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  • Light rain turns weather chilly in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Strong winds coupled with light rain and thunder lashed Hyderabad and its adjoining areas late on Monday evening, inundating low-lying areas and increasing cold in the wake albeit briefly...

    Weather turned chilly after the downpour...

  • Weather conditions force PIA to cancel 6 flights

    KARACHI: Six flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were cancelled on Saturday because of poor visibility caused by smog and other weather-related conditions in southern Punjab and upper Sindh region...

    Weather had affected some other flights which got delayed on Saturday while some more were expected to be delayed...

  • MQM-P Bahadurabad warns Hyderabad mayor, deputy to mend ways or face action

    HYDERABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (Baha­dur­­abad group) senior deputy convener Amir Khan has said that Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) has been created by the establishment to divide Mohajirs...

    Amir, Nasreen Jalil, Subzwari opt for staying out of electionHe said Mr Tessori lied that it was he who got the party’s zonal office in Hyderabad reopened...

  • ISPR rubbishes rumours of security threats in Karachi, Hyderabad

    Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday rubbished 'fake messages' circulating on social media alerting citizens of security threats in Karachi and Hyderabad being attributed to the military's media wing...

    The messages being circulated on WhatsApp advise residents of Karachi and Hyderabad to avoid public places, including shopping centres, railway stations, mosques without security, shrines, marriage halls and public parks...

  • Qaim orders setting up of separate force for judges’ security

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah ordered on Sunday creating of a separate force to provide foolproof security to the judiciary in the light of its advice, guidance and requirement...

    “There should not be any problem to act on this [strategy],” said Mr Shah while presiding over a meeting regarding security of the judiciary in the wake of increasing threats posed by militants and criminals at CM House...

  • Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

    Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, President Mamnoon Hussain said on Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns...

    Later in the day, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his delegation also called on Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed matters of mutual interest and regional security...

  • ‘60,000-strong security force planned for Rio Olympics’

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil plans to deploy around 60,000-strong security force for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a source familiar with the preparations said on Tuesday, bolstering security amid fears of a spike in violence in the picturesque city...

    The security operation would be larger than the 40,000 deployed for the 2012 Games in London, but smaller than the 75,000-strong in Athens in 2004 when organisers worried about...

  • 7,000-strong Afghan security force to guard Tapi gas pipeline: minister

    KABUL: Afghanistan will raise a 7,000-member security force to guard the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline project, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Afghan Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba told the country's Upper House of Parliament that the force will provide security during the implementation of the project and demining the route of the pipeline...

  • Missed clues and lax security in runup to Pathankot Indian Air Force base attack

    NEW DELHI: The hijacking of an Indian police officer's car by gunmen disguised in uniform should have set off alarm bells and helped prevent a deadly weekend attack on a military air base, officials and security experts said...

    His colleagues' slowness to react was one of several security lapses in the buildup to the pre-dawn raid, blamed by India on alleged Pakistani militants and a blow to the recent improvement in ties between the...

  • Rangers task force for lawyers’ security planned

    KARACHI: The director general of the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, on Saturday said that the paramilitary force would set up a task force to provide protection to lawyers...

    “In order to handle the threats being received by bar members, a special task force headed by a lieutenant colonel is being established,” the Rangers DG told the lawyers in a meeting, according to an official statement...

  • Dedicated security force proposed for Sindh-Balochistan border

    KARACHI: The Sindh security establishment has proposed to the government that a dedicated force be raised to keep an eye on its border with Balochistan after it was found that the suspects involved in the recent terrorist attacks here had come from the neighbouring province, officials said on Sunday...

    This proposal was discussed at multiple meetings held between the security officials and top administrative authorities, including...

  • Task force formed to enhance security of judges

    ISLAMABAD: A special task force has been constituted to provide better security to judges of the superior courts in the wake of successive attacks against judicial officers during the recent spate of terrorist attacks in the country...

    The task force was recently notified by the interior ministry, which also constituted a three-member committee that will provide recommendations on how to better protect judges...

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