The Wall Street Journal: For IMF Help, Pakistan Might Have to Disclose Its China Debts

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. (AFP)
Updated 11 October 2018
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The Wall Street Journal: For IMF Help, Pakistan Might Have to Disclose Its China Debts

October 11: The Wall Street Journal report by Joshua Zumbrun and Saumya Vaishampayan states that International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said a bailout deal with Pakistan would require “absolute transparency” of its debts, many of which come from China’s landmark Belt and Road Initiative. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said a bailout deal with Pakistan would require “absolute transparency” of its debts, many of which come from China’s landmark Belt and Road Initiative. “In whatever work we do, we need to have a complete understanding and absolute transparency about the nature, size, terms of the debt that is bearing on a particular country,” Ms. Lagarde said Thursday at the IMF and World Bank Group annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

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The Washington Times: Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition politician

Updated 12 December 2018
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The Washington Times: Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition politician

December 11 – The Washington Times states that Pakistan’s anti-graft body says it has arrested a senior politician from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party over links to a multimillion-dollar housing scam. The National Accountability Bureau says Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, who is also accused in the case, were arrested in Lahore after a court refused to extend their bail. Both are members of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League.

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