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No horse-trading in Senate election: Pirzada ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada Wednesday denied horse-trading in Senate election.Talking to media in the Parliament's lobby, he said if someone was accusing of horse-trading in the election, in fact, it was the failure of the leadership.He was of the opinion that it was difficult to survive in the national politics as there were a number of rumors about so many things from time and again.He termed politics as a worship and propaganda as a part of the politics.Ejaz-ul-Haq said that Senate election day would prove that who was loyal with the party and who was not.Sheikh Rasheed and Jamshed Ahmed Dasti announced boycott for the Senate election on the pretext of horse-trading.Dasti accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for selling out tickets in the general elections and now worried about its members for involving in horse-trading in Senate election.He urged apex court to ...

SBP accepts bids of Rs 80.17903bn for sale of MTBs KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday accepted bids of Rs 80.17903 billion, having face value of Rs 84.55109, billion for sale of 3-months, 6-months and 12-months Government of Pakistan Market Treasury Bills (MTBs).The bids offered for amounted to Rs 347.259018 billion, with a face value of Rs 370.1840650 billion, said a SBP statement.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

KU announces result of LLB final year exams KARACHI: The Karachi University has announced the result of LLB final year annual examination for 2014.According to a statement on Wednesday, top two position were obtained by girls. A student of S.M. Government Law College, Seemein Bashir, daughter of Abdul Bashir roll number 85036 got first position with 1366 marks, Sandus Fayyaz, daughter of Muhammad Fayyaz Ahmed, roll number 84333 got second position with 1357 marks and Ijaz Bashir, son of Bashir Ahmed got third ...

KU announces new dates for cancelled papers KARACHI: The University of Karachi has announced the new date for the papers which were canceled on January 29, 30, and 31.According to a statement on Wednesday, the B.A part two cancelled paper of January 29 will be held on March 7, B.A part one cancelled paper of January 30 will be held on March 6 and B.A part two cancelled paper on January 31 will be held on March, 5.Examination centre and time will ...

LSE gains 57.76 points LAHORE: Lahore Stock Exchange here Wednesday witnessed bullish trend by gaining 57.76 points as the LSE Index-25 opened with 5872.50 points and closed at 5930.26 points. The market's overall situation also corresponded to an upward trend as it remained at 1.087 million shares to close against previous turnover of 850,200 shares, showing an upward move of 237,000 shares. While, out of the total 87 active scrips 25 moved up, 6 shed values and 56 remained ...

President arrives in city LAHORE: President Mamnoon Hussian on Wednesday arrived here. Punjab Acting Governor, Rana Muhammad Iqbal received him. The President will inaugurate the Horse and Cattle Show at Fortress Statium, tomorrow (Thursday).Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

CM takes notice of boy's death due to substandard blood LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the news regarding death of a 5-year-old boy due to transfusion of substandard blood in a government hospital of Hafizabad.The Chief Minister has sought a report from the Secretary Health in this connection. He ordered an inquiry into the matter and directed that stern action be taken against the persons responsible. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 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 $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln