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Saira calls for universal access to health services ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar called upon nations of the world to unite for fighting diseases and ensuring access to health services to the impoverished and the disadvantaged.Addressing the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the minister urged for united efforts in strengthening health systems that can provide basic health services to the people at any time.She said that the poorest of the poor are often left out from reaping the benefit of health facilities. The minister informed that Pakistan has launched National Health Insurance Programme which will cover ten million poor in the first phase, said a message recieved here on Tuesday.Under the programme the entire cost of hospitalization will be borne by government funded insurance system.The minister said, "We believe this is an important step towards universal health coverage." Pakistan is alive to control of non communicable diseases and a major step ...

Sindh CM asks W&S department to complete envisaged schemes within stipulated time KARACHI: The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed Works & Services Department to ensure timely completion of 40 different road development schemes, spread over an area of 881 kilometers across the province.Presiding over a meeting of Works and Services Department at CM House Monday, he said the schemes meant for each district headquarters in the province, worth over Rs.10 billion, must be completed by end of the current year.He also asked ...
1,91,183 TDP families repatriated to FATA, NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Raja Muhammad Javed Ikhlas on Monday informed the National Assembly that so far 1,91,183 families of Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs) from Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) had been repatriated.During Question Hour, he said 72895 families belonged to Bajaur Agency, 41196 Khyber Agency, 21937 Kurram Agency, 36759 Mohmand Agency, 505 North Waziristan Agency, 7379 South Waziristan Agency, 8660 Orakzai Agency and 1852 from FR Tank. Parliamentary Secretary said that no ...
Govt taking steps to promote education in Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan: NA informed ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Hamid Hameed Monday told the National Assembly that the federal government was taking concrete steps to promote education in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.During Question Hour in the House, he said that in the case of AJ&K being a special territory, the subject of education was already in the domain of Government of AJ&K. Hence, the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan was not directly dealing with the subject ...
IHC seeks report from police regarding missing software engineer ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday sought report from the capital police within three days regarding a missing person, Fahad Sadiq Jadoon a software engineer missing for the last couple of months.A one-judge bench of Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi heard the petition filed by Muhammad Salik Jadoon who alleged that his son, Fahad Sadiq Jadoon has been missing since March 18, after he left from his office located in G-13/3.Jadoon maintained before the ...
PM expresses grief over death of six minors in Lahore blaze; seeks report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday expressed grief and sorrow over the death of six siblings of a family in Shadbagh, Lahore short circuit incident.Seeking a report over the incident, he directed that action would be taken against those responsible for malfunctioning and delayed arrival of water bowsers on the venue.He asked the concerned authorities to upgrade the fire- fighting equipment and mechanism so that such like unfortunate incidents could be avoided in future.He ...
Energy crisis being resolved speedily: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that work is being carried out on war footings for resolving energy crisis. Talking to parliamentarians belonging to Jhang here, the Chief Minister said that sincere efforts are being made for ridding the country of quagmire of problems under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said that National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Habib Bank Limited (HBL) have given underwriting of Rs ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyApril
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 28, 2015
Reserves $17.494 bln