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Non-payment to labourer exposing Imran's real character: Pervaiz ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday said depriving a labourer of its payment was exposing the real character of PTI Chief Imran Khan.The minister, in a statement, said the government would support the protest of DJ Butt if the PTI does not pay him for the services he had been providing to it.He said PTI Chairman Imran Khan himself claimed collecting billions of rupees in donations and asked him to give details of its spending.He questioned that where the 'investment' went, if the payment was not made to the DJ Butt, who had been playing background music and party songs during the sit-in and public meetings of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).Now, Pervaiz Rashid, said the real character of Imran had started to come before the general public, adding that levelling baseless allegations, telling a lie brazenly and not to be ashamed of it were one ...

Forest preserving policy to be submitted before the cabinet soon: Senate told ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change would submit a new forest policy before the Cabinet to promote and preserve forests, Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan Monday told Senate on Monday.Speaking on a resolution moved by Senator Mohsin Aziz of PTI, he said Climate Change Policy has also been framed in view of the serious environmental challenges.He urged media, civil society to play their role in preserving forests. Meanwhile, the Senate has unanimously passed ...
Infrastructure development among top priorities: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme was of key importance in the development of rural economy.Presiding over a high level meeting here on Monday, which reviewed progress of Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme, he said that billions of rupees will be spent on construction and rehabilitation of rural roads of the whole province under this programme in next three years.He said that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme will bring ...
Sindh govt ready for LB polls under police, rangers security: CM KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here on Monday said that Sindh Government is ready for holding local bodies elections under security cover of the police and rangers. "We are prepared for local bodies elections. But, these will be under the police and the rangers. Army can be as a back up force," he said while responding to media during his visit to Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). The ...
ECP asks political parties to submit audited accounts ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday directed the political parties to submit their statements of audited accounts by August 29.The ECP reminded the political parties that submission of statement of audited accounts within 60 days from the close of each financial year mandatory under Article 13 of Political Parties Order 2002, said a press release issued here.The statement of accounts of the party is required to be accompanied by a certificate signed by the ...
Dialogue can resolve problems: Ashrafi LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Coucil (PUC) Central Chairman Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi Saturday said that problems among different schools of thought could be resolved through supermacy of law and dialogue. He stated this while talking to the representative delegations of different schools of thought from Sheikhupura and Wazirabad, says a press release issued here.He said that constitution of Pakistan and law protected the people living in Pakistan, adding that no body or any group would ...
SHC issues notices on missing person petitions KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed the Rangers director general to file comments on several petitions seeking whereabouts of missing men said to be detained by the law enforcers.Petitioners, Hina Muhammad Sanullah and Sharmeen Fawad filed two identical petitions, submitting that their spouses, Muhammad Sanullah and Fawadul Haque were picked up by the unidentified persons from the latter's officer in Phase-II DHA, however, till date there was no clue about them.They alleged that both ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
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