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All set to increase HOBC rate

ISLAMABAD – In yet another controversial decision, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) is set to jack up high-octane (HOBC) price in Sindh compared to the rest of the country, thanks to the ever-ill policies of the government gurus.According to informed circles, the MPNR has decided in principle ... Read More »

Inspector shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: A police officer, who survived a bomb attack on Thursday, was gunned down in Shalkot area here on Friday night, officials said. DIG (operations) Qazi Abdul Wahid said Inspector Jalal Shah was going home when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on him.“Shah received multiple bullet wounds and died ... Read More »

Door to Nato summit not shut yet: US

WASHINGTON: The US State Department indicated on Friday that Pakistan might still attend a Nato summit in Chicago next week. “I think the question of who is going to be invited is still something that we’re working on,” said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland when asked if Pakistan was invited ... Read More »

FIA chief changed again

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, the government removed Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Javed Iqbal on Friday and appointed Secretary of the Ministry of Narcotics Control Zafar Abbas Lak to the post. Javed Iqbal was the 6th FIA chief removed by the present regime ostensibly for not ... Read More »

Lawmakers want US to declare Haqqani a terror network

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers from both parties on Friday urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare the Pakistan-linked Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organization for its “indiscriminate attacks” on US interests. Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and other lawmakers traveled to Afghanistan last week ... Read More »

No case of corruption against me: Gilani

LONDON: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said there is no case of corruption against him and he is performing his role to protect the constitution. Addressing a press conference at the inauguration ceremony of Consular Hall of Pakistan High Commission here, he said, “If all institutions work ... Read More »

GST cut on POL products likely

ISLAMABAD- The government plans to reduce General Sales Tax (GST) on petroleum products to provide relief to the masses and was in the process of consultation with the provinces on the subject, the Senate was told on Thursday. Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain told the house ... Read More »

DCC, cabinet meetings on May 15, 16

ISLAMABAD- As the government decided to convene back-to-back meetings of the country`s highest defence policy coordination forum -Defence Committee of the Cabinet and the federal cabinet next week, it was more than clear that the moment of decision in ties with the United States, which have been in an indeterminate ... Read More »

PPP wary of Asif Hashmi’s hobnobbing with Sharifs

LAHORE-The PPP circles have become wary of senior party leader and Chairman  ETPB Syed Asif Hashmi’s growing links with PML-N leaders. Their suspicions got further strengthened when the PML-N media office released on Wednesday a picture showing Mr Hashmi sharing some ‘vital information’ with Nawaz Sharif at Data Darbar where ... Read More »

Cops punished for fining justice’s vehicle

LAHORE – A team of Motorway Police on Thursday had to wait for four hours as punishment for issuing a fine ticket to the official driver of a Lahore High Court Justice. Following a phone call from judge’s office, the Motorway Police team led by SSP Jaffer Khan appeared before ... Read More »

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