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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar takes notice of spike in sugar price

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Tuesday directed federal secretaries concerned to take up the matter regarding spike in sugar price with the provincial governments immediately. The finance minister Ishaq Dar , who is also Chairman of National Price Monitoring Committee, taking serious notice of the media reports regarding sugar price hike said that there are standing instructions from Economic Coordination Committee of the federal cabinet that stability in price of sugar in domestic market is to be…

Ishaq Dar says spike in dollar rate artificial

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Thursday said that the spike in dollar rate was artificial and a result of some communication gap between certain stakeholders. “The matter would be thoroughly investigated and those responsible would be brought to book,” the minister remarked while talking to media after holding meeting with chief executives/presidents of commercial banks over the situation arising from the hike in US dollar rate on July 05, 2017. In his meeting with the bankers, the finance…

Two dead as Melbourne storm causes spike in respiratory problems

MELBOURNE: A major storm that hit Melbourne on Monday night has reportedly caused a mass outbreak of an illness known as ‘thunderstorm asthma’. Two people also died in its wake. Reports said that an unprecedented number of people fell acutely ill on Monday after the storm struck at around 6pm. Two people in Melbourne’s west died, including a man waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance. According to ABC News, hospital staff say "they've never seen so many people" in emergency with same condition Hospitals were…