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SC asks media not to sensationalize, mis-report 3G/4G auction ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, on the request of Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Friday asked the media persons not to sensationalize and mis-report 3G/4G auction.The three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S.Khawaja, resumed hearing of the case.At the outset of hearing, Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah pointed out that there had been some mis-reporting in the press and there were indeed contradictory reports which were vastly opposite to each other and some were even misleading.He expressed the apprehension that any mis-reporting may have an adverse impact on the auction which is due to be held on April 23."It appears that four bidders who are qualified and will be participating in the auction are market players, familiar with the Pakistani Telecommunication environment," he said and added that these four bidders may, on account of their specialization and sophistication