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Mehreen Zahra-Malik

In Pakistan, clean fuel firm struggles despite energy shortages

Mar 30 2017

CHAKWAL, Pakistan Hassan Raza says his clean fuel company, which captures natural gas "flared" at Pakistan's oil fields and sells it to industrial customers, is struggling to expand despite energy shortages and concerns over the country's poor pollution record.

Pakistan PM orders border re-opening amid tense Afghanistan ties

Mar 20 2017

ISLAMABAD/TORKHAM, Afghanistan Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the two main border crossings to Afghanistan to be re-opened on Monday, after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad blamed on militants operating from across the frontier.

Pakistan bans rallies praising killer of blasphemy law reform proponent

Feb 28 2017

ISLAMABAD Pakistan said on Tuesday it would bar Islamist organisations from staging rallies commemorating a killer whom many religious groups consider a hero for assassinating a prominent politician who had called for the reform of blasphemy laws.

Land rush around Pakistan's Gwadar port triggered by Chinese investment

Feb 23 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani real estate giant Rafi Group made a ten-fold profit last year from its sale of hundreds of acres of land in the remote fishing town of Gwadar, acquired soon after the government announced plans for a deep-sea port there.

Land rush around Pakistan's Gwadar port triggered by Chinese investment

Feb 23 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan Feb 23 Pakistani real estate giant Rafi Group made a ten-fold profit last year from its sale of hundreds of acres of land in the remote fishing town of Gwadar, acquired soon after the government announced plans for a deep-sea port there.

Tesco tests waters in Pakistan with Alpha Supermarkets tie-up

Feb 16 2017

ISLAMABAD Britain's biggest retailer Tesco will stock its products at a Pakistani supermarket chain, a Tesco official said on Thursday, dipping its toes in a country of nearly 200 million with rising consumer spending and a growing middle class.

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber targets judges in Peshawar

Feb 15 2017

ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber from the Pakistani Taliban militant group attacked a van carrying judges in northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, wounding several judges and killing the driver, police said.

Forbidden love: Valentine's Day banned for some in Asia

Feb 14 2017

JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD Valentine's Day celebrations on Tuesday were banned by authorities in parts of Indonesia and Pakistan, home to Asia's largest Muslim populations, saying the romantic tradition encouraged casual sex and ran counter to cultural norms. | Video

Pakistan boycotts U.N. meeting after U.S. visa delay for Islamist politician

Feb 13 2017

ISLAMABAD The failure of Pakistan's Senate deputy chairman, a prominent Islamist politician, to get a U.S. visa on time for a trip to the United States prompted Pakistan to boycott a U.N.-sponsored meeting on Monday, a parliamentary official said.

Hyundai to assemble cars in Pakistan in venture with textile group Nishat Mills

Feb 03 2017

ISLAMABAD Hyundai Motor Company plans to set up a car assembly plant in Pakistan in a joint venture with local textile firm Nishat Mills , an official from Nishat said on Friday.

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