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The kingdom’s funds have helped stabilise Pakistan’s finances as it seeks IMF loan
Traders and analysts reckon the fall is meant to meet conditions for an IMF rescue
One of Sikhism’s most sacred sites ended up 4km from Indian border after partition
Cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi among those held to thwart protests over blasphemy case
Beijing demands that Islamabad take measures to ensure safety of its institutions
Many participants in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative are not financially secure
Government struggles with resistance to lay-offs at lossmaking state groups
From Daniyal Khan, New York, NY, US
Loan gives Islamabad breathing space during IMF bailout negotiations
US should not oppose the projects but offer alternative solutions
Investments by China’s Alibaba and promise of local start-ups highlight potential for innovation
Acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian, sparked violent protests in the Islamic republic
Asia Bibi still in protective custody after blasphemy death sentence overturned
Beijing says deal to avert balance of payments crisis still to be negotiated
Announcement comes as Islamabad seeks IMF loan to stave off balance of payments crisis
China's landmark infrastructure and trade initiative stirs up controversy.
Request sets in motion talks that could lead to bailout
Rupee plunges as Islamabad eyes one of its biggest rescue packages from fund
EM pain, and muted gain for petro currencies.
Islamabad turns to fund after Saudi Arabia rejects request to delay oil import payments