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Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir has said that relations with India are practically in deep freeze and situation is worsening with every passing month instead of improving due to Indian leadership''''s attitude. Commerce Minister''''s comments came a few days after the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned his Pakistani counterpart Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reportedly after the intervention of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

The latest assertion by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that Pakistan had been waging an 'undeclared war' against his country for the last 14 years, was disappointing for relevant quarters dealing with Pakistan's policy on Afghanistan. They believe such statements may undermine the efforts initiated by the leadership of the two countries to start a new era of bilateral relationship free of blame-game.
High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General Shakeel Hussain (Retd) reiterated Pakistan's continued support to Sri Lanka in enhancing younger generation's nation building capacities with better educational opportunities. He was speaking on the occasion of award of educational scholarships worth SL Rs 3.67 Million to 154 bright Sri Lankan students of O/L and A/L under Jinnah Educational Scholarship Programme of the Government of Pakistan last evening.
"Pakistan-Switzerland Friendship Exhibition", the first-of-its-kind informative exhibition to be ever held at any Pakistani airport, has successfully completed its first month activities. The Consulate General of Switzerland in Karachi is organising this unique 100 days event in collaboration with the Swiss Business Council (SBC) as co-organiser, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as Venue Partner and with Badar Expo Solutions as Event Manager.
Pakistan and India on Wednesday, on the first of July, exchanged the list of prisoners in both the countries. Foreign Office spokesperson while giving the details said under the agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of 403 Indian prisoners (48 civil and 355 fishermen) in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad.
Saudi government had reportedly denied a consular access to Zaid Hamid, a Pakistani analyst and commentator, who has been sentenced to eight years prison and 1,000 lashes by the Kingdom for allegedly delivering a provocative speech in the Holy city of Medina.
A controversial law giving Indian soldiers legal impunity in held Kashmir is fuelling grave human rights abuses including the killing of innocent civilians, a major rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said the national government had refused to prosecute any soldiers accused by local police of rights abuses in the region since the draconian law was introduced in 1990.


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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 $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln