1. The U.S. is pulling out of Afghanistan. Don’t expect an al-Qaeda reboot.

2. US to revive duty-free zones in Pakistan, Afghanistan

3. Day 1 of the End of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

4. The War in Afghanistan: How It Started and How It Is Ending

5. The Afghanistan Endgame Is Also A Beginning

6. America’s Military Risks Losing Its Edge

7. Joint Statement on the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

8. Blinken rejects claims of ‘cold war’ between U.S. and China

9. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

10. US and Nato start to formally withdraw troops from Afghanistan


1. Kurz suggests Putin look into Vienna as venue for potential Russia-US summit

2. Hungary to provide $84 million credit line, scholarships to Pakistani students

3. G7 ends talks with criticism of China and Russia

4. UK and India announce $1.4 billion private sector investments

4. Extended ‘Troika’ urge Taliban to shun violence

5. EU Parliament adopts resolution for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status over Blasphemy Law abuse


1. Pakistan National Human Development Report 2020

2. Pandemic showcases need for partnerships: ECOSOC President

3. COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: UN tech agency

4. Address inequalities to end AIDS by 2030, UN chief says in new report

5. Free press ‘a cornerstone’ of democratic societies, UN says


1. SBP Weekly Data Report

2. Next budget should focus on development, inflation control, directs PM Imran Khan

3. IMF bailout package: Tarin rules out new taxes, hike in tariffs

4. Trade deficit widens by 21.6pc in 10MFY21

5. Pakistan inflation rate rises to 11.10% in April: PBS

5. Islamabad, Riyadh to ink loan deal

6. Exports cross $2bn for seventh consecutive month

7. External debt servicing to stay above $10bn next fiscal

8. First-ever shipment from Pakistan under TIR reaches Tashkent

9. Govt plans imports to build wheat reserves

10. US senators introduce bill for duty-free economic zones along Pak-Afghan border

11. State Bank gives Rs36bn financing for renewable energy adoption

12. The controversial amendments to the SBP Act

13. Pakistan: Spending Needs for Reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

14. Amazon has added Pakistan to its approved seller list: Shahbaz Gill

15. Four Questions About Debt and Financing Risks from COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa

16. “Health in Pakistan as a percentage of the GDP is one of the lowest in the world”

17. US backs giving poorer countries access to Covid-19 vaccine patents, reversing stance

18. Oil ends little changed, U.S. oil inventories fall

19. Helpdesk Report: K4D – Areas and population groups in Pakistan most exposed to combined effects of climate change, food insecurity and COVID-19

20. Climate change: Promises will mean rise of 2.4C – study

21. Food security challenges for Pakistan during COVID‐19 pandemic: An overview of the response plan

22. Conflict, COVID-19, climate change send hunger to 5-year high

23. Glaciers, sea levels and climate change: What mass-melting means

24. Biden’s Climate Change Plan and Europe’s Super League