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President approves Judges for Appellate Tribunal ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, Wednesday approved nomination of the Appellate Tribunal for disposal of appeals against the decisions of Returning Officer, rejecting/accepting nomination papers for By-Elections to the Provincial Assembly Constituencies No. PS-22 Naushero Feroze-IV, PS-73 Jamshoro-cum-Dadu and PS-76 Dadu-III (Old Dadu-VI).The President has approved the Appellate Tribunal consisting of honourable Judges of the High Court of Sindh (Circuit Court Hyderabad), Justice Abdul Rasool Memon and Justice Salahuddin Panhwar, a press release issued from the Aiwan-e-Sadr here said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

President approves conferment of Nishan-i-Imtiaz upon Naval Chief ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved conferment of Nishan-i- Imtiaz (Military) medal upon Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff.Conferment of the Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) has been approved under Article 259(2) of the Constitution of Pakistan. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
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 ...
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 ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln