3G, 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan

3G, 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan

3G, 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Special Communication Organisation (SCO), a public sector telecommunications services provider in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), is set to roll out 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by the end of this year. “We will be able to provide 3G and 4G services to the people of GB within two months of getting approval from the federal government,” SCO Gilgit Sector Public Relations Officer (PRO) Noorul Amin told Dawn.com. “We have completed 80 per cent upgradation work…

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Schweinsteiger won’t give up his dream

Schweinsteiger won't give up his dream

Schweinsteiger won’t give up his dream BERLIN: Ahead of his final Germany appearance, Bastian Schweinsteiger said Tuesday he will not give up on his dream of playing again for Manchester United — despite his exile by Jose Mourinho. Germany’s friendly against Finland in Moenchengladbach on Wednesday doubles as Schweinsteiger’s farewell on his 121st – and final – international appearance when he will captain die Mannschaft for the last time. The 32-year-old, who left Bayern Munich for Manchester in 2015, has a Unitedcontract running until 2018, but new coach Mourinho banished him…

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Obama to guest-edit issue of Wired magazine

Obama to guest-edit issue of Wired magazine

Obama to guest-edit issue of Wired magazine WASHINGTON: Is President Barack Obama already thinking about his next job? In the coming months, he will guest-edit an issue of tech-focused Wired magazine. It is the first time a sitting president has guest-edited a magazine, the publication said Tuesday, announcing that Obama’s November issue would be centered around the theme of frontiers. “Like Wired, our 44th president is a relentless optimist. For this completely bespoke issue, he wants to focus on the future — on the next hurdles that humanity will need to…

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Punjab has 0.25m ‘criminals’

Punjab has 0.25m ‘criminals’

Punjab has 0.25m ‘criminals’ LAHORE: A data compiled by the Punjab police for the first time shows that nearly 225,000 ‘criminals’ operate all over the province, including 55,000 in Lahore. The statistics pertain to terrorists, dacoits, thieves, burglars, proclaimed offenders, car snatchers, drug peddlers, and those involved in sectarian violence. While sharing a consolidated data in a meeting chaired by IG at Central Police Office on Tuesday, the police officers said that the figures were collected while compiling fingerprints and palm impression of 100,000 criminals out of 225,000 from all the…

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Sarwar terms corruption economic terrorism

Sarwar terms corruption economic terrorism

Sarwar terms corruption economic terrorism LAHORE: Ex-governor of Punjab and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Tuesday said safe heavens of “economic terrorism” must be eradicated from the power corridors. He was addressing workers during a visit to Raiwind and Shahdra in connection with preparations for September 3 accountability march announced by the PTI. The party’s central leaders Sardar Kamil Umer, Mian Hamid Miraj, Mian Javed Ali, Raja Asif, Sami Khan and others were also present. He said the rulers would have to face public pressure and the opposition’s movement…

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Senators oppose bill to ban tobacco ads

Senators oppose bill to ban tobacco ads

Senators oppose bill to ban tobacco ads ISLAMABAD: Members and the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) on Tuesday said they were not in favour of a bill for banning tobacco advertisements and expressed sympathy with tobacco companies, growers and retailers. Chaired by Senator Sajjad Hussein Turi, the meeting was held at federal lodges to discuss ‘The Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health (Amendment) Bill, 2016’. The bill, tabled by PML-Q Senator Mushahid Hussein Syed, calls for a ban on tobacco advertisements. It also…

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No use of handwritten passports from Oct 1

No use of handwritten passports from Oct 1

No use of handwritten passports from Oct 1 ISLAMABAD: Millions of Pakistanis abroad could become stateless as a new rule putting an end to the non-machine readable passports comes into force at the end of September, said the Foreign Office on Tuesday. “Millions of Pakistanis, especially those abroad, will be technically knocked out and become stateless when handwritten passports would be unacceptable under the new rule set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO),” Foreign Office Additional Secretary Irfan Shami told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human…

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SC returns PTI’s ‘frivolous’ petition

SC returns PTI’s ‘frivolous’ petition

SC returns PTI’s ‘frivolous’ petition ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) long-awaited petition, asking for the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family for their alleged involvement in the Panamagate scandal, met the same fate as the recently returned petition filed by the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI). The Supreme Court office on Tuesday handed the petition back to the party’s Advocate-on-Record Chaud­hry Akhtar Ali, a day after it was filed by senior counsel Naeem Bokhari. The objections raised by the court office were identical to the ones highlighted when the…

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ROME: Facebook Inc. will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider. “No, we are a tech company, not a media company,” said Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor. While…

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Prince Mohammad, COAS discuss security

Prince Mohammad, COAS discuss security

Prince Mohammad, COAS discuss security ISLAMABAD: Saudi Defence Minister Mohammad bin Salman was upbeat after a brief stopover in Islamabad on his way to an extended East Asia trip. Soon after his departure from Islamabad after a late-night meeting which continued into the early hours of Monday morning, he sent a ‘thank-you note’ to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying that his few hours in the Pakistani capital and military headquarters “underlined the depth of the strategic relationship between the two countries”. He noted that his stay in Islamabad afforded him the…

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