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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017


Holiday notification is fake, says interior ministry


ISLAMABAD, FEB 28, (DNA) – The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday announced that it has not issued any order/circular regarding half day local holiday on February 28 and local holiday on March 1. In a notification issued here, the Ministry said circular no. 2/4/2014-Public dated February 28, 2017, attributed to it was fake. The ministry clarified that Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICT) and Rawalpindi District Administration have declared half day local holiday on February 28 and local holiday on March 1 in connection with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in Islamabad.Read More

Pakistan, Azerbaijan agree to boost economic cooperation


ISLAMABAD, FEB 28, (DNA) – Pakistan and Azerbaijan have agreed to attain the optimum level of economic cooperation.This understanding reached during a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Azerbaijan President lham Aliyev on the sidelines of 13th ECO conference in Islamabad on Tuesday evening. The two sides agreed to set the goal of concluding agreements of Preferential Tariff and Trade, investment, energy and other areas of economic cooperation. The Prime Minister warmly welcomed President Ilham Aliyev to the 13th ECO Summit and thanked for the cordial hospitality extended toRead More

Iranian President Rouhani arrives in Pakistan for ECO Summit


ISLAMABAD, FEB 28, (DNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Islamabad on a two day official visit to the country. The Iranian President had come to Pakistan on the official invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and will participate in the 13th Summit of the heads of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO). Hassan Rouhani received a warm welcome as he arrived in Islamabad. The Iranian President was also presented with a guard of honor as the Iranian ambassadors and several federal ministers were also present at the occasion. It isRead More

India to release 39 Pakistani prisoners

Barcelona, Spain – February 26, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltdtoday announced the Samsung Gear VR with Controllerpowered by Oculus, the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller. The Gear VR with Controller expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences. “At Samsung, we are focused on setting and exceeding the standard for VR experiences, making them even more accessible and delivering the highest in quality,” said YoungheeLee,Executive Vice President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Gear VR with Controller expands our VR ecosystem to help consumers get more engaged and immersed in VR content – whether it’s games or videos.” GEAR VR WITH CONTROLLER New Samsung Gear VR with Controller Makes it Even Easier to Enjoy Gear VR Experiences · Designed for a convenient one-hand control, the Samsung Gear VR’s new Controller offers better motion interaction with minimized head movement for comfortable use. o Various Motion Input for a Better VR Experience – The Touchpad provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, among other actions, while the Trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences. o Minimized Movement for enhanced user experience– The Home, Volume and Back keys located on the Controller give users everything they need in easy reach so that they can keep their focus on immersive content. o A Secure Grip for Comfortable Play – Even during the most active movements, the Controller’s wrist strap offers a secure grip for comfortable and secure play. · The updated Samsung Gear VR’s headset strap includes a holder for the Samsung Gear VR with Controller when not in use. Also, the Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with converter inbox. · The Controller will connect via Bluetooth to compatible Samsung smartphones to work with previous versions of the Gear VR. · For an expansive viewing experience, the Gear VR with Controller offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View) and advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it is not in use.

NEW DELHI, FEB 28, (DNA) – India has decided to release 39 Pakistani prisoners, the Times of India reported on Tuesday. These included 21 prisoners who have served out their sentence in India and 18 fishermen. “We have identified these prisoners and with Pakistan confirming their nationality, they will be released on March 1,” an official source told. The move comes a month after Pakistan Army handed over an Indian soldier, who had crossed the Pakistani side of the Line of Control in Kashmir region. Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan, stationedRead More

Pakistan to enhance military cooperation with Russia


RAWALPINDI, FEB 28, (DNA) – Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said enhancement of military cooperation between Pakistan and Russia will have positive impact on regional security. He was talking to Russian Ambassador Alexey Yurevich Devdov who called on him at the General Headquarters where they discussed matters of regional security. The ambassador condemned the recent terrorist attacks and expressed grief on behalf of his country. He acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in fight against terrorism and initiatives for economic growth. He also appreciated the launching of Operation Radd-ul-Fasad andRead More

“No benefit of PSL final in Lahore”: Imran sticks to his stance


LAHORE, FEB 28, (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, who is former cricket legend, went on with his strong opposition to Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore, saying that holding of the mega event in Lahore “carries huge risks with no benefit”. “No one wants int cricket to return to Pak more than me. But staging the PSL final in Lahore carries huge risks with no benefit at all,” he wrote on Twitter. “A match played under a tight security ring around the stadium will exaggerate Pak’sRead More