Cabinet not to hike gas, power tariffs

Cabinet not to hike gas, power tariffs

On Thursday, the federal cabinet decided not to raise the tariffs of gas and electricity for domestic, industrial consumers and tandoors. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that a proposal to halt the rates of diesel and petrol for the next few months was...

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Govt not to allow import of raw material from India

Govt not to allow import of raw material from India

In view of the prevailing relations with India, the federal government has decided not to permit South Korean company Lotte Chemical Pakistan import of raw material from India. According to details, Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited—the only manufacturer and supplier of PTA in Pakistan—had approached the Ministry of Commerce, seeking approval...

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Govt not to privatize Roosevelt Hotel

Govt not to privatize Roosevelt Hotel

On Wednesday, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Privatization was apprised that the government did not plan on selling the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. It was, instead, considering running it as a joint venture. Privatization Minister Muhammadmian Soomro, while briefing the committee, said that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

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K-P body approves capital punishment for child abusers

K-P body approves capital punishment for child abusers

On Wednesday, a special parliamentary committee, constituted by the provincial government to offer recommendations on curbing child abuse in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, okayed the ‘The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare (Amendment) Act 2020. The amendments were given a go-ahead in a meeting of the 13-member special parliamentary committee against child abuse. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa...

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Petrol supply in Karachi gets affected by toxic gas leak

Petrol supply in Karachi gets affected by toxic gas leak

Many gas stations were closed in Karachi as their stocks finished on Wednesday due to suspension of supplies from the country’s main oil storage capacities located in the affected area of Keamari Town. “Yes, several petrol pumps have been shut down due to suspension of supplies since yesterday ,” Pakistan...

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Families of Pakistanis stuck in China demand students’ return

Families of Pakistanis stuck in China demand students’ return

The families of Pakistanis who have not been expatriated from China in the wake of the epidemic of the coronavirus protested calling for their return and rejected the argument put forth by special assistants to the prime minister on overseas Pakistanis and national health services. The protesters blocked Margalla Road...

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Number of suspects seeking relief in corruption cases surges to 100

Number of suspects seeking relief in corruption cases surges to 100

According to media reports, the number of corruption suspects seeking relief under the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 has surged to 100. Several former bureaucrats and important politicians have sought discarding of their cases, including some recognized fraud cases, under the ordinance, discloses an official document. The NAB...

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Suspect behind rape and murder of Hangu girl arrested

Suspect behind rape and murder of Hangu girl arrested

Police on Wednesday claimed they have arrested a suspect who is thought to have raped and killed a nine-year-old girl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district. They also claimed that they found a pistol in the possession of the suspect and that he had also confessed to the crime. They said...

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Scare of fatal dust: Unloading of soybean stopped at Karachi port

Scare of fatal dust: Unloading of soybean stopped at Karachi port

In the wake of the deaths of more than a dozen Karachi residents and many others being hospitalized owing to air toxicity, unloading of soybean at Karachi Port was stopped on Wednesday as, according to a report, it was the cause behind the deaths. As per a report compiled by...

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UN chief leaves Pakistan following successful visit

UN chief leaves Pakistan following successful visit

United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres left Pakistan on Wednesday following a successful four-day visit to the country. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Munir Akram as well as others present saw the chief off at the Allama Iqbal International Airport. Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Zulfiqar Hameed....

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