ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog, starts a two-day meeting in Paris on Thursday and is expected to take up removal of Pakistan from a list of countries under “increased monitoring”. In a meeting in June, the FATF said it was keeping […]

Pakistan on Saturday summoned the US ambassador for an explanation after President Joe Biden described the south Asian country as “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” and questioned its nuclear weapons safety protocols. Biden made the apparently off-the-cuff remark late on Thursday while talking about US foreign policy during a private Democratic […]

KARACHI, Pakistan Oct 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Saturday he had summoned the U.S. ambassador after President Joe Biden questioned the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear programme. In a speech on Thursday, Biden said Pakistan is “maybe one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as it has “nuclear weapons without any […]

KARACHI, Pakistan—In this part of the world, the monsoon is feted, greeted with song and dance, enshrined in poetry, featured in romantic fantasy. A celebratory menu even exists for the season: in the cities, vegetables deep-fried in chickpea-flour batter, corn on the cob roasted over glowing embers; in the villages, mushrooms stir-fried with fenugreek, spiced […]

Published Sept. 23, 2022 By Airman 1st Class Saomy Sabournin Air Force TV FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) —   In this week’s look around the Air Force, Secretary Kendall focuses on personnel issues, Airmen bring aid to flood victims in Pakistan, […]

Seen from the roof of Karachi’s National Stadium, the city stretches as far as you can see in all directions, up into the hills one way and out into the sea the other. Around 18 million people live here. Only the soldiers stand out. They are conspicuous in their black uniforms, as dark and numerous […]

Farmer Ali Baksh stands on an embankment and points across the flooded landscape of Sindh province towards the spot where his fields used to be. He is sheltering in a makeshift camp accessible only by boat with more than 2,000 others forced to flee their homes when the floods hit. “There was no rain a […]

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terror financing but raised hopes that its removal would follow an upcoming visit to Islamabad to determine its progress. The announcement by Marcus Pleyer, the […]

The crowd around me in Karachi’s National Stadium bellows, and a joyous cacophony of plastic vuvuzelas dissolves into the Arabian Sea breeze. Before us Shaheen Afridi, the 6ft 6in bowling sensation, lumbers forward, accelerating as he attempts to dispose of not only Australian batter David Warner but the demons that have for years plagued Pakistani […]

At least 56 people are dead in Pakistan after a suicide bomber struck a mosque while individuals were praying.  The Shiite Muslim mosque in the city of Peshawar was attacked by a man wearing a large black shawl that covered a suicide vest that held 12 pounds of explosives, according to Moazzam Jah Ansari, the top […]

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