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Pakistan’s military-driven economic decision-making is based on ‘Jazba’ and 'Chanda'.
Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar resigns after being offered energy portfolio as part of cabinet reshuffle. Negotiations with IMF and FATF now at risk.
Pakistan is currently placed on the FATF’s grey list. It can be put on the black list if it fails to meet certain conditions by September.
Here’s what’s happening across the border: US to ensure Pak doesn't use IMF bailout to repay Chinese debt, and Voice of America’s Urdu and Pashto websites blocked in Pakistan.
Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan assures help in advancing Afghan peace process after Trump’s request; Finance minister says country's economic crisis is over.
Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan says Pakistan Army has supported all his decisions so far; China welcomes opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.
Here’s what’s happening across the border: PPP co-chairman Zardari is ready to talk to Nawaz Sharif, and newspapers editors object to new media legislation.
Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan has no qualms about sharing loan details with IMF; leaders pay homage to human rights defender Asma Jahangir.
Pakistan’s forex reserves have plunged 40% in 2018 to lowest in almost 4 years. It’s running twin current-account and budget deficits of more than 5% of GDP.
People who know Asad Umar say he's brilliant, has a good team and is the right man to fix the problems Pakistan faces.
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