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Three women polio workers shot dead in Quetta QUETTA: Three female polio workers were shot dead by unknown gunmnen in Eastern Bypass area when they were on their way to health center to administer anti-polio drops to children, here on Wednesday.Police officials told APP that four polio workers including three women and a man sustained multiple bullet wounds when armed assailants sprayed volley of bullets on them, leaving them seriously injured. The injured succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital.The attackers managed to escape from the scene. The bodies of the dead were shifted to Civil hospital.The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area and launched efforts to trace out the culprits.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Bomb recovered near FC Fort CHAMAN: Frontier Corps Chaman recovered a bomb placed near FC Fort in border town of Chaman.Station House Officer, City Police, Shahid Saleem told that unknown men had placed explosives near gate of FC Fort in order to detonate it."The FC personnel took the notice of suspected thing and called Bomb Disposal Squad which defused the explosives," he said.The Bomb Disposal Squad said that the defused bomb weighted five kilogram and it was Improvised Explosive Device.Further ...
Police arrest five suspects QUETTA: The police arrested five suspects and recovered illegal weapon from their possession in Kechi Baig area, here on Wednesday. Police said that acting on tip-off, Station House Officer, Kechi Baig Police Station raided a place in Killi Kamalo area and arrested five accused."Kechi Baig police arrested five suspects and recovered illegal TT pistol and rounds from their possession," police said, adding that the accused were shifted to police station where they were being interrogated ...
Cop injured in firing QUETTA: A policeman sustained injuries in firing in Brewery road area of the provincial capital, here on Wednesday.Police said that unknown armed men opened indiscriminate fire at a police personnel, leaving him injured in Easa Nagri, Brewery road area."Policeman, Ghulam Ali received bullet wounds when he was on way in Easa Nagri, Brewery road area," police said, adding that the assailants managed to escape from the scene.The injured cop was rushed to Bolan Medical Complex ...
18th SAARC Summit begins KATHMANDU: The 18th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit kicked off Wednesday as leaders of the eight members states got together here at the capital of Nepal to find ways to make the regional grouping more viable and effective.The heads of states and governments arrived at the venue in alphabetical order and were warmly greeted by the Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his spouse had a photograph ...
Reduction in power tariff- welcomed SUKKUR: President, Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Sukkur chapter Younis Rajput and activists of PML-N Youth Sukkur have welcomed the announcement of the federal government regarding reduction in power tariff.Rajput said that after substantial decrease in the prices of petroleum products, reduction in the price of electricity is a gift for the masses by the PML-N led government.Speaking in a gathering here on Tuesday he said that the present government is committed to provide relief ...
Revival of Karachi Circular Railway Project on cards ISLAMABAD: A project for revival of Karachi Circular Railway would be initiated soon to facilitate residents of the provincial capital and resolve their grievances regarding transportation system of the city.The project `Revival of Karachi Circular Railway' (KCR) is a foreign funded project sponsored by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).Official sources of Ministry of Railways told APP that the launchingof the project is subject to the signing of loan agreement and disbursement of the loan amount."Most ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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