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Pakistan’s Extreme Poverty Drops to 3.9 Percent: ADB

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ISLAMABAD – In Pakistan, extreme poverty (or less than $ 1.9 a day) went from 28.6% of the total population in 2001 to 3.9% in 2015, said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in a report. ADB released the 50th edition of its annual statistical report, Key Indicators for Asia and …

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Pakistan Calls for Strengthening of UNMOGIP

Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council to explore the possibility of strengthening the UN Military Observer Mission in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), which monitors the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, as New Delhi’s revocation of the disputed state’s special status has heightened tensions between …

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US CENTCOM Arrives in Pakistan

CENTCOM

WASHINGTON – United States Central Commander (CENTCOM) arrived in Islamabad on Saturday accompanied by a 17-member delegation, Daily Times reported Saturday. During his visit to Pakistan, the US General will hold important meetings with military and civil leadership. The sources said that the US general’s visit to Pakistan amid rising …

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Saudi FM Likely to Visit Pakistan This Week

Saudi

ISLAMABAD – Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, is expected to visit Pakistan most likely within this week to discuss the deteriorating situation in South Asia after annexation of Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian government, the News reported Tuesday. Adel Al-Jubeir held a meeting with Pakistan …

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“Kashmiri Freedom Struggle will Bear Fruit”

Kashmir

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, on Monday said that Kashmir has been turned into jail by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the freedom struggle of Kashmiris will still bear fruit. While talking to media in Lahore, Chaudhry maintained that Muslims in the …

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France Monitors Kashmir Rights: Macron to Modi

Macron

PARIS – France is preoccupied with “interests and rights of civilian populations” in Kashmir, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, as Indian closures on Kashmir approach the 19th day. Frenchman Emmanuel Macron had a “frank” exchange with the Indian Narendra Modi about the tensions …

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President of the World Bank Visits Pakistan in November

Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – World Bank President David Malpass will visit Pakistan in the first week of November, Daily Nation reported Friday. Patchamuthu Illangovan, Country Director at the World Bank in Pakistan, made the remarks at a meeting with Prime Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, the Prime Minister’s advisor on finance and income. …

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