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To mark the "World Arthritis Day", the Department of Orthopaedics LUMHS Jamshoro organised a marathon followed by a public awareness seminar on Tuesday. A large number of students from the LUMHS, Sindh University, Mehran University, Agriculture University Tando Jam and Cadet College Petaro participated in the event.

All Karachi Inter Collegiate Quiz Competition 2015 was held at Defence Authority SKBZ College here on Monday. Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, President of 'Make a Wish Foundation Pakistan' was the chief guest of the function. The chief guest underlined the significance of the power of knowledge and termed the quiz competitions as the hallmark of a sound education system. He said in the present era of progression and development, knowledge and information played a pivotal role in success of any venture. He added that general knowledge was a vital part of education and reiterated that quiz competitions help in polishing the inherent talent of students and rekindle their passion and zeal for learning to the best of their abilities.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari visited Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Lyari in Karachi on Monday to personally review the facilities available there and apprise herself about the requirements for further improvement in the College in the heart of Karachi's old area Lyari.
Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Co-ordinating Organisation (SAFWCO) in co-ordination with Oxfam has organised consultation on Pakistan Vision 2025 in context of food security and climate change, here on Monday. Civil society, MUET, Sindh University, Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, media persons, Extension department, Agriculture department, and community representative attended the consultation.
A colourful function, comprised recitation of verses from Holy Qura'n, Na'at, speeches, songs, tableau and dua-e-Said, was held recently to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Hamdard Public School as it has completed 25 years of its existence, being established in 1990 by its founder Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, at Abdul Mueed Hall, Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi.
Speakers at a seminar on Monday called for abolition of death penalty as condemned prisoners are facing capital punishment after a moratorium on the death penalty was lifted following a deadly attack on a military school in Peshawar last year. Speaking at a panel discussion titled, "Capital Punishment in Pakistan", organised by Jean-François Cautain, EU ambassador-designate to Pakistan, I A Rehman, the director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), said that according to Islamic law, the executions are handed down only on two crimes but according to our laws, it was imposed on 27 crimes.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the country's political parties who contested Sunday's by-elections to step back from the "rough campaigning" to ensure that politics returned to the real issues of the people and also called for urgent efforts for a meaningful election reform.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
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