6PM Headline | 11-July-2020

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Asad Umar promises unscheduled load-shedding will end in Karachi from tomorrow

Unscheduled power outages by K-Electric will come to an end from tomorrow onward, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar promised. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he said that the Petroleum Division will increase its previous supply of 190 standard cubic feet gas to 290 cubic feet. “This means that an added 100 standard cubic...

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World must not let Srebrenica-like massacre happen in occupied Kashmir: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said he feared a massacre similar to the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica could happen in Indian occupied Kashmir and urged the international community to take notice and prevent it from happening. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the massacre, the premier said he still remembered when the genocide had taken place. "We were...

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Fawad Chaudhry says govt will turn Pakistan into ‘technological superpower’ within 10 years

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that the PTI-led government aims to turn Pakistan into a technological superpower within the next 10 years. According to the federal minister on Twitter, the Ministry of Science and Technology adopted ‘Made in Pakistan’ projects under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “In Pakistan, sanitisers and masks were...

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CPEC: Pakistan, China approve plans for 130 joint research projects in context of climate change

BEIJING: The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) have approved preliminary plans for 130 joint research projects in the context of climate change under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to the official list released by NSFC, 149 proposals were submitted to the two foundations this year in four categories; fossil energy conversion and...

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Pakistan to ensure earliest completion of FATF action plan: Hafeez Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that Pakistan is working to ensure full compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Action Plan at the earliest by increasing the effectiveness of its Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime. “Out of 27 FATF Action Plan items, Pakistan had already addressed 14...

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Ajmal Wazir dismissed as KP chief minister’s information adviser

PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir was removed from his post, a notification from the provincial government confirmed on Saturday. Kamran Khan Bangash has been given the additional charge of the portfolio of Information and Public Relations in addition to his office of special assistant to the chief minister on Local Government, Elections and...

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NAB opens inquiry against PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday said it had initiated a probe against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh for illegally selling government land. The bureau, in its letter to the deputy commissioner Malir, has requested for all records pertaining to the selling of 253 acres of government land illegally along with details of his farmhouse and...

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Uzair Baloch’s aid Habib Jan claims gangster given Rs50mn by PPP In new video shared by Ali Zaidi

KARACHI: A video shared by Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has renewed speculation over the connection between notorious gangster Uzair Baloch and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), with some fresh claims regarding the alleged nexus between the two coming to light. Zaidi a day earlier had tweeted that he would soon release an “explosive video” which would "expose...

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