POL, CNG prices increase from today
High speed diesel exempted
Islamabad—The Ministry of Finance has approved the summary envisaging increase in prices of all petroleum products except high speed diesel.
The government has decided to increase the prices of petrol by Rs1.41 per litre and of compressed natural gas (CNG) by Rs1.29 per kg from July 16 for the next fortnight.
According to sources, the new price of CNG in region-I (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar and Balochistan) will now stand at Rs78.65 per kg and in region-II (Punjab and Sindh) at Rs71.92 per kg.
Keep them away from extremely sensitive nuclear matters
As the dual nationality issue has taken the entire country into its grip with proponents and opponents making arguments in their favour, the Supreme Court rightly took notice of the situation and suspended membership of a number of Parliamentarians as under the Constitution, holder of dual nationality cannot hold any public office. After this development, the government came out with the Dual Nationality Bill to protect some of the senior members of the ruling party.
No solution from outside on Kashmir: Obama
Washington—Ruling out any solution from “outside” to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, US President Barack Obama on Sunday underlined that disputes between India and Pakistan can only be resolved by the two countries themselves.
Welcoming the Indo-Pak dialogue process, he said, “It is not the place of any nation, including the United States, to try to impose solutions from the outside.
“That said, nations must meet their responsibilities and all of us have a profound interest in a Pakistan that is stable, prosperous and democratic.”
Sen Paul eyes floor vote stripping Pak aid if Dr Shakil not released
Washington—The case of Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor imprisoned after helping the CIA track Usama bin Laden, hasn’t fallen by the wayside just yet.
Sen. Rand Paul claims to have enough support to force a vote on the Senate floor later this month on a bill stripping Pakistan of U.S. aid unless Afridi is released, Foxnews reported Sunday.