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Ulema urged to strengthen Govt's hands to implement NAP KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the government is committed to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) for which people of all walks of life, particularly the ulema have to cooperate and strengthen the hands of the government.This he said while presiding over a meeting of the Ulema of a religious organisation who called on him here on Monday.The delegation comprising Mufti Muneeb-ur- Rehman Chairman Ruet- e- Hilal Committee, Sarwat Aijaz Qadri Chief of a religious party, Allama Syed Muzafar Shah, Rehan Amjad Noorani, Shabir Abu Talib, Shahid Ghori.The meeting was also attended by Chief Minister's Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqi, Special Secretary Home Dr. Nawaz Shaikh, Additional IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Rashid Rabbani and Waqar Mehdi.Mufti Muneeb-ur- Rehman said "the madaris of the religious party present at the meeting believe in peace, tranquility and inter-faith harmony. "We are the first ulema ...

Kerry says Putin ‘isinterprets’US efforts in Ukraine GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin misinterpreted a lot of what Washington was doing and trying to do in Ukraine. "We are trying to uphold international law with respect to the sovereignty and integrity of another nation," Kerry told a news conference in Geneva. "I think President Putin misinterprets a great deal of what the United States has been doing and is trying to do. We ...
European stocks hit new records as ECB stimulus looms LONDON: The British and German stock markets hit record peaks Monday on hopes that eurozone quantitative easing stimulus, due to be outlined later this week, will bolster economic growth.Investor sentiment was also given a shot in the arm after China cut interest rates over the weekend for the second time since November.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index reached 6,974.26 points in morning trade, its highest intra-day level on record. Nearing midday, it stood at 6,948.9 points, ...
Kerry warns Israel PM against revealing details of Iran nuclear deal GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Israel's prime minister against revealing details at his upcoming speech to US Congress of an Iran nuclear deal that world powers are in the process of negotiating.While he did not mention Benjamin Netanyahu by name, Kerry told reporters in Geneva he was "concerned by reports" that "selective details" of the deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear programme would be revealed in the coming days.His comments ...
Oil market recoils on oversupply LONDON: Global oil prices fell Monday, after bumper gains before the weekend, as many traders took profits and eyed plentiful world crude supplies, analysts said.European benchmark Brent North Sea crude for April delivery dropped $1.26 to $61.32 a barrel in London early afternoon deals.New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April shed 90 cents to $48.86 a barrel.Crude futures had rebounded sharply Friday at the end of a volatile trading week. WTI had advanced $1.59 ...
Greece not to vote on EU deal ATHENS: Greece will not submit to a parliamentary vote an EU loan deal that has reportedly split the ruling hard-left Syriza party, a government official said Monday."The government chooses not to ratify this agreement in parliament," government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told Real FM radio."It is just an extension of a loan agreement, and we do not want to give particular weight to this document," he added.The accord has raised strong objections among several members of ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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