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A meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women wing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held here at PTI's Provincial Secretariat to review preparations for November 30 rally to be held in Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by President Women Wing and Minister for Social Welfare Dr Mehar Taj Roghani. The meeting was also attended by MPAs Ayesha Naeem, Nadia Sher Khan, VP Zareen Zia and others.

Pakistan Muslim League-Q senior leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that the sit-ins had shaken the "feet of the rigged government", instead of holding mid-term now the re-elections will be held shortly in the country.
Awami Workers Party (AWP) on Friday accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of creating hurdles in land reforms. The AWP also criticised the government for implementing the world monetary institutions' agenda in the country. Talking to newsmen at a local hotel, the AWP Chairman Fanoos Gujjar and Vice Chairman Akhtar Hussain called for a complete change in the country's social, economic and political fields to help the common man attain equality in all respects.
The opening of NA-122 constituency of Lahore for vote verification following a court order is being seen as a test case to determine the credibility of 2013 general elections under challenge by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condoled the death of sister of Punjab Minister for Finance Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman. The Prime Minister went to the residence of sister of the minister at Gulberg and offered Fateha for the departed soul. He expressed his grief with the minister. Other members of the family were also present on the occasion.
An earthquake of 5.2 intensity struck different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, Nowshera, Swat, Mashera and surrounding areas on Friday. Tremors were felt in Peshawar, Swat, Mansehra, Chitral, Malakand, Fata and Bajaur Agency. No casualties have been reported.
In a highly significant development, a special court trying former army chief and President Pervez Musharraf on high treason charges on Friday issued directives to federal government to include the names of the then Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, the then Federal Law Minister, Zahid Hamid, and the then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Abdul Hameed Dogar, as co-accused in the case.


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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