Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said that the tour of New Zealand has been cancelled under a conspiracy, there was full security for the New Zealand team including commandos, he also offered the New Zealand team to hold the match without spectators.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived on Thursday in Tajikistan on a two-day official visit to attend 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Head of State Summit or SCO-CHS in Dushanbe.
Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that an air ambulance would reach Karachi by tomorrow to transport Umer Sharif to US for treatment. He said in a statement issued on social media that Umer Sharif and his family would get passports soon.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that if the TTP promises not to be involved in terrorism and recognizes the constitution of Pakistan, then Pakistan is ready to consider amnesty for them. In an interview, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he is concerned about reports of TTP prisoners being released from Afghan jails.
The government has hiked the petrol price by Rs5 per litre to Rs123.30 while the diesel price has been increased by Rs5.01 litre to 120.04. In addition, kerosene will cost Rs5.46 more and will thus be priced at Rs96.26 per litre, while light diesel oil will become Rs5.92 dearer to cost Rs90.69 per litre.
Electric, which supplies electricity to the country’s largest city, has agreed to collect taxes for the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC). In this regard, Karachi Metropolitan Commissioner Afzal Zaidi has written a letter to the Sindh government’s energy department asking the Sindh government to seek permission from NEPRA in this regard.
Former Secretary Election Commission Kanwar Dilshad explained the powers vested in the Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commission. Talking to a private TV channel, Kanwar Dilshad said that the Election Commission could disqualify ministers under Article 63(1).
The value of the dollar is at an all-time high as the interbank market closes.The value of one US dollar at the close of business in the interbank exchange market is Rs 168.94. The dollar appreciated 84 paise against the previous day interbank exchange rate.
Addressing a joint session of the Parliament, President Dr Arif Ali said that you should make noise but you have to admit the fact that the country is going through an industrial revolution which cannot be stopped by noise. A joint sitting of Parliament began under the chairmanship of Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.