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Liaquat Ali Khan's 63rd death anniversary was observed on 16th October, 2014. Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan was, of course, the Prime Minister of Pakistan from August 15, 1947, onwards, but it was only in the wake of the Quaid's demise that his leadership capabilities were put to test. And it is only during the next three critical years (1948-51) that his multi-faced and compelling personality emerges the most conspicuously.

Exhibitions of paintings by the renowned artists of past and present at the art galleries in Karachi has now become a norm and this is a healthy sign for our young generation. All the gallery's curators and owners are making efforts to provide ground to the pioneers of the modern art along with new generation of contemporary artists to show their works to the art hungry Karachiites.
If you use Facebook and worry that you're letting private information leak out too easily, take heart. It's not so hard to set controls to levels with which you're comfortable. Simple tools like the Friends lists or Activity Log are useful for keeping track of what you make public. Here are some tips to make your time on Facebook more efficient and to help save you from potentially nasty surprises.
Dressed in an immaculate white lab coat, Sandra Mottaz stares intently through a stereo microscope at a bold-coloured painting purportedly by French master Fernand Leger, searching for signs of forgery.
Patrick Modiano, a historical novelist haunted by France's painful experience of Nazi occupation and his own childhood wounds, won the Nobel Literature Prize last Thursday. The Swedish Academy said it wanted to celebrate his "art of memory" in capturing the lives of ordinary people during German rule, which lasted from 1940 to 1944 in France.
Comics are serious business in the land of Tintin and The Smurfs, and nowhere more so than in Europe's biggest and oldest museum dedicated to the art form as the venue celebrates its 25th birthday. Enter the Belgium Comic Strip Centre and you pass a giant model of the red and white moon rocket used by the ginger-quiffed boy detective, along with other life-size replicas from other famed comics.
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a "precycling" first for the environmentally switched-on city. From ground Colombian coffee, to olive oil from Greece, biscuit wrappers and ready-made meal trays, the layers of packaging that consumers usually have to get through and dispose of are a thing of the past at "Original Unverpackt" (Originally Unpackaged).


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln