The Eurasian Times: Pakistan-IMF on Verge of Striking Deal For Financial Assistance; May Hit Defence Budget

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Updated 12 February 2019
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The Eurasian Times: Pakistan-IMF on Verge of Striking Deal For Financial Assistance; May Hit Defence Budget

February 12 – The Eurasian Times states that Pakistan Finance Minister stated that Islamabad is very close to striking a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to obtain financial support from the global organization. This development comes after Pakistan PM Imran Khan met IMF chief Christine Lagarde on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai.

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New Delhi Times: China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings

Updated 14 February 2019
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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.

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