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Pakistan to discuss India's violation of Indus Water Treaty with WB president Pakistan to discuss India's violation of Indus Water Treaty with WB president
Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has stated Pakistan will discuss India’s violation of the Indus Water Treaty with the president of World Bank, Radio Pakistan reported. Speaking to media on Saturday, Chaudhry revealed a four-member delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali had arrived in Washington to hold the talks. He added that the issue of con...
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Pakistani exchange student among ten killed in Texas school shooting Pakistani exchange student among ten killed in Texas school shooting
Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student was among the ten killed in the school shooting which occurred in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday. Sheikh was studying in the US through an exchange program facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme. In a letter sent to the YES programme students by Megan Lysaght, the program manager at American Councils for International ...
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Three children, woman martyred in Indian firing Three children, woman martyred in Indian firing
Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian high commissioner to lodge a strong protest over the latest ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Working Boundary near Sialkot, killing four members of the same family. Among the martyred were Noor Hussain’s wife, his two daughters and a son. Ten others also wounded when Indian forces restored to ‘unprovoked firing’, according to the military’s ...
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Pakistan’s external debt soars to record $91.8b Pakistan’s external debt soars to record $91.8b
Pakistan’s external debt and liabilities have soared to a record $91.8 billion, showing an increase of over 50% or nearly $31 billion in the past four years and nine months, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reported. The external debt and liabilities of $91.8 billion as of March-end suggest that the figure may touch $100 billion very soon as the country faces grave challenges in meeting gro...
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US diplomat involved in Islamabad accident departed post 'settlement' US diplomat involved in Islamabad accident departed post 'settlement'
Authorities permitted American diplomat Colonel Joseph Emanuel to leave Pakistan on Monday after taking relatives of deceased motorcyclist Ateeq Baig into confidence. The kin of the deceased reportedly reached an ‘understanding’ with US representatives before Hall’s departure. Baig’s father told The Express Tribune he had been informed before Hall left the country. “These matters are for the go...
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Interview on Mumbai attacks: Nawaz faces volley of criticism from opposition Interview on Mumbai attacks: Nawaz faces volley of criticism from opposition
LAHORE: Members of the opposition parties in Punjab expressed their anger after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s interview on Mumbai attacks in 2008. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Senior Leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi expressed anger over Nawaz’s interview. “Nawaz has once again committed treason against Pakistan in order to shroud his corruption,” he expressed. Speaking to media ...
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Pakistan’s trade deficit widens 14.3% to $29.8 billion Pakistan’s trade deficit widens 14.3% to $29.8 billion
Pakistan’s trade deficit is now near $30 billion in just ten months, which is higher than even revised estimates despite solid growth in exports for the second month in a row. Pakistan exported goods worth $2.13 billion in April, a year-on-year increase of 18.7%, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The growth in exports came on the back of tax incentives and rupee devaluation. “Pakistan i...
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CM Shehbaz rejects NAB money laundering allegations against Nawaz CM Shehbaz rejects NAB money laundering allegations against Nawaz
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif rejected money laundering allegations levelled by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against his brother Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday. Speaking to the media in Lahore, CM Shehbaz quipped that the anti-graft watchdog’s sun was shining brightly in Punjab. He pointed out that the money laundering claims had been dismissed by the World Bank already. The Pa...
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Plan to exchange trade data with China misses second deadline Plan to exchange trade data with China misses second deadline
Pakistan’s decision to postpone the signing of a revised Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has now hit its plans to digitally exchange trade data to capture the real value of imports from the neighbouring country, as China has missed the second deadline to make the new system operational. Pakistani authorities believe that by delaying the operationalisation of the Electronic Data Exchange, Beijing is ...
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Check-posts reduced in South Waziristan as peace returns to region Check-posts reduced in South Waziristan as peace returns to region
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Army stated on Friday that the number of check-posts in South Waziristan have been reduced from 32 to five after the restoration of peace in the volatile region. IG FC South Maj Gen Abid Latif Khan confirmed the news and said it was made possible after return of normalcy to the area. He added that almost 30km of the Pak-Afghan border has also been fenced to check unauth...
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