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The meeting of sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms headed by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid scheduled for Monday could not be held due to resignation of the minister after a special court, trying former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf for high treason case, decided to include him in the list of people to be investigated.

ImagePunjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has welcomed the announcement of the federal government regarding reduction in power tariff and said that after substantial decrease in the prices of petroleum products, reduction in the price of electricity is a gift for the masses.
Pakistan still lags behind in many health targets set by Millennium Development Goal (MDG), as far as concerned with reproductive health indicators that are also far behind to accomplish as compare to its regional neighbours, this was stated by HANDS General Manager, Dr Anjum Fatima.
The Lahore High Court here on Monday while issuing notices to Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri for November 28 in response to a petition against PTI's November 30 rally, observed how courts can interfere in this matter if the government itself allows public rallies. The court, however, observed that the main objective of the opposition ought to be allegiance to the nation and not to the government. The court also observed that opposition's right of no-confidence against the government cannot be taken back.
A full bench of Lahore High Court here on Monday sent a petition to Chief Justice for its disposal by another bench challenging arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers. Earlier, advocate general, Punjab opposed the petition and requested the bench to dismiss it, as not maintainable.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday put off till December 1 the hearing of a case pertaining to alleged forced conversion of a Hindu girl and directed the police to produce the girl in court on the next hearing to record her statement.
Lawyers here on Monday helped three alleged kidnappers-cum-human traffickers Sheharyar, Qasim and Javed to escape from the police custody after the Lahore High Court dismissed their petition. The police personnel however succeeded to arrest the fourth suspect Iftikhar.


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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