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Petrol, diesel prices raised

The government increased on Wednesday the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs2.73 and Rs3 per litre with immediate effect. Ministers for finance and petroleum Ishaq Dar and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at a late-night meeting authorised the oil companies to notify fresh prices. Except for high-speed diesel, the full impact …

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Kerry meets Nawaz

A US delegation headed by Secretary of State John Kerry held separate meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the latter’s residence and with a team led by Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz at the Foreign Office on Thursday. Kerry flew into Pakistan on Wednesday night …

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Political parties need to stop backing criminals

Mamnoon hussain

Mamnoon Hussain, president elect of Pakistan, told the BBC Urdu website that political parties were backing groups of criminals, land-grabbers, and extortionists and that this fact had been highlighted in various decisions of the courts. In his first interview after getting elected as the 12th president of Pakistan, the Karachi-based …

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Kerry to arrive Wednesday night for talks

US Secretary Kerry

The US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry will arrive late on Wednesday night on a day’s visit to resume the dialogue with the Nawaz Sharif government in Islamabad with officials saying that there was a possibility of resuming the strategic dialogue.   Several meetings were held in various ministries, …

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Mamnoon Hussian – 12th President of Pakistan

Mamnoon Hussian

Notwithstanding PPP’s boycott of the presidential election, President Asif Ali Zardari, who is co-chairman of the party, felicitated Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday on his election as the 12th president of the country. “In his message of felicitation President Zardari wished the president-elect well in the discharge of his responsibilities as …

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