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PM congratulates strategic forces, scientists on successfully test-firing ballistic missile Ghauri ISLAMABAD: Prime Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated the strategic forces, scientists and engineers on successfully conducting training launch of Ghauri Missile System.Pakistan on Wednesday test-fired ballistic missile Ghauri, which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometers.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

Parveen Rehman murder case; SC directs police to arrest killers  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over police report regarding murder of Korangi Pilot Project Director, Parveen Rehman and directed the police to arrest killers soon. The three-member bench of the court headed by Chief Justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk resumed hearing of the case. During course of proceedings, Inquiry Officer appeared before the bench and submitted report.He said that land mafia killed Parveen Rehman because she was working for the welfare of poor people in ...
People welcome PM's visit to Gilgit-Baltistan ISLAMABAD: People from different segments of society have welcomed the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to Gilgit Baltistan and hoped that it will go a long way in development of the region.In interview with Radio Pakistan, PML-N leader Haji Fida Muhammad Nashad said Prime Minister has fulfilled demand of people of the area by laying foundation stone of Jaglot- Skardu road project.An eminent politician of the area, Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan said establishment ...
Kiran Imran declared returned candidate against NA seat ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday declared Kiran Imran Dar of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as a returned candidate against a seat reserved for women in National Assembly.She has been declared returned candidate against the seat for women from Punjab province that had fallen vacant after resignation by MNA Ayesha Raza Farooq.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Chairman asks Govt to use article 89 sparingly ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Tuesday proposed to the government to use article 89 of the Constitution sparingly and go for legislation through the Parliament.The Chairman passed these comments after the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Aftab Sheikh presented five ordinances to the House for legislation and turning them into laws.These ordinances included the Safeguard Measures (Amendment) Ordinance 2015; the Countervailing Duties Ordinance 2015; the Anti-Dumping Duties Ordinance 2015; the National Tariff Commission ...
PML-N committed to uplift, prosperity of masses: Muqam PESHAWAR: Advisor to Prime Minister Amir Muqam Monday said joining of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) by members of other political parties endorses confidence of masses in the PML-N leadership and its people's policies. Addressing a public gathering here after joining of PML-N by former Nazim Union Council Kamarouf Abdullah Khan along with friends and relatives, he said that PML-N's leadership is committed to making the country prosperous and respectable nations of the world.He said that ...
Active role of women must for development: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said targets of development cannot be achieved without bringing women into the national mainstream.He was talking to a delegation of women assembly members of the Pakistan Muslim League-N.He said Pakistani women were very talented and playing an important role in education, health, information technology, banking, engineering and other sectors.He said the provincial government had taken historic decisions for development of women and protection of their rights as ...


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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