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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Pakistan leader Nawaz Sharif to attend inauguration of India PM Narendra Modi

    Posted May 24th 2014, 04:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Sharif's move seen as step towards improving troubled relations with neighbouring India Pakistani PM to attend Modi's inauguration Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif will attend Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi's inauguration tomorrow, his office said, in an unprecedented diplomatic move aimed at mending strained ties. ...

  2. News - China

    China and Pakistan pave way for ‘economic corridor’

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:43pm by AP

    ... of Pakistan.” While Islamabad and Beijing have long found common cause in opposing mutual rival India and co-operate closely in military and diplomatic affairs, economic ties have lagged. That’s largely ... an international airport at Gwadar. Another was for upgrading a section of the 1,300-kilometre Karakorum Highway connecting to Islamabad. The sides last year already agreed to build a fibre-optic cable ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Xinjiang-Gwadar port economic corridor tops Pakistani leader's China agenda

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Islamabad teddy.ng@scmp.com Economic corridor joining Pakistan to Xinjiang will 'change fate' of region, says new leader Trade link tops PM's China agenda Nawaz ... countries," Sharif said. "This is the time for both countries to move forward at a faster speed." Sharif mentioned Islamabad's and Beijing's shared interest in building a railway ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Families from Baluchistan, Pakistan, march in search for missing relatives

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:36am by AFP

    ... have gone missing from Pakistan's troubled southwestern Baluchistan province set off on a gruelling 1200-kilometre march from the port city of Karachi to Islamabad yesterday, hoping ... leader of the march. Baloch, 70, who also heads a non-governmental organisation, Voice of Missing Baluch Persons, said: "Our next destination is Islamabad where we will finalise our future ...

  5. News - China - ASYLUM

    Persecuted Pakistani Ahmadi Muslims seek asylum in China

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... seekers in order to maintain good relations with Pyongyang. Pakistan has long been an ally of China, which has fought a border war of its own with Islamabad’s arch-rival India. “Refugee issues ...

  6. India and Pakistan edge forward on stalled peace bid

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in New Delhi Islamabad will send a goodwill message to PM in New Delhi After weeks of bickering over rival confidence-building proposals, India and Pakistan appear to have ... a 'peace and goodwill' message from Islamabad. Considering the significance attached to even small gestures in India-Pakistan relations, observers see the meeting as a signal that New Delhi ...

  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan PM demands probe into ‘honour killing’ of pregnant woman

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded to know why police apparently stood by while a pregnant woman was stoned and beaten to death by her family in front of one of the country’s top courts, his spokesman said on Thursday. Farzana Iqbal, 25, was attacked on Tuesday, police said, because she had married the man she loved. Her husband said ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Former military dictator will not appear in Pakistan treason court, lawyer says

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 06:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Sceptics question the timing of Pervez Musharraf's heart problems but lawyer insists illness is real and he should be excused from appearing in court ... treason charges against him at a special tribunal in Islamabad. Musharraf’s team says the treason allegations, which relate to his imposition of emergency rule in November 2007, are politically ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Death sentence in Pakistan for Briton who claimed to be a prophet

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad 'Prophet of Islam' sentenced to death A court in Pakistan has sentenced a British man to death for blasphemy for claiming to be a prophet ... Masih, a young Christian girl, was arrested for alleged blasphemy in Islamabad. The case provoked international concern because of her age, estimated at 14, and because she was variously ...

  10. News - Asia

    Pakistan printer censors New York Times claims over Taliban

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by Bloomberg

    ... in Islamabad". The New York Times re-branded the International Herald Tribune as the International New York Times in October. The publisher has looked to establish a broader audience by appealing ...




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