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  • Digital ban in digital Bangladesh

    Granted, social media can be a dangerous place; but it also provides a safe haven for ordinary people who, lacking trust in law enforcing agencies and/or the judicial system, use the digital space to air their grievances and protests in order to seek solidarity and some sort of justice...

    Without efficient law enforcement agencies and intelligence community armed with the resources and infrastructure to deal with security threats, we...

  • Pakistan, India urged to learn from each other’s LG systems

    ISLAMABAD: Legislators from Pakistan and India have underscored the need for regular dialogue among citizens from both sides, especially in areas that can help improve the lives of citizens in both countries...

    The legislators and public officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday to share lessons from each other’s local government systems and anti-corruption mechanisms to address common problems...

  • Nescom’s role in developing missile systems praised

    RAWALPINDI: Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, visited the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (Nescom) on Sunday and highlighted its significant contributions to developing an array of state-of-the-art strategic missile systems that have made the country’s defence formidable...

    Gen Hayat reiterated that Pakistan was a peace-loving country but would not remain oblivious to its...

  • Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

    Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers on Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying...

    The purchase of the missile systems from a non-Nato supplier will raise concerns in the West over their compatibility with the alliance's equipment...

  • Saudi Arabia to buy Russian S-400 defence systems, other arms

    Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems and receive “cutting edge technologies” from Russia during King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow, the Saudi military industries firm said...

    Under the agreements, Saudi Arabia is set to buy S-400 air defence systems, Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems and multiple rocket launchers...

  • President for end to ‘experiments’ with systems of governance

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has called for halting experiments with the systems of governance in Pakistan and urged the nation to get united under the Cons­titution to ensure its supremacy which is vital for the country’s development...

    “Since creation of Pakis­tan, we have done different experiments with systems of government...

  • Serious flaws in KE’s distribution and generation systems detected by Nepra

    KARACHI: A team of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has found serious flaws in the “distribution and generation” systems of the K-Electric which led to prolonged outages in the city that has been witnessing one of the worst power crises in the recent history from the first day of Ramazan, sources and officials said on Sunday...

    ”When asked about the team’s initial findings, the official referred to “flaws” in...

  • Al-Jazeera under cyberattack 'on all systems'

    Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted “all systems”, according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster...

    “Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media platforms,” it said on Twitter...

  • Rains expose deficiencies in city’s municipal, power supply systems

    KARACHI: The 54mm of rainfall in Karachi over the past two days exposed serious deficiencies in the city’s physical readiness to handle major weather events, as electrocution and flooding left nearly eight citizens dead and brought life in many areas to a complete standstill...

    Experts warned on Friday that the fast depleting departmental capacity of the municipal bodies, growing encroachments and non-disposal of solid waste could worsen...
  • Social protection systems equally important for rural, urban populations, says Marvi

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that social protection systems are as important for people living in urban areas as for rural populations...

    Ms Memon was speaking at the ministerial session at 2015 South-South Learning Forum on ‘Emerging Social Protection Systems in an Urbanising World’ in Beijing on Friday...

  • Cisco Systems to lay off about 14,000 employees: CRN

    Cisco Systems is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 per cent of the network equipment maker's global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company...

    Cisco has been investing in new products such as data analytics software and cloud-based tools for data centers, to offset the impact of sluggish spending by telecom carriers and enterprises on its main business of making network...

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