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A jobless rickshaw driver, who took his life to defeat hunger, has exposed Sindh government's clampdown on the three-wheelers, called Qingqis, to cease their operations across the city. A drive, Zulfiqar Ali Khawaja, 27, who had been jobless since August 5 following the government's clampdown on Qingqi rickshaw service on the court's order, committed suicide to defeat hunger as he and his family continued to starve for so long.

The media cell of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek held a nation-wide survey on the topic "is the economy of Pakistan improving". The survey, completed in a week's time, attracted 25,000 Pakistanis and abroad took part. Heads of political parties, political leaders and members of the civil society also recorded their statements. The survey said the government's economic policies had proven disastrous for over 50 percent of the population.
The weather report on Thursday (August 27, 2015) and the forecast for Friday (August 28, 2015).

Pakistan and Kazakhstan on Wednesday agreed to bolster bilateral ties through enhanced co-operation in trade, economy, energy, science and technology, education, and air-connectivity for the mutual benefit of two brotherly countries. "As we move forward, we would be taking concrete steps to expand mutual co-operation in diverse fields, including regional connectivity, energy, security, education, culture, and people-to-people exchanges," said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing a joint press stakeout with President Nursultan Nazarbayev here after the two leaders held bilateral talks.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May. Pak-UK bilateral relations, bilateral cooperation especially in the area of security, ongoing fight against terrorism, role of Pakistani community in UK and ways and means to further strengthen the existing bilateral multi-faceted cooperation were discussed during the meeting.
Moldova celebrates its national day every year on August 27 to mark the anniversary of Moldova's Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. To celebrate the event, a reception was hosted in the federal capital here on Wednesday. Mian Mehmood, Director at Mian Group of Companies Pvt Ltd and Consulate of the Republic of Moldova in Pakistan received the guests.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said Pakistan was keen to forge closer ties with Belarus in all fields including trade, economy, defence, and culture. He was talking to Pakistan's ambassador-designate to Belarus Masood Khan Raja who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday. A press release from the President House said the Ambassador had the unique honour of being Pakistan's first envoy to Minsk. The President hoped that the ambassador-designate would make all possible efforts to deepen Pakistan's relations with Belarus.


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln