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U.S., EU nations express 'serious concerns' about Pakistan's aid group crackdown

25 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Western nations, including the United States and European countries, have expressed "serious concerns" to Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan about a crackdown on aid groups, diplomats said.

PM Khan says Pakistan to seek IMF bailout despite $6 billion Saudi offer

24 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan still plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite a Saudi Arabian offer of a $6 billion rescue package, and is in talks with two other "friendly nations" for more loans. | Video

'Path of thorns': An IMF bailout set to impede Pakistan PM's populist agenda

12 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a major headache for populist new Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan rupee plunges in de facto devaluation as IMF talks loom

09 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani rupee plunged about 7 percent on Tuesday in an apparent central bank devaluation, while the stock market snapped a six-day skid after the government said it plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Pakistan Islamists warn of 'terrible consequences' of blasphemy appeal

08 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD A hardline Pakistani Islamist group has warned of "terrible consequences" if a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy is granted leniency in an appeal heard on Monday, a case that has drawn global headlines and indignation.

Pakistan's rupee under pressure amid regional currency turmoil

03 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Emerging markets currency turmoil and higher oil prices are putting increasing pressure on Pakistan's central bank to devalue the rupee for a fifth time in a year, analysts said on Wednesday.

Pakistan's rupee under pressure amid regional currency turmoil

03 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 Emerging markets currency turmoil and higher oil prices are putting increasing pressure on Pakistan's central bank to devalue the rupee for a fifth time in a year, analysts said on Wednesday.

Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese 'Silk Road' projects

30 Sep 2018

ISLAMABAD After lengthy delays, an $8.2 billion revamp of a colonial-era rail line snaking from the Arabian Sea to the foothills of the Hindu Kush has become a test of Pakistan's ability to rethink signature Chinese "Silk Road" projects due to debt concerns.

In shift, Pakistani giant Engro to bet big on rising middle class

14 Sep 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's chemicals-to-energy conglomerate Engro Corp has seen its fortunes rise on the back of massive Chinese investment, but plans to shape its future growth around the country's vast population and expanding middle class, its chief executive said.

New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

20 Aug 2018

(The Aug. 19 story was refiled to correct the translation of Khan's quote in paragraph 20 to clarify he was referring to a struggle, not holy war)

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