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Prime Minister Imran Khan has chaired a consultative meeting Tuesday. PTI’s performance in cantonment elections, party tickets, member’s attitudes was discussed.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notices to federal ministers Azam Swati and Fawad Chaudhry for accusing of ‘rigging and bribery’ in the cantonment elections.
SAMAA Exclusive: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s Javed Latif has said, “few members in the party are on ‘assignments’ to sabotage PML-N’s narrative.” They are the one who talks about ‘reconciliation’, he added.
The federal cabinet has once again rejected the 10% increase in parliamentarians salaries including those of chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate and speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly.
PTI’s Farrukh Habib slams PPP, PML-N for doing ‘nothing, but money laundering and opening fake accounts’ in Pakistan. The federal minister said ‘high prices in the international market’ is the reason behind ongoing inflation in the country.
Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen has said that the government will provide targeted subsidies on essential commodities, gas and electricity through the Ehsas program.
The dollar rose by Rs0.84 to reach Rs168.94 – the highest level in the country’s history. The previous high was recorded at Rs168.43 on August 26, 2020.