February 23: Daily News report by Talat Masood states that Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in South Asia with which Pakistan has endeavoured to develop a broad-based relationship covering trade, commerce, culture and defence matters. Successive Governments in Pakistan, whether they were democratic or military dictatorships, have valued this relationship and made efforts to further widen and deepen it.
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).