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Countrywide crackdown against gas theft

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while charing a meeting here on Tuesday reviewed matters regarding gas sector and directed countrywide crackdown against its theft.

When PM was informed that Rs. 50 billion worth of gas was stolen and consumers had to bear that additional cost, he ordered there should be no leniency in this matter. 

In order to meet the gas requirements in the coming months, it was decided that two MMCFD needed to be imported immediately.

PM was further informed that despite all odds govt. was providing a subsidy of Rs. 125b in order to provide relief to over half of the gas consumers. 

 

 

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7 militants dead in clash in N. Afghanistan

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Clash kills 10 militants in N. Afghanistan

MAIMANA: Seven militants were killed and four others injured as clash erupted in Garziwan district of Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province on Saturday, an army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.

According to the official, the clash erupted early morning after the militants attacked some security checkpoints, and security forces retaliated forcing the militants to flee after leaving seven bodies behind, and four others injured. There were no casualties on security personnel, the official said.

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Student commits suicide

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FAISALABAD: An 8th class student committed suicide over poverty, in the area of Jaranwala police station.

Police said on Saturday that Kashif son of Arshad, a resident of Chak 7 Jaranwala returned home from school and demanded a meal.

His parents could not arrange a meal for him due to poverty. After being upset, Kashif committed suicide by jumping before a running train. The police handed over the body to his parents after completing necessary formalities.

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Israeli forces shoot, injure 8 Palestinians

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Israeli forces shoot injure 8 Palestinians

GAZA: Israeli forces on Friday opened fire on Palestinians taking part in the weekly anti-settlement protests in the blockaded Gaza strip, injuring 8 demonstrators, including a child, according to health ministry.

“Israeli soldiers raided the demonstrators with tear gas, live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds as they were participating in the Great March of Return protests”, it said.

Israel has stepped up attacks in Gaza, which claimed over 295 Palestinian lives in 2018, marking the highest death toll since the 2014 Gaza conflict, many of them were shot during the March of Return protests, amid a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave.

 

 

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