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WHO urges curbs on online food for children

COPENHAGEN, (DNA): Governments across the world must do more to protect their children from sophisticated online methods currently being used to market unhealthy foods to them, said the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe in a report on Friday. By using digital analytics and geo location data, companies were defining their audience with great precision, enabling them to target the most vulnerable groups of children, the UN agency warned in the report, urging governments to set a minimum legal age of 16 for advertising foods high in fat, salt or sugar.Read More

Committee to probe controversial story soon : Nisar

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) :  Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said inquiry committee to probe publication of a controversial news story about national security meeting will be constituted within two days. Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Saturday, he said a retired High Court Judge will head the committee. He said the committee will comprise senior honest officers who have excellent professional career. Earlier, Nisar Ali Khan has admitted former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed failed to stop the controversial news published in a local daily. “The interior ministry has conductedRead More

‘CPEC projects attracting investment’ in great fashion

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) :  The ongoing projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are stimulating further investment in infrastructure development in Pakistan, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said on Friday. Speaking to a delegation of Chinese private equity investors, the finance minister emphasised that Pakistan and China are collaborating strongly for developing connectivity in the region. The Chinese delegation was led by Mr Yau Wai Ming, Chairman HaoTian Group Holdings Limited and Ms Cheng Yan, Vice President China Huarong Internat­ional Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong. Minister for Petro­leum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi andRead More

Sindh in ruins, Says Khawaja Saad Rafique

KARACHI, (DNA ) :  Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique was shocked to see potholed streets and broken pavements on a recent visit to Karachi. He was here on Saturday to inaugurate a Railway Employees Apartment building. Criticizing the Sindh Government he said, “The province gets Rs 9 billion and it is still in ruins.” “Instead of making tall claims they should they should hold themselves accountable. They should give basic necessities to their people,” he said. Speaking about the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) he said that there wereRead More

Faisal Raza Abidi arrested for Patel Para killings

KARACHI, (DNA) : Former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi was arrested during a late night raid at his residence in Karachi on Friday, Abidi was arrested from his residence in New Rizvia Society, within the remits of Sachchal police station. The raid was conducted late on Friday night and Abidi’s house was searched for half an hour, before he was moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation. According to police, Abidi has been arrested on charges of a firing incident in Patel Para are in which two people were killed. DuringRead More

Wall Street scion Caspersen gets four years in prison

NEW YORK, (DNA) : Former Wall Street executive Andrew Caspersen was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors say was a Ponzi-like scheme to defraud investors including family members and friends out of $38.5 million. Caspersen, who worked at a unit of investment banker Paul Taubman’s PJT Partners Inc before his arrest in March, was sentenced by US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan after pleading guilty to charges including securities fraud. Prosecutors had sought up to 15-2/3 years in prison for the PrincetonRead More