Dar arrives in Bishkek to take up Pakistani nationals’ concerns after mob violence

Inside the meeting between Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and Kyrgyz officials in Astana on the sidelines of the SCO summit on May 20, 2024. — Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister embarks on a diplomatic visit to Kyrgyzstan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dar travels with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister from Astana to Bishkek. Deputy Prime … Read more

Working to facilitate private sector to help push economy on right track: PM

— Reports positive developments in the nation’s economic landscape — Highlights significant decrease in inflation as a result of government measures ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif conveyed his approval of the nation’s economic trajectory and emphasized the administration’s commitment to strengthening the private sector. He underscored the importance of this sector as a … Read more

PEMRA bans airing material about ‘ongoing court cases’

ISLAMABAD: In a recent development, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued an order prohibiting television channels from broadcasting content related to active court proceedings until a decisive judgment is rendered, as reported by ARY News. The governing body for media regulation announced a prohibition on disseminating news concerning cases that are currently … Read more

Ogra proposes trimming gas prices of Sui gas companies

A lit gas burner. — Reuters/File Ogra advises a decrease of Rs179.17 in gas cost. Proposes a Rs59.23 reduction for SSGC gas tariffs. Ogra’s suggestions are awaiting government endorsement. ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has put forth suggestions for lower gas tariffs from the Sui Northern and Southern gas entities, as reported … Read more

Dar, others issued notices on plea challenging deputy PM’s appointment

ISLAMABAD: Notices were dispatched by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar and various other officials on Tuesday, requiring them to furnish responses by June 12 concerning legal challenges brought against Dar’s appointment as deputy premier. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC presided over the hearings of the cases, which … Read more

Govt likely to surge power tariff by Rs 3.49

ISLAMABAD: An upward adjustment in electricity rates is expected as the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed a Rs 3.49 per unit rise due to the fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for the month of April 2024, as per ARY News releases on Monday. The proposal for this increase has been put forward by the … Read more

Economy in doldrums | Pakistan Today

Stripping away complex terminology and the views of experts, it’s clear that Pakistan’s economy is struggling due to a significant gap between high consumption and low production rates. The vast disparity between the upper class’s excessive lifestyle and the lower class’s lack of productivity worsens the situation, leading to a steady drop in economic performance … Read more

BSEK rejects new schedule circulating on social media for matric exams

A glimpse of students taking an examination. The photo’s date is not mentioned. — APP Karachi’s educational authorities have decided to put off the ongoing matriculation examinations due to the heatwave advisory. The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) is tasked with announcing a revised schedule shortly. Exams initially set to take place between May … Read more

CJP orders precious gift to be deposited in Toshakhana

The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, Qazi Faez Isa, has mandated the safekeeping of a significant token into the Toshakhana, a secure vault where gifts to state officials are stored. The honorary writing instrument known as the ‘Baab-e-Kaaba’ pen was conveyed to Justice Isa by Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, the leading figure of the Muslim … Read more

Who is Iran’s interim president?

State-run outlets in Iran reported on Monday the passing of President Ebrahim Raisi due to a helicopter accident, initiating constitutional protocols for appointing a successor to the presidency. Under Iranian statutes, when a president passes away while in office, Article 131 mandates that the role be temporarily assumed by the first vice president, with Mohammad … Read more