September 14 – Daily Sabah states that Ankara's ambassador to Pakistan yesterday hailed the strong relations between the two countries, ahead of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu's visit to Islamabad. "Pakistan and Turkey already enjoy exemplary and historic relations based on heritage, culture, religion and there are very strong bonds," Ambassador Mustafa Yurdakul said.
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.