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Pakistan's international positioning has improved multi-folds in the last 2 years under PM @ImranKhanPTI's leadership.

This was a much-needed step to improve peace and prosperity in the area, but like everything this govt. has done, this too did not come easy. (1/n)
2) The govt. inherited the current account deficit of $20B which has been reduced to $3B. The borrowing from the State Bank stood at PKR 6T when @PTIofficial came to power, but it has been brought down to ZERO.

How?

Through carefully curated international relations.
3) The first challenge was inflation. @StateBank_Pak warned it could double & go up to 7.5%. Where PM @ImranKhanPTI avoided going to the @IMFNews, he still wanted to reduce the size of any bailout by appealing to allies for bilateral financial support & saving us from bankruptcy.
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Individuals should never be imprisoned for peaceful activism. I urge Central Asian leaders to release prisoners held for these legitimate acts, including cases across #Kazakhstan, #Kyrgyzstan, #Tajikistan, #Turkmenistan & #Uzbekistan. The #COVID19 prison risk raises the stakes.
Aset Abishev was arrested in Kazakhstan for posts in support of Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan movement. @freedomhouse cited his case as an example of Kazakhstan persecuting opposition parties. He has been punished for expressing concerns about prison conditions & #COVID19.
Maks Bokayev was arrested in Kazakhstan for his work fighting for the environment, expression & against torture. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention was based on his exercise of “freedom of expression & freedom of assembly.” He’s at high #COVID19 risk.
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A typical example of #ChineseBullying of @Australia

Am sure @ScottMorrisonMP will not bow before #China bullying

China needs the Barley more than Australia's need to Export

Australian Govt should buy all grain stocks

That will threaten China's food & economic security
After trying to bully Australia now trying to bully Japan

Say No to #ChineseBullying

#Japan protests to Beijing after #Chinese government vessels chase Japanese fishing boat near Senkakus

| The Japan Times japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/1…
#ChineseBullying

Now targeted at #Kyrgyzstan & #Kazakhstan

Chinese websites claim Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan part of China

draws ire of Central Asia ,

wionews.com wionews.com/india-news/now…
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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Today, the expanded #MuslimBan went into effect, impacting 300 million people. The list of countries banned in part or in full, includes Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Yemen, and Venezuela.
#Burma was added to the expanded #MuslimBan. Burma's population is 57 million of which 4% are Muslim - including the Rohingya Muslims who have been heavily targeted by the government. All immigrants from Burma are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants’
#Eritrea, another country added to the #MuslimBan as part of the #AfricanBan has a population of 6 million of which 50% are Muslim. All immigrants from Eritrea are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants.'
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Photos taken on the summit of the mysterious AK CHUKUR peak #Kyrgyzstan. Via the DECEPTION route.

The #KMCPamirPioneers 1st #firstascent.

Want to know how we got here?

THREAD😃

@ClubKMC @MONTANEuk @ExpeditionFoods @mef_org @thealpineclub @Team_BMC @FieldNotesBrand @Rohantime
@ClubKMC @MONTANEuk @ExpeditionFoods @mef_org @thealpineclub @Team_BMC @FieldNotesBrand @Rohantime @AndyMilesExped @StevieG_wonders @AndyStratford68 @StuartHurworth This is the whole team a few days earlier.

We are heading out from the relative comfort of Basecamp to the Bel Uluu Valley (between the mountains you see on the right).

Our packs are full of everything we'll need to set up ABC (advanced base camp) and do acclimatisation runs.
@ClubKMC @MONTANEuk @ExpeditionFoods @mef_org @thealpineclub @Team_BMC @FieldNotesBrand @Rohantime @AndyMilesExped @StevieG_wonders @AndyStratford68 @StuartHurworth @Tinkadventures We had become used to conditions near basecamp at 3,172m.

We present as evidence this photo of Emily cheerfully crossing the Bel Uluu river.

The Soviet maps listed our objective Ak Chukur at 4,970m.

To acclimatise we would need to spend nights sleeping higher up the mountain.
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🔥TREASON🔥

Paul Manafort & his fixer, "former" #Russian🇷🇺spy Konstantin Kilimnik, were bankrolled by Oleg Deripaska to promote Russian interests in the former Soviet bloc nation of of #Kyrgyzstan, including the closure of the US military base Manas.🤬

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
In addition to Manafort, guess who else was involved w/#Russia's🇷🇺plot to get the US military base out of #Kyrgyzstan⁉️

Rinat Akhmetshin, the "former" #Russian spy & US citizen(!), who also attended Don Jr's #RussianLawyer meeting‼️

cc @thespybrief
👆🏼FYI @911CORLEBRA777
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