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IT committee approves cyber crime bill with “significant amendments”

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD: Senate IT Committee has approved the controversial Pakistan Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2016 with “significant amendments” on Tuesday in Islamabad. According to Bytes for All, Pakistan, a human rights organization focused on information and communication technologies, Senator Farhatullah Babar said Senate …

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Gen Raheel meets Egyptian President Sisi in Cairo

CAIRO -UNS : Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Tuesday met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss security situation and prevalent and emerging security challenges, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to Director General of ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, the Egyptian president …

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Two army men killed in Karachi after gun attack on vehicle

KARACHI -UNS : Two military men were shot dead when unidentified assailants fired at their vehicle in the city’s Saddar area on Tuesday, officials said. The personnel were rushed to Jinnah Hospital in injured condition where both succumbed to bullet wounds. JPMC Emergency Head Dr …

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Raza Rabbani slams US , west for double standards on HR

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD- Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, in his opening remarks at meeting of Standing Committee on economic and sustainable development Affairs of Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Islamabad on Tuesday observed that the future of Asia lies in the hands of Asian people. …

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PPP decides to extend special powers to Rangers

BY TARIQ SHAH ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party leadership in Dubai meeting has decided to extend special policing powers of the paramilitary Rangers’ force, the party sources said A PPP meeting chaired by former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari granted …

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PM Nawaz phones Afghan president, condemns Kabul deadly bombings

ISLAMABAD – UNS:Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan remains strongly committed to deepen cooperation with Afghanistan in fighting the scourge of terrorism, which is a common enemy. The Prime Minister telephoned Afghan President today and conveyed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the people …

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Abdul Sattar Edhi &Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan: Two Icons of Pakistan

By NasimYousaf Pakistan recently lost another icon, Abdul Sattar Edhi,who died in Karachi at the age of eighty-eight. Edhi’s services for Pakistan shall be long remembered and he joins the ranks of other great South Asian icons, including the late social scientist Dr. Akhter Hameed …

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DG-level talks: Pakistan, India officials to meet this week in Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India’s border security forces will hold DG-level talks to discuss ceasefire violations, infiltration and illegal tunnels being dug along the international border in Lahore this week. The meeting is set to take place on July 27 and 28 in which senior officials …

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Jahangir Tareen assigned to reunite displeased party members ahead of nationwide protests

PESHAWAR :Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak on Sunday refused to meet aggrieved members of PTI after which party Chairman Imran Khan assigned the very task to Jahangir Tareen. KP government had faced a forward block against in its own assemnly. A meeting …

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Rangers’ powers: PPP Dubai meeting ends without headway

DUBAI: The five-hour long meeting of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership on Saturday over Rangers’ policing powers ended inconclusively in Dubai, sources said. The party leadership will convene another session on the matter today. The high-level meeting was convened in Dubai and presided over …

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