10:00pm Headlines on 24Digital

By: News Desk      Published: 10:00 PM, 5 Nov, 2021
10:00pm Headlines on 24Digital

♦ NEPRA approves Rs1.68paisa hike in basic electricity tariff; the average price of electricity per unit became Rs15.36paisa; the increase will apply to all distribution companies, including K-Electric

♦ Petrol price has increased to Rs8.3paisa by Rs145.82 per litre; high-speed diesel increased from Rs8.14paisa by Rs142.62paisa per litre; price of kerosene oil increased from Rs6.27 paisa per litre by Rs116.53 per litre; petrol and high-speed diesel levy increased by Rs4 per litre; POL products have become nine times more expensive since June

♦ Show cause notice was issued to a private school in Karachi; videos of women were being made from hidden cameras installed in its washroom; school administration has been suspended over the incident

♦ Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ignored the inquiry report of the by-elections in Daska and promoted the accused District Returning Officer (DRO) and ROS; inquiry report has also disclosed that a meeting was held at the residence of Assistant Commissioner Daska in which Firdous Ashiq Awan, Deputy Director Education Muhammad Iqbal, Deputy Secretary of Chief Minister Punjab Ali Abbas attended

♦ Inquiry report ignored, government favours those responsible for election rigging; DRO Daska Election Abid Hussain appointed Joint Election Commissioner Punjab after promotion in Grade 20; RO Daska Election Athar Abbasi has been appointed as Deputy Director Admin Lahore; inquiry report recommended that officers not be given administrative posts

♦ Election tribunal throws PTI candidate Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and his covering leader Musarrat Cheema of NA-133 by-poll contest

♦ Inflation hits 18-week high; on a weekly basis, the average inflation rate reached 15.2%; according to the statistics agency, prices of 28 essential commodities increased by 19%; tomatoes by Rs20, sugar by Rs5.56paisa, ghee price per kg increases by Rs10.21paisa; domestic LPG cylinder became expensive by Rs78

♦ Prime Minister Imran Khan intact on his statement; says petrol in India is said to cost Rs250 per litre; declares inflation a global problem; says imposes Rs40 billion rupee fine on sugar mills for the sugar problem; sugar mills have been withholding suspension orders against storage laws since July

♦ Leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif angered by rising prices for petroleum products; said taxes and prices of petroleum products in India have dropped while in Pakistan they have risen; Bilawal Bhutto says that with each passing day the elected government adds to the problems of the people

♦ Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said PM Imran Khan was preparing an army of the people like terminated judge Arshad Malik to suppress the opposition; the PML-N leader said 40 per cent of sugar mills owners were sitting in the PM’s cabinets

♦ Khawaja Asif's speech in the National Assembly says that sugar, flour prices and the IMF agreement must be presented in parliament; the opposition protest against the rise in parliament resounded; the opposition in the National Assembly also protested; also strike in the Senate

♦ In a unique protest against the ballooning prices of petroleum products, the PPP senators came to parliament on a tight bicycle; says that people have to leave their homes

♦ NAB gives clean chit to Pervaiz Khattak in Malam Jabba leasing scandal

♦ Police in Karachi produced MPA Jam Owais Gohram Jokhio in court on Friday which handed over the lawmaker to the police on three-day physical remand; Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had taken notice of the protests and had directed the police to get the FIR registered as desired by Nazim Jokhio’s family

♦ Summary moved for Orange Line train fares hike ranges from Rs20 to Rs70

♦ Five people died in Lahore where 1,562 patients were admitted in hospitals; Islamabad and Faisalabad also recorded one death each with 52 patients reported in the federal capital and 180 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

♦ Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its first pill to treat Covid-19 shows it is highly effective; drug called Paxlovid achieved an 89 percent reduction in risk of hospitalization or death among adult patients with Covid who are at high risk of progressing to severe illness

♦ Dr Noman Niaz offers apology to Shoaib Akhtar

♦ New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs; New Zealand posted a target of 163; as a result, Namibia was knocked over by Black Caps on 111; India thrashed Scotland by 8 wickets; completed the Scottish target of 85 runs in by finishing off the match as 89/2 only in 6.3 overs

♦ India becomes the most dangerous country for journalists; 256 attacks on 228 journalists in India in two years

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