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Govt slashes petrol price by Rs9 per litre after rupee makes gains against dollar

ISLAMABAD, JUL 15: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced on Saturday that the price of petrol has been decreased by Rs9 per litre and price of diesel has been decreased by Rs7 per litre in the fortnightly review. In a televised address on Saturday, the finance minister said one petroleum product had witnessed increase while the price of another went down in the international market during the last 15 days. Following the reduction, the petrol will be available at Rs253 per litre while the price of HSD will be Rs253.50Read More

Power tariff hiked on IMF’s demand, was necessary to control circular debt: PM Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD, JUL 15: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday reiterated that the recent rise in the base power tariff of around Rs5 per unit was made on the demand of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but also to bring the circular deficit. A day ago, the power regulator raised the tariff to ensure Rs3.28 trillion in funds to the loss-making power distribution companies (Discos) during the current fiscal year. The Rs4.96 hike, set to come into force from July 1 after formal notification by the government, would provide Rs477 billionRead More

COAS Munir, Iran’s top general discuss defence cooperation in Tehran meeting

Tehran, JUL 15: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Syed Asim Munir met Iran’s top general, Mohammad Bagheri, in Tehran on Saturday and discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including defence cooperation, according to state media PTV News. Gen Munir reached the Iranian capital for a two-day visit on Friday where, an Inter-Services Public Relations’ press release said, he would meet the Iranian military and civilian leadership and discuss with them bilateral matters relating to defence and security cooperation. Subsequently, he met Chief of General Staff forRead More

CTD thwarts major terror plot in Punjab

LAHORE, Jul 15 (DNA): The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjabthwarted a major terror plot by arresting 5 suspected terroristsconnected with a banned outfit during operations in different areas ofPunjab. According to the spokesman, the CTD Punjab conducted 47intelligence-based operations in different districts of the province toeffectively deal with any untoward incident of terrorism. As many as 47suspected persons were interrogated and 5 alleged terrorists werearrested with weapons, explosives and other prohibited materials. Among the arrested terrorists are Hanif, Syed Muhammad, Muhammad Tariq,Muhammad Khalid Mehmood and Abdul Sattar. the terrorists belongRead More

Impossible to conduct elections on new digital census: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said Friday that elections within the stipulated time are only possible if they are conducted on the basis of the census carried out in 2017. The minister’s remarks came when he was asked about the legal complications arising from the delay in the notification of the digital census — which concluded on May 15 — on Geo News’ programme “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath”. The provisional results of the census released by the government showed that the population had reached 250Read More

Downpour pounds Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, Jul 15 (DNA): The twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabadlike other parts of upper Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received heavyrain on Saturday, inundating low-lying areas and paralysing routinelife. As the second spell of monsoon season is affecting the upper and centralregions of Pakistan, the downpour started early in the morning in KhyberPakhtunkhwa, including Peshawar, and the adjoining areas of Punjab. The Met Office says 52mm of rain was recorded in the city area ofPeshawar and 37mm at Bacha Khan Airport by 8am during the past 24 hours.However, rain continuedRead More