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US adds India to currency watch list

The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a report issued Friday. Treasury said the "monitoring list" includes those "major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices." In addition to India, the semi-annual report to Congress names five countries that continue on the list from October: China, Germany, Japan, Korea and Switzerland. Countries remain on the list for two…

Pakistan fought war on terrorism from its own resources: Aizaz Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday responded to the decision by the US to cut Pakistan's security aid, by saying that Pakistan fought the war on terrorism from its own resources and must be appreciated. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry said that the US-Pakistan cooperation in fighting terrorism has helped serve US interests such as defeating Al-Qaeda in the volatile border region with Afghanistan. "We are engaged with the US Administration on this issue and await further details.…

Pakistan rejects designation in watch list for religious freedom violations

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday rejected the designation of Pakistan in the 'Special Watch List for severe violations of religious freedom' by the United States. In a statement, the Foreign Office stated that the report is not based on objective criteria and this placement on special watch list is a new categorisation, and they would seek clarification from the US regarding its rationale and implications. It further stated that the designation overlooks the significant achievements of Pakistan in the area of…

Sindh govt orders to register foreigners, put 93 seminaries on watch list

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to register all the immigrants living legally or illegally and to put 93 seminaries on watch list in Sindh, ARY News reported. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah directed the law enforcement agencies to prepare database and record of the foreigners. “Database of foreigners and residents of slum areas should be prepared, while 93 madrasas (seminaries) should be put on watch list,” he said while presiding a high-level meeting in Karachi regarding law and order situation in the…