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Taliban sources have claimed on Friday that Haqqani network chief Jalaluddin Haqqani also passed away one year ago and was buried in Afghanistan. According to a private television channel, the Taliban sources have claimed that Jalaluddin Haqqani, who is father of Operational Commander of Sirajuddin Haqqani in Taliban's current set-up, also died one year ago.

The new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a reputation as a relative moderate who favours peace talks with the government - but his leadership already faces challenges to its legitimacy. For some Mansour was the obvious choice to succeed Mullah Omar, the one-eyed warrior-cleric who led the Taliban from its rise in the chaos of the Afghan civil war of the 1990s.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Friday expressed the hope for an early resumption of peace talks between Afghan government and the Taliban, which were postponed at the request of the latter following confirmation of Mullah Omar's death.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his way back from Indonesia would make a stopover at Islamabad on Saturday and would meet Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Both the leaders to hold discussions on enhancement of bilateral relations, on global and international issues of mutual interest, a Foreign Office statement said on Friday.
President Mamnoon Hussain Friday said that Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Mauritius as the "Gateway to Africa." The President said this while talking to Pakistan's High Commissioner-designate to Mauritius Major General Raza Muhammad (Retd) who called on him here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. He called for expanding bilateral trade in various areas of mutual benefit to realise true trade potential between the two countries.
Pakistan's Permanent Representative to UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi has urged international community to help the refugees living across the globe recalling the burden borne by Pakistan in dealing with the protracted presence of Afghan refugees. She was speaking at an event organised by Pakistan at UN headquarters on the global plight of refugees and forced displacement on Thursday.
The US has lauded Pakistan's role in dialogue process between Kabul and Afghan Taliban, saying that Islamabad has played a helpful role in the reconciliation process. Mark C Toner, Deputy Spokesperson for US State Department, in daily press briefing said, "Pakistan has played a helpful role in the reconciliation process and we want to continue to see them play that constructive role."


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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 $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyJuly 23, 2015
Reserves $18.677 bln