Russia, Iran tried to target 2020 US election: US agencies

Russia and Iran targeted election infrastructure during the 2020 US vote but did not compromise any of the results, the departments of Homeland Security and Justice said Tuesday. “Broad Russian and Iranian campaigns targeting multiple critical infrastructure sectors did compromise the security of several networks that managed some election functions,” the government agencies said in… Continue reading Russia, Iran tried to target 2020 US election: US agencies

PM Imran Khan expands Pakistan’s national security with new additions

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said it was time for Pakistan to get a stronghold of national security by expanding its domain inclusive of climate change, economic stability and food security, besides focusing on military strength. Addressing at the launch of the first annual Islamabad Security Dialogue themed ‘Together for Ideas’, the Prime Minister… Continue reading PM Imran Khan expands Pakistan’s national security with new additions

Ample sports strengthen youth’s mental and physical ability, Isphanyar Bhandara

Chief Executive Murree Brewery Company Mr. Isphanyar Bhandara says that sports help in developing the mental and physical abilities of the youth. This builds their character along with improving patience and courage in their personalities, because self-confidence in a person can play an important role in the country’s development. He added that the players are… Continue reading Ample sports strengthen youth’s mental and physical ability, Isphanyar Bhandara

Long March postponed as deep fissures in PDM exposed

Simmering differences in the unnatural eleven-party alliance – PDM on Tuesday erupted, leading to the postponement of the much-touted long march against the government and exposed the deep fissures running underneath. A six-hour-long meeting of the alliance at the PML-N Secretariat concluded after its failure to agree on the decision of tendering resignations from the… Continue reading Long March postponed as deep fissures in PDM exposed

France provides 65 Million Euros soft loan for the BRT Red Line in Karachi

On March 15, 2021, 2020, Mr. Noor Ahmed, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), H.E. Mr Marc Barety, Ambassador of France, and Mr. Philippe Steinmetz, Country Director of the French Agency for Development (AFD), signed the Credit Financing Agreement worth Euros 65 million to co-finance with ADB, AIIB and Green Climate Fund (GCF). Subsequent Project… Continue reading France provides 65 Million Euros soft loan for the BRT Red Line in Karachi

10 questions if FATF is biased against Pakistan

The decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to keep Pakistan in its grey list till June 2021 despite the fact that it addressed 24 out of 27 action items has raised serious questions over the approach of global terror-financing and money-laundering watchdog. Ignoring to include India and Afghanistan in its list even with… Continue reading 10 questions if FATF is biased against Pakistan

Taliban agrees to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow

Senior members of the Taliban will attend talks with the Kabul government in Moscow this week to discuss the future of war-ravaged Afghanistan, the insurgent group said Monday. The two sides are due to meet at Russia’s invitation ahead of a May deadline for US President Joe Biden to decide whether to end the two-decade… Continue reading Taliban agrees to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow

NATO chief expresses ‘serious concerns’ over Turkey’s new alliance

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday he has “serious concerns” over actions by member state Turkey but insisted the alliance was an important platform for resolving disputes involving Ankara. “I have expressed my serious concerns and we all know there are serious differences and some issues, ranging from the eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish decision… Continue reading NATO chief expresses ‘serious concerns’ over Turkey’s new alliance

China’s military modernisation poses Taiwan threat, say US officials

China’s accelerated military modernisation poses a clear and growing threat to Taiwan, and US intervention might only risk intensifying pressure from Beijing, US defence officials say. Washington’s top US military officer in Asia-Pacific Admiral Philip Davidson made waves last week by warning that Beijing could seek to invade Taiwan within six years. And as Pentagon… Continue reading China’s military modernisation poses Taiwan threat, say US officials

FBR’s Track & Trace system crucial to check mass tax evasion: PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday terming FBR’s automated Track & Trace system crucial to check mass tax evasion directed the Law Minister to work on getting vacated the stay order by the Sindh High Court. Chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet here, the Prime Minister asked Barrister Farogh Naseem to “convince the Sindh… Continue reading FBR’s Track & Trace system crucial to check mass tax evasion: PM Khan