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Marvi urges PTI chief to avoid abusive language against political leadership ISLAMABAD: Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon has urged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to avoid using abusive and unparliamentary language against political leadership of the country.Talking to a private television channel, she said no decent leader could use derogatory and uncivilized language against national leadership.Difference of opinion and criticizing others was a beauty of the democratic system but no civilization permitted anyone to insult democratically elected people in such an objectional way, she added.Commenting on the PTI's planned public meeting on November 30, Marvi said the government had no objection on any peaceful political gathering, however, it would not allow anyone to create law and order situation in the Federal Capital. Any violent or illegal move would be effectively tackled by the concerned departments, she added.She said the national economy suffered a huge loss due to the long marches and sit-ins.However, she said, ...

Senator urges PTI to follow Constitution, law of country ISLAMABAD: Senator of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML- N), Mushahidullah Khan on Friday urged Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), to follow the Constitution and law of the country.Talking to a private television channel, he said that security measures would be taken for PTI to hold public gathering.He said: "This was not the right time to organize public meeting."He said that the government had provided security during the last public gathering of PTI.Senator Mushahidullah Khan said ...
PM expected to lay foundation stone of Hazara Motorway next week ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is expected to perform ground-breaking ceremony of Hazara Motorway project on November 29.A 60-kilometre Hazara Motorway will be constructed at a cost of Rs 31 billion. The four-lane road will be a part of Pak-China Economic Corridor agreement and it will reduce 30 minutes of drive time from Islamabad to Havelian.Under the agreement, a Dry Port will also be constructed at Havelian. After the completion, the project would usher ...
Air Chief expresses grief on demise of noted educationist ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force on Sunday expressed deep sorrow and grief on the sad demise of former principal of PAF Public School Sargodha Abdul Rehman Qureshi who breathed his last on Saturday night after prolonged illness.His funeral was held at PAF Public School Sargodha followed by burial at the graveyard of PAF Base, Mushaf (Sargodha). Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt and a large ...
Govt struggling to provide quality education: Khawaja Asif SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, and Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday voiced for equal educational opportunities for all.He expressed these views while addressing the laptop distribution ceremony being held at Govt Allama Iqbal Girls College."The Constitution provides a guarantee to all people to get education and they have the right to get equal education," he said.He said to develop a society, same opportunities should be provided to all for getting quality education."The ...
KP Governor approves Land Revenue Amended Bill 2014 PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor has formally assented the Land Revenue Amended Bill 2014, which was passed by the KP Assembly and published it as an act of Provincial Legislature.The Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2014 having been passed by the Provincial Asssembly of the Khyber Pakthunkhwa was formally assented by the Governor KP, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Legislature.This was stated in notification issued by Provincial Assembly Secretariat here on Friday.Copyright ...
Baloch urges PTI to avoid politics of agitation ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of SAFRON, General (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Thursday urged Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI), to avoid politics of agitation and follow the constitutional way to resolve the matters.Talking to Pakistan Television channel, he said that there is no harm to hold peaceful protest, adding that PTI should avoid politics of blame game without evidence.He said that Imran Khan should show flexibility in his behaviour.The minister said that the government will not ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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