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  • ESSAY: The seer and the satirist

    By Raza NaeemKRISHAN Chander wrote perhaps more prolifically than any of his contemporaries, and his creative evolution can be seen in varied themes he incorporated in his work, such as the Partition of India, Lahore’s changing environment, political opportunism in the Indian subcontinent, the shenanigans of bureaucracy, Kashmir, and the continuing fixation and fascination of our middle-classes with the United States’ continuing imperial...

  • Time may not allow biometric, CCTV systems for by-poll: Qaim

    HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the Sindh Rangers director-general in a recent meeting with him had brought proposal for the introduction of biometric system and installation of CCTV cameras at polling stations in the NA-246 Karachi bypoll...

    Subsequently, the DG might have made an indirect request to the Election Commission of Pakistan on his proposals, he said
  • Nescom’s role in developing missile systems praised

    RAWALPINDI: Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, visited the National Engineering and Scientific Commission (Nescom) on Sunday and highlighted its significant contributions to developing an array of state-of-the-art strategic missile systems that have made the country’s defence formidable...

    Expressing satisfaction over the development and progress of various strategic systems and capabilities, he...

  • Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

    Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers on Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying...

    The purchase of the missile systems from a non-Nato supplier will raise concerns in the West over their compatibility with the alliance's equipment...

  • Pakistan Railways develops IT-based train accident reducing systems

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has developed two indigenous IT-based solutions, which are expected to reduce train accidents and help improve its safety record...

    The ‘Train Approaching Warning System at Level Crossing’ (TAWC) and ‘Train Collision Avoiding System’ (TCAS) have been finalised and five prototypes will be installed at the busiest level crossings by December this year to check the new signalling system
  • Saudi Arabia to buy Russian S-400 defence systems, other arms

    Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems and receive “cutting edge technologies” from Russia during King Salman's landmark visit to Moscow, the Saudi military industries firm said...

    Under the agreements, Saudi Arabia is set to buy S-400 air defence systems, Kornet anti-tank guided missile systems and multiple rocket launchers...

  • President for end to ‘experiments’ with systems of governance

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has called for halting experiments with the systems of governance in Pakistan and urged the nation to get united under the Cons­titution to ensure its supremacy which is vital for the country’s development...

    “Since creation of Pakis­tan, we have done different experiments with systems of government...

  • Serious flaws in KE’s distribution and generation systems detected by Nepra

    KARACHI: A team of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has found serious flaws in the “distribution and generation” systems of the K-Electric which led to prolonged outages in the city that has been witnessing one of the worst power crises in the recent history from the first day of Ramazan, sources and officials said on Sunday...

    ”When asked about the team’s initial findings, the official referred to “flaws” in...

  • Al-Jazeera under cyberattack 'on all systems'

    Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted “all systems”, according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster...

    “Al Jazeera Media Network under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media platforms,” it said on Twitter...

  • Rains expose deficiencies in city’s municipal, power supply systems

    KARACHI: The 54mm of rainfall in Karachi over the past two days exposed serious deficiencies in the city’s physical readiness to handle major weather events, as electrocution and flooding left nearly eight citizens dead and brought life in many areas to a complete standstill...

    Experts warned on Friday that the fast depleting departmental capacity of the municipal bodies, growing encroachments and non-disposal of solid waste could worsen...
  • Power crisis: focus shifts to reforming transmission systems as govt changes tack

    The federal government, struggling to fulfil election promises to end daily power cuts, is shifting from big generation projects to less splashy reforms including new transmission systems, privatisation and better management...

    Now, experts say, officials are quietly acknowledging that extra generation alone won't solve power woes, and are beginning to tackle deep-rooted problems like mismanagement, ancient transmission systems and...

  • Social protection systems equally important for rural, urban populations, says Marvi

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that social protection systems are as important for people living in urban areas as for rural populations...

    Ms Memon was speaking at the ministerial session at 2015 South-South Learning Forum on ‘Emerging Social Protection Systems in an Urbanising World’ in Beijing on Friday...

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