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Saudis throw Pakistan $6bn lifeline in return for show of support

Riyadh saves face with Khan's visit amid uproar over journalist's killing

NEW DELHI -- Saudi Arabia's $6 billion bailout to struggling Pakistan appears to be part of an effort to show the benefits of being in its corner and to assert its status as a leader of the Islamic world, as the kingdom faces growing international condemnation over the killing of a dissident journalist.

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