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  • Fighting for control of govt building in held Kashmir continues

    SRINAGAR: The operation against militants holed up inside a government building in the Pampore area in India-held Kashmir, on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, entered the second day on Tuesday, even as security forces launched a fresh offensive to flush out the militants...

    Officials said the operation might last another day or two as militants had yet to be confined to a part of the building...

  • LDA to WCLA: amend bylaws for building control

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has sought Lahore Development Authority’s (LDA’s) help to check commercialisation and illegal constructions in the Walled City areas...

    A committee, consisting of the secretary to the chief minister, WCLA director general, LDA director general, the Lahore commissioner, the district coordination officer and representatives of police and other departments, suggested the WCLA to consult...

  • PCB considering building cricket ground in Shakarparian

    ISLAMABAD: After first shelving plans for a cricket stadium in Shakarparian, which falls within the Margalla Hills National Park, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now considering a new deal with the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) and the National Council for Conservation of Wildlife (NCCW) to build a cricket ground in the capital’s greenest area...

    The construction of the cricket ground would violate the...

  • Pakistan’s drug regulatory authority not recognised by WHO

    ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap), responsible for monitoring the quality of medicines in the country, is not recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and resultantly Pakistani companies are unable to export to developed countries...

    While the building for the laboratory was constructed and the required equipment was purchased, a medical college was established in the building...

  • Naya Pakistan housing authority ordinance to be presented in NA today

    ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has recently promulgated three ordinances for promotion of housing schemes in the country and one about establishment of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA) will be laid before the National Assembly on Monday (today)...

    According to the agenda of the lower house, Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Basher Cheema will lay the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Ordinance, 2019, before the lower house...

  • Trade Development Authority of Pakistan being reformed to boost exports

    ISLAMABAD: The government is introducing reforms in the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to make it relevant to the country’s changing export base that has witnessed drastic changes over time...

    It was focused on specialisation of division at the authority and was attended by senior officers of TDAP and the Ministry of Commerce (MoC)...

  • Sharif Al Mujahid: Authority on Pakistan movement

    SHARIF AL MUJAHID, who died at his home in Karachi on Monday morning after a long illness, was one of South Asia’s most prolific writers on the history of the freedom movement, the most-quoted Pakistani scholar abroad, and undeniably an authority on Mohammad Ali Jinnah...

    When he established the Quaid-i-Azam Academy in 1976, and moved from the university campus to the time-worn barracks of Pakistan Secretariat where it was housed,...

  • Taliban have no authority to decide cases in Pakistan: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that the Taliban had no legal authority to decide cases and their decision was not applicable to Pakistan, which was a sovereign country, the applicable law of which applied to every inch of its territory...

    The attempt by the petitioners to alternatively categorise the purported decision as an agreement was also not permissible because it undermined the sovereignty of Pakistan, Justice Isa...

  • Representative organisations of media industry reject Pakistan Media Deve­lopment Authority

    KARACHI: All representative organisations and associations of media in-dustry — the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Dir­ec­­t­­o­rs (AEMEND) — have rejected the proposed Pakistan Media Deve­lopment Authority (PMDA) and termed the law behind it a...

  • Media bodies assail attempt to establish Pakistan Media Development Authority

    KARACHI: A joint committee of media organisations in the country has unanimously rejected the government’s attempt to establish the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA)...

    The committee comprises the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), All Pakistan Newspapers Socie­­ty, Pakistan Broadcasters Association, Pakistan Fed­eral Union of Journalists and Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors...

  • Cabinet may approve draft bill to set up Pakistan Media Development Authority today

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is set to take up and approve on Tuesday (today) the draft bill for establishment of the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), sources in the government told Dawn...

    The controversial bill has been strongly opposed by the owners of media houses and workers, but the information ministry has repeatedly expressed its resolve to establish the new authority...

  • 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,...

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