Pakistan faces sugar shortage

This picture taken on August 26, 2022 shows a general view of rice crops damaged by flood waters due to heavy monsoon rains in Jacobabad, Sindh province of Pakistan. (AFP)
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Updated 23 November 2022

Pakistan faces sugar shortage

November 23: Business Recorder reported Pakistan is facing a sugar shortage of 260,000 tons for the ongoing year, official data revealed. According to the data shared with the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and the Ministry of Industries and production, this year, Sindh province has estimated a reduction of 40 per cent in sugarcane production, which will create further problems. Read more I 


Pakistan seeks help from Bank of China to tackle economic crisis

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistan seeks help from Bank of China to tackle economic crisis

November 30: GEO News reported in view of the prevailing economic crisis, Pakistan on Tuesday sought help from the Bank of China to restore economic stability in the country. Read more I 


Fawad continues PTI efforts to mend fences with US

Updated 30 November 2022

Fawad continues PTI efforts to mend fences with US

November 30: DAWN reported weeks after his party chief announced his desire to mend relations with the US — despite previously accusing it of treating Pakistan as a slave and claiming it conspired to remove him as prime minister — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Fawad Chaudhry met US Ambassador Donald Blome at the US embassy in the federal capital on Tuesday. Read more I 


Pakistan Sends Minister to Kabul as Taliban Offshoot Ends Truce

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistan Sends Minister to Kabul as Taliban Offshoot Ends Truce

November 30: Bloomberg reported Pakistan’s junior foreign minister is in Kabul for talks with the Taliban regime a day after a local offshoot of the militant group ended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad and announced a resumption of attacks across the nation. Read more


Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

Updated 30 November 2022

Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

November 30: The Express Tribune reported as PTI prepares to launch its ‘final assault’ and dissolve provincial assemblies, there was a whiff of panic in the air on Tuesday and a discernible note of alarm slipping into coalition partners’ behind-the-scenes meetings held to plot strategy in tandem with a contingency plan if snap polls become an unavoidable reality. Read more I 


Pakistani former spymaster Asim Munir takes over as country’s army chief

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistani former spymaster Asim Munir takes over as country’s army chief

November 29: Financial Times reported low-profile Pakistani former spymaster General Asim Munir donned his dress uniform this week for a parade-ground ceremony marking his rise to what is arguably his nation’s most powerful position: army chief. Read more I