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Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Asif Friday said the government wanted to solve issues with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) amicably as soon as possible. Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said "We wanted to solve issues with PTI and PAT come under the ambit of constitution and law of the country without any delay."

Former Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Senator Saif-ur-Rehman met Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday and discussed with him prevailing political situation and other issues of national interests. During his meeting with Nawaz Sharif, Saif-ur-Rehman who has recently returned from Qatar on a short trip exchanged views relating to the current political scenario and foreign investment in the national economy.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday reiterated that the government accords top priority to promotion of education in Pakistan and called for steps for achieving the targets in education sector set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Governor Punjab Choudhry Muhammad Sarwar telephoned Altaf Hussain, leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), and exchanged views on the current political crisis in the country. He informed Hussain about the efforts being made towards engaging Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek in a dialogue. Hussain expressed his concerns on deadlock and stressed upon the need for resumption of talks.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain expressing his serious concern over current deteriorating political situation has once again appealed to the leaders and the associates of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and their allied parties to exercise patience and asked the government and the people at the helms of affair to exercise total restraint.
US Ambassador in Pakistan, Richard Olson called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan at Governor's House, Peshawar on Friday. He remained with the Governor for some time and discussed matters of mutual interest with special reference to the situation in the region.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak visited various hospitals in the city including LRH and HMC Peshawar where he enquired after the health of the under-treatment injured of the recent heavy rains that played havoc in Peshawar previous night. On this occasion, he was accompanied by Provincial Minister for Information & HE Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and other higher authorities.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.311 bln
Exports $2.027 bln
Imports $4.338 bln
WeeklyAugust 15, 2014
Reserves $14.264 bln