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Imran's long absence from national assembly cause immense loss to KP: Muqam PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Prime Minister Engr Amir Muqam Friday criticized Pakistan Tahrik e Insaf Chief Imran Khan for his long absence from the National Assembly and termed it a great loss to the interests of people of Khyber Pakthunkhwa. Addressing a luncheon function hosted by PML-N worker Pir Zulfiqar Ali Shah in his honour at Akora Khattak in Nowshera district, the PML-N leader said people of Khyber Pakthunkhwa wanted to know from Imran Khan and PTI lawmakers to the great losses incurred to the province and peoples' interest due to their about nine month long absence from the national assembly. He said the people and country's did not want that political leaderships, which believed in politics of u-turns and hallow slogans.He said Pakistan Muslim League-N was the only party introduced tolerance, reconciliation, sincere service to masses and principles in politics. He said PML-N could have formed the Government in ...

Policy for voluntary return of Afghan Refugees to be finalized by August ISLAMABAD: The Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) will finalize a policy by August for voluntary return of Afghan Refugees.The envisaging voluntary returns would be based on the absorption capacity of Afghanistan and the realities on the ground, in a mutually agreed phased manner, official sources told APP Friday.They informed that officials of both the governments and UNHCR are intensely engage in consultation to devise a comprehensive plan ...
PPP decides active participation in LB polls KARACHI: The Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to fully participate in the forthcoming Local Bodies polls in all provinces and the federal area.In its meeting held at Bilawal House they also observed that PPP co-chair and former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari deserved full credit for petitioning the courts to enable party-based elections instead of non-party polls in all the cantonment areas.Reposing confidence in the leadership of the Co-Chairman and ...
Policy under study for registration of unregistered Afghan refugees PESHAWAR: Acting Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Waqar Maroof Thursday said that a comprehensive policy was being mulled for the registration of unregistered Afghans refugees and is likely to be formulated in couple of months.He said this at a day-long sensitization workshop on protection of Afghan refugees organized by Commissionerate for Afghans Refugees (CAR) with collaboration with UNCHR here at local hotel.Waqar disclosed that Ministry of SAFRON, Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees Islamabad and NADRA ...
PM to visit Haripur ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will attend a lunch being hosted by President of PML(N) Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa, Pir Sabir Shah at his residence in Haripur on Thursday.PML(N) leaders and workers will also attend the lunch, a brief statement issued by the PM Office here said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
SC adjourns Asghar Khan case for one month ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of the Asghar Khan case for one month while federation has also taken back the review petition seeking to mull the decision in this case.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the petitions under Article 184 over distribution of crores of rupees among the politicians.During the course of proceedings, ...
Ashrafi urges govt to ensure all out cooperation with Saudi Arabia LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council central chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has urged the government to ensure all out cooperation for the security of Harmain Shareefain as well as defence of Saudi Arabia.He was talking to several delegations of Ulema after returning from Umrah at Baitul Aman here on Wednesday.He said 2.2 million Pakistanis were working in Saudi Arabia and they were worried on baseless statements of some leaders and parties on the situation of ...


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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 $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln