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  • Code for Pakistan brings technology geeks to solve civic and social issues

    ISLAMABAD: A two-day Islamabad Civic Hackathon — an event organised by Code for Pakistan (CfP) and OPEN Islamabad — concluded Sunday with participants working constantly to develop mobile/web applications and digital tools which address civic and social issues...

    The participants were encouraged to develop solutions around five themes: education, health, social change, sustainable city, and poverty and development...

  • Pakistan startup founders booked for plagiarising source code

    KARACHI: Four people were reportedly booked on Wednesday for violating copyright and intellectual property laws after allegations of plagiarising source code for a financial information startup surfaced...

    The entrepreneurs behind Investor's Lounge, Baqar Abbas Jafri, Sennen D’Souza, Hammad Ali Hashmi and Waqar Ehsan, have been accused by their former employer ? Mir Muhammad Ali Khan of AMZ MAK Capital Ltd ? of stealing firm’s source...

  • CRICKET: REBOOTING DOMESTIC CRICKET

    A failing domestic cricket system? Draft selection to the rescue...

    The draft system of selection has been a hit with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its use in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cup and now the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy shows...

  • CRICKET: THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

    The arrival of a star-studded World XI this week in Lahore to play three T20 games marks the welcome return of international cricket to Pakistan after an agonising span of eight-and-a-half years...

    It was a telling absence as well for those who may not be crazy fans of the game but believe in their heart of hearts that cricket is a key catalyst in breeding social cohesion in a nation that has forever grappled with multiple ethnic,...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    Want to be bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan? Ready to face a Saurav Ganguly food platter? No, no one is inviting you to a buffet in a cricket field but, well, it comes close to that...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    After receiving reports about the two party chiefs’ visit to the constituency, warnings were issued reminding them of blatant violation of the code of conduct...

  • Strict code of conduct for SECP employees

    ISLAMABAD: Under a strict code of conduct introduced on Tuesday, all the serving and retired senior officers of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have been barred not only from politics but also befriending any stakeholder...

    The SECP Policy Board approved the code of conduct for the employees that was put it into effect immediately...

  • SECP notifies draft code of corporate governance

    ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified the draft Listed Companies (Code of Corporate Governance) 2017, under the newly promulgated Companies Act 2017...

    Moreover, the requirement of minimum number of directors obtaining training, as in the code, has been accelerated to be 100 per cent by 2020...

  • NA-120: ECP warns PML-N leader of disqualification over code of conduct violation

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) warned Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yasin on Tuesday that it would issue a show-cause notice for the latter's disqualification if he is found violating the ECP's code of conduct while campaigning for PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz for the NA-120 by-election...

    Headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, a two-member ECP bench had taken up the complaint filed...

  • NA-120 by-polls: ECP serves notices to PML-N, PTI lawmakers for violating code of conduct

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday served notices to leaders of the ruling PML-N and PTI for spearheading their respective political campaigns before the by-polls in the NA-120 constituency, terming it a violation of the commission's code of conduct...

    State Minister for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry, Senator Pervez Rasheed, MNAs Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Maiza Hameed and Rukhsana Kokab, and MPA Saiful Malook Khokhar...

  • ECP code being violated in PP-196, says Qureshi

    MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct is being violated in by-elections in PP-196...

    He said this while talking to the media after submitting objections regarding violation of the code...

  • PPP’s ‘one dress code’ resolution in PA

    LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party has submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly demanding ‘one dress code’ for both public and private sector schools in Punjab...

    “One dress code in schools is essential because it helps maintain uniformity and equality among the students, irrespective of their family and financial background, color, caste, religion, etc...

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