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  • China’s latest stock market plunge is good news

    5 per cent slide in the Shanghai Composite Index is actually a development that could leave China better off eight years from now...

    By arrangement with Washington Post-Bloomberg News ServicePublished in Dawn, July 29th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • 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...

  • The high environmental cost of Islamabad's latest metro bus project

    I was attending a public hearing for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report that had been readied for the latest metro bus project connecting the Federal capital with the New Islamabad International Airport...

    Pakistan has decent laws but the country suffers from weak implementation of these laws, and this certainly holds true for the rather comprehensive Pakistan Environmental Protection Act (PEPA), which was passed back in...

  • Islamabad's Red Zone gets its latest dharna

    ISLAMABAD: The second day of the sit-in by healthcare professionals was reminiscent of last year’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) sit-in, as protesters played national songs and danced...

    A difference in the two, however, is the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) support for this sit-in, as evidenced by the presence of Senator Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah, who will remain at the sit-in until the issue is settled...

  • Islamabad High Court allows Geo News to air Ehsanullah Ehsan's interview

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed Geo News to air an interview of former Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan...

    Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had earlier barred the TV channel from airing the interview saying it would be "heart-wrenching and deeply disturbing for the loved ones of those killed in terrorist attacks to see the member of a terrorist organisation appearing on TV...

  • CJP takes notice of Islamabad IGP's transfer amid 'fake news' reports

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of the transfer of the Islamabad police chief after 'fake news' began circulating that he had been removed from his post for not picking up a phone call from a federal minister...

    Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Jan Mohammad, a retired lieutenant and a BS-20 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), was posted out from the force and his services...

  • Pakistan needs latest farm-tech to achieve food security

    The country’s almost 43 per cent labour force is dependent on agriculture, the yield gap in the four major crops is three times from the best producers in the world such as China and Egypt, he said, adding that low yield has contributed to the poverty in rural areas besides forcing the country to import agriculture produces to feed its population...

    He said the fact should be an eye-opener that China produces two times more cotton and...

  • Pakistan in talks with US to procure latest F-16 jets: Air chief

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Monday said Pakistan is in negotiations with the United States to procure the latest F-16 fighter jets, but did not specify an exact number...

    “We are in talks with US defence officials to get some latest F-16s but the deal may take some time,” the Air chief said while talking to reporters after the rolling out ceremony of the 16th JF-17 Thunder aircraft at the Pakistan...

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