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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.

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Jul 29 2018

Pakistan opposition party calls for investigation of election 'rigging'

LAHORE Pakistan's main opposition party called on Sunday for a judicial investigation into what it said was rigging at an election this week that it lost.

Jul 29 2018

Doctors say jailed former Pakistani PM Sharif should be transferred to hospital

LAHORE, July 29 Doctors are concerned about the health of jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and have requested prison authorities in Rawalpindi to transfer him to a hospital, a government official said on Sunday.

Jul 20 2018

Missing Pakistani peace activist returns home, friends say

LAHORE, Pakistan A peace activist who disappeared last year after criticizing Pakistan's military has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday.

Jul 16 2018

Police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party

LAHORE, Pakistan Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week.

Jul 15 2018

Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM's party 10 days before election

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.

Jul 13 2018

Ousted Pakistan PM arrested on return, as bomber kills scores

LAHORE Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalize their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election.

Jul 12 2018

Hundreds of former Pakistan ruling party members detained, they say

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistani police detained hundreds of members of the former ruling party in the central city of Lahore on Thursday, weeks before the country heads to the polls, party officials said.

Jul 03 2018

Record rains turn Pakistani city's roads into rivers; six dead

LAHORE, Pakistan The heaviest rains in 38 years have turned roads into virtual rivers in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, stranding motorists and leaving at least six people dead, an official said on Tuesday.

Jun 29 2018

Pakistan court lifts ex-PM's disqualification in latest election twist

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani high court on Friday overturned a tribunal decision disqualifying outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from running in his home constituency, yet another dramatic twist ahead of general elections due to be held next month.

Jun 28 2018

Pakistan takes radical Sunni leader off terrorist watchlist ahead of election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has removed the leader of one of the country's largest Islamist extremist groups from its terrorist watchlist while the Election Commission considers whether his group can field candidates in a general election next month, an official said on Thursday.

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