Foreign Minister Clarifies ‘Exxon Exploration’ of Oil Reserves in Pakistan’s Deep Sea

AUG 8, 2018 (BE2C2 Report): Clarifying media reports regarding exploration of oil reserves in Pakistan’s deep sea continental shelf, Foreign Minister Abdullah Hussain Haroon on Wednesday said the drilling was yet to start. “On my return to Islamabad, a statement in Dawn newspaper dated August 4, was brought to my attention which required elucidation,” the […]

Opposition Parties Protest Election 2018 Results

AUG 8, 2018: Opposition parties parliamentarians and supporters of grand opposition alliance on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the election commission headquarters in capital Islamabad. The opposition alliance says it has rejected the results of July 25 election results as “rigged” and “manipulated” vowing to continue the protest outside the parliament and across the country. […]

US Envoy Meets Imran Khan, Congratulates Him on Election 2018 Victory

AUG 8, 2018: The acting Ambassador of US to Pakistan, John Hoover called on prime minister in-waiting and PTI Chairman Imran Khan at latter’s Banigala residence in capital Islamabad. The US Ambassador congratulated Imran Khan over the victory of his party in elections 2018. Khan and Hoover exchanged views on Pak-US relations and matters of […]

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Charged With Money Laundering

AUG 8, 2018: Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency has charged former prime minister Najib Razak with three counts of money laundering as part of its investigation into the multi-billion dollar 1MDB scandal. The charges – which Najib denies – relate to three transfers totaling US$10m into his bank accounts from SRC International, a former unit of the […]

More Than 600,000 Foreigners Overstayed U.S. Visas in 2017

AUG 8, 2018: More than 600,000 foreign travelers who legally entered the United States in 2017 overstayed their visas and remained in the country by the end of the year, according to Department of Homeland Security data released Tuesday. That figure represents only 1.15 percent of the more than 52 million foreigners who legally entered […]