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Successful PSL final indicates backbone of terrorists broken: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi is a clear manifestation that backbone of terrorists had been broken. "The armed forces, police and the people of Pakistan have jointly defeated terrorism and restored peace in the country because of which economy is also improving," he said while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad. The interior minister also announced to celebrate a three-day spring festival in Islamabad from April 6 of…

Economic Survey indicates GDP growth target missed

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar today launched the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14, ARY News reported Monday. The minister hinted to pitch the GDP growth rate for next fiscal year more than 5%. In a press conference, the finance minister said the growth rate stood at 4.1% instead of the targeted 4.4%. GDP rate touched 4 percent in last six years, said the minister.┬áDar said the GDP growth rate target improved by 4.14%, higher than the 3.7pc growth planned┬álast year. He also claimed that national economic growth…