Fear of petrol shortage looms as oil tankers go on countrywide strike

An employee wearing a face shield and mask as a precautionary measure against the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus fills the tank of a car at a petrol station in Islamabad, Pakistan on July 9, 2020. (AFP/File)
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Updated 24 June 2021

Fear of petrol shortage looms as oil tankers go on countrywide strike

June 24: The Express Tribune reported that the All Pakistan Oil Tankers Contractors Association (APOTCA) has announced to go on strike to suspend petroleum products' supplies nationwide from Thursday (today) morning for an indefinite period.

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Hypocritical of India to do away with UNSC’s key priorities: FO

Updated 04 August 2021

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.

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IMF approves $650 bn to aid corona fight

Updated 04 August 2021

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.

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US energy giant ‘dismisses’ PML-N leaders’ allegations over LNG terminal

Updated 04 August 2021

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.

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Fully vaccinated expats from India, Pakistan allowed to re-enter UAE

Updated 04 August 2021

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.

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Trade through Torkham continues as normal

Updated 04 August 2021

Trade through Torkham continues as normal

August 4: Pajhwok reported that trade with Pakistan and other countries through the Torkham port continues as normal, say provincial business leaders.

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