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A joint sitting of the parliament convened to discuss the Yemen situation Monday turned out to be a common front against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) when lawmakers of ruling PML-N, JUI-F and the opposition MQM, ANP gave a hostile response to PTI legislators' return to parliament after a very long absence.

All opposition parties and the JUI-F, a government ally, urged the PML-N government on Monday to clarify its position on the Yemen crisis, as to what it has committed with Saudi authorities and what are the government's policies and priorities regarding the Yemeni crisis.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his party lawmakers would return to Assemblies after over seven-month-long boycott, as the government has accepted his demand to constitute a judicial commission to probe into the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday said that Pakistan should play mediator's role to resolve the Yemen crisis. However, he did say that when it comes to protection of holy land (Haramain Sharifain), not only the armed forces of Pakistan but the people of Pakistan will be ready to sacrifice their life to protect the Makkah.
German companies are hoping to win billions of euros worth of business from Iran after world powers reached a preliminary nuclear accord with Tehran, and Germany's engineering body urged banks to revise their business policies towards Iran.
US President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly negotiated framework for a nuclear pact with Iran was a "good deal" as he sought public support for a diplomatic breakthrough that many in Congress oppose.
Pakistan and Turkey while voicing concern on the overthrow of a legitimate government of Mansour Hadi on Friday said they were willing to work together for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Yemen.


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Arrow DJIA 18,080.14 0.12
Arrow Nasdaq 5,092.09 0.71
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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 $-1.586 bln
Exports $1.932 bln
Imports $3.518 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln