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Nisar exhorts police officers to maintain close liaison with public ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday exhorted the newly passed out police officers to maintain close liaison with the public and resolve their problems on priority without any discrimination.Addressing the 40th Passing-out ceremony of 20 Assistant Superintendents Police (ASPs) as chief guest, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan urged the officers to play their role in eliminating the menace of terrorism from the country.He said the country was passing through a critical juncture and officers have to fulfill their responsibilities in providing serene and peaceful atmosphere to the countrymen.The country needs dedicated police officers to play their role in improving the conditions of the country, he said adding that the people usually pose confidence on young police officers and they must not lose their confidence.The minister appreciated the sacrifices rendered by the security personnel for the sake of the country.Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan inspected the march ...

National Data Centre to be completed in few months, Anusha informed ISLAMABAD: National Data Centre will be completed within next few months and provide value added services to government entities.Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Ms. Anusha Rahman, who visited National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) Headquarters here on Wednesday, was informed during a briefing.Chairman, NTC, Brig (Retd) Viqar Rashid Khan gave a brief presentation on performance and achievements of NTC and highlighted challenges, being faced by in a competition in telecom sector.The Minister appreciated role ...
NACTA trains 400 officials to prevent use of IED attacks: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Interior and Narcotics Control Marryam Auranzeb on Thursday informed the National Assembly that National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has trained 400 persons of Bomb Disposal Squad to prevent use of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks.Replying during Question Hour, Marryam Auranzeb said that NACTA is extending all possible assistance and support to civil defence department, Ministry of Interior and provinces to control the IED attacks.She said that to counter IED attacks the ...
SC expresses annoyance over non regularization of LHW ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed annoyance over non-regularization of services of Leady Health Workers (LHW) and directed the all provincial governments to issue permanent job letters within 24 hours.The two-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the Advocate General Punjab submitted an affidavit before the bench regarding regularization of services of LHWs. The court rejected affidavit and directed to issue their appointment letters without ...
Ministry making efforts to vacate accommodation from unauthorized occupants: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Works, Syed Sajid Mehdi informed the National Assembly that the ministry was making all out efforts to vacate government's residential accommodations from unauthorized occupants.Replying to a calling attention notice moved by Aasiya Naz Tanoli, the Parliamentary Secretary said stay orders by the courts are major hurdles in this regard.He said the government accommodations are being allotted strictlyon the basis of seniority list.The secretary said that the government has vacated ...
PBS ready to conduct 6th Census: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan Thursday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan Bureau of Statistics had completed arrangements to conduct the 6th Population and Housing Census.During Question Hour, Rana Afzal Khan said the matter is under consideration by Council of Common Interests (CCI) and the government will announce the census date in consultation with the provinces.He said census was a priority of the government, which ...
PTI fails to play due role: Talal ISLAMABAD: PML-N central leader and Member National Assembly Talal Chaudhry said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) got two roles; opposition in the National Assembly and government in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but failed to fulfill both.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that PTI also had not contributed significantly in legislative business at the federal level.Talal said that PTI wanted to fail the entire system by staging sit in protest as revenge of its own failure.He said ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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