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Thousands have attended the weekend funerals of 21 militants killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, local officials and residents said, with one official putting the total death toll around 50. The strike was carried out last Wednesday on a training camp in the eastern province of Khost near the border with Pakistan, local authorities said.

Commissioner for Migration of European Union (EU), Dimitris Avramopoulos called on Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here at the Punjab House on Monday and discussed the issue of Pakistani deportees from the EU. During the meeting, both sides agreed that Pakistani deportees would be sent back to Pakistan under a comprehensive standard operating procedure (SOP) and after removing Pakistan's concerns.
Afghanistan Minister for Finance Eklil Ahmad Hakimi called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with a ministerial delegation, currently visiting Pakistan for the 10th session of Pak-Afghanistan Joint Economic Commission, at PM House on Monday. While welcoming the minister and members of Afghan delegation, PM Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan attached great importance to its brotherly relations with Afghanistan.
Bangladeshi government on Monday summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner and lodged 'strong' protest over Pakistan's reaction on the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)'s leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. Foreign Office sources told Business Recorder that Pakistan High Commissioner Shuja Aalam was summoned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Dhaka by Bangladeshi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam.
The newly arrived Ambassador-designate of the US to Pakistan, David Hale, made his first courtesy call on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), Syed Tariq Fatemi here on Monday. The Special Assistant welcomed Ambassador Hale to Pakistan and wished him success in his new assignment. Ambassador Hale expressed confidence that Pakistan-US relations would continue to follow a positive trajectory in the coming days and stressed that he looked forward to working closely with the Government of Pakistan to this end.
All seven people on board - six pilgrims and the pilot - were killed Monday when a helicopter crashed in Indian-held Kashmir after leaving a popular Hindu shrine in the mountainous region, police said. The helicopter crashed after taking off from the town of Katra, near the Vaishnodevi shrine in the Jammu part of the northern region which attracts millions of pilgrims every year.
US Senate Armed Services Committee's chairman Senator John McCain on Sunday admitted that Pakistan Army under the leadership of Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif has achieved great successes. He said the US values relations with Pakistan. In a statement issued by his office, Senator McCain said that General Sharif also visited the Senate panel and explained how the Pakistani forces were combating terrorists.


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln