Kuwait suspends family, tourist visit visas until further notice

Published in www.khaleejtimes.com on June 28, 2022 The Ministry of Interior in Kuwait on Monday announced the suspension of visit visas with immediate effect. The new rule applies to both family and tourist visit visas and will be effective until further notice. The authority added that the decision was undertaken in preparation for “a new regulatory mechanism” […]

Pakistan needs to ‘do more’ for double IMF payout

By Khaleeq Kiani Published in DAWN on June 29, 2022 • Additional prior actions include passage of budget as agreed with IMF, ensuring Rs750bn provincial surplus • Officials say toughest part of stabilisation exercise already completed ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have to take at least two more “prior actions” to secure two combined tranches of about $1.85 billion[…]



Delusions of income equality

By Afshan Subohi Published in DAWN on June 27, 2022 Saeeda, a part-time maid, never had it easy. It has always been tough for her to sustain the family on her own and the fluctuating meagre earnings of her husband Moin, a self-employed house painter. Now with steep inflation, the family income falls short to cover their[…]