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Bomb attack on polio team injures three in Bajaur Agency PESHAWAR: Three persons including two levy personnel injured when a polio eradication team vehicle was targeted with a bomb attack in Bajur Agency on Wednesday.According to political administration of Bajaur Agency, two Levies officials deployed for the security of the polio team and the driver sustained injuries in the attack at Dabur in Mohmand area of the Agency.The members of polio team remained unhurt. The injured were shifted to the hospital and a search operation was launched in the area. The identity of victims could not be immediately ascertained.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

City administration fines 79 shopkeepers for profiteering KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 79 shopkeepers and fine of Rs.109,800/- were imposed for profiteering and violating officially approved price list.According to a statement issued here on Wednesday, during crackdown, the administration fined 28 milk sellers, 20 food items grocers, six fruits sellers, 16 chicken sellers, one flour seller and eight vegetables sellers.The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Saddar, Civil Line, SITE, Garden, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, ...

Karachi in need of Vital Installations' Security Force: Commissioner KARACHI: Karachi is in need of "Vital Installation Security Force, on the pattern of Airport Security Force for foolproof security of all vital installations in the ever expanding city, said Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui.Chairing a meeting to review measures in place for security of these installations here Wednesday, he said under the current circumstances, with country engaged in an internal war against terrorists, fool proof security has to be ensured all the more ...

Pakistan calls for resumption of Mideast peace talks to end conflict UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has stressed the urgency of reviving Middle East peace negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-old conflict in that region."Whether it is Palestine or Syria, dialogue and diplomacy need to be pursued with a real sense of purpose and urgency," Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, told the Security Council on Tuesday.Israel broke off the peace talks in April to protest against the reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority ...

Malala bags yet another prestigious award for promoting girls' education NEW YORK: Close at the heels of her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girls' education activist, was in Tuesday honoured with the Liberty Medal, a prestigious American award."I ask all countries all around the world: Let us say no to wars. Let us say no to conflicts." Malala said in accepting the honour at an impressive ceremony in the National Convention Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to media reports.The Liberty Medal, established ...

Governor, CM Gilgit Baltistan call on President GILGIT: Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah and Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah separately called on President Mamnoon Hussain here on Tuesday.Governor Gilgit Baltistan in his meeting discussed with the President the overall current situation in Gilgit Baltistan.Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah in his meeting with the President discussed matters pertaining to development activities being carried out in Gilgit Baltistan and issues of the region.Earlier, when President Mamnoon Hussain arrived here ...

LSE downs by 9.72 points LAHORE: Lahore Stock Exchange here Tuesday witnessed bearsh trend by losing 9.72 points, as the LSE Index-25 opened with 5297.12 points and closed at 5287.40 points.The market's overall situation, however, corresponded to an upward trend as it remained at 921,600 shares to close against previous turnover of 820,100 shares, showing a downward slide of 101,500 shares. While, out of the total 93 active scrips 25 moved up, 14 shed values and 54 remained equal. The ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.807 bln
Exports $1.911 bln
Imports $4.718 bln
WeeklyOctober 23, 2014
Reserves $13.465 bln