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  • Heritage Sites in Pakistan

    Unesco also has the important mission of maintaining a list of sites which are of outstanding cultural, geographical or historical importance...

    The organisation chooses such sites worldwide and declares them Cultural Heritage Sites...

  • Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will push for Unesco to include another eight sites, that are of universal value, in its lost of world heritage sites...

    “These sites are of national and cultural universal importance, and will attract tourists from across borders – that will help Pakistan generate income and improve its soft image,” Ministry of Heritage Joint Secretary Mirza Mashood Ahmed said at the closely ceremony of a workshop on the Tentative...

  • Pakistan well aware of threats to its nuclear sites: US

    WASHINGTON: “Pakistan has a professional and dedicated security force that understands the importance of nuclear security,” says the US State Department...

    “We have confidence that the government of Pakistan is well aware of the range of potential threats to its nuclear arsenal,” said a State Department spokesperson, Helaena White...

  • Cyber attacks against govt expose fatal cracks in Pakistan’s digital fence

    ISLAMABAD: While the government focuses on fighting terrorism and extremism under the National Action Plan (NAP), another threat seems to be looming on the horizon: cyber warfare...

    The threat of cyber attacks really raised the hackles of the country’s security establishment when, just before the recent visit of Chinese president XI Jinping, computers at the country’s Foreign Office (FO) were hit by a cyber attack...

  • Qatar seeks Pakistan Army's cooperation in cyber security, defence production: ISPR

    Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday assured Qatar that Pakistan will cooperate with country on cyber security, defence production and ease of travel, said the Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement...

    The army chief, who is on an official visit to Qatar, thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar for appreciating Pakistan Army's role in the ongoing fight against terrorism and...

  • Pakistan's 'first cyber harassment hotline' goes live Dec 1

    Pakistan’s first cyber harassment helpline is set to be launched on December 1, announced the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Monday, at their ‘Hamara Internet- Ending Online Violence Against Women’ conference in Islamabad...

    “We travelled across Pakistan and spoke to girls at universities in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and other cities and provinces to create awareness about online harassment,” she said... ...

  • Cyber armies, misplaced judicial activism threaten internet landscape in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Threats to the internet landscape, including arbitrary administrative shutdowns, misplaced judicial activism against internet freedoms, the rise of cyber-armies, enforced disappearances of activists and the abuse of cybercrime legislation have been on the rise across the country, according to a report titled Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2017...

    The annual report is an “indigenous effort” to regularly monitor and document...

  • Cyber crimes in Pakistan hit a record high in 2018: FIA

    Cyber crimes, especially the harassment and blackmailing of women, have increased sharply in Pakistan in the last three years, DawnNewsTV reported citing figures released by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)...

    The agency said that its cyber crime circle has so far conducted 2,295 inquiries, registered 255 cases and made 209 arrests in 2018 — all highest since the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca), 2016 was enforced... ...

  • Databank of over 1,000 historical sites handed over to Sindh govt

    KARACHI: More than 1,000 historical sites in Sindh have been painstakingly documented and made part of an electronic database, which was handed over to the Sindh government at a ceremony on Tuesday...

    The Heritage Foundation of Pakistan and the RWTH Aachen University of Germany have worked together for over three years to create this databank that focuses on establishing an authentic inventory of cultural sites in the province...

  • Declassified list shows sites in Mosul with unexploded bombs

    WASHINGTON: A top American military commander has declassified 81 locations of unexploded bombs dropped by the US-led coalition in the battle to oust IS militants from the Iraqi city of Mosul...

    And officials are considering similar disclosures for other areas, in a rare step to help aid groups and contractors clear explosives from war-ravaged Iraqi cities
  • Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites

    Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands ? nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said on Monday...

    The number of sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which released the report at UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany...

  • Saudi Arabia bans selfies, photos and videos at Islam's holiest sites

    Saudi authorities stated that the measure was imposed to protect and preserve two of Islam's holiest sites, prevent the disturbance of worshippers and ensure tranquillity while performing acts of worship...

    In recent years, many pilgrims to both holy sites have posted pictures on Instagram and Facebook, ranging from posing in front of the Holy Kaaba, to taking selfies on the upper floor of the Grand Mosque to standing under the...

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