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  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    The meeting was co-chaired by Mr Vann Van Diepen, US principal deputy assistant secretary for international security and non-proliferation, and Ambassador Tasnim Aslam, additional secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    Facebook was once a hub for social gaming ? earning and paying big money...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • Meeting reviews development agenda

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday stressed the importance of translating the global Post-2015 Development Agenda into well-calibrated national targets...

    The adviser stated this while chairing an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Foreign Office to review the country’s preparations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda set to be adopted during the 70th Session of the United Nations...

  • CM reviews progress on Sahiwal coal power projects

    Presiding over a meeting to review the progress of Sahiwal coal power projects here on Saturday, the chief minister said the promotion of industrial, trade and economic activities was essential for early elimination of energy crisis in the country...

    “The government is utilising all its resources for overcoming shortage of electricity...

  • BBC reviews staff pay over gender gap

    “These are difficult and often deep-rooted challenges, and they are not unique to the BBC, but I see this as a moment of real opportunity for us,” Director General Tony Hall said in a speech on Wednesday...

    “The director general must be in no doubt about how serious an issue equal and fair pay is for women across the organisation,” said a group of female BBC employees including high-profile TV and radio presenters...

  • CM reviews law, order situation

    According to a handout, the meeting decided to expand the scope of use of information technology to the entire province for improving efficiency of police stations and provision of prompt justice to the common man...

    He said a pilot project for the computerisation of 10 police stations of Lahore would be extended to all police stations in Punjab in phases...

  • CM reviews solar energy projects

    The chief minister said that speedy measures had been taken to resolve the energy crisis and special incentives were being offered to foreign investors for increasing investment in the energy sector in Punjab...

    He said that important steps had been taken for eliminating loadshedding through planning of solar power stations...

  • CM reviews rural roads project

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday reviewed progress on Khadim-i-Punjab Rural Roads Programme through a video link in modern conferencing room at Punjab Information Technology Board situated at Arfa Karim Software Technology Park...

    This was the first meeting of the chief minister through video link in modern conferencing room set up at PITB, says a handout
  • Aseefa reviews Lyari’s sanitation issues amid tight security

    KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, the younger sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, on Monday visited the party’s traditional stronghold, Lyari, where she reviewed sanitation issues, mingled with women and bought flags and souvenirs for children in connection with Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day celebrations...

    She was unhappy to see the pathetic sanitary conditions in the area whose residents voted for the party in every...

  • Civil-military huddle reviews Muharram security arrangements for Karachi

    Law enforcement authorities from civil and military institutions on Tuesday participated in a high-level meeting held at the Corps Headquarters Karachi to review security arrangements for the month of Muharram, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

    During the meeting, the efforts of the Rangers, police and intelligence agencies for establishing peace in Karachi were lauded, the statement added...

  • Interior ministry reviews visa policy for Chinese nationals

    In the wake of the abduction and murder of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar during a meeting on Wednesday made a policy decision to review the conditions and requirements for the issuance of visas to Chinese nationals, according to an Interior Ministry press release...

    Decisions reached in the meeting:Business visas, visa on arrival to Chinese nationals only granted after production of...

  • Corps commander reviews census process

    He appreciated the people for extending maximum possible cooperation during the process...

    The corps commander appreciated the efforts put in by both civil and military components for making census process a success in Lahore and its surrounding areas...

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