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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Nerve-racking moments for ‘hostages’ of Arfa tower

    LAHORE: As the Monday’s earthquake jolted all parts of the provincial capital and made millions of people panicky, the situation at Arfa Karim Tower -- a 17-storey building -- was reported to be the scariest...

    Though a huge number of people came out of their homes, offices, schools, those present at the Arfa Karim Tower and the IT University functioning there escaped a stampede as most of them dashed from various floors towards...

  • Tower security

    I WOULD like to draw the attention of PTCL senior officials and other companies to the security of the phone tower in Balim, Chitral...

    Since January 2014, the tower has been functioning without any security guard...

  • 100 Muslims break fast, offer prayers near Trump Tower

    NEW YORK: A crowd of Muslims broke Ramazan fast and offered prayers on Thursday outside the Trump Tower in protest against the US president’s Islamophobic rhetoric...

    Trump Tower in Manhattan is home to the Trump Organisation, the heart of President Donald Trump’s business empire...

  • Deadly London tower blaze began from fridge: police

    LONDON: A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday...

    The speed at which the fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower raised questions about the external cladding on the block...

  • 6 killed as deadly fire engulfs London tower block

    At least six people perished on Wednesday and many more are still missing after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower...

    As smoke continued to billow from the charred building, survivors voiced anger over longstanding safety fears at the Grenfell Tower, which was home to between 600 and 800 people...

  • London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

    LONDON: Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated on Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens refused to leave their homes, according to local officials...

    Camden Council leader Georgia Gould told BBC News that 83 residents had refused to leave, adding the situation “will become a matter for the fire service”...

  • Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

    LONDON: Residents and campaigners in the London neighbourhood where a tower block went up in a giant blaze on Wednesday spoke angrily about longstanding safety concerns, saying they were ignored because the community was not rich...

    Damian Collins, former head of the Grenfell Tower Residents’ Association, said residents had complained to the local council over the handling of a major refurbishment of the building completed last...

  • British PM orders probe as firefighters search for bodies in London tower

    LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ordered a public inquiry into the devastating London tower block fire which killed at least 17 people, with firefighters searching for bodies and dozens of people still reported missing...

    Seventeen people have been confirmed dead and the number is expected to rise, with Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton telling Sky News there were still “unknown numbers” of people inside...

  • Final death toll for London tower blaze to take months

    LONDON: It will be “many months” before authorities will be able to give a final death toll for the London tower block blaze, police said on Wednesday while stressing the enormity of the task...

    “We are many months from being able to provide the number of people who accurately represents the loss of life at Grenfell Tower,” detective Fiona McCormack told journalists...

  • 58 presumed dead in London tower fire: police

    A total of 58 people are presumed dead after the devastating fire in a London tower block, police chief Stuart Cundy told reporters on Saturday...

    “We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well,” he said...

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