Wealthy residents and lawmakers in Pakistan threatened by Islamist group for ‘donations’

In this file photo taken on October 11, 2022, people take part in a protest a day against militant attacks in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (Photo courtesy: AFP/File)
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Updated 29 November 2022

Wealthy residents and lawmakers in Pakistan threatened by Islamist group for ‘donations’

November 29: South China Morning Post reported Pakistani lawmakers and wealthy citizens in the country’s borderlands have been threatened over the phone by a Pakistan chapter of the Islamist extremist group. The Tehreek–e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which shares lineage with the Taliban, has become more active since the extremist group took control of neighbouring Afghanistan. Read more I 


Pakistan Takes Hard Steps in Efforts to Secure IMF Bailout Plan

Updated 31 January 2023

Pakistan Takes Hard Steps in Efforts to Secure IMF Bailout Plan

January 30: Bloomberg reported Pakistan’s moves to loosen its grip on the currency and increase fuel prices indicate that the beleaguered nation is finally taking the unpopular decisions needed to secure the $6.5 billion bailout program from the International Monetary Fund. Read More I


Debt restructuring framework must improve to help distressed countries, Pakistan’s ex-central banker says

Updated 31 January 2023

Debt restructuring framework must improve to help distressed countries, Pakistan’s ex-central banker says

January 30: CNBC says global bodies like the IMF need to step up and improve the framework for sovereign debt financing so that emerging market economies, like Sri Lanka, can get out of their debt distress problems faster. Read More I


Pakistan-IMF talks to begin today

Updated 31 January 2023

Pakistan-IMF talks to begin today

January 31: Express Tribune reported Pakistan, already hurt by the unfulfilled commitments made by foreign nations promising cash deposits worth $5 billion, will today (Tuesday) lock horns with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in one of the toughest negotiation sessions ever to revive the $6.5 billion bailout package. Read More I


Senators demand joint sitting of parliament on terror resurgence

Updated 31 January 2023

Senators demand joint sitting of parliament on terror resurgence

January 31: Dawn reported Senators on Monday raised the alarm over the rising tide of terrorism, price hike and shortage of wheat flour in the country. Read More I


Mourning in KP as audacious Peshawar mosque attack death toll reaches 90

Updated 31 January 2023

Mourning in KP as audacious Peshawar mosque attack death toll reaches 90

January 31: The News reported bodies were still being pulled from the wreckage of a mosque blast that targeted police officers in the provincial capital, killing 90 people and wounding 150 more. Read More I