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

Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah Ismail speaks during the launch ceremony of 'Economy Survey 2021-22' in Islamabad on June 9, 2022. (AFP/File)
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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 


Aamir Jamal seals Pakistan victory in fifth T20 as England slip up in run chase

Updated 29 September 2022

Aamir Jamal seals Pakistan victory in fifth T20 as England slip up in run chase

September 28: The Guardian reported in the end the fifth game of this series came down to whether or not Moeen Ali could hit 15 runs off the final over. England were chasing only 145, but it was a steamy evening under lights in Lahore, on a skiddy, tricky pitch, and aside from Moeen, none of their batsmen were able to get comfortable in conditions that felt very different to the ones they had experienced in Karachi last week. Read more I 


Rupee, inflation, interest rates top wily Dar’s agenda

Updated 29 September 2022

Rupee, inflation, interest rates top wily Dar’s agenda

September 29: Business Recorder reported that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday said that the country is currently facing the worst economic crisis owing to the mismanagement of the previous Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Read more I 


KU suicide attack case fugitives ‘hiding in Afghanistan’

Updated 29 September 2022

KU suicide attack case fugitives ‘hiding in Afghanistan’

September 29: The Express Tribune reported that most of the fugitives in the University of Karachi (KU) suicide attack are hiding in Afghanistan and remain a threat to the lives and property of the Chinese nationals working in Pakistan, a police investigator told an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday. Read more I 


PM House implements measures to plug future leaks

Updated 29 September 2022

PM House implements measures to plug future leaks

September 29: DAWN reported only a few days after multiple audio leaks featuring the incumbent prime minister were leaked to the media, another audio clip emerged on Wednesday, but this time former prime minister Imran Khan and his much-touted ‘threat cipher’ were the subjects of the leaked clip. Read more I 


Pakistan attack: Chinese national shot dead at Karachi dental clinic

Updated 29 September 2022

Pakistan attack: Chinese national shot dead at Karachi dental clinic

September 28: BBC has reported that an armed attacker posing as a dental patient has killed a man and injured two other people at a clinic in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi. Read more I