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Shahbaz meets Sarwar; discusses flood situation LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif met with Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwar and both the leaders discussed flood situation and relief activities here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that there will be no shortage of resources for rescue and relief activities and relief camps have been set up in the affected areas for providing help and assistance to the flood-hit people. He said that he is personally monitoring relief activities for the calamity-stricken people, adding Punjab government will not rest content till the rehabilitation of last affected person. Governor Ch. Muhammad Sarwar said that Shahbaz Sharif is working round the clock for the provision of relief to the affected people and has proved that he always stands with the distressed brethren and sisters in the time of need. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting which reviewed rescue and relief activities ...

Rehman appreciates Altaf's decision to withdraw law-makers' resignations KARACHI: A leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Senator A. Rehman Malik has appreciated the decision of Muttahida Qaumi Movement's chief Altaf Hussain about withdrawing the resignations of the party's elected representatives.According to a statement issued here on Monday, Senator Rehman Malik called MQM's International Secretariat and talked to Altaf Hussain.The two leaders discussed overall political situation of the country, devastation caused by torrential rains and floods and other issues.Malik thanked Altaf Hussain for withdrawing the ...
100pc children enrollment in schools by 2017-18: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Monday that the government would achieve the target of 100 per cent enrollment of children in schools by 2017-18.This would be a step towards attaining 100 per cent litercay rate in the country, said the minister addressing a ceremony held at Karlot Residential College here in connection with the International Literacy Day (September 8). Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan was among few countries with large ...
Haji Adeel urges federal government to take measures to protect minorities in KPK ISLAMABAD: Senator Haji Adeel of Awami National Party (ANP) Monday criticized the failure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for protecting Sikh community and urged the federal government to take measures for their protection. Speaking in Joint Sitting of Parliament, he said five members of the community have so far been killed in the province including two each in Peshawar, Charsadda and one in Mardan but the Chief Minister was busy in attending ...
CM emphasises on merit in employment KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Saturday said that Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) is the custodian of merit and a testimonial forum for the talented youth of the province.It recommends them for the government jobs purely on merit, without any discrimination, he said.According to an official statement here, the Chief Minister was talking to Chairman, Sindh Public Service Commission, Justice (Retd) Dr Agha Rafique Ahmed Khan who called on him to present ...
CM visits flood-hit areas of Sialkot SIALKOT: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday visited flood-hit villages of Zafarwal near here.He met the affected people and assured them that the government would not leave them alone in this very hard time.Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal, MNA Mian Rasheed Ahmed and MPAs Awais Qasim and Khawaja Waseem Akhtar were also present.Giving berifing to the Chief Minister, Narowal DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal said as many as 25 Zafarwal villages near Sialkot were ...
Ahsan condemns Imran's statement against Chinese development assistance ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has strongly condemned Imran Khan's statement against Chinese development assistance to Pakistan under "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor" and demanded an immediate apology from him.The Minister, who also heads China Pakistan Economic Corridor Joint Coordination Committee from Pakistani side, said "Pakistan and China are closest friends and enjoy time tested all weather friendship."In a statement issued on Saturday, he said "at a time when international investors were ...


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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
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln