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Liquor recovered from TV anchor’s vehicle, FIR registered

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ISLAMABAD: The “candid” operational head of the Islamabad Police has stunned “crooked” officials of the department by canceling an FIR lodged against the driver of an influential TV anchor for carrying liquor. The case registration was not in the knowledge of the operational chief; however, it will be quashed soon, police sources said. The arrested […]


Cellular phone service blocked in Red Zone

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ISLAMABAD: The government has blocked services of cellular phones in Red Zone of the federal capital owing to security concerns related to sit-ins by PTI and PAT workers. According to PTA high-ups, on Saturday night all cellular companies were directed to block their services in the Red Zone of the federal capital till further orders. […]


Ex-Pemra chief removal case: IHC orders to complete arguments on July 7

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC), Wednesday, ordered all the parties in former Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chief Chaudhry Muhammad Rasheed’s removal case to complete their arguments on Monday (July 7) hearing. A single member bench of the court comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi heard the case. Appellant Chaudhry Muhammad Rasheed himself appeared […]


PTV MD challenges IHC verdict

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Pakistan Television (PTV) Managing Director Mohammad Malick has challenged the verdict of Islamabad High Court (IHC) which had declared his appointment illegal. Accepting the petition, the court has constituted a two-member divisional bench comprising Justice Noorul Haq Ain Qureshi and Athar Minullah and fixed June 26 as the date for hearing. On Wednesday, the petitioner’s […]


Proposals about right to information body hailed

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ISLAMABAD: The Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP) has welcomed the proposals of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting regarding establishment of an independent and autonomous information commission at the federal level and providing legal protection to whistleblowers. A statement issued by CRCP secretary general Mian Abrar Hafeez praised the committee and […]


Kamal Tipu made Pemra executive member

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved appointment of Kamaluddin Tipu, a grade-20 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, as executive member of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). A spokesman for the Prime Minister House said that approval of appointment of Kamaluddin Tipu as Pemra executive member has been given but formal notification […]


Final round of 3G spectrum licenses auction ends without change

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ISLAMABAD: The final round of auction process for 3G licenses concluded at $902.82 million on Wednesday without any change from the previous four rounds and a $17.82 million increase in the bids since their beginning, Dawn News reported. The total opening price of the four lots of 3G licenses was $885 million while there was […]


Four mobile operators qualify for 3G, 4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: The bids of four mobile operators of Pakistan qualified for the auction of 3G and 4G licenses, Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Ismail Shah, told Dawn on Thursday. Shah said that the four companies, namely Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong, were not defaulters of the government and the legal aspects of their bids had […]


CDA to launch FM radio channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) willo launch its FM radio channel to highlight local issues and get feedback of the citizens. The decision was taken in a meeting held on Tuesday, chaired by CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal. It was noted that the civic body needs to interact with the residents of Islamabad to improve […]


Four companies bid for 3G, 4G licences, auction on 23rd

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received four sealed bids for spectrum auctions of 3G and 4G from the five operators, working in the country with the expectation against expectation of the government, no new entrant is going to participate in the upcoming bidding. All existing cellular companies have submitted their sealed bids till Monday at 4pm. “The […]


Journalist Noorani files complaint of harassment with FIA

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani, The News correspondent in Islamabad, has moved the Cyber Crimes Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after receiving threatening calls and repeated threatening messages. Noorani was sent abusive messages and threats by a retired brigadier of the Pakistan Army Tarik Niazi on Twitter and Facebook. The account used by Brigadier (retd) […]


3G and 4G auction by April 23: PTA Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) Chairman, Ismail Shah has informed the Supreme Court that 3G and 4G licenses will be auctioned by April 23. A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawaad Khawaja heard the 3G and 4G auction case on Thursday. During proceedings Justice Khawaja inquired about the auction in which only licensed companies would […]


Cabinet to take up Right to Information Bill in next meeting: secretary

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ISLAMABAD: The Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Secretary, Dr Nazir Saeed, said on Thursday that the Right to Information Bill would figure in next cabinet meeting for consideration. He shared this information during the deliberations of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting here at the PTV Headquarters. The secretary said there was no […]


Metro bus project: Over 1,000 trees face the axe

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ISLAMABAD: Flawed route alignment for the twin cities’ metro bus if implemented, will cost the leafy capital around 1,040 trees aged two to 40 years. According to the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Environment Wing calculations, out of 1,040 trees some 240 including 85 pine trees are of age 40 years and above. Most of these […]