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Dar stresses separation of budget from politics; seeks Opposition's help in resolving power crisis ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Revenue, Statistics, Economic Affairs and Privatization Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Tuesday urged the Opposition legislators to separate the issue of Budget from politics and extend their optimum help in resolving the menace of energy crisis from the country.Responding to fiery speeches of Opposition members in National Assembly on loadshedding, deaths due to heat wave in Karachi, he said the energy crisis is the common issue of the entire nation and everybody should contribute in steering the country out of such menaces. "We are united to resolve the common issues."Commenting on Opposition's demand of thorough discussion on the loadshedding in the House, he said the Government has no objection in holding a debate in National Assembly after the approval of the budget.Commenting on walkout of Monday, he said Opposition had left the House during the process of the approval of budgetary demands. As per Parliamentary traditions - ...

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JIT to interrogate accused arrested in Dr Imran murder case: Nisar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday said Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would be constituted to interrogate the accused arrest in Dr Imran Farooq murder case.Talking to media outside the Parliament, he said composition of the team had been finalized and FIA or police would lead the team, however, decision had not been taken yet.He further said British Metropolitan police would also interrogate the accused arrested in Dr Imran Farooq ...

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LPG prices increased by Rs 5 per kg ISLAMABAD: Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) marketing companies on Tuesday increased prices of the product by Rs 5 per kilogram.Talking to APP, Chairman LPG Distributors Association Muhammad Irfan Khokhar said the prices of domestic and commercial cylinders had been increased by Rs 60 and Rs 240 respectively.Under the revised rates, he said per LPG domestic cylinder would be sold at Rs 970 in Karachi, and at Rs 1030 in Lahore, Kasur, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Faisalalbad, Jhelum, Sahiwal, ...

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NA adopts Rs 12.620 billion charged expenditures ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Tuesday approved charged expenditures on supplementary demands of grants worth Rs 12.620 billion for the year ending on June 30, 2015. The House sailed smoothly in approving these charged expenditures and other supplementary demands of grants as the opposition parties had once again walked out of the House to protest previous day's proceedings when they were themselves not present in the House to move their cut motions. As none was there ...

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Fed, Sindh Govt organisations ready for artificial rain in Karachi KARACHI: Ministry of Ports and Shipping, Meteorology Department, Plants Protection Department (PPD) of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Civil and Army aviations along with civic agencies in metropolitan city, have finalised arrangements for generating artificial rain in Karachi.The Met office has started monitoring clouds entering Sindh from Rajisthan (India) and whenever the clouds with particular size and thickness at certain height are found, the aircraft of PARC, and civil and army aviations will fly over ...