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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 the Finance Ministry for bringing stability in the macro-economic indicators.They said that the business community would contribute for meeting expenses on operation Zarb-e-Azb as it was for the good of the country and nation.The Minister said that it is the time when the Government needs the support of the business community and they can best help by paying taxes and also inspiring others to do the same. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

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 ...
Iranian delegation meets Saira Afzal Tarar ISLAMABAD: An Iranian delegation, comprising senior officials from Ministry of Health and Medical Education, called on Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar on Tuesday to discuss Pak-Iran cooperation in the field of health.The delegation was led by Dr. Mohsin Asadi Lari, Special Assistant for International Affairs to the Health Minister.Other delegates included Dr. Mahmood Reza Miribanjar, Vice Chancellor for Zahidan Medical University in Iran and Dr. Akbar Abdullahi Asal, Head of Federal Drugs ...
IHC issues notice in plea seeking stay order on LB elections in capital ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court issued notices on Monday to the respondents in plea challenging the upcoming Local Bodies LB elections in the capital territory for July 17.A two-judge division bench, comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Aamer Farooq, issued notices on the petition filed by four residents of the ICT to restrain the federal government and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from conducting LB elections in the capital till legal ambiguity was ...


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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 06, 2015
Reserves $18.201 bln