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India is not expecting any dramatic results from Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan scheduled to be on Tuesday, Indian senior officials said emphasising that his visit was a "SAARC Yatra and not a Pak Yatra". Jaishankar will be travelling to Bhutan on Sunday and go to Bangladesh next day before flying off from Dhaka to Islamabad on March 3, as part of India's initiative to reach out to SAARC countries.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif is due to leave to Saudi Arabia on March 3. The newly crowned monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has invited Nawaz Sharif to visit the Kingdom. The matters of mutual co-operation including regional peace and terrorism would be discussed whereas Nawaz will also perform Umarah during his visit.
Pakistan on Saturday has sent two planes carrying emergency relief goods to Afghanistan for assistance of the avalanche victims, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said. "On the instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, two planes carrying emergency relief goods have been sent on Saturday for avalanche victims in Afghanistan," Tasnim Aslam said.
State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Co-ordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Saturday said Pakistan is the country which has high mortality and morbidity rate. Ms Saira Afzal Tarar stated while addressing at Annual Research Day 2015 organised by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at its Ojha Campus.
Voicing concerns over the lingering crisis involving upcoming Senate elections, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid Altaf Hussain wrote a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan urging a befitting role of the Supreme Court to break the current political imbroglio. Altaf while commenting on horse trading fears and the differences over the procedure in upcoming Senate elections appealed the apex court to play its role and devise a proper method for the polls.
The ruling party has once again failed in convincing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman over the 22nd constitutional amendment. The government committee led by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rasheed met the JUI-F chief here on Saturday to address his concerns over the 22nd constitutional amendment. Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq was also present during the talks.
Former President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf (Retd) on Saturday said that change in the system is a must if we want to avoid a dangerous future. He said that corruption has become rampant in the society and Pakistan is going through a difficult and dangerous phase. He said that only some 'third political force' can rescue Pakistan from these threats.
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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