Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addresses the nation in Islamabad on July 14, 2022. — Screengrab/YouTubeISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday announced reducing the price of petrol by Rs18.50 per litre after the oil rate in the international market witnessed a reduction. The new price of petrol will be Rs230.24 per litre while diesel will be available at Rs236 per litre. The prime minister said that the path ahead could be "thorny and difficult" but in the end, he said, "I reassure you that good times will come soon." ‘Alhamdulillah’Following the announcement by the premier, the finance minister said: “PM has just announced a reduction in the prices of petrol of Rs 18.5 per litre [and] in diesel of Rs 40.54 per litre.”“The new price of petrol is Rs 230.24 [and] diesel is Rs 236 per litre from [July 15].
July 14, 2022 15:24 UTC
The Leafs were pretty active for the first day of free agency. That’s a fair bit of work for one day, but they were also far from the busiest and are likely far from down. The Leafs are going into day two with several bubble players on forward, but still a couple of potential needs. No one seems worried here and that’s potentially a good sign. Last year day two featured two depth signings (Gogolev, and Seney), day three featured the Kase signing, and day four was the Nick Ritchie signing.
July 14, 2022 14:11 UTC
NASA (GSFC) – The cosmic cliffs of a stellar nursery and a quintet of galaxies bound in a celestial dance: NASA released the next wave of images from the James Webb Space Telescope Wednesday, heralding a new era of astronomy. The latest tranche included the “mountains” and “valleys” of a star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula, dubbed the “Cosmic Cliffs,” 7,600 light years away. “For the first time we’re seeing brand new stars that were previously completely hidden from our view,” said NASA astrophysicist Amber Straughn. Understanding the molecules present in such stellar graveyards can help scientists learn more about the process of stellar death. “We don’t know what we don’t know yet,” said Straughn.
July 14, 2022 12:08 UTC
ISLAMABAD – IT exports have surged at the growth rate of 25.45 percent in eleven months of the last financial year. “ICT export remittances, including telecommunication, computer, and information services for the period July 2021 to May 2022 during Financial Year 2021-22 have surged to the $2.381 billion at a growth rate of 25.45 % in comparison to the $1.898 billion during the same period in FY 2020-21,” the official of the ministry told APP. The net exports for the period July 2021 to May 2022 during FY 2021-22 were $1.809 billion which was 75.98% of $2.381 billion in ICT exports. Last year, for the same period the net exports were $1.425 billion which was 75.08% of $1.898 billion in ICT exports, he added. On the direction of the Prime Minister, he said, steps were being taken to take ICT exports to record levels, with the implementation of the tax relief announced by the finance minister in the federal budget for the IT industry.
July 14, 2022 09:55 UTC
In the 108-page detailed judgement, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah noted that the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, the Air Force Act, 1953 and the Pakistan Navy Ordinance, 1961, were promulgated to regulate the respective branches of the armed forces and their discipline. The court also rejected the ownership claim of the Pakistan Army Directorate on 8,068 acres of land in the National Park. The ruling said the lease agreement of the Farms Directorate of the Pakistan Army with Monal Restaurant was also declared illegal. The court further stated that the Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Army had violated the law by taking it into their own hands, which was an ideal case of weakening the rule of law. According to the IHC, the state has a duty to take steps to repair the damage to Margalla Hills to prevent further destruction.
July 14, 2022 08:02 UTC
Mainly, in this article, I am going to write some important things about the life of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. A clear goal is what leads to success which most of us lack. Allama Iqbal was an exemplary writer and poet who was born on 9th, November 1877 in Sialkot. There is no denying that Allama Muhammad Iqbal informed the nation through his poems and encouraged them to think or to be free. He is a youth poet.
July 14, 2022 04:36 UTC
LAHORE – The Punjab Specialized Healthcare Department has extended the date for submitting applications for the posts of deans and principal of the medical colleges. According to the PSH spokesperson here on Wednesday, the date was extended due to Eid-ul-Azha vacation. Now the online applications for the posts could be submitted till July 22. No application would be received manually. The applications have been sought for the posts of heads of of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Quaid-e-Azam Medical, Nishtar Medical College, Rawalpindi Medical College, Punjab Medical College and Institute of Public Health.
