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Advertising Rates Soar Amid India vs. Pakistan Cricket Final

By Sanjeev Miglani and Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, June 18 – Television advertising rates for Sunday’s cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the

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Pakistan PM Hits Out at ‘Slandering’ of His Family Over Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at what he called the “slandering” of his family in connection with an investigation of their wealth, and said unidentified people with agendas against him posed a danger to the country. Sharif was speaking after

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Pakistan’s PM Appears Before Panel Investigating Family Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family’s wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has been grilled by an investigative agency. The scrutiny of Sharif has gripped Pakistan, but the investigation – ordered by the Supreme Court –

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“Truck art” Tradition Trundles Along in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 13 – They pollute the roads and chug along at a snail’s pace, but to their Pakistani owners the rickety trucks are moving pieces of art, commanding attention with garish portraits of flowers, Islamic art, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. South Asian “truck art” has become a global phenomenon, inspiring gallery exhibitions abroad and

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Pakistan’s Sharif to be Questioned over Family’s Wealth

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan June 12 – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before any investigative agency. Sharif’s office on Monday confirmed the prime minister had received a summons by

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Gas Shortages Risk Reversing Ambitious Push to Expand Pakistan’s Forests

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD, June 12 – Each winter, a familiar sight crops up in Islamabad and the nearby bustling city of Rawalpindi: people queuing outside firewood shops, waiting their turn to fill bags or plastic baskets with wood to burn when their household gas supply is disrupted. Gas shortages are increasingly

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Pakistan Airline Seeks to Help Passengers Stranded in Qatar

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, June 6 (Reuters) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is in talks to bring back Pakistani passengers of Qatar Airlines stranded in Doha after Saudi Arabia and four other Arab countries cut off ties with Qatar, an official said on Tuesday. The Pakistani passengers were supposed to fly to Saudi

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Pakistanis Protest Against Increasing Power Cuts During Ramadan

By Syed Raza Hassan and Jibran Ahmad KARACHI/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 30 – Protesters in Pakistan’s largest city set tyres ablaze on Tuesday after power cuts disrupted a traditional pre-dawn meal during the holy month of Ramadan, police said, a day after two protesters in another city were shot dead. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to

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Pakistan Reopens Afghanistan Border Crossing After Deadly Clash

KABUL, May 28 – Pakistan reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for hours. The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was reopened on “humanitarian grounds” after Afghan officials submitted a request, according to a

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Around the World: Ramadan 2017 in Pictures

USA A Muslim American man does pull-ups before taking part in the Maghrib sunset prayer on the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Cultural Center in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 27, 2017.                           Malaysia              

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