Syed Raza Hassan

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 authorities seize 20 kg heroin on London-bound flight

KARACHI Pakistani authorities found 20 kg (44 lb) of heroin on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for London on Monday during a search at Islamabad airport, a spokesman for the national carrier said.

27 Apr 2017

India, Afghanistan gave help to Pakistani Taliban, says group's ex-spokesman

KARACHI, Pakistan Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies gave funds and other assistance to Pakistani Taliban militants to fight Islamabad, the group's former spokesman, who surrendered last week, said in a video released by Pakistan's military on Wednesday.

22 Apr 2017

Pakistani regulator orders stockbrokers investigated for market manipulation

KARACHI, Pakistan The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan on Saturday announced it had ordered an investigation into brokers suspected of market manipulation on Pakistan's stock exchange.

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.

21 Apr 2017

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation

ISLAMABAD Pakistani opposition party lawmakers tore up the agenda and shouted in a parliament session on Friday as they demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down during an investigation into his finances.

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.

29 Mar 2017

Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content

KARACHI, Pakistan Facebook has assured Pakistan that concerns about blasphemous content on the social media site will be addressed and a company delegation will visit this week to discuss the issue with the government, the interior minister said on Tuesday.

23 Mar 2017

INTERVIEW-Pakistan's airline calls for government help in Gulf price war

KARACHI, March 23 The beleaguered foreign head of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is calling for help from the government in fighting a price war with deep-pocketed Gulf airlines, including putting restrictions on the number of flights they can operate in its home market.

21 Mar 2017

Pakistan's parliament votes to reinstate secret military courts

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday amended the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses.

17 Mar 2017

Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has barred the German chief executive of Pakistan International Airlines from leaving the country due to an investigation into corruption at the loss-making carrier, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

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