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May 17, 2019

Here are some of the stories we followed on Friday.

  • PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son, Usama Qamar, was killed in a road accident in Gujrat’s Lala Musa. A PPP spokesperson said Usama’s car crashed into a tree. He was on his way to Islamabad.
  • The ECP has approved for hearing a petition filed by the PTI against Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as a PML-N vice-president. It has set a hearing on May 27.
  • PayPal isn’t coming to Pakistan because of its “internal issues”, announced Information Technology Secretary Maroof Afzal during a Senate Standing Committee on IT briefing. “We are still talking to PayPal,” the IT secretary said.
  • Karachi police have arrested Amirul Ebad, the brother of former Sindh governor Ishratul Ebad, from his home in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The police say they arrested Amir after an FIR was lodged against him because a cheque he gave someone bounced.
  • The dollar touched Rs150 in the open market on Friday. This is the highest-ever rate against the rupee. It is being sold at Rs149 in the interbank market. To read more click here.

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