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Pakistan disputes U.S. account of call between Pompeo and new PM Khan

24 Aug 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistan has disputed Washington's account of a phone call between new Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denying that there was any discussion on militants operating in Pakistan.

Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in Karachi

19 Jul 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan's largest city to a standstill with a single phone call.

Pakistan's secular Pashtun party defiant after Taliban bomber kills 20 activists

12 Jul 2018

PESHAWAR/KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's Awami National Party vowed on Wednesday not to be swayed from its resolve to face down terrorists, a day after a Taliban suicide bombing killed a score of its activists, including the son of a party leader assassinated in 2012.

Pakistani authorities arrest son-in-law of ousted premier Sharif

08 Jul 2018

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Sunday arrested the son–in-law of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was on Friday sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison over a corruption ruling linked to his family's purchase of luxury flats in London.

Pakistan's new rupee devaluation shows economic risk before election

11 Jun 2018

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.

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

01 Jun 2018

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.

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

18 Apr 2018

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.

Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

13 Apr 2018

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.

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive

09 Apr 2018

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.

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

04 Apr 2018

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.

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