Government’s disappointing retreat to petrol cartel

Government’s disappointing retreat to petrol cartel

ONCE again, the Imran Khan-led government has caved in to another powerful industry player: the petrol cartel. Following a month of bickering and dilly-dallying, the acute dearth of petrol at fuel stations across the country is finally resolved as the government has agreed to increase prices to the tune of...

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Sugar Scam: Those Who Stole Billions of Rupees Must be Brought to Book

Sugar Scam: Those Who Stole Billions of Rupees Must be Brought to Book

By Adeel Ahmed ONE wonders how long the poor Pakistanis will continue to be duped by the high and mighty of this land. Billions of dollars get swallowed and digested by those in power, justice swings into action, inquiries are launched, but no action is taken against those who looted...

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Building Tragedy in Lyari

Building Tragedy in Lyari

By Adeel Ahmed ONCE again, another building collapse—this time in the thickly-populated and poverty-stricken Lyari—has claimed 13 lives to date, while scores have been injured. The narrow residential building is reported to have had at least 40 living units or apartments. The dilapidated condition of the structure had long warned...

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PTI’s Decision to Privatize Pakistan Steel Mills

PTI’s Decision to Privatize Pakistan Steel Mills

By Adeel Ahmed IT was a forgone conclusion: The PTI government has decided to privatize the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and retrench its over 9,300 employees, saying that overhauling of the moribund national institution is necessary to revive production there. On Thursday, Mr Hammad Azhar, Minister for Industries and production,...

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Govt shows its incapacity to meet two MQM-P demands

Govt shows its incapacity to meet two MQM-P demands

The negotiating committee of PTI government has articulated its incapability to meet its discontented Karachi-based ally MQM-P’s two crucial demands — recovery of missing persons associated with the party and approval to reopen its closed offices – leading to an impasse existing between the coalition partners. On Saturday, the government...

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Calls for replacing Punjab CM on the rise in PTI

Calls for replacing Punjab CM on the rise in PTI

Punjab’s Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s alleged incapacity to deal with the affairs of the province has prompted even the rank and file of the PTI to raise calls for the CM’s ouster. Although no party leader would openly comment against the Punjab set-up, they do acknowledge in background interviews that...

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Govt restores postal service to India

Govt restores postal service to India

The PTI-led government has restored postal service to India after a postponement of 3 months and 13 days. A formal circular of the Pakistan Post had been sent to all the post offices of the country. General Post Office (GPO) Rawalpindi said that Pakistanis will be able to send letters,...

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PTI government announces its first federal budget

PTI government announces its first federal budget

The PTI government announced its first federal budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 in the National Assembly of Pakistan yesterday (Tuesday). The budget was presented by Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar. According to sources, following are the salient features of the budget. Budget Review 2019-2020 The provincial share in federal...

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Tehreek-e-Insaf dissolves all existing party offices

Tehreek-e-Insaf dissolves all existing party offices

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has dissolved its party offices at all levels across the country. All party holders will be re-elected, sources reported. According to a notification issued by the party’s Secretary General Arshad Daad, all of the party’s organizations and sectors will be dissolved. Elections will be held to...

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PTI to contest in elections with MQM: PM Imran

PTI to contest in elections with MQM: PM Imran

According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that PTI will contest jointly in the next election with MQM. “I always believed that the ideology of the MQM was similar to that of the PTI,” PM Khan said after laying the foundation stone of the Hyderabad University in a...

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