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Pakistani Christian woman's blasphemy ordeal highlights plight of minorities

Nov 01 2018

ISLAMABAD Until one sweltering day in 2009, Asia Bibi led a simple life with her husband and children in rural Pakistan. Hers was one of only three Christian families in her village but they'd never had much trouble from Muslim neighbors, relatives say.

Saudis offer Pakistan $6 billion rescue package to ease economic crisis

Oct 23 2018

ISLAMABAD Saudi Arabia has agreed to give Pakistan $3 billion in foreign currency support for a year and a further loan worth up to $3 billion in deferred payments for oil imports to help stave off a current account crisis, Pakistan's government said on Tuesday.

Pakistan's Engro says 'no obligation' to renegotiate LNG contract

Oct 19 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistani conglomerate Engro Corp Ltd said on Friday it had "no obligation" to renegotiate a contract with the government for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), a day after the new petroleum minister said it would seek new terms.

UPDATE 1-Pakistan's Engro says "no obligation" to renegotiate LNG contract

Oct 19 2018

ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 Pakistani conglomerate Engro Corp Ltd said on Friday it had "no obligation" to renegotiate a contract with the government for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), a day after the new petroleum minister said it would seek new terms.

New Pakistani government seeks to renegotiate LNG terminal deals - minister

Oct 18 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new government will renegotiate agreements for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, the country's petroleum minister said on Thursday, part of a wider investigation into deals struck by the previous government.

UPDATE 2-New Pakistani government seeks to renegotiate LNG terminal deals - minister

Oct 18 2018

ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 Pakistan's new government will renegotiate agreements for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, the country's petroleum minister said on Thursday, part of a wider investigation into deals struck by the previous government.

Pakistan's new government to open talks with IMF for financial assistance

Oct 08 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new government will open talks with the International Monetary Fund for emergency financial assistance to ease a mounting balance of payments crisis, the finance ministry said on Monday.

Pakistan quickly needs bigger FX reserves, more reforms - IMF

Oct 05 2018

ISLAMABAD The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Friday that Pakistan needs to quickly secure "significant external financing" to stave off a foreign currency crisis, though it did not suggest who could supply the money.

Pakistan's rupee under pressure amid regional currency turmoil

Oct 03 2018

ISLAMABAD Emerging markets currency turmoil and higher oil prices are putting increasing pressure on Pakistan's central bank to devalue the rupee for a fifth time in a year, analysts said on Wednesday.

Pakistan's rupee under pressure amid regional currency turmoil

Oct 03 2018

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 Emerging markets currency turmoil and higher oil prices are putting increasing pressure on Pakistan's central bank to devalue the rupee for a fifth time in a year, analysts said on Wednesday.

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