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  • Blacklisted US citizen Matthew Barrett deported from Pakistan

    LAHORE: Matthew Craig Barrett, an American citizen who was arrested earlier this month after entering Pakistan despite being 'blacklisted', was deported from the country early Saturday, DawnNews reported...

    The US national was made to board a Pakistan International Airlines flight to New York at Lahore airport after he was deported, a spokesperson for the national carrier confirmed...

  • Hodgson joins Ashes build-up

    LONDON: England football manager Roy Hodgson dropped in here at The Oval on Tuesday ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test...

    Hodgson, accompanied by assistant Ray Lewington, chatted to players from both the England and Australia teams as they trained ahead of the Ashes finale at the south London ground, which starts on Thursday...

  • Barrett given into FIA custody on three-day physical remand

    RAWALPINDI: A court in Rawalpindi on Tuesday handed over the custody of blacklisted US national Matthew Craig Barrett to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a three-day physical remand...

    Barrett, who was picked up by FIA and police officials in a joint raid on a guest house in the capital, has claimed that he had come back to Pakistan to explore the possibility of permanently moving here...

  • Barrett got visa because mission in US ‘failed to update blacklist’

    WASHINGTON / ISLAMABAD: Even as an initial inquiry into the issuing of a visa to Matthew Craig Barrett — a US citizen on a no-entry list — has determined that the failure to update the list caused the mistake, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to summon and question a diplomat then posted in the US for issuing the visa to him, according to sources...

    The Pakistan Consulate in Houston issued a four-year multiple visa...

  • Matthew Barrett: at wrong place, at wrong time

    WASHINGTON: Matthew Craig Barrett, the American arrested by authorities in Pakistan for containing maps of a sensitive area, claims that he has already been cleared by the Supreme Court of all charges...

    The statement Mr Barrett gave to investigators in Islamabad, which was later shared with US authorities, shows him to be an ordinary citizen who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time...

  • England place not guaranteed for Rooney: Hodgson

    England coach Roy Hodgson can give Wayne Rooney "no guarantees" that he will always pick him for the national team and said the current crop of forwards he has to choose from is the best he has seen during his tenure...

    Asked if the 29-year-old could lose his place in the England team if his form did not recover, Hodgson said: "That day hasn't arrived and, with any luck, it won't arrive — but there are no guarantees...

  • 10 banks sign pact to create Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Ltd

    KARACHI: The country’s 10 banks signed an agreement on Friday to establish Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Ltd (PCRCL)...

    The shareholder agreement was signed by presidents and representatives from Habib Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank, MCB Bank, Allied Bank, Meezan Bank, Bank Alfalah, Bank Al-Habib, Habib Metropolitan Bank and Faysal Bank at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) headquarters...

  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the bourse's website said Thursday...

    Citibank Pakistan is the financial advisor...

  • AGP Ltd raises Rs2.8 billion

    KARACHI: AGP Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in the fold of OBS Group, has raised Rs2...

    At the gong-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Monday that signalled the start of trading of company’s stock, AGP Ltd share price quickly hit the upper circuit of 5 per cent to take the stock price to Rs84, from the offered price of Rs80 a share...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

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