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Pakistan opened Kharlachi Crossing with Afghanistan in Kurram Agency on Saturday. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the decision reflects Pakistan's continued efforts to facilitate Afghan transit and trade through Pakistan. He said that this is not a pedestrians crossing, but is meant for facilitation of trade and transit vehicles.

DAR invites Saudi investors to invest in Pakistan

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has invited Saudi investors to take advantage from opportunities and incentives being provided by Pakistan to foreign investors. He was talking to Saudi Ambassador designate to Pakistan, Commodore Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy, who called on him in Islamabad on Saturday. During the meeting, matters pertaining to bilateral relations and cooperation in different fields came under discussion. The Finance Minister appreciated the continued support of the Saudi Government for projects aimed at economic development in Pakistan. He urged Saudi investors to avail the investment opportunities particularly in the petrochemical industry, offered under the liberal investment regime of the present government. Saudi Ambassador designate said he would be keen on promoting greater presence of Saudi investors and companies in Pakistan with a view to further bolster the current level of bilateral economic cooperation.

ICC Champions Trophy final: Pakistan to face arch-rivals India on Sunday

Final of the ICC Champions Trophy will be played between Pakistan and arch-rivals India at the Oval on Sunday.

Analysts on Telephone:

Yasir Hameed (Cricketer):

This is a big match and both teams are in a great form. India is a good unit but Pakistan is unpredictable and can do anything. Pakistan has defeated major teams of the tournament. Roman Raes has to leave the place for Muhammad Amir. Faheem Ashraf should be given a chance in the final at oval. In England, one should open the bowling with fast bowlers.  This is big match and middle order should also perform in it. If our middle order does well, we can expect good results.

Tauseef Ahmed (Former Cricketer):

The way Pakistani team has come back in the tournament, it is marvelous. The seniors and young players have performed really well. After defeating big teams, Pakistan has reached in the final of the champion trophy. Muhammad Amir and Hasan Ali are fit and there is no issue with them as such. Historically, Pakistan team used to have issues in chasing the targets. Now, the young players are confident and taking the responsibility. This will be a nerve tester and Pakistan will have to handle the pressure of big match. Senior players like Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will have to play a key role in the final.

Host: Arshad Malik


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