Petroleum dealers call off nationwide strike after successful ‘deal with govt’

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Updated 26 November 2021

Petroleum dealers call off nationwide strike after successful ‘deal with govt’

November 26: The Express Tribune reported the All Pakistan Petrol Pump Dealers Association (APPPDA) has called off the nationwide strike following successful negotiations with the government over the profit margin on petroleum products. Read More


Can Karachi’s women-only pink buses drive change in Pakistan?

Updated 07 February 2023

Can Karachi’s women-only pink buses drive change in Pakistan?

February 6: Zofeen T Ebrahim in The Guardian says launched on 1 February, the new service is Pakistan’s second attempt to introduce public transport that protects women from harassment. The first, run as a public-private partnership in Lahore in 2012, ended after two years when the government pulled funding. Read More I


China’s Mega Railway Project Hits Roadblock in Pakistan

Updated 07 February 2023

China’s Mega Railway Project Hits Roadblock in Pakistan

February 6: Bloomberg reported Pakistan plans to speak with China to reduce the cost of its mega railways project by 40% since it can’t afford such a huge loan, according to its minister. Read More I


APC likely to be delayed further

Updated 07 February 2023

APC likely to be delayed further

February 7: The News reported the All Parties Conference (APC) that has been deferred for Thursday (Feb 9) is likely to be postponed further. It is likely that the APC would take place early next week as its new schedule will be announced today (Tuesday) after the meeting of the federal cabinet. Read More I


NA devotes negligible time on policy issues

Updated 07 February 2023

NA devotes negligible time on policy issues

February 7: The Express Tribune reported Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) on Monday issued an analysis on the 45th session of the National Assembly, pointing out that the total time consumed for discussion on policy issues spanned over only 1 hour and 32 minutes, less than the average time of one sitting. Read More I


All set for Musharraf’s burial today

Updated 07 February 2023

All set for Musharraf’s burial today

February 7: Dawn reports facilitated by the Foreign Office, a special plane from Dubai carrying the body of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, with his family onboard, landed at Ka­­rachi airport on Monday night, ahead of his funeral in Malir cantonment today (Tuesday). Read More I