October 19: The New York Times report by Vanessa Friedman states that so the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (the British royal couple known more colloquially as William and Kate) have come to the end of their Pakistan tour, the first royal visit in 13 years. It has been, by all accounts, a highly successful five days of outreach. They met with Prime Minister Imran Khan! And schoolchildren! Played cricket! Saw many sights!
Pakistan begins Afghan transit trade via Gwadar port
May 30: Pakistan Today states that Pakistan on Friday operationalised the Gwadar port for Afghan transit trade, with the first-ever cargo ship berthing at the seaport to mark the beginning of a new era of trade via sea route from Gwadar to Afghanistan.
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