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A speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in Sukkur town Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said. Several passengers were trapped inside the pink bus that was left badly mangled after the high-speed crash in the town of Sukkur, 425 kilometres (266 miles) north of Karachi.

President Mamnoon Hussain has postponed a three-day scheduled visit to Nigeria due to "pressing commitments at home", Foreign Office confirmed. "Due to pressing commitments at home, the president's visit to Nigeria has been postponed," said Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam. The first presidential visit from Pakistan to Nigeria in last three decades was earlier scheduled to start from Monday (today).
Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Geelani while terming the arrest of over 200 pro-freedom leaders and activists as an accepted-defeat of the authorities, has called for a complete shutdown across the territory, on Monday.
Two-week Pak-China joint military exercise commenced near Rawalpindi on Sunday. Flags of both countries were hoisted and national anthems played at a ceremony to mark the opening of exercise. Major General Hamayun Aziz and Senior Colonel Liu Agiou represented Pakistan Army and People's Liberation Army China, respectively at the ceremony, said an ISPR press release.
A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, will be visiting Sri Lanka from Monday (today) on a weeklong visit. The visit aims to gain overview of the defence, economic, domestic and foreign policies of Sri Lanka. It will also help in exploring areas of mutual interest for enhancing co-operation in various spheres.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid visited senior TV anchor Hamid Mir at Aga Khan Hospital where he is recovering after being shot thrice in an attack on Saturday. Speaking to media persons, Rashid said the attack on Mir took place in Karachi and it was the responsibility of the Sindh government to conduct an investigation. The information minister added that the federal government would provide full support to investigations into the case.
Sindh Minister for Information, Sharjeel Memon, has said that a First Information Report (FIR) of an attempt on Hamid Mir's life would be lodged soon after he was able to record his statement. Talking to media persons after inquiring about the health of Mir at Aga Khan Hospital Sharjeel Memon said: "They did not want to lodge an FIR hurriedly to ruin the case".
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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln