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Wahab Kamran

The govt raised Rs790b from taxes on petroleum products last fiscal year

The government raised at least Rs790 billion in taxes through the purchase of petroleum products during the 2017-18 fiscal year. This revenue was generated, in part, through the Rs31.9 that consumers pay for every litre of petrol and the Rs45 they pay for every litre of diesel. A litre of petrol costs Rs91 and a…

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June 22, 2018


Twin cities lose power after rainstorm

The twin cities were hit by rain after days of high temperatures. However, the rainfall soon turned into a curse rather than a blessing, with several areas losing power due to the downpour. Many low-lying areas were flooded and several electricity feeders tripped, resulting in areas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi as well as in Chakwal…

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June 15, 2018


PTI-Gulalai promises tickets to four transgenders for general elections

Ayesha Gulalai announced on Sunday that she would field four transgenders in the upcoming general elections against rival candidates. “We have issued tickets to the transgenders and not charged any fees,” she said. Speaking to media, Ayesha Gulalai said that only her party had the capability to do anything for the poor. She said that…

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June 3, 2018


Ahead of Ramazan, power breakdown hits country

The PM was chairing a parliamentary committee session when it went dark. Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa faced a power breakdown as Tarbela and Guddu power plants developed a “technical fault”. “The situation will become better in some time,” says the minister for power division, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari. “The inquiry on the power breakdown…

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May 16, 2018


Govt cuts sales tax on petroleum products

The federal government has decided to reduce the sales tax on petroleum products, according to a notification issued Monday. General sales tax on petrol has been slashed by six percent and five percent on kerosene oil and light diesel. The GST on high speed diesel was kept unchanged at 27.5%. After the decision, the GST…

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May 1, 2018


Overnight power breakdown sparks countrywide crisis

Power outages affected several parts of the country after high transmission lines of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) tripped, triggering a shortfall exceeding 6,000 megawatts on Tuesday. The overnight power failure affected the entire country except Karachi. The ministry of water and power directed the people to consume electricity sparingly as all four Chashnupp…

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May 1, 2018


Abida Parveen in Islamabad sufi night

Abida Parveen, a renowned sufi singer, enthralls with her mellifluous notes and heart-melting style. In Convention Center, Islamabad, a sufi night was organized where she worked her vocal magic, leaving audience spell-bound.

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April 10, 2018