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Pakistan PM Khan appoints new finance ministry chief in major reshuffle

18 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil.

Pakistan reaches 'agreement in principle' with IMF over bailout

15 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has reached an "agreement in principle" with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over a bailout program and expects to formally secure a rescue package later this month, a Pakistani minister said on Monday.

RPT-Facebook, Twitter sucked into India-Pakistan information war

03 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI, April 2 Pakistani social media campaigner Hanzala Tayyab leads about 300 ultra-nationalist cyber warriors fighting an internet war with arch-foe India, in a battle that is increasingly sucking in global tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook.

Facebook, Twitter sucked into India-Pakistan information war

02 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Pakistani social media campaigner Hanzala Tayyab leads about 300 ultra-nationalist cyber warriors fighting an internet war with arch-foe India, in a battle that is increasingly sucking in global tech giants such as Twitter and Facebook.

INSIGHT-India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other - sources

18 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, March 17 The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said.

India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other - sources

17 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said.

RPT-INSIGHT-Pakistan military eyes key role developing giant copper and gold mine

13 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD, March 12 Pakistan's military is taking a key role in the development of one of the world's biggest untapped copper and gold deposits, which is currently stalled by a multi-billion dollar legal wrangle with foreign mining firms, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.

Pakistan to offer gas fields to foreign explorers, investors: official

12 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan plans to offers dozens of gas field concessions in the coming year to fill in a fuel shortage, a senior official said, with Islamabad hoping a sharp drop in militant violence and changes to exploration policy will attract foreign investors.

Pakistan to offer gas fields to foreign explorers, investors -official

12 Mar 2019

* Govt to raise military force to protect exploration projects

Pakistan military eyes key role developing giant copper and gold mine

12 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's military is taking a key role in the development of one of the world's biggest untapped copper and gold deposits, which is currently stalled by a multi-billion dollar legal wrangle with foreign mining firms, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.

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