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Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, in office since 20 August 2018. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since August 2018.Previously, he was a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from 1997 to 1999. He was a member of National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and again from June 2013 to April 2018.
The Pakistan government has declared a national emergency to combat swarms of desert locusts destroying crops on a large scale in the eastern province of Punjab, local media reported.
China and Pakistan have agreed to further their cooperation in different fields under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during the ninth Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of CPEC.
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has ruled out a slowdown in the projects falling under the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and said they were set to get a new push.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide a loan of $3.4 billion to Pakistan for budgetary support, a Minister has confirmed.