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Body of Umer Sharif lands in Karachi amid tight security

Several people are expected to attend the funeral of the legendary comedian Umer Sharif, who left the world on 2nd October at the age of 66. In this regard, the provincial Sindh government has made elaborate security arrangements for the

New air security unit to be launched in Islamabad: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that a new air security unit would be launched this week with having 12 drones to provide a faultless security system to the citizens of the federal capital. Addressing a press conference,

US, UK and Australia establish new Indo-Pacific security pact

WASHINGTON: The United States, Britain and Australia said they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by US President Joe

Myanmar security forces kill 15 protesters, junta leader blames opposition

YANGON: Troops in Myanmar opened fire on pro-democracy protesters, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, the latest victims of a campaign to crush opposition to the ruling military junta. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, leader of the army

Security tight at Delhi’s Red Fort after clashes with farmers

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of police guarded the historic Red Fort in the heart of the Indian capital on Wednesday following violent clashes between farmers and authorities in which one person was killed and at least 80 were injured. Tens of

Trump pardons 15 people including Blackwater security contractors

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has pardoned four former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqi civilians dead. Trump also granted pardons to two people linked to a probe into alleged

CDA approves 16mn for housing society’s security

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved Rs. 16 million for security of the Park Enclave-1 housing project. In this regard, applications have also been invited from reputed firms of the country. Around Rs. 100 million has already been paid

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