IMF forecasts 1.5pc growth rate for Pakistan

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Updated 07 April 2021

IMF forecasts 1.5pc growth rate for Pakistan

April 7: Dawn report by Khaleeq Kiani states that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday forecast a subdued economic growth rate of 1.5 per cent for Pakistan, coupled with a higher rate of inflation and rising unemployment, during the current fiscal year.

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Pakistan Supports Afghan Peace Process ‘in Istanbul’: Qureshi

Updated 19 April 2021

Pakistan Supports Afghan Peace Process ‘in Istanbul’: Qureshi

April 19: Tolo News states that Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said his country supports the peace process in Istanbul and that he looks forward to meeting his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Haneef Atmar at the Turkey conference.

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US invites Pakistan to virtual climate change summit

Updated 19 April 2021

US invites Pakistan to virtual climate change summit

April 19: The Nation report by Mateen Haider states that the US administration by reviewing its earlier decision of not inviting Pakistan, has now extended invitation to Pakistan to participate in the virtual global climate summit scheduled for April 22, 2021.

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‘Cambridge exams to go ahead as per schedule’

Updated 19 April 2021

‘Cambridge exams to go ahead as per schedule’

April 19: The News states that Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Sunday evening shared some important updates related to the Cambridge Assessment International Education.

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Pakistan aims for digital currency

Updated 19 April 2021

Pakistan aims for digital currency

April 19: The Express Tribune report by Salman Siddiqui states that in line with global trends, Pakistan has embarked on studies to pave the way for introducing its own digital currency like the famous bitcoin cryptocurrency in a bid to expand banking facilities to the financially excluded, make easier the fight against money laundering and terror financing.

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11 policemen taken hostage by TLP released after first round of talks with Punjab govt: Sheikh Rashid

Updated 19 April 2021

11 policemen taken hostage by TLP released after first round of talks with Punjab govt: Sheikh Rashid

April 19: Dawn report by Imran Gabol states that Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid in the early hours of Monday announced that after the first round of talks with the recently proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), 11 policemen who were taken hostage in Lahore have been released.

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