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  • New police law in the works: Home dept, police ‘on the same page’

    LAHORE: Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has indicated that a new law governing police in the province will be passed in the next sitting of the provincial assembly amid reports showing home department’s willingness to include police in the process and accommodate their suggestions...

    The minister was referring to the draft Police Act 2017 prepared by the home department earlier this month but was rejected by the police department...

  • PM Abbasi rejects 40-page turnaround plan for PIA

    An insider who attended the meeting told Dawn that senior officials of the PIAC, who had been tasked by the prime minister to prepare a comprehensive turnaround plan for the crippling national flag carrier, came up in the meeting with a 40-page plan that took three months for completion...

    “I do not want 40-page plan, give a brief plan on four to five pages as to how we can rescue the national flag carrier,” the prime minister, who...

  • No two parties on same page over Fata

    ISLAMABAD: The multiparty conference held on Thursday to demand the swift merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not only exposed the lack of coherence among stakeholders, but also saw some of the key players announcing their intention to block the mainstreaming of the tribal areas...

    Organised by the Awami National Party (ANP) to discuss the early merger of Fata with KP and the replacement of the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) with...
  • Google sorry for Modi picture on ‘top criminals’ page

    NEW DELHI: Internet giant Google apologised on Wednesday “for any confusion or misunderstanding” caused after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s images started appearing in image search results for query on “Top 10 criminals in India”, The Hindu said on Thursday...

    “These results trouble us and are not reflective of the opinions of Google
  • PML-N submits 117-page rebuttal to judicial commission

    In a 117-page rebuttal to the allegations levelled by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) it submitted to the inquiry commission headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, the PML-N argued that such allegations did not in any way invalidate the elections as only election petitions accepted by election tribunals could do so...

  • ‘Operation Same Page’

    Or should we see dissenting media as the collateral damage of ‘Operation Same Page’? As elected governments and state institutions grapple for power, must every inch given by the former translate into a mile taken by the latter? Then maybe we can take heart that the non-publicised illegal threats and warnings, disappearances and 72-hour detentions at safe houses now need political fronts and legal cover such as the now defunct Protection of...

  • The Princess and the Page

    What can be more wonderfully magical than having the ability to write and then bringing those stories to life? Our 12-year-old heroine Keira has that power, but she doesn’t know it in the beginning of the book The Princess and the Page by Christina Farley...

    The Princess and the Page is a story that will appeal to the fantasy lovers and will even tempt some to pick up the pen and write a story of their own!Published in Dawn, Young...

  • Facebook told to submit info about fraudulent page

    LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Thursday directed the leading social media networking website Facebook’s management in California, US, to submit information about the creator of an online shopping page, who allegedly defrauded the public at large...

    A citizen, Masood Sarwar, filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) saying his wife selected a dress from an online shopping page on Facebook named “Five Star Couture”...

  • NY Times, in rare front-page editorial, urges gun control

    WASHINGTON: The New York Times has published an editorial on its front page for the first time since 1920, using the rare, prominent placement to urge gun control following the latest mass shooting in the United States...

    Its publication online late on Friday and on page A1 of Saturday’s print copy of the prestigious newspaper, comes just days after a couple went on a gun rampage in California, killing 14 people and wounding 21...

  • Facebook removes Jamaat-i-Islami's page for covering 'Indian atrocities' in held Kashmir

    KARACHI: The official page of Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan was removed by Facebook, reportedly for covering and highlighting Indian atrocities in held Kashmir, said a party statement issued on Wednesday evening...

    The statement claimed that the page had more than three million 'likes' and it was the second most viewed page [with respect to ‘likes’] of any local political party...

  • Jamaat-i-Islami Facebook page restored

    KARACHI: The official page of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Pakistan was restored by Facebook after being removed earlier reportedly for covering and highlighting Indian atrocities in held Kashmir...

    A JI party statement issued on Wednesday confirmed that the page had been removed...

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