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Pakistan Latest: Fuel Prices Raised to Meet Major IMF Condition

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Pakistan’s government increased local fuel prices from Friday to meet a key condition set by the International Monetary Fund for reviving its bailout program after talks with the multilateral lender ended inconclusively the day before. Markets gained. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said parliament will decide the next election timeline in a speech to the lower house. Ousted premier Imran Khan repeated demands for the government to call for fresh elections in six days, failing which he will return to Islamabad to stage a sit-in with two million people.