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Capacities of Sindh police enhanced on modern grounds: Sindh CM KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday said that it was under the current provincial government that concrete measures have been adopted to strengthen the capacities of police force, with equal attention towards their training and equipment.Felicitating the Sindh Police Chief on marked improvement registered in the performance of the police department in recent past, the CM said personnel are being provided with updated training and also equipped with modern gadgets."It was for the first time in the history of province that Sindh police have been made strong enough, equipped with latest weapons enabling to counter the crime & terrorism with success," said Syed Qaim Ali Shah.He said that Sindh Police holds to its credit matchless achievements, while fighting against terrorism and dacoits in the Karachi and interior Sindh as well.Besides the efforts to convert the Sindh Police into one of the strongest force of the ...

Govt cognizant of enormity of challenge posed by growing population: Tarar ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation & Coordination Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar Wednesday said that the government was cognizant of the enormity of the challenge posed by the rapidly growing population."We are fully committed to tackling this issue, as it is central to all endeavours that will make Pakistan a stable, prosperous and developed nation," she said while addressing Plenary Session of Ministerial Panel on Health, Population and Nutrition: Post Devolution Challenges ...
Sindh Assembly adopts resolution against alleged comment by Imran Khan KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution against comment made by PTI chief, Imran Khan allegedly terming a particular group of people as mental slaves.Senior Sindh Minister, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro tabled the resolution for Imran Khan's alleged derogatory remark about people of the province and asked him to withdraw his remark.He said the people of Sindh are not only politically conscious and alive to the situation around them but also hold all capacities to ...
Government to provide support to Basmati growers ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said agriculture was the backbone of country's economy and the government was taking steps to provide support to this important sector.Chairing a meeting regarding procurement of basmati rice here at the PM House, the Prime Minister expressed concern over the falling price of the product due to international factors.He directed the Ministries of Finance and Food Security to submit a proposal for providing support to the grower ...
President approves extension in services of Chairman PARC ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved one year extension, on contract basis, in service of Dr.Iftikhar Ahmad as Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) from the date of expiry of his contract. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
President approves conferment of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) on Chief of Indonesian Navy ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved conferment of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Admiral Dr. Marsetio, Chief of the Indonesian Navy. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Grenade attack kills two policemen in Charsadda PESHAWAR: A grenade attacked killed two policemen and wounded another one in Charsadda on Tuesday, police said.The incident happened in the Shabqadar area of Charsadda district, 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province."Two men riding a motorbike threw a hand grenade on a police vehicle patrolling the area, killing two policeman and wounding another one," district police chief Shafiullah Khan told AFP.He said one of the policemen ...


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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