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April 16, 2024

PTI’s Yasmin Rashid challenges Nawaz’s victory from NA-130 Lahore

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader and former Punjab health minister challenged on Tuesday the victory of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from NA-130 in the Lahore High Court (LHC). Rashid challenged the PML-N supremo’s win in the LHC election tribunal and prayed that his victory notification be declared null and void.  LHC’s Justice Sultan Tanveer Ahmed will […]

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April 16, 2024

Oil tanker association halts fuel supply to twin cities, northern areas

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Oil Tanker Association ceased on Tuesday the supply of fuel to the twin cities and upper parts of the country. The association ceased supply to Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Skardu, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Azad Kashmir regions, claiming that their demands have not been met and supply will not resume till the authorities follow the agreement […]

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April 16, 2024

PM Shehbaz meets Saudi FM, pitches multiple projects for investment

ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation, led by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday and deliberated upon various investment ventures including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), said a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The Saudi delegation comprised Saudi Deputy Minister of Investments Engineer Ibrahim bin Yusuf […]

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April 16, 2024

Faizabad commission gives clean chit to Faiz Hameed, agencies

ISLAMABAD: The Faizabad sit-in commission has given a clean chit to the country’s spy agencies as well as former spymaster Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed, observing that former high-ups of provincial and federal governments did not accuse the agencies or any other officials for extending facilitation to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) protestors, it emerged on Tuesday. The […]

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April 16, 2024

Faizabad commission gives clean chit to agencies, Faiz Hameed

ISLAMABAD: The Faizabad sit-in commission has given a clean chit to the country’s spy agencies as well as former spymaster Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed, observing that former high-ups of provincial and federal governments did not accuse the agencies or any other officials for extending facilitation to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) protestors. The commission further noted that no evidence […]

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April 16, 2024

Multiple schemes ready to attract Saudi investment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to pitch the Diamer-Basha dam project for equity partnership with Saudi Arabia in return for $1.2 billion in investment along with a host of other schemes, as both nations are set to begin discussions for finalising the $5 billion investment package. The Saudi authorities would be given two options for investing […]

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April 16, 2024

Pakistan, IMF discussing new multi-billion-dollar programme, says finance czar

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has initiated discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over a new multi-billion dollar loan agreement to support its economic reform program, said Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb. The country is nearing the end of a nine-month, $3 billion loan programme with the IMF designed to tackle a balance-of-payments crisis which brought it to the […]

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April 16, 2024

Members call for holding JCP meeting

ISLAMABAD: There is a proposal to immediately convene a meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) to approve the draft rules for the elevation of judges to the superior judiciary. This proposal has been made by the JCP member from the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Akhtar Hussain, and former JCP member Advocate Amjad Farooq […]

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April 16, 2024

Opp welcomes int’l investors delegation

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Omar Ayub Khan, expressed the opposition’s warm welcome to an international investors’ delegation from a friendly nation. He emphasized the importance of ensuring equitable distribution of dividends from such investments to benefit the local populace. Standing alongside MNAs Mahmood Khan Achakzai of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party […]

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April 16, 2024

POL products import, re-export allowed

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday allowed the import of petroleum products, sale in the local market and their re-export to other countries through the foreign suppliers account, according to the newly-notified Customs Bonded Facilitation Rules (CBFR), 2024. According to the documents available to The Express Tribune, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has amended […]