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Why haven’t courts opened yet in ex-Fata tribal districts, ask judges

Since merger in May there has been a vacuum

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November 28, 2018


Emirates, Etihad airlines deny reports of merger

“There is no truth to this rumor,” an Emirates spokeswoman said

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September 20, 2018


President signs law merging FATA with KP

President Mamnoon Hussain has signed a legislation that merges the country’s tribal regions with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Through the legislation, the government has granted some 5 million people in the regions the same rights as other Pakistanis. President Mamnoon Hussain signed the 31st Constitutional Amendment at a ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday. The President…

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May 31, 2018


Why is JUI-F opposing FATA-KP merger?

Have a look at Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl’s objections over historic legislation about FATA-KP merger.

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May 27, 2018


Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple announced Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services. The iPhone maker did not disclose financial terms of the deal to buy Texture from its owners — publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rogers Media and…

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March 13, 2018


Blockbuster: Disney to expand empire with Fox tie-up

NEW YORK: Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal that bolsters the media-entertainment powerhouse’s challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars. The blockbuster stock transaction also vastly reduces the Fox media empire built by Rupert Murdoch, leaving the…

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December 15, 2017


FATA-KP Merger: JI Long March entering Islamabad today

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami’s long-march will enter Islamabad today (Tuesday) to press the federal government for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa before 2018. According to our correspondent, the march, kicked off on Sunday from Bab-e-Khyber of the Khyber Agency, will enter Islamabad via Faizabad (Rawalpindi) where JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq is expected…

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December 12, 2017


Imran Khan demands FATA’s merger with KP before 2018

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, has urged the PML-N federal government to ensure the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before 2018 general elections, Samaa reported Saturday. This he demanded while addressing PTI’s convention on FATA. “The government must take steps to merge FATA with KP before the 2018…

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December 9, 2017


Apple to buy music recognizing app Shazam: report

NEW YORK: Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app Shazam as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reported Friday. The technology news site, quoting unnamed sources, said that the deal could be announced Monday with financial terms not yet clear. A spokeswoman for Apple declined comment….

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December 9, 2017


Imran Khan files petition in SC seeking merger of FATA with KPK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). President Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Law, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and FATA Secretariat have been made the respondents of the petition….

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November 22, 2017


Farooq Sattar may announce MQM-P’s merger with PSP today: Sources

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar is going to create waves in Karachi’s politics at an important press conference today evening, Samaa reported Wednesday. According to our correspondent, Farooq Sattar will speak to media persons at around 6:00pm at Karachi Press Club. Watch out LIVE UPDATES: MQM, PSP leaders hold joint press…

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November 8, 2017


Marissa Mayer fades out as Yahoo ends its run

SAN FRANCISCO: Marissa Mayer was hailed as Yahoo’s savior when she took charge of the pioneering internet firm five years ago. But Mayer was unable to stem the decline of the iconic Silicon Valley company, which is set to close a deal on Tuesday selling its core internet operations to telecom giant Verizon. She is…

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June 12, 2017


PPP wants early merger of FATA into KP, says ex-PM Gillani

PESHAWAR:  Former Prime Minister and PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani Sunday said that the Pakistan Peoples Party wants early mergers of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure provision of fundamental rights of tribals. This he said while addressing a public meeting in Dir Lower organized in connection with the death anniversary of Shaheed Zahir, who…

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May 7, 2017


PA passes resolution for merger of FATA into KP

PESHAWAR: The session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly chaired by Speaker Assad Qaisar Wednesday passed resolution demanding merger of FATA in KP province. The resolution was moved by Dr. Haider Ali of PTI. The resolution demanded that tribal areas should be merged in KP keeping in view the aspiration and wishes of tribal people. KP Assembly…

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December 14, 2016


AT&T, Time Warner defend merger as politicians challenge

AT&T and Time Warner, home of CNN and HBO, insisted Monday that their proposed mega-merger will benefit consumers as they gird for anti-trust challenges from politicians and regulators. The merger, valued at $108.7 billion, will join one of the most dominant telecommunications company with a leading provider of entertainment video and broadcasting, allowing smoother and…

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October 24, 2016


China’s Wanda in talks to buy Golden Globes producer

SAN FRANCISCO: Chinese conglomerate Wanda is considering ramping up its push into Hollywood with the acquisition of the production company behind the Golden Globes, the US firm said Monday. Eldridge Industries, which controls Dick Clark Productions, said discussions to sell the company to Wanda were part of a move to conduct a “strategic review” of…

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September 27, 2016


Daraz, Kaymu merge to ‘accelerate growth’

KARACHI: Daraz and Kaymu, Pakistan’s two leading e-commerce players, have agreed to join hands in order to “enhance the value proposition to customers and sellers and accelerate growth”. According to a press release, both platforms will remain active with their current brand names, but the new entity, Daraz Group, will integrate the operations under one…

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June 24, 2016


Microsoft shifts to social with huge LinkedIn deal

WASHINGTON: Microsoft on Monday shifted its focus to social networking with a massive $26.2 billion deal for professional social network LinkedIn. With its biggest-ever acquisition and one of the largest in the tech sector, Microsoft is adding tools to connect with business as it moves further away from its roots as a pure software firm….

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June 14, 2016


France’s Vivendi, Italy’s Mediaset clinch deal in challenge to Netflix

ROME: France’s media firm Vivendi and Italy’s Mediaset said Friday they had clinched a deal as part of the French group’s strategy to build a European media giant to rival US streaming powerhouse Netflix. The partnership will see the companies swap 3.5 percent stakes in a “strategic alliance” aimed at “capturing new opportunities across the…

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April 9, 2016


SHC voids merger of rural, urban areas in Sindh

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has declared null and void a notification of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding merger of rural areas with urban areas of the province. The court has ordered ECP to come up with fresh delimitation in next 24 hours. Watch this report…

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November 17, 2015