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ERC formation, implementation on NAP great achievements of govt: Anusha ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman has said that the formation of Electoral Reforms Committee (ERC) and implementation on National Action Plan (NAP) were great achievements of PML-N government.The electoral reforms committee was constituted on the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to bring more transparency in the elections, she said this while talking to a news channel.Anusha Rehman, who is also a member of electoral reforms committee said the elections 2013 were held in free, fair and transparent manner.The minister said, "We asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to point out the problems which they faced in the last elections such as printing press and biometric verification to bring improvement in the electoral system."She urged the ECP to introduce biometrics system during the upcoming elections. She also urged the equal representation of women in the parliament.To a question, the minister said the government has ...

PESCO issues power shut down notice for Peshawar cantonment PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) have issued power shut down notice for Peshawar cantonment due to necessary repair and maintenance works.As result, power supply will remain suspended from 132 KV Peshawar Cantonment grid station on August 2 from 7 AM to 12 PM. Resultantly, the consumers of 11 KV NCR and Jail Express feeders will face inconvenience.According to PESCO statement here Friday, power supply will remain off from 132 KV Peshawar University grid ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: four ships C.V CMA CGM Tosca, C.V Mersk Detroit, M.V Basat and M.T GPT-1 carrying containers, palm oil and furnace oil took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal berth # 7 and 9, Multi Purpose Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Wednesday, 15 June, 2015.Meanwhile, three more ships carrying phosphoric acid, LNG and Containers also arrived at outer anchorage during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was managed at the Port at ...
PR change timings of July 16 Eid Special train LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has changed the timings of Eid Special train for Karachi from here on July 16 to facilitate passengers.According to a notification issued here on Tuesday, the train will now leave here at 6:30 pm instead of 11:00 am for Karachi. The route of the train has also been changed and the train will go via Multan.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
WAPDA delivers 3.896bn units to national grid system ISLAMABAD: The hydel power stations operated by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) delivered 3.896 billion units of low-cost electricity to the National Grid in June 2015, as compared to 3.347 billion units generated in June last year.This generation registered a tremendous increase of 549 million units (16.4 percent) in a month at a time when the country is in acute need of electricity.This additional contribution of hydel electricity not only helped minimizing load-shedding ...


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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