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Nation to give crushing defeat to terrorists LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the nation has decided to give crushing defeat to the terrorists.Talking to Assembly Members here, he said that terrorists have destroyed the peace of the country and caused loss to national economy.He vowed that terrorists will find no place to hide and courageous people of Pakistan will foil their nefarious designs.Pak Army through its bold actions was wiping out the terrorists who were enemy of peace and humanity, he added.He said that elimination of terrorists was essential for survival and stability of the country adding that those shedding blood in worship places, institutions and streets of the country deserve no leniency.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

LCCI hails cut in interest rate by SBP KARACHI: The industry has welcomed the 100 basis points in discount rate announced in Monetary Policy by the State Bank of Pakistan on Saturday. The Chairman Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Yakoob H Karim has said that after a long time, the Governor State Bank has made a wise decision to reduce interest rate and brought the discount rate down to 8.5 per cent. H said that by virtue of this decision the ...

Ashrafi urges UN to take notice of French journal's blasphemous act ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Allama Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Saturday urged the United Nations (UN) to take notice of blasphemous sketches published by a French journal.Talking to PTV, he said the UN should make an effective legislation on the issue, binding the member states for necessary measures to prevent occurrence of such incident in future.He said there must be respect for all religions, faiths and sects, besides their sacred personalities, and no one ...

Dry weather forecast for Karachi KARACHI: The Meteorological Department Saturday forecast dry weather with cool night and hazy morning for Karachi during the next 24 hours. According to the Met Office the minimum temperature in the city is expected to remain between 12 and 14 degrees centigrade.Mainly cold/very cold and dry weather is likely to prevail in the Sindh and Balochistan region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

FESCO issues shutdown schedule FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued a schedule for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to the schedule, power supply from Rodala Road feeder emanating from 132-KV Jaranwala grid station will remain suspended from 9 am to 1 pm while Khangah Sirajia and Wapda Colony feeders originating from Chashma grid station will observe shutdown from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday (January 25).Similarly, electricity supply from Dana Abad feeder ...

Commissioner allots 8255 acres land for water project KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has allotted 8255 acres of land for K-IV water project and a notification has been issued in this regard, said a statement here on Wednesday.Metropolis' water needs will be met from this project.Commissioner Karachi said that he has worked on this project on priority basis as per directives of the government and for the betterment of the people and made the allotment of land possible in a short time ...

Teachers' bodies need to play role to bring reform in education LARKANA: Provincial Secretary Education and Literacy Department Dr Fazalullah Pechuho on Friday evening said that the teachers organisations should play their role for bringing reforms and imparting quality education.This he said while talking to mediamen at Larkana Press Club.Dr Pechuho said that keeping in view public concerns after the Peshawar carnage, the concerned department would implement the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the security of schoolchildren.He said "Without help from the parents and schools administration, ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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