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Kot Radha Kishan: SC issues notice on bail petition of two accused LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court Monday issued notices to the prosecution on bail applications filed by two accused involved in a ransacking case during Kot Radha kishan incident.The bench headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry heard the applications filed by Nisar Ahmad and Muhammad Akram at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.During the hearing, the petitioners' counsels arguing before the court submitted that the police had registered a case against the accused, wherein it was alleged that they caused damage to properties during the Kot Radha Kishan incident.They mentioned that the accused were not involved in killing of couple but despite the fact, they were behind the bars for last ten months. They pleaded the bench to grant benefit of the bail to the accused.However, an additional prosecutor general submitted that the accused were involved in ransacking and the joint investigation team in its report mentioned that they ...

Kasur incident: CM orders withdrawal of cases against protesters LAHORE: Affected children of Kasur incident, their parents and residents of Hussain Khanwala village here Sunday met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, and announced to end their protest against Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and extend their full cooperation in the inquiry. Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif announced to immediately withdraw the cases registered against the protestors and directed IG Police to take necessary legal action in this regard. Talking to the affectees, Shehbaz ...
Still ready to visit New Delhi without preconditions: Sartaj Aziz ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said it is disappointing that India has virtually cancelled his meeting with his Indian counterpart scheduled to be held on 24th of this month, but still Pakistan is ready to hold the meeting without any preconditions.Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said the Indian attitude towards holding dialogue is disappointing and regrettable but Pakistan is committed under the Ufa meeting between the two prime ...
SC terms report about NGOs unsatisfactory, seeks fresh one ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday termed the federal governments report about Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) unsatisfactory and directed to submit new report with complete record.A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, comprising Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case regarding funding and registration of NGOs.During the course of proceedings, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan remarked that the report submitted by the federal government ...
NA regrets pulling back to host CPC ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan regretted on Thursday to announce its decision to pull back as host of the 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference as a consequence of the Emergency Tele-Conference of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.The Emergency Tele-Conference( ETC) of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association was held here, said the office of the Speaker National Assembly.It may be recalled that Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was unanimously ...
Convincing MQM to be back in Parliament hailed ISLAMABAD: Government's decision to convince Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to review their resignations was a commendable step for strengthening the democracy.This was the opinion of analysts while talking in current affairs programme of Radio Pakistan.PML-N Senator Let Gen (R) Abdul Qayyum said that MQM leaders were reviewing the decision of their resignations for which credit goes to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who has been continuously playing unprecedented role as a statesman."PML-N will welcome MQM ...
Nisar visits residence of late Lt.Gen (R) Hameed Gul ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday visited the residence of late Lt.Gen (R) Hameed Gul for condolence. He expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family.The minister said that late Lt. Gen (R) Hameed Gul was a brave general, a true Pakistani and staunch muslim, said a press release issued here.Lt. Gen (R) Hameed Gul has left his marks in every field which are worthy to be emulated and which, he continued, are ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
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