Faseeh Mangi
Pakistan finance minister Muhammad Aurangzeb in Islamabad on March 22
WORLD / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
Pakistan’s finance minister leaves behind banker's life and pay to fix economy
The country has Asia’s fastest inflation, anemic growth and one of the lowest tax-collection rates in the world.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
A $30 billion disaster is just the tip of a deadly climate cycle
With monsoon season fast approaching, Pakistan is still reeling from severe flooding that killed over 1,700 and displaced 8 million.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
Pakistan gets IMF's initial approval for $3 billion loan program
The funds will support the immediate efforts to stabilize the economy from recent external shocks, preserve macroeconomic stability and provide a framework for financing from partners.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2022
Deadly floods swamp farms in Pakistan, flushing away crops
Rains and deadly floods have damaged rice and cotton crops, and threaten wheat planting in the coming months at a time when the world can ill afford another disruption to grain supply.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2022
Poorer nations face unrest as wealthy countries snap up fuel
Already, gas deliveries that were scheduled for Pakistan or India are being redirected to Europe, where buyers are able to afford higher prices.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2022
Europe's plan to quit Russian fuel plunges Pakistan into darkness
Parts of Pakistan are experiencing planned blackouts of more than 12 hours, limiting the effectiveness of air conditioning to offer relief during the ongoing heatwave.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2021
Taliban resurgence raises terrorism fears from Moscow to Beijing
The Taliban have dramatically expanded their hold on Afghan territory in recent months, leaving the U.S.-backed government in control of little more than 20% of the country.
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2020
'I won’t take it': China struggles to get the world to trust its vaccines
That uncertainty presents another roadblock in China's efforts to extend its political influence across Asia, Africa and South America.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2020
A 10 billion-tree plan is restoring Pakistan’s lost forests
Pakistan's arid climate and rocky deserts may seem like an unlikely place to look for a green revolution, but the nation has begun one of the world's largest reforestation programs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 9, 2019
Huge Pakistan mine shows the power of coal
In the flat scrubland of Pakistan's scorching Thar Desert, hundreds of workers have been toiling for two years in the vast open pit of the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co. Taking three-hour breaks during the hottest part of the day and living in a makeshift village of shipping containers, they are digging...


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