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Ensuring best healthcare facilities govt's top priority: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that provision of modern and quality treatment facilities to the common man is the top priority of the government.Presiding over a high level meeting here on Monday, which discussed matters regarding improvement of medical facilities in hospitals besides reviewing the affairs of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore, he said that there would be no shortage of resources for public health facilities.He said the PIC was an important institution with regard to provision of medical facilities to the cardiac patients and its standard will have to be restored.He said that patients not only from Punjab but other provinces also come to the PIC for treatment.The Chief Minister directed Board of Management of PIC to present a comprehensive plan for further improvement of medical facilities in the institution.He said that all necessary measures would be taken for strengthening PIC and steps should ...

Shehbaz for speedy work on Saaf Pani Project LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif directing completion of Saaf Pani Project on war-footing, has warned that no laxity will be tolerated in the completion of the project.He was presiding over a meeting of Saaf Pani Project here on Monday.The Chief Minister said, the project was of vital importance for the provision of potable water to the citizens and there was a need for working expeditiously on this project. He said, water had a ...
CM directs reconstruction of roads in flood-hit areas LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Saturday directed concerned departments to carry out work on war footing for the rehabilitation of link roads.Flow of traffic should be restored if needed, through bailey bridges, he said.He said that relief activities have been accelerated in flood-hit areas of south Punjab whereas instructions have been issued to administration for carrying out survey of losses and survey has been started in this regard.He said that flood affectees are ...
Mushahidullah to attend ministerial climate conference in Paris ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan would leave to Paris on September 06 for participation in the two-day 2nd Ministerial Conference.In this regard, Ambassador of France to Pakistan, Martine Dorance, Thursday called on Federal Minister for Climate Change and discussed various matters and ways and means to cope with ravaging impacts of climate change caused by global warming, said a spokesman of the Ministry.During the meeting, the French ambassador conveyed formal invitation of ...
Shahbaz reviews transport projects LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Thursday reviewed progress on mega projects of transport and infrastructure sector in the province.Presiding over a meeting here, the chief minister said that Punjab government has adopted a solid strategy for the improvement of infrastructure and provision of quality and modern transport facilities to the masses.He said that mega projects of billions of rupees for improving infrastructure have been completed in the province within a record period and ...
MQM, JUI-F withdraw de-seating motions against PTI MNAs  ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Thursday withdrew their de-seating motions moved against lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) last week in the National Assembly. Movers of the motions Salman Khan Baloch of MQM and Naeema Kishwer Khan of JUI-F announced to withdraw the motions, under rule 44 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly. The Parliamentarians welcomed the withdrawal of the motions by thumping ...
I believe in equality with all members: Speaker NA ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Thursday said he, being custodian of the House, believed in equality with all members of the Parliament.Giving remarks after the start of NA session, he said an important issue was under discussion for the last several days regarding the motions of the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to de-seat the lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) due to their long absence from the National Assembly. "To ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
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