- Sep 8, 2009
Congrats to the failure, and one more benchmark for Banana Republic of Pakistan Run by JANRAIL
Saudis are not releasing promised money?
If they can convert Karachi port into "Chinese joint venture" with a 99-year lease à la Hambantota, it will be very useful to them strategically.You’ll have to feel for our Chinese friends too, not that they can acquire these ports upon failure of debt payment and operate them without losing their head.
Very few Chinese will make it alive from that cesspit. Pakistani military failed to have complete control over Balochistan or NWFA, what makes you think a handful of Chinese mercenaries can provide 24 x 7 protection?If they can convert Karachi port into "Chinese joint venture" with a 99-year lease à la Hambantota, it will be very useful to them strategically.
You think they can't make a go of "Karachi Port Special Administrative Area" if needed? They have reeducated and reskilled the whole Xinjiang province that is the size of Pakistan. Whatever daddy wants, daddy gets.Very few Chinese will make it alive from that cesspit. Pakistani military failed to have complete control over Balochistan or NWFA, what makes you think a handful of Chinese mercenaries can provide 24 x 7 protection?
The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) foreign currency reserves have dropped to levels worth just eight weeks of imports, their lowest since April 2014, central bank figures showed on Thursday.
In a statement, the central bank said the foreign currency reserves held by the SBP were recorded at $6,116.2 million as of December 16, down $584 million compared with $6,700 on December 9.
The drop means the reserves have fallen further from last week's barely 1.5 months of import cover, even as it battles decades of high inflation and scrambles to secure International Monetary Fund (IMF) funds.
Overall liquid foreign currency reserves held by the country — including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP — stood at $12,000.1 million.
Net reserves held by banks amounted to $5,883.9 million. The central bank cited external debt repayments as a major reason behind this decline.
Pakistan has recently been battling to stave off a balance of payments pressures due to dwindling foreign currency reserves and a widening current account deficit.
The lack of foreign assistance amid delay in the revival of the IMF programme in the presence of a higher trade deficit and increasing foreign debt payments put a heavy dent in the reserves.
The ninth-review talks have been delayed apparently due to Fund’s criticism over an increased fiscal deficit.
The government is unwilling to impose more taxes for higher revenues, while the IMF insists the government must consolidate the economy.
Moreover, Pakistan's rupee has shed nearly 26% since the start of the year, hitting its weakest level on record in September, due to falling reserves and the higher import bill.
SBP forex reserves plummet to lowest level since April 2014Lack of foreign assistance amid delay in revival of IMF programme in presence of rising debt payments put a heavy dent in reserveswww.geo.tv