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  • India instructs banks to link their core systems with SWIFT after huge fraud

    MUMBAI: India’s central bank has asked commercial lenders to link their core software with the SWIFT interbank messaging system by the end of April, bankers said, in the latest regulatory action after a $1...

    The bank alleges the employees issued unauthorised letters of undertaking that the firms used to get credit from overseas branches of other, mostly Indian banks...

  • Waseem Akhtar to run Karachi via 'video link' from behind bars

    KARACHI: The imprisoned politician and newly elected mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar will run the teeming metropolis via “video link” from his prison cell, his lawyer said on Wednesday...

    Waseem Akhtar, who was arrested last month on suspicion of aiding alleged militants, arrived in an armoured police vehicle at the British-era Karachi Metropolitan Corporation building to cast his vote in the final round of elections that has his party...

  • Pakistan asks Facebook to link accounts to mobile numbers

    Pakistan has asked the Facebook management to link opening of Facebook accounts to mobile numbers to overcome the issue of fake accounts, said a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) official...

    Since, February 2017, 137 blasphemous links have been blocked by the Facebook administration for viewership in Pakistan...

  • Wasim thinks batting is Pakistan’s weak link

    MELBOURNE: Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has admitted he is not worried about the Pakistan’s pace attack and it is the team’s batting which is a matter of concern ahead of the upcoming Test series against England...

    Meanwhile, Pakistan’s bowling attack is likely to feature returning Mohammad Amir, alongside Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah...

  • India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

    India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan...

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a short distance from the Pakistan border, for the Heart of Asia conference aimed at stabilising Afghanistan...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan discuss rail link

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to establish railway connectivity via Afghanistan with a view to boosting trade and economic relations between the two countries...

    The ambassador said Pakistan was like a bridge for the Central Asian countries to establish trade links with the rest of the world...

  • Pakistan ready to extend rail link agreement with India

    ISLAMABAD: Despite tense ties with New Delhi due to frequent ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and Working Boundary, Pakistan on Tuesday gave its consent for a three-year extension to an agreement with India on Munabao-Khokhrapar rail link...

    “The government of Pakistan has agreed to extend the agreement of the rail link between Munabao (India)and Khokhrapar (Pakistan) for another three years,” a Foreign Office statement...

  • Pakistan's flawed forensic investigation in rape cases is the weak link in the justice system

    Observing the low rates of reported rapes in Pakistan, a recent Dawn editorial rightly points towards the gross “inadequacies of investigators and prosecutors…” as a key contributor to this issue...

    The forensic departments in medical colleges exist due to requirements laid down by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the governing body for undergraduate medical education in Pakistan...

  • Farmers call for brick-lining of Trimmu-Sidhnai Link canal

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Hundreds of farmers from dozens of villages of Toba Tek Singh, Jhang and Khanewal districts protested on Saturday in Toba and Shorkot to highlight water-logging caused by the Trimmu-Head Sidhnai Link Canal...

    They said the water-logging stemming from mud canal banks had destroyed hundreds of acres...

  • Bus service to link six major cities of Sindh from tomorrow

    KARACHI: The Sindh government will formally launch on Tuesday the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Intercity Bus Project with initially 50 buses to be run between Karachi and five other cities of the province, it emerged on Sunday...

    Under a public-private partnership contract with the government, a private company Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd will cover five routes from Karachi to Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Benazirabad and...

  • MR Link Canal shut due to water shortage

    SIALKOT: The Marala-Ravi-Link (MR Link) Canal has been lying shut for the last two weeks due to water shortage in the river Chenab at Head Marala...

    Irrigation department officials told Dawn the water was decreasing day by day in the Chenab at Head Marala due to which the MR Link Canal was shut...

  • Trump sees no link between guns and mass shootings, but others do

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he saw no link between mass shootings and guns, but demands for strict gun control laws grew louder after the Texas church tragedy...

    But on Monday, President Trump refused to see a link between the mass shootings and guns, saying that the Texas church massacre “isn’t a guns-situation,” but instead “a mental health problem at the highest level”...

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