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  • Traders want district courts shifted from F-8 Markaz

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Thursday appealed to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to play his role in the shifting of the district courts and district administration offices from F-8 Markaz...

    ICCI president Muzzamil Hussain Sabri told a meeting attended by the committee members that the F-8 Markaz was not a suitable place for the district courts in terms of safety and security...

  • ICCI wants district courts shifted from F-8 Markaz

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Thursday called on the government to move district courts and administration offices from F-8 Markaz...

    He said that two terror attacks have already taken place at F-8 Markaz, making it clear that this was not a secure location for the district courts...

  • Awami Markaz among highrises without CDA completion certificate

    ISLAMABAD: The Awami Markaz building, which was gutted on Sunday, did not have a completion certificate from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) certifying that it complied with the civic agency’s fire and safety codes, among other components...

    “I agree there are very few buildings in Islamabad that possess completion certificates, the rest are operating without them, including the Awami Markaz,” Chief Metropolitan Officer Asad...

  • Two killed as Awami Markaz building in Islamabad catches fire

    Two people were killed when a fire broke out in the Awami Markaz building in Islamabad's red zone area on Sunday, said rescue officials...

    The building housed the Centre of Excellence-China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which sparked rumours that important documents relating to the project had been burnt...

  • Car dealers occupy roads, footpaths in G-8 Markaz

    ISLAMABAD: The city managers have ignored encroachments made by car dealers on footpaths, pavements and even roads in G-8 Markaz, creating problems for the citizens...

    A few days ago, the CDA directorate of enforcement was devolved to the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC), giving a new hope to the residents who for over a decade have been waiting to see the Markaz free of encroachments...

  • Two dead, one injured in Awami Markaz fire

    ISLAMABAD: Two people died and one was critically injured in the fire that started in the Awami Markaz on Sunday morning...

    As many as 35 vehicles were brought in to extinguish the fire including 13 fire tenders of the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad and vehicles of the Pakistan Air Force and Navy...

  • Threatening SMS sender booked under ATA

    RAWALPINDI: The police have registered a terrorism case against an unidentified person for sending a threatening text message to the crisis control centre of the Nur Khan Airbase...

    Mohammad Bilal Zaidi, a senior officer at the control centre, complained to the Airport police that he received a threatening text message on his mobile phone at his workplace on Friday
  • Meter reading: Lesco to launch SMS

    LAHORE: Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) has decided to send meter readings to the consumers on their mobile phones on a regular basis through SMS service, asking the field staff to start collecting their cell numbers for the purpose...

  • PM national health programme to introduce SMS service

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister National Health Programme (PMNHP) has decided to introduce an SMS service for the beneficiaries of the programme due to which they will get information about balance in their cards...

    It is worth mentioning here that the prime minister launched the programme on Dec 31 last year for Islamabad and described it as the first step towards making Pakistan a welfare state...

  • Suspected sender of SMS to lawyer arrested

    RAWALPINDI: The police have picked up an under trial prisoner from Adiala jail for being involved in sending a threatening text message (SMS) to a lawyer...

    The lawyer received an SMS suspected to be sent from inside Adiala jail on Monday, in which the sender warned him to be ready to face a fate similar to that of a senior judge who was killed outside his house in Rawalpindi recently...

  • Uber rival Rixi lets you hail rickshaws via SMS in Lahore

    LAHORE: As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs...

    Its platform is not smartphones, but older SMS phone messaging that allows nearby drivers to bid for any user's business...

  • Flood warning through SMS

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says an SMS service has been started for giving advance warning regarding flood situation to people living near rivers...

  • Prank calls and spam SMS: banish the unwantables

    Open Settings on your Android phone, Click “More” under the Wireless & Networks option, then select “Default SMS app” as Google Hangouts...

    Go back to your home screen, open Hangouts app and it will automatically start importing all your SMS messages by default...

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