December 5 – Anadolu Agency report by Mahmoud Barakat states that Bahrain and Pakistan will hold a joint military drill to combat terrorism, according to the official BNA news agency. A memorandum of understanding was signed on Wednesday between Bahrain’s National Guard and the Pakistani army to carry out the Badr 3 exercise.
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.