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Police nab four for stealing govt oil

Crime
KARACHI:Police on Saturday arrested four persons accused of stealing oil from government line in Karachi. Reportedly, the Steel Town Police busted a group of people who were involved in diverting oil from a government line in District Malir. The law personnel arrested our accused including Muhammad Rafiq, Khalid Hussain, Syed Adil Shah and Sajid Ali while their accomplices fled away. Police said that in order to divert the oil, the accused set up an illegal connection on an inland fuel supply line. They said that it was the third incident of oil theft in District Malir in last two months. Police said that they were looking for other fleeing members of the oil nicking gang.

Residents of Naundero protest against lawlessness

District
NAUNDERO:Robberies and thefts have become very common in the hometown of Bhutto leaders due to which panic has gripped the denizens and they pass restless nights. This was stated by the members of various political, non-political and social welfare organizations after taking out a rally here on Saturday against acute lawlessness. The rally was taken out from the Municipal Committee, the protesters marched towards Railway Crossing where they held a massive demonstration after blocking Sukkur-Larkana Road and a large number of vehicles were struck up from both sides causing trouble to the commuters. While talking to newsmen Saturday Abdul Rahman Supro, Liaquat Abro, Hafiz Mushtaque Kourejo, Raheel Kalhoro and others alleged that cops have entirely failed to curb crimes and criminals ac...

Delivering on IMF conditionalities critical to unlock multi-lateral cash flow in current economic crisis

National
ISLAMABAD:Perma-crisis which is a series of crisis occurring globally one after the other has exacerbated the global inflation crisis, with inflation in Pakistan rising to 24.5% currently. This was said by Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) while speaking at a seminar on “Pakistan’s Economy and Debt Challenges” organized by SDPI here on Saturday. He suggested that political instability globally and nationally have contributed to exacerbate the economic crisis developing into a vicious cycle. In past few years, Pakistan has managed to sail smoothly amidst the intensifying geo-political tensions, however, the future developments seem concerning. He stressed that we must remain politically correct with the West since loans from ...

Ishaq Dar emphasizes priority of govt to address issues of energy sector

National
ISLAMABAD:Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has emphasized priority of the government to address the issues of energy sector including circular debt to bring financial sustainability of the sector and economic growth of the country. He was chairing a meeting on reforms in Energy Sector here in Islamabad on Saturday. Convenor of the Committee for the settlement of the circular debt in gas sector Ashfaq Yousuf Tola apprised the chair of the quantum of the circular debt in gas sector and modalities and framework to introduce reforms in energy sector to offset the burden of circular debt in gas sector. The meeting discussed viable proposals focused on bringing sustainability to the energy sector to achieve economic growth in the country. The Finance Minister further directed th...

Zaireen of Ajmer Sharif asked to reach Lahore on Monday instead of Sunday

National
ISLAMABAD:Ministry of Religious Affairs has asked Zaireen of Ajmer Sharif to reach Lahore at 10:00 am on Monday instead of Sunday. A spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs in a statement on Saturday stated that according to Indian officials, Pakistani Zaireen will be sent to Ajmer on Tuesday. The spokesperson further stated that no information has so far been received from the Indian Embassy regarding the issuance of visas. Passports of Zaireen have not yet been received from the Indian embassy. The spokesperson said that the passports and visas will be handed over to Zaireen in Lahore on receipt. The spokesperson said the Zaireen can seek more information from Religious Affairs Zairat Desk's phone number 9211670.

World urged to support liberation struggles of oppressed people under int’l law

National
ISLAMABAD:The world must condemn the brutality and violence of oppressor states as crimes against humanity and support the liberation struggle of oppressed people and their right to self-determination under international law. This was stated by Khazar Farhadov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, while paying tributes to the martyrs of the Black January massacre by Soviet troops in Azerbaijan. The remembrance session titled “The National Will and Determination of Azerbaijani People: Commemorating January 20, 1990”, was arranged by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad, and Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Pakistan, says a statement issued by the IPS here on Saturday. The well-attended session was also addressed by Khalid Rahman, chairman, IPS, and...