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The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has launched a month-long special campaign for the eradication of dengue and Congo virus following concerns shown by former President Asif Ali Zardari regarding rapid spread of the lethal viruses in the city. Sources said that Zardari had expressed serious concerns over the pathetic cleanliness conditions in the city during a meeting with the provincial lawmakers.

Experts at a moot organised by Karachi University in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday sought urgent measures to promote "tolerance" in the country that mainly comprises of a multi-cultural society. It was warned, during the moot titled "Role of Tolerance in a Multi-cultural Society," that intolerance has emerged to be a major danger for the country and its people.
Information Technology University (ITU) will host a two-day grand Robotics Challenge competition from Wednesday (today). This competition is the culmination of MATLAB, a unique course offered at ITU which blends advanced mathematical programming and robotics. Using the mathematical programming skills students are required to creatively build robots using Lego Mindstorm Robots and programme them to perform certain functions.
Sindh University (SU) campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master's Degree programs for the academic year 2015 in all five departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.
President of Sindh University Officers Welfare Association (SUOWA) Ghulam Murtaza Siyal has strongly refuted the statement issued by SUTA president Dr Azhar Ali Shah regarding the ineligibility of prevailing acting Registrar Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan and said that the function of professors and deans is to teach the students and promote the research apart from as they are of grade 21 & 22.
US Consul General Brian Heath welcomed 200 students from underprivileged areas of Karachi. The boys and girls will participate in the US State Department's English Access Microscholarship Programme - implemented by Evolution. As US Consul General Brian Heath awarded scholarships, he noted that, "Education is the key to success. Through the Access Programme, we are supporting Pakistani youth to reach their full potential as citizens and future leaders of Pakistan."
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) attracted hundreds of students and professionals from the Lahore city on the Education and Career Expo held at local hotel recently. More than 25 institutes including ICAP, SKANS, PAC, and NACB&E Institutes participated and put up their information booths at the expo. Undergraduate students and graduates appeared especially interested in the stalls set up by ICAP MARCOM team. Students were provided career counselling services in addition to supporting students from admissions to the CA profession.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 25, 2014
Reserves $13.925 bln