Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says Vision 2025 will put Pakistan in top twenty five economies of the world by 2025.Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, he said Pakistan can become next Asian tiger by working hard.Ahsan Iqbal said with time, all the critics are praising our achievements.

Topic: Exports to India grow despite border tensions

Despite mounting tension along the border, the trade between Pakistan and India has remained intact since the beginning of the current fiscal year.A recent report by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) revealed that Pakistan grew its exports to India during the first eight months of 2016-17 while curtailing imports by 23 per cent.Worsening political relations seem to have little impact on bilateral trade relations.After growing by 14pc, exports from Pakistan to India amounted to $286 million in July-Feb. Imports from India fell 23pc to $958.3m from $1,244m recorded a year ago.

Topic:Foreign exchange: SBP's reserves increase 1.35%, amount to $16.69b

Foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) increased 1.35% on a weekly basis, according to data released.On April 7, the foreign currency reserves held by the central bank were recorded at $16,688.2 million, increasing $222.1 million or 1.35%, compared to $16,466.1 million in the previous week, according to the central bank.During the week, SBP received multilateral inflows of $317 million.

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