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‘Tough Times Ahead…Due to Past Loans, Debt’: PM Khan

PM Khan: “Have to go through tough times to get rid of loans…electricity and gas bills are rising day by day and causing difficulty for the common man. but it was due to the previous system which was harmful…
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urges people to ‘stay strong’ in face of rising inflation

IMF diplomacy at work: Now you see now you don’t…
…talks extended after ‘good progress’ in discussions
Dr. Farrukh Saleem:
Apr 16: “Deal done with the IMF” – Asad Umar

(Umar fired/quit/silenced)…
Apr 29: IMF team arrives in Islamabad to hold “negotiations”
May 3: Provincial Finance Ministers called to meet IMF
May 10: IMF-Pakistan to conclude an Agreement
May 10: PM rejects draft
May 10: Negotiations to continue

Express Tribune:
May 11: Talks hit another deadlock…

PTIofficial: “The world will not remember the men who initiated a war but those who prevented one”…

Kamran Khan: IMF headquarters declined any concessions, hence: Take it or leave it. Baggers are not choosers. There’s no free lunch in Washington. Severe headache for Imran Khan with no options left but: To take the bullet.

Stock market: worst run of the year…

Dollar closes at Rs142.5…
Growth rate slumps to lowest in 9 years…
Rs1600 Billion Circular Debt: Power Sector’s Achilles Heel…
Economy Under The Bridge, Over The Bridge, Row The Boat…
Exports increase to $25 bn…
“Remittances this year will increase to 22 billion dollars breaking the stagnant mode of the previous years.” …
Technocrat crises in PTI government?
Era of show off is over: Punjab CM Buzdar
US state of Georgia recognizes PM Khan‘s efforts for peace in the region…
Einstein Quotes and More on Pak Economy…

FBR chief stops freezing of bank accounts…without his nod…

‘Pakistan believes Chinese Muslims enjoy rights’…
Three priests ‘involved’ in bride trafficking scam arrested…
Chinese Bridge Competition 2019 held at the National University of Modern Languages…

Poor dietary habits in Ramadan pose grave risks, Experts say…

Overseas Pakistanis stoic…remit US $17.,88 billion in the first ten months (July to April) of FY19…showing a growth of almost 9%…


Pakistani citizens get stuck on highway for over 6 hours…Pakistan army convoy steps in to clear the way, May 2019

Georgia State Senator on abortion: “I don’t want to scare people or be alarmist. I think legally, this bill is DOA. Hell yes, it’s scary, but it’s also absurd and idiotic.”

85,000 to get health card in capital Islamabad…
85,000 female doctors not practicing after getting qualification…

Serbia celebrates Victory Day with military parade…

At least 70 migrants have drowned off the coast of Tunisia…16 others were rescued by a fishing boat…these migrants were trying to reach Europe from Libya  in a smuggling boat… IOM official said survivors included people from Bangladesh and Morocco, among other nationalities. The International Organization (ILO) for Migration called it the deadliest migrant boat sinking since January. The drownings happened as migrant arrivals to Europe are decreasing….So far this year, 17,000 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea, about 30 percent fewer than the 24,000 arriving during the same period last year, according to the IOM…Lawless Libya in North Africa became a major conduit for African migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe after an uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011…

George Clooney: “the epidemic of idiocy is poisoning “the minds of even the most stable geniuses.’…

In California, in 2018 alone, police shot and killed 115 people, more than any other state: Amnesty Intl…

Cambridge University launches a center for radical plans to repair the Earth’s climate…

USA-India trade war takes a new turn: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lashes out in New Delhi…
Time magazine cover story says Narendra Modi is India’s ‘divider-in-chief’

Pakistan has started fencing border with Iran, Senate told…

David and Victoria Beckham split from business partner Simon Fuller…Couple buy ex-Spice Girls manager’s 33% stake for about $50m…

Rep. Adam Schiff: House Democrats are considering fines on Trump administration officials in order to enforce contempt actions…https://abcn.ws/2H7MWnG 

Mom lost her son, 8, to surging tides as climate change ravages Bangladesh…

Teen thug stole Audi in carjacking leaving woman injured and then fled to Pakistan…

Chinese Bridge Competition 2019 held at the Auditorium of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad…

Man in Pakistan Arrested for Trying to Burn Girl Alive After Rejection – Report