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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 Price Control Committee at Civil Secretariat through video link, in which steps relating to provision of relief to the people in Ramazan bazaars under Ramazan package of Punjab government were reviewed in detail. Shahbaz Sharif said that aim of setting up of Sastay Ramazan bazaars is to provide relief to common man in the real sense. He said that political and administrative machinery of Punjab have been activated for providing fruits of Ramazan package to ...

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 ...
Ishaq Dar meets delegation of Pakistan Business Council ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met a delegation of the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) here at the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday.The delegation discussed with the Finance Minister different proposals for the facilitation of the business and industrial community, a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance said.The Minister said that the business community would be duly facilitated and filers and non-filers will be differently treated.The delegation appreciated the effort of ...
ROs rejected PTI chief's allegations about widespread rigging in general election: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman on Wednesday said that Returning Officers (ROs), who appeared before General Election Enquiry Commission (GEIC) to record their testimonies, categorically rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief's allegation that they were part of the widespread systematic rigging in 2013 general election.The GEIC summoned ROs of 11 National Assembly constituencies on the request of PTI and all five ROs who recorded their statements today informed the Commission that ...
Parliament symbol of unity, federation: Raza Rabbani ISLAMABAD: Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday said that Parliament is a symbol of unity of the Federation reflecting the fact that people strongly believe in democratic process upholding the Constitution and rule of law. He expressed these view while talking to a group of 12-member Journalists of Press Club Dighri, Sindh at the Parliament House. He said that people struggled for democracy in the country. Parliament is not only safeguarding the democratic process ...
Rana Afzal calls upon Zardari to withdraw statement %9 ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Division Rana Muhammad Afzal Wednesday called upon Asif Ali Zardari to withdraw his statement about Army.Speaking in National Assembly during budget debate, he said, "statement of Asif Zardari about Army was very painful. Such a statement should not have come from a leader who is known for tolerance and reconciliation."He said people always looked towards Army when there was calamity, elections or any threat to sovereignty ...
Pervaiz urges media to play its due role in making Pakistan peaceful, secure country ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said that media would continue to play a supportive role for making Pakistan a peaceful and secure country. He said the media was playing a proactive role in fight against terrorism and extremism.Its role was very supportive and positive in creating awareness against the extremist forces disrupting peace and tranquility of our society. The minister was addressing the relaunching ceremony of Safer Charity ...


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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