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Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday warned of retaliatory attacks from terrorists following the execution of high-profile militants in the country. Speaking at a press conference, he rejected the "justification" offered by the Taliban fugitives for the attack on a Peshawar school, declaring that Pakistan Army had never targeted women and children.

Troops were deployed to guard prisons in four provinces, officials said Sunday, after Taliban militants threatened to carry out jailbreaks in response to the execution of convicted terrorists. The Taliban threatened to stage jailbreaks to free their fighters and warned the government of retaliatory attacks if the executions continued.
Pakistan hanged four militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. Four prisoners were executed at the tightly guarded Faisalabad jail for their role in attacking former president Pervez Musharraf, a senior government official said. Two others had been hanged at the same jail on Friday.
Two senior government officials of Punjab, where the executions took place, confirmed the hangings. "The brutal killers were clearly frightened and sought mercy from the jail staff on their cruel, inhuman and un-Islamic act," the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) said. "They admitted that their brutal and inhuman acts had finally brought them to the gallows," it added.
A roadside bomb and an Afghan Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar, to Nari district near the border with Pakistan on Saturday.
Major parts of Sindh and Balochistan on Sunday plunged into darkness following tripping of a national grid's transmission line. According to details, the National Transmission and Dispatch Company's (NTDC) 500KV transmission line from Guddu to Dadu tripped due to heavy fog in the early hours of Sunday, causing a sudden massive power breakdown in various parts of Sindh, including Karachi and Balochistan.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has received a strong recommendation of a Regional Tax Office (RTO) to conduct comprehensive audits of each electric power generation company (GENCO) falling in the jurisdiction of various Large Taxpayer Units (LTUs) and RTOs to check evasion of sales tax on supply of electricity. Sources told Business Recorder here on Sunday that the FBR Member Taxpayer Audit has received a report on the huge revenue potential of electric power generation companies and recommendation of comprehensive audit by the RTO Peshawar.
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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