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Musharraf calls for martial law to purge Karachi of arms

Musharraf calls for martial law to purge Karachi of arms

Former president of Pakistan, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has called for imposing a ‘martial law’ in Karachi to purge the country’s largest city and hub of economic activities of illegal weapons. Expressing his [...]

Posted On : Dec, 01 2012 | Comments : 0

CNG tariff formula evolved with consensus, awaits approval

CNG tariff formula evolved with consensus, awaits approval

A formula to set the tariff of CNG has been evolved with the consensus of all stakeholders and has been sent to the relevant ministry for approval. News reports confirmed that Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has developed thi [...]

Posted On : Nov, 29 2012 | Comments : 0

YouTube to remain blocked until removes anti-Islam video

YouTube to remain blocked until removes anti-Islam video

Prospects for the restoration of video-sharing website YouTube are extremely bleak as on the one hand Google, which owns the site, is not going to remove the video anytime soon and, on the other, Pakistan and the US lack a Mutual Legal [...]

Posted On : Nov, 28 2012 | Comments : 0

Hamid Mir incident: Rs 50 million offered to information provider

Hamid Mir incident: Rs 50 million offered to information pro...

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday strongly condemned an attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and said that investigations are being carried out into the incident. While talking to reporters after meeting with Mir, th [...]

Posted On : Nov, 26 2012 | Comments : 0

Malala Yousafzai at 6 among FP Top 100 Global Thinkers list

Malala Yousafzai at 6 among FP Top 100 Global Thinkers list

Foreign Policy, an American magazine has placed 15-year-old Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai at the sixth spot in its top 100 Global Thinkers list. Malala, a victimized school girl, has been honoured by the FP due to [...]

Posted On : Nov, 26 2012 | Comments : 0

Mobile companies directed to ban night packages

Mobile companies directed to ban night packages

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed the cellular companies to close all their night calling packages as these are proving to be a cause of social nuisance. The authority cited views conveyed by some segments of th [...]

Posted On : Nov, 21 2012 | Comments : 0

Sindh govt bans car, bike parking near Imambargahs

Sindh govt bans car, bike parking near Imambargahs

Sindh government on Monday issued a notification placing a ban on riding or parking of a motorcycle within a half kilometer of an Imambargah and parking of a car within the radius of one km across Karachi. In a handout issued on Mond [...]

Posted On : Nov, 20 2012 | Comments : 0

PTA bans sale of mobile SIMs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PTA bans sale of mobile SIMs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned the sale of cellphone’s Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) on Monday in the country’s province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The PTA banned the SIMs on the directives of [...]

Posted On : Nov, 19 2012 | Comments : 0

Pak Army on Karachi roads, likely to take charge during Muharram

Pak Army on Karachi roads, likely to take charge during Muha...

In an unprecedented move on Friday, the Pakistan Army commandos were seen on the streets of Karachi, a metropolitan of Pakistan, along with Rangers and police officials. According to sources, the army officials visited several sites [...]

Posted On : Nov, 17 2012 | Comments : 0

Youtube to be unblocked in Pakistan: PTA chairman

Youtube to be unblocked in Pakistan: PTA chairman

Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Farooq Awan has said that government has decided to lift the ban on YouTube ‘in a few days’. Revealing out the important information for Internet users, Awan said that [...]

Posted On : Nov, 16 2012 | Comments : 0

Mobile phone service suspended in Karachi, Quetta

Mobile phone service suspended in Karachi, Quetta

Pakistan government on Friday suspended the mobile services Karachi and Quetta on Friday amid fears of the possible terror attack on the first day Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. Rehman Malik on Thursday evening an [...]

Posted On : Nov, 16 2012 | Comments : 0

Be ready to suffer from Dec 1: PTA devises complex system of SIM issuance

Be ready to suffer from Dec 1: PTA devises complex system of...

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has imposed ban on the sale of Subscriber Identification module (SIMs) at the shops from December 1 and now only mobile companies would be authorized to issue SIMs from their franchises. Acc [...]

Posted On : Nov, 15 2012 | Comments : 1

Govt planning to build ‘Malala Schools’ for poor children

Govt planning to build ‘Malala Schools’ for poor children

The government of Pakistan is planning to build ‘Malala Schools’ for poor children to honour the 15-year-old child activist who was shot in the head by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen last month. The schools ar [...]

Posted On : Nov, 14 2012 | Comments : 0

Young boy, girl tie the knot as child-marriages continue in Punjab

Young boy, girl tie the knot as child-marriages continue in ...

A 12-year-old girl was married to a 10-year old boy in Sargodha city of Punjab, depicting escalation in the trend of early-age marriages in the most populous province of the country. The marriage was performed between the juveniles b [...]

Posted On : Nov, 13 2012 | Comments : 0

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