Govt jacks up petrol price by Rs35

The federal government has announced an increase in prices of all petroleum products from Sunday.

In a video message on Sunday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said prices of petrol and high-speed diesel have been increased by 35 rupees per litre each.

He said after the increase, petrol will be available at 249.80 rupees per litre, high speed diesel at 262.80 rupees per litre, kerosene oil at 189.83 rupees per litre after a surge of 18 rupees and light diesel oil at 187 rupees per litre after an increase of 18 rupees.

Ishaq Dar said new prices will be applicable from 11:00 am today (Sunday).

He said that it was a difficult decision to increase the prices of petroleum products.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM condemns highly offensive desecration of Holy Quran by Danish politician

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has condemned highly offensive desecration of the Holy Quran by a Danish politician.

In a tweet on Sunday, he said that this is the third such incident in a row that should be strongly condemned by the civilised world.

The Prime Minister said the need for global unity to fight Islamophobia couldn't be more urgent than it is now. He said we are deeply hurt.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif assures govt’s unflinching support for rule of law, welfare of legal fraternity

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed best wishes for newly elected Vice Chairman Punjab Bar Council Basharat Ullah Khan and Chairman Executive Committee Tahir Shabir.

In a tweet today, he said Asma Jehangir Group has always stood firm for rule of law and strengthening democracy in the country.

The Prime Minister assured his government's unflinching support for rule of law and welfare of legal fraternity.

Source: Radio Pakistan