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Hindus of Pakistan Reject Modi’s Offer of Citizenship


KARACHI – The Hindu minority of Pakistan has rejected the offer of India to grant them citizenship under a new law. The Indian parliament recently amended its citizenship law, citing the persecution of minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Nevertheless, the law excluded Muslims, sparking widespread mass protests. “The Hindu …

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Pakistan Presents Progress Report on Anti-Poverty Development Plans to UN


UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan on Tuesday presented its progress report and future plans on meeting the globally agreed and nationally adopted anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to accelerating human development in the country, APP reported Wednesday. The progress report …

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IMF Assesses Pakistan’s Financing Need at $25.5b


ISLAMABAD – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assessed Pakistan’s gross financing requirement at $25.5 billion in this fiscal year on the back of mounting debt repayment whereas the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated that it will provide $10 billion over a period of five years, Express Tribune reported …

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Two Main Parties Punished in British Local Elections


LONDON – Initial results indicate that voters punished Theresa May’s conservatives in the presidential election ballot but the party was also disappointing for opposition Labor, POLITICO reported Friday. With nearly half of the votes cast and widespread frustration over the treatment of Brexit by Westminster’s two main parties, the Conservatives …

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ADB Continues to Deliver Development Results for Asia and Pacific: Report


NADI, FIJI – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) continues to deliver on its goal of achieving a more prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific through increased development finance, more efficient strategic operations, and enhanced focus on partnerships and collaborations, a new ADB performance review that is launched …

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