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Transparency and professional management can make public institutions profitable instead of their privatisation, said Senator Raza Rabbani at a press conference held at PPP Media Cell, on Wednesday. He said that professional boards could also play a vital role in making them better organisations.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday has condemned the killing of as many as four anti-polio campaign workers in Quetta. According to a statement issued from London, Hussain said that the purpose of attacks on polio workers in different parts of the country is to not let Pakistan progress by disabling the 'future' of the country that is youth.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the attack on Polio workers on Eastern Bye-pass, Quetta and expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of four polio workers. The Chief Minister said that Polio workers are discharging an important responsibility of saving the future of children and attack on them is a brutal and highly deplorable act.
The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has passed The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Injured Persons and Emergency (Medical Aid) Bill, 2014 from the provincial assembly to provide medical aid and treatment of injured persons in the province of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to save their lives and protect their health during emergency.
KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that a corruption free transparent system and not high rising buildings, highways and bridges guaranteed success of any government but unfortunately the past regimes acted otherwise just to grab commissions and other personal gains irrespective of caring for quality of projects.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan telephoned Sindh Chief minister Sayed Qaim Ali Shah after taking serious notice of the news regarding the recovery of 26 minor girls belonging to Bajaur Agency from a house in Liaqatabad, Karachi.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) would hear today a civil miscellaneous (CM) application filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The court has been urged to restrain the government from making illegal arrests of PTI workers ahead of party's November 30 programme. The petition was fixed for hearing before a single-member bench of Justice Athar Minallah for Thursday (today). It was filed by PTI leader Asad Umar. The petitioner pleaded before the court to lift the section 144 from the city as the government may launch a crackdown on his party workers.


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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