June 24: Pajhwok report by Yousuf Zarifi states that NATO and US Forces commander in Afghanistan Gen. Nicholson hopes Pakistan would do all it could to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan. Nicholson was talking at a press conference in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province after meeting local officials.
Dawn: FBR set to access details of Pakistanis’ offshore accounts
August 22: Dawn report by Khaleeq Kiani states that as a signatory to a multilateral convention of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Pakistan will be eligible to officially access information about offshore financial accounts of Pakistani residents with effect from Sept 1. Official records seen by Dawn suggest that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is ready to make the process of accessing information about offshore financial accounts of Pakistani residents held in the signatory countries operational from September onwards.