September 14 – Modern Ghana states that a young Pakistani and Singaporean have been adjudged Senior and Junior winners of the 2018 Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition. Zahra Hussain, 17, was selected as the Senior Winner of the competition, with Janine Shum, 13, picking the award for the junior category. The two emerged winners out of over 12,000 entries from across the five regions of the Commonwealth in the 2018 edition.
New Delhi Times: China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings
February 13 – New Delhi Times states that China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys, and will help ease tensions between the two countries, officials said.