Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from country’s tribal region

By Jibran Ahmed and Saad Sayeed PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept 13 : Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organisation said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region. MSF works out of two health facilities in the […]

Pakistan’s Habib Bank to pay $225 mln New York fine for compliance failures

By Michelle Price WASHINGTON, Sept 8 : The New York State Department of Financial Services said on Thursday Pakistan’s Habib Bank has agreed to pay $225 million to settle an enforcement action brought against the bank for failing to comply with laws designed to combat illicit money transfers. The DFS said in a legal filing […]

Pakistan’s loss-making national carrier appoints new CEO

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 6 : Loss-making Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday named Musharraf Rasool Cyan as its new chief executive, entrusting him with turning around the national carrier’s fortunes after a turbulent year. Cyan, who PIA described as a ‘professional technocrat’, will face an uphill task in returning the airline […]

With prayer, sacrifices, Pakistani Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha

By Shahab Shahabuddin KARACHI, Pakistan, Sep 2 : Muslims in Pakistan crowded mosques and prayer grounds across the country to offer prayers and sacrifice goats and cows for Eid al-Adha holiday on Saturday, marking the second major religious festival of Islam. Security was tight, with authorities on guard from any possible attack by religious extremists […]

Pakistani court declares ex-military leader a fugitive in Bhutto murder case

By Salah Uddin and Sheree Sardar RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Aug 31 : – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and acquitted five people in the killing. As an “absconder”, Musharraf must be arrested and brought to trial if he […]

Pakistani court declares ex-military leader a fugitive in Bhutto murder case

By Salah Uddin and Sheree Sardar RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Aug 31 : A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf an “absconder” in the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and acquitted five people of the killing. As a absconder, Musharraf legally must be arrested and brought to trial if he […]