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Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is expected to visit Pakistan in the first week of March as part of his South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) countries' trip, officials at the Foreign Office said. An official of the Foreign Office who declined to be named told Business Recorder, the Indian Foreign Secretary who is expected to reach Islamabad in the first week of the next month will hold talks with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.

The US said on Tuesday that it remains in contact with Afghanistan and Pakistan over reconciliation between Kabul and Afghan Taliban, and Islamabad has a stake in the outcome of the process. "We certainly remain supportive of Afghan-led and Afghan owned reconciliation process whereby the Taliban and the Afghan government may engage to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan," Spokesperson Jen Psaki said at the daily briefing.
India's ruling Hindu nationalist party will for the first time govern the country's only Muslim-majority state of held Kashmir under a power-sharing deal with another party, officials said Tuesday. After months of negotiations following an election in December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the regional rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have agreed to form a coalition government in the state.
Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Prime Minister's House in Islamabad and discussed with him the internal security situation of the country as well as Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Pakistan. The CoAS briefed the premier about the arrests made by security forces in connection with the attack on the Peshawar's Army Public School.
A bilateral naval exercise between Pakistan and Turkish naval forces concluded at North Arabian Sea. The exercise comprising harbour and sea phases covered the entire spectrum of naval operations in surface, sub surface and air warfare domains, said a Pakistan Navy statement on Tuesday. In addition, an exclusive exercise between the Special Operations Forces of both the navies was concurrently conducted in Karachi.
Naval Commander Balochistan Coast (BC) Gwadar, Commodore Akbar Naqi met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, here on Tuesday. Matters of mutual interest and professional affairs of Pak Navy were discussed at the meeting.
A parliamentary panel was informed on Tuesday that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of federally administered tribal areas (Fata) would be sent back in four different phases. A meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) met here with MNA Muhammad Jamaluddin.
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyDecember
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln