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It appears that attempts are being made to bring together PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father and co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari together and mend fences as photos of a family reunion in Dubai surfaced on social media on Tuesday. Rifts between the father and son have been widely reported in the Pakistan media, but the Pakistan People's Party denies any differences between former President Asif Ali Zardari and party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the young scion one of Pakistan's most powerful political families.

Chief of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Siraj-ul-Haq, has urged the government to repatriate IDPs to their respective areas before the month of Ramazan, saying the government should take measures for their transportation. He made this demand while addressing a press conference along with elected public representatives to Fata, political leaders and a representative jirga comprising the representatives of JI, JUI-F, PPP, ANP, PML-N and QWP here in Markaz-e-Islami on Tuesday.
Shutter down strike was observed on Tuesday in Quetta where four people were killed and eight wounded on Monday in firing incident. The strike was observed on a call of Balochistan Shia Conference against murder of four persons by unknown gunmen in Meezan Chowk area of Quetta. Due to the shutter down, markets and business activities remained closed in Liaqat Bazar, Alamdar Road, Abdul Sattar Road and others areas.
The Milli Yakjehti Council has said that the constitution of the country is Islamic in character and nobody would be allowed to tamper with it. The executive body of the MYC at its meeting presided over the MYC deputy chief and Chief of the Tanzeem e Islami, Hafiz Aakif Saeed, resolved to resist every effort to alter the Islamic character of the constitution.
General Election Inquiry Commission (GEIC) on Tuesday decided to conduct in-chamber hearing to ponder upon modalities to procure record of Form 15, which carries data about number of ballot papers used in general election 2013. Chairman of the Commission Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk summoned election commission experts and counsels for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People's Party Parliamentarian (PPP) and Balochistan National Party (BNP) to attend the in-chamber proceeding in the matter.
A parliamentary panel on Tuesday recommended to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to declare null and void the elections' result of any constituency where the ratio of women voters is less than 10 percent of the total turnout. This recommendation was made in an in-camera session of sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms, chaired by Zahid Hamid at Parliament House with a view to making the woman's vote mandatory in the elections following reports of barring women to cast their votes in KP-95 Lower Dir by-election on May 07, 2015.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday declared as many as 2,858 polling stations most sensitive and 4,071 sensitive of the total 11,154 polling stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, where local government elections are scheduled to be held on May 30. Besides, the ECP issued notices to a number of provincial government officials, Parliamentarians including Prime Minister's son-in-law Captain Muhammad Safdar (Retd) (NA-21) over violation of ECP code of conducts.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.795 bln
Exports $1.995 bln
Imports $3.790 bln
WeeklyMay 26, 2015
Reserves $17.749 bln