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Pakistan fans turn to humour to get over World Cup humbling by India

17 Jun 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan fans mocked their cricket team's underwhelming performance on social media after Sarfaraz Ahmed's men suffered an 89-run defeat against arch rivals India at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

Cricket: Pakistan PM Khan tells players to beat India with mental strength

16 Jun 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistani prime minister and cricket great Imran Khan on Sunday urged his country's cricket team to be mentally strong and take calculated risks to triumph in a crucial World Cup clash with arch-rivals India later in the day.

Pakistan says to get $3.4 billion in budgetary aid from ADB

15 Jun 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will receive $3.4 billion in budgetary support from the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the de facto finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks help to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis.

Pakistan says to get $3.4 billion in budgetary aid from ADB

15 Jun 2019

ISLAMABAD, June 15 Pakistan will receive $3.4 billion in budgetary support from the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the de facto finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks help to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis.

Watched by IMF, Pakistan targets steep rise in tax revenue

11 Jun 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government targeted a sharp hike in tax revenues on Tuesday as it presented plans for next year's budget, amid shouts and protests from opponents in parliament angry at measures set under pressure for an IMF loan agreement.

Christian woman who was on death row has left Pakistan, lawyer says

09 May 2019

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy has left the country, her lawyer and media said on Wednesday, more than six months after she was acquitted by Pakistan's top court. | Video

Pakistan's Ahmadi community faces growing discrimination, report says

06 May 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Ahmadi community faces growing institutionalised discrimination fanned by last year's election campaign by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the minority movement said in a report issued on Monday.

U.N. blacklists founder of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed

01 May 2019

UNITED NATIONS/ISLAMABAD A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse.

Pakistan plans to bring 30,000 madrasas under government control

29 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan plans to take control of a network of over 30,000 madrasas as part of a drive to "mainstream" the Islamic schools by bringing them under state control, the military's spokesman said on Monday.

Khan's interior minister pick raises questions about 'new' Pakistan

27 Apr 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new interior minister, appointed in a major cabinet reshuffle this month by Prime Minister Imran Khan, is a former spy chief and close ally of the country's last military ruler who has long been accused of deep ties to militant groups.

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