ECC increases gas tariffs by 23 rupees

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Co-operation Committee has agreed to raise gas tariffs by 23 rupees, the increment was approved today, Monday. Putting to rest speculations regarding a "gas bomb" being dropped on the public, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar while addressing the media after the ECC meeting said the increase in tariff was targetted at higher tariff slabs. "We have only approved...

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Pakistan, UK launch partnership to check money laundering, recovery of stolen assets

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Monday jointly launched a partnership on repatriation of illicit finances, recovery of stolen assets and putting a check on money-laundering. Law Minister Barrister Farogh Nasim and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid at a joint press conference here at the PM Office announced that the declaration titled ‘UK-Pakistan Justice and Accountability...

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President Arif Alvi addresses Joint Parliamentary Session, talks water shortage and corruption

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi in his inaugural address to the parliamentary session which consisted of both the lower and upper houses of the Parliament, Senators and Parliament, stressed on the dire need of addressing Pakistan's problems, head on. The president hoped that the upcoming days would be better for Pakistan. “I am grateful to have the biggest constitutional designation. I...

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Haruki Murakami excuses himself from consideration for alternative Nobel award

TOKYO: Japanese author Haruki Murakami has asked for the withdrawal of his nomination for an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature, postponed this year over a sexual misconduct scandal, saying he wanted to concentrate on his writing. One of Japan’s most successful literary exports, Murakami’s Nobel prospects are the subject of intense annual scrutiny in his home country. Murakami...

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Swiss open rape case against European Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan

GENEVA: Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office of Geneva's prosecutor, as saying that authorities had decided to open a formal criminal inquiry...

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