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Thousands protest in Pakistan over U.S. killing of Iranian commander

05 Jan 2020

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Protestors clashed with police in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Sunday, as thousands of demonstrators attempted to march toward the U.S. consulate to protest the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.

Pakistan inflation 12.63% in December - statistics bureau

01 Jan 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan’s annual inflation rate dropped marginally in December to 12.63% compared with 12.67% in November, as some commodity prices eased, the Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

Pakistani man aims to bring shade to Iraq's Arbaeen pilgrims

29 Nov 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan A retired Pakistani industrialist sent thousands of saplings to Iraq on Friday to bring shade to pilgrims, an idea formed when his relatives returned from a holy site with sunburn.

UPDATE 1-Pakistan central bank keeps rates on hold as inflation steadies

22 Nov 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov 22 Pakistan's central bank kept its main interest rate at 13.25% on Friday, having recently stopped hiking rates as data on the economy has begun to show that inflation is steadying.

Pakistan grapples with drug-resistant typhoid outbreak

22 Nov 2019

KARACHI, Pakistan Early this year Muhammad Haider Sajjad, a thin bespectacled boy of 15, was hospitalised in Karachi, Pakistan's commercial capital.

'Plan B': Pakistan anti-government protesters leave capital to block roads countrywide

13 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway on Wednesday, but began what they called a "Plan B" aimed at crippling the country's roads and ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan anti-government protesters block highway in campaign to oust PM

13 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD, Nov 13 Anti-government protesters in Pakistan blocked a key highway linking the country to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as part of what they called the "second phase" of action aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

IMF to release second tranche of $6 billion Pakistan loan package

11 Nov 2019

(This November 8 story corrects "first" to "second" in headline, para 1)

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch

11 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by the end of next year, a senior official said.

Weary residents of Pakistani capital endure another round of protests

08 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Patience is wearing thin among some residents of the Pakistani capital enduring another round of anti-government protests, with tens of thousands of opposition supporters showing no sign of giving up despite the onset of winter rain.

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