No ‘debt swap’ talks with Beijing yet, says Bilawal

Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Pakistan Embassy, in Washington, US on September 27, 2022. (AP)
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Updated 30 September 2022

No ‘debt swap’ talks with Beijing yet, says Bilawal

September 30: Dawn reported Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Thursday that Islamabad had so far not requested a restructuring, deferment or swap of debt owed to China in the wake of the catastrophic floods that hit the country. Read more I 


General Sahir Shamshad Mirza takes charge as CJCSC

Updated 28 November 2022

General Sahir Shamshad Mirza takes charge as CJCSC

November 28: GEO News reported General Sahir Shamshad Mirza on Sunday took charge as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) in an impressive ceremony held at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi, said the military’s media wing. Read more I 


Punjab CM vows to abide by Imran’s decision

Updated 28 November 2022

Punjab CM vows to abide by Imran’s decision

November 27: The Express Tribune reported a day after PTI chief Imran Khan announced to opt out of the “current corrupt political system” by quitting the assemblies, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on Sunday assured that he wouldn’t "wait for a minute" to dissolve the Punjab Assembly if the former premier asks him. Read more I 


Business class: How cricket-crazy Pakistan became a major football factory

Updated 28 November 2022

Business class: How cricket-crazy Pakistan became a major football factory

November 28: Financial Times reported millions of the Al Rihla balls — the title means “the journey” in Arabic — have been shipped from a manufacturing facility on the secluded outskirts of Sialkot, a small industrial hub in northern Pakistan, the place the German firm’s contract producer Forward Sports runs one of many world’s largest football-making operations. Read more I 


Rana Sana predicts NA election may face six-month delay

Updated 28 November 2022

Rana Sana predicts NA election may face six-month delay

November 28: DAWN reported Pakistan’s interior minister Rana Sanaullah said the coalition government knows how to counter Punjab CM Elahi, predicting the general elections may face six-month delay. Read more I 


Pakistan Halts Overseas Payments for Online Gaming, Other Apps

Updated 28 November 2022

Pakistan Halts Overseas Payments for Online Gaming, Other Apps

 

November 27: Bloomberg has reported that Pakistan halted payments for in-app purchases including online video games bought by local customers using airtime from telecommunications companies, the latest sign of distress caused by the country’s depleted foreign-exchange reserves. Read more I