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♦Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expresses anger over failure to meet wheat procurement target in provinces. He orders to complete wheat procurement target by June 1. He says people cannot be put in any difficulty. He vows the federal government will provide flour at lower prices at all costs. He also orders formation of a committee for transparent distribution of imported wheat in provinces.
♦The Supreme Court conducts hearing on presidential reference to interpret Article 63-A. The court expresses displeasure over petitions by attorney general and PML-N lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan for adjournment of hearing. “Petitions for adjournment show you want a delay. Do not do anything that gives bad impression,” remarks the chief justice.
♦PM Shehbaz directs interior ministry to provide foolproof security to Imran Khan
♦PM Shehbaz summons consultative meeting of heads of allied parties to discuss early elections and economic and political situation
♦Bloodbath at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) as KSE-100 index plummets by 1,000 points
♦US dollar crushes Pakistani rupee to reach Rs194 mark
♦Import bill of petroleum products increases by 94pc
♦Former PM Abbasi says country passing through very critical economic situation
♦SHC upholds early verdict to end encroachments in Federal B Area in Karachi
♦Pakistan reports 102 new cases of coronavirus with no death during the past 24 hours
♦Lahore traffic police eye Rs2,000 tickets for wrong bike parking, one-way violations
♦People reel under shocks from 12-hour loadshedding
♦Unruly car crushes two minor girls to death in Lahore
♦Rain forecast for some areas of Punjab, northern areas