‘Fallout of PML-N govt power policies’: Power tariff up by Rs1.99 a unit

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Updated 22 January 2021

‘Fallout of PML-N govt power policies’: Power tariff up by Rs1.99 a unit

January 22: The News report by Israr Khan & Khalid Mustafa states that the government on Thursday increased the power tariff by Rs1.95 a unit to overcome the deficit inherited from the former PML-N government due to its flawed policies and to keep the industrial wheel in motion.

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Sri Lanka, Pakistan foreign ministers agree to expand bilateral trade to US$ 1 billion

Updated 25 February 2021

Sri Lanka, Pakistan foreign ministers agree to expand bilateral trade to US$ 1 billion

February 25: Colombo Page states that the visiting Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on his Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Foreign Ministry today, 24 February 2021.

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LHC grants Hamza Shehbaz bail in money laundering case after 20 months

Updated 25 February 2021

LHC grants Hamza Shehbaz bail in money laundering case after 20 months

February 25: The Nation states that the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted bail to Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz in a money laundering case, ordering the jail authorities to release him after the submission of bail bonds.

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Senate elections: Parliament to decide on open or secret vote: CJP

Updated 25 February 2021

Senate elections: Parliament to decide on open or secret vote: CJP

February 25: The News report by Sohail Khan states that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed on Wednesday said that parliament is the forum that must decide the method of voting for the Senate elections, including the degree of secrecy to be allowed.

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FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’

Updated 25 February 2021

FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’

February 25: The Express Tribune report by Shahbaz Rana states that Pakistan has sustained a staggering $38 billion economic losses due to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) decision to thrice placed the country on its grey list since 2008, says a new research paper published by an independent think-tank, Tabadlab.

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Pakistan gets $1.1bn financing to import oil, LNG

Updated 25 February 2021

Pakistan gets $1.1bn financing to import oil, LNG

February 25: Dawn report by Khaleeq Kiani states that with sub-optimal utilisation of earlier $4.5 billion worth of three-year financing framework, Pakistan and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) on Wednesday signed a $1.1bn trade financing facility for the current year.

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