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Caretaker govt, ECP striving to conduct peaceful elections: Law minister tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Law Minister Barrister Ali Zafar on Saturday said the interim government and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) are striving to ensure peaceful conduct of general elections. Winding up discussion on the motion regarding law and order and political situation in the Senate, the federal minister said the political parties and other segments of the society should support the caretaker government and the ECP in this regard. He said the nation should stand united at this juncture and foil the sordid…

Caretaker govt rules out any chance of delay in general elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar has ruled out any chance of postponement or delay in general elections. In an interview on Tuesday, he said that General Elections 2018 will be held on July 25, regardless of any likely judgment of the accountability court in Avenfield Reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. Syed Ali Zafar said it was responsibility of caretaker set up to ensure free, fair and transparent elections and this task would be accomplished amicably.…

Caretaker govt seeks foreign professionals’ services to resolve national issues

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Law Minister Syed Ali Zafar on Tuesday said the caretaker government had invited foreign qualified professionals to sort out solutions for the national problems, including the acute shortage of water in the country. He said the first meeting in this regard had already taken place. State media directed to provide coverage to all political parties Addressing media in Islamabad, the minister said elections would be held in free and transparent manner. He said courts were free and no one could intervene…

‘No truth in rumours about elections delay’

LAHORE: Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Law Affairs Barrister Ali Zafar has said that free, fair and transparent general elections would be held on time and there was no truth in rumours about delay. Talking to media after distributing cheques among various Bar Councils and Associations at the Lahore High Court Bar, he assured that all-out efforts were being made for holding elections on time and there was no chance of delay. He said that Fata merger was a historical decision and now same…

Caretaker govt hikes petroleum prices; petrol mounts by Rs4.26 a liter

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government has increased prices of petroleum products from Rs4.26 to Rs6.55 a liter on different products with effect from Tuesday, ARY News reported. The price of petrol has been raised by Rs4.26 a liter. The revised price of petrol would be Rs91.96 a liter. The price of high speed diesel has been raised by Rs6.55 a liter, while the price of light diesel has also been increased by Rs6.14 a liter. Read More: Caretaker govt decides not to take decision on petroleum prices High speed diesel…

Caretaker govt decides not to take decision on petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government has decided not to hike the petroleum prices, which will remain unchanged. It is pertinent to mention here that the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority had suggested an increase of Rs 8.37, Rs12.5 and Rs. 11.65 per litre in prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene oil respectively. But interim Finance Minister Shamshad Akhter has said that she will not make decisions like the hike in petroleum prices. As per the Caretaker cabinet they are not willing to take any responsibility for a…

FBR tax collection target may decrease by Rs84 billion

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) at their best will be able to collect Rs3.85 trillion in taxes, the reason for the decline in collection figures are due to depreciation of rupee, prices of petroleum related products and various revenue generating escapes. The normal income accumulation of Rs3.85 trillion will be Rs162 billion lower than the first target and Rs84 billion not as much as the overhauled focus on that the PML-N government set barely a month back. According to FBR’s official, it is informed to…

Caretaker PM, President discuss matters regarding general elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Saturday and discussed matters pertaining to caretaker government and general elections. During the meeting the President felicitated Nasirul Mulk on assuming responsibilities as caretaker Prime Minister. He expressed hope that the caretaker Prime Minister will perform his best for ensuring transparent elections. On the occasion, the caretaker Prime Minister said he will do his level best to perform his…

Ex-chief secretary takes oath as Sindh caretaker CM

KARACHI: Former chief secretary Fazlur Rehman was sworn in as the caretaker chief minister of Sindh province on Saturday.  Governor Muhammad Zubair administered the oath to Mr. Rehman at a ceremony held at the Governor House. Rehman emerged as the consensus candidate of the governing Pakistan Peoples Party and opposition parties, which ceased to exist on completion of their five-year term last month, for the slot of the caretaker chief minister of Sindh. After taking the oath, the newly appointed interim CM held a…

President, caretaker PM discuss matters regarding general elections

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Friday called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad on Friday and discussed matters pertaining to caretaker government and general elections. The president felicitated Nasirul Mulk on assuming responsibilities as caretaker prime minister. He expressed hope that he would perform his best for ensuring transparent elections. On the occasion, the caretaker PM said he will do his level best to perform his responsibilities. Earlier after taking oath as the PM, …