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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 in 1988, commemorates the bicentennial of the US Constitution. Given annually, it honours "men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe." Recipients are chosen by a committee of the National Constitution Center board. Among past winners are human rights crusaders and world leaders.Malala said she would donate her $100,000 prize to improve education and support for Pakistani children."Education is the best weapon against ...

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 ...

PM meets MNAs; discusses development schemes ISLAMABAD: Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) from different constituencies separately called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at his chamber in the Parliament House on Tuesday and discussed various projects.Those who called on the Prime Minister included Members of National Assembly Sarzameen Khan (Kohistan), Ch. Nasir Iqbal Bosal (Mandi Bahauddin), Muhammad Arshad Khan Laghari (Rahimyarkhan), and Muhammad Nazir Khan (Tribal Areas).Matters relating to infrastructure development and provision of clean drinking water in their ...

Agri credit increases by 38pc in 3 months: SBP KARACHI: Agriculture credit disbursement surges by 38% to Rs 98 billion in the first quarter of FY14. During the first quarter of current fiscal year (Jul- Sep 2014) the banks have disbursed Rs 98.1 billion which is 20% of the overall annual target of Rs 500 billion; 38% higher than disbursement of Rs 70.8 billion made during the corresponding period last year, said statement issued by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) here on Tuesday.The outstanding ...

PM lauds Hajj 2014 operations ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif while lauding the Hajj 2014 operations on Tuesday directed to further improve the Hajj Policy for the next year.He was talking to Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Sardar Muhammad Yousuf, who called on him here at the Prime Minister's Chamber in the Parliament House.The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the management of provision of food and accommodation facilities for the pilgrims during Hajj 2014. Copyright APP (Associated ...

Musharraf treason case: Special Court adjourns hearing till October 29 ISLAMABAD: Registrar of Special courts, Abdul Ghani Somro on Tuesday adjourned the case hearing of Musharaff treason case till October 29 on the request of prosecutor Akram Sheikh without any proceedings. Akram Sheikh maintained that he was unable to prepare for the case in the wake of his wife's demise and he needs more time to prepare his arguments. The court was to hear the petition for bringing people involved in Musharraf treason case under ...


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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
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