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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Federal ministers angry with secretaries, complain to PM

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 […]

Ogra invites fresh applications for new RLNG-based CNG stations

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,” […]

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

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 […]

FBR reforms improve Pakistan’s ranking of Trading Across Borders Index

FBR reforms improve Pakistan’s ranking of Trading Across Borders Index

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Revenue Board (FBR) says it has developed 31 positions in Pakistan’s Cross-Border Trade Index ranking, from 142 to 111, a major achievement for ease of doing business. The board facilitated cross-border trade by focusing on three key areas, including enhancing the integration of various institutions in the Web-Based Single Customs (WEBOC) […]

Pakistan Television not to be privatized, decides cabinet body

Pakistan Television not to be privatized, decides cabinet body

The Cabinet Committee of ISLAMABAD-State Economic Enterprises (CCoSOEs) decided on Wednesday to remove the Pakistan Television Company (PTVC) from the list of State Economic Enterprises categorized for privatization. Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, chaired the meeting of the Cabinet Committee of State Economic Enterprises (CCoSOEs). The meeting was attended by […]

Pakistani teams won first place in Huawei’s ICT competition

ISLAMABAD: During the regional finals of Huawei’s Middle East ICT Competition 2020, two Pakistani teams won, securing first and second positions. “This year marks the fifth edition of the Huawei ICT Competition, which included a practice competition and new inventions of the competition … Innovation Competition yesterday at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of […]

Govt decides to import another 0.5m tonnes sugar to overcome shortage

Govt decides to import another 0.5m tonnes sugar to overcome shortage

ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to import another 0.5 million tons of sugar in order to overcome the shortage that caused the enormous increase in commodity prices. The government is also trying to exempt commercial sugar imports from customs duties, by putting forward food safety provisions. Ministry of Industry and Production officials stated that […]

The Prime Minister said that 3G / 4G internet services will be launched in Waziristan from today

The Prime Minister said that 3G / 4G internet services will be launched in Waziristan from today

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on the occasion of his visit to Wana that 3G / 4G internet services will be operational in the Prime Minister from today (Wednesday). The Prime Minister said this while addressing a function to distribute checks for successful applicants of Kameb Jawan Loan Scheme and Youth Internship Scheme. “I know […]

Balochistan’s first digital policy approved

Balochistan's first digital policy approved

QUETTA: The Balochistan cabinet on Monday approved the province’s first digital policy. 2020-21 Policy Objectives To provide e-governance, public access to digital services, provision of cheap, standard and high speed internet services besides promotion of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) companies in the province through digital capability, digital To give Economy, software and IT parks. The […]

Government decides to investigate the broadsheet case

The federal government has decided to investigate the broadsheet case. According to sources, a committee comprising Accountability Advisor Shehzad Akbar, Federal Ministers Shibli Faraz, Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Umar has been formed in the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister to investigate the broadsheet issue. The committee will review the agreement with Broadsheet from 2002 […]

PDM steering committee meeting, Bilawal Bhutto’s non-participation

PDM steering committee meeting, Bilawal Bhutto's non-participation

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the anti-government opposition Ittehad-e-Pakistan Democratic Movement is underway under the chairmanship of PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. The PDM meeting is attended by Maryam Nawaz, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Zahid Khan, Sikandar Sherpao, Jahanzeb Jamaldini from BNP Mengal, Agha Hassan Baloch, Akram Durrani and other leaders. According to sources, […]

The Pakistan Democratic Movement is suffering from internal turmoil, Shah Mehmood said

The Pakistan Democratic Movement is suffering from internal turmoil, Shah Mehmood said

  PDM is holding a meeting to allay the frustrations of its workers, Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the opposition Ittehad-e-Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is suffering from internal turmoil. In his statement, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the steps taken by the government have changed the attitude of the international […]

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