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  • Pakistan’s internal politics may worsen problems

    Self-serving Pakistani politics threaten to aggravate the country's myriad problems that have strained its relations with the United States and could heighten tension in the restless, key geo-strategic region of Balochistan, a vital node bordering Iran in China's Belt and Road initiative and the earmarked home for the People's Republic's second foreign military base.

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    US weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

    The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior US official says, cautioning that US action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.

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    Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

    Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman says, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy.

  • ‘Paradise Papers’ expose Pak ex-PM’s offshore holdings

    Nearly a year and a half after the Panama Papers leaks shook the world elites by revealing the offshore holdings of some of the most powerful political players, the Inter­national Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) releases another treasure trove of data.

  • Sri Lanka reconsiders Pakistan tour decision

    Sri Lanka's cricket board is reconsidering plans to play a match against Pakistan in Lahore later this month after its players expressed security concerns.

  • Pakistan held to a draw by Japan

    Japan hold former champions Pakistan to a 2-2 draw in their second match of Hero Asia Cup hockey tournament at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium today.

  • Pakistan's ousted PM Sharif "back with full force" as party chief

    Pakistan's ruling party is re-elected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader, saying he was "back with full force", a day after using its parliamentary majority to amend a law to allow him to re-take the job.

  • Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar indicted

    Pak court indicts minister in corruption case

    An accountability court in Islamabad indicts Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

  • Khalid Latif banned for five years

    Pakistan cricket's anti-corruption tribunal bans opener Khalid Latif for five years and fine him one million rupees ($9,489) over a spot-fixing case.

  • SL to play day-night Test against Pak

    Sri Lanka will play its first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

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