Govt seeks increase of Rs 1.95 per unit in tariff for all electricity consumers

ISLAMABAD – The federal government requested an increase in tariff of Rs 1.95 per unit for all electricity consumers, including lifeline consumers using less than 50 units per month. The National Electric Energy Regulatory Authority (Nepra) held an open hearing on the federal government’s decision to increase the tariff by Rs 1.95 per unit for … Read more

Opposition Alliance PDM Summit continues under the chairmanship of Fazlur Rehman

  PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Amir Haider Hoti, Aftab Sherpao, Mehmood Khan Achakzai and other leaders are present. Opposition Ittehad Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) summit is underway in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Maulana Fazlur Rehman. PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Amir Haider Hoti, Aftab Sherpao, Mahmood Khan … Read more

Pakistan, Uzbekistan keen to enhance bilateral trade relations

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Trade and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood is leading a delegation to the Republic of Uzbekistan to attend the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Affairs. Apart from Dawood, the delegation includes officials from the Ministry of Commerce and other relevant ministries and departments. … Read more

Raising energy rates to make Pakistan products Uncompetitive globally: Anjum Nisar

The ISLAMABAD management group of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) expressed anger at the frequent rise in prices of electricity tariffs and petroleum products over the IMF’s best, as well as appease Independent Power Generators (IPPs). This move will spoil the Prime Minister’s vision of reducing the cost of industrial … Read more

Federal ministers angry with secretaries, complain to PM

  ISLAMABAD: Federal Ministers have complained to the Prime Minister about the non-participation of the secretaries in the cabinet and parliamentary committees. According to sources, some federal ministers expressed frustration over the non-attendance of secretaries in the meetings of the committees and complained to the Prime Minister on which the Prime Minister has taken notice … Read more

Ogra invites fresh applications for new RLNG-based CNG stations

ISLAMABAD – The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) requested new practices from interested parties for the establishment of new regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) based CNG stations. “All applicants who have not been licensed so far are recommended to submit new requests to operate in RLNG, with the necessary / updated documentation, as required,” … Read more

Prices of basic food commodities to decline in next few days, claims NPMC

ISLAMABAD – On Monday, the National Price Monitoring Committee noted that prices for essential food products, including cooking oil and sugar, will decline in the next few days. Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting of the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) yesterday. NPMC reviewed the price trend of … Read more

No-confidence motion against government could erupt if coalition withdraws

  LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has said that if the coalition withdraws, a no-confidence motion against the government could be launched. Talking to media outside the accountability court in Lahore, Rana Sanaullah said that the drug case against him has been going on for two and a half years and he … Read more