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The Anti-Terrorism Court-III (ATC-III), Karachi, on Wednesday dismissed applications filed by accused Salman Abro in the Suleman Lashari murder case. Abro, the main suspect of the case, had filed different applications in ATC in his defence. Through an application under section 256 (k) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the court had been requested to acquit the suspect while through another application, the suspect had pleaded transfer of the case to a regular court.

Taking exception to deteriorating situation in Thar, the Sindh High Court directed the federal and provincial governments on Wednesday to submit detailed reports outlining their efforts to contend with the issues faced by the drought affected people and mitigate their sufferings.
Leadership of PTI Punjab Chapter here on Wednesday filed a petition before the Lahore High Court against arrest of party workers. PTI President Punjab Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhary said that police were conducting raids on the houses of PTI workers and arrested a number of workers in a bid to stop them to join sit-in at D-chowk on November 30. He further said that arrest of PTI workers was illegal and against the fundamental rights.
Challan of first FIR registered in connection with Model Town incident has been submitted before Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) which held 50 people responsible of the incident including activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). The main seven suspects included Khuram Nawaz Gandapur, Altaf Hussain Shah, Mian Zahid Islam, Tanvir Sindhu, Sajid Mahmood, Sheikh Zahid and Haji Walait.
Gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team here on Wednesday, and one survivor recounted screaming at police and dozens of passers-by for help before it finally arrived. The attack - the latest in a series by militants - happened on the eastern outskirts of Quetta. Thousands of other polio vaccinators will refuse to go back to work unless they are assured of greater security, a representative said.
Allama Nawaz Irfani was killed in a drive-by shooting in Islamabad on Wednesday, police said, according to a private TV channel. Allama Nawaz Irfani, a prominent leader of Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen, was targeted on way to Islamabad from his home town Parachinar in the limits of Golrah Police Station. The police said that gunmen riding a bike opened fire on Allama Irfani, killing him on the spot. His body was later shifted to PIMS Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Police on Wednesday recovered 26 minor girls, who were allegedly brought to the city from Bajaur Agency after kidnapping. According to sources, police personnel on a tip off conducted a raid on a house in the densely populated area of Liaqatabad and recovered 26 girls aged between eight to 10 years. The girls can not speak Urdu as they are from Bajaur agency, they added.


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln