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ECP announces schedule of by-polls for NA-149 ISLAMABAD: The by-elections in the constituency vacated by Javed Hashmi would be held on October 16, announces Election Commission of Pakistan.According to schedule issued by Election Commission of (ECP) NA-149 Multan II the nomination papers would be received on September 22 and 23 and their scrutiny would be held on September 24, 25.Candidates can withdraw their names by September 30 and the final list of the candidates would be published next day.President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) had resigned from the seat.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

River Chenab in high flood at Panjnad ISLAMABAD: River Chenab is in high flood at Panjnad, where water level is 413,569 cusecs.According to Flood Forecasting Centre Lahore, at present the water level is steady at Panjnad but likely to increase, Radio Pakistan reported.The flood water has also inundated Muzaffargarh.A peak of upto five hundred thousand cusecs will pass at Guddu, from Tuesday to Thursday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Domestic pilgrims to number 174,556 ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Hajj has announced that 174,556 domestic pilgrims are performing Hajj this year through an integrated-services system provided by the government.The Hajj Ministry has also stepped up efforts to offer superior services to the pilgrims and upgrade the existing services, Arab News Reported.The ministry's low-cost Hajj programme has attracted almost 41,000 domestic pilgrims. As part of its plan to provide optimum services to pilgrims, the ministry held a training workshop on Sunday ...

Flood emergency imposed in Nasirabad QUETTA: The district management has imposed flood emergency in Nasirabad district keeping in view the high floods in Indus River. Officials said on Tuesday that leaves of all government employees have been cancelled and asked to immediately attend their duties. " We have made all arrangements to deal with any emergency situation if flash flood enters the district," they said. Meanwhile, officials in Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said that they have provided emergency relief ...

Altaf Hussain condoles demise of Prof Dr. S.M. Rab KARACHI: The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain has expressed his deep sense of grief and sorrow on the sad demise of prominent Pakistani physician and former provincial minister Prof Dr. S.M. Rab. According to a communication received here Tuesday, the MQM chief in his condolence message said late Dr. Rab had rendered exceptional services in the field of medicine in the country. He expressed sympathies to the bereaved family members ...

Furious passengers expel Senator Rehman Malik from plane for causing delays Disgruntled passengers, who were reportedly forced to wait for over two hours for an Islamabad bound flight from Karachi to take off, forced parliamentarians Senator Rehman Malik and PML-N MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani off the plane, for causing the delay. According to local media, PIA’s flight PK-370 was scheduled to depart from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport at 7 pm but was delayed by more than two and a half hours. As Malik approached the ...

Qadri master of U-turns like PTI chief: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that Tahirul Qadri was master of U-turns like his cousin PTI chairman Imran Khan.In a statement issued here, the minister asked, why does Qadri announce a step which he has to take back very next day.Pervaiz Rashid said that both the cousins are now tired of giving deadlines as neither they are able to make a new Pakistan nor bring a ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.434 bln
Exports $1.930 bln
Imports $3.364 bln
WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
Reserves $13.525 bln