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Twenty-nine people were killed and thousands of civilians forced to flee Pakistan's north-western region of Khyber, the military said on Thursday, as it stepped up a two-week-old offensive against Taliban militants in the area. Twenty-one suspected militants and eight soldiers were killed on Wednesday, the military said in a statement, but gave no figure for civilian casualties.

A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said. The attack happened early Thursday in Nargas village of Birmil area, some 30 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border which is considered a stronghold of Taliban militants.
Frontier Corps claimed to have foiled a major terrorism bid by seizing 4000 kilogrammes of explosives, suicide jackets, rockets and other weapons from Qilla Abdullah district of Balochistan. Brigadier Tahir Mehmood, Deputy Inspector General FC, while addressing a press conference on Thursday said that raids were conducted in the Gulistan area of district Qilla Abdullah, which borders with neighbouring Afghanistan and huge quantity of arms and ammunitions were recovered.
Ambassador of China to Pakistan Sun Weidong called on Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Thursday and discussed matters concerning bilateral ties. The meeting was held in a cordial and frank atmosphere. The minister said that two countries are historically tied in bonds of friendship and have always supported each other in times of need.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday stressed adopting continuity and a unified approach in pursuit of national goals and priorities in order to put the country on path of sustainable development.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday took notice of the reports of famine in the areas of Sindh including Thar and directed Pakistan Army to immediately help people through food and medicine supply.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday unanimously called for declaring the province as war-affected and announcement of a special relief package for socio-economic uplift of the province. The resolution was tabled by PPP legislator from district Chitral, Syed Sardar Hussain, who said that the province has remained the victim of terrorism for last several years. He said that the terrorism has affected all spheres of life and sectors in the province.

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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