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SC directs NAB to submit report of 50 mega corruption cases ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities to submit comprehensive report on 50 mega corruption cases. A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard a case regarding performance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that NAB authorities had acquitted almost 75 percent accused on the basis of "Plea Bargain" and volunteer recovery according to record of the Bureau. Taking up matter about the performance of the NAB, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed remarked that credibility of the NAB can be judged that people prefer to lodge complaint to Rangers, police and media about corruption but they do not like to inform NAB about corruption. The bench directed the NAB officials to submit details of 50 mega corruption cases in three phases. Details will be submitted In the court in three ...

President seeks Bahria University recommendations on Maritime Policy ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday urged Bahria University to present recommendations for formulation of Maritime Policy to ensure country's security and defence in the prevailing circumstances.He was talking to Rector Bahria University Vice Admiral (R) Tanveer Faiz who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, said a President House statement.Appreciating the contributions of the institute, the President stated that Bahria University was an important educational institution of the country which, besides carrying out research on Maritime Security, ...
Printing of wrong map a serious crime: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said printing of the map of Saraikistan and Hazara province in the textbook of geography of 8th class of textbook Board is regrettable and is tantamount to a heinous crime.Therefore, he said that a judicial inquiry will be held in the incident of printing of wrong map in geography book of 8th class and a letter will be written to Chief Justice Lahore High Court for this ...
Sharjeel visits sun-stroke affectees KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that it was not justified to do politics over natural disasters and miseries of the people.He said this while talking to media at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Sunday where he enquired about the health of the people affected by sun-stroke. The KMC Administrator Roshan Shaikh, Commissioner Karachi Shoib Siddiqi and other officers also present on the occasion, an official statement said here. ...
Human resource vital for country's progress: Pervaiz LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday said that human resource was as vital as infrastructure for strengthening the national economy.Addressing the closing ceremony of Training programme on Electronic Journalism held under the auspices of Media Advocacy Center here, he said that such trainings not only played an effective role in the country's progress but effectively polished the abilities of youth also.The minister lauded the Media Advocacy Center which ...
Over 13,000 treated at Sindh govt's heatstroke centres: Sharjeel KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that over 13,000 people affected by the heatwave have been treated so far at the heatstroke centres set up by the provincial government. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that the Sindh government has set up heatstroke centres across the province, particularly in Karachi. Sharjeel Memon said that thousands of patients have been treated at these heatstroke centres. While ...
SC directs NAB authorities to submit performance report  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit a comprehensive report about its performance and adjourned hearing of the case till Monday. The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the case about the performance of the National Accountability Bureau. During the case proceedings, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt submitted report about registered complaints, inquiries and references in the ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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