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Emirates marks a year of operations in Sialkot

Dubai-based Emirates airline marked its first year of operations in Sialkot, Pakistan, which has emerged as an important passenger and cargo destination for the airline in the region. Since the start of operations in 2013, Emirates has

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45 killed in suicide blasts at India-Pakistan border

At least 45 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a restaurant on the Pakistani-Indian border, just after a daily ceremony when troops from both sides simultaneously lower the two nations' flags, official

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Schneider Electric expands SI network in GCC, Pakistan

Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management, has expanded its system integrators (SI) network to include the GCC and Pakistan through the company’s global SI Alliance partner programme. The programme aims at providing

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India-Pakistan fighting kills 9 civilians, 3 militants

Nine civilians were killed and at least 25 wounded on Monday in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region, the heaviest toll since India called off a round of peace talks last month.

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Al Baraka issues first Islamic bond in Pakistan

The Pakistani unit of Bahrain's Al Baraka Banking Group has raised two billion rupees ($19.5 million) via the country's first issuance of subordinated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, a bank official said. With Basel III global ba

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Gulf airlines sidestep PIA purchase reports

Gulf airlines have evaded commenting on reports that they are looking to purchase ailing Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), according to a report. Pakistan’s Minister of State for Privatisation, Mohammad Zubair, recently

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Pakistan eyes PIA sale; in talks with Gulf airlines

Pakistan plans to split ailing national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into two companies and sell control of the core business to a global airline over the next 18 months, but political opposition to the sell-off will be int

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Malala attackers held in Pakistan

The Taliban gunmen, who tried to kill Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai in the country's restive northwest two years ago, have been arrested, the army said. Militants boarded the teenage activist's school bu

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Pakistan PM chairs parliament session as crisis deepens

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif had called the session and he

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Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM quits

More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expe

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