July 14, 2022 04:00 UTC
In yet another success on the diplomatic front, Pakistan on Wednesday once again thwarted India’s bid for permanent seat in United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Pakistan s position on permanent membership in the United Nations was recognized, while, the Arab League and the African Union also supported Pakistan’s position. Two-thirds majority is required for permanent membership in the Security Council. India does not have the support of half the members to become a permanent member of the UNSC. New Delhi has always violated UN resolutions and is also involved in serious human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
July 13, 2022 22:37 UTC
Pakistan’s top performing startup, Airlift, announced on Tuesday that it had permanently shut operations in the country after day-to-day running finances dried up and an attempt to raise fresh funds failed last week. “While the global recession and recent downturn in capital markets has affected economic activity across the board, it has had a devastating impact on Airlift and rendered its shutdown inevitable. On July 12, Airlift’s operations will shut down permanently,” Airlift said in a statement. The grocery delivery startup had raised the largest financing of $85 million in the country’s history in the Series B funding round in August 2021. “As we wind down operations and reflect on our work with Airlift, we cannot help but recognise the talent density that Airlift was able to bring together.
July 13, 2022 22:34 UTC
Security forces gun down six terrorists in Datta Khel operation, soldier martyredSecurity forces on Wednesday gunned down six terrorists during an operation in North Waziristan. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation in the general area Datta Khel, North Waziristan District, on the reported presence of terrorists. The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces. Earlier today, Pakistan Army troops observed and engaged terrorist movement in the general area of Datta Khel, North Waziristan District. The killed terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities against security forces.
July 13, 2022 22:08 UTC
The US dollar on Wednesday gained value against the rupee in the first session after the holidays, the Pakistani rupee (PKR) dropped over two rupees in the interbank market, according to Mettis Link News. The last close of Pakistani rupee was 207.91 per USD. The rupee is now trading at 209.94/210.10 with open market trading at 210 per USD. The exchange rates of Emirates Dirham and Saudi Riyal increased by 60 paisas to close at Rs57.20 and Rs55.97 respectively. Since the beginning of the last fiscal year (July 1, 2021), the rupee has dropped by a massive 33.36% (or Rs52.56) compared to the previous fiscal year’s close at Rs157.54.
July 13, 2022 21:46 UTC
Just a few hours after NHL free agency began, Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas addressed the media. He elaborated on that, saying the Maple Leafs are still on the hunt for a physical right-shot defenceman. — David Alter (@dalter) July 13, 2022According to Kevin Weekes, the Maple Leafs just added another depth forward in Denis Malgin. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowPK SubbanThis feels like it has to happen at some point. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowThere’s always a chance, even at 30-years-old, that he could return to that form.
July 13, 2022 21:19 UTC
It’s day one of free agency and we’re looking forward to seeing what the Toronto Maple Leafs get up to today. Earlier, we outlined five bargain-bin free agents that could make sense for the Leafs to sign. You can read that story here. Will the Leafs take a stab at P.K.
July 13, 2022 15:25 UTC
Addressing an Eid congregation at Mansoora, Siraj said Eidul Azha teaches self-sacrifice, compassion and care. The rulers have thrown the nation into the fire of inflation, poverty, unrest and chaos. Millions of young degree holders are forced to starve or commit crimes as they were disappointed with their future. KPK has been ruled by the PTI for the last ten years but the situation has worsened against all claims of change. He said if people want to get rid of thieves, looters and corrupt mafia, then they must support candidates of JI since only JI can give honest and sincere leadership to thenation.
July 13, 2022 12:55 UTC
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in India has submitted a 100-page charge sheet against six people, including Prashanta Kumar Halder, better known as PK Halder, and his two agencies in a fraud case. The charge sheet was filed in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Kolkata on Tuesday. Notably, PK Halder was arrested along with five others during several raids by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED), under the Ministry of Finance of India, in West Bengal on May 12. The ED found PK Halder’s assets worth 300 crore Rupees in India and 86 bank accounts during their interrogations and drives at different places in West Bengal. ED lawyer Arijit Chakraborty said the agency filed a charge sheet against six persons, including PK Halder, and two agencies under the 3 Prevention of Money Laundering Act of the Indian Penal Code.
July 13, 2022 12:43 UTC