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There was no respite from car-lifting and robbery incidents in Islamabad despite claims by police that foolproof security measures have been put in place in the federal capital. Date collected by Business Recorder, showed that 15 vehicles, including motorbikes, were snatched, robberies took place at seven different places, while one person was murdered during the last week. Most of such crimes took place in the jurisdiction of Koshar, Ramana, Golra and Shehzad Town police stations.

Dean of Dr Ziauddin University, Dr Kamran Hameed, said here on Saturday that Pakistan is facing a health workforce crisis at a time when it has a high proportion of the global burden of disease and a steady increase in cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
Health workers on Saturday administered polio drops to more than 700,000 children during a one-day special vaccination drive in the provincial metropolis Peshawar, amid stringent security steps. Over 400 teams, comprising on health workers, visitors and volunteers, took part in the polio eradication drive. Stringent security steps were taken for protection polio vaccinators, as around 4,000 police personnel's deployed for polio vaccinators teams in Peshawar. Besides, during the vaccinating drive, the awareness pamphlets and booklets regarding nine childhood diseases, also distributed.
The Lahore chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, the world's largest 'not for profit' network of established and aspiring entrepreneurs dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship, today announced the elections of new office bearers following an Annual General Meeting held on September 24, 2014. The new office bearers were elected in accordance with the bylaws of TiE Lahore.
Wafaqul Madaris al Arabia Pakistan (WMAP) and Civil Society activists on Saturday staged protest demonstrations in front of National Press Club to condemn the grisly militants attack on a School in Peshawar.
Rights groups on Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead. Pakistan described the bloody rampage in Peshawar on Tuesday as its own "mini 9/11", saying it was a game changer in its fight against terror.
The Mercy Mission kicked off the two-day "Twins of Faith Family Festival" here on Saturday titled 'Family Matters' aimed at educating and mobilising people towards positive social activism. Twins of Faith Family Festival is being hosted in partnership with Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation, Youth Club and Shifa Student Society and managed by Mass Comm Solutions.


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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 $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln