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Two killed in separate incidents SARGODHA: Two persons killed including a shopkeeper in two separate incidents here on Tuesday.According to police, a young man Nasrullah (25) of Village Sahib Khan going home on motorbike when some unknown persons opened fire at him near Chak Vighee in city police limits. As a result he died on spot.In second incident, Muhammad Wasim of Tariqabad was going to home after closing shop at Trust Plaza when some unknown persons stabbed him to death in Miani police limits.Police is investigating the matter.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

President strongly condemns killing of school children ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar that killed many children and a teacher.The President expressed deep grief over the loss of innocent lives and stressed bringing the culprits to justice.He directed best possible medical treatment to the injured.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

IRSA releases 95,748 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Tuesday released 95,748 cusecs water for various rim stations with inflow of 45,762 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1476.31 feet, which was 96.31 feet higher than its dead level 1378 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 18,000 cusecs and outflow 35,000 cusecs.The water level in Jhelum River at Mangla dam was 1184.05 ...

Annual canal closure for de-silting from Dec 25 ISLAMABAD: Indus River System Authority (IRSA) will start closing down canals for de-silting from December 25 to January 25 under its annual closure plan for Rabi 2014-15 season.Spokesman of IRSA Khalid Idress told APP here Tuesday that under plan, the water regulator would reduce discharges from Mangla Dam and Tarbela Dam from Dec 25.He said that one million acres feet additional water was available in the water reservoirs this year as compare to last year.He ...

Around 230,000 to 240,000 people visit Salt Mines Khewra every year ISLAMABAD: Around 230,000 to 240,000 visitors, comprising college students, general public and foreigners visit Salt Mines Khewra every year.An official of Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) told APP that the Salt Mines Khewra has developed as a big attraction for the tourist.He said that inside the Mine a beautiful mosque made of different shades of rock salt bricks - hollow walls of salt bricks when lighted gives a beautiful look.A large chamber called "Assembly Hall" ...

Growers protest against non-payment at the announced rate NAWABSHAH: Sugarcane growers of the district Shaheed Benazirabad staged demonstration to protest against non-payment of their supplied cane at the rate announced by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Agriculture Minister recently, on Tuesday.Growers Muhammad Saleh Biloo, Hakim Khaskheli and others leading the demonstration in front of Nawabshah Press Club said that sugar mills had started broker system for purchase of sugarcane from growers instead of taking it directly from the grower.They said ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work on December 17.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 17 December From 09:00am to 02:00pm, Raja Sultan, A-Block, Shaheed Muhammad, Liaqat Bagh, Industrial, Quaidabad, National Park, Chaklala, Model Town, River Garden, Mall Road, AFIC, Chairing Cross, Dk: ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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