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Security forces on Thursday safely recovered kidnapped Vice Chancellor of Islamia University Professor Ajmal Khan four years after his abduction by Taliban militants. A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that security forces and intelligence agencies had been trying to locate Professor Khan since September 8, 2010 when he was kidnapped in Peshawar while going to university. "Civil society and relatives appreciated the untiring efforts of Pakistan Army for the safe recovery of Mr Ajmal Khan," said the statement.

Gunman opened fire on the offices of a domestic private news agency here on Thursday, killing three people including two journalists, officials said. "A gunman entered the offices of the Online news agency and began firing indiscriminately, killing the bureau chief, named Irshad Mastoi, and accountant on the spot," provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP. He said the third victim, a reporter, sustained serious injuries and died of his wounds in the hospital.
The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal. Nine prisoners were repatriated to Pakistan last week from the Parwan detention center, located on a military base near Kabul, said Lieutenant Colonel Myles Caggins III, a US military spokesman.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday arrived here on a two-day official visit to Turkey to represent Pakistan at the Presidential handover ceremony for Presidennt-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The President was received at the Ankara Airport by Chairman of Turkey-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Deputy Governor Ankara, Garrison Commander and other high ranking officials.
Border Security Force (BSF) troops of India and the Pakistani Rangers on Thursday held a commandant level flag meeting along International Border (IB) in Samba sector of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, during which they impressed upon each other to respect the cease-fire. "BSF and Pak Rangers held a flag meeting in Ramgarh sector of Samba district on Thursday," a police officer said.
In a step that may lead to a confrontation with the Centre, the Indian Held Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Thursday, passed a resolution that urges the government of India to resume talks with Pakistan. The resolution passed unanimously via a voice vote says the IHK government must urge the union government to resume Indo-Pak dialogue to maintain peace in region, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence in Colombo on Thursday. Later on, the Air Chief also called on Commander Sri Lankan Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and Commander Sri Lankan Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at their respective services headquarters.


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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 28, 2014
Reserves $13.582 bln