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Imran Khan’s arrest termed legal by court

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has termed the arrest of former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan ‘legal’, reported on Tuesday. As per details, Islamabad High Court announced the reserved verdict and issued contempt court notices to Interior Secretary and IG Islamabad. Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petition challenging Imran Khan’s arrest. Director General (DG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the prosecutor general appeared before the high court. The NAB officials said that they wrote a letter to theRead More

Awareness plays pivotal role in controlling Thalassemia

ISLAMABAD, May 09 (APP): A public health expert on Tuesday said that couples with similar genetic makeup are more likely to deliver a kid with thalassemia. Chief Executive Officer Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) Dr Quaid Saeed said that prenatal screening can aid in identifying the condition of thalassemia at the foetal stage, and its awareness among local people plays a pivotal role in controlling the thalassemia numbers. He said that although thalassemia cannot be prevented, only some measures can reduce the risk of having this disease in newborns includingRead More

IESCO issues power suspension programme

ISLAMABAD, May 09 (APP): Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued a power suspension programme for Wednesday for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work. According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Islamabad Circle, I-11/1, I-11/3, Metro, Anguri, NCP, Mangyal, Shahdara, Shahpur, Khaban Iqbal, Peer Suhawah, Quaid-e-Azam University, Punjab House, Bari Imam, Mandala, Athal, NIH Feeders, Rawalpindi City Circle, Nogzi, Bajnyal, Nust Road, F-17/1, F-17/2,Read More

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube now restricted across Pakistan amid Imran’s arrest

Netblocks on Tuesday said access to Twitter, Facebook and Youtube was restricted across Pakistan amid PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest earlier today. Imran was arrested from the Islamabad High Court’s premises today in the Al-Qadir Trust case. NetBlocks is an organisation that tracks internet outages. The organisation further said that “total internet shutdowns have been observed in some regions” in a report. “Real-time network data show the disruption in effect on some but not all mobile and fixed-line internet providers in Pakistan at the time of writing. The study isRead More

Seminar on “Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS): A Regional Perspective”

ISLAMABAD, MAY 9 /DNA/ – The Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), in collaboration with the Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO), organized a seminar on “Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS): A Regional Perspective” today. The Seminar was well attended with the participation of members of the diplomatic community, academia, experts from think tanks, officials from relevant departments representatives of civil society, and university students. In his welcome remarks, Director General ISSI Amb. Sohail Mahmood said that the transformative potential of newRead More

Pakistan needs to produce world-class HR for technological advancement: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, MAY 09 (DNA) — Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said it was the era of the knowledge economy in which Pakistan needed world-class human resources and creative minds to get solutions to the coming age of ‘the greatest technological disruptions.’   “We have not seen anything yet. It is just the tip of the iceberg as ChatGPT is merely a trailer. We cannot even imagine what wonders artificial intelligence and quantum computing are going to do in future,” he said while addressingRead More