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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Petroleum products prices lower in Pakistan as comparing to neighboring countries: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the prices of petroleum products are lower as compared to neighboring countries.In question hours, he said that the prices of petroleum products are linked with PSO's actual imports and international Arab Gulf (AG) market.Sharing the price of petroleum he said, price of petrol price in India Rs 98.63, Sri Lanka Rs 91.82, Bangladesh Rs 113.72, Nepal Rs 90.72 and Pakistan 64.27.The minister said Diesels price in Indian is Rs 85.20, Sri Lanka Rs 68.15, Bangladesh Rs 83.05 Nepal Rs 68.27 and Pakistan Rs 72.52.Abbasi said during the continuously decreasing trend of oil prices in international market, its benefit is being transferred to the consumers in the country, after adjustment of applicable taxes.He said it has been globally observed that due to reduction of oil prices in the world, the government's revenue in various ...

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Dar rejects Imran Khan's allegations against Chairman FBR ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar has taken a strong exception to the statement of Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan wherein he had levelled serious allegations against Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).In a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here Wednesday, the minister termed the allegations as totally false and fabricated as Imran Khan has not provided any evidence to support his allegations.Ishaq Dar said that the chairman FBR was ...

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Deteriorated image of GMS Tank to be improved: Governor Jhagra PESHAWAR: Taking stern notice of deteriorated educational activities of once vibrant Zam Public School Tank now known as Governor Model School (GMS) Tank, the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has assured to bring drastic changes to improve the quality of education of the school in larger interest of the local tribes. Governor Iqbal Zaffar Jhagrra expressed these views in his meeting with a delegation of Mahsud Welfare Association (MWA) headed by Additional Inspector ...

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Imran to return empty handed from Karachi: Hashmi ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi on Tuesday said that Imran Khan will return empty handed from Karachi as people of the city always supported PML-N in recognition of its services.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif initiated development projects during his visit to Karachi and changed the whole picture of the city with his vision and agenda.He said PML-N changed life of people ...

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ECP issues code of conduct for PS Shikarpur by election ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday issued code of conduct for political parties and candidates contesting the bye election in PS-11 (Shikarpur-I) Old Shikarpur-III).According to ECP spokesman, the ECP directed federal executive authorities, province to avoid using state resources to influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate or a political party.The code of conduct clearly bars prime minister, chief minister, federal ministers, state ministers, advisors to the president and prime minister, ...

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Senate special body discusses 24 demands of KPK ISLAMABAD: Senate Special Committee has discussed the 24 demands given by the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The meeting of the Special Committee was held under the convenership of Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah here on Tuesday at the Parliament House.Muzaffar Shah said that the body has briefly reviewed the demands of the provincial government with all stakeholders including the official of KPK.The committee has made a comprehensive report by reviewing details given by the FBR, ...

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No official removed from Interstate Gas Systems board ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday informed the National Assembly that none of the top government officials were removed from Board of Directors (BoD) of Interstate Gas Systems (Pvt.) Limited rather two members had completed their three-year term.Responding to a calling attention notice raised by Syed Naveed Qamar and others regarding removal of top government officials from the BoD of Interstate Gas System (Pvt) Limited, the minister said one of ...