Pakistan

China says AIIB won't be used for $46 billion Pakistan deal

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BEIJING - China does not plan to use either its new Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB) or Silk Road fund to finance the $46 billion Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, with money to come from both countries instead, a senior diplomat said on Friday.

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Chinese president to visit Pakistan, hammer out $46-billion deal 16 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - Chinese President Xi Jinping will launch energy and infrastructure projects worth $46 billion (30.80 billion pounds) on a visit to Pakistan next week as China cements links with its old ally and generates opportunities for firms hit by slack growth at home.

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Pakistani court blocks execution of those convicted by military courts 16 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of death sentences passed by military courts set up this year after a spike in militant violence but which have raised concern about fairness and the extent of military powers.

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'We will never forget you,' Malala writes to kidnapped Nigerian girls 15 Apr 2015

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani teenager and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday told Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants they will never be forgotten and to never lose hope.

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Pakistan's MQM chief questioned again by UK police over money-laundering 14 Apr 2015

LONDON - Altaf Hussain, the leader of one of Pakistan's major political parties, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), who lives in exile in London, was questioned again on Tuesday over money-laundering allegations, his party said.

Pakistan's cartoon 'Burka Avenger' swoops into India to empower girls 14 Apr 2015

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women's empowerment to India, the creator of the Pakistani children's series said.

Pakistan's cartoon 'Burka Avenger' swoops into India to empower girls 14 Apr 2015

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A female cartoon superhero who dons a burka to tackle crimes against girls and other social ills is bringing her message of women's empowerment to India, the creator of the Pakistani children's series said.

Saudi minister in Pakistan after lawmakers reject troop request 12 Apr 2015

ISLAMABAD - Saudi Arabia's minister for religious affairs arrived in Pakistan late on Sunday, two days after the country's parliament rejected a Saudi appeal for support for its military intervention in Yemen.

Drone strike in northwest Pakistan kills four suspected militants 12 Apr 2015

PARACHINAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed at least four suspected Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, security officials said, as al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent confirmed two of its commanders had been killed in similar attacks this year.

Turkey's Erdogan holds call with Pakistani PM over Yemen crisis 11 Apr 2015

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Yemen crisis with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a telephone call on Saturday, the Pakistani embassy said, a day after he held similar talks with the Saudi king and the emir of Qatar.