February 23: The News report by Ansar Abbasi states that senior PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah has said that his party’s initial probe into the alleged rigging in the NA-75 Daska by-poll has not revealed any footprint of the military establishment, while former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is also of the opinion that the establishment seemed to be ‘completely neutral’.
Will have to address three remaining points till June: FATF keeps Pakistan in grey list
February 26: The News report by Mehtab Haider states that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Thursday kept Pakistan on the grey list for another extended period till June 2021 and asked for complying with the remaining three outstanding points of total 27 action plans.
US urges India, Pakistan to hold direct talks on Kashmir; welcomes joint statement on LoC ceasefire
February 26: Dawn report by Anwar Iqbal states that in its first statement on occupied Kashmir, the Biden administration has urged India and Pakistan to hold direct talks on the issue, and welcomed an agreement between the two neighbours to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control (LoC).