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Govt gets two FATF-related bills passed through NA amid opposition protest

  • The government on Wednesday managed to get two Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-related bills passed by the National Assembly amidst a noisy protest by the opposition. The Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the United Nations (Security Council) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 were both moved by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan. The […]

  • Blasphemy accused gunned down inside courtroom at Peshawar Judicial Complex

    An elderly man was killed during the hearing of a blasphemy case against him at the Peshawar Judicial Complex on Wednesday, police told Dawn. A lawyer, who was present in the courtroom when the incident happened, said that a case had been registered against the deceased under blasphemy laws. The accused was brought to court […]

  • Pilgrims donning face masks, observing social distancing begin arriving in Makkah for Haj

    Pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving in Makkah on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down Haj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. The Haj, both physically and spiritually demanding, is intended to bring about greater humility and unity among Muslims. Rather than […]

  • Disruption in Amazon Web Services Not due to PUBG ban: PTA

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has dismissed social media reports that the disruption in Amazon Web Services reportedly faced by some users lately was due to the PUBG ban. PTA said that such an impression was ‘wrong and baseless.’ The ban on PUBG is in place since 10th July whereas AWS users faced issues reportedly […]

  • Afghan transit trade via Pakistan’s Gwadar port begins

    Transit trade to Afghanistan through Pakistan’s strategic Gwadar seaport began on Sunday with a consignment of bulk cargo from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The first transit consignment of bulk cargo through Gwadar to Afghanistan started today. Several consignments are lined up for coming days,” said Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special envoy for Afghanistan, on Twitter. […]

  • Tania Aidrus resigns as SAPM on Digital Pakistan

    Tania Aidrus resigned from her post as the special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) on Digital Pakistan on Wednesday due to the recent criticism levelled against her on account of her dual citizenship. The ex-Google executive in a post on Twitter said she was resigning “in the greater public interest” after the SAPM faced […]