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SHC issues notices on missing person petitions KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed the Rangers director general to file comments on several petitions seeking whereabouts of missing men said to be detained by the law enforcers.Petitioners, Hina Muhammad Sanullah and Sharmeen Fawad filed two identical petitions, submitting that their spouses, Muhammad Sanullah and Fawadul Haque were picked up by the unidentified persons from the latter's officer in Phase-II DHA, however, till date there was no clue about them.They alleged that both were in custody of law enforcement agencies who don't disclose any information about their whereabouts. The court was pleaded to order the law enforcement agencies officers to produce them in court.Petitioner Haseeb Hassan Imam submitted that his brother Arif Hassan was taken into custody by the police personnel from outside his house in Orangi Town on June 28 and since then his whereabouts were unknown.Petitioner Noreen Arif submitted that her husband Arif had gone out ...

Rooting out criminals basic duty of police: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said controlling and rooting out criminal elements is a basic duty of police.He said this while presiding over a meeting here Thursday which reviewed various proposals for reforms in police system, change of Thana culture and improvement of efficiency of police.Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said protection of life and property of people and redressal of their grievances were prime responsibilities of police. He said police would ...
Allegations against Ayaz Sadiq, polling staff baseless: tribunal told LAHORE: Barrister Asjad Saeed, counsel for National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, has told election tribunal that allegations levelled against Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and polling staff were baseless.The tribunal comprising Justice (retd) Kazim Ali Malik was hearing the election petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan challenging election of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq from NA-122 Lahore Constituency.In his three-hour long arguments on Thursday, Sardar Ayaz's counsel denied allegations levelled on ...
President approves Appellate Tribunal for NA-19 Haripur ISLAMABAD: The President has approved the Prime Minister's advice for nomination of the Appellate Tribunal for disposal of appeals against the decisions of Returning Officer rejecting/accepting nomination papers for Bye-Election to the National Assembly Constituency Number NA-19 Haripur.The Appellate Tribunal consists of Justice Lal Jan Khattak and Justice Qalandar Ali Khan of the Peshawar High Court.The summary was initiated by the Election Commission of Pakistan. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Abid for ending energy crisis by 2017 MULTAN: State Minister for Water & Power Abid Sher Ali said on Wednesday the incumbent government was committed to overcome the energy crisis by end of 2017. Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating 132 KV Shujabad grid station, he said that various projects of 8300 megawatt were being launched in collaboration with China to resolve the energy crisis while 3600 megawatt electricity would be generated through LNG.He said that 950 megawatt electricity from Neelum-Jehlum hydel ...
Provision of relief to people is my mission: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday directed provincial ministers, secretaries and administration to visit market and bazaars to ensure availability of quality food items at reasonable rates in open market and bazaars as well.According to a handout, he said provincial administration, including ministers and authorities of concerned departments, should spare no efforts for providing relief to people and besides Ramazan bazaars, monitoring of quality and prices of edible items in markets and bazaars ...
New lines being laid to resolve electricity crisis: Minister MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Tuesday said that 1,100 kilometer transmission lines were being laid to resolve electricity crisis. Talking to mediapersons here, he said that 93 grid stations were also being established, adding that the government was striving hard to eliminate electricity crisis and put the country on road to progress and prosperity. To a question, he said that PTI could not provide any proof in judicial commission, adding ...


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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 $-1.894 bln
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