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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) seems helpless against the encroahers, as encroachments are remerging in different areas of the city despite KMC's continued operation against encroachments. Sources said that administration of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) did not seek police help to remove encroachments in different localities of the city due to political influence in the area where anti-encroachment taskforce intended to operate.

Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has busted a Shesha café, bulldozed 22 shops, a fitness club and a canteen established illegally in the Jamaluddin Afghani Park, in the jurisdiction of Bahadarabad police station and ordered suspension of the concerned official involved in issuing the No Objection Certificate (NOC) illegally.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought authority from the parliament to determine the veracity of annual statements of assets and liabilities filed by parliamentarians each year along with a three-year imprisonment on filing false or untrue statements. The proposal has been submitted by ECP in a draft of unified election laws 2014 to Election Reforms Committee of the Parliament, along with a number of other amendments in Representation of People Act, 1976.
Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, who is contesting as an independent candidate filed his nomination paper from NA-149 on Tuesday. He reached at election office along with a large number of workers of PML-N. Similarly, Rana Faraz Ahmed Noon Chief of Saraikistan Democratic Party, Malik Muhammad Aamer Dogar of PPP, Sheikh Tariq Rashid of PML-N, Tariq Naeem-ullah Khan, Shahid Mehmood Khan Ex-MPA also filed their candidatures as independent candidates.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is preparing a fact-sheet to be presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms on September 29, on various issues being raised about role of Returning Officers, printing of ballot papers and use of magnetised ink etc.
Provincial Minister for Law and Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan on Tuesday went to the residence of Malik Riaz Alam, Senior Vice-President, PML-N UK, at Gulshan-e-Ravi to condole the death of his mother. Son of the deceased and former Nazim Union Council 91 Lahore, Malik Shahzad Alam and local workers of PML-N were present on the occasion. Rana Mashhood prayed to Allah Almighty to grant courage and strength to the bereaved family.
Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Major General Saeed Aleem said the impact of flood now reduced, whereas relief activities are still going on with essential focus on Chiniot, Jhang, Multan, Muzaffargarh and parts of Rajanpur districts. He said this while briefing a delegation of Young Parliamentarian Forum (YPF) from Pakistan Institute for Parliamentarian Services (PIPS) which visited NDMA here on Tuesday.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln