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Netanyahu says has ‘special relationship’ with Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India’s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country’s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish couple murdered in 2008…

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Sindh CM approves appointment of 813 candidates for CPEC security

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the appointment of 813 candidates, recommended by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A.D. Khowaja, to strengthen Special Protection Unit (SPU) constituted for the security of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related projects and associated workers. According to a statement issued by the Sindh…

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Security measures discussed for PSL 3 final in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he is keen to bring international cricket back to Karachi and assure foolproof security for PSL final match scheduled to be held in the city on March 25. He said this while talking to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi who called on…

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U.S. says Facebook, Microsoft disabled North Korean cyber threats

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp disabled a number of North Korean cyber threats last week, a White House official said on Tuesday, as the United States publicly blamed Pyongyang for a May cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies, reported Reuters. “Facebook took down accounts that stopped the operational execution of ongoing…

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How your computer might secretly be doing the work of international criminals

NEWS DESK: Your computer or router looks innocent enough. But it could be taking part in international crime without your knowledge, reported The Independent. That’s if it is being used in a botnet, or a collection of computers that have had malicious software installed on them that allows someone to direct them as a group…

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US warns citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of State warned citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.  According to State Department, Consular services provided by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment.  At this time, the Consulate General in Peshawar is…

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Over 47215 cops to be deployed for 12 Rabi ul Awwal security in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Police has finalized its security arrangements for Eid Milad un Nabi with more than 47215 police men on security across the province, including 23338 in Karachi only. A meeting chaired by Sindh Inspector General of Police, AG Khowaja here Wednesday was informed that of the 23338 strong police force in Karachi 4860 police…

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US sanctions ‘network’ accused of forging money for Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network individuals and companies accused of forging money to help Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, officials announced. The sanctions targeted four companies and two individuals involved in printing counterfeit Yemeni currency to benefit Iran, including Iranian national Reza Heidari and Mahmoud Seif, whose nationality was not given,…

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Chehlum of Karbala martyrs being observed today

KARACHI: The Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his 72 companions is being observed throughout the country today (Friday) with religious solemnity and respect. Zuljinah, Alam and Tazia processions will be taken out and Majalis will be held in all big or small cities and towns to pay homage to the great sacrifice…

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Ahsan arives in Doha to attend Global Conference on Safety, Security

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday arrived in Doha on a two-day visit to Qatar to attend Global Conference on Safety and Security. The minister, visiting Doha on the invitation of Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, will also deliver a lecture on China Pakistan Economic Corridor at George…

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Sri Lanka thanks Pakistan for excellent security arrangements

LAHORE: Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara thanked Pakistan for the excellent security arrangements made for the last Twenty20 game of the series at Lahore, Samaa reported. The Sri Lankan Sports Minister met his Pakistani counterpart Hussain Pirzada at Pakistan Sports Board and reviewed ways to enhance sporting ties between the two countries. Pirzada said…

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Sri Lankan team leave for Dubai

LAHORE: Sri Lankan cricket team have left for Dubai after playing the third and final T20 match against Pakistan in Lahore on Sunday. According to details, Sri Lankan team left for Dubai through EK-623. The guest team arrived at airport under high security. The team stayed for few hours in the State Rest House at…

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Scenes of Sri Lankan team arriving at hotel

LAHORE: The Sri Lankan cricket team was escorted to their hotel room under tight security. Upon their arrival, the visiting team was given a warm welcome at their hotel. Below are pictures of their arrival the airport. Welcome to Pakistan, welcome to Lahore. Sri Lankan cricketers are in Pakistan. Thank you @OfficialSLC for supporting Pakistan…

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka reach Lahore for third T20

LAHORE: The cricket teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka reached Lahore to play the third and final Twenty20 game of the three-match series, Samaa reported. The two teams were escorted from Lahore Airport to the hotel under tight security. They reached Lahore via separate international flights. Administration of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and law enforcement…

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Cricket: Security tight as Sri Lanka land back in Pakistan

Sri Lanka’s cricket team arrived in Lahore under heavy security Sunday to play the final Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were attacked by gunmen there. The team and their officials were taken to a five-star hotel in a bomb-proof bus with hundreds of security guards on the roads and at the…

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India’s belligerence a concern for regional security:  FO

ISLAMABAD: India’s belligerence in the region is a concern for its neighbouring countries, owing to the changing regional political situation and it’s attitude towards all regional countries including China, can endanger the peace and stability in the region, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaraya said here Friday. During the weekly media briefing at the Foreign Office, the…

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Sri Lanka’s attack survivors bring top-level cricket back to Pakistan

Lahore: Tens of thousands of security will be deployed in Lahore on Sunday when Sri Lanka become the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan since they were targeted in a deadly ambush in 2009 — with attack survivors among those returning to the scene. Several Sri Lankan players and officials, including their head coach,…

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PTI wins NA-4 by-election

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won the by-election of NA-4, Peshawar, by a big margin of over 22, 000 votes, SAMAA reported. According to final results obtained from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), PTI candidate Arbab Amir Ayub got 47, 586 votes followed by PML-N’s Nasir Khan Musazai who bagged 25, 267 votes. Khushdil Khan of…

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Kaspersky says it obtained suspected NSA hacking code from U.S. computer

SAN FRANCISCO: Moscow-based antivirus software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States, reported Reuters. In September, U.S. officials ordered Kaspersky’s products removed from government computers, saying the firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and…

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Lahore police review security for Sri Lanka visit

LAHORE: Police have made foolproof security arrangements for the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka scheduled to be held at Gaddafi Stadium on October 29. SSP Operations Muntazar Mehdi said this while presiding over a meeting to review security arrangements for the match. All Divisional SPs besides SP Headquarters Atif…

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WATCH: Tight security measures being taken for Sri Lanka T20 series

Fool proof security arrangements are being made for Sri Lankan team’s visit to Pakistan after a period of eight years. Large contingent of Pakistan Army, Rangers and Police will serve duty during the T20 series in Lahore.

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