Can Pakistan Global Value Chain Improve Pakistan’s Economic Issues?

The World Bank is forecasting an “anemic” economic outlook for Pakistan, with an expected growth rate of only 0.5% in the current fiscal year. “Given anemic growth projections in the near term, poverty is expected to worsen with government estimates of pandemic job losses at 14 million, as poverty is expected to increase for the first time in two decades.”

Pakistan Seeks To Repatriate Former PM Nawaz Sharif

The federal government of Pakistan has announced that it will take legal steps to repatriate former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from London and has said that the British government will be contacted in this regard while their medical reports will be investigated. Information Adviser Shibli Faraz, at the Friday press conference stated  Nawaz Sharif ‘mocked the law, fled the country under the pretext of illness’.

Freelance Gigs in Pakistan – Very Robust in a Dreadful Situation 

Pakistan is currently the world’s 5th largest populated country. It also has a fast growing population with one of the highest levels of global poverty. Pakistan’s current population growth rate is 2.4%, and that is the highest in South Asia. About 40% of the entire Pakistani population is living below world poverty standards. Combine these numbers with the Covid-19 pandemic and the projected GDP is now expected to decline year over year by 3%.

Terrorism, Coronavirus Complicate Iran-Pakistan Relations

After Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa‘s contact with Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hussain Bagheri, a debate has erupted in many parts of the country over whether the two countries will cooperate on terrorism. The contact comes at a time when there is a growing perception in Pakistan that separatists who attack the army seek refuge within the Iranian border.

Coronavirus: Kashmir Under Second Lockdown, Khan Urges Christians to Stay Home

Indian-administered Kashmir, which had been under a security lockdown implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in August 2019, is now under a second lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. After several months of the security lockdown, when the government in New Delhi decided to ease it, the outbreak of the coronavirus began to spread.

Pakistani Air Force Pilot Killed in F-16 Crash

A Pakistani F-16 aircraft crashed in the Shakirian area in Islamabad, killing the pilot onboard. The dead pilot, Wing Commander Norman Akram, belonged to the Nine Squadron, which is stationed in Sargodha. A Pakistani Air Force spokesman, Waseem Ahad Khan, confirmed the news and said that the plane crashed shortly after the flight and fall in the forested area of ​​Islamabad.

Coronavirus: Xi Visits Wuhan, Pakistan Fatalities Rise

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China. In the last 24 hours, 17 more people died there due to this virus. With this, the total number of deaths has increased to 3,136. Amidst the havoc of COVID-19, President Xi Jinping has made a big announcement. He said that the deadly virus has been controlled in Hubei Province, the main center of coronavirus, and its capital, Wuhan.

Coronavirus Fears Present Phenomenal Opportunities for Savvy Income Investors

As fears of the continued global spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to drive financial markets to new lows, savvy investors should take note of the excellent opportunities that this massive global sell-off is creating.

The World Health Organization on Coronaviruses:

“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”