Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the references against him by the country's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), are "byproducts" of him filing a high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf.
The over $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key connectivity link of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI), is forging ahead, with now a super luxury $265 million gated golf community planned in the port city of Gwadar.
Pakistan runs the risk of falling into a debt trap with China's multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment, especially as a volatile security situation and tensions with neighbours threatens the economic viability of such projects, says Husain Haqqani, Islamabad's former envoy to the US.
A Pakistani news channel has hired the country's first transgender TV newsreader. Marvia Malik, a journalism graduate who has also worked as a model, told the BBC Urdu she was moved to tears when she was offered the job.