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No change in oil prices during Nov, says Ishaq Dar

No change in oil prices during Nov, says Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to keep the petroleum products prices unchanged for next month, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told newsmen. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday evening Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that the Prime Minister has rejected the summery submitted by of OGRA for 3 to 15 percent increase in the petroleum products. Ishaq Dar said that the Prime Minister has directed to maintain the prices to benefit the common people of the country. He said no increase has been made in the petroleum prices since AprilRead More


FWO plays vital role in nation building efforts: COAS

FWO plays vital role in nation building efforts: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday that Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has played a central role in spearheading the army’s contribution in all nation building efforts. The army chief was attending the golden jubilee celebrations of  FWO.  COAS General Raheel Sharif vowed that the Pakistan Army will continue working for the security and prosperity of the country. He added that Frontier Works Organisation has developed into a strategic organisation with tremendous capability to deliver projects of national significance. Read: 4 including a woman killed by Indian firingRead More


S&P upgrades Pakistan’s credit to B-Positive

The international credit-rating organisation “Standard and Poor’s” improved Pakistan’s long-term credit rating from B-Negative to B-Positive with stable outlook, sate-run media reported. This comes as a result of government’s improved policymaking, strong performance of the economy and the good prospects for country’s fiscal and external positions. In a Report released today, Standard and Poor’s also highlighted that Pakistan continues to benefit from improving governance under the visionary and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Standard and Poor’s has also revised Pakistan’s upward forecasts of average annual GDP growth from 4.7Read More


Interior ministry asks KP govt to not participate in PTI protest

Interior ministry asks KP govt to not participate in PTI protest

The Ministry of Interior on Monday informed the chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), through a letter, that intelligence agencies’ reports had indicated that a group of people from KP with evil intentions planning to participate in PTI protest likely to be held on November 02.  The Ministery further told the secretary that the group the  have intentions to march on Islamabad with a declared intention of paralysing government institutions in Islamabad. “It is also learnt that certain cabinet ministers and members of KP Assembly intend to lead some of these processionsRead More


4 including a woman killed by Indian firing along LoC

4 including a woman killed by Indian firing along LoC

At least four people were killed, including a woman, and six were injured by Indian forces firing in different sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday. Casualties occurred in different villages of Nakyal sector which has been experiencing indiscriminate shelling for the past several days. “Indian troops have yet again resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Nakyal, Jandrot and Kel sectors,” said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The ISPR statement added that Pakistani troops “befittingly responded the firing and targeted IndianRead More


Maryam Aurangzeb appointed as Federal Information Minister

Maryam Aurangzeb appointed as Federal Information Minister

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister has appointed lawmaker Maryam Aurangzeb as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. Maryam Aurangzeb was elected on a reserved seat for women in the 2013 general elections. Aurangzeb is said to have worked closely with Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and was a part of Maryam`s team overseeing the education sector. She is also the parliamentary secretary for interior. Her mother, Tahira Aurangzeb, too is an MNA. Maryam Aurangzeb holds an MSc degree in environment and development from King’s College LondonRead More