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Pakistanis urged to drink less tea to help the economy

Pakistanis have been urged to drink less tea to keep the economy afloat, as the world's largest tea importer grapples with soaring inflation and a fast-depreciating rupee. The country's Federal Minister for Planning and Development,…

Pakistan’s tourism industry rocked by climate change

Tour guide Adil Lahorei was told by his clients from Eastern Europe that it was time to head north immediately as temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius in the capital city of Punjab state. In May, Pakistan witnessed its hottest April in 61…

Pakistan seeks more funds from IMF

Pakistan has sought an increase in the size and duration of its $6bn International Monetary Fund (IMF) program, the country’s finance minister, Miftah Ismail, has said. Ismail made the comments in a video statement on Monday following…

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif-led cabinet set to take oath

The swearing-in comes a week after parliament elected Sharif to replace Imran Khan, who was removed through a no-confidence vote. Cabinet members of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have taken their oaths in a ceremony,…