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Killing innocent children, teachers an act of savageness, PUC issues Fatwa ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) on Wednesday strongly condemned the attack carried on school in Peshawar, saying that killing of innocent children and teachers was barbaric and an act of savageness."Linking killing of innocent human beings with Islam and Jihad can only be termed as ignorance and it has no room in Islam," Chairman of PUC, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said.In a Fatwa issued by Darul Aftah of PUC on Wednesday following an unfortunate terrorism incident in Peshawar that killed scores of children and teachers, he said, all school of thoughts, all religions and sects have agreed that incident of Peshawar was inhuman and ferocious.He said Ulema has never endorsed killing of innocent people and added those who are linking the unfortunate Peshawar incident with Islam and Muslims are also not serving the humanity.The Fatwa further elaborated that Islam considers killing of a person as killing of the entire ...

IRSA releases 105,763 cusecs water from various rim stations ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Tuesday released 105,763 cusecs water for various rim stations with inflow of 49,077 cusecs.According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1475.23 feet, which was 95.23 feet higher than its dead level 1378 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 21,300 cusecs and outflow 45,000 cusecs.The water level in Jhelum River at Mangla dam was 1182.80 ...
Terrorists will not be forgiven: Kamran Michael SHIEKHUPURA: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael said that Peshawar Tragedy has wounded the hearts of the nation, but terrorists and their masterminds involved in the killings of innocent children will not be forgiven."They are not only murderers of children but humanity as well", he said while talking to a delegation here on Wednesday. He said that every Pakistani is grieved over this brutal act of terrorism.He said the whole nation supports the ...
Three new Commissioners appointed in SECP ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed three new Commissioners in Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP).In this regard the Finance Division has issued notification for the appointment of new Commissioners including M. Zafar-ul-Haq Hijizi, Akif Saeed and Fida Hussain Samoo.A statement issued by the SECP said that the Commissioners were appointed for period of three years with immediate effect.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Grieved Peshawariites renew pledge to defeat terrorism PESHAWAR: Dozens of the martyred students, in terrorists attack, from Peshawar and adjoining areas have been laid to rest with a renewed pledge by the citizens to defeat terrorism with commitment.The aggrieved families of the victims of Army Public School terrorists attack are visited by a large number of people expressing thier condolences, sympathies and offering fateh for the departed souls.The funeral prayers of Asad Aziz, who had a dream to become doctor, was offered ...
Nawabshah remains closed as a sign of mourning for Peshawar victims NAWABSHAH: Nawabshah city on Wednesday remained closed on the first day of three-day of mourning, people from various walks of life strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Army Public school, Peshawar.People were seen grieved over the unfortunate and tragic incident, which claimed large number of innocent lives.All business centers, markets, shopping centers and shops remained closed, however, traffic plying between Karachi, Hyderabad, Sanghar, Moro and other destinations continued as usual but with thin number of ...
ICT Private Schools to remain closed on Dec 18 ISLAMABAD: All private schools of Islamabad Capital Territory would remain close on December 18 (Thursday) to express solidarity with the aggrieved families of victims of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar carnage.Talking to APP, President Private Schools Network (PSN), Dr Muhammad Afzal Babar said, the decision to close down the schools for a day was taken after having meeting with all the private associations.He said the schools were opened today and the students, teachers and staff ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
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