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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • China, Gulf resume free trade talks

    CHINA and the Gulf Cooperation Council have resumed negotiations on their free trade agreement and will conclude the pact later this year...

    China and the Gulf Cooperation Council have resumed negotiations on their free trade agreement and will conclude the pact later this year, both sides said last Wednesday...

  • China tightens rules for online news providers

    China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web...

    Sites blocked due to their content or sensitivity, among them Facebook and Twitter, cannot be accessed in China without special software that allows users to bypass the strict controls...

  • Dollar still under pressure as China hits out at 'fake news'

    The dollar came under fresh selling pressure on Thursday even after China hit back over a “fake news” report that it could slow or halt purchases of US Treasuries...

    The greenback dived Wednesday against most rivals as Bloomberg News reported that Chinese authorities reviewing foreign-exchange holdings had recommended the move...

  • Home News China accuses US of 'naked economic terrorism'

    China accused the United States of "naked economic terrorism" on Thursday as Beijing ramps up the rhetoric in their trade war...

    "This premeditated instigation of a trade conflict is naked economic terrorism, economic chauvinism, and economic bullying," Zhang said, stressing that China opposes the systematic use of sanctions, tariffs and protectionism...

  • Gulf crisis casts a pall on remittances to Pakistan

    THE number of Pakistani workers going to the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is on the decline, fuelling fears of a consequent fall in remittances from there, particularly at a time when the entire region in general and Saudi Arabia in particular is undergoing dramatic political and economic changes...

    Pakistan’s remittances from the GCC — a regional union comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United...

  • Qatar wins Pakistan’s mediation support to resolve Gulf crisis

    Marriyum Aurangzeb dispels impression foreign minister’s visit is linked to Panama Papers case“The people and government of Pakistan wish to see a diplomatic solution to the problem between brotherly Islamic countries,” Mr Sharif told the visiting foreign minister and also praised an earlier such effort by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah...

    “The prime minister stressed that Pakistan maintains close, friendly and...

  • Pakistan may dodge adverse impact of Gulf crisis

    KARACHI: The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf is not expected to impact Pakistan adversely in the immediate future, business leaders said, but advised the government to stay neutral to ensure steady trade ties and uninterrupted import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar...

    In a dramatic decision earlier this week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states broke off ties with Qatar...

  • Pakistan Navy's PNS Shamsheer rescues 41 individuals in the Gulf of Aden

    Pakistan Navy Ship PNS Shamsheer on Sunday rescued 41 people during a rescue operation in the Gulf of Aden after a boat from Yemen capsized 30 nautical miles north-west in Socotra Island...

    PNS Shamsheer is part of the multinational task force 151, a global coalition force, which the Pakistan Navy joined, in the backdrop of a UN Security Council resolution, in 2009 to combat piracy...

  • Pakistan to open schools in Gulf countries for overseas children

    Pakistani schools would be set up in Gulf countries to help provide affordable education for children of the overseas Pakistani community, Barrister Amjad Malik, the head of the board of governors of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), told APP on Sunday...

    Barrister Amjad Malik said that the number of overseas Pakistanis in Gulf countries had been declining due to the political and economic situations of the Gulf...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

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