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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 09 2017

Pakistani anti-corruption body arrests son-in-law of ousted PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI The son-in-law of ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif was arrested at Islamabad airport on Monday by Pakistan's anti-corruption body on his return from London, officials said, a rare instance of a powerful Pakistani politician being detained.

Oct 04 2017

Dubai PE firm Abraaj invests in Pakistani cinema operator Cinepax

KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct 4 Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group said on Wednesday it made an investment in Pakistan's top cinema operator, Cinepax, to drive expansion over the next four years.

Sep 29 2017

In Pakistan's coal rush, some women drivers break cultural barriers

ISLAMKOT, Pakistan As Pakistan bets on cheap coal in the Thar desert to resolve its energy crisis, a select group of women is eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs that once only went to men.

Sep 12 2017

Pakistan struggles to export sugar surplus as global prices plunge

KARACHI/MUMBAI Pakistan's sugar industry is urging the government to reinstate export subsidies after a steep fall in global sugar prices has slowed shipments, adding to a domestic surplus just as the country prepares to harvest a record crop.

Sep 10 2017

Rohingya refugees in Pakistan fear for relatives in Myanmar

KARACHI For an estimated 300,000 Rohingya Muslims living in squalor in Pakistan's largest city, the news from Myanmar in the past two weeks is reviving painful memories of the violence that drove many of them here half a century ago.

Sep 10 2017

Rohingya refugees in Pakistan fear for relatives in Myanmar

KARACHI For an estimated 300,000 Rohingya Muslims living in squalor in Pakistan's largest city, the news from Myanmar in the past two weeks is reviving painful memories of the violence that drove many of them here half a century ago.

Sep 06 2017

Pakistan's loss-making national carrier appoints new CEO

KARACHI, Pakistan Loss-making Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday named Musharraf Rasool Cyan as its new chief executive, entrusting him with turning around the national carrier's fortunes after a turbulent year.

Sep 06 2017

Pakistan's loss-making national carrier appoints new CEO

KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 6 Loss-making Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday named Musharraf Rasool Cyan as its new chief executive, entrusting him with turning around the national carrier's fortunes after a turbulent year.

Aug 29 2017

Pakistani bank calls potential $630 million U.S. fine "disproportionate"

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's largest bank, facing a possible $630 million fine over compliance failures by its New York branch, admitted mistakes on Tuesday but denied any wrongdoing and said the penalty sought by U.S. regulators was disproportionate.

Aug 28 2017

U.S. watchdog may fine Habib Bank, Pakistan's biggest lender, up to $630 million

ISLAMABAD The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) said it is seeking to fine Habib Bank Ltd, Pakistan's biggest lender, up to $630 million for "grave" compliance failures relating to anti-money laundering rules and sanctions at its only U.S. branch.

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