December 5 – Times of Oman report by Madiha Asif states that while the Pakistani rupee (PKR) plunged to an all-time low against the Omani rial, trading between PKR358 and PKR359, the Indian rupee (INR) remained stable at Rs.183. However, Global Exchange CEO Madhusudhan believed that Indian rupee would trade between INR180 to INR185 in the coming days. “There will not be much difference if the policies remain unchanged,” Madhusudhan said.
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.