Newsone Special | 12th November 2018

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ECC plans to bail out PIA, approves 17 Billion PKR grant

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee in a meeting on Monday approved a financial support package amounting to Rs17 billion for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – the country’s national flag carrier. The meeting – chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar – also gave a go-ahead to allocation of 10 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) gas to Sui Southern Gas Company...

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Newsone Regional | 12-November-2018

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Star Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe to stand in election

DHAKA: Bangladesh´s one-day international captain Mashrafe Mortaza will stand in next month´s election, the ruling party announced Monday, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina endorsed the superstar´s foray into politics. A photograph of 35-year-old Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many newspapers in the South Asian nation of 160 million. A...

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