Pakistan Says China Gezhouba to Resume Constructing Dasu Project

Truss bridge being constructed under Dasu Hydropower Project near Dasu Town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on November 22, 2018. (Photo courtesy: @Dasu_HPP/Twitter/File)
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Updated 19 July 2021

Pakistan Says China Gezhouba to Resume Constructing Dasu Project

July 19: Bloomberg reported that China Gezhouba Group Corp. nullified its decision to terminate Pakistani employees and will resume construction on the Dasu Hydropower project days after a bus carrying people to the location exploded, killing 12 including Chinese citizens.

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Hypocritical of India to do away with UNSC’s key priorities: FO

Updated 04 August 2021

Hypocritical of India to do away with UNSC’s key priorities: FO

August 4: The Nation reported that Foreign Office said Tuesday that India was a hypocritical country that has systematically done away with any semblance of moderation, efforts for dialogue and abiding by international law, to project itself as the voice of these three.

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IMF approves $650 bn to aid corona fight

Updated 04 August 2021

IMF approves $650 bn to aid corona fight

August 4: The News reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday approved the biggest resource injection in the Fund’s history, with $650 billion meant to help countries deal with mounting debt and the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign media reported.

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US energy giant ‘dismisses’ PML-N leaders’ allegations over LNG terminal

Updated 04 August 2021

US energy giant ‘dismisses’ PML-N leaders’ allegations over LNG terminal

August 4: The Express Tribune reported that a US energy giant, ExxonMobil, has rejected allegations levelled by former PML-N prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail regarding the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Pakistan.

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Fully vaccinated expats from India, Pakistan allowed to re-enter UAE

Updated 04 August 2021

Fully vaccinated expats from India, Pakistan allowed to re-enter UAE

August 4: Times of Oman reported that expatriates from a number of countries, including those in the Indian subcontinent, can now enter the UAE, provided they have received both doses of a COVID vaccine approved in the country. Entry is now permitted to UAE residents from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda, as of August 5, 2021.

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Trade through Torkham continues as normal

Updated 04 August 2021

Trade through Torkham continues as normal

August 4: Pajhwok reported that trade with Pakistan and other countries through the Torkham port continues as normal, say provincial business leaders.

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