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The Prime Minister, finally awakening from an apparently deep slumber, has ordered an operation (sic); would it suffice to restore peace to the terror hit Pakistan is anybody’s guess because the issue is not merely restoring the rule of law; it is of social, moral, intellectual and institutional disorder as well and what we need is not only a halfhearted operation but also a complete regeneration of our society and outright reconstruction of our state...

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OICCI lauds PM for formulation of IPOP Policy Board

KARACHI, Jan 27 (NNI): Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce (OICCI) has congratulated the Prime Minister for appointing the members of the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPOP) Policy Board which had been pending since the enactment of the IPOP Act in 2012. The newly formed Policy Board has representation from the trade and industry including the OICCI as a member of the Board.   OICCI President, Asad S. Jafar, commenting on this development said that “constitution of the IPOP Policy Board with effective representation from private sector especially organizations like OICCI, is a positive step by the government and will go a long way in improving the Intellectual...

US department of agriculture aquaculture handbook to expand fish yields

KARACHI (NNI): The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and American Soybean Association officially launched the “Aquaculture Handbook – Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan, says in a press release issued here on Tuesday. U.S. and Pakistani scientists jointly wrote the handbook as part of an ongoing USDA effort to expand farmed-fish yields and farmer incomes through better fish feeding and management practices. U.S. Consul General Brian Heath, Sindh Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Jam Khan Shoro, Fisheries Development Board CEO Faisal Iftikhar, USDA Project Manager Otto Gonzalez, Aquaculture Handbook Editor Kevin Fitzsimmons, and American Soybean Association Country Director R.S.N. Janjua attended. “Coastal and inland fish farming present an opportunity to make seafood...

Dense fog blankets parts of Punjab

LAHORE (NNI): Dense fog covered Parts of Punjab, including Lahore and Sheikhupura on night between Monday and Tuesday and caused problem in the flow of traffic on Motorway from Lahore to Sheikhupura as visibility was down to 20 metres. The Motorway police have...

Three-day ban imposed on pillion riding in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government announced a three-day ban on pillion riding in Karachi for security of anti-polio campaigners after a police escorting a polio team was killed here on January 19. Ban on pillion riding is the first step that Sindh government takes up as...

Depoliticisation of police is essential for good governance: Experts

Staff Reporter ISlAMABAD: Political parties should pledge to make police free from political influence as “Depoliticisation” of police is essential for good governance in Pakistan. As a key State institution responsible for maintaining law and order across the country, Police requires reform and strengthening. This was said by the experts at a roundtable discussion under the theme of “Police, Politics, and the People of Pakistan” hold by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) here on Thursday. The experts stressed on the importance of upholding and implementing the Police Order 2002. It was proposed that the Ministry of Interior should establish the...

“Black hands” behind the bad management of PIA: Shugufta Jumani

Staff Reporter ISLAMABD: Pakistan International Airline is paying around 4 million rupees per month to three top officials hired in June 2014 the Secretary Aviation, Muhammad Ali Gardezi told committee members in a meeting of Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privilege held here on Thursday. According to details question was asked by the member committee Shugufta Jumani of Pakistan Peoples Party regarding the recent appointments of directors and senior staff in PIA, The Secretary admitting the issues of mismanagement in the institute said that in June 2014 four new appointments were made including one Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Waseem Saleemi, whose salary is 2.5 million rupees and two General Managers (GM) to whom department is paying 7 to 8 lakh rupees per month. He said Managing...

FIR lodged against PIA passenger for misbehaving

Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD:  A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against former Gerry’s Group General Manager Arjumand Azhar Hussain on misbehaving, filming in the plane, forcing to offload and using abusive language against MNA Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani....

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Obama to bolster crucial Saudi alliance amid Mideast unrest

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RIYADH: U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay his respects after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends...

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Small drone crashes at White House complex, prompts lockdown

Washington

WASHINGTON; A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn on Monday, the US Secret Service said. The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House campus until officials could determine that the device didn’t pose a threat. The Secret Service said the device was a commercially available quadcopter — a...

27 killed in Ukraine rocket attacks

KIEV: At least 27 people died on Saturday in a rocket attack on Ukraine’s strategic government-held port of Mariupol after Russian-backed rebels rejected peace talks, the mayor’s office said. “The shelling killed 27 people and wounded...

Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia: report

BERLIN: Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of “instability in the region,” German daily Bild reported on Sunday. Weapons orders from Saudi Arabia have either been “rejected, pure and simple,” or...

Saudi Arabia buries King Abdullah, Salman takes throne

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia buried King Abdullah Friday as foreign leaders gathered in the capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.Abdullah, a cautious reformer who led his kingdom...

Policy changes needed as impunity prevails

On 1st January 2013, a man named Shan Dahar was killed in Larkana by unknown assailants. On 30th January, Bakhtajwar was targeted in Mardan, on 2nd March Ibrar Tanoli was shot dead in Abbotabad, on 22nd Apri Shahzad Iqbal in Mianwali, 28 August Abudur Rasool and Irshad Mastoi in Quetta, on 13th October,...

Pak-Saudi Relations

In modern times of human civilization, strong and trustworthy bilateral relations always brighten the chances of trade and commerce, foreign direct investments and strengthen cultural tries. This helps create an atmosphere of collaboration and harmony. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are more than strategic...

Obama’s sugarcoating

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday,President Barack Obama lauded the US-led campaign against ISIL, reiterating that the terrorist group’s advance has stalled, and then offered a vision...

PUNJAB GOVT. COUNTER-TERROR MEASURES

Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, who heads the largest province of Pakistan, is performing a lead role in war against terrorism. Recently, he addressed a high level security conference attended...

Resignation of Governor Punjab

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar stepped down from his position as Governor Punjab on Thursday, citing inability to deal with broader challenges. While addressing a press conference he said that he wants to witness a democracy in this country where son of a common man can get the same opportunities and rights...

Controversy ahead of the World Cup

When it comes to cricket, there should be no doubt that Pakistani nation is passionate about it. In fact, cricket unites us. We celebrate every Pakistani victory in major tournaments by coming on the streets. We all become Pakistanis by brushing aside all our regional, ethnic, linguistic differences....

Miseries of common man

Courtesy to the flaws in our political system, usually elites become successful to reach into the corridors of parliament. Due to their rich background, politicians keep focusing on the issues that suit...

Look China policy

Once again our media has given extraordinary coverage to the visit of US President to India and less to the very vital strategic visit of our COAS to China. Media was more concerned to tell the masses...