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Saad Sayeed

Pakistan PM orders probe after policeman found dead in Afghanistan

Nov 15 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the death of a senior police officer who disappeared from Islamabad last month and whose body was found in Afghanistan.

Twitter warns Pakistan rights activists over government criticism

Nov 12 2018

ISLAMABAD Two Pakistani rights activists said on Monday they had been warned by Twitter about objectionable content on the social media network, a move that signals an ongoing push by authorities in the South Asian country to rein in free speech online.

Twitter warns Pakistani rights activists over govt criticism

Nov 12 2018

ISLAMABAD, Nov 12 Social network Twitter has warned two Pakistani rights activists against objectionable content, they said on Monday, a move that signals a continuing push by the south Asian nation to rein in free speech online.

Pakistan gets a boost of confidence but IMF bailout still on the cards

Nov 07 2018

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani finance minister's bullish comments declaring the end of an economic crisis have bolstered confidence ahead of crunch talks with the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, but the country is still likely to need a bailout.

On eve of IMF talks, Pakistan says balance of payments crisis over

Nov 06 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's finance minister said on Tuesday that its balance of payments crisis was over, a day before an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team was due to arrive to discuss a possible aid package.

Pakistan to begin talks with IMF over yet another bailout

Nov 06 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan begins nearly two weeks of talks with the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday over what would be the South Asian country's 13th IMF bailout since the 1980s to help it end a spiralling current account crisis.

Twitter suspends account of hardline cleric on Pakistan government's request

Nov 05 2018

ISLAMABAD Twitter suspended the account of a ultra-right Pakistani cleric on Sunday following inflammatory statements targeting the judiciary, prime minister, and military after the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, the government said.

Husband of freed Pakistani Christian woman appeals to Trump for refuge

Nov 04 2018

ISLAMABAD The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted after spending eight years on death row on charges of blasphemy has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for refuge, citing danger to family members' lives.

Fearing 'angry mob', lawyer of freed Christian woman leaves Pakistan

Nov 03 2018

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani lawyer who helped a Christian woman overturn her death sentence for blasphemy said on Saturday he had left the country in fear of his life after her acquittal earlier this week sparked street protests by Islamists.

Pakistani Islamists to call off protests over Christian woman

Nov 02 2018

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD A Pakistani Islamist party said on Friday it will call off protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman who faced hanging on blasphemy charges, striking a deal with the government to end three days of protests in major cities.

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