6 mn read The government increased petroleum prices twice last week. Each time the per liter rate was raised by PKR 30, which means, in totality, there was an increase of PKR 60 in one week. This is the highest ever increment in fuel prices since Pakistan got freedom from the British Empire in 1947.
4 mn read Political temperature of Islamabad is at its peak. Both treasury and opposition benches in the national assembly claimed that they have sufficient numbers for “vote of no confidence resolution”. At least 12 members’ national assembly (MNA) deviated from Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government and apparently it seems that they will join the opposition on ‘vote of no trust resolution’.
5 mn read Banned outfit Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan (TLP) a right wing religious political party with huge followers throughout the country is on its way to Islamabad to fulfill their demands. Currently they are demanding to set free their leader Saad Rizvi (who is jailed in Lahore), along with other demands including expulsion of the French ambassador from Pakistan on blasphemy/ cartoons issue. This party has a track record of violent demonstrations in Provincial Capital Lahore and in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.