Pakistan gets $1.1bn financing to import oil, LNG

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker is tugged towards a thermal power station in Futtsu, east of Tokyo on Nov. 13, 2017. (REUTERS/File)
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Updated 25 February 2021

Pakistan gets $1.1bn financing to import oil, LNG

February 25: Dawn report by Khaleeq Kiani states that with sub-optimal utilisation of earlier $4.5 billion worth of three-year financing framework, Pakistan and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) on Wednesday signed a $1.1bn trade financing facility for the current year.

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Updated 12 April 2021

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Updated 12 April 2021

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Updated 12 April 2021

Loans pile up, little money left for people: PM

April 12: The News states that Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said that during the past years, huge loans had piled up and after payment of instalments, little money was left for welfare of people. He was speaking at the virtual inaugural ceremony of the 'Bhuka Na Soye' [None should go to bed hungry] initiative under the Ehsaas programme here.

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Updated 12 April 2021

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April 12: The Express Tribune report by Kamran Yousaf states that when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Islamabad last week after a gap of nine years, he had delivered an "important" message to the Pakistani leadership. The message was from President Vladimir Putin.

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Updated 12 April 2021

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April 12: Dawn report by Imran Ayub states that the fate of opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement hangs in the balance as Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday tore apart the show-cause notice issued to it by the PDM in a clear message to the alliance that the future relied entirely on mutual respect.

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