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People cannot be left at mercy of hoarders: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that people cannot be left at the mercy of hoarders and profiteers and no one will be allowed to exploit the citizens.He was presiding over a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat here on Monday during which measures for providing relief to the people through Ramazan Bazaars were reviewed in detail.He said that all out efforts should be made for provision of relief to the masses in the real sense in Ramazan Bazaars.He said that besides Ramazan Bazaars availability of quality essential items to the citizens should also be ensured at reasonable rate in open market and bazaars and indiscriminate action should be taken against hoarders and profiteers so that people buying from open markets and bazaars could also be provided relief.He said that quality essential items, fruits and vegetables should be available to the citizens in open markets and ...

SC hears petitions challenging 18th, 21st Amendments ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday heard petitions against the 18th and 21st Constitutional Amendments during which Attorney General of Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt argued that the court cannot declare any constitutional amendments or law null and void.The 17-member Full Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk resumed hearing of the case filed by different bar associations of the country.Giving arguments in favor of constitutional amendments, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt said ...
Opposition stages walkout from National Assembly to protest power outages ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties Monday staged walkout from the Lower House of the Parliament to protest the loadshedding during currrent heat wave across the country.The opposition parties including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamat-e-Islami (JI), Awami National Party (ANP), Awami Muslim League, protested power outages and demanded urgent measures to redress the issue.Speaking on a Point of Order, Ms Shazia Marri demanded immediate meeting of Council of Common Interest (CCI) for making a ...
Chaudhry Nisar inaugurates three mega road projects RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan along with Provincial Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhry Sarfraz Afzal here on Sunday inaugurated three mega road projects.The minister inaugurated a flyover, repair, reconstruction and widening of Airport, High Court and Adiala roads. The work would be completed at a cost of Rs 1.1 billion.Reconstruction of Airport Road, laying of sewerage line and construction of a flyover from Chohan Chowk to Koral Chowk would be completed in 12 months at ...
Transparency is hallmark of PML-N government: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said transparency, standard and speed are hallmark of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government and it was free of corruption and no one could level any allegation against it in this regard.He was talking to members of assembly of PML-N belonging to various districts who met him, here on Sunday.He said the PML-N government was serving people selflessly and effective steps were being taken under the leadership of ...
Shahbaz reviews relief steps for masses in Ramazan    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that like previous years, Punjab government has also given Ramazan package of billions of rupees for providing essential items to the people at cheaper rates during Ramazan-ul-Mubarik this year, under which, quality eatable items, flour, pulses, fruits and vegetables are being provided at cheaper rates in Ramazan bazaars set up throughout the province. The chief minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting of Provincial ...
Opposition stages walkout from National Assembly ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties on Thursday staged walkout from the Lower House of the Parliament to protest the remarks of treasury legislators.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staged walkout on remarks of Muhammad Talal Chaudhary of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).Syed Asif Hasnain of Mutahidda Quomi Movement (MQM) was perturbed over the last day's remarks of defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Jamat-e-Islami and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) also walked out from the National Assembly. Speaking on a point 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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln