Interest payments consume one-third of Pakistan's budget

A trader counts Pakistani rupee notes at a currency exchange booth in Peshawar, Pakistan. (REUTERS/File)
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Updated 24 June 2021

Interest payments consume one-third of Pakistan's budget

June 24: Nikkei Asia reported that fiscal sustainability has become a major issue among political and economic analysts after Pakistan revealed early this month that servicing debt accounts for more than one-third of its federal budget. Read More I


No deadlock between govt, Opp on appointment of ECP members

Updated 27 July 2021

No deadlock between govt, Opp on appointment of ECP members

July 27: The Nation reported that Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday rejected the impression of deadlock between government and opposition for appointment of members of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

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IT exports cross record $2bn mark

Updated 27 July 2021

IT exports cross record $2bn mark

July 27: Dawn reported that Pakistan’s exports of information technology grew by 47.4 per cent to cross the $2 billion mark for the first time in the country’s history in the outgoing fiscal year.

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NSA, DG ISI leave for crucial US trip

Updated 27 July 2021

NSA, DG ISI leave for crucial US trip

July 27: The Express Tribune reported that National Security Adviser (NSA) Dr Moeed Yusuf on Monday left for a crucial visit to the United States as part of efforts by Pakistan to reset fragile relationship with Washington.

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46 ANA soldiers provided safe passage, says Pakistani army

Updated 27 July 2021

46 ANA soldiers provided safe passage, says Pakistani army

July 27: Pajhwok reported that Pakistan has provided safe passage for 46 soldiers of Afghan National Army ( ANA) in the Arundu Sector, Chitral, Pakistan’s army said on  Monday.

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Pakistani cricketer Afridi to play Everest Premier League

Updated 27 July 2021

Pakistani cricketer Afridi to play Everest Premier League

July 27: The Kathmandu Post reported that f ormer Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi is set to play for Kathmandu Kings XI in the Everest Premier League (EPL), a Twenty20 franchise cricket tournament, set to take place from September 25 to October 9.

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