The Washington Times: U.S. balks at IMF bailout loan, fears Chinese debt trap for Pakistan

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Updated 09 August 2018
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The Washington Times: U.S. balks at IMF bailout loan, fears Chinese debt trap for Pakistan

August 8: The Washington Times report by Natalie Malek and David R. Sands states that the International Monetary Fund may soon be caught in the crossfire of a fight between two of its biggest contributors, a clash that has only intensified in recent days. The Trump administration is balking at the prospect of a major bailout loan for Pakistan, saying that much of the debt was run up by accepting billions of dollars in Chinese infrastructure investment as part of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.

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Mangobaaz: 100 Pakistani Voices United for This Unique Azadi Song and It’s AMAZING

Updated 14 August 2018
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Mangobaaz: 100 Pakistani Voices United for This Unique Azadi Song and It’s AMAZING

August 13: Mangobaaz states that this time around last year, a new music platform was introduced – except that it was a tad bit different from the usual ones. Strepsils Stereo came onto the scene with the art of Acapella. The first installment gave us a rendition of “Khayal Rakhna“ featuring known artists such as Ali Noor, Rachel Vicajji, Zoe Vicajji, Sara Haider and Ahsan Pervaiz. The song was an instant hit on charts across the country and was appreciated even by music lovers across the border.

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