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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

21 Jul 2017

Pakistan's top court weighs dismissal of PM over corruption report

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday finished hearing arguments on a scathing corruption report into the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and will begin deliberating whether to disqualify the premier.

17 Jul 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court starts hearings to decide PM's future

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday began hearings that will decide the fate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is fighting for his job as he contests the damning conclusions of a corruption investigation into his family's wealth.

14 Jul 2017

Pakistan PM Sharif rejects graft report as "slander"

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday for the first time explicitly dismissed a report from a corruption investigation that raised questions about the source of his family's wealth, rejecting it as slander.

14 Jul 2017

Pakistan PM Sharif rejects graft report as 'slander'

(This June 13 story corrects translation to say "projects amounting to billions..", not "accusations amounting to billions...)

14 Jul 2017

Pakistan PM's daughter, heir apparent in corruption probe crosshairs

ISLAMABAD A damning judicial report into the family wealth of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif threatens not just his premiership, but has also imperilled the political career of his daughter and heir apparent.

11 Jul 2017

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif faces pressure after damning corruption probe report

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was fighting for his political future on Tuesday after judicial investigators ruled his family had accumulated unusual wealth, with his allies denouncing the findings and vowing he would clear his name.

10 Jul 2017

Exclusive: Pakistan sees bigger LNG profile; imports to surge by 2022

ISLAMABAD Pakistan says it could become one of the world's top-five buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), with Petroleum Minister Shahid Abbasi predicting imports could jump more than fivefold as private companies build new LNG terminals.

07 Jul 2017

Pakistan names new central bank governor amid autonomy concerns

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Friday appointed former finance ministry official Tariq Bajwa as the new governor of its central bank in a move likely to raise concerns that the independence of the State Bank of Pakistan is being eroded.

06 Jul 2017

Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar criticises central bank over rupee plunge

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar clashed with the central bank on Thursday over a 3.1 percent plunge in the value of the rupee the previous day, denouncing an "artificial" move and vowing a new bank governor would be appointed in days.

05 Jul 2017

Pakistani rupee tumbles in likely devaluation as central bank backs new rate

ISLAMABAD The Pakistani rupee slid 3.1 percent against the dollar on Wednesday in an apparent devaluation as the central bank said the new rate would shore up economic growth and ease external account pressures.


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