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Pakistan PM hints at further cabinet changes after 'batting order' shuffle

2:13pm BST

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that he would not hesitate to make more changes to his cabinet if required a day after a major reshuffle that saw the appointment of a new finance minister and nine other ministerial switches.

'Erasing the poor': Pakistanis feel crunch of rising prices

04 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI Pakistan's surging petrol prices have more than halved the income of taxi driver Yasir Sultan, just one of many consumers whose faith in a government elected last year on a pledge to help the poor has been shattered. | Video

Facebook deletes accounts linked to India's Congress party, Pakistan military

01 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for "inauthentic behaviour", it said on Monday, many linked to India's opposition Congress party days before a national election, and others related to Pakistan's military.

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

01 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani military's public relations arm, the social media group announced on Monday.

Karachi revitalization drive aims to remake Pakistan's largest city

31 Mar 2019

KARACHI At a historic market commissioned by Queen Victoria in Pakistan's southern metropolis of Karachi, third-generation spice seller Mohammad Shakeel Abbasi complains that a move to clear illegal encroachments has left poor shopkeepers jobless.

Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

23 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbours. | Video

Pakistan eyes $900 million investment deals during Malaysian PM's visit

21 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan is set to sign deals worth $900 million in telecoms, information technology during a three day visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, a senior official said on Thursday.

Pakistan women's march organisers highlight online death threats

16 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD Organisers of an International Women's Day march in Pakistan say they have had death and rape threats on social media over the event, which prompted complaints from some convervative groups.

No access to Pakistan religious school that India says it bombed

08 Mar 2019

JABA, Pakistan Pakistani security officials on Thursday prevented a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to the site of a madrasa and a group of surrounding buildings that was targeted by Indian warplanes last week.

Religious school that India says it bombed looks undamaged and deserted

07 Mar 2019

JABA, Pakistan Days after India said its warplanes hit a militant Islamist group's training camp on the site of a religious school in northeastern Pakistan, killing a large number of militants, the site appeared undamaged and deserted.

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