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The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored provincial assembly membership of Pakistan People's Party's leader Dr Abdul Sattar Rajpar, which was suspended by Election Tribunal Sindh. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk resumed the hearing of a writ petition filed by Dr Abdul Sattar Rajpar, who won Sindh assembly seat in PS 22 during general election 2013; however his provincial assembly membership was suspended by the ET Sindh.

The city police on Wednesday found the bodies of a couple in mysterious circumstances, police said. Police said the bodies of Zakia Riaz, the headmistress of IMCB, G-11/1, and her husband Riaz, an official of the World Bank, were found in Sector E-11. Initial investigations show that they were strangled to death, according to police. Police shifted bodies to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for autopsy. Police registered a case.
Provincial Minister for Home Colonel Shuja Khanzada (Retd) has said that war against terrorism has badly affected economic development of the country due to which it is facing new challenges in social sector. He said this while talking to a six-member delegation of European Union headed by Special Representative Stavros Lambrinibis here on Wednesday.
A Dubai court jailed a Pakistani for 15 years for smuggling heroin concealed in bags containing copies of the Holy Quran, prayer mats and other religious paraphernalia, a report said Wednesday. The 30-year-old man, identified only by his initials MT, was convicted for possessing 24 kilograms of heroin that was stashed in five bags with hidden compartments, the Gulf News daily said.
In order to bring more improvement in close contact with the general public, ensure co-ordinated efforts against crimes and in-time action for redressal of public complaints all Additional IGPs, DIGs, DPOs and SDPOs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been allotted special official mobile numbers.
"Dengue situation is improving gradually due to 100 percent case response of dengue patients and reduction in temperature but still there is dire need to take further steps to eradicate dengue completely in the future." Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique said this during a meeting held on Wednesday.
Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Professor Anjum Habib Vohra has been elected as senior vice-president of the Pakistan Society of Neuro Surgeons (PSNS). He was elected in the annual elections of the society held here Wednesday. As many as 150 members of the society took part in the process. After his election, Professor Anjum Habib Vohra said that he believes in updating knowledge of young surgeons apart from focusing on research opportunities.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-19.98 bln
Exports $25.13 bln
Imports $45.11 bln
WeeklyOctober 27, 2014
Reserves $13.464 bln