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Advisor to Chief Minister, on Archaeology, Tourism, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Amjad Khan Afridi Thursday formally inaugurated domical stylised shed over trench and diorama at the historic Gor Khutree archaeological complex to preserve the ancient-era monument, and to convert it into an open museum, which is backed to sixth century BC. He also inaugurated Information Technology (IT) Unit, and archeological gallery, during a ceremony, held at the Gor Khutree.

The opposition lawmakers in Senate on Thursday staged a walkout in protest against the government failure to trace out the pilgrims who went missing in wake of Mina incident. Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani adjourned the House after the treasury benches could not maintain the required quorum - 1/4,ie 26 members required to maintain quorum in an 104-member house.
Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal has said that Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate (E & DM) of Authority (CDA) is fully equipped and ready to deal with any emergency situation in the Federal Capital, but dedicated hard work and commitment is needed to meet the expectations of the citizens.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Thursday observed "the National Disasters Awareness Day expressing solidarity with victims of the October 8 earthquake. PDMA organised a program here in Government High School No 1 City, Peshawar. Participants from Rescue 1122, Civil Defence, Students and Teacher attended the special day programme. While talking on the occasion, Dr Azmat Wazir, Director Relief PDMA said, in 2005 earthquake, northern part of the province badly affected. Muzaffarabad was the hardest hit, mainly because the epicentre of earthquake was just 19 kilometres (12 miles) to its north-east.
Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday did not grant a stay order against the ECP's decision to suspend three components of the 341 billion kissan relief package announced by the Prime Minister observing that the matter would be decided on October 13, the next date of hearing. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) last week suspended the implementation of three components of the 'Kissan package' ahead of the local government elections.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Pakistan People's Party (PPP) MPA Abdur Rauf Khoso and Zahoor Wattoo, a former advisor to ex-chief minister Minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi. PPP MPA Abdur Rauf Khoso from Kashmore has been arrested on the charge of illegally occupying lands and corruption. Zahoor Wattoo has been arrested on charges of fraud amounting to Rs 670.50 million. They are likely to be produced in a NAB court on Friday.
The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought responses from the Punjab Home Secretary and the District Coordination Officer by October 21 in a contempt petition filed by the Falah-e-Insaaniat Foundation. The petitioner told the court the officials concerned had never complied with the court order. His counsel argued that the foundation worked for the welfare of the humans and society and had not been involved in any kind of terrorism.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln