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Nisar, MQM delegation discuss law and order situation ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) led by Dr Farooq Sattar held a meeting with Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Tuesday and discussed law and order situation in Sindh.MQM leaders Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Barrister Saif and Kanwar Naveed Jamil were part of the delegation. They talked about law and order situation in Karachi.The Interior Minister said the operation in Karachi is particularly against criminals as its aim is to make the city peaceful and free from crime.The activities of Rangers are according to rules and regulations and the aim is not to push any political party including Muttahida Qaumi Movement against the wall, he added.He said every effort will be made to remove reservations of the political parties but it is in national interest that they all should support the Rangers.Peace in Karachi was in national interest and common responsibility of all, he added. ...

President summons Senate session on Aug 3 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on a summary initiated by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, has approved the Prime Minister's advice for summoning of the next session of Senate on Monday, August 3 at 3:00pm in the Parliament House. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Govt to rebuild houses of flood-hit people: Shahbaz LAYYAH: Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday the government would rebuild houses of flood-affected people and also support them till they return to their homes.Addressing a gathering of flood affected people here at Bakhri Ahmed Khan, he said the government stood by the people, adding that every kind of facility would be given to the people affected by the flood. He said the government would continue relief, rescue and rehabilitation process ...
Abid urges PTI to accept GEIC decision, avoid levelling allegations ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to accept decision of the General Election Inquiry Commission (GEIC) and avoid levelling allegations against the parliamentarians.Talking to a news channel, he said that PTI Chief Imran Khan promised before the GEIC report that he would accept the report findings. Now, Imran should fulfil his promise, he added.Abid Sher said PTI stalwarts had used the derogatory language besides levelling ...
No increase in prices of essential medicines till 2016: NA assured ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Monday assured the National Assembly that there will be no increase in prices of essential medicines till 2016.Replying during question hour in the House, the minister said the government would take strict action against those whoever increases prices of essential medicines."The present government has given Drug Pricing Policy for the first time in country's history," the minister added.She said that by ...
CM reviews flood situation, protective measures LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday reviewed flood situation, protective arrangements and relief activities in south Punjab and issued necessary instructions to Provincial Cabinet Committee on Flood and administrations concerned in this regard.He said that Cabinet Committee on Flood and administrations of concerned districts should complete all protective arrangements in time to cope with flood.He said that timely evacuation of people of the areas where there was a threat of flood should ...
BISP moving towards e-governance system to monitor field activities: Marvi Memon MUZAFFARABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon Saturday said that BISP is moving towards e-governance system to monitor the entire field activities at the level of higher management of the organization.A proper monitoring mechanism has been developed to judge the performance of field staff against special indicators with specific deadlines and responsibilities in order to meet the operational and service delivery related challenges, she said talking to the BISP staff of Azad Jammu ...


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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
Reserves $18.509 bln