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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has advised the President of Pakistan to approve conferment of Sitara-e-Shujaat (Posthumous) and Tamgha-e-Shujaat (Posthumous) on the martyred teachers and students/ staff of Army Public School, Peshawar respectively. The decision has been taken to pay homage to the 122 students, two teachers and 20 staff members of the school who were martyred in a terrorist attack on December 16, 2014.

Israr Ahmed, the eldest brother of Business Recorder News Editor and former Karachi Resident Editor of Daily Times Sarfaraz Ahmed, died of a chronic lung disease at a local hospital yesterday. He was buried in Airport graveyard. The late Israr Ahmed, 71, is survived by his wife, five sons, a daughter and many grandchildren.
Former president and Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari has expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of mother of Fida Hussain Dhakkan, Information Secretary of Peoples Youth Organisation, Sindh. In his condolence message, Asif Ali Zardari prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the members of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, said a statement on Tuesday.
The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue-1122) claimed that it has rescued over 48,000 victims of various emergencies throughout the province in February alone, while maintaining its average response time of 07 minutes, revealed Rescue Director General Rizwan Naseer in a meeting reviewing his service performance in the Punjab. He said his Rescue had responded to incidents that included 16,815 road accidents, 22,630 medical emergencies, 678 fire incidents, 1,615 crime, 30 drowning incidents, 51 building collapses, 11 explosions and other 4,220 various operations.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought copies of the notification from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) pertaining to schedule of local bodies (LB) polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Punjab and Sindh. Expressing dismay over the ECP proposed schedule to hold LB polls in the provinces, a three-judge bench led by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja observed that the court wanted to know as to why people of the three provinces had been deprived of local representation to address their issues at grassroots level.
The Lahore High Court is seeking response from Ameer of Markazi Jamat-e-Ahle Hadith Professor Sajid Mir who is contesting the Senate election on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ticket. Petitioner Qazi Hussain Siraj told the court that the Election Commission had accepted that Sajid Mir should contest the election on his own party ticket.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested accused Syed Altaf Hussain, Teller United Bank Ltd. Hamid Square Branch Karachi, accused allegedly involved in misappropriation of Rs 12.99 million. The accused were arrested in line with the directions of Chairman NAB to arrest corrupts, said a press release issued here. The Accused used to affix cash received stamp of branch on credit slips but did not credited said amount into Ufone's account.


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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 $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln