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As many as four militants were killed when jet fighters pounded at Tirah Valley here in Khyber Agency on Saturday. According to reports, fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) bombarded the hideouts of militants in the tribal region due to which four terrorists, including three suicide bombers, were killed and seven others were injured. Food deposits and ammunition was also destroyed in the air strike.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his British counterpart David Cameron have expressed confidence that bilateral ties between the two countries would see further enhancement especially in the area of trade and economy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron at 10 Downing Street yesterday afternoon.
The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke to the Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala from London and extended his deep condolences on the massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday morning resulting in extensive loss of life and property. On PM's directions relief goods, including medicines, doctors and nurses as well as tents and blankets etc are being sent to Kathmandu.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the Gallipoli Campaign Centenary commemoration at White Hall here this morning together with Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband along with several leaders and representatives of Commonwealth countries as well as Turkey. Later, during his interaction with world leaders the PM acknowledged the courage and sacrifices of valiant soldiers of the Gallipoli campaign, including soldiers from areas that now form part of Pakistan.
The Iranian Consul General in Peshawar, Saeid Zinati has said that enemies of Islam were hatching conspiracies against the Muslims and wanted to pitch them against each others. Talking to reporters at a reception he hosted in the honour of the elected body of the Peshawar Press Club at consulate, he said the Muslim countries should be aware of the conspiracies. Senior journalists and elected members of the PPC were present.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah conferred military awards on Pakistan Navy officers, CPOs and sailors at an investiture ceremony held at the Bahria Auditorium, on Saturday. The recipients of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) were:
Senior leadership of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is likely to suspend the party membership of Dr Fehmida Mirza and her son Hasnain Mirza with resignations from the assemblies, it is learnt. According to sources, senior party members held a meeting with PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad before his departure for Karachi.


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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 $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln