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‘Relief package is a joke’: Utility stores hike ghee prices as PM Imran announces subsidies

As Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the “biggest welfare package in the country’s history”, the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) on Wednesday increased the prices of ghee and cooking oil. Meanwhile, opposition leaders heaped scorn at the prime minister’s announcement, with many saying that the subsidies were “too little, too late”. According to the price list available withthat is effective from Nov 3 (today), the prices of various brands of cooking oil and ghee have been increased by up to Rs65 and Rs53 per litre, respectively. The prices of both commodities are theRead More

NATO chief Stoltenberg: China is changing the global balance of power

China’s growing influence is disrupting power relations worldwide, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday during a trip to Copenhagen. “The global balance of power in shifting because China is becoming a bigger and stronger military power,” former Norwegian prime minister Stoltenberg said at a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. “China is getting closer to us. We see them in cyberspace, we see them in space, we see them in Africa and we see them in the Arctic. And we see how China is trying to control criticalRead More

Nigeria races to find survivors as 22 die in building collapse

Rescuers in Nigeria on Wednesday raced to find survivors, two days after a high-rise building under construction collapsed and trapped scores of people in the commercial capital Lagos, as the death toll rose to 22, an emergency official said. Anxious family members and large crowds gathered near the site of the incident hoping to hear news on the fate of those still trapped under chunks of masonry and mangled steel where the building once stood. National Emergency Management Agency coordinator for Lagos Ibrahim Farinloye told Reuters via text message that the death tollRead More

RCCI organizes awareness session on Breast Cancer

RAWALPINDI, NOV 3: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) organized an awareness session on Breast Cancer on Wednesday at Chamber Building Rawalpindi.Begum Samina Alvi, wife of President Dr Arif Alvi, who was the chief guest on the occasion welcomed the notice taken by the Supreme Court on rising cases of breast cancer in the country, saying the joint efforts against the disease would lead to saving lives of thousands of women in the country.Begum Alvi, who is leading the nationwide breast cancer awareness campaign, said the survival rateRead More

Railways to transport over 20% of freight business after completion of ML-I

ISLAMABAD, NOV 03 (DNA) – Pakistan Railways is expecting to transport over 20 percent of the country’s freight business after the completion of Main Line-I (ML-I) under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Currently, Pakistan Railways was transporting four percent of freight traffic in the country which was not sufficient for the department, an official in the Ministry of Railways told. He said the ML-I had been planned to be executed in three packages, adding, preliminary design of the project had been completed and a formal request for the loan forRead More

Petrol pump dealers association postpones Nov 5 strike

ISLAMABAD, NOV 03 (DNA) – The petrol pump dealers association (PPDA) has postponed its strike until November 17. The PPDA had announced to go on strike on November 5 following the call of the central organization to demand the hike in commission. The decision to postpone the strike has been taken after the talks with Energy Minister Hammad Azhar.  The petrol pump dealers association (PPDA) said they are assured of the fulfillment of their demands. Earlier, traders had announced to lodge sit-in outside Prime Minister’s Secretariat on November 30 toRead More