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  • Pakistan starts lobbying for GSP+ review

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has started lobbying for the first review of preferential market access with major European countries...

    The review will monitor the performance of Pakistan’s position on implementation of 27 conventions, from labour to political rights...

  • Review committee assesses Pakistan’s performance

    LAHORE: Poor fielding, low fitness, inconsistent selection, lack of positive approach and dearth of strategic thinking led to Pakistan’s downfall at this year’s World Cup...

    These are the findings of the PCB Review Committee which met on Friday...

  • Pakistan to review Bangladesh rout

    KARACHI: Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday said they would include the national team’s shambolic whitewash against Bangladesh this year as part of a review to improve its performance...

    Pakistan were humiliated during their neighbour’s April-May tour this year, which saw them slump to their lowest ever ranking in the ICC One-day International table of ninth after losing the one-day series in a 3-0 rout...

  • Pakistan, IMF successfully complete talks on 7th review: Ishaq Dar

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have successfully completed 7th review of the extended fund facility paving the way for release of next tranche of 506 million dollars to Pakistan by June this year...

    He said it is for the first time that Pakistan has reached the level of 7th review with IMF under any programme...

  • US announces inter-agency review of support to Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while describing the aspersions of a congressman about Pakistan’s alleged links to terrorism as ‘well-founded’, has announced an inter-agency review of US funding and support to Pakistan...

    The remarks — at a budget hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week — give a rare insight into the Trump administration’s views on Pakistan...

  • Monitoring group offers mixed review of human rights in Pakistan

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in the country, welcoming the enactment of new laws to protect women but decrying an uptick in religiously motivated vigilantism...

    The independent monitoring group said Pakistan was among the world's most prolific enforcers of the death penalty, having executed 87 prisoners in 2016...

  • REVIEW: Modern Art in Pakistan by Simone Wille

    Any addition to the historical perspective on art in Pakistan is as welcome as an oasis to our sparse and arid desert of documentation and theoretical writings...

    But with Simone Wille’s new book Modern Art in Pakistan there are no ifs and buts: we can only thank our luck for the comprehensive, well-articulated, insightful addition to Pakistan’s library shelves as well as to our fundamental learning of art history...

  • White House urges Congress to review restrictions on Pakistan aid

    WASHINGTON: The White House has warned Congress that its effort to restrict US military assistance to Pakistan would hurt bilateral ties...

    In a policy statement sent to Congress on Tuesday afternoon, the White House said that it appreciated the lawmakers’ concerns about the Haqqani network, but disagreed with their move to restrict aid as it would “unnecessarily complicate progress” in ties with Pakistan...

  • Health experts review list of essential medicines for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: About 50 international and national health experts and representatives of federal and provincial governments attended a meeting held here on Wednesday to review the essential medicines list...

    The meeting proposed that 10 medicines / salts, which cannot be sold in Pakistan, should be taken off the list and around 30 medicines / salts be added to it...

  • REVIEW: Pakistan at a glance

    THE year 2014 left Pakistan in a state of grief and sorrow...

    Incidentally, Pakistan has one of the largest populations of death-row prisoners in the world — more than 8,000 by the end of last year — of which 231 had been sentenced to death in 2014...

  • IMF approves $502m tranche for Pakistan after bailout review

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the $502 million tranche for Pakistan after the latest review of a bailout package awarded in 2013...

    According to a statement issued by the finance ministry on Friday, the IMF's board meeting was held in Washington which considered the 10th review report of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) support programme and accordingly approved the next tranche of $502 million for...

  • IMF approves $497m tranche for Pakistan after bailout review

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday it had agreed to release a $497 million tranche for Pakistan after the latest review of a bailout package awarded in 2013, though the disbursement still requires IMF board approval...

    "All end-December 2015 quantitative performance criteria, including the budget deficit target and the floor on the State Bank of Pakistan's (SBP) net international reserves have been met,"...

  • Year-end review: Uber or Careem, which works better for Pakistan?

    This appears to be one explanation for why women in Pakistan prefer Careem’s service...

    Although these services are relatively new in Pakistan, they are sure to reduce public transport woes by a significant margin and mark the end of traditional taxi and rent-a-car business’ dominance in the long run...

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