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Pakistan’s Extreme Poverty Drops to 3.9 Percent: ADB


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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US CENTCOM Arrives in Pakistan


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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Pakistan to observe Sept 6 as Kashmir Defense Day


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Defense and Martyrs Day of Pakistan will also be observed as Kashmir Defense Day on Friday, The News reported Thursday. Delivering speech at an international conference on Kashmir, she said this showed the …

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Saudi FM Likely to Visit Pakistan This Week


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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“All Pakistanis are standing with Kashmiris”: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis, on the appeal of Prime Minister Imran Khan, came out in droves on Friday to observe ‘Kashmir Hour’ from 12pm to 12:30pm to express solidarity with Kashmiris in Jammu and Kashmir. Education institutions, government and private offices, banks, traders, lawyers and military authorities took part in the …

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Imran Khan, MBS Discuss Kashmir Issue for the Third Time


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed Kashmir issue with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) on Monday evening. This was the third time the two leaders had discussed regional developments since India had revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government decided to withdraw …

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President of the World Bank Visits Pakistan in November


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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Pakistan would not Want to Talk to India Anymore: Imran Khan


NEW YORK – Deploring the lack of response to his repeated offers of dialogue with India before and after the August 5 crackdown in occupied Kashmir, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would no longer seek dialogue with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, whom he accused of intending to …

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