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The government was overwhelmed by the constitutional institution. The ECP has strongly rejected the allegations of the federal ministers. The ECP decided to send notice to Azam Swati and Fawad Chaudhry. Proof of allegations would be demanded from the ministers. The ECP sought a record from PEMRA for further action.
The Election Commission should keep its conduct non-political. Criticism is directed at the conduct of personalities, not at the institution. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry again slammed a sentence. He said in a statement that he would reply in detail if received notice from the ECP.
The federal government remained busy in consolation, the Sindh government arranged for the treatment. Along with arranging an air ambulance for the treatment of legendary artist Omar Sharif, an amount of Rs40 million was also released. Soon after getting a visa, Umar Sharif would fly for the USA.
The dollar reached all-time high rates. The interbank market rate goes up to RS168.94. The US currency rose by Rs16.66 in the last four months. While the burden of Rs1800 billion on external loans of Pakistan enhanced.
It has become difficult for the poor to save their lives. Medicines for diabetes, blood pressure and heart disease are up to 17 per cent more expensive. The price of a vaccine called Insulated has been reached at Rs806 after an increase of Rs50 on a pack. Mixtard insulin reached Rs 763 and a2a tablets pack became more Rs55 expensive.
Petroleum products are going more expensive as OGRA proposed increase high-speed diesel by Rs10.50 and kerosene oil by Rs5.50 per litre. It is proposed to increase the petrol price by Rs1.
Inflation is not only in Pakistan but all over the world. Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen has declared the corona epidemic the main reason for inflation in the country. He said in a press briefing that prices are being fixed from farmers to retailers. He said they would reduce the margin of profit of the retailer. He announced subsidies at flour, sugar and other items.
The NAB is itself accountable. NAB is silent on the wheat scandal. Why is NAB silent on every scandal? Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in an aggressive style that the job of the President was to present the facts to the people and not to start praising the Prime Minister.
Why was the cantonment board election defeated? PM expressed displeasure with the party leaders. The PM demanded a report on the defeat of PTI candidates in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan. Imran Khan will arrive in Lahore tomorrow on a one-day visit.
The Russian President made a telephonic call to the Prime Minister and talked about bilateral relations. They also talked about the situation in Afghanistan in detail. Imran Khan said that Afghanistan needs help to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. He said stability in Kabul is essential for peace in the region.
Afghan foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said they wanted good relations with all countries but would not come under any pressure. He said they would form a government of their own choice, would not impose conditions on them. He said Qatar and Pakistan had supported them a lot.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman showing his aggression said locking up the press gallery of the Parliament House was a dirty move. He said the government wanted to stifle the media and journalists. He announced that they would stand with the journalists.
Sindh Minister for Local Government Nasir Hussain Shah said the federal ministers lied arrogantly and drowned the country economically. He said that the general public was in trouble with the high price of electricity bills. He said no such bill was passed against the media even in the martial law regime.
Public documents revealed that the NHA, PIA and Railways had become white elephants. The country received a loss of Rs428 billion to the national exchequer from ten major government institutes. LESCO, Quetta Electric Supply Company, MEPCO, Pakistan Steel Mills and Agricultural Development Bank were also at loss.
Students should prepare to go to school. Government announces to open of all schools from September 16. Permission to run inter-city transport with 50 per cent passengers in affected districts, amusement parks will be opened. Indoor dining closed, outdoor dining time extended at midnight. The NCOC restrictions would continue in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Sargodha, Gujarat and Bannu.
Mayo Hospital in Lahore became a torture cell. Supervisor tortured patients' attendants. MS Dr Iftikhar suspended the staffers seen in the footage. Police arrest the accused supervisor.
The third incident of skinning of donkeys in Narowal. Twenty-six more donkeys were killed and skinned in one night. Police arrested two accused.
Mirza Ishtiaq Baig filed a case of Rs one billion compensation against Nazia Hassan's brother. Sindh High Court issued notice to Zohaib Hassan and ordered to reply by October 7. The court also restrained Zohaib Hassan from making statements against Ishtiaq Baig.
Celebrations of the 782nd Urs of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakaria are continuing in Multan. Visitors from all over the country are visiting the shrine.
Shaheens are ready to face Kiwis. Pakistan and New Zealand will face each other in the first ODI on September 17. The match will be played at Rawalpindi Stadium.
Turk actress Esra Bilgic known by Halima Sultan in Pakistan will appear in a new drama serial. She has played the role of Halima Sultan in the drama serial Ertugrul.