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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

11 Jun 2018

Pakistan's new rupee devaluation shows economic risk before election

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD The Pakistani rupee slumped 3.8 percent against the dollar on Monday before slightly recovering in what appeared to be the third currency devaluation in seven months by the central bank amid fears of a balance of payments crisis.

01 Jun 2018

Pakistan's 'disqualified' ex-foreign minister allowed to contest election

KARACHI, Pakistan Former Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Asif will be allowed to contest a July 25 general election after the Supreme Court on Friday overturned his disqualification from politics, in a boost to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.

18 Apr 2018

Exclusive - Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military: sources

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI Pakistan's largest TV station has been allowed back on the air at some major cable operators after talks with the military on demands it make changes in political coverage, two officials who work for the channel's media group told Reuters on Wednesday.

13 Apr 2018

Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life on Friday amid an ongoing corruption trial and ahead of general elections due this year.

09 Apr 2018

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive this week to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic.

04 Apr 2018

U.S.-designated 'terrorists' vow to run in Pakistan elections

KARACHI, Pakistan A Pakistani political party placed on the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations vowed on Wednesday to continue its political activities and participate in upcoming elections.

29 Mar 2018

Labor of love - Vintage Vespa fans cling to the past in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD As cheap Chinese-made motorbikes flood Pakistan's roads, fans of vintage Vespa scooters are scrambling to find spare parts and preserve models that hark back to a bygone era.

26 Mar 2018

Pakistan touts PSL final in pitch to host foreign teams

KARACHI, Pakistan The trouble-free Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket final, held in Karachi on Sunday amid a festival atmosphere, has reignited calls for foreign national teams to look past security concerns and play regular cricket in Pakistan.

21 Mar 2018

Fugitive Pakistani policeman surrenders to face extra-judicial killings inquiry

KARACHI A senior Pakistani policeman accused of a role in police killings surrendered to the Supreme Court on Wednesday after two months on the run, media said, in a case that has stirred anger about extra-judicial killings.

20 Mar 2018

Pakistan port pulls containers from sea after ship scrapes another

Karachi, Pakistan, March 20 Authorities in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi have launched an effort to retrieve 21 containers knocked overboard after a ship moving into its berth brushed against a stationary vessel, officials said on Tuesday.

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