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Facebook unveils appeal process for when it removes posts

Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards. Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts…

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4,610 cops withdrawn from security of non-entitled persons in Punjab

LAHORE: The Supreme Court was told on Saturday that 4,610 police officials had been withdrawn from security duty of non-entitled individuals. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan made the statement before a two-member bench, comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, which was hearing a notice over provision of…

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UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus, after a reconnaissance mission came under fire, reported AFP. The team from the world’s chemical arms watchdog has not yet been able to begin its…

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Do this now to protect your Facebook account

Even Zuckerberg has validated that Facebook can have an effect on the electoral campaigns of several countries. Does this not speak words about the security of Facebook? The social media site has more than 2 billion users along with access to all your pictures, videos, comments, what you share, what you like, your location and…

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New Islamabad airport starts working

The new Islamabad international airport became operational on Saturday. A PIA flight will depart from Benazir Bhutto International Airport at Rawalpindi at 12:30 pm. The mock flight will land at the new airport at 1:00 pm.   The president of the national airliner, Musharraf Rasool, will be on the aircraft. The newly constructed airport is…

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In Pictures: Christians celebrate Easter across Pakistan

The Christian community across the world, including Pakistan, celebrated Easter on Sunday to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Prophet Issa A.S) with religious devotion and fervor. Special prayers and ceremonies held in churches across the country. It is typically the well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches on Easter Sunday. The government…

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Heroin found on British-Pakistani man at Islamabad airport

Security personnel caught a British-Pakistani man carrying 1kg of heroin at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Sunday According to the Airport Security Force, the man, identified as Assif Khan, had hidden the drugs in the soles of his shoes. He was travelling to London.

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T20 kicks off today. Karachiites, here’s everything you MUST know

International cricket has returned to Karachi. While it is undoubtedly the most exciting event, there’s also the increased chance that you might get stuck in traffic due to road closures. And there’s the frustration of security checks, too, if you have the tickets to the National Stadium.. The match begins 8pm today. For the average…

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Cricket: Pakistan touts PSL final in pitch to host foreign teams

The trouble-free Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket final, held in Karachi on Sunday amid a festival atmosphere, has reignited calls for foreign national teams to look past security concerns and play regular cricket in Pakistan. The South Asian nation has largely been starved of international cricket since the 2009 attack on a bus ferrying Sri…

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Pakistan to become South Asia’s industrial hub after CPEC completion: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said Pakistan would become an industrial hub of South Asia after the completion of CPEC. Talking to State-TV, the minister said the mega project is a game changer for Pakistan as it would bring improvement in social infrastructure, energy, industrial cooperation, agriculture and many other sectors, besides…

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Know your routes: Road closures, security for PSL

Reporting by Shahnawaz Ali Qadri and Shahbaz Khan Four major roads of Karachi have been closed for traffic as part of the PSL security plan The port city is hosting the finale of PSL III. It was nine years ago that a cricket match was held at the National Stadium. You might want to take…

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Tight security measures in place for PSL 2018 final

KARACHI: The Pakistan Super League 2018 final between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday will be contested under tight security arrangement. The roads leading to Karachi’s National Stadium will be closed for all kinds of traffic on Saturday evening. The shops and market will be sealed as well. The citizens living near the cricket…

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Islamabad United reach Karachi for PSL 2018 final

KARACHI: Islamabad United team reached Karachi on Friday night to play the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 against Peshawar Zalmi. Six international cricketers namely skipper Jean Paul Duminy (South Africa), Steve Finn (England), Luke Ronchi (Australia/New Zealand), Samit Patel, Samuel Badree (West Indies) and Chadwick Walton (West Indies) were among the players who reached…

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PSL: Governor says he kept his promise on Karachi final

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Friday said he had kept his promise of holding the final of Pakistan Super League in Karachi. “The final of PSL 2017 was held two weeks after I took charge as Governor of Sindh. I then promised to the people of Karachi that the next final would be held…

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Security beefed up as Karachi braces for PSL final

Karachi: Thousands of security personnel will be deployed when Karachi hosts the final of the Pakistan Super League on Sunday — its biggest cricket match in nine years. Although some overseas players opted out, authorities have promised head-of-state level security at the National Cricket Stadium when Peshawar Zalmi take on Islamabad United. The Twenty20 match…

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Thank you Punjab for making PSL 2018 a safe event: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Najam Sethi has thanked Punjab and its administration to make Pakistan Super League a safe event. Two eliminators of this year’s edition were played in Lahore under tight security arrangements. “Thank you Punjab Govt and Admin for working day and night to make PSL3 safe and sound for all,” the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman…

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Alternative traffic routes for PSL 2018 final

KARACHI: Alternative traffic routes have been announced for the final of Pakistan Super League 2018 in Karachi. The final between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will be played in strict security measures on March 25 Some specific roads of Karachi will be closed for traffic as part of security arrangements put in place for the…

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Ashraf Ghani invites PM Abbasi to initiate state to state comprehensive dialogue

KABUL: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Saturday extended an official invitation to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Afghanistan. The Afghan president hosted a Pakistani delegation led by National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua at Dilkusha palace to discuss Kabul peace process. In a tweet, Mr. Ghani said the invitation to Pakistani PM…

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Arrangements for PSL 2018 matches in Lahore being given final touches

LAHORE: Final touches are being given to the arrangements for the Pakistan Super League 2018 matches in Lahore. Police, Dolphin Force and other security institutions did a flag-march on the route and the areas near the local hotel on Friday. The plan of deployment of Pakistan Army inside the Gaddafi Stadium has been completed. Pakistan…

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Security exercises held in Lahore ahead of PSL 2018 eliminators

Report By: Jahangir Khan LAHORE: Mock security exercises were held as part of the preparation for PSL 2018 play-offs which will be played in Lahore. Strict security measures are being taken for the two matches as arrangements are being given final touches. Security exercises were held at the airport, a local hotel and Nishtar Sports…

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Online taxi drivers demand protection

Report by: Adil Tanoli ISLAMABAD: Drivers associated with online taxi services staged protest demonstration in Islamabad demanding security in the federal capital, a day after their young colleague was found dead in neighboring Rawalpindi, Samaa reported Wednesday. Sajawal Ameer, the 22-year-old ‘captain’ of popular ride-sharing service Careem, was found shot dead in Rawalpindi in what…

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