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Pakistan PM to meet Trump for talks on improving ties

Jul 04 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington later this month, its foreign office said on Thursday, a visit that could help to ease tensions between the two countries.

Pakistan Pashtun activists say leader arrests herald state crackdown

Jun 21 2019

(This version of the June 20 story corrects rank of military spokesman in paragraph 9)

Pakistan fans turn to humour to get over World Cup humbling by India

Jun 17 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan fans mocked their cricket team's underwhelming performance on social media after Sarfaraz Ahmed's men suffered an 89-run defeat against arch rivals India at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

Cricket: Pakistan PM Khan tells players to beat India with mental strength

Jun 16 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistani prime minister and cricket great Imran Khan on Sunday urged his country's cricket team to be mentally strong and take calculated risks to triumph in a crucial World Cup clash with arch-rivals India later in the day.

Pakistan says to get $3.4 billion in budgetary aid from ADB

Jun 15 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will receive $3.4 billion in budgetary support from the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the de facto finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks help to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis.

Pakistan says to get $3.4 billion in budgetary aid from ADB

Jun 15 2019

ISLAMABAD, June 15 Pakistan will receive $3.4 billion in budgetary support from the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the de facto finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks help to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis.

Watched by IMF, Pakistan targets steep rise in tax revenue

Jun 11 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government targeted a sharp hike in tax revenues on Tuesday as it presented plans for next year's budget, amid shouts and protests from opponents in parliament angry at measures set under pressure for an IMF loan agreement.

Christian woman who was on death row has left Pakistan, lawyer says

May 09 2019

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy has left the country, her lawyer and media said on Wednesday, more than six months after she was acquitted by Pakistan's top court. | Video

Pakistan's Ahmadi community faces growing discrimination, report says

May 06 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Ahmadi community faces growing institutionalized discrimination fanned by last year's election campaign by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the minority movement said in a report issued on Monday.

U.N. blacklists founder of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed

May 01 2019

UNITED NATIONS/ISLAMABAD A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse.

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Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran.