Finance Bill 2022-23: NA approves Rs50 per litre petroleum levy

An employee fills the tank of a car at a petrol station in Islamabad, Pakistan on July 9, 2020. (AFP/File)
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Updated 30 June 2022

Finance Bill 2022-23: NA approves Rs50 per litre petroleum levy

June 29: The Express Tribune reported that the National Assembly on Wednesday approved the Rs50 per litre petroleum levy as the house passed the Finance Bill 2022-23. Read More I 

 


Marriyum demands arrest of Imran Khan

Updated 19 August 2022

Marriyum demands arrest of Imran Khan

August 19: The Express Tribune reported that Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should arrest Imran Khan like that of the PML-N leaders who were apprehended on the basis of mere accusations. Read more I  


Sigh of relief: Foreign exchange reserves rise by $67m

Updated 19 August 2022

Sigh of relief: Foreign exchange reserves rise by $67m

August 18: Geo News has reported that Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reversed the downtrend after it rose by 0.85%. Read more I 


Mini-budget to render luxury imports ‘out of reach’

Updated 19 August 2022

Mini-budget to render luxury imports ‘out of reach’

August 19: Dawn reported that in the first mini-budget of this fiscal year, the government on Thursday announced fresh revenue measures of more than Rs50 billion and lifted a ban on all non-essential, or luxury, imports to meet yet another lateral demand of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before it clears Pakistan’s bailout package later this month. Read more I 


Pakistanis seeking work in UAE must have relevant visa, 5,000 dirhams

Updated 19 August 2022

Pakistanis seeking work in UAE must have relevant visa, 5,000 dirhams

August 19: Dawn reported that after 80 Pakistanis were deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for having dummy return tickets and other reasons, the Pakistani consulate in Dubai has informed Islamabad that Pakistanis visiting Dubai should have a valid work visa, 5,000 dirhams and a return ticket with them while travelling to the UAE. Read more I 


Salman Rushdie attack was unjustifiable, says Pakistan’s Imran Khan

Updated 19 August 2022

Salman Rushdie attack was unjustifiable, says Pakistan’s Imran Khan

August 19: The Guardian reported that Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has condemned the attack on Salman Rushdie, describing it as “terrible” and “sad”, and saying that while the anger of the Islamic world at Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses was understandable, it could not justify the assault. Read more I