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Of PTI’s long march and early elections

Comment Ansar M Bhatti PTI Chairman Imran Khan in his early morning speech on Thursday announced to call off the long march by giving a six day deadline to the government for making an announcement regarding early elections and dissolution of the National Assembly. Both the PTI workers and the govt functionaries heaved a sigh of relief after this as nobody was in a mood of prolonged strife. Making the PTI men and women and even children sit under the scorching heat ostensibly was not a good idea therefore ImranRead More

Govt announces increase in petrol price by Rs30 in bid to resume IMF programme

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail announced Thursday a massive hike in the price of petroleum products after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) emphasised abolishing the subsidies on the commodities. In a press conference, the finance minister said the government has decided to hike the price of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel by Rs30, effectively from May 27. The finance minister noted some burden was shifted on the masses, but despite the massive increase in the price of petroleum products, the government was still bearing losses, but vowed toRead More

Africa and Pakistan have all reasons to boost cooperation

Ambassador of Morocco Mohammed Karmoune who is also the Dean of the African Group says Pakistan has announced the opening of six new embassies in Africa which is a welcome step ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Morocco Mohammed Karmoune who is also the Dean of the African Group, has said the 54 countries of the African Continent have signed in Kigali on March 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area with the aim of creating a single market for goods and services. This trade bloc forms now the world’s largest free trade area that constitutesRead More

Babar Azam wants ICC to review COVID-19 policies now that things are ‘back to normal’

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) review its COVID-19-related policies now that the situation is “back to normal”. The skipper told Geo News that bowlers in particular faced a challenging situation during COVID-19. “We have indeed encountered various obstacles as a result of COVID-19, but things are finally returning to normal. And now is the time to assess how we fared throughout the pandemic and how we intend to proceed,” he said. According to Babar Azam, each country was in a different predicament because eachRead More

IMF to release $900 mln when Pakistan removes fuel price caps: sources

KARACHI: Pakistan and the IMF have worked out the outlines for the release of over $900 million in funds that would come through once Pakistan removes its fuel subsidies, a government source directly involved in talks in Qatar said, requesting anonymity. The talks in Qatar’s capital Doha on the resumption of a funding programme concluded on Wednesday. An IMF official said in a statement that considerable progress had been made, but he emphasised the urgency of Pakistan removing fuel and energy subsidies to get back on track. “When we raiseRead More

Pak vs WI ODI: PCB moves series from Pindi to Multan amid political unrest

In light of the political unrest in the country, the Pakistan-West Indies ODI series has been moved from Rawalpindi to Multan, according to sources. The first ODI between Pakistan and the West Indies will take place on June 8. According to the sources, the official announcement of the venue change is likely to take place later today (Thursday). The administration allowed the match to be rescheduled due to the possibility of a conflict in Rawalpindi, said the sources. The West Indies team is expected to arrive in Multan on JuneRead More