December 10: Colombo Gazette states that the weather in Rawalpindi on Monday was on the hazy side with the breeze making the atmosphere chilly just as Pakistan players got engaged in their first practice session at a new-look Pindi Cricket Stadium, the venue for the opening clash of the landmark two-Test series against Sri Lanka.
Peace in Afghanistan common goal of Pakistan, US: Sh Rashid
March 3: The Nation states that Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid said Tuesday that Pakistan had rendered unmatched sacrifices for achieving the lasting peace in Afghanistan, which was the common goal of Pakistan and the United States (US).
Pakistan among most sought-after tourist destinations
March 3: The News states that Pakistan has emerged as one of the most sought-after tourist destinations over the past few years. The South Asian nation topped several international travel lists such as Forbes’ “The 10 coolest places to go in 2019” and Conde Nast’s “best holiday destination in 2020,” foreign media reported.
Duty on LPG imports withdrawn
March 3: The Express Tribune report by Zafar Bhutta states that the current distortion in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices may continue as the proposed regulatory duty on LPG imports has been withdrawn at the last moment from the new LPG policy draft. At the same time, domestic LPG producers continue to pay the petroleum levy.