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Prime Minister meets British PM David Cameron LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday met British counterpart David Cameron at 10 Downing Street here.During the meeting, the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation as well as regional and international situation, including the current situation in the Middle East.The two leaders expressed satisfaction that relations between the two countries had substantially strengthened in the recent years.They expressed the confidence that bilateral ties between the two countries would see further enhancement especially in the areas of trade and economy.Prime Minister David Cameron, while acknowledging the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan, appreciated Pakistan's efforts to eradicate extremism and terrorism from its soil and said that the United Kingdom would continue to assist and extend cooperation to Pakistan in this regard.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also appreciated UK's cooperation and assistance in the areas of security and counter-terrorism.Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi and Pakistan's High Commissioner ...

Marvi visits BISP Bahawalpur, Multan offices ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson and Minister for State Ms Marvi Memon Saturday visited BISP offices in Bahawalpur and Multan to have first-hand account of issues being faced by BISP beneficiaries with regard to unconditional cash transfer.She met BISP beneficiaries in Multan city office and inquired about their well-being and any issues being faced by them with regard to the unconditional cash transfer being disbursed through BISP, said a press release issued here.She ...

PM telephones Nepalese counterpart to condole quake-caused losses LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday telephoned his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala and extended his deep condolences on the earthquake that hit Nepal causing huge loss of life and property.The Prime Minister, who is in London on official visit, said that the people and the government of Pakistan extended their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the people and the government of Nepal.On Prime Minister's directives, relief goods, including medicines, doctors and nurses as well ...

Dar directs early completion of budget preparations ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday issued instructions for early completion of preparations for budget 2015-16 which is likely to be presented in the National Assembly in the first week of June.The minister was given a detailed briefing on budget preparations, including a comparative analysis of the revenue and expenditure position under budget 2014-15 and the projected numbers under budget 2015-16, by Secretary Finance Waqar Masood at a meeting here Saturday morning, said ...

Govt striving hard to resolve public problems: Marvi Memon LOUDHRAN: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon on Saturday said the incumbent government was taking all possible steps to resolve problems of the masses. Talking to women at the BISP office here, she said the government was trying its best to make more women part of the programme.She said the BISP was in progress with transparency which was also being acknowledged at international level.About her visit to the office, Marvi Memon said she ...

Imam-e-Ka'aba leads Fajr prayers in Mansoora LAHORE: Imam-e-Ka'aba Dr Shaikh Khalid al-Ghamidi led Fajr prayer at Jamia Mosque Mansoora here on Saturday.Hundreds of people, including women, offered the prayer amid tight security arrangements.The Imam-e-Ka'aba, while addressing the faithful after the prayer, said: "Islam is a religion of peace, love and compassion."He said Saudi Arabian government and its people were proud of their Pakistani brethren. He also prayed for solidarity of Muslim Ummah.Earlier, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq, Naib Amir Muhammad Aslam, ...


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Banking Review 2014

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