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Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML), Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday arrived in Karachi and held a meeting with leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The two sides discussed possibilities of political co-operation in the current scenario. The meeting between Rashid and MQM is being given an importance in the wake of PTI's November 30 rally in Islamabad. Rashid told reporters after his meeting at MQM headquarters, Nine Zero, that he enjoyed longstanding relations with the party chief Altaf Hussain.

Activists of Awami National Party (ANP) on Wednesday staged a demonstration at chowk Nawan Shehr under the leadership of Pir Tariq, Nadeem Qureshi, Saleh Muhammad and Muhammad Ali Niaz to condemn the assassination of Dr Ziauddin Farooqui a leader of ANP Karachi and former union council nazim.
JI Deputy Secretary General, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha has said that the SAARC conference could achieve its objectives only if the issues between Pakistan and India will be resolved. In a statement here on Wednesday, he said that India had been occupying Kashmir by force for the last six decades and is avoiding plebiscite there which is clear violation of the UN Resolutions.
Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari has condemned attack on polio workers in Quetta on Wednesday. According to media reports four polio workers including three women were killed in this attack. Zardari in a statement said that terrorists were bombing our schools in past and now attacking polio workers.
District Magistrate Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on Wednesday assured trade associations of the capital that the city administration would address their concerns regarding the forthcoming protest rally of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on November 30.
Funeral of Ahsan Rasheed, founder member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its former Punjab president, was held here on Wednesday. PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Secretary General Jahangir Tareen and other senior leaders attended the funeral prayers. Ahsan Rasheed passed away yesterday (November 25) after a protracted illness. He was suffering from cancer and a heart ailment.
Vice Chancellor of Sindh University Professor Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili and Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto have expressed deep sense of sorrow over the death of veteran educationalist and former syndicate member of SU Aapa Mariyam Noohani. In their separate messages, the vice chancellors said Aapa Noohani's death had caused an irreparable loss to the national interest and girls' education in Sindh and the gap created could not be fulfilled.


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln