Category: Technology


March 23, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan has extended the stay of nearly 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees until June 30, 2018, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Pakistan also hosts around 1 million unregistered refugees who are being documented.

The tenure of the stay …

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Record of the Press Briefing by Spokesperson on 22 March 2018

March 22, 2018 |

Opening Remarks

Bismillah IrRehman NirRahim Assalaam Alaikum

First, let me give a brief round-up of the activities on the foreign policy front:

Pakistan notes with deep disappointment the non-issuance of visas by India for the visit of the 503 Pakistani …

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Pakistani Police Officer, Wanted for Extrajudicial Killings, in Custody

March 21, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD, A Pakistani police officer, allegedly responsible for ordering more than 400 extrajudicial killings, is in custody after turning himself in to the country's Supreme Court in Islamabad.

Rao Anwar had been wanted since January, after he was implicated in …

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Egyptian Court Rules Uber, Careem Illegal; Appeal Expected

March 20, 2018 |

CAIRO, An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered authorities to revoke the operating licenses of the Uber and Careem ride-hailing services and block their mobile apps and software.

The government and the companies are expected to appeal the administrative court verdict, …

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Nicholson: US Planning Religious, Diplomatic, Military and Social Pressure on Taliban

March 19, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD, The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said a combination of religious, social, diplomatic and military pressure will be applied to the Taliban this year to force them to start negotiating for peace in the war-torn country.

General John …

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Pakistan Aims to Fight Hate Speech through a Smartphone App

March 18, 2018 |

WASHINGTON, Pakistan has recently launched a smartphone application that will allow its citizens to anonymously report extremist, radical or sectarian-based hate content to the relevant authorities.

The app named Chaukas (vigilant) is created by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA),a …

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Officials: US Strikes Kill 35 IS Militants in Afghanistan

March 17, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD. American counterterrorism airstrikes in northern Afghanistan are reported to have killed up to 35 Islamic State militants and wounded a dozen more.

A regional Afghan military statement said Saturday the pre-dawn strikes took place in the Darzab and Qishtepa …

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PITB’s Health Watch App Reports Staff coverage improvement from 25% to 98%

March 16, 2018 |

Lahore, March 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Over 3,000 health facilities across the Punjab under e-monitoring through android phones by 281 health officers including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Health, District Officer Health (DOH) and Deputy District Officer Health (DDOH) under Health …

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Balochistan seeks Technology Assistance from Punjab Information Technology Board

March 16, 2018 |

Lahore, March 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): A delegation from government of Balochistan led by the Provincial Secretary Science and Technology Mr. Aftab Ahmad Baluch visited the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to seek technological assistance in various sectors here today.

The …

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Blast At Home Of Taliban-Linked Pakistani Cleric Kills Seven

March 16, 2018 |

Pakistani authorities say seven people have been killed by a powerful blast at the home of a Taliban-linked cleric in the remote town of Qillah Saifullah, near the Afghan border.

Deputy commissioner Shafqat Shahwali said on March 16 that more …

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Pakistan Calls Home India Envoy Over Harassment Allegations

March 15, 2018 |

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it has called its top diplomat in India back home for consultations after reports of harassment of Pakistani diplomatic staff in New Delhi.

Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal said on March 15 that the decision was made …

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US Rejects Iranian Accusations of Supporting Afghan IS

March 14, 2018 |

ISLAMABAD, The United States is rejecting as "laughable and patently false" Iranian allegations that American troops in Afghanistan support Islamic State militants.

Citing "intelligence as well as eyewitness accounts," Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, earlier this week alleged U.S. …

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