Six Pakistani peacekeepers awarded medals of courage – Newspaper

UN: Six Pakistanis were among 117 UN peacekeepers who were awarded the United Nations Medal of Courage on Thursday for giving their lives for peace. Five of the six (Tahir Ikram, Tahir Mehmood, Mohammed Naeem, Adil Jan, Mohammed Shafiq) were military and the sixth Ibrar Syed was a civilian. At UN headquarters, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres … Read more

Afghan TV presenters asked to cover faces on air – Newspaper

Kabul: Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities have asked television broadcasters to cover their faces when female hosts on local TV stations are broadcasting, an official said Thursday. The move comes days after authorities have ordered women to cover their faces in public, the Taliban’s return to past hard-line policies and the expansion of restrictions that are causing … Read more

SECP proposes disclosure-based regime for right shares – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: To improve and ensure transparency in the capital formation process, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP) of Pakistan has recommended amendments to the Companies (Issuing Additional Shares) Regulation 2020. Regulators proposed new modes and mechanisms through their conceptual documents, suggesting companies adopt an enhanced public-based scheme for issuance of rights shares by publicly traded … Read more

Elon Musk clinches $44bn deal to buy Twitter – Newspaper

NEW YORK: Elon Musk closed a $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter Inc on Monday in a deal that will transform the world’s richest person in control of a social media platform of millions of users and global leaders. An important moment for the 16-year-old company that has emerged as one of the world’s most … Read more

Ahsan directs winding up of CPEC Authority – Newspaper

Asan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Minister of Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Friday called for the immediate removal of the problems facing Chinese investors and contractors working in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), including expedited processing of visa cases. During a visit to the CPEC Authority Office, the Minister directed the relevant authorities to prepare a … Read more

Agriculture: Planting cotton under extreme water stress – Newspaper

Pakistan begins another tough Kharif season. Sindh and Punjab debate their share in this water scarcity, especially with water scarcity at the beginning of the season, shooting more than 30% and risking rising to higher levels as the river’s flow decreases as the temperature rises. are doing it Statistical reality presents a grim picture. Pakistan … Read more

PTA urges YouTube to unblock Dr Israr’s channel – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has asked YouTube to review YouTube’s decision to block a TV channel run by the late Dr. Israr Ahmed’s foundation on allegations of hate speech. “The unilateral closure of the channel of prominent Islamic scholar Dr Israr Ahmed raises questions about the arbitrary limits of online expression,” the PTA said … Read more

Food price spike fuels inflation in March – Newspaper

Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), reached its highest level since January 22. Inflation in January was recorded at 13pc and February 2020 recorded the second-highest increase of 12.4pc. Islamabad: Consumer goods prices rose slightly to 12.7% from 12.2% in March, driven by higher prices for perishables, according to data from the … Read more