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Karachi Police rescue Facebook kidnap teen KARACHI: Karachi Police on Monday rescued a teenage boy who was kidnapped for a half-million dollar ransom after apparently being lured through Facebook, officers and relatives said.Officers raided the gang's hideout to the west of the sprawling city, which is plagued by gang violence and extortion rackets, killing four of the abductors in a shootout and arresting a fifth.The kidnappers started chatting to their 13-year-old target, identified only as Mustafa, six months ago, senior police officer Niaz Khoso said. They enticed him to a meeting on Friday.The youngster, was whisked away to the town of Hub outside Karachi in restive Baluchistan province, and his family received calls demanding 50 million rupees ($508,000) in ransom.Police said they used mobile phone records to track the kidnappers to the hideout in Hub and rescued him on Monday morning.Mustafa's mother made a tearful plea to parents to supervise their children's use of social media."This ...

Special polio campaigns kicked off in HR districts to reach out to 2.6mn children PESHAWAR: The third round of Short Interval Additional Dose (SIAD) would start from tomorrow (May 28) in district Peshawar that is declared hub of polio virus by World Health Organization based on the positive environmental samples collected from the sewage water in different parts of the provincial capital.Apart from District Peshawar, campaigns in response to polio cases reported in District Mardan are being conducted in Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera and in Tehsil Dargai of Malakand ...
16000 women die in pregnancy every year in Pakistan: Seminar KARACHI: Around 16,000 young women died of pregnancy and childbirth-related complications every year in the country and most of these death are due to excessive blood loss after child birth.These views were expressed by President National Committee for Maternal and Neonatal Health (NCMNH) Prof Sadiqua N. Jafarey.She was addressing a seminar of NCMNH in collaboration with the Midwifery Association of Pakistan (MAP) and the Association for Mothers and Newborns (AMAN) on "Reducing Maternal Deaths" at ...
Sharifs sad over school van incident RECORDER REPORTLAHORE: PML-N President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister designate Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday expressed deep sense of grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in a Gujrat school van accident.In a condolence message, both the leaders have prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant sustenance to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity and early recovery of the injured.Copyright Business Recorder, 2013 ...
Sethi for streamlining health infrastructure RECORDER REPORTLAHORE: Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab, Najam Sethi has said that provision of best health facilities to the common man is the foremost duty of the government. He stressed the need for streamlining health infrastructure on solid basis for providing quality-oriented health treatment to the people. He said that besides government, private sector is also playing an important role for the promotion of health education.The Chief Minister said that there is a need of paying ...
FBR withdraws weekly holiday till June 30: Ansar LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Ansar Javed Saturday has withdrawn weekly holiday and directed all its attached relevant offices to work even on Sunday till June 30 for budget preparation. Chief Collector Customs Lutfullah Virk told APP here this evening that all collectorate of customs in Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore had been directed to comply with the FBR directive in letter and spirit. The dryports in Lahore, Faisalabad and Sambrial and Sialkot will also ...
Nawaz, Shahbaz condole school van accident LAHORE: PML-N President Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister designate Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday expressed deep sense of grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in a Gujrat school van accident.In a condolence message, both the leaders have prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant sustenance to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity and early recovery of the injured.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
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