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Pakistan eyes $900 million investment deals during Malaysian PM's visit

Mar 21 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan is set to sign deals worth $900 million in telecoms, information technology during a three day visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, a senior official said on Thursday.

Pakistan womens' march organizers highlight online death threats

Mar 16 2019

ISLAMABAD Organisers of an International Women's Day march in Pakistan say they have had death and rape threats on social media over the event, which prompted complaints from some conservative groups.

No access to Pakistan religious school that India says it bombed

Mar 08 2019

JABA, Pakistan Pakistani security officials on Thursday prevented a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to the site of a madrasa and a group of surrounding buildings that was targeted by Indian warplanes last week.

Religious school that India says it bombed looks undamaged and deserted

Mar 07 2019

JABA, Pakistan Days after India said its warplanes hit a militant Islamist group's training camp on the site of a religious school in northeastern Pakistan, killing a large number of militants, the site appeared undamaged and deserted.

Pakistan sacks provincial minister for anti-Hindu comments

Mar 05 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government sacked a provincial minister on Tuesday for making offensive comments about Hindus, amid easing tensions with India after the two nuclear-armed neighbors came to the brink of war last month.

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 activists' arrests fuel tension with Afghanistan

Feb 07 2019

ISLAMABAD The arrest of a group of ethnic Pashtun activists at a rally in Pakistanthis week rekindled an angry row with neighbouring Afghanistan on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Islamabad's treatment of the protesters.

Pakistani rights group says regional leader killed by police

Feb 03 2019

ISLAMABAD Authorities in Pakistan's Baluchistan province said on Sunday they had launched an investigation into the death of a regional leader of a Pakistani civil rights group, who died in what his movement called a "targeted attack" by police at a sit-in.

Pakistan unveils tax cuts, incentives to boost growth

Jan 23 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Finance Minister Asad Umar unveiled a package of measures on Wednesday to boost exports and investment and help Islamabad address a severe balance of payments squeeze that has forced it to turn to the International Monetary Fund for help.

Pakistani activist arrested, MP says, Amnesty calls for release

Jan 21 2019

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani activist affiliated with a group that has angered the country's powerful military with its campaign against disappearances was arrested on Monday, an MP said, leading Amnesty International to call for him to be charged or immediately released.

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