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Local Elections Held in Pakistan’s Tribal Region


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas held their first-ever provincial elections on Saturday, in a region along the Afghan border that was once controlled by militant groups. Nearly 3 million people were eligible to vote in the provincial assembly elections on July 20, which opened at 8 a.m. local time …

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ADB Urged to Increase Lending in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Federal Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar on Thursday urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to increase lending to Pakistan, including program loans and project financing, APP reported Friday. In a meeting with ADB Country Director Xiaohong Yang, the Minister acknowledged ADB support to Pakistan and discussed key …

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Imran Khan Vows to Try Indian ‘Spy’ Under Law

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister on Thursday said an alleged Indian spy was guilty of crimes and that his country would proceed as per law, Andolu News Agency reported on Thursday quoting the Pakistani media agencies. “Appreciate ICJ’s [International Court of Justice] decision not to acquit, release & return Commander …

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Pakistan Reopens Its Airspace to Civil Aviation


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan opened its airspace for civil aviation on Tuesday, after months of restrictions imposed after a stalemate neighboring country, India, Reuters reported on Monday. The Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report published at IAT website said, “With immediate effect, Pakistan’s airspace is open to all types of civilian …

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Pakistan Needs Free Access to US Markets


ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani business community on Sunday hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to the United States would bring the two countries closer together and help them explore new areas of mutual cooperation, as well as seek direct access to markets duty-free in order to stabilize its …

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IMF Assesses Pakistan’s Financing Need at $25.5b


ISLAMABAD – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assessed Pakistan’s gross financing requirement at $25.5 billion in this fiscal year on the back of mounting debt repayment whereas the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated that it will provide $10 billion over a period of five years, Express Tribune reported …

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Putin Invites Imran Khan to Visit Russia


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Russia in September at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, Pakistani media reported. According to the Geo TV, the Russian President had extended an invitation to Prime Minister Imran Khan at the meeting of the Council of Heads of State (CHS) …

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Pakistani PM Orders Nationwide Crackdown on Smuggling


ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani government has decided to start a nationwide crackdown against the trade and use of smuggled items in the country, Pakistan Today reported on Tuesday. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan that was convened to prevent smuggling. Imran Khan said …

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