US urges India, Pakistan to hold direct talks

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Updated 08 April 2021

US urges India, Pakistan to hold direct talks

April 8: Dawn report by Anwar Iqbal states that the US State Department has refused to comment on Pakistan cancelling an earlier decision to import sugar and cotton from India but did ask the two neighbours to hold direct talks to normalise relations.

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Thousands rush back to UK from Pakistan as 'red list' deadline looms

Updated 09 April 2021

Thousands rush back to UK from Pakistan as 'red list' deadline looms

April 9: The Telegraph report by India McTaggart states that Thousands of travellers from Pakistan are racing back to the UK on chartered flights in a bid to beat the deadline before the country is added to the UK's 'red list' of high-risk countries. 

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Cuba, Pakistan seek to strengthen sports cooperation

Updated 09 April 2021

Cuba, Pakistan seek to strengthen sports cooperation

April 9: Presna Latina states that Cuba and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged about the potential for collaboration in sports and agreed on the need to materialize cooperation projects in several sports, including boxing and volleyball.

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Loans piling up for returning old loans, says PM

Updated 09 April 2021

Loans piling up for returning old loans, says PM

April 9: The News report by Mumtaz Alvi states that Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said loans are piling up and further loans are being taken to repay the previous loans.

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Pakistan gets $2.5b via Eurobond issue

Updated 09 April 2021

Pakistan gets $2.5b via Eurobond issue

April 9: The Express Tribune states that Pakistan has entered the international capital market after a gap of over three years by successfully raising $2.5 billion through a multitranche transaction of 5-, 10- and 30-year Eurobonds.

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Whopping Rs1.27tr hike in taxes committed with IMF

Updated 09 April 2021

Whopping Rs1.27tr hike in taxes committed with IMF

April 9: Dawn report by Khaleeq Kiani states that Pakistan has made a commitment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to increase FBR taxes by a massive Rs1.272 trillion (almost 2.8 per cent of GDP) in the coming budget and jack up electricity rates by almost Rs4.97 per unit in the remaining three months of the current fiscal year.

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