September 25: The ICC has confirmed that the Indian government has approved visas for the Pakistan squad travelling to the World Cup, less than 48 hours before the team is due to fly out to Hyderabad via Dubai. The approval came on Monday, hours after the PCB had written to the ICC expressing its displeasure at the delay in the issuance of the visas. At the time they had sent the email, approval for the visas had not been given, ESPNcricinfo reports.
Interest payments remain a challenge as govt paints rosy economic picture
December 4: Dawn reports painting a positive overall macroeconomic picture, the caretaker government is now hoping for a downhill journey from the painful inflation rate and a further increase in economic activities over the coming months.
Three US officials arriving this week to discuss Afghan issues
December 4: The Express Tribune reports a senior Biden Administration official dealing with refugee issues will begin a four-day trip to Islamabad from Monday (today) in the first of a series of visits by American officials amid deteriorating ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Elections in Pakistan: EU not sending full election observation mission
December 4: The News reported the European Union (EU) has informed the government here that due to paucity of time, it will not be sending a full election observation mission as it did in 2018. Also, no recommendations will be presented at the conclusion of February 8, 2024 elections.
‘On stage, I feel like we’re all in Year 11’: comedian Guz Khan on teaching and tough starts
December 3: The Guardian reports the Coventry comedian knows full well the power that humor has to change people’s lives – just look at what it’s done to his... There wasn’t much cash at home. Khan’s parents had immigrated to the UK from Pakistan: mum in the 70s, dad before. He was the youngest of their three kids.