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Media Advisor to the then Prime Minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Mian Khurram Rasool, pleaded in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday that he is ready to submit a payment schedule for kickbacks received for allocating LPG quota. A division bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Athar Minallah heard a petition filed by ex-media advisor to the former Prime Minister through his counsel Amjad Iqbal Qureshi.

The Lahore High Court on Monday directed federal and Punjab governments to explain what steps being taken for implementation of National Climate Change Policy 2013, on September 4. The court while putting the hearing of a petition filed by a farmer Asghar Ali on next date of hearing observed that the climate change is now the most serious threat to Pakistan. The petitioner stated that Framework for Implementation of National Climate Change Policy, 2013 is not being implemented to counter the challenge of climate change.
The Federal Anti-Corruption Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Pakistan Peoples' Party leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim corruption case till September 30. The hearing of case had to be postponed due to the absence of judge Muhammad Azeem and the prime accused of the TDAP case Yousuf Raza Gilani and Ameen Fahim.
An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday handed over Director Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Ameen Rajput to Rangers for 90 days. The personnel of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, along with their counsel produced Director SSGC Ameen Rajput before the court amid tight security.
Lawyers of South Punjab on Monday observed the strike and boycotted their professional duties in protest of the murder of former joint secretary Karachi Bar Association Advocate Amir Haider Shah in Karachi last week. Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani did not go to Karachi to join the proceedings in Trade and Development Authority (TDAP) case. Now, he would join the proceedings on next date.
Unidentified men on Monday evening lobbed two hand grenades at a private university near Pehlwan Goth area, which prompted the law enforcement agencies to beef up security of nearby Quaid-e-Azam International Airport. Following the incident, heavy contingent of police and Rangers rushed to spot and cordoned off the area. They conducted search operation in the surrounding areas of the university to arrest the attackers.
A member of local Peace Committee was killed and three others including a minor girl sustained injuries in a roadside bomb blast in Kosar area of tehsil Khar in Bajaur Agency on Monday. Political officials said member of peace committee Abdul Qadar Khan was in vehicle along with his family members when targeted with a remote-controlled bomb in Kosar area, 10km from Khar.


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln