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Gen Bajwa discusses security matters with military officers

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met senior serving and retired military officers to discuss security and other professional matters. “The COAS had an interactive session on wide-ranging issues including professional matters, security situation

Microsoft, Zoom stop Hong Kong data requests

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft and Zoom joined other internet firms that have stopped considering requests by Hong Kong’s government for information on users after China imposed a sweeping new security law. Microsoft and Zoom said they are halting consideration of data

UK offers citizenship to Hong Kong residents

LONDON: The United Kingdom has offered Hong Kong residents a broader path to citizenship in response to China’s sweeping new security law. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement represents the most direct international response to the legislation that has been condemned

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG: China has passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday in a historic move critics and many western governments fear will end the freedom and autonomy of the financial hub. The legislation was unanimously approved

PSX terror attack

The country has made huge strides in the war against terrorism, and despite the myriad of problems such as the economic and health crisis, there has been an overwhelming improvement in the law and order situation. There are sporadic incidents

Gen Bajwa discusses border security with Iran’s military chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday discussed enhancing border security with Iran’s chief of the armed forces Maj Gen Bagheri as well as measures to tackle the coronavirus. According to a statement issued by

Zoom agrees to step up security after probe

NEW YORK: Zoom has been directed to improve security measures after flaws were detected as the video conferencing platform soared in popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York state’s top prosecutor said agreement wraps an investigation launched in March by

UK, US warn of cyber threat to health sector fighting virus

LONDON: Britain and the United States warned on Tuesday of a rise in cyber attacks against health professionals involved in the coronavirus response by organised criminals often linked with other state actors. The cyber security agencies of both countries have

PPP offers complete support to Aurat March: Zardari

KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday advised the Government of Sindh to provide security and facilities to the upcoming Aurat March 2020. “The PPP offers complete support to the Aurat March,” Zardari said, adding that the party was

Canada to stop providing security for Harry and Meghan

TORONTO: Canada will no longer provide security for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Canadian government said, once the couple are no longer working members of the British royal family in the coming weeks. According to a statement from the

Cricket and Peace

Law-enforcement agencies have made tremendous sacrifices to bring peace and stability to the nation. This is evident as many countries are now keen to improve bilateral relations with us. World leaders are flocking to the nation after years in isolation

Johnson wants Huawei 5G but without hurting national security

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump and expressed concerns about telecoms technology as he prepares to announce that Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said. The two leaders “discussed many issues

Travel advisory eased

The United Kingdom has relaxed its travel advisory to Pakistan paving the way for international tourism to the country. The British government has stated that  the security situation in Pakistan has improved considerably following actions by the government and security

French president loses temper with Israeli security guards

JERUSALEM: As French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Old City of Jerusalem on Wednesday, he also followed in the footsteps of Jacques Chirac, one of his predecessors, by engaging in a heated debate with Israel’s security guards. The incident erupted

Canada yet to decide if it will bear security costs for royal couple

OTTAWA: The Canadian government has yet to determine whether to pay the security costs linked with the decision by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to spend their time between Canada and Britain, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. In

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince meets Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Saturday met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the UAE embassy in Pakistan’s official Twitter account, the army chief was received by the Deputy

SCO carries out online anti-terrorism drill in China

BEIJING: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) launched a joint online anti-terrorism exercise in China which simulated a complete crackdown against online terrorist activities amid rising cybersecurity challenges. The exercise was held in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province where delegates from

British officials review security arrangements at Karachi airport

KARACHI: A delegation comprising officials from the British Department for Transport (DfT) visited Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport to review security arrangements. The delegation was given a briefing over security arrangements by the officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The

Murad Saeed reveals Rs8.3 bn spent on Shehbaz Sharif’s security

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed on Wednesday revealed that approximately Rs8.3 billion funds were spent on the security of former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif. Murad Saeed detailed that more than Rs2.14 billion funds had

Pakistan is seeking WhatsApp alternative to protect official data

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is trying to develop a local instant messaging application to protect its official data and sensitive information from hackers and hostile intelligence agencies. Senior government and military officials have already been barred from using WhatsApp to share any

Comprehensive security plan for SITE trade zone: DG Rangers

KARACHI: DG Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Major General Omer Ahmed Bokhari visited SITE Association of Industry and discussed the law & order situation with the industrialists of SITE area. Addressing the industrialists of SITE area, DG Rangers said that he will

British team will examine PIA’s safety & security features

KARACHI: A team of the British Department for Transport has planned to visit Karachi for the inspection of PIA flight PK-787 and security of the flight as this flight flies between Karachi to London. The British Team is tasked to

Pakistan’s internal security transformed, British General Shaw

The British Army Officer, Major-General (retired) Jonathan David Shaw said Pakistan has transformed its internal security situation. While speaking to a British Magazine, Former General Shaw said under the guidance of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Sindh govt summons Pakistan Army for Chehlum security

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday decided to summoned the army in the province to ensure foolproof security of Chehlum processions of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.). The Sindh government has reportedly wrote a letter to federal interior ministry to deploy

CM Punjab visits PSCA to evaluate Ashura security arrangements

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) to review and evaluate the arrangements regarding the monitoring of mourning processions on Muharram 10, on Tuesday, reported by APP. The chief minister of Punjab was

Attack on DI Khan checkpoint kills two

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two people were killed in Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) on Saturday after a police checkpoint in the district was attacked. The police personnel were attacked by eight unidentified men riding a motorcycle in the Durban area