1. PAKISTAN'S ECONOMIC CRISIS: SAUDI ARABIA RECEIVES A HAJJ QUOTA
Pakistan has decided to provide Saudi Arabia with its allotted number of pilgrims for the Hajj for the first time in 75 years. The country's soaring inflation, which has led millions of Pakistanis to skip the Hajj this year, was the impetus for this action.
According to the Speaker of Parliament, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has approved a measure that will decriminalize homosexuality. Advocates for LGBTQ+ rights applaud this decision.
2. THE SUPREME COURT OF SRI LANKA GRANTS PERMISSION TO DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY
India has chosen to extend Sri Lanka's $1 billion credit line for an additional year in the middle of an economic crisis, providing the much-needed money to pay for necessary imports. The credit line is a component of the $4 billion in emergency aid that India provided to Sri Lanka during the height of its crisis the previous year.
3. IN LIGHT OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS, INDIA EXTENDS A $1 BILLION CREDIT LINE TO SRI LANKA