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Govt struggling to provide quality education: Khawaja Asif SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, and Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday voiced for equal educational opportunities for all.He expressed these views while addressing the laptop distribution ceremony being held at Govt Allama Iqbal Girls College."The Constitution provides a guarantee to all people to get education and they have the right to get equal education," he said.He said to develop a society, same opportunities should be provided to all for getting quality education."The nations which cannot get knowledge are wiped out from the map of world and the nations which get knowledge remained alive," he said.The minister said the government was struggling for providing quality education as higher education was one of the agenda items.He said all institution would flourish if quality education was being provided to the masses.He said the distribution of laptops was basically acknowledgement of the Punjab government to brilliant students."Imparting knowledge is a top ...

KP Governor approves Land Revenue Amended Bill 2014 PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor has formally assented the Land Revenue Amended Bill 2014, which was passed by the KP Assembly and published it as an act of Provincial Legislature.The Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2014 having been passed by the Provincial Asssembly of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa was formally assented by the Governor KP, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Legislature.This was stated in notification issued by Provincial Assembly Secretariat here on Friday.Copyright ...
Baloch urges PTI to avoid politics of agitation ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of SAFRON, General (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Thursday urged Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), to avoid politics of agitation and follow the constitutional way to resolve the matters.Talking to Pakistan Television channel, he said that there is no harm to hold peaceful protest, adding that PTI should avoid politics of blame game without evidence.He said that Imran Khan should show flexibility in his behaviour.The minister said that the government will not ...
CM meets President Mamnoon LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif met President Mamnoon Hussain here on Thursday.Matters of mutual interests, overall situation of the country and Pak-China agreement were discussed in the meeting.Talking to the CM, President Mamnoon Hussain lauded efforts of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the development of the province, including Lahore.He said the progress made by Punjab under the leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was an example for other provinces.On this occasion, the chief ...
Pakistan making rapid progress towards strengthening democracy and economy: Bokhari  NEW YORK: Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari told a gathering of diplomats, parliamentarians and journalists Wednesday night that democracy was advancing in Pakistan and the country was well on its way to economic revival and prosperity. Bokhari, who is in New York as leader of Pakistani parliamentary delegation to the joint hearing of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations, said although beset with terrorist threats like many countries in the world, the ...
SHC puts Sharjeel Memon on notice for alleged contemptuous remarks KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday put the Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on notice in a petition calling for his disqualification for allegedly giving contemptuous remarks against the judges. Headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar, a division bench directed the provincial minister to file his response to the petition by December 16.The court had taken a petition filed by NGO, United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s secretary general Rana Faizal Hassan, who ...
Shahbaz asks anti-democratic forces to quit negative politics  LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has urged the elements creating hurdles in the process of national development to shun plying negative politics and work for the betterment of the country."Enemies of progress and prosperity of the nation are serving for their ulterior motives," he added. He expressed these views while talking to former Assembly Member Rana Mubashar Iqbal and other elected representatives who met him, here Wednesday. The Chief Minister said, the PML-N ...


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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