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‘Unprepared’ Nawaz fails to record statement

‘Unprepared’ Nawaz fails to record statement

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif could not record his statement before an Accountability Court in the Flagship corruption reference due to lack of preparedness.Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris informed the court here on Monday, he wanted to first cross-examine the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Investigation Officer (IO) Muhammad Kamran, after which the former premier, who was […]

Govt likely to hike petroleum prices by up to Rs15 per litre

Govt likely to hike petroleum prices by up to Rs15 per litre

LAHORE  – International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly pressing the federal government to hike prices of the petroleum products by up to Rs15 per litre, well-informed sources told Roznama Dunya.As per details garnered, the prices will be gradually hiked within span of three months.Sources further added that the delegation of IMF had expressed dissatisfaction over […]

Time may have come to make diesel cheaper than gasoline

Time may have come to make diesel cheaper than gasoline

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, in his first meeting with his ministry officials, said something very seminal about the current petroleum pricing policy.He said high-speed diesel (HSD) should be cheaper than gasoline (petrol). I have long held this opinion but did not speak vehemently due to revenue constraints faced by various governments.HSD consumption used to […]

‘Thieves’ want to lock down PAC: Marriyum

‘Thieves’ want to lock down PAC: Marriyum

LAHORE: Thieves locked down the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Accountability Commission for five years to hide their massive corruption and are now doing everything to lock down the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the same reasons, the PML-N spokesperson claims.“Imran Khan [prime minister] has never been held accountable. He has been released in cases in which he confessed to his […]

PM Khan to lay foundation stone of shelter home in Lahore today

PM Khan to lay foundation stone of shelter home in Lahore today

LAHORE – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is all set to lay foundation stone of Shelter Home Project in Lahore today (Saturday). According to details, the premier will visit the provincial capital and also hold meetings with Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar and other cabinet members. Imran Khan will also be briefed over […]

Sri Lanka president signs papers to dissolve parliament

Sri Lanka president signs papers to dissolve parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation’s parliament with effect from Friday midnight, two sources told Reuters, in a move that will likely worsen a political crisis.It will mean that new parliamentary elections can be held in January-February, one of the sources, a close ally of the president, told Reuters.The dissolution […]

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation today

Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation today

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow is set to host multilateral peace talks that underline the increasingly active role Russia is playing in Afghanistan, decades after Soviet forces withdrew from the country, with business investment plans, diplomatic and cultural outreach and small military support for the central government.The Afghan Taliban will attend the peace talks, senior Taliban officials […]

Petroleum Division gears up to deal with likely gas crisis in Punjab

Petroleum Division gears up to deal with likely gas crisis in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division is set to table a plan before the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet for giving direct subsidy to state-run Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) on supply of imported gas to the consumers.The plan comes ahead of a gas crisis that is likely to hit over 50% of domestic consumers […]

Netflix to boost production of European series

Netflix to boost production of European series

(AFP) – Netflix said Wednesday it will produce more series in Europe in languages other than English following the global success of Spanish crime caper “Money Heist” and German mystery “Dark”.”We have seen that shows we have done were able to find gigantic global audiences, where the vast majority of viewing comes from outside the […]

Arthur apologises to Hafeez

Arthur apologises to Hafeez

Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur has admitted his mistake and subsequently apologised to veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for his wrong attitude towards him.According to Daily Express, during the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand, the coach approached Hafeez and admitted that ‘he had made wrong point of view for him’ and for […]