Dawn (Pakistan)

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Regardless of the reactions, the prime minister’s efforts at mediation should be lauded, as a violent Saudi-Iran confrontation would have a destabilising effect on the entire region, and this country would certainly not be immune from its effects.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Unicef has declared that at least one half of the world’s children under the age of five are victims of ‘hidden hunger’.

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - The Inter­national Monetary Fund (IMF) projected Pakis­tan’s primary deficit to turn positive one per cent of GDP in the FY21 but said the country’s debt levels are likely to remain elevated at above 65.4per cent until FY24 despite continuous decline.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) -  If the government fails, then Pakistan’s economy will quickly find itself back in the emergency room soon after the stabilisation period is complete. 

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Saudi Arabia had positively responded to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative for defusing tensions in the Gulf region by agreeing to give peace a chance. 

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The Kurds have been abandoned and left to die; it is not for the first time that an American ally has suffered such a fate.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Pakistan should avoid giving the impression that it can deliver the Taliban to the negotiating table.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The battle against polio must be tackled on a war footing, and community leaders and local mosques must be engaged in such efforts. 

WASHINGTON (Dawn/ANN) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that Pakistan’s economy would slow down to 2.4 per cent in 2020 and pick up quickly after that as stabilisation measures bear result.  

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The Finan­cial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided in principle that Pakistan will remain on its grey list till next February and directed Islamabad to take ‘extra measures’ for ‘complete’ elimination of terror financing and money laundering.