With limited resources and numerous court proceedings concerning illegal housing societies and encroachments, Punjab government has decided to grant a policy of one-time regularisation to such schemes. According to FIA, 4,098 unregistered/illegal/ghost or on paper housing societies happen to be in Punjab. The proposed law suggests that Punjab government should focus on closing gaps in land development and property registration.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to deploy armed police officers around the Old Trafford stadium ahead of the 16th June match between the two arch-rivals. The politically unstable relationships between Pakistan and India have required ICC to lookout for all kinds of suspicious activities for the most sought after clash of the World Cup.
The ministry of Science and Technology has said the “incident” between federal minister Fawad Chaudhry and journalist Sami Ibrahim should not be treated as a “clash between two institutions but as a conflict between two individuals”. A day ago, Ibrahim had filed a complaint against Chaudhry for slapping him, and accused him of using threatening language.
A senior American diplomat has warned India that its $500 billion deal of Russian S-400 air defense systems could put US-India relationships in jeopardy. US is ready to offer Lockheed Martin’s F-21 and Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter and even fifth generation F-35 jets to India if it agrees to scrap its S-400 purchase.
As per new orders of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), passengers traveling abroad will now be searched by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Airport Security Force (ASF) and Pakistan Customs at the same counter, saving them the hassle of going through the screening process thrice which was causing a lot of inconvenience to the passengers and wasting time.
Hailing from far flung village in Turbat, Balochistan, Dr. Yarjan Abdul Samad has made Pakistan proud by being the first Pakistani at Cambridge Graphene Centre, which researches and manufacture devices used in space. Dr. Yarjan is also the first Balochi scientist sent to outer space for purpose of scientific research and wishes to help make SUPARCO better with his experience.
Azaad Health, a Pakistan based healthcare startup, founded by Syed Abrar has won award for “Outstanding Entrepreneur from an Emerging Economy” at U.S. Department of State’s GIST Catalyst Competition 2019. Abrar was one of the 30 finalists at the competition from 18 different countries, and represented AzaadHealth, a global patient-owned health data exchange network, which aims to empower patients by democratizing health records.
One of the owners of the attacked oil tanker in Gulf of Oman have suggested that the crew might have seen bullets as they saw some objects flying over water before they were hit. This contradicts US government’s narrative suggesting an unexploded mine might have done the damage. Earlier, US has blamed Iran for the attacks on the ships.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials have declared Faryal Talpur’s F8 residence in Islamabad as a sub-jail and placed her under house arrest hours after her arrest warrants were issued. Asif Ali Zardari, who is already in jail, and his sister are among the main accused in the case of money laundering of billions through fake accounts.
The Church of England, the mother of the international Anglican Communion, led by Queen Elizabeth II, will be changing its investment fund’s rules to allow for investments in medical cannabis, which is now legal in the U.K. under certain circumstances. The fund, however, will only invest in “properly licensed” companies with products “regulated for medicinal use.”