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A joint team of Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) on Friday killed two accused involved in kidnapping for ransom and killing of a man. According to CPLC spokesman, a man, Iqbal Turabi, was kidnapped on September 30, 2014 for ransom by unknown abductors. Despite payment of the ransom money amounting to Rs 1.5 million by the victim family the same day, Iqbal did not return home. Upon this the family approached CPLC.

Instead of taking stern action against the officials allegedly involved in Super Store robbery on Thursday night, the high-ups in police department are striving to protect their colleagues. According to sources, four policemen robbed over Rs 0.2 million cash and callings cards estimated to be worth Rs 92,000 from a supper store located in Darakhshan on Thursday night and fled on a police van.
The World Health Organisation said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in country, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams. The WHO statement came as many nations observed World Polio Day in order to raise awareness about the highly contagious virus, which is transmitted in unsanitary conditions but is easily fended off with a vaccine.
'World Polio Day-2014' was observed here on Friday with a firm resolve to continue efforts against the crippling disease so that goal of polio free society could be achieved by eliminating the disease. To mark the day, seminars, walks, symposiums and other activities were held in which speakers emphasised the need of weeding out this crippling disease.
A delegation of students from South Waziristan Friday visited the Government College University, Lahore and met with Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman. The delegation, comprising 97 students and 25 faculty members of Cadet College Spinkai (CCS), visited the university's Sports Complex, Postgraduate Library, Naqoosh Museum, Nazir Ahmed Music Society and various academic departments.
Sindh E-Centralised College Admission Program (SECCAP) for granting intermediate admissions in city's public sector colleges has appeared 'self-chosen' pain for the authorities, as Sindh Education Department has failed to ensure transparency in process this year.
In a humanitarian gesture, the chairman of Bahria Town Foundation on Friday presented a cheque of Rs 50 million to renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi. Edhi's head office near Tower was recently robbed by armed miscreants in a broad daylight, wherein muggers made off with millions of rupees, including gold ornaments. Police have so far failed to recover the looted amount and articles.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
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