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April 17, 2024

IMF sees further uptick in Pakistan’s inflation

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has kept Pakistan’s economic growth forecast unchanged at 2% but increased the inflation projection to nearly 25% for this fiscal year. This adjustment comes as the country undergoes another round of increases in utility and fuel prices. In its World Economic Outlook report released on the sidelines of the […]

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April 17, 2024

Cabinet meets today with 9-point agenda

ISLAMABAD:   Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has summoned a federal cabinet meeting today to address a nine-point agenda. The meeting, led by the prime minister, will deliberate on crucial national matters. Among the agenda items, discussions will include the bill concerning the establishment of the National Institute for Modern Sciences. Ambassador Manzoor Chaudhry’s endorsement of […]

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April 17, 2024

Petroleum prices surge amid global market volatility

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance has announced a hike in the prices of petroleum products across the country, attributing the increase to the surge in global oil prices. Explaining the rationale behind the uptick in petroleum prices, a statement released by the ministry’s spokesperson cited a notable escalation in international oil prices over the past […]

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April 17, 2024

PM hosts Saudi delegation for dinner reception

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday hosted dinner reception for the visiting high-powered Saudi delegation, led by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said that the visit would usher in a new era of very close cooperation between the two countries in the coming […]

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April 17, 2024

PTI to hold nationwide rallies ahead of by-polls

LAHORE:   The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to stage public rallies nationwide, with a particular focus on the province of Punjab, in the lead-up to the forthcoming by-elections slated for April 21. Speaking to the press outside Adiala Jail alongside party leader Sher Afzal Marwat and other officials, PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan confirmed […]

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April 17, 2024

PMDC to launch upgraded registration portal

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has announced plans for the introduction of its newly upgraded portal, slated to go live within the next ten days. The new upgraded system is a dynamic platform designed to cater to the evolving needs of the medical fraternity across Pakistan. The mega upgrade is being undertaken […]

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April 17, 2024

IHC dismisses Bushra Bibi’s plea for shifting to jail

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed a petition filed by Bushra Bibi, wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan, seeking her transfer to Adiala Central Jail from her residence in Bani Gala due to the absence of her lawyers. Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb presided over Bibi’s petition. However, her lawyer was notably absent […]

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April 17, 2024

PML-N supremo limits himself to Punjab

LAHORE: From overseeing the country’s affairs from London in the outgoing term, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif seems to have limited his supervision to Punjab now, leaving the Centre, where his party is leading a coalition government, to his younger brother Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, its allied parties and the ‘powerful circles’. From holding meetings with […]

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April 17, 2024

Authorities handcuffed as one-wheeling remains rampant

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police finds itself handcuffed to issuing mere Rs 100 tickets to those recklessly engaging in the perilous act of one-wheeling, as it struggles to contain the rampant danger posed by such stunts. Meanwhile, as the authority grapples with the burgeoning crisis, the call for stricter legislation grows louder from the shattered […]

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April 17, 2024

Court overturns ‘contentious’ election results

KAHROR PAKKA: Amid jubilant celebrations, Lahore High Court delivered a verdict in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Member of National Assembly (MNA) from NA 144, prompting supporters to erupt in joy with fireworks and sweet distributions. In a decisive move, the Lahore High Court bench ruled in favour of the PTI-backed MNA from NA 144, […]