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Headlines at 8am: Petrol relief, Monsoon season, IMF package

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Published 15 Jul, 2022 09:26am

8AM Headlines | 15 July 2022 | Aaj News

  • The government has reduced the price of petrol by Rs18.50 per litre after the fuel prices fell in the international market. Petrol will now be available at Rs230.24.

  • Gerry Rice, the IMF spokesperson, has confirmed that Pakistan and the global lender have reached a staff-level agreement. Pakistan will get around $1.17 billion as the first tranche of the amount under the package, he said.

  • Rain is expected in Karachi on Friday (today), the Met Office said. Drizzle was reported in many parts of the city on Thursday night.

  • But, showers in Balochistan wreaked havoc as the national highway at Bela swept away in the flood. Low-lying areas in Jhal Magsi were drowned.

  • A resolution has been filed against President Arif Alvi, Imran Khan, Qasim Suri and Fawad Chaudhry under Article 6 (high treason) of the Constitution in the Senate. PML-N’s Afnan Ullah, who moved the resolution, in a tweet said the people, who hatched conspiracy against Pakistan, should be punished under Article 6.

  • Workers of PPP and PML-N clashed on Thursday night during the by-election campaign in Lahore.

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