June 12: The Telegraph report by Ben Farmer states that a suspected Pakistani 'spy pigeon' seized just inside India's border faces X-ray by security officials to ensure the bird is not carrying hidden messages, or spy gadgets. The bird was handed in to border security forces after landing close to a post near Amritsar, the Times of India reported. The unnamed bird is the latest in a string of alleged avian agents to be seized over the years amid tense relations and mutual suspicion between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Asharq Al-Awsat: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Pakistan's President
December 12 – Asharq Al-Awsat states that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace President Dr. Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. President Alvi arrived in Riyadh Wednesday and was received at King Khalid Airport, by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, and number of officials.