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Gas pipelines blew up In Dera Bugti QUETTA: Unidentified men blew up two gas pipelines in Pirkoh and Loti area of Dera Bugti district on Sunday.Dera Bugti police sources said that in the first incident, the miscreants planted explosive device beside pipeline carrying gas from well no 10 in Pirokoh area which went off damaging a portion of 8 inches dia gas pipeline. Meanwhile, the unidentified miscreants blew up gas pipeline carrying gas from well no 12 in Loti gas field area.The explosion caused damage to the pipeline suspending gas supply to the purification plant.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

89 including 50 POs nabbed MULTAN: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested 89 criminals including 50 proclaimed offenders (POs) during a crackdown across the district.According to police, the police teams conducted separate raids at various locations and arrested 50 POs who were wanted by the police in different cases of dacoity, robbery and other crimes.Police have also apprehended 16 drug peddlers, six illicit weapon holders and 17 gamblers besides recovering 120 liter liquor, 2.703 kg hashish, a clashincove, a ...

Procedures to check status of SIM re-verification ISLAMABAD: The five mobile phone operators, providing services in the country, have issued instructions to check status of re-verification of SIMs to facilitate their subscribers.As per National Action Plan (NAP), all mobile phone users are required to re-verify their SIMs through biometric verification system as all un-verified SIMs will get blocked after April 13, 2015. In order to know if SIM is verified or not, one should follow procedure and check how many SIMs are ...

60000 miners to press for rights in country wide drive QUETTA: Balochistan's about 60000 coal miners, having denied their due rights since long, have announced to launch a country wide drive to press for a better and well paid working status enshrined by the constitution of the country. The coal miners representative organization National Labour Federation's (NLF) centeral leader Shamsur Rehman Swati on Friday elaborating the campaign said the federation will launch its movement on March,7 by registering a protest against those responsible for Dukki ...

China to import $4 to 5 million jewellery from Pakistan KARACHI: Gems and Jewellery Trade Association of China (GJTAC) here signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with All Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Association (APGJA for import of jewellery and gems from Pakistan valuing dollars 4 to 5 million.The MoU, signed at Expo Centre Karachi on Friday, the second day of 9th ExpoPakistan 2015, is aimed at promoting Pakistan's gems and jewellery in China and for transfer of technology to Pakistan by providing modern machinery for precious ...

Govt urged to pay ST refund immediately KARACHI: Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S.M.Muneer has said that the business community can convert the mud into gold as Pakistan is very rich in natural resources. Situation is improving, however the government shall have to support the businessmen.Speaking at the first International Textile Conference & Awards 2015 here on Saturday, he urged the government to refund the sales tax (ST) to the businessmen without further delay."If the government refunds this amount ...

PML-N government committed to provide family support under BISP KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (PML - N) government is committed to provide monetary assistance alongwith family support to the needy women under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), said its Chairperson and Minister of State, Marvi Memon here on Saturday.Addressing the people at the BISP regional office located in Malir, she said provision for Family Support under BISP is to help women without any compromise to their dignity."BISP is actually the programme of PM Nawaz Sharif ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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