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Youth picks up litter from the Margalla Hills Trail-5

ISLAMABAD, DEC 01 (DNA) – The youth from different universities cleaned the Margalla Hills Trail-5 on Sunday in connection with the 9th edition of the Pakistan Mountain Festival. The two-week long event is being organised by the Devcom-Pakistan (Development Communications Network) to commemorate the importance of mountains. Margalla Hills clean-up was supported by the Comsats University’s CS Adventure Club, Shad Foundation, Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO). Deputy Mayor Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation Zeeshan Naqvi was the chief guest on the occasion. Devcom-Pakistan provided cottonRead More

Massive crackdown against drug selling in Capital continues

ISLAMABAD, Dec 012 (DNA): Islamabad Police have arrested 22 culprits during the last 24 hours in its crackdown against criminal elements and recovered narcotics, liquor and weapons from them, a police spokesman. Following directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Aamir Zulfqar Khan, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Waqar Ud Din Syed issued directions to all zonal officers for renewed efforts against those involved in anti-social activities. Owing these efforts, Abpara police arrested two drug peddlers namely Waheed Masih and Imtiaz Jordge and recovered 320 gram hashish andRead More

Margalla Hills may have a chairlift

ISLAMABAD, Dec 012 (DNA): The wildlife ministry is considering installing a chairlift for tourists. The benefits of this will be two-fold, according to the ministry: people will be able to visit the area and get a great view, and they’ll stop using so many cars. Environmental experts have also endorsed this idea. Every day, 5,000 cars cross the foothills of the Margalla. Officials want to protect the hills and Islamabad’s national parks. Dr Aneesur Rehman, chairperson of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, said they hope to install a chairlift here,Read More

FM Qureshi to visit Sri Lanka

    Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi is scheduled to pay an official visit to Sri Lanka on 1-2 December 2019.   While in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Minister will call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and felicitate the new leadership.   The Foreign Minister will have separate meeting with his newly-appointed Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. The two sides will exchange views on the entire gamut of bilateral relations and matters pertaining to regional and international issues.   Pakistan and Sri LankaRead More

China due to introduce face scans for mobile users

People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country’s hundreds of millions of internet users. The regulation, announced in September, was due to come into effect on Sunday. The government says it wants to “protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace”. China already uses facial recognition technology to survey its population. It is a world leader in such technologies, but their intensifying use across the country in recentRead More

Pakistan all out at 302 runs against Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia (DNA) – Pakistan team has bowled out after scoring 302 runs against Australia in 2nd Test on Sunday.