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Ahsan vows to bring economic stability in country ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that the government was committed to bring economic stability and continuity in its policies as it was the only way forward for prosperity."We need political stability and continuity in democratic system as all the developed nations progressed through continuity in their policies", he said addressing the Vice-Chancellor Committee meeting, organised by Higher Education Commission, here.Ahsan Iqbal said the development of the country and human resource were top priorities of the present government."We will continue this policy for the betterment of the people," he said and added that the government had launched the Vision 2025 declaring education and human resource development as top priorities.He said, the aim of the programme was to transform Pakistan into an economically strong and prosperous country.Ahsan Iqbal said that under Vision 2010, the PML-N government forecast that Pakistan would require 25,000 MW electricity but ...

PM leaves for home after attending SAARC Summit KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left here Thursday for home after attending the 18th Summit of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), held in the Nepalese capital on November 26-27.The Prime Minister was seen off at the Tribhuvan International Airport by Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal and senior officials.Besides attending the SAARC Summit, the Prime Minister on the sidelines of the Summit also held bilateral meetings with the leaders of regional countries.Copyright ...
Imran's u-turns proof of his baseless allegations: Siddiq ISLAMABAD: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Siddiq ul Farooq Thursday said the U-turns taken by Imran Khan on various issues proved that his allegations against different political parties were baseless.Talking to a private TV channel, he said to give new dates every now and then was the only task left with Imran Khan.If the government did not respond to the allegations of PTI chief then those allegations would be assumed correct, he added.Siddiq ul ...
NA Speaker suggests establishment of Pak-Belarus Parliamentary Friendship Group ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq suggested establishment of Pakistan-Belarus Parliamentary Friendship Group in National Assembly of Pakistan and Belarus.Talking to Ambassador of Belarus Andrei G. Ermolovich, he said Parliamentary interaction would bring both countries more closer.Pakistan values its relations with Belarus and wants to further strengthen those ties through parliamentary and economic cooperation.The Speaker said that Pakistan was looking for new trade partners as the government has also offered attractive incentives to foreign ...
Finance Minister arrives Moscow to attend meeting ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar on Thursday arrived in Moscow after successful launching of Sukuk bond in London.Besides other engagements he will attend the Pak-Russia Inter Governmental Commission meeting in Moscow, official sources said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Nisar exhorts police officers to maintain close liaison with public ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday exhorted the newly passed out police officers to maintain close liaison with the public and resolve their problems on priority without any discrimination.Addressing the 40th Passing-out ceremony of 20 Assistant Superintendents Police (ASPs) as chief guest, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan urged the officers to play their role in eliminating the menace of terrorism from the country.He said the country was passing through a ...
National Data Centre to be completed in few months, Anusha informed ISLAMABAD: National Data Centre will be completed within next few months and provide value added services to government entities.Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Ms. Anusha Rahman, who visited National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) Headquarters here on Wednesday, was informed during a briefing.Chairman, NTC, Brig (Retd) Viqar Rashid Khan gave a brief presentation on performance and achievements of NTC and highlighted challenges, being faced by in a competition in telecom sector.The Minister appreciated role ...


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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