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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday warned that the government would not be able to sustain the pressure if his party took to street once again in case of any further delay in formation a judicial commission for probing into the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections.

Wife of late Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, former Chief Minister of Balochistan, passed away here on Thursday. The deceased's body would be buried at the ancestral graveyard of Nawab Bugti.
Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) observed the day of mourning on Thursday in Multan and other parts of South Punjab to condemn the assassination of a MQM worker whose body was found in Mowach Goth on Wednesday. MQM leaders alleged that Sohail Ahmed, the in-charge of MQM sector unit 64 in Bahadurabad, was allegedly abducted by plain-clothed personnel of law enforcement agencies on 16th December 2014.
At least 25 dead bodies out of 67 of a horrific accident between a bus and an oil tanker at Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed in Karachi were identified by DNA test on Thursday. In the night between 10 and 11 January, the ill-fated bus, carrying 60 to 70 passengers was en route to Shikarpur from Karachi when it collided with an oil tanker. The passenger bus caught fierce fire after accident, burning all passengers to death.
A district and sessions court of Islamabad on Thursday directed Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan to submit a reply in response to a Rs 20 billion defamation suit filed by former Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry against him, till February 14. The District and Sessions Judge West Islamabad, Nazir Hussain Gajana, resumed the hearing of a defamation suit on Thursday.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has turned down former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Naveed Malik request to pay back Rs 80 million out of Rs 340 million ill-gotten money through plea bargain. He was arrested by the bureau in multi-billion weapon purchase case.
The Lahore High Court here on Thursday sought by February 23 a detailed report from District Police Officer (DPO) Chiniot about the illegal detention of wife and four children of an employee of Ramzan Sugar Mill own by the Sharif family and directed him to take a strict action against the erring police officials. Earlier, the DPO appeared before the court where he expressed ignorance about the matter.


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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