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'Don't mess with Pakistan,' India is told amid Kashmir tension

Feb 22 2019

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan Pakistan will respond to any attack by India with "full force", the army said on Friday amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, as Islamabad said it took over the base of a militant group that claimed a deadly bombing in Kashmir.

Pakistani PM warns India against attack, urges talks on Kashmir blast

Feb 19 2019

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan would retaliate if India attacked in response to a bombing in the disputed Kashmir region, which India blamed on Pakistan. | Video

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge

Feb 18 2019

ISLAMABAD Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India. | Video

Pakistan expects 8 investment deals during Saudi prince's visit

Feb 13 2019

ISLAMABAD Saudi Arabia will announce eight investment agreements during a visit to Pakistan by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, officials said on Wednesday, a trip that is expected to set the seal on growing closeness between the historic allies.

Pakistan 'very close' to securing IMF bailout: minister

Feb 11 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan is likely to secure an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout soon to stave off a balance of payment crisis and help shore up its economy, Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Monday, as talks between Islamabad and the fund continue.

Pakistan launches expatriates' bond to tackle payments crisis

Jan 31 2019

ISLAMABAD Cash-strapped Pakistan on Thursday launched a bond scheme for its citizens living overseas, aimed at generating funds in foreign currencies to help bridge a balance of payment crisis.

Pakistan launches expatriates' bond to tackle payments crisis

Jan 31 2019

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 Cash-strapped Pakistan on Thursday launched a bond scheme for its citizens living overseas, aimed at generating funds in foreign currencies to help bridge a balance of payment crisis.

Top Pakistan court upholds blasphemy acquittal of Christian woman

Jan 29 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, dismissing a petition filed by Islamists who have called for her execution. | Video

Pakistan Supreme Court to review Christian woman's blasphemy acquittal

Jan 28 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court will on Tuesday begin a review of its acquittal of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, a verdict that sparked days of Islamist protests over a case that has divided society and incited killings.

Pakistan eases visa rules to 'heaven for tourists'

Jan 25 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has loosened travel restrictions in the hope of reviving tourism by offering visas on arrival to visitors from 50 countries and electronic visas to 175 nationalities, the government said on Friday.

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