June 15: Dawn states that the prices of all petroleum products are set to significantly go up on Tuesday owing to higher international prices and some adjustments in tax rates. Three different options are under consideration of the government.
Hypocritical of India to do away with UNSC’s key priorities: FO
August 4: The Nation reported that Foreign Office said Tuesday that India was a hypocritical country that has systematically done away with any semblance of moderation, efforts for dialogue and abiding by international law, to project itself as the voice of these three.
IMF approves $650 bn to aid corona fight
August 4: The News reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday approved the biggest resource injection in the Fund’s history, with $650 billion meant to help countries deal with mounting debt and the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign media reported.
US energy giant ‘dismisses’ PML-N leaders’ allegations over LNG terminal
August 4: The Express Tribune reported that a US energy giant, ExxonMobil, has rejected allegations levelled by former PML-N prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and ex-finance minister Miftah Ismail regarding the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Pakistan.
Fully vaccinated expats from India, Pakistan allowed to re-enter UAE
August 4: Times of Oman reported that expatriates from a number of countries, including those in the Indian subcontinent, can now enter the UAE, provided they have received both doses of a COVID vaccine approved in the country. Entry is now permitted to UAE residents from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda, as of August 5, 2021.