IMF and Ogra call for a hike in Pakistan’s gas and power tariffs

IMF and Ogra call for a hike in Pakistan’s gas and power tariffs

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday notified an increase in gas tariff up to 143%, effective from September 27. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team which visited Pakistan recently has called for a further hike in gas and power tariffs. According to the notification, gas price for...

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PM Imran Khan chairs federal cabinet meeting at PM House

PM Imran Khan chairs federal cabinet meeting at PM House

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of federal cabinet started on Thursday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair here at PM House. A six-point agenda is being deliberated during the meeting wherein federal ministers will present the progress reports of their respective departments. The PM will also be briefed on the implementation...

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Major power outage hits Karachi, citizens enraged as localities plunge into darkness

Major power outage hits Karachi, citizens enraged as localities plunge into darkness

KARACHI: A major power breakdown in Karachi has left many parts of the city affected Thursday morning. Large areas of the metropolis plunged into darkness after a major fault affected K-Electric’s (KE) distribution system. According to reports, power supply was suspended to several areas around 6am. The affected areas include Defence...

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Lahore: Operation drive against encroachments enter third day

Lahore: Operation drive against encroachments enter third day

LAHORE: Teams of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and district administration on Thursday resumed operations against land grabbers on the third day of an anti-encroachment drive in the city. The teams will retrieve illegally occupied land in the city’s Harbanspura and Sabzazar vicinities. A deadline issued to Harbanspura’s protesting citizens,...

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Stray bullet claims life of another minor in Karachi

Stray bullet claims life of another minor in Karachi

KARACHI: The stray bullet that claimed the life of a seven-year-old girl in the city had come out of the gun of a police constable. According to the police, constable Waseem told them he was cleaning his pistol when a bullet was accidentally fired and hit the minor, Aqsa. However,...

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15-year-old girl kidnapped from a school in Karachi, people stage protest, Farooq Sattar urges to take prompt action

15-year-old girl kidnapped from a school in Karachi, people stage protest, Farooq Sattar urges to take prompt action

  KARACHI: Police on Wednesday registered a kidnapping case after a 15-year-old girl went missing in Karachi’s Peer Ilahi Bukhsh Colony area, media reported. According to the girl’s parents, the 15-year-old left school for home but never returned prompting them to approach police and file a kidnapping case. The parents...

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Punjab govt issues directives to enforce ban on smoking

Punjab govt issues directives to enforce ban on smoking

Punjab government on Tuesday issued directives to all administrative secretaries, commissioners, deputy commissioners and district police officers (DPOs) to enforce ban on smoking in the province, ARY News reported. According to details, the Services and General Administration Department issued a circular with the directions to ensure strict implementation of relevant...

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MQM  leader Farooq Sattar indicted in a case pertaining to Loudspeaker Act violation

MQM leader Farooq Sattar indicted in a case pertaining to Loudspeaker Act violation

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Wednesday was indicted in a case pertaining to violating the Loudspeaker Act. As the judicial magistrate began hearing the case today, Sattar and others were indicted in the case. However, the MQM-P leader pleaded not guilty to the charges. Summoning witnesses...

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Corpse of a minor recovered from River Ravi

Corpse of a minor recovered from River Ravi

LAHORE: The dead body of a 9-year-old, Ali Raza, reported missing a day prior, was recovered Tuesday night from a river, police said, with authorities confirming they had shot dead the man suspected of killing the child. The minor was a resident of Najaf Colony in the city’s Iqbal Town neighborhood,...

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Prayer leaders to issue fatwas pertaining to electricity theft by declaring it ‘haraam’

Prayer leaders to issue fatwas pertaining to electricity theft by declaring it ‘haraam’

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Power has recommended seeking the help of prayer leaders to resolve electricity theft across Pakistan. A sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy headed by Senator Nauman Wazir prepared a proposal to curb the theft of electricity. As per the recommendations, prayer leaders...

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