Explosion claimed by separatist group derails train in southwest Pakistan

At least 15 people were injured after a passenger train derailed in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan on Friday. An official of the provincial government gave this information. Deputy Commissioner Bolan Agha Samiullah told Reuters the Baloch Liberation Army, a regional separatist group, claimed responsibility for the attack, which derailed eight coaches, including the locomotive.

Former PM Khan insisted on early elections in Pakistan by dissolving the second provincial government

Seeking to force Pakistan to hold early national elections, the opposition party led by former prime minister Imran Khan dissolved its provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, three days after doing so in Punjab province. Under the rules, new elections to the two provincial assemblies must be held within 90 days, and Khan’s Pakistan […]

Pakistan will take fiscal measures prescribed by IMF to meet budgetary targets

In a statement after the news conference, Dar said that Pakistan has no plans to capture the commercial bank’s foreign reserves, hoping that the central bank’s reserves will improve soon. “They (IMF) think that we should take some fiscal measures, like if there are some non-budgetary subsidies,” he said, adding that the latest discussion narrowed […]