The discounted crude offers respite for the South Asian nation facing an acute balance of payments crisis and risking default on its debt obligations.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's government says it is not economically viable to hold snap elections in two provinces, where former leader Imran Khan had dissolved the local governments this year, ahead of a general election due in October.
Islamabad accuses New Delhi of acting in "disregard" of UNSC resolutions and expresses its "strong indignation" after India's decision to hold G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in the region's Srinagar and Leh cities.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though it is suspected that the Pakistani Taliban might be involved.
The IMF has asked Pakistan to secure assurances on external financing from friendly countries and multilateral partners to fund its balance of payment gap for this fiscal year, which ends in June.
Magnitude 6.5 quake centered near Jurm village in northeastern Afghanistan leaves at least nine people dead in Pakistan and two in Afghanistan, officials in both South Asian countries say.
Police in Lahore and the capital Islamabad have been conducting raids to arrest the leaders and workers of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, police and party members confirmed.
Supporters of Khan clashed with police overnight as he remained holed up in his Lahore residence, defying attempts to arrest him.
A Pakistani plane loaded with 1,200 tents landed in Adana province as part of Pakistan's special cargo flight operation to transport 50,000 tents.
Daesh has emerged as the biggest security challenge to the Taliban government since last year, carrying out attacks against Afghan civilians as well as foreigners and foreign interests.
Maham Amjad was just 15 when her father was gunned down by a colleague in Pakistan. As the case went cold, she launched her own investigation and finally traced the murderer to Dubai.
Khan who was ousted out of office in April last year has been asked to appear in court in case related to allegations of foreign gifts before March 13.
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