I. Opinion: Afghanistan’s ambassador: The U.S. must help us build peace for generations to come
II. Biden’s Nightmare May Be China
III. Man accused of beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl ordered released by Pakistani court
IV. Report: After the Foundational Agreements: An Agenda for US-India Defense and Security Cooperation, by Joshua T. White
V. Yang Jiechi: China ready to work with U.S. to strengthen ties
VI. Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke on China-U.S. relations
VII. ‘This is going to be quite a show’: Biden’s arms control team eyes nuclear policy overhaul
VIII. As the U.S. Prepares to Talk With Iran, Israel Prepares a Military Option
IX. US to finalize procedures on New START extension by Feb 5, says Department of State
X. Violence May Delay U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan


I. Press review: What awaits US-Russian dialogue on arms control and Myanmar rocked by coup
II. Russia halts dialogue with Chile on station for monitoring outer space
III. France is arming India to teeth
IV. Zircon hypersonic missile trials to wrap up in 2021


I. Secretary-General’s press conference on his Priorities for 2021
II. Consecutive drop in new COVID-19 cases ‘encouraging news’: WHO
III. UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria camp
IV. UN labour arm ILO warns of ‘lost lockdown generation’
V. People’s Climate Vote: Majority sees climate change as emergency


I. SBP Weekly Data Report
II. Roshan digital accounts attract $400m in four months
III. Treasury bills attract $7m foreign investment in fresh auction
IV. Pakistan’s exports cross $2bn mark in 4 consecutive months ‘first time in 8 years’: Dawood
V. PM Imran Khan shares ‘more good news on economic front’
VI. Saudi Arabia, UAE retain $2b financial support
VII. Asian Development Bank sells PKR-linked bonds for $10 million
VIII. FBR surpasses seven-month tax target by Rs17bn
IX. Tourism attracts hefty investment
X. Dissecting external-sector gains
XI. Pakistan, Uzbekistan to negotiate PTA
XII. PSM privatisation process to end by September, SC told
XIII. Waves shows interest in buying Heavy Electrical Complex
XIV. CCOE refuses to endorse IPP deal in haste
XV. Pakistan’s fiscal deficit widens to Rs1.13tr in 6MFY21
XVI. Cotton production falls by 34pc, lowest in 30 years
XVII. Each Pakistani now owes Rs175,000
XVIII. ‘Diamer-Bhasha dam to change fortune’
XIX. Oil rises on economic optimism, tightening supplies
XX. Climate change: Earth’s ice melting away at record rate
XXI. What climate change will mean for US security and geopolitics
XXII. Biden’s climate agenda: Is this the beginning of the end for fossil fuels?