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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

22 May 2017

Pakistan investigating social media users for anti-army posts - official

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday.

13 May 2017

Bank of China given licence to operate in Pakistan by central bank

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's central bank has granted government-run Bank of China a licence to operate in the country to ease the financial requirements of Chinese-led "Belt and Road" projects, the central bank said on Saturday.

11 May 2017

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over Kashmir firing death

ISLAMABAD Pakistan summoned India's deputy high commissioner on Thursday to condemn what it called "unprovoked" firing over the disputed Kashmir frontier that violated a 2003 ceasefire and killed one civilian, the foreign ministry said.

10 May 2017

Pakistan's army assures commitment to democracy after row with government

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's powerful military on Wednesday sought to calm worries of a rift with the civilian government, emphasising its commitment to democracy in a country where the army has often seized power.

03 May 2017

Pakistan appoints acting central bank head

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's central bank appointed a new acting governor on Wednesday after the government declined to re-appoint the current governor, the bank said in a statement.

21 Apr 2017

Pakistan Supreme Court rejects call to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.

20 Apr 2017

Pakistan awaits Supreme Court ruling that could disqualify PM

ISLAMABAD Police in riot gear on Thursday surrounded Pakistan's highest court in the capital, Islamabad, as it prepared to deliver a decision that could unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations related to the Panama Papers leaks.

19 Apr 2017

Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI A looming Supreme Court decision that could disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations had the country on edge Wednesday, as a drawn-out investigation related to the "Panama Papers" leaks neared a conclusion.

17 Apr 2017

Pakistan says captured Islamic State bomber before planned Easter attack

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's military captured a would-be Islamic State female suicide bomber in the cultural capital of Lahore before she could carry out an attack on the Christian community during Easter celebrations, the army's chief spokesman said on Monday.

03 Apr 2017

Pakistan resumes repatriation of Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD Pakistan resumed the repatriation of Afghan refugees on Monday, sending nearly 1,200 people back across the heavily guarded northern Torkham border, an official at the United Nation's refugee body said.

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