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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 was incomplete as it was not mentioned in the report that the government sought any kind of help from the agencies.He observed that report did not mention that the NGOs from where got funds and how they use funding.The Chief Justice remarked that it was a sensitive matter and only ordinary issues were discussed in the report. He observed that there was no mechanism to check the funding of NGOs.The court directed 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 ...
Khuhro positive about dialogue process KARACHI: Sindh Senior Minister for Information & Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said on Wednesday that in the first round of talks between Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Maulana Fazul-ur-Rehman, MQM remained positive, adding the second round would be held in Islamabad.He hoped that the matter of MQM parliamentarians' resignations would be resolved smoothly.Talking to media persons after meeting American Counsel General Mr. Brian Heath here at his office on Wednesday, Khuhro said that taking the ...
Haripur win reflects people's confidence in PML-N policies PESHAWAR: Senior worker of PML-N and President Shahi Bagh Ward, Haji Sikandar Khan has said that triumph achieved by Pakistan Muslim League in Haripur by-election reflected people's confidence in progressive policies of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and days were not far away when the country would become 'Asian Tiger'.Talking to mediapersons at his residence here, Sikandar Khan said the PM promoted culture of tolerance and foiled all bids of creating political instability in the ...
Long absence of PTI representatives infuriates Swatis SWAT: The long absence of the representatives of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have infuriated people of Swat to use social media as a source to remind them of the pledges they had made during 2013 elections.The area people have launched an interesting campaign over social media, especially FaceBook to find out the whereabouts of the PTI elected members who have not visited their constituencies, even once, after their election.They alleged that the elected members did not ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
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