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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has alleged that police used chemical weapons in Islamabad incident wherein police assaulted the protesters on Saturday night. He was talking to media after visiting the persons injured in Islamabad tragedy in PIMS Hospital on Sunday.

Former President Asif Zardari, MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain, Governor Ishratul Ebad and other leaders made telephone calls to PML Q leaders Chaudhry Shujat Hussain & Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on Sunday to inquire about their welfare after being targeted by police's intense shelling in Islamabad's Red Zone area on Saturday. The Chaudhry brothers expressed heartfelt gratitude to political leaders for making telephone calls and leaders and workers who visited their residence in large number.
Former President and co-Chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari have asked the government to allow supply of water and food to the protestors. In a twitter message through the PPP media cell, the former President condemned the shelling of tear gas shells as well as torture of media persons.
Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi Sunday condoled the sad demise of former Deputy Chairperson Senate Dr Noor Jehan Panezai. In his condolence message, the Deputy Speaker expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death. He said that her services for promotion of democracy and supremacy of constitution in the country will be remembered for a long time.
High intensity earthquake jolted various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and some areas of Punjab on Sunday. According to geological wing of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), tremors of intensity 6.0 on Richter scale were felt in Peshawar, Nowshera, Swat, Mansehra, Shangla, Bisham, Kohistan, Lower Dir, Malakand, Bajaur, Khyber Agency, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Ghizer and other areas.
Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) will make the final payments to the service providers only after the finalisation of the Tracer Study expected to be completed by September 30. BISP is exercising utmost vigilance and care in clearing the last tranche to the service providers as it wants to ensure maximum transparency and proper utilisation of public funds.
Saiban International Welfare Organisation (SIWO) working for providing justice to poor prisoners has helped nine prisoners in their release. Saiban Chairman Haq Nawaz Akhtar paid fine, travelling expenses and got nine prisoners released who completed their sentence but were not released due to non-payment of their fines.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln