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Controller of Semester Examinations University of Sindh (SU) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has postponed the papers which are scheduled to be held on Thursday (October 23) in public/ private affiliated colleges/ institutes of BCIT Part-III and BBA (Hons) Part-II, first & second semesters owing to the call of strike in the province. According to circular issued here on Wednesday, the postponed papers have been rescheduled and will now be held on October 26, 2014 (Sunday).

National conference on "Roadmap for Economic Growth of Pakistan" emphasised the need of a comprehensive strategy to meet the economic challenges being faced by Pakistan. The conference was organised by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Germany here on Wednesday.
The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has provisionally declared the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO) against Shariah laws. Addressing a press conference on the concluding day of a two-day meeting of the CII here, CII chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani said the meeting declared - provisionally - the PPO against the Shariah laws; however, legal/ defence/political experts, would be consulted on CII's final decision on the PPO.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has greeted Hindu Parliamentarians and the Hindu community on their religious festival Diwali being celebrated on Thursday (today). Speaker said that he is delighted to send his warmest greetings to Hindu Parliamentarians and everyone in Hindu community in Pakistan on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
The Sindh Government Home Department has banned entry of 30 provocative speakers/scholars of other provinces in Sindh, ahead of the month of Muharram, said an official handout issued here on Wednesday. It said that in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 5(1) (a) and (c) of the Sindh Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance, 1960, the Sindh Home Department has restricted not to travel either by road, train or air to enter, reside or remain in the province of Sindh for 60 days with immediate effect.
National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), after taking over the charge of National Aliens Registration Authority (Nara), has enrolled around 3,000 illegal immigrants within the period of just 40 working days. This was stated by Director General Nadra, Sindh, Brigadier Zahid Hussain (Retd), at an informal meeting with the media persons, here on Wednesday.
Journalists covering Senate proceedings on Wednesday walked out of its press gallery against a proposed law described as a move to curb freedom of speech while reporting the proceedings of parliament. The bill titled Members of the Parliament (Power, Immunities and Privileges) Bill, 2014, was tabled in the Senate by PPP's Senator Farhatullah Babar last Monday proposes, among other things, some restrictions on reporters while covering proceedings of parliament.


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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 20, 2014
Reserves $13.436 bln