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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 a new era of progress and prosperity in rural areas and this revolutionary programme of construction and rehabilitation of roads will change the livening standard of the rural people besides promote trade, economic and social activities.He said that this historic project of Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads was a unique example of public service.He said that it is the biggest and a unique project in the history of the country and has been started for the progress ...

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 ...
Rooting out criminals basic duty of police: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said controlling and rooting out criminal elements is a basic duty of police.He said this while presiding over a meeting here Thursday which reviewed various proposals for reforms in police system, change of Thana culture and improvement of efficiency of police.Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said protection of life and property of people and redressal of their grievances were prime responsibilities of police. He said police would ...
Allegations against Ayaz Sadiq, polling staff baseless: tribunal told LAHORE: Barrister Asjad Saeed, counsel for National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, has told election tribunal that allegations levelled against Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and polling staff were baseless.The tribunal comprising Justice (retd) Kazim Ali Malik was hearing the election petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran khan challenging election of National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq from NA-122 Lahore Constituency.In his three-hour long arguments on Thursday, Sardar Ayaz's counsel denied allegations levelled on ...


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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 $-22.095 bln
Exports $23.885 bln
Imports $45.980 bln
WeeklyAugust 03, 2015
Reserves $18.536 bln