December 6 – Global Times states that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Wednesday that his government will launch a comprehensive campaign to control the alarming growth of population in the country. Addressing a symposium on alarming population growth in Pakistan, the prime minister said the abnormal population growth rate has caused several serious problems in the country by affecting the natural environment, reducing the agricultural land area and risking the food security.
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.