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Khurram Dastgir condemns attack on state institutions ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan strongly condemned attack on state institutions buildings including Parliament and Pakistan Television Corporation by the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI)."The attacks on the Parliament building and PTV has exposed the so called claims of champions of change, revolution and democracy", he said in a statement issued here on Monday.He said that the claims of both the parties of peaceful marches have also been exposed due to these attacks on state institutions adding that they have lost their democratic rights.Khurram Dastgir said that democratically elected government of prime minister Nawaz Sharif accepted the right of opposition with open heart but they exploited and misused the Prime Minister's good gesture.He said that by attacking the national symbolic institutions like parliament and PTV the protestors and their leaders considered themselves above the law and constitution.The Commerce minister said that the ...

Joint session of Parliament on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday summoned the joint sitting of the Parliament on Tuesday (Sept 2).According to a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the Majlis-e-Shoora will meet at 1100 hours in the Parliament House building.The President summoned the joint session in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of Pakistan.According to a source, the joint session will continue for the whole week. Copyright APP (Associated ...
NA reiterates unflinching support to Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday reiterated its unflinching support to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and assured that they will not allow any move to derail democracy and the system in the country.Resuming debate on the current political situation, they urged the Prime Minister to stay firm and do not resign.Participating in the debate, Ms Aasiya Nasir of Jamiat- Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) condemned the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Imran ...
Sindh CM okays appointment of 1,000 more ex-armymen to strengthen police KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the appointment of another batch of 1000 retired army soldiers, in addition to induction of further 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year.He also directed the IGP Sindh to complete the procurement of 5000 bullet proof jackets and 100 bullet proof mobiles within shortest possible time.Presiding over a law, order meeting here on Monday, the Chief Minister also asked to submit complete PC-I for ...
Pervaiz Rashid holds Imran, Qadri responsible for PTV attack ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Assembly Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday strongly condemned attack on PTV building and termed it an act of aggression and violence.In a statement he said that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri cannot absolve themselves from this act of lawlessness as their workers did what both of them were instigating from the past 17 days in their speeches.The attack on our national television network is not only deplorable but also ...
Information Minister strongly condemns torture on media persons ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday strongly condemned torture on media persons in Islamabad.In a statement, the minister said that the federal government has taken notice of the reports of attacks on media professionals.The minister said that the concerned authorities have been directed to ensure that no hurdle is created by police or protesters in the performance of professional duties by journalists.Pervaiz Rashid said that anyone involved ...
All formalities for Federal Women University to complete till September: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said all formalities for upgradation of Islamabad Model College for Girls F/7-2 to Women University, should be completed in September.Chairing a meeting at Higher Education Commission (HEC) to review goals according to Vision 2025 he stressed the Government's vision in prioritizing the higher education sector to fulfil development goals, according to Vision 2025.The meeting discussed plans for establishment of Federal Women University, National ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyMay 21, 2015
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