February 14: The News report by Mehtab Haider states that the visiting IMF mission has extended its stay in Pakistan for making more efforts to strike a consensus on the staff-level agreement as both sides so far persisted with their respective differences on ‘immediate measures’ for reducing the revenue-expenditure gap and fixing cash bleeding energy sector. The IMF has also asked Islamabad "to reduce its trade and commerce reliance on Beijing" and look for other international options by signing free trade agreements with other countries too.
Updated 18 February 2020
Pakistan-India crisis: UN makes devastating plea as Kashmir row erupts - 'Need respect'
February 18: Express report by John Varga states that India has been urged to carry out a referendum on Kashmir and to respect "human rights and fundamental freedoms" in the disputed region by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
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