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KP government fails to fulfill promises: Babak PESHAWAR: Spokesman and Parliamentary Leader of ANP in KP Assembly, Sardar Hussain Babak lamented on Tuesday that those who promised of eliminating corruption, price hike, lawlessness and unemployment from the province during their election campaign, have snatched even bread from the poor masses.Jamat-e-Islami, he said should feel ashamed for placing plaques of their names on projects initiated during ANP regime adding religious parties were deceiving people in the name of religion.Addressing the workers' convention at Amazai, Babak said the whole province was besieged by lawlessness and target killing has become a profitable business while the provincial government has arranged a gala of dancing and singing at Islamabad. He said Sirajul Haq also daily attend this gala in the name of dialogue.In election 2013, he said ANP was targeted for safeguarding the identity of Pukhtuns and strongly condemning those elements who were destroying the mosques, houses, hujras and educational institutions of ...

Qaim directs formation of special police force to ensure foolproof security to health workers KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while expressing apprehension over increasing number of polio virus in Karachi has established a separate police force headed by SSP rank officer with 700 police personnel to ensure foolproof security to the polio teams during the four months of low transmission period of polio virus started from current month.He directed the IGP Sindh to arrange 50% personnel of this force each from Karachi and interior Sindh with ...
Report of standing committee on information laid in NA ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of the Standing Committee on the Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marvi Memon on Friday laid the report of the information committee from November, 2013 to October 2014 as required by the rule 234 of the Rule of Procedure and Conduct of the Business in the National Assembly.Speaking on the occasion, Marvi Memon appreciated the performance of the committee members and its staff.The Chairperson also thanked Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage ...
No plan on card to privatize OGDCL: NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab on Friday informed the National Assembly that the government has no plan to privatize Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and no employee would be laid off.Responding to various points of orders raised by the opposition members, he said that neither OGDCL was being privatized nor any programme of workers retrenchment on card.He said that the government was fully cognizant of the workers rights and every ...
People not to forgive PTI for disgracing their mandate: Babak PESHAWAR: Spokesman and Parliamentary Leader of ANP in provincial assembly, Sardar Hussain Babak has said that the government of PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become crippled and the nation will not forgive it for disgracing and letting down the mandate of the masses."PTI has done nothing for the people who voted them in power rather there was a situation of uncertainty in the province," babak said and added that "almost every house in the province ...
Minister reviews Tarbela Dam extension projects ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday visited Tarbela Dam to review extension developmental projects T-4 and T-5 and expressed his satisfaction at the pace of work.General Manager Tarbela Dam, Iqbal Masood Siddiqui and Project Manager briefed the minister about the extension programmes.Talking to media, the minister said the projects were due to be completed in 2018 but on the special direction of Prime Minister the said projects would be ...
President asks VCs to give proposals about revision of national curriculum ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday asked vice chancellors of federal universities to give proposals regarding revision of the national curriculum.He was talking to vice chancellors of federal universities who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr.The President said that all provinces had agreed to work jointly for revision of the national curriculum. The President sought recommendations for inclusion of religious seminaries in the national curriculum.The President said that degradation of society had declined in the education ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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