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  • Neo TV told to stop news, current affairs programmes

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Neo TV to air entertainment content only and stop airing news and current affairs programmes as it does not possess a licence for it...

    The directive by the regulatory authority came on Thursday as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the channel’s plea for change of its category from “entertainment” to “news and current affairs”...

  • Pakistan rise to third in ICC Test rankings after annual update

    Pakistan moved up to the third position in the ICC Test Rankings, placed just below arch-rivals India with a difference of just a point while Australia went six points clear at the top, announced cricket’s global body on it’s website on Tuesday...

    Pakistan benefitted from the annual update as their 2012-13 series defeat against South Africa no longer counts while the 2-0 loss to Sri Lanka in 2014-15 has it’s weighing reduced to...

  • Cannes update: Imran Abbas’s Abdullah to be screened too

    The 68th Cannes Film Festival will now be screening three films from Pakistan, as Hashim Nadeem’s Abdullah: The Final Witness starring Imran Abbas will be also be screened...

    While two other films Baat Cheet and Holiday in December will be screened in the Short Film Corner, Abdullah: The Final Witness is the only feature-length film from Pakistan...

  • EU, Turkey to update customs union

    BRUSSELS: The EU and Turkey agreed to update a 20-year-old customs union on Tuesday, while Brussels promised to address Ankara’s concerns about a huge European trade deal with the United States...

  • PTI asks FIA for update on Asghar Khan case

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has asked the Federal Investigation Agency to provide details of the actions it has so far taken in line with the Supreme Court’s decision in the famous Asghar Khan case in which the FIA had been directed to hold investigations against all those politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had received money from army generals during the 1990 elections in an effort to defeat the Pakistan...

  • Sharif given update on economy, security

    “Though he was consulted and his approval was sought on all important matters during his stay in London, first for surgery and later for recovery, he needed immediate update on all issues,” a source in the ruling party said...

    Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar reportedly briefed the PM on security affairs, particularly operation Zarb-i-Azb and Karachi operation, and the citizenship verification drive launched through the National...

  • SECP plans to update insurance rules

    ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is planning to bring insurance rules in line with modern requirements as the sector continues to remain one of the least-developed areas of the economy...

    SECP’s law division has been mandated to update the existing rules, which were formulated in 2000...

  • Update from Alamgir: Veteran singer's kidney removal surgery successful

    Veteran singer Alamgir has successfully undergone kidney removal surgery yesterday, said his wife in a Facebook post from his account:The singer, who has been suffering from polycystic kidneys for years now, had posted a picture of himself in the operation theatre at Atlanta's Emory Hospital before the surgery:The kidney removal is a preliminary procedure for his kidney transplant, which he told Dawn...

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  • Barrett got visa because mission in US ‘failed to update blacklist’

    WASHINGTON / ISLAMABAD: Even as an initial inquiry into the issuing of a visa to Matthew Craig Barrett — a US citizen on a no-entry list — has determined that the failure to update the list caused the mistake, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to summon and question a diplomat then posted in the US for issuing the visa to him, according to sources...

    The Pakistan Consulate in Houston issued a four-year multiple visa...

  • Pak-India cricket series: PCB chief seeks update from BCCI

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chairman, Shaharyar Khan, wrote a letter to the Indian cricket board secretary on Wednesday, pressing him for an update on a proposed series between the arch rivals in December this year...

    Pakistan accused India of killing nine civilians on the border last week, barely a week after talks between the countries' national security advisers were called off...

  • PCB chief seeks BCCI update on bilateral series

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Indian cricket board secretary pressing him for an update on a proposed series between the arch-rivals in December this year...

    Pakistan accused India of killing nine civilians on the border last week, barely a week after talks between the countries’ national security advisers were called off...

  • ‘Amendments to update railways act planned’

    LAHORE: Certain amendments will be introduced to the Railways Act 1890 to update it, while a merit-based induction policy for Pakistan Railways (PR) will also be devised...

    The meeting also decided to restructure the service structure of railway employees and to fill up hundreds of posts lying vacant to meet future challenges, especially the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

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