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Pakistani pilots question government list of 'dubious' pilots

30 Jun 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani airline pilots and their union have raised questions about a government list of 262 pilots with "dubious" credentials, saying it is full of discrepancies.

Pakistani pilots question government list of "dubious" pilots

30 Jun 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 30 Pakistani airline pilots and their union have raised questions about a government list of 262 pilots with "dubious" credentials, saying it is full of discrepancies.

Pakistan cracks down on safety breaches, coronavirus cases top 100,000

08 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD Authorities in Pakistan have stepped up enforcement of government safety measures after a rise in the daily number of coronavirus infections pushed total cases to more than 100,000.

Architect of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme tells court he is 'kept prisoner'

15 May 2020

ISLAMABAD Abdul Qadeer Khan, who made international headlines in 2004 after publicly confessing his role in global nuclear proliferation, has petitioned Pakistan's top court to say he is being "kept prisoner" by government agencies and not allowed to plead his case for freedom of movement.

Pakistan excludes religious sect from minority commission

07 May 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's cabinet has declined to include a religious sect that rights group says suffers widespread persecution in a newly formed commission for minorities, after opposition from conservatives in the government, officials said on Thursday.

India and Pakistan ease coronavirus restrictions for some small businesses

25 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD India allowed shops in residential areas to reopen from Saturday, more than a month after the country went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, federal and state officials said.

India ramps up coronavirus tests as South Asian cases top 12,000

10 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD India said on Friday it ramped up coronavirus testing as documented cases there rose above 6,700 and topped 12,000 across South Asia.

South Asian nations weigh tighter lockdowns as coronavirus cases hit 12,000

10 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD April 10 India accounts for more than half the tally of those infected with coronavirus across south Asia, which crossed 12,000 on Friday, government data showed, despite a harsh weeks-long clampdown to control the outbreak.

Pakistan's forex reserves slump 12% in just weeks amid coronavirus outbreak

06 Apr 2020

ISLAMABAD, April 6 Pakistan's foreign exchanges reserves plunged more than 12% or $1.6 billion over just three weeks in March as the coronavirus outbreak roiled global financial markets, the latest data from the central bank showed.

Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case

03 Apr 2020

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities on Friday ordered the detention of four men set to be released after being acquitted by a court over the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, and the government said it would challenge the acquittal next week. | Video

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