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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • One dead, five injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

    KARACHI: Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office in the Saddar area of the metropolis on Monday evening, which resulted in clash between police and the angry mob — killing one person and injuring several others...

    ARY News has alleged that the protesters were members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)...

  • Modi's education record made public to halt 'fake degree row'

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Monday made public his university degree certificates, in a bid to disprove allegations by a political opponent that he had fabricated his qualifications...

    Kejriwal has not said why Modi would want to claim a fake degree but the allegations, which set off frenzied speculation on social media, struck a nerve in the prime minister's Hindu nationalist party, upset about the risk...

  • Meeting of Senate committee witnesses heated debate over fake degree scam

    ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance on Tuesday witnessed a heated debate over the issue of fake degree scam involving the IT firm, Axact, as some senators assailed the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for having failed to keep a check on the activities of companies registered with it...

    He said the country was already facing an image problem and this fake degree scam had brought more...

  • Rain offers fair degree of relief

    The Met office reported below 40 degree Celsius temperatures all over Punjab because of the westerly wave...

    It forecast rain, thunderstorm with a dust storm at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Islamabad, upper Fata, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Karachi) and Balochistan (Quetta, Kalat and Sibbi) in the next...

  • Govt Degree College, Bahauddin Zakariya University triumph

    In the first match played at the Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad, Govt Degree College beat ISRA University by seven wickets...

    In reply, Govt Degree College reached the target in the 15th over for the loss of three wickets with Daniyal (58), Misbah (23) and Asif (21) batted well and never allowed the ISRA bowlers too dominate...

  • Ex-students protest unaccredited UAF degree programme

    FAISALABAD: Dozens of former students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration against the ex-vice chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed for launching the FSC pre-agriculture degree without accreditation...

    Talking to reporters, the protesters alleged Dr Ahmed had launched the degree programme only to mint money without even bothering to get it approved from the Inter-Board Committee of...

  • NYT accuses software firm of running fake degree empire

    KARACHI: The parent company of an infant media conglomerate came under the spotlight on Monday when The New York Times accused it of selling fake diplomas and degrees online through “hundreds of fictitious schools” in the United States...

    The Times story caused quite a stir in the mainstream and social media, as almost every major news network in the country picked the story and ran it in their main bulletins...

  • Nisar vows transparent investigation of Axact fake degree scam

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan vowed Saturday that a probe into the Axact fake degree scandal would be transparent, and urged the media not to give into speculation...

    He said that two FIA officers — Inam Ghani and Shahid Hayat — have been appointed in Islamabad and Karachi respectively, and any information regarding the case would come from them...

  • Fake degree scandal worries HEC

    Read: FIA raids Axact offices, takes records and employees into custody“I have called an internal meeting of officers from the degree-attesting wing of the HEC on Wednesday where we will discuss the issue in detail,” the HEC Chairman said...

    so I don’t think any such degree holders tried to get his/her degree verified from HEC,” he said, adding, that the HEC had to play whatever role it could in stemming this practice, which was...

  • Bilawal Bhutto graduates from Oxford with MA degree

    PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has graduated from Oxford University with a Master Degree...

    In his tweet, former president and Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari congratulated his son for following in the footsteps of his grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and mother Benazir Bhutto and graduating with an MA degree from Oxford University...

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