January 21: Bloomberg Tax states that Pakistan cabinet approves tax exemption on profits for investors on planned Eurobonds, Sukuk and Panda bond offerings, the nation’s information ministry says in a statement.
Pakistan to Rein in $14 Billion Government Owes to Energy Firms
April 16: Bloomberg report by Faseeh Mangi and Khalid Qayum states that Pakistan is finalizing a plan to address about 2.2 trillion rupees ($14.4 billion) of debt the government owes to the energy sector, a liability that’s doubled in the past two years as power purchases outstripped demand.
Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?
April 16: The New York Times report by Mujib Mashal, Salman Masood and Zia ur-Rehman states that near the peak of the American war in Afghanistan, a former chief of neighboring Pakistan’s military intelligence — an institution allied both to the U.S. military and to its Taliban adversaries — appeared on a talk show called “Joke Night” in 2014. He put a bold prediction on the record.
India likely to use force against Pakistan: US report
April 16: Dawn report by Anwar Iqbal states that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is more likely to respond with military force to “perceived or real” provocations from Pakistan, warns a US intelligence report sent to Congress this week. Read More I
Govt slashes petroleum prices by Rs2.32/litre
April 16: The Nation report by Fawad Yousafzai states that the government yesterday announced a decrease of up to Rs 2.32 per litre in the prices of POL products for the last fortnight of the current month. “The Prime Minister has approved a reduction in petrol prices by Rs 1.79 and the price of diesel by Rs 2.32 applicable from tomorrow (Friday),” tweeted by Finance Minister Hammad Azhar. Read More I
Pakistan backs ‘responsible’ US troop withdrawal
April 16: The Express Trubune report by Kamran Yousaf states that Pakistan on Thursday called for progress in the peace process before all foreign forces leave Afghanistan in a first formal reaction to President Joe Biden's announcement to end the longest foreign war in American history. Read More I