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On the PTI plea, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rendered a thorough ruling in the Punjab chief minister election case on Saturday.Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan wrote the 10-page verdict, which states that the order is passed based on the unqualified consent of all parties and would amend, modify, and to some extent override the impugned order of the Lahore High Court dated 30.06.2022. When resolving the three-month-old political and constitutional impasse in the nation’s largest province on Friday, the top court set July 22 as the date for the run-off election for the position of Punjab’s chief minister.The plea submitted…

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According to the BBC, a video showing Indian police assaulting a group of Muslims in detention was uploaded by an elected member of the ruling BJP party who applauded their cruel acts as a “gift” to the guys. There has been no action taken against the cops involved. Families of the victims insist their loved ones are innocent and should be released. “This is my brother; they are severely assaulting him and he is screaming.” Zeba sobs, her hands quivering, as she clutches her phone to view a terrible video of her younger brother Saif. The disturbing video shows two…

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Commending all state institutions for completing the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) action plan, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said on Saturday that it would be premature to celebrate the task force’s announcement made last night because the process to remove Pakistan from the grey list has just begun. Hina Rabbani, who led the delegation to the FATF plenary in Berlin, told a news conference in Islamabad that Pakistan is one step closer to being removed from the grey list by October 2021, following an on-site inspection by a task force team. “The first and final process…

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Ukraine’s military is depleting Soviet-era ammunition that is incompatible with older systems as the country implores the West to deliver additional heavy weapons and Russia builds up a major artillery advantage around two strategically vital cities in eastern Ukraine. According to various individuals knowledgeable with US and other Western information, Western intelligence and military officials think Russia’s war in Ukraine is at a key stage that will decide the conflict’s long-term fate. This critical time may also compel Western countries to make a difficult choice, since their backing for Ukraine has come at a gradually growing cost to their economy…

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ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, The President Alvi refused to sign the NAB and election amendment bills and returned them to the PM Shehbaz Sharif. The president said that he was not informed about the legislative proposal under Article 46 before they were brought into the Parliament for amendment. In the last week The National Assembly passed proposals to repeal the PTI government’s election reforms, which gave overseas Pakistanis the ability to cost their vote via i-Voting and electronic voting machines (EVMs), as well as the NAB laws. Following the president’s refusal for signing the said amendment bills, the federal government has…

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ISLAMABAD: Due to an abrupt and high increase in petroleum products prices, including petrol and diesel by Rs. 60 per litre, the prices have considerably risen to Rs 209 per litre and diesel by Rs 204.15 per litre. The current government has brought changes and raised the prices of petrol and diesel Rs 30 per litre hike on May 27 2022 and once again Rs 30 on June 3rd, 2022. One of the top officials of the Petroleum Division said that although the govt has risen the prices of petroleum products by Rs 60 per litre in the last 7…

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NEW YORK: Only time will tell how much record gasoline prices in the United States will reduce driving demand this summer, but don’t expect a substantial boost in gasoline supply from American refineries. The reason: Several US gasoline refineries have closed or been converted to create alternative fuels in recent years, restricting America’s refining capacity and compounding the impact of high crude oil prices in the present energy crisis. Last week, 93.2 percent of US refineries were operational, the highest level since December 2019 and an unusually high rate for a season traditionally associated with facility maintenance. All of this…

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The Foreign Office (FO) explicitly denied any Pakistani team visiting Israel on Sunday.The FO statement came after local media reported that Israel President Isaac Herzog had a “wonderful experience” visiting a delegation of Pakistani expats residing in the United States. In response to media inquiries, the FO spokesman indicated that the alleged visit was organised by a foreign NGO that is not established in Pakistan. According to the spokesman, Pakistan’s position on the Palestinian problem is clear and unequivocal, and there has been no change in Islamabad’s policy, on which there is total national unanimity. The spokesperson reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering…

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As the country continues to oppose Vladimir Putin’s invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talked of “openly savage strikes” and stated Russian shelling killed one person and injured others in a residential area Saturday. In his evening presentation, Zelensky delivered an update, saying “the situation is quite delicate,” as Ukraine finished its 94th day of conflict and Putin formally eliminated the maximum age limit for military membership in Russia. “As a result of today’s Russian bombardment of Mykolaiv, one person died, seven were injured, two of whom are in critical condition,” Zelensky stated. “The shells landed twenty metres from the kindergarten…

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The government of Pakistan stated on Thursday that the price of petroleum products will be increased by Rs30 in accordance with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) stipulations for the removal of commodity subsidies. The decision, announced by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail during a news conference on Thursday, is critical for Pakistan to reactivate the Fund’s programme for Pakistan in order to resuscitate the country’s struggling economy. The finance minister acknowledged that part of the cost had been passed to the people, but despite the significant rise in the price of petroleum goods, the government was still losing money. A day…

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