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Pakistan Coast Guards (PCGs), during spot checking on Coastal Highway, near Gwadar, have apprehended 45 foreigners found to have entered the country without any legal document and trying to cross into Iran. A senior PCG official here on Monday said those arrested also included 20 Afghan nationals who also were found to be without any legal documents for entering into Pakistan and attempting to proceed to Iran.

The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested four terrorists and recovered weapons and explosives here on Monday. Teams of intelligence agencies and police on a tipoff conducted joint raids in Lougi area located at Sindh-Afghanistan border area. SSP Zafar Malik said that during successful operation four terrorists were detained besides huge cache of arms and explosive material were recovered from their possession.
Frontier Constabulary (FC) foiled separate bids to smuggle huge quantity Iranian diesel to Karachi and recovered thousands of litres of diesel besides arresting several accused. FC spokesperson said that the paramilitary troops searched 22 Karachi bound passengers buses coming from Gawadar and Turbat. During of vehicles 4800 litres of smuggled illegal Iranian diesel was recovered from the passenger buses. The FC took the recovered diesel into possession and also arrested several accused involved in the smuggling attempts.
Sindh government has, so far, referred 64 high profile cases to the Interior Ministry for trial in military courts, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Ghulam Haider Jamali told media persons outside the Parliament House on Monday. After attending the meeting of National Assembly's Standing Committee on Defence Production, he told newsmen that the cases of attacks on Karachi Airport and Corp Commander Karachi were among those 64 cases referred to Interior Ministry for trial in military courts.
An intense search operation is underway to apprehend two inmates who managed to escape by breaking a police cordon after fleeing the district jail Gilgit early Friday. The escapees managed to escape the police barrier in Snichar's Shab Minawar area after a crossfire exchange with local police during which a station house officer (SHO) was injured, officials said.
Police have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, here on Monday. According to the details, the police arrested 471 parents in the areas of Mathra, Budh Bheer, Sheikh Muhammadi, Sarband, Sherkera, Armar and Khazana who refused to get that their children vaccinated against polio were taken into custody under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).
A scheduled polio campaign in Quetta was postponed owing to lack of security for vaccination teams on Monday. The second phase of the vaccination drive was scheduled to be launched in Quetta in order to administer polio drops to children below the age of five years. Sources in the Balochistan Health Department said that the provincial administration had failed to provide timely security to polio vaccination teams in Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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