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Kay Johnson

Pakistani Christian woman's blasphemy ordeal highlights plight of minorities

01 Nov 2018

ISLAMABAD Until one sweltering day in 2009, Asia Bibi led a simple life with her husband and children in rural Pakistan. Hers was one of only three Christian families in her village but they'd never had much trouble from Muslim neighbours, relatives say. | Video

Saudis offer Pakistan $6 billion rescue package to ease economic crisis

23 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Saudi Arabia has agreed to give Pakistan $3 billion in foreign currency support for a year and a further loan worth up to $3 billion in deferred payments for oil imports to help stave off a current account crisis, Pakistan's government said on Tuesday.

Pakistan's Engro says 'no obligation' to renegotiate LNG contract

19 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistani conglomerate Engro Corp Ltd said on Friday it had "no obligation" to renegotiate a contract with the government for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), a day after the new petroleum minister said it would seek new terms.

New Pakistani government seeks to renegotiate LNG terminal deals - minister

19 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new government will renegotiate agreements for two liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, the country's petroleum minister said on Thursday, part of a wider investigation into deals struck by the previous government.

Pakistan's new government to open talks with IMF for financial assistance

09 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new government will open talks with the International Monetary Fund for emergency financial assistance to ease a mounting balance of payments crisis, the finance ministry said on Monday.

Pakistan quickly needs bigger FX reserves, more reforms - IMF

05 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Friday that Pakistan needs to quickly secure "significant external financing" to stave off a foreign currency crisis, though it did not suggest who could supply the money.

Pakistan's rupee under pressure amid regional currency turmoil

03 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD Emerging markets currency turmoil and higher oil prices are putting increasing pressure on Pakistan's central bank to devalue the rupee for a fifth time in a year, analysts said on Wednesday.

Pompeo said U.S. would not block Pakistan if it seeks IMF bailout - Pakistani minister

12 Sep 2018

ISLAMABAD U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Pakistan last week that Washington would not try to block any request for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund, Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.

Pompeo said U.S. won't block Pakistan if it seeks IMF bailout: Pakistani minister

11 Sep 2018

ISLAMABAD U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Pakistan last week Washington would not try to block any request for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.

Pakistan girds for 'exchanges' with Pompeo as U.S. halts military funding

03 Sep 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new foreign minister said he will "have exchanges" with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Washington's cancellation of a $300 million disbursement for the Pakistani military when he visits Islamabad on Wednesday.

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