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Three children were killed while two others sustained multiple injuries in a roof collapse incident, in the area of Madina Town police station here on Tuesday. According to police, the incident took place at Dawood Colony where roof of 2nd floor of an under construction house owned by Anwar Masih collapsed.

Federal government has declared October 08 as National Disaster Awareness Day. According to a notification issued by Ministry of Interior the federal government on Tuesday, the Day will be observed at federal and provincial levels to grant rightful importance to disaster awareness in the country.
Pakistan has missed the indicative target for transfer payments under the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), which is attributed to savings on administrative expenses. This was observed in the Letter of Intent (LoI) submitted by the government to the IMF Board as a prerequisite for approval of tranche release. The LoI further noted that if additional donor support can be secured, stipends will be increased further.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the counsel for Mumtaz Qadri whether or not an individual can take the law into own hands if he finds a person criticising the blasphemy law. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed khan Khosa comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, resumed the hearing of appeal of Mumtaz Qadri in the Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer case.
Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said that he had served jail term for as many as ten years and he is awaiting National Accountability Bureau's apology. He expressed these views while talking to the media persons at third-day prayer gathering of his deceased nephew Asad Murtaza Gilani, who was martyred in Mina tragedy.
The Judge of National Accountability Court (NAC) on Tuesday postponed hearing of asset reference case filed against former President Asif Ali Zardari, till October 9. According to details, Khalid Ranjha Judge of National Accountability Court, Rawalpindi, while hearing the reference filed against the Co-Chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP), postponed the case due to absence of the defendant's lawyer Farooq H Naik, till next date.
Amina Masood Janjua, Chairperson Defence of Human Rights Pakistan has appealed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to reopen the cases of missing persons, which have been stopped since 24th June, 2014. In a letter to the Chief Justice, Amina Masood Janjua drew the attention of CJP Anwer Zaheer Jamali that she has been pursuing these cases after she faced the tragedy ten years back when her husband Masood Janjua proceeded to Peshawar along with his friend Faisal Faraz but they never reached their destination.


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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 05, 2015
Reserves $18.349 bln