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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the tragic incidents of deaths of innocent babies in the hospitals of Vehari and Sargodha are intolerable and the persons responsible have displayed criminal negligence and deserve no leniency. He said this while presiding over a meeting here on Saturday, which reviewed in detail various steps taken with regard to further improving public health facilities in the province.

Head of Turkish Co-operation and Co-ordination Agency (TIKA) and Advisor to Turk Prime Minister, Kamil Kolabas met Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday. Co-operation in renovation of historical places and promotion of technical education were discussed in the meeting.
The grand tribal jirga on Saturday demanded of the government to create more job opportunities for unemployed youths of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) by setting up industrial estates there. The jirga also urged the government to finalise arrangements for early return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency.
US ambassador to Pakistan Richrad W Olson Saturday called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to discuss a single-point agenda - the anti-government sit-in against ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections.
Former chief minister Punjab, Pervez Elahi on Saturday declared building of Kala Bagh Dam (KBD) a perfect remedy to overcome the electricity crisis of Pakistan. "I will beg before the small provinces to get their consent for the construction of Kala Bagh Dam," he said while addressing a public meeting in Bahawalpur.
Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said here on Saturday that those who served dictators like Zia and Musharraf could never be well-wishers of the masses. He was speaking at a news conference at the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Media Cell, Sindh. Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inaam Memon also addressed the press conference.
Punjab PPP President, Manzoor Wattoo, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council attended by divisional co-coordinators, district presidents and information secretaries. He discussed the recommendations formulated by the party secretariat for making the Foundation Day Workers Convention 2014 a big success.


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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