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  • PM orders countrywide crackdown to check smuggling of food items, other goods

    Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an effort to bring down prices of essential food items and provide relief to the masses, on Tuesday ordered authorities to immediately launch a "large-scale" anti-smuggling crackdown across the country...

    The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by the premier in Islamabad about curbing the smuggling of food items and other goods...

  • Air India staff arrested over people smuggling operation

    NEW DELHI: Indian police said Thursday they have arrested two Air India employees after uncovering a people smuggling operation at New Delhi airport that apparently targeted Nepalese quake victims...

    So far 28 women have been identified, most of whom police said were from areas of Nepal badly affected by a major earthquake in April that killed thousands and left many more homeless...

  • Asian countries agree on steps against people-smuggling

    The announcement at a conference on Indonesia’s Bali island on people smuggling and illegal migration was welcomed by the UN refugee agency, which declared it the first agreement of its kind in the 14-year history of the regional forum...

    A Thai crackdown on the lucrative smuggling industry prompted traffickers to abandon their human cargo at sea, sparking a crisis that saw more than 3,500 Bangladeshi economic migrants and stateless...

  • Pakistan sends relief goods for quake victims in Nepal

    KATHMANDU: Four Pakistan Air Force (PAF) aircraft carrying rescue and relief assistance, including a 30-bed mobile hospital, for Nepal left for the earthquake-devastated country Nepal on Sunday...

    In line with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's directive, the two C-130s which reached Kathmandu today are carrying a medical team of doctors and paramedics, a 30-bed hospital, medicines, tents, water, dry food, and a search and rescue team with...

  • Pakistan Navy's ship reaches Sri Lanka to deliver relief goods, assist in rescue work

    Pakistan Navy ship Zulfiquar reached Sri Lanka on Tuesday to deliver relief goods and assist in the search and rescue missions, on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

    Sri Lanka has recently experienced most severe floods since 2003, in 14 districts causing loss of 180 precious lives with 110 missing and more than 547,000 persons displaced, read a Foreign Office statement...

  • Banker fears flow of Chinese goods on Silk Road in Pakistan

    As Pakistan opens itself to China’s Silk Road plan and billions of dollars worth of investment projects, the head of the bank owned by the Abu Dhabi Group is warning of an influx of cheap goods that may leave millions in the South Asian nation jobless...

    While the Chinese investments and loans worth more than $46 billion will bring new industrial activity and a need for services, Pakistan may be unprepared for a rush of wares from its...

  • India has the most people without clean water, report says

    NEW DELHI: India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water ? imposing a major financial burden for some of the country's poorest people, according to a report released Tuesday...

    That accounts for more than a tenth of the 650m people worldwide without clean water access ? more than any single country in Africa or China, where 63m have no access...

  • Most flooding-hit people moved to safety, claims CM aide

    HYDERABAD: Sindh chief minister’s special assistant for relief and rehabilitation Ali Hassan Hingorjo on Friday claimed that 80 per cent people hit or threatened by flooding in the katcha areas of various districts, including Ghotki and Kandhkot- Kashmore, had been shifted to safe places...

    Also in view of flood threat amid peak flow in the Indus at Guddu and Sukkur barrages, the displaced people were being provided with relief goods...

  • Malala on Times’ 100 most influential people’s list

    NEW YORK: Pakistan’ nobel laureate, education activist, Malala Yousafzai once again made it to the list of the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people...

    Also read: Malala Yousafzai — future prime minister of Pakistan?The Time Magazine said the list also includes Hollywood celebrities “some names you’d expect, it also features some that may surprise you: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Bradley Cooper among them”...

  • People face most harassment on Facebook, says DRF report

    The complaints were made in the form of calls, emails and Facebook messages, most of which referred to harassment on Facebook...

    The cyber harassment helpline is the first of its kind in Pakistan providing those facing online harassment “free, safe and confidential” environment to talk and register complaints...

  • Most oral diseases preventable; need to educate people stressed

    He was addressing at the concluding ceremony of the second annual international conference of the Pakistan Association for Dental Research (PADR) here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Sunday...

    Prof Nizamuddin said that most of the oral diseases were preventable, but it was important to educate people regarding oral health...

  • Most people want to accept refugees, survey finds

    A new survey of 27 countries found that significant majorities of people would welcome refugees into the country and even consider taking them into their home...

    The study, commissioned by Amnesty International, says four in five people would “welcome refugees in their country, community or home”...

  • Most pilgrimage operators defrauding people, claims FIA

    LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said that most operators of Haj, Umrah and other pilgrimage services are defrauding people and called for introducing amendments to the Emigration Ordi­na­nce, 1979, to keep a check on their activities...

    In a letter to the Ministry of Interior, the FIA said that there were a number of complaints against consultants/tour operators involved in immigration/facilitation of people for...

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