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“It was my country that freed me” – Says Aasia Bibi

TLTP Monitoring – Aasia Bibi, a blasphemy accused who was acquitted by the Supreme Court on October 31, 2018, after spending eight years in jail, has expressed a desire to return to Pakistan. Bibi made the remarks on Friday in an exclusive interview with the BBC during a visit to France where she is promoting […]

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Pakistan Confirms Two Coronavirus Cases

Islamabad, (TLTP):  While confirming emergence of two Coronavirus patients, one in Sindh and other in Federal area, Health Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza reiterated that Pakistan has taken all pre-cautionary measures to stop outbreak of the epidemic. Addressing a press conference at late Wednesday night Dr. Mirza and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal informed that special […]

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Coronavirus Punches Hole In Oil Market That OPEC Can’t Fix

The coronavirus epidemic is a black swan that has severely disrupted the outlook for the global oil market, and at this moment it remains unclear how large the destruction in demand will be because of the outbreak. Various estimates project that the coronavirus will shave 250,000 bpd to 500,000 bpd off global oil consumption this […]

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Oil Falls To $50 As Sentiment Sours

Oil prices erased Asian-trade-hours gains and lost 1 percent early on Tuesday in search of direction as fears of additional demand destruction amid the coronavirus outbreak continue to weigh on market sentiment. At 10:21 a.m. EST on Tuesday, WTI Crude was down 1.01 percent at $50.91 while Brent Crude was trading down 0.81 percent at […]

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PM Wants to Shield Masses From Electricity NJ Surcharge, Circular Debt: Awan

Islamabad, (TLTP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has, one again, reiterated the government’s resolve not to put burden of increased bills of electricity on people. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the prime minister directed the Ministry of Energy to devise a comprehensive mechanism so that increase in […]

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Pakistan ranked 2nd Worst Polluted Country

Islamabad, (TLTP): Globally Pakistan ranks as the second highest country for annual PM2.5 levels, weighted by city population, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report, jointly released by IQAir Group and Greenpeace. Nearly 90 per cent of the 200 cities beset by the world’s highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, […]

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Banks Start Receiving Hajj Applications

Islamabad, (TLTP): All the designated branches of banks started receiving Hajj applications under the government scheme on Tuesday. According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the applications will be received by the banks till 6th of next month. He said banks will also receive forms on Saturday and Sunday. The spokesman said […]

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IHC Grants Bail to PML-N’s Abbasi, Iqbal in Corruption Cases

Islamabad, (TLTP): The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and Narowal Sports City (NSC) Project cases respectively. Granting bail to both the PML-N diehards, a division bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice […]

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Punjab Government Rejects Sharif’s Bail Extension Plea

Lahore, (TLTP): The government of Punjab Tuesday rejected the application of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for extension in bail on medical grounds. The decision was taken during weekly provincial cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in which a three-member team tasked to deal with matters concerning Nawaz’s health presented its report. Provincial […]

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SC Orders to Fix Musharraf Plea Against Registrar Objections

Islamabad, (TLTP): Finally the Supreme Court has decided to take up plea of former army chief and President Pervez Musharraf against the objection of top court’s Registrar Office which expressed inability to entertain appeal against Special Court verdict against Musharraf in high treason case. In December 2019, a SC-constituted special bench had awarded death sentence […]