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Govt to utilize resources for rehabilitation of flood-hit people: CM RAJANPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the government would take all possible steps for the rehabilitation of flood affected people.Talking to journalists after visiting a relief camp set-up for flood affected people at Kot Mitthan on Thursday, he said, "I would not take rest till the return of flood-affected people to their homes."Shahbaz Sharif lauded the efforts and arrangements made by the district government and also appreciated their performance.He said that all possible resources would also be utilized for the maintenance of infrastructure damaged by the recent flood at Rajanpur.He said that calamities were test by the Nature and the brave nations faced them courageously.He said that Punjab government had allocated billions of rupee for the health sector and for Chief Minister Rural Road Programme and added that the sense of deprivation of the people of the district would be ended and the district would make progress ...

SC seeks details about NGOs source of funding ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the federal and provincial governments to furnish complete details about the source of funding of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), mechanism to monitor their activities and process of registration.The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja resumed hearing of the case regarding working and foreign funding of NGOs in Pakistan. The matter relating to NGOs activities had cropped up during a hearing of a case of bail application ...
Shahbaz for increasing revenue of province LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday said that there is a need for increasing revenue of the province to provide maximum facilities to the citizens.He said this while presiding over a meeting which reviewed the performance of Punjab Revenue Authority. Chairperson Punjab Revenue Authority Dr Raheel Ahmad Siddiqui gave a briefing to the meeting.He said that Punjab government has taken effective measures for ensuring transparent and proper utilization of funds. He said that ...
CM reviews Sahiwal Power project LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday reviewed the Sahiwal Coal Power Project through a video conference with the President of Chinese company, Hauneng Shandong, Wang Wen Zong in Beijing, China. A video of construction activities on the site of the project were also shown in the conference. Punjab government and a Chinese company agreed to take joint measures for the speedy implementation of the project. Talking to Wang Wen Zong, Chief Minister Shahbaz ...
SC seeks detailed report over non registration of FIR against accused involve in land grabbing ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Central Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi to submit a detailed report over non registration of First Information Report (FIR) against accused over detaining and torturing government officials for grabbing the forest land in Loui Bher and Takht Pari areas of Rawalpindi district. The two member bench comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Dost Muhammad resumed hearing of the case. The honourable bench asked Central Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi ...
SHC deferred hearing on petition from Ali Hassan Zardari till Aug 12 HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court here Tuesday deferred the hearing till August 12 in a petition filed by an influential person whose residence in Nawabshah was raided on June 28 by a team of National Accountability Bureau. In the urgency plea filed by the petitioner Ali Hassan Zardari on July 9, he pleaded the SHC Hyderabad Circuit Bench to allow him a foreign visit on health grounds. During the hearing, the counsels of NAB, Federal ...
Mushahidullah directs Pak-EPA to ensure environmental laws' compliance over Expressway expansion project ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan Tuesday directed the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to ensure compliance of environmental laws regarding the Islamabad Expressway expansion project launched recently by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).The minister issued the directive while taking serious notice of the alleged violation of the Section 12 of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act-1997 (PEPA-1997) by the civic agency in respect of the Islamabad Expressway expansion project, said a press ...


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
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WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
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