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IMF to release tranche of $501m


WASHINGTON: The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the eleventh review of Pakistan’s economic performance on Monday, enabling the immediate disbursement of $501 million to the country. A statement issued by the IMF headquarters in Washington said the latest disbursement brought total disbursements to about $6.01 billion, …

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Govt announces four-day holiday for Eidul Fitr


ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Tuesday announced a four-day holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr for government organisations, semi-government organisations, banks and educational institutions. The notification stated the holidays will run from July 5 until July 8. A meeting of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee would take place on July …

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Khawaja Asif’s ‘vulgar’ outburst against Shireen Mazari angers PTI


ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif came under fire by opposition lawmakers for making offensive remarks against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shireen Mazari during a National Assembly (NA) session on Wednesday. Using derogatory language specifically targeting the PTI’s chief whip Shireen Mazari, Asif pointed towards Mazari and said, “Someone make this …

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