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IN a meeting held on Tuesday, the Senate Special Committee on Child Protection spoke of the need to strengthen the investigation process in child abuse cases, including addressing loopholes in existing child protection laws and building the capacity of medical and investigative officers to handle such cases. As the Kasur child sexual abuse ring that was exposed in 2015 demonstrates, in many instances these are not isolated crimes committed by individual...

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Number of voters exceeds 112.3 million in Pakistan: ECP

ISLAMABAD : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday said the number of registered voters in Pakistan has exceeded 112.3 million. The ECP has started work on the outstanding issues of reviewing the electoral rolls for the local bodies’ elections that was halted due to the coronavirus.The ECP has issued instructions to all provincial Election Commissioners and National Database...

President for promoting online education for benefit of students

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said as online education system saved the time of students during the coronavirus pandemic in the country, it was imperative to promote it for the benefit of students. He also emphasized the need for increasing the quantum of online...

Govt, opposition remain in deadlock over four FATF related laws

ISLAMABAD : Deadlock between federal government and opposition persists over four laws related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requirements. According to sources, opposition has demanded to end jurisdiction of National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

SC dismisses petitions against imposition of GIDC, companies to pay Rs417bn

ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday announced its reserved judgement on Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC), dismissing petitions challenging imposition of cess. A three-judge apex court bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam handed...

Preparations for Aug 14 celebrations in full swing in twin cities

ISLAMABAD : Preparations to mark the Independence Day of Pakistan in a befitting manner and zeal are in full swing in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Vendors have set up stalls for sale of buntings, national flags, Kashmir flags, banners, badges and pictures of national heroes who struggled tirelessly to achieve a common goal for Muslims of South Asia. Citizens particularly youngsters...

Islamabad police to promote ties with citizens: IGP

ISLAMABAD : Islamabad Police would further promote ties with community members to inculcate friendly police ecology in the city and ensure protection to their lives and property. It was stated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar khan  on Thursday during his...

Metro Bus service resumes in twin cities

RAWALPINDI : Metro Bus service in twin cities (Islamabad, Rawalpindi) has resumed prescribed Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). The administration has issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). There is a ban on traveling on Metro Bus without having...

IHC issues contempt notice to Zartaj Gul, Amin Aslam in animal death case

ISLAMABAD : The Islamabad High Court issued contempt notices to Climate Change State Minister Zartaj Gul, Special Assistant Malik Amin Aslam and members of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board on Tuesday in the case pertaining to the death of animals at the capital’s...

Gold price could skyrocket to $3,500 in two years: Analyst

NEW YORK, (TLTP): The price of gold hit a new all-time high this week on growing investor appetite for safe-haven assets. Experts project the epic run to continue, with gold to pass new milestone highs. The...

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Airline industry recovery gets extended to 2024: IATA

MONTREAL, (TLTP): A full recovery for the global airline industry has now been stretched to 2024, a full year longer than the earlier forecast made just weeks ago. “Consumer confidence is depressed… and in many parts of the world [COVID-19] infections are still rising,” said Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of International Air Transport Association. “All...

291 Afghan security personnel martyr, 550 wounded in the last week of Taliban attacks

KARACHI : The Office of the National Security Council confirmed that last week was one of the deadliest weeks for the Afghan forces in the past 19 years during which at least 291 security personnel lost their lives. Javid...

Pregnant elephant dies in India after being fed pineapple stuffed with crackers

(Web Desk) – A pregnant elephant died last week after locals allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers in Indian state Kerala’s Malappuram district. The incident took place on May 27. Forest officials said the elephant...

America’s rivals return fire on human rights after U.S. protests

BEIJING/WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. unrest over the death of a black man in police custody has reversed the usual tide of diplomacy over human rights, as nations stung by American criticism over the years return fire, accusing...

The Vehicle-Free Clock Tower Next Steps for Faisalabad’s Eccentric Plan

Despite being one of the first planned cities of British India, Faisalabad has always been plagued by overpopulation and traffic jams that leech off the city’s appeal. The Union Jack town center,...

The conundrum of PTI government

What is the actual issue PTI government is grappled with?  Is it economy? Yes but No. on the one hand one can aptly say that the economic situation is worsening and government has so far failed...

Smart Lockdown: Some Crunch Questions

The Punjab government has decided to impose a lock down till August 5. The notification states that “All retail shops, markets, shopping malls and plazas shall remain closed.”  Now...

Iran Embraces BRI

General Mirza Aslam Beg Former COAS friendscolumn@hotmail.com The Fundamental Blow has been delivered creating the Magical Realism. Some 45 years back, Prime Minister Bhutto established the Strategic...

The Vehicle-Free Clock Tower Next Steps for Faisalabad’s Eccentric Plan

Despite being one of the first planned cities of British India, Faisalabad has always been plagued by overpopulation and traffic jams that leech off the city’s appeal. The Union Jack town center,...

Supply chain management and productivity in Pakistan’s business

By Muhammad HamzaAfzal Supply chain management is the mechanism of providing the raw materials an enterprise needs to manufacture products and deliver those products to customers. Supply chain management is the demanding challenge for the Asian traders who are trying to come together with the global...

Supply Chain and its potential in Pakistan’s market

by Muhammad Saad Ahmed Saeed Supply chain a process which is undertaken by the management to transform raw material to finished goods from the producer to the end consumer, this whole chain of activities...

Team Pakistan’s road to Formula Student Germany

By Rija Zafar When we talk about a platform to strengthen and embellish technical skills, and develop innovation in young engineers, one which is bound to cross our minds is Formula Student (FS). Formula...

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