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♦ Prime Minister Imran Khan advises his team not to panic; says it is a difficult time; says will control inflation; urges team to tell people in simple words, what the government is doing for them; Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry pointed out that the growth rate in the world is negative, five percent in Pakistan; says petrol consumption has increased by 26 percent and electricity by 13 percent; says sales of motorcycles and tractors have also doubled
♦ According to the Bureau of Statistics, the inflation rate rose to 19 percent; price of tomatoes increases by Rs23 per kg, cooking oil increases by Rs12 per litre, diesel by Rs8 per litre and petrol also jumps by Rs8 per litre; onion, potato, brown sugar, milk, and yoghurt also gets expensive
♦US dollar jumps by Rs1.50 paisa to a new high of 178 rupees; dollar reaches Rs175.73 paisa in interbank market; economists warn of silence from all stakeholders, including the government and the opposition
♦Honda has increased the price of the cars by Rs365,000; Toyota cars also rises by Rs210,000; Suzuki cars rises by Rs173,000. Alto VX reaches 1,274,000 million; VXL reaches Rs1,704,000
♦Pakistan Automobile Dealers Association rejects price increase and demands action against the companies; attributes increase in vehicles to bad government policies
♦Federal Minister for Energy Hamad Azhar warns stoves of the houses will remain cold in this winter; says there will be gas load shedding and would be available only three times a day; the opposition in assembly objects Hamad’s statement
♦In three years domestic debt increased by 1000 billion and foreign debt by 6.5 billion; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan says, unfortunately, we could not get out of the interest rate system; says were forced to go to the IMF
♦Bilawal Bhutto's first meeting with Maulana Fazl ur Rehman after PPP’s separation from PDM; agrees to adopt a joint strategy against the government in Parliament; Bilawal Bhutto says we foiled the conspiracy of the NAB Ordinance and EVMs; Maulana says efforts to legislate would be thwarted
♦Government has decided to convene a joint sitting of the parliament on November 16; coalition will support the government on legislation according to PTI sources claim; sources claims the government is mobilized to pass important bills; claims has Contacted the opposition; speaker National Assembly's letter to Shahbaz Sharif; advises to play a role in approving bills
♦Pakistan Muslim League Q (Quaid-e-Azam) to convene a meeting of the party’s central committee on the direction of President and former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain; The meeting will be attended by Secretary General and Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema and Monis Elahi; A plan will be formulated with regard to reservations on the attitude of the Punjab government; will also be decided whether to support the government on EVM or not
♦Federal government has decided to again put the name of PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on ECL; the government also made the decision to place the name of former Sindh chief minister and veteran PPP leader Syed Qaim Ali Shah on the ECL
♦IHC threw out the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda seeking a halt to the hearing of a disqualification case filed against him in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as inadmissible for hearing; CJ remarked, “If your hands are clean, you have nothing to worry about. Let the election commission hear the case against you
♦Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz says if Imran Niazi has to do jihad, then do it against Daska rigging; says do jihad against yourself, do jihad against the Punjab government; says do jihad against the mafia sitting around you; says will take to the streets to get rid of government
♦US Special Representative for Afghanistan Mr Thomas West called on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ; COAS reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding looming humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people during the meeting, matters of mutual interest, the current security situation in Afghanistan and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed
♦At least three people were killed and 15 wounded Friday by a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan's restive Nangarhar province; 10 injured in the hospital is in critical condition
♦Dengue fever claimed three more lives in Punjab including two in metropolis Lahore and one in Gujranwala while infecting hundreds more across the country; 371 new cases registered in Punjab including the most number of cases 283 in Lahore; In Islamabad, 48 people infected with dengue fever including 28 from rural areas and 17 from urban areas taking the tally to 4292 in Islamabad Capital Territory; 167 new people infected with dengue fever virus in KP
♦Alleged rape of an 80-year-old woman in Kamalia; the victim was taken for medical examination
♦Check of Rs200,000 has bounced for late Pappu Sain given by government; Punjab Minister for Culture and Colonies Khayal Ahmed Kastro had given a relief check to Pappu Sain; the week has passed since the death of Papu Sai and the check also bounced.
♦Air pollution in Lahore rising to dangerous levels; record up to 360 air quality index; according to the Meteorological Department, rain system will reach Lahore in the last week of November; rain will reduce smog
♦Chinese President Xi Jinping's grip on power has become even stronger; Xi Jinping's rank was equated with that of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping; Chinese Communist Party General Assembly passes resolution; appeals to people to unite fully under the leadership of Xi Jinping.
♦Unbeaten in the group stage; Pakistan out of the event after a defeat; Matthew snatched the victory from Pakistan; Hassan Ali dropped catch; Matthew Wade hits Shaheen Shah Afridi with three sixes in a row to take Australia to final; Shadab Khan's offers an apology to fans.
♦Fans back Hassan Ali on Tweet following severe backlash after Pakistan knocked out by Kangaroos
♦Babar Azam says everyone is sad to lose, no player should point a finger at another; says team unity should not be broken; will put smiles on everyone's faces says Shaheen Afridi on Twitter
♦Sensational competition continues for qualifying of FIFA World Cup; Spain, Croatia, Germany, Brazil, Peru and Chile won their respective matches.
♦Colors of fashion on the rise in Moscow; exhibition of new spring clothes; models captivated the audience by walking the ramp