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Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Dr Maleeha Lodhi assumed charge as Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN). She is the first female who has been assigned to do the job for Pakistan. Maleha Lodhi while talking to media after her arrival in New York said that it is a great honour and privilege to represent Pakistan at such a critical moment for the country and at a time when the world is undergoing fundamental changes.

Senior diplomats, parliamentarians, policy-makers and journalists from Pakistan and India met for the fourth round of the Track-II Islamabad Dialogue to discuss the state of bilateral relations, ahead of the much anticipated meeting between the foreign secretaries of the two countries on March 3.
Narendra Modi and held Kashmir's incoming chief minister put the finishing touches Friday on a deal that will see the premier's Hindu nationalists enter government in India's only Muslim-majority state for the first time. Modi and Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Sayeed held around 90 minutes' of talks to discuss the programme and make-up of their parties' coalition ahead of its expected swearing-in on Sunday.
Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar has emphasised the overarching objective of Zarb-e-Azb as the complete elimination of terrorists' hideouts across the Pak-Afghan border in his talks with US counterparts. He also reiterated Pakistan's support for Afghan national reconciliation process during his ongoing five-day visit to Washington, it was learnt.
Pakistan Navy has taken over the command of Multinational Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) for the sixth time. The Command was handed over to Pakistan Navy (PN) at a formal and impressive Change of Command ceremony held at Bahrain, a press release of PN said here on Friday.
Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik on Friday discussed March 5 Senate elections. According to the reports, the two politicians exchanged views on telephone over current national scenario in the backdrop of Senate elections. Sources said, Malik and Altaf Hussain agreed that steps should be taken to curb horse-trading in the voting.
The provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa passed a unanimous resolution on Friday asking the federal government to take all necessary and effective measures with a view to ensuring fair, free and transparent Senate elections in the country. The demand was made through a joint resolution by treasury benches and parliamentary leaders of all opposition parties in the house.


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln