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Boy dies in road mishap QUETTA: An 11-year-old boy was killed in a road mishap near Kuchlak, 25 km away from provincial capital on Sunday.According to police, the victim was crossing the road when a vehicle hit him due to over speeding. As a result, he died on the spot. The body was shifted to civil hospital for legal formalities. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained so far.Police have registered a case.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Bhutto death anniversary programme to be held in day time: Qaim HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday said the ceremony to commemorate Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's death anniversary would be held in Larkana on April 4 during day time in view of prevailing security situation in the country. Addressing a press conference here, he said it had not yet been decided whether Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would attend the event.He said incidents of target killings in Karachi had ...

Economy put on path of development: Ahsan SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said the government would implement its economic-development agenda after taking the business community into confidence. Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of Markazi Anjuman Tajiran Narowal, he said the government had successfully put the national economy back on path of development. Ahsan Iqbal said the government was aware of the long-standing problems of the business community and making all-out efforts for their resolution. It was taking ...

BISP embarks upon social mobilisation countrywide KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) government through the platform of Benazir Income Support Programme has embarked upon an ambitious nationwide scheme for social mobilisation and financial literacy of deserving women across the country as per BISP surveyed database, said State Minister and BISP Chairperson, MNA Marvi Memon on Sunday.Addressing a large meeting attended by the social mobilisers and BISP officials from Thatta, Malir and Sajawal districts, she said Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif is absolutely committed ...

Mushahid Ullah Khan calls for tapping massive clean energy potential ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan has said that renewable energy, which is clean and environment-friendly, is future of Pakistan."Pakistan is abundantly replete with the renewable energy sources, which can help the country cope with deepening energy crises and pave the way for achieving sustainable development goals," the minister underlined.In a press statement issued here on Sunday in the context of the Earth Hour event observed across the world including Pakistan, ...

CM approves Rs 150bn Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, while chairing a high-level meeting on Saturday, approved a three-year 'Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme' worth Rs 150 billion for construction and rehabilitation of roads in rural areas of the province. In the first phase, he said, 255 roads of an accumulative length of 2100KM would be constructed and rehabilitated at a cost of Rs 15 billion during current financial year, and all the roads would be carpeted 12 ...

Shahbaz says school reforms' result encouraging LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that Punjab Schools Reforms Roadmap (PSRR) was yielding encouraging results, as attendance of teachers and students, and educational facilities improved substantially. Chairing a meeting to review the PSRR here, the chief minister expressed satisfaction over the pace of implementation on the programme. While, Department for International Development (DFID) UK, Special Representative Sir Michael Barber gave a detailed briefing on the roadmap. Like Punjab Health Reforms ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
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WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
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