May 20: The Express Tribune report by News Desk states that Karachi’s Archbishop Joseph Coutts is set to be appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis on June 29. The announcement was made during Pentecost celebrations after the holy mass by the Vatican head. Coutts will be the second Pakistani archbishop to be honoured with the position after the death of cardinal Joseph Cordeiro back in 1994.
The Express Tribune: Senate seeks details of IMF conditions
November 10 – The Express Tribune states that lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament on Friday demanded of the government to come clean about its economic policies and inform the Senate about the steps being taken to address the issue of inflation.