for a long time for his sacrifices for the party and democratic struggle.Zardari prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength and fortitude to family and friends to bear this irreparable loss.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Homage paid to Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah LAHORE: Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Muhammad Rafiq Tarar has urged women to adopt in true letter and spirit the guidelines of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah (Madar-e-Millat) for the progress and prosperity of the country.Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the 122nd birth anniversary of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah organized by NPT in collaboration with Tehreek-e-Pakistan Workers Trust here at Aiwan-e-Karkunan on Friday,he said that Fatima Jinnah lived her life with great honour and dignity and extended ...
Ration bags being taken to stranded flood hit people: DCO LAYYAH:District administration has started surveying flood hit areas to prepare damage assessment report as rescuers continued mobile relief operations transporting ration bags and food for cattle heads in low lying inundated areas of district Layyah.DCO Rana Gulzar Ahmad visited relief camps set up at Basira, government girls Islamia high school, government MC high school, and government girls high school TDA colony on Friday and reviewed the arrangements to facilitate the flood affected people. He told ...
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari grieved on Shaikh Atiq's death KARACHI: Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Shaikh Atiq Ahmed, son of former secretary general of PPP Shaikh Rafiq Ahmed.Shaikh Atiq Ahmed died in Lahore this morning, said statement issued by Bilawal House here on Friday.Late Shaikh fought valiantly against the dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq and faced severe torture during captivity resulting in psychological disorders and chronic diabetes, which continued till his last breath. ...
Private schools owners association takes exception to extension in vacations KARACHI: Sindh Private Schools Owners Association has registered its reservations about government's decision to extend the vacations by 10 days.The current summer vacations in the schools and colleges scattered across the province.A spokesperson of the association Thursday said the decision presumably made due to rain and floods does not apply to the metropolis, where management is already compelled to close schools at regular intervals due to one or the other pressing situation.While talking to APP, ...
Repair work on Chakdara-Mingora road to start soon: NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed on Thursday informed the National Assembly that tender for repair of Chakdara to Mingora road was awarded in December 2014 and 90 per cent work on 26 Km portion has already been completed.Replying to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Mussarat Ahamd Zeb regarding dilapidated condition of Chakdara to Mingora road, the minister said that contract has already been awarded. However, work could not be resumed ...
President approves appointment of Dr. Begum Jan as member NCHR from FATA ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday approved the Prime Minister's Advice for appointment of Dr. Begum Jan, as Member of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
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