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PPP decides active participation in LB polls KARACHI: The Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to fully participate in the forthcoming Local Bodies polls in all provinces and the federal area.In its meeting held at Bilawal House they also observed that PPP co-chair and former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari deserved full credit for petitioning the courts to enable party-based elections instead of non-party polls in all the cantonment areas.Reposing confidence in the leadership of the Co-Chairman and Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of the Pakistan Peoples Party the executive committee members also urged the need to re-activate the case with reference to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's murder.It was decided that letters will be dispatched to the President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan in pursuit of this objective.The PPP executive committee noted that Pakistan was in the cross-hairs of a difficult decision with respect to Middle East and while PPP's demand of ...

Policy under study for registration of unregistered Afghan refugees PESHAWAR: Acting Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Waqar Maroof Thursday said that a comprehensive policy was being mulled for the registration of unregistered Afghans refugees and is likely to be formulated in couple of months.He said this at a day-long sensitization workshop on protection of Afghan refugees organized by Commissionerate for Afghans Refugees (CAR) with collaboration with UNCHR here at local hotel.Waqar disclosed that Ministry of SAFRON, Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees Islamabad and NADRA ...
PM to visit Haripur ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will attend a lunch being hosted by President of PML(N) Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa, Pir Sabir Shah at his residence in Haripur on Thursday.PML(N) leaders and workers will also attend the lunch, a brief statement issued by the PM Office here said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
SC adjourns Asghar Khan case for one month ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of the Asghar Khan case for one month while federation has also taken back the review petition seeking to mull the decision in this case.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the petitions under Article 184 over distribution of crores of rupees among the politicians.During the course of proceedings, ...
Ashrafi urges govt to ensure all out cooperation with Saudi Arabia LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council central chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has urged the government to ensure all out cooperation for the security of Harmain Shareefain as well as defence of Saudi Arabia.He was talking to several delegations of Ulema after returning from Umrah at Baitul Aman here on Wednesday.He said 2.2 million Pakistanis were working in Saudi Arabia and they were worried on baseless statements of some leaders and parties on the situation of ...
IHC suspends non-bailable arrest warrants of Musharraf ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf as his counsel assured the presence of his client in the trial court on April 27.A bench, headed by Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi also stated that if Musharraf failed to appear before the court on said date then earlier order of the Additional District and Sessions Judge would revive.Meanwhile, the bench directed Musharaf's counsel to ...
Negligible utilization of uplift funds irks CM Sindh KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed displeasure on the performance of various department which have failed to utilise development budget for the concluding financial year 2014-15.He said that this is unacceptable as the PPP government gives top priority to development of the province and he would never allow negligence into it.He was said this while presiding over a review meeting of development works being carried out all over Sindh here at ...


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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