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  • Irregular payment of Rs4bn made to new airport runway builders

    ISLAMABAD: An audit into the accounts of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has found an irregular payment of Rs4 billion to the companies that constructed the runway of New Benazir Bhutto International Airport...

    “The engineer was required to act as a mediator rather than an adjudicator … (but) the engineer admitted all claims, including those contradictory to contract clauses, and gave inaccurate decisions...

  • SECP to act against online investment gurus

    ISLAMABAD: The Securi­ties and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has decided to act against individuals who regularly express opinions on the stock market’s performance on social media...

    This is a form of manipulation called inducement, which is a crime under Securities Act 2015,” said Yasir Manzoor, head of the SECP’s Market Surveillance, Supervision and Enforcement Department, while speaking at a workshop on insider trading...

  • SECP to act against online experts

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi said on Tuesday that the commission was actively coordinating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to check crimes in the capital market...

    “After two years of hard work, we can comfortably claim that no criminal can hide from the SECP as we are continuously monitoring the capital markets,” he said while...
  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

  • Islamabad International Airport does not have bomb disposal, detection squads

    RAWALPINDI: Despite being one of the sensitive airports, the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) does not have bomb detection and bomb disposal squads...

    The intelligence intimated that since the IIAP is a sensitive airport covered by greenwoods and located at a quite long distance from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, it should have rescue teams available 24 hours...

  • Exclusive: Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military

    ISLAMABAD: In a blunt, orchestrated and unprecedented warning, the civilian government has informed the military leadership of a growing international isolation of Pakistan and sought consensus on several key actions by the state...

    Mr Chaudhry’s reply was direct and emphatic: the principal international demands are for action against Masood Azhar and the Jaish-i-Mohmmad; Hafiz Saeed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba; and the Haqqani...

  • India abusing 'lawless' detention act in occupied Kashmir: Amnesty International

    The Indian government is widely misusing a law allowing for detention without trial in the Indian-occupied Kashmir region, and fuelling animosity with it, the human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday...

    The Public Safety Act (PSA) was a “lawless law” under which the authorities hold children, old people and the disabled, and it should be scrapped, the group said...

  • No Pakistan-India conflict imminent but international powers 'must act': PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that although Pakistan and India are currently not close to engaging in an all-out conflict, international powers including the United Nations and United States "must act" to prevent tensions between the two nuclear-armed countries from reaching a point of no return...

    Speaking during an interview with the International Media Council on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual...

  • ‘SA leadership approved 2010 World Cup payment’

    JOHANNESBURG: Football’s world governing body faced fresh pressure on Saturday, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa’s government approved a $10-million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup...

    Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment, the reports said, which the authorities again insisted on Friday was for a legitimate...

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