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Funds of Federal Medical and Dental College to be release soon, NA told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Thursday assured the National Assembly that the funds of Federal Medical and Dental College would be released soon.Responding to a calling attention notice submitted by Ms Khalida Mansoor, Ms Parveen Masood Bhatti, Ms Nighat Parveen Mir and Maiza Hameed in the National Assembly,he said the finance ministry has been asked to release Rs 20 million to release the salaries of Medical and Dental College.Speaking on a point of order, Ms Marvi Memon urged the opposition to avoid playing politics on Prime Minister's Youth Business Loan Scheme.Responding to a Calling Attention Notice submitted by Ms Shahjehan, Parliamentary Secretary Raja Javed Ikhlas said 31,000 mobile towers have been installed in various areas of the country and there is not a single complaint against anyone.He said mobile towers are not health hazards. The mobile companies have installed towers by fulfilling height criteria and towers ...

SC issues notices to IG FC, Home Secretary Balochistan ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to acting Inspector General of Frontier Corps and Home Secretary Balochistan in the missing persons and Balochistan law and order case.A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani noted that despite repeated directions neither the IG FC nor the acting IG FC appeared before the court.On Thursday, when the apex court started hearing the case, the Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Munir A. Malik appeared before ...
CJ addresses the officers and staff of Supreme Court ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani addressed the officers and staff of Supreme Court here Thursday.The Chief Justice in his welcome address to officers and staff of Supreme Court said that it is a matter of pleasure that staff and officers are performing their duties with devotion, commitment, dedication and with honesty in as much as not a single complaint about corruption/corrupt practices has been received about any one of them for ...
PM Loan Scheme to promote small business: Jhagra ISLAMABAD: Secretary General, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that Prime Minister's Youth Business Loan Scheme would prove a milestone for economic development of the country.Talking to a delegation of provincial coordinators of the Loan Scheme headded by senior coordinator of scheme Aqeel Najam Hashmi that called on him here at Central Secretariat of PML-N, he said people linked with small business play a key role in the development of any ...
PM Youth Business Loans to be made transparent: Marvi Memon ISLAMABAD: Chief Coordination of Prime Minister's Youth Business Loans Scheme Marvi Memon has reiterated the commitment that the loan scheme will be made transparent to achieve the desired objectives.She said the business loan programme is a fulfillment of the promise made by the Prime Minister with youth of the country during the election campaign, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.Marvi Memon said that 50 percent loans have been allocated for the females and five percent for ...
Pakistan Parliamentary delegation visits Maldives to attend 7th SAARC Speaker Conference ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will visit Maldives to attend the 7th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) speaker and parliamentarians Conference, from December 21 to 23.Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is accompanied by a six-member parliamentary delegation comprising MNAs including Tahira Aurangzeb, Mukhdoom Syed Mustafa Mehmood, Sajida Begum, Abdul Rashid Godil, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh and Dr. Muhammad Afzal Dhandla.During conference, the Speakers and Parliamentarians will focus to achieve SAARC Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ...
Govt to ensure safety of polio workers: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the government was committed to eradicating polio from the country and would ensure safety of polio workers in conflict-hit areas to give full coverage to the polio eradication programme.The Prime Minister said this while talking to Dr Chris Elias, President Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his delegation, at the PM House here.The Prime Minister said the government would benefit from the experiences of Bill and Melinda ...


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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