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.
The New York Times: Pakistan Angered by Trump’s Claim That It Does ‘Nothing’ for US
November 19 – The New York Times report by Salman Masood states that Pakistan reacted angrily on Monday to criticism by President Trump that the country had not done enough in return for years of United States military aid and that the government had harbored Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda.