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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said climate change poses a serious threat to human life in the world. While addressing the Commonwealth Summit on Climate Change in Malta, he said Pakistan experienced mighty floods in 2010 and 2011 owing to changing climate in the region. He called for provision of the latest technology and other resources for implementation of decisions during the conference in letter and spirit.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that Pakistan was committed to making the world polio free and had made the eradication of this disease a national cause. "We will not rest till polio is completely eradicated from Pakistan, as the whole nation stands united for this cause," he said in his address at a session `Polio Moment' organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat here as a special event on the sidelines of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull met here on Saturday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral co-operation in diverse fields. The two leaders who met during the retreat session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting here at the Fort Saint Angelo, expressed satisfaction over the existing co-operation between the two countries in the fields of trade, investment and defence.
Pakistani Pakhtun leaders' visit to Kabul is aimed at persuading President Ashraf Ghani to accept Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's invitation for a meeting, an official revealed on Saturday. Some months back, relations between Kabul and Islamabad started deteriorating and face-to-face peace talks between the Ghani administration and Taliban were suspended after a series of suicide attacks in Kabul.
The United Nations has failed to fulfil its primary objective of conflict resolutions peacefully and there is a need for radical changes in the organization's approach to regain its authority to resolve the contemporary as well as future challenges effectively.
An invitation to Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit for a book launch at India's President House was withdrawn at the last moment. According to Times of India, Basit was to attend the launch organised by a media group at 11.30am on Thursday. Citing Pakistani sources, the ToI reported Basit received a message late on Wednesday night from the organisers saying he wasn't welcome for the launch and that the invite was withdrawn by the media group at the behest of official agencies.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday met French President Francois Hollande here and extended co-operation in counter-terrorism and intelligence sharing. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated a strong condemnation of the recent Paris terrorist attacks, in a meeting with the French leader that took place here in the Maltese capital on the sidelines of 24th Commonwealth meeting. Nawaz Sharif extended heartfelt condolences over the loss of precious lives in Paris and said Pakistan was ready to share its experiences with France on counter-terrorism.
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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln