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Asad Umar

Pakistan finance minister resigns amid final talks with IMF over bailout package

Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar resigns after being offered energy portfolio as part of cabinet reshuffle. Negotiations with IMF and FATF now at risk.
Imran Khan with Saudi king Salman

Pak stock market shoots up after Saudi Arabia pledges $6 billion loan

Here’s what’s happening across the border:  Foreign journalist says Imran gave her an interview but aide says no, and actress to launch ‘Inkar karo’ movement in line with #MeToo.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns ‘killings’ in Kashmir, harps on UN resolutions

Here’s what’s happening across the border: PPP co-chairman Zardari is ready to talk to Nawaz Sharif, and newspapers editors object to new media legislation.
Imran Khan in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to seek Saudi help to battle financial crisis

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Moody’s underscores importance of IMF bailout for Pakistan’s economy; Pak won’t succumb to US’ policy on Afghanistan, says Qureshi.
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Pakistan negotiates IMF bailout, but Imran Khan has other plans

A money trail financing Islamic State in Afghanistan unearthed in Karachi; a local restaurant uses #MeToo to advertise itself.
Candle light vigil for Zainab Ansari

Pakistan executes 6-year-old Zainab’s murderer Imran Ali in presence of her father

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan navy commissions indigenously-built warship PNS Moawin, and woman car mechanic breaking gender stereotypes.
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Imran Khan wants to cement ties with ‘all-weather’ partner China in November visit

Here’s what’s happening across the border: A judicial commission to fly abroad to record Pervez Musharraf’s statement in high treason case, Pakistan government to present proposed IMF bailout plan before Parliament for nod.

It is time to expect tougher conditions for Pakistan’s 13th IMF bailout

Pakistan has regularly failed to meet conditions attached to its previous IMF loans which might have triggered tougher conditions. 
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Pakistan’s IMF bailout reveals China’s Belt and Road initiative is not going as planned

Pakistan's problem goes beyond macroeconomic issues. The cost of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has become more expensive than expected.
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Pakistan’s imminent bailout from IMF will be its biggest ever

Here’s what’s happening across the border: IMF and World Bank have some crucial suggestions for Pakistan to alter economic landscape; President’s house lit up pink to promote breast cancer awareness.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?