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Pakistan reports card-skimming, but says no mass bank data breach

Nov 06 2018

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Pakistan's central bank rushed on Tuesday to reassure investors and consumers that its banking system had not been hacked after a mass skimming operation hit customers' credit and debit cards.

Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian

Nov 02 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations. | Video

Pakistan stocks touch 2-year low after appeal for IMF bailout

Oct 15 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's stock market on Monday closed down 2 percent after briefly hitting a two-year low, weighed down by a global selloff and the new government seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

UPDATE 2-Pakistan stocks touch 2-year low after appeal for IMF bailout

Oct 15 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct 15 Pakistan's stock market on Monday closed down 2 percent after briefly hitting a two-year low, weighed down by a global selloff and the new government seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Widow of slain Pakistani candidate wins his seat in by-election

Oct 15 2018

ISLAMABAD The wife of a Pakistani politician killed in a Taliban suicide attack during campaigning won her husband's provincial seat in by-elections as the ruling party of new Prime Minister Imran Khan retained its slim majority in parliament.

Shares in Pakistani national carrier tumble 16 percent after bourse censure

Oct 10 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Oct 10 Shares in Pakistan's state-controlled national carrier fell 15.9 percent on Wednesday after the bourse sanctioned the airline for not complying with stock exchange rules.

Pakistan stocks slide on doubt over whether govt to approach IMF

Oct 08 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct 8 Pakistani stocks fell more than 3 percent on Monday on uncertainty over whether the new government will approach the International Monetary Fund for a bailout package or not, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was seeking other options.

Pakistan seeks to build oil refinery near Gwadar port: minister

Oct 02 2018

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI Pakistan wants to build an oil refinery near the deep-water port of Gwadar to reduce petroleum product imports, a planning official said on Tuesday as the government hosted a Saudi delegation reported to be considering funding the project.

Pakistan jails software firm chief in $140 million diploma scam

Sep 26 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan The head of a Pakistani company convicted of bilking customers worldwide out of $140 million in online sales of bogus university degrees has been arrested weeks after being sentenced to jail, media reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan disputes U.S. account of call between Pompeo and new PM Khan

Aug 24 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistan has disputed Washington's account of a phone call between new Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denying that there was any discussion on militants operating in Pakistan.

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