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  • Usman, Hameed star as Abbottabad down star-studded Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: Khalid Usman's five-wicket haul helped Abbottabad topple a star-studded Lahore Whites side by 83 runs in the Group B match of National Twenty20 Cup at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    The left-arm spinner Usman outshined team mates and Pakistan internationals Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah, picking up 5/26 in four overs after Abbottabad had amassed 198/3 batting first
  • Twitter bars US spy agencies from accessing analysis service

    WASHINGTON: Twitter has barred US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that sorts through posts on the social media platform in real time and has proved useful in the fight against terrorism, the Wall Street Journal reported...

    The newspaper, in its report on Sunday evening, cited a senior US intelligence official as saying that Twitter seemed worried about appearing too cosy with intelligence services
  • HEC opposes sharing of student data with security agencies

    ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed on Monday opposed a proposal for sharing data of students with law enforcement agencies, saying institutes of higher learning should not be brought to disrepute for individual acts of a few misguided students...

    Addressing a press conference on the eve of HEC’s 15th anniversary celebrations, Dr Ahmed said there were talks about sharing the date of students of Karachi...
  • SLC security delegation briefed by PCB, local agencies

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and local law enforcement agencies on Friday briefed the two-member security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket about the arrangements made for a 27-hour tour of the Sri Lankan team to play Sunday’s third Twenty20 International against Pakistan here at the Gaddafi Stadium...

    SLC security officials De Silva Dooji and Roshan Beyanwala witnessed the full security dress rehearsal on the entire route from...
  • Islamabad High Court concerned about spy agencies ‘tug of war’

    ISLAMABAD: The quest of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) spy to have the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) investigate his seniors for allegedly protecting terrorists may not yield the desired results, after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) noted on Wednesday that both agencies seemed to be involved in a “tug of war”...

    However, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui sought a reply from the interior secretary to the petition filed by an IB assistant...
  • City waste: SSWMB, KWSB among agencies blamed for not fulfilling duty

    KARACHI: Notwithstanding the judicial commission’s active interest in matters of pollution and contamination in drinking water, officials representing the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) and Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) at a meeting held on Thursday failed to share any concrete plan or make any commitment on behalf of their respective departments on how to ensure safe disposal of the city’s waste...

    The meeting,...
  • Hostile foreign agencies trying to destabilise country, warns COAS

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday warned that "hostile agencies from abroad are trying to destabilise our country", days after a cross-border attack on a checkpost near the Rajgal Valley border martyred one soldier, the army's media wing said in a press release...

    "They [hostile agencies] fear the Army being a hurdle to achieving their nefarious designs," Gen Bajwa said during a visit to the family of Lt...
  • Senator Babar calls for investigation of reports agencies 'shield' terrorists

    Senator Farhatullah Babar on Saturday submitted a call-to-attention notice in Senate regarding a recent report that intelligence agencies were "shielding" terrorists...

    Babar's notice — based on a petition submitted in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) by an Intelligence Bureau (IB) employee — called Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal's attention “towards a matter of sufficient and urgent public importance, namely the reports that terrorists...
  • Free rent, iconic sites offered in race for London’s EU agencies

    LONDON: European cities from Amsterdam to Zagreb have lined up sweetheart deals including free rents, landmark buildings and tailor-made relocation services in a race to house two prestigious EU agencies that will leave London after Brexit...

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA) are both prize spoils from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in 2019, promising to boost key industries and the...
  • Pak-Afghan spy agencies sign MoU to conduct joint anti-terror operations

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share intelligence and conduct coordinated operations against terrorists, DawnNews reported on Monday...

    Pakistan Army’s media wing head, Major General Asim Bajwa, also confirmed the signing of the MoU in a tweet late Monday night
  • Govt, security agencies and education: Institutes urged to ‘nurture nationalism’

    LAHORE: The Punjab Higher Education Department has advised all the public- and private-sector universities and institutes in the province to nurture nationalism among their students...

    Addressed to vice chancellors and rectors of the universities and institutes in the province, a directive reads: “… it has been pointed out by various security agencies that research topics being given to the students in the universities of the province...
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