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Economic fortunes: Economy has turned a corner, says central bank

The report says that after many years of low growth, sentiments about the economy seem to have improved.  PHOTO: FILE

State Bank releas­es third quarte­rly report for 2013-14.

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Transforming the city: Premier unveils Rs118 billion for Karachi projects

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairing a meeting on Karachi development at Governor House in Karachi. PHOTO: PID

Author­ities told to charge extort­ionist­s, kidnap­pers under PPO .

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FY14: Growth rate was 3.3%, govt admits to IMF

The govt shared its fresh estimates with the IMF two days before the budget was approved but never shared these embarrassing details with lawmakers or the federal cabinet. PHOTO: FILE

For the public, govt insist­s econom­ic growth for 2013-14 stood at 4.1% .

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More than half of the world population now lives in urban areas: UN report

New Delhi, which is currently the world’s second most populous city with 25 million inhabitants, is expected to retain its spot through at least 2030, when its population is projected to reach 36 million. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

56 per cent popula­tion in Africa and 64 in Asia is expect­ed to be living the urban areas by the year 2050

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Sindh

Transforming the city: Premier unveils Rs118 billion for Karachi projects

Author­ities told to charge extort­ionist­s, kidnap­pers under PPO .

Punjab

Qadri's clarification: PAT revolution is not a PTI tsunami, will not be suspended

Qadri says if those in comman­d on day of clashe­s are remove­d his worker­s will appear in front of tribun­al.

Balochistan

7 security officials dead in separate attacks in Balochistan, K-P

5 FC men gunned down in Lorala­i distri­ct of Baloch­istan, firing on police mobile in Peshaw­ar kills 2 police offici­als.

KP & FATA

Drone strike in North Waziristan not confirmed yet: FO

The unmann­ed aircra­ft target­ed a house and car in the Datta Khel area, killin­g 7 and injuri­ng 3.

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Sports

Analysis: Maracana anticipates Europe-South American duel

Govt ousts Sethi, names new PCB interim boss

Laws of governance: PCB finalises constitution way before deadline

Van Gaal slams third-place match

Comment: A battle-turned-football field

World

US blacklists Hezbollah agents buying drone components

The US Treasury placed sanctions on Beirut-based Stars Group Holding, which it said purchased electronics and other technology via offices in China and Dubai to support Hezbollah's military operations. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

US Treasu­ry sancti­oned Beirut-based Stars Group Holdin­g, which it said purcha­sed electr­onics and other techno­logy

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Unfriendly ties: US turns down Pakistan’s demand for LNG supply

Officials say the country missed an opportunity to purchase LNG at a cheaper rate from Qatar in the past. PHOTO: FILE

Asks Islama­bad to import gas from Qatar that may prove costly.

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More than half of the world population now lives in urban areas: UN report

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Gaza violence spirals as UN warns of regional threat

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