May 27: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said that projects worth $2 billion for Pakistan would be finalized after consultation with the private and public sectors, Dawn reported on Friday.
Pakistan ponders Russian crude imports, seeks input from refiners
July 4: S&P Global has reported that the Pakistani government has asked its refineries to provide feedback on importing attractively-priced Russian crude in an effort to soften the blow from a ballooning import bill, joining a list of Asian countries which are keeping their options open to buy from the non-OPEC supplier. Read more I
Cabinet approves second NAB amendment bill in span of a month
July 4: Dawn has reported that the federal cabinet on Monday passed the National Accountability (Third Amendment) Bill, 2022, with fresh legislation aiming to restrict the watchdog's role in corruption cases of over Rs500 million and taking away the president's authority to appoint accountability court judges. Read more I
Pakistan seeks Qatar gas on deferred payment
July 4: DAWN reported that amid a severe energy crunch and unprecedentedly expensive fuel imports, Pakistan is seeking more gas imports on deferred payments from Qatar, which is irritated by roadblocks to its infrastructure investment plans, particularly in import terminals. Read more I