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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020


Petrol price hike challenged in Islamabad court


ISLAMABAD, JUN 30 (DNA) – Mian Aslam, who is a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, has challenged the Rs26 overnight increase in petrol prices in the Islamabad High Court. On June 26, the federal government increased the petrol price by Rs25.58 per litre to just a little over Rs100. The price of high-speed diesel has been increased by Rs21.31. The prices of kerosene and light diesel oil have gone up by Rs23.50 and Rs17.84 respectively. The petitioner has requested the notification to be set aside followed by a decrease in petrolRead More

EU suspends authorization for PIA to operate in Europe for six months


KARACHI, JUN 30 (DNA) – The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the authorisation for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate in Europe for six months. The move follows the grounding of 262 pilots whose licences the Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan termed “dubious”. “EASA has temporarily suspended PIA’s authorisation to operate to the EU member states for a period of 6 months effective July 1, 2020, with the right to appeal against this decision,” a PIA statement said. It added that PIA would discontinue all itsRead More

Investigation reveals further details behind PSX attack


KARACHI, JUN 30 (DNA) – CTD officials have unearthed vital information related to the events before Monday’s PSX attack such as the attackers’ intentions and the route they took to arrive at the stock exchange building. According to sources, the terrorists used the Lyari Expressway to reach the Pakistan Stock Exchange, entering from Gharibabad Interchange and reaching tower from Maripur Interchange. The terrorists came directly to the stock exchange from the direction of customs house and probably chose Lyari expressway due to its lack of security. Sources revealed that theRead More

723 coronavirus cases, 46 more deaths in Punjab in 24 hours


LAHORE, JUN 30 (DNA) – 723 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 75,501. According to the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, 46 more people died due to complications related to the virus, taking the death toll in the province to 1,727. Thus far, 27,147 patients have been cured of the disease in the province. 723 fresh cases were detected after 7,729 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours. AccordingRead More

NAB decides to challenge Rental Power Plant corruption case decision


ISLAMABAD, JUN 30 (DNA) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has decided to challenge acquittal of former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and other accused in Rental Power corruption case. According to details, the anti-graft watchdog has requested to annul release order of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and other accused as evidence against them is present. Earlier, accountability court, while announcing the verdict, had accepted acquittal plea of former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other suspects in the reference. It is to be mentioned here that three RPPs (ReshmaRead More

Honda increases bike prices in Pakistan


Atlas Honda has notified its dealers in Pakistan that it will be increasing bike prices, with its top of the line variant CB150F becoming Rs20,000 more expensive from July 1. The Honda CB150F, which has made its presence felt with many policemen riding it, will now be priced at Rs239,500. The most sold bike in Pakistan – the iconic CD-70 – has also seen an increase of Rs1,400 in its price. It will now cost Rs76,900. Another of Honda’s bikes, CG-125, has seen its price going up by Rs2,400. TheRead More