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Top US diplomat to visit Islamabad tomorrow to bolster bilateral ties Top US diplomat to visit Islamabad tomorrow to bolster bilateral ties
The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Alice Wells, will visit Pakistan on Tuesday (tomorrow), the Foreign Office said on Monday. “The ambassador will hold meeting with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a Twitter post. “The aim would be to follow up on discussions between Forei...
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China says more talks needed on economic aid for Pakistan China says more talks needed on economic aid for Pakistan
China will provide Pakistan with economic aid but more talks will take place to fix the details, a senior Chinese diplomat said, after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday. Pakistan’s foreign reserves have plunged 42 per cent since the start of the year and now stand at about $8 billion, or less than two months of import cover. Last month, the countr...
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Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated in Rawalpindi Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated in Rawalpindi
ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Chief of his eponymous faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) and prominent religious scholar Maulana Samiul Haq was assassinated in a knife attack at his residence in Rawalpindi on Friday evening. He was 80. His son Maulana Hamidul Haq told the media that his father was resting at his residence while his driver, who was also his security guard, was not present when the...
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Judges who issued Aasia verdict are as devoted to Holy Prophet (PBUH) as any Muslim: CJP Judges who issued Aasia verdict are as devoted to Holy Prophet (PBUH) as any Muslim: CJP
The judges who issued the verdict in the Aasia Bibi cases have their love for Prophet (PBUH) like any other devotee, the top judge said on Thursday. The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Aasia Bibi – a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death – and set aside an earlier judgment passed by a lower court. “Many judges recite durood-e-shareef as they sit in their ch...
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‘Aasia Bibi verdict as per Constitution’, says PM as he warns those creating chaos ‘Aasia Bibi verdict as per Constitution’, says PM as he warns those creating chaos
Hours after the top court’s verdict in Aasia Bibi case and protests in parts of the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan stands on the basis of faith in the Prophet (PBUH) but whoever is found involved in instigating chaos in the name of Islam will be dealt with under the law of the land. “Today, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a verdict,” PM Imran said during his addr...
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Petroleum prices likely to go up by Rs13 per litre Petroleum prices likely to go up by Rs13 per litre
Consumers are likely to face hike in oil prices by up to Rs13 per litre in November 2018 following the significant depreciation of rupee against the dollar. Officials in the Petroleum Division told The Express Tribune that the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) had recommended increasing the prices of petroleum products by Rs13 per litre in a monthly revision for October. The regulator pr...
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Pakistan ranked 8th in size of trade deficit Pakistan ranked 8th in size of trade deficit
The tenure of the previous government, from 2013 to 2018, witnessed a skyrocketing current account deficit as it increased from $2.5 billion in FY13 to $18.9 billion in FY18. The major driver was the trade deficit, which widened from $19.2 billion in 2012 to $35.6 billion in 2017, according to data extracted from the ITC’s Trademap.org. Imports increased from $43.8 billion in 2012 to $57.4 bill...
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Pakistan seeks $6 billion from UAE Pakistan seeks $6 billion from UAE
Pakistan has sought $6 billion financial assistance package from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the shape of cash deposits and oil on deferred payments in an attempt to meet all its financing needs for the current fiscal year with the help of friendly countries. “In case of an agreement, Prime Minister Imran Khan may fly to the Emirates after the upcoming visit of China,” highly placed gover...
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PM urges roadmap for national water policy PM urges roadmap for national water policy
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday emphasized on following an integrated approach for conservation, storage, management and efficient utilization of available water resources. The premier expressed these views while chairing first meeting of the National Water Council (NWC) at the PM Office. Pointing out that no significant attention was paid to water-related issues in the past, he unders...
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Pakistan offers to mediate in Yemen war: PM Pakistan offers to mediate in Yemen war: PM
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated his government’s policy of zero tolerance against corruption and corrupt practices, promising that all crooked elements, who had done injustice to the country with their misdeeds and sent it into the debt trap, should not expect any legislation like the defunct National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). The prime minister, in his tele...
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