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Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012

Insight: Gold war in Pakistan highlights investment risks

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Reko Diq, an untapped copper and gold mine of fabulous potential, was meant to be the biggest foreign investment in the country’s mining sector, but it’s beginning to look more like fool’s gold to the companies involved.

Set in one of the most godforsaken places on earth, in a Baluchistan desert at the foot of an extinct volcano, Reko Diq was expected to yield revenues of at least $60 billion over the 56-year life of the mine.

Feb 17, 2012

Gold war in Pakistan highlights investment risks

ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Reko Diq, an
untapped copper and gold mine of fabulous potential, was meant
to be the biggest foreign investment in the country’s mining
sector, but it’s beginning to look more like fool’s gold to the
companies involved.

Set in one of the most godforsaken places on earth, in a
Baluchistan desert at the foot of an extinct volcano, Reko Diq
was expected to yield revenues of at least $60 billion over the
56-year life of the mine.

Feb 16, 2012

Iran tension could eclipse Pakistan Security summit

ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid
Karzai sought Pakistan’s support on Thursday for advancing the
reconciliation process in Afghanistan ahead of a trilateral
summit on regional security involving Iran’s president.

But the meeting in Islamabad between Karzai, Pakistani
President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad could be overshadowed by Tehran’s mounting tensions
with the West.

Feb 16, 2012

Iran tensions could eclipse Pakistan summit on regional security

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai sought support from Pakistan in advancing the reconciliation process in Afghanistan ahead of a trilateral summit on regional security on Thursday involving Iran’s president.

But the meeting in Islamabad between Karzai, the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be overshadowed by Tehran’s mounting tensions with the West.

Feb 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 13, 2012

Pakistan Supreme Court takes center stage as political

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – By indicting Pakistan’s embattled prime minister for contempt of court on Monday, the Supreme Court may have cemented its role as a political player alongside the military and the civilian government, complicating an already Byzantine political scene.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was indicted on Monday for refusing to follow a court order to reopen old corruption cases against his party boss, President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani, who pleaded not guilty, and his advisers say Zardari has immunity as head of state, but the court remains unconvinced.

Feb 13, 2012
Feb 13, 2012

Pakistan Supreme Court takes centre stage as political player

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – By indicting Pakistan’s embattled prime minister for contempt of court on Monday, the Supreme Court may have cemented its role as a political player alongside the military and the civilian government, complicating an already Byzantine political scene.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was indicted on Monday for refusing to follow a court order to reopen old corruption cases against his party boss, President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani, who pleaded not guilty, and his advisers say Zardari has immunity as head of state, but the court remains unconvinced.

    • About Chris

      "Pakistan Bureau Chief. Born in Arkansas, Allbritton has been in Pakistan since mid-2009, working as a freelance reporter for TIME Magazine and other publications. Prior to that, He spent a year on a John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, where he examined foreign correspondence and the online medium. Allbritton got his start as a reporter on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, followed by two years working for the Associated Press in New York. In 2002, he pioneered reader-funded reporting through his Back-to-Iraq.com website and for the past six years he has focused on covering the Middle East, including ..."
      Joined Reuters:
      2010
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