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SBP to allow banks to resume ties with Iran

KARACHI -UNS : The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will soon allow banks to resume ties with Iranian counterparts, an official said on Monday, after the government’s recent lifting of sanctions on the neighbouring Persian Gulf country. “The central bank will soon issue instruction to …

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Enhancing parliamentary,economic ties among Pakistan,Iran,Uzbekistan demanded

ISLAMABAD -UNS – February 23rd, 2016: Ambassadors of Iran and Uzbekistan called on Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House, Islamabad, today. Wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and their respective countries came under discussion. Talking to …

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Iran aims to increase oil production by 700,000 barrels per day

Dubai -UNS : Iran aims to increase its oil production by 700,000 barrels per day in the near future, the deputy oil minister said on Saturday. “One of the goals of Iran’s sixth development plan is to produce 4,700,000 bpd of crude oil. To achieve …

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Pakistan lifts sanctions on Iran

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lifted sanctions on Iran pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, said a statement issued here on Friday. The modalities for lifting of sanctions were finalized in an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Minister of Finance, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, it …

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Pakistan ranks third on global executions list with 324 hangings in 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters. Pakistan lifted a moratorium …

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Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara bomb

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq. A car laden with explosives …

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