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  • Move on export control of sensitive technologies, goods praised by US

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has praised Pakistan’s move to update its export control list for sensitive technologies and goods to make it compatible with international regimes...

    Take a look: Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US toldPakistan has recently revised the control lists of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to nuclear and biological weapons and their delivery systems...

  • Facebook, Unity Technologies set to launch gaming platform

    CALIFORNIA: Social media giant, Facebook has announced plans to team up with gaming engine developer, Unity Technologies, in order to expand their services for gamers and developers, the company announced on its official blog for developers Thursday...

    The partnership with Unity Technologies is a strategic move for Facebook to re-engage the over 650 million active gamers on the network...

  • Google, Tencent eye collaboration on new technologies

    Internet titans Google and Tencent on Friday signalled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement...

    The companies gave no details on the scope or nature of the potential cooperation but said in a joint statement that they “are open to deeper collaboration in the future on innovative new technologies”...

  • Meeting reviews development agenda

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday stressed the importance of translating the global Post-2015 Development Agenda into well-calibrated national targets...

    The adviser stated this while chairing an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Foreign Office to review the country’s preparations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda set to be adopted during the 70th Session of the United Nations...
  • CM reviews progress on Sahiwal coal power projects

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the two coal power projects are being set up in Sahiwal to generate 1,320MW electricity from them...

    Presiding over a meeting to review the progress of Sahiwal coal power projects here on Saturday, the chief minister said the promotion of industrial, trade and economic activities was essential for early elimination of energy crisis in the country
  • BBC reviews staff pay over gender gap

    LONDON: The BBC is reviewing employee pay after it was forced to reveal that male stars were paid far more than their female counterparts, damaging the British public broadcaster’s image and angering women employees...

    “These are difficult and often deep-rooted challenges, and they are not unique to the BBC, but I see this as a moment of real opportunity for us,” Director General Tony Hall said in a speech on Wednesday
  • Sindh apex committee reviews implementation of National Action Plan

    KARACHI: The Sindh apex committee meeting on Thursday, chaired by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, reviewed the implementation of decisions taken earlier regarding the ongoing security operation in Karachi and the National Action Plan (NAP)...

    Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar briefed the committee on the ongoing security operation in the metropolis
  • CM reviews law, order situation

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park on Thursday which reviewed an overall law and order situation and security arrangements...

    According to a handout, the meeting decided to expand the scope of use of information technology to the entire province for improving efficiency of police stations and provision of prompt justice to the common man
  • CM reviews solar energy projects

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting here on Wednesday to review solar energy projects being set up in the province...

    The chief minister said that speedy measures had been taken to resolve the energy crisis and special incentives were being offered to foreign investors for increasing investment in the energy sector in Punjab
  • CM reviews rural roads project

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday reviewed progress on Khadim-i-Punjab Rural Roads Programme through a video link in modern conferencing room at Punjab Information Technology Board situated at Arfa Karim Software Technology Park...

    This was the first meeting of the chief minister through video link in modern conferencing room set up at PITB, says a handout
  • Aseefa reviews Lyari’s sanitation issues amid tight security

    KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, the younger sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, on Monday visited the party’s traditional stronghold, Lyari, where she reviewed sanitation issues, mingled with women and bought flags and souvenirs for children in connection with Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day celebrations...

    Wearing grey shalwar suit, the daughter of slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto visited various neighbourhoods of Lyari...
  • Civil-military huddle reviews Muharram security arrangements for Karachi

    Law enforcement authorities from civil and military institutions on Tuesday participated in a high-level meeting held at the Corps Headquarters Karachi to review security arrangements for the month of Muharram, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

    "Security should be tightened around places of worship, majalis and along the streets where mourning processions will be carried out," the statement quoted Corps...
  • Interior ministry reviews visa policy for Chinese nationals

    In the wake of the abduction and murder of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar during a meeting on Wednesday made a policy decision to review the conditions and requirements for the issuance of visas to Chinese nationals, according to an Interior Ministry press release...

    The decision comes days after Nisar had been informed that the abducted and murdered Chinese nationals were missionaries who were part...
  • Corps commander reviews census process

    LAHORE: Lahore Corps Commander Lt Gen Sadiq Ali on Thursday visited different areas of Kasur city and reviewed the progress of census activities by civil and army enumerators, an ISPR release said...

    He appreciated the people for extending maximum possible cooperation during the process
  • Dar reviews budget implementation

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday reviewed the implementation status of budget for 2017-18...

    The finance minister said the measures announced in the budget are aimed at improving the welfare of the masses, and enabling higher, sustainable and inclusive economic growth
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