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Friday, January 17th, 2020


PTA advises masses to be careful on thumb impressions


  ISLAMABAD, JAN 17 (DNA) – People have been advised to be careful as criminals have started copying people’s thumb impressions to register fake SIMS, according to the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority. The PTA, while briefing a session of the Senate’s Standing Committee on IT, said that they found 74,000 illegally-registered SIMS in Sargodha last year. The authority has said that there are two ways through which people are able to register fake SIMS. First, many criminals fool people and take their false thumb impressions posing as members of certain NGOs or other institutions.Read More

Private sector can fight poverty through community development: Chinoy


    ISLAMABAD, JAN 17 (DNA) – Private sector of Pakistan has a lot of potential to play its due role for well-being of the society. If encouraged and facilitated, the large businesses and the private sector has the potential and willingness to fight poverty significantly through different community development ventures including in health, education.   Renowned Business Leader, Philanthropist and Former Chief of Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), Sindh said this during a special talk titled “Extended Role of Private Sector in Community Development” organised by the Sustainable DevelopmentRead More

Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid Iran tumult


TEHRAN JAN 17 (DNA) – Iran’s supreme leader is expected to lead the main weekly Muslim prayers in Tehran on Friday, after a traumatic month in which the country had appeared on the brink of war with the United States and accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.   The last time Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers at Tehran’s Mosalla mosque was in February 2012, on the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution and at a time of crisis over the Iran nuclear issue.   His latest appearance comes atRead More

Kamran Akmal reveals ‘hurt, heartbreak’ at not making Pakistan’s T20I squad


Former Pakistan wicket keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal on Friday said that he was “hurt and heartbroken” at being overlooked for the upcoming T 20 series against Bangladesh. Akmal failed to make the national squad as chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq retained Mohammad Rizwan, who replaced former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in the wicket-keeping department.   Akmal, now 38, took to Twitter to express his frustration. “[I am ]hurt and heartbroken for not being considered for the team. ” he tweeted, adding that “I have really worked hard.”   However, he vowedRead More

Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi Of Pakistan Navy Promoted To Therank Of Rear Admiral

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  Islamabad, 17 Jan 20:       Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi has been promoted to therank of Rear Admiral with immediate effect.   Rear Admiral Muhammad Faisal Abbasi got commission in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1991. The Flag Officer is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore and National Defence University, Islamabad. The Admiral has an illustrious career with vast experience of various Command and Staff appointments. His major Command appointments include Commanding Officer PNS MUNSIF, PNS KHAIBAR and Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron. His major Staff appointments include SeniorRead More

Farogh Naseem vows not to let govt destabilize amid MQM-P’s reservations


ISLAMABAD JAN 17 (DNA) – Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Friday said that they would not let the government destabilize amid the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) reservations as they are a dear colleague of Prime Minister Imran Khan.   He revealed that when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came into power, it promised two ministries to the MQM-P during the negotiations. He went on to say that the Ministry of Law was not sought by the MQM-P, and he was given the charge with the mutual decision of PM Imran and PTIRead More