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In a message on the eve of the 49th founding day of the Pakistan People's Party on Monday, PPP Co-Chairman and former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has vowed that the party's struggle to build a progressive, egalitarian and democratic society will continue unabated despite odds.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday held MQM and PPP responsible for creating 'divisions' among Karachiites, pledging to reunite the residents of the metropolis. Addressing PTI rally at Kakri ground in PPP's stronghold Lyari, Khan said that the financial hub of Pakistan was deliberately ruined by the 'disloyal' political stakeholders through creating rifts and divisions among the people on ethnic, provincial, and sectarian grounds.
Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq has said that there is no difference between Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina Wajid and the rulers in Islamabad regarding the executions of pro-Pakistan leaders in Bangladesh.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of British House of Lords called on Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Organiser Punjab Chaudhary Mohammad Sarwar on Sunday and discussed matters related to issues faced by Overseas Pakistanis in Pakistan, new barriers to Pakistani students etc post terrorist attack in Paris, PTI's strategy to address Pakistan's crises and other common matters of interest. Anas Sarwar, Mohammad Sarwar's son & former Member of British Parliament from Glasgow was also present at the occasion.
Cancellation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan's planned visit to Pashtun-dominated Landhi area to address a corner meeting of the party in connection with December 5 local governments elections in Karachi angered the PTI workers who pelted stones, threw eggs and shoes on the stage prompting the police to rescue PTI local leaders including Ali Zaidi- Karachi organiser, here on Sunday.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Sunday staged a rally to celebrate its foundation day here. A large number of party workers and supporters including women and children participated in the rally, which was taken out from Bilawal House and culminated at Sparco Intersection after passing through the areas of Shireen Jinnah Colony, M.T. Khan Road and Maripur area. PPP stalwart Sherry Rehman led the rally.
The government is coming up with comprehensive planning for the provision of better transport facilities in Karachi through bus rapid transit system. This was stated by Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, while speaking at a workshop, says a statement on Sunday.


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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