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President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has summoned joint session of the parliament on April 21. Chinese President Xi Jinping will address the joint session of the parliament, summoned at 9:25 AM on April 21. Sources said 60-man entourage including China's first lady will also attend the session as guest.

Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and also offered its help to the Afghan government to successfully fight terrorism. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while condemning the terrorist attack, said that Pakistan would be happy to provide any assistance to Afghanistan to successfully fight terrorism.
President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping offers historic opportunity for further deepening time-tested and all weather friendship between Pakistan and China. The President said this while talking to Ambassador of Pakistan to China Masood Khalid who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Saturday.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit will open new vistas of economic cooperation between Pakistan and China. In an interview with PTV channel, he said Chinese investment companies would sign thirty-five billion dollars of projects during the visit in energy sector.
Indian police shot dead a 16-year-old boy on Saturday during an anti-India demonstration in held Kashmir as a strike shut down the Himalayan region on a second day of violent clashes, officials said. The uncle of the boy said police first detained his nephew before shooting him at point-blank range in front of dozens of other protesters.
After three days of intensive talks between Iran and Pakistan and at the end of the eighth Iran-Pakistan border security conference in Islamabad, the two sides inked an agreement on security co-operation, it was announced Saturday. According to Iranian news agency, in the conference the two sides discussed various issues such as fight against terrorism, upgrading current level of security co-operation on joint borders, fight against organised crimes, kidnapping and human trafficking, expansion of border co-operation, border markets and extradition of prisoners.
Chief of General Staff, Afghan National Army, General Sher Mohammad Karimi Saturday stressed on close co-operation between Pakistan and Afghanistan to completely root out the menace of terrorism from the region. Addressing the 132nd passing-out parade of Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) here, General Karimi said, "Every day, the world in our region, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan, today face the greater threats in dangers from individuals and groups that are not affiliated directly with any state, that is precisely why these are called non-state actors."
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln