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Nov 26, 2014

Pakistan TV mogul gets 26 years’ jail for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between the station and the military.

A court sentenced Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo News, on Tuesday over a broadcast showing people dancing to a song about the wedding of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad’s daughter.

Nov 21, 2014

China commits $45.6 billion for economic corridor with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday. The Chinese companies will be able to operate the projects as profit-making entities, according to the deal signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to China earlier this month.

At the time, officials provided few details of the projects or the financing for the deal, dubbed the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Nov 21, 2014

China commits 29 billion pounds for economic corridor with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Chinese government and banks will finance Chinese companies to build $45.6 billion(29.1 billion pounds)worth of energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan over the next six years, according to new details of the deal seen by Reuters on Friday. The Chinese companies will be able to operate the projects as profit-making entities, according to the deal signed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to China earlier this month.

At the time, officials provided few details of the projects or the financing for the deal, dubbed the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Nov 15, 2014

Scion of Pakistan’s dynasty struggles to shake off father’s legacy

NAUDERO Pakistan (Reuters) – He was a 19-year-old Oxford undergraduate when his family named him chairman of Pakistan’s oldest dynastic party.

In the years that followed, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, now 26, has been groomed to take over the dynasty and bring his family’s political party back to power.