Another jump sees petrol near Rs250 – Business

• New warehouse transfer rates for HSD and LDO are Rs276.54 and Rs226.15 per liter.• The country’s fuel consumption has increased by 20% in the last two months despite rising prices.• Miftah says oil levies were applied to revive a halted IMF loan program. ISLAMABAD: As promised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the government … Read more

Interview: ‘The narrative around hydro in Pakistan remains superficial’ – Pakistan

More than 80% of Pakistan’s population faces “Severe water shortage”. If there is no change, it is expected to increase. As the country faces a water crisis, development sector expert Umer Karim said: third pole. Umer Karim is an irrigation and water management expert. Karim has been working in irrigation and water management for over … Read more

LHC orders re-counting of votes for Punjab CM election excluding PTI dissidents – Pakistan

On Thursday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered a restart of voting in the Punjab provincial election held on 16 April and ordered that the votes of 25 dissident PTI members be excluded from the counting process. The five judges, Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan, Justice Shahid Jamil Khan, Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry, Justice Sajid Mahmood … Read more

Stage set for grand meeting of religious scholars, influential figures in Kabul ‘for national unity’ – World

Delegations from across Afghanistan arrived in the capital Kabul on Wednesday for a meeting of religious scholars scheduled to discuss important issues. Afghan government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a press conference in Kabul on Thursday that around 3,000 scholars, tribal elders and influential figures will attend the grand rally. Mujahid said several committees have … Read more

FO rejects Indian insinuations linking Pakistani organisation to gruesome killing in Udaipur – World

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO) “firmly rejected” India’s hints of linking a Pakistani organization with a suspect involved in the murder of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur. “I saw reports in the Indian media that they were trying to link the Indian national accused to a Pakistani organization, referring to the investigation … Read more

Dollar falls by more than Re1 amid hopes of IMF funds release – Pakistan

The US dollar weakened against the rupee as it fell more than Re1 in interbank trading on Wednesday morning. Analysts have linked the situation with optimism surrounding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lifting its lending tranche. According to the Pakistan Foreign Exchange Association (FAP), the US dollar reached Rs204.75 around 11 am, down Rs1.25 from … Read more

Rights activists condemn India’s arrest of Modi critic Mohammed Zubair – World

Human rights activists and journalists on Tuesday condemned the “arbitrary” and “illegal” arrest of the co-founder of India’s top fact-checking website, which has been fiercely critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mohammed Zubair was detained after being questioned by police on Monday, and a Delhi court ordered four more days in custody for further questioning. … Read more