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Jul 29, 2015

Pakistan to sign 15 year deal to import gas from Qatar – official

ISLAMABAD, July 29 (Reuters) – Pakistan will sign a deal
next month to import gas shipments from Qatar for the next 15
years, a top Pakistani energy official said Wednesday, an
agreement that should help tackle Pakistan’s chronic gas
shortages.

The flexible contract will allow Pakistan to import between
200 and 400 million standard cubic feet per day (mmcfd), said
Mobin Saulat, head of state-run Inter State Gas systems, which
oversees the pipelines.

Jul 27, 2015

Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.

A Reuters analysis of 180 people hanged since late December, however, shows that fewer than one in six were linked to militancy.

Jul 27, 2015

Insight – Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.

A Reuters analysis of 180 people hanged since late December, however, shows that fewer than one in six were linked to militancy.

Jul 16, 2015

Civilian deaths, drone, put chill back in India-Pakistan ties

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along their disputed frontier on Thursday, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen, Pakistan said, days after the leaders of the nuclear-armed rivals agreed to high-level talks.

The escalating hostilities have chilled a brief thaw in ties after prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi met in Russia, but appeared unlikely to thwart a planned meeting of national security advisers.

Jul 16, 2015

Five Pakistani civilians killed along Line of Control

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along the Line of Control (LOC) on Thursday, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen, Pakistan said, days after the leaders of the nuclear-armed rivals agreed to high-level talks.

Five Pakistani civilians were killed “due to Indian unprovoked firing”, the Pakistani military said in statements on the clashes on the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region.

Jul 16, 2015

Five civilians killed along disputed India-Pakistan border

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire and mortar bombs along their disputed frontier on Thursday, killing five civilians and injuring more than a dozen, Pakistan said, days after the leaders of the nuclear-armed rivals agreed to high-level talks.

Five Pakistani civilians were killed “due to Indian unprovoked firing”, the Pakistani military said in statements on the clashes on the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region.

Jul 15, 2015

Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone near LoC

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Pakistani military said it shot down an Indian spy drone on Wednesday in Kashmir, in a new sign of the decades-old tension between the nuclear-armed rivals in the disputed region.

Industry experts said the small, unarmed model was sold commercially for aerial filming and would contain no secret military technology.

Jul 15, 2015

Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone near disputed border

ISLAMABAD, July 15 (Reuters) – The Pakistani military said
it shot down an Indian spy drone on Wednesday in Kashmir, in a
new sign of the decades-old tension between the nuclear-armed
rivals in the disputed region.

Industry experts said the small, unarmed model was sold
commercially for aerial filming and would contain no secret
military technology.

Jun 19, 2015

Islamic State seen overtaking al Qaeda in South Asia social media war

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Islamist militant propaganda websites and social media accounts in South Asia are promoting Islamic State at the expense of al Qaeda, analysts said on Friday, highlighting the rivalry between the two global militant groups.

Disaffected Taliban factions have started to look toward Islamic State, impressed by its rapid capture of territory in Syria and Iraq, though there is no evidence it is providing substantial material support to the Taliban.

Jun 12, 2015

Brief raid by India in far-off Myanmar has Pakistan fuming

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Indian army’s brief foray this week into Myanmar to hunt militants set alarm bells ringing in far-away Pakistan, Delhi’s arch-rival whom it blames for stoking a rebellion in the disputed region of Kashmir.

By suggesting the Myanmar incident could set a precedent for more cross-border raids, including into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a junior Indian minister took the row one step further.

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