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Shutter down strike was observed on second day against prolonged power outages in Tank District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday. Authorities have imposed section 144 in the district a day after enraged mob torched office of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) in protest against 20-hour long power outages. At least 15 people were injured when police used force to disperse the crowd. Meanwhile, police have arrested 72 protestors during raids in different areas.

Chief Co-ordinator of Prime Minister Youth programme Makhdoom Adeelur Rehman Hashmi here on Tuesday said under Prime Minister's youth business loans scheme rupees four billion have been given, while another Rs 50 billion would be given as loans to young people across the country during next three years. Talking to media, he said the limit for returning the loan is eight years and there is no interest during the first year of loaning. He said 3.5 billion rupees have been fixed for interest free loans for the most deserving people.
Only fifteen percent of Punjab's children aged 6-16 still remain out of school, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014 National survey. The remaining 85 percent are enrolled in the 6-16 age bracket and the percentage has improved since last year (84 percent). Punjab as compared to other provinces is doing significantly better in terms of enrolment and learning levels.
The protest of employees of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) continued on Tuesday and they staged a demonstration at Chowk Nawan Shehr against the non-payment of salaries to the staff since January 2013. Besides, their families are facing starvation and hunger besides ejectment from the rented homes and their children were expelled from the schools and colleges due to non-payment of fee and their future is bleak.
The government has constituted a committee to address all security related issues concerning media houses. The committee has been constituted in pursuance of the decisions made in a meeting at Prime Minister's Office on January 17, said a notification issued here Tuesday.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

The weather report on Tuesday (January 27, 2015) and the forecast for Wednesday (January 28, 2015).


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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