Firstpost: Pakistani authorities blacklist Nawaz Sharif's sons Hassan and Hussain for no-show in corruption cases, block passports

In this file photo, Nawaz Sharif (L) and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. (AFP)
Updated 09 August 2018
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Firstpost: Pakistani authorities blacklist Nawaz Sharif's sons Hassan and Hussain for no-show in corruption cases, block passports

August 9: Firstpost states that Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif's sons Hassan and Hussain have been placed on the blacklist by the authorities, barring them from travelling on their Pakistani passports, media reports said. Sharif's sons, who live in London, were declared as absconders by a court after they failed to appear in any of the three corruption cases lodged against them along with their father after a Supreme Court decision in July 2017.

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Global Times: CPEC boosts opportunity for Pakistan: experts

Updated 19 October 2018
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Global Times: CPEC boosts opportunity for Pakistan: experts

October 18 – Global Times states that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will play a great role in eradicating poverty in Pakistan by creating many employment and business opportunities, Muhammad Irfan, assistant professor of Economics at Comsats University Islamabad, said recently.
"You will need warehouses, factories, hotels, houses, hospitals, and schools along the roads built under CPEC. The important thing about CPEC is that it passes through a region where Pakistan has not spent much so far. It will remove the disparity between the regions. If the disparity decreases and income opportunities increase and deprived people have the option to earn well, it will change Pakistan as a whole," Irfan told Xinhua.

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