In September, India called off a meeting between foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart which was to take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly the same month.
Three militants were killed Sunday in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam, while six civilians died in a blast following the gunfight.
It is Khan’s second visit to Saudi Arabia in just over a month, but he has not succeeded in securing significant financial assistance to stave off a looming balance of payments crisis.
Pakistan’s “deceitful stand” on dialogue, while supporting terror and violence, “stands exposed” to the whole world, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters while replying to queries on Khan’s remarks.
According to health officials, more than 30 people were injured in the explosion and the clashes between stone-throwing youths and security forces when the encounter was underway in Kulgam.
Sarah Hyder, an International relations and law researcher, argues in Dawn that granting them citizenship “will not solve the problems of refugees”.
The US has said that the huge Chinese debt was responsible for the economic challenges facing Pakistan, adding that it will review Islamabad’s bailout plea to the IMF from all angles, including the country’s debt position.
An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar dismissed the review petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, saying that “no lawful point has been raised in the petition”, Geo TV reported.
Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the first batch of cars was sold above their market price and the money fetched from the auctions will be deposited in the national exchequer.
The PML-N and the PTI won four seats each of the National Assembly whereas Pakistan Muslims League-Quadi won two seats and Muttahida Majlis Amal one seat, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said.
While the Fund has not made any explicit reference to China, its most influential member, the US, has been unequivocal that Pakistan discloses the debt it owes to China, especially those related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
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After a visit last week, the IMF said Pakistan is facing significant economic challenges, with diminishing growth, high fiscal and current account deficits, and low foreign exchange reserves.
The Pakistani prime minister emphasised on the need to focus on early establishment of the Special Economic Zones in various parts of the country, which would help the local industry to grow through industrialisation and would also create huge employment opportunities for the youth.