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Right to Play, an international organisation, celebrated 'International Day of Peace' 2014 here on Saturday with the commitment to inculcate awareness among youth of Pakistan having enormous potential to influence public perception at large. In this regard, 'Right to Play' organised a ceremony in collaboration with Mashal Model School, Barri Imam and Master Ayub's Kiran Center.

Chief of the Traffic Police Sindh ask Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) for cancellation of NOCs of the firms which are manufacturing sub-standard helmets saying that these helmets are root cause of most of the death of motorcyclists as a result of road accidents.
Continuing its endeavour to ensure safe travel, Lafarge Pakistan recently handed over People Road Transport Safety (PRTS) compliant vehicles for the safety of its employees. This time, the cars have been given to various employees and management at Lafarge Pakistan, represent another milestone in our quest for innovation and building better cities. 27 PRTS compliant vehicles were handed over to the Lafarge Pakistan team at a ceremony held recently at Lafarge Pakistan's head office, Islamabad.
On request of Administration of Maweshi Mandi Sohrab Goth, Department of Fire and Rescue Services, City District Government Karachi has sent a fire tender to the Maweshi Mandi. This fire tender will be present at the Maweshi Mandi 24 hours in seven days and a total of 14 firemen will work in two shifts to ensure that any relevant emergency situation can be controlled. Rana Imran said the Maweshi Mandi administration had also taken proactive measures for medical emergencies and an ambulance was present 24 hours in the Mandi.
National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) will hold 11th Annual Environment Excellence Awards (AEEA 2014) on September 27, in Lahore. This was announced by President Naeem Qureshi in the meeting of NFEH Advisory Committee held at NFEH Office on Saturday. He said these awards have become the benchmark for the standards that need to be followed. The AEEA are designed to recognise and promote the organisations which make an outstanding contribution towards sustainable development.
South Asian cities are facing problems of decaying environment which include hazardous levels of air and water pollution and insufficient solid waste management. According to a report on Human Development in South Asia 2014, "Urbanisation: Challenges and Opportunities," these environmental threats have deteriorated the sustainability and liveability of cities in South Asia, besides the situation is being compounded by global warming.
A peace and culture festival was arranged, aiming at to give a message of peace and provide of festive opportunity for terrorism-driven people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The festival was held under auspices of the South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) here at local hotel on Saturday. A large number of people from different walk of life include politicians, academicians, and members of various civil societies, students, known Pashto poets, singers, and artists attended the festive activity.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln