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Pakistan Published 19 Apr, 2021 01:36pm

PM says some religious, political parties ‘misusing’ Islam, vows campaign to prevent blasphemous acts

  • He said he had started a campaign that joined together heads of state of Muslim countries against blasphemy.
  • He said Pakistan was formed in the name of Islam, adding that no one should cast doubt about any other person as to how deeply he respected the Prophet (PBUH).
PM says some religious, political parties ‘misusing’ Islam, vows campaign to prevent blasphemous acts
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85.03

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More bad press

Despite recent efforts to improve Pakistan’s image, the problem refuses to go away. Last week’s deadly protests,...
Published 19 Apr, 2021 07:25am
Govt, MPCL sign agreement, allowing removal of dividend distribution cap

Govt, MPCL sign agreement, allowing removal of dividend distribution cap

  • The company informed that accordingly, effective 1st July 2020, MPCL has been allowed to declare and distribute dividends in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2017 (as amended from time time) and the Companies (Distribution of Dividends) Regulations, 2017. `
Published 19 Apr, 2021 10:53am
Commodities

Copper rises on global economic recovery hopes

  • LME copper inventories fell for the second straight session, albeit only slightly, while the premium of cash copper over the three-month contract rose to $16 a tonne, indicating tightening nearby supplies.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 12:05pm

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So long, Uncle Sam!

America is ready to leave Afghanistan. Joe Biden’s solemn speech earlier on Wednesday announced a complete...
Published 16 Apr, 2021 07:30am
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Autos’ small changes

Latest Large-Scale Manufacturing (LSM) numbers spin a positive tale of recovery for industrial growth in Pakistan; ...
Published 16 Apr, 2021 07:36am

Pakistan

Mufti Muneeb announces nationwide shutter down strike in TLP support today

  • Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman demanded that the arrested TLP workers be released.
  • Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Siraj ul Haq also announced that they fully supported Muneeb's call for strike.
  • CNG and petrol pumps, as well as markets, will remain closed today.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 11:08am

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'Britcoin' not bitcoin? UK considers new digital currency

  • UK creates BoE-Treasury taskforce to look at 'digital pound'.
  • Sunak focused on boosting London's competitiveness after Brexit.
  • Britain will lift curbs on who can trade shares in London.
  • Britain will ease limit on off-exchange share trading.
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Rewarding the land mafias

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Former Sri Lanka player Lokuhettige gets eight-year ban for corruption

Former Sri Lanka player Lokuhettige gets eight-year ban for corruption

  • Lokuhettige, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, was charged with three counts of breaching the anti-corruption code of world governing body.
  • "Having represented Sri Lanka in international cricket, Dilhara had attended a number of anti-corruption education sessions and would have known his actions were a breach of the Code," said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager - Integrity Unit.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 04:18pm