Stories By 'Harsha Kakar'
Pakistan has foreign exchange reserves for less than two months of imports. It immediately requires $12 billion as a bailout to clear pending dues. The IMF has recommended stronger measures to be adopted by Pakistan to restore its financial status.
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India’s refusal to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit in Pakistan in 2016 had pushed the organisation almost into a state of oblivion. With India leading the charge, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan had refused to attend the summit in Pakistan.
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President Ashraf Ghani recently gave a call for talks with the Taliban, while addressing an international conference in Kabul He offered to allow the Taliban to establish itself as a political party as also work to removing sanctions against it in addition to other incentives
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The recent international debate over President Donald Trump announcing the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the shifting of the US embassy there resounded in the UN.
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The Rohingya issue has begun taking a political turn with leaders cutting across party lines projecting their views that are in many ways contrary to that of the government and against the national interest.
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Recent times have witnessed increased standoffs along the Indo-Chinese border with claims and counter claims by the two sides.
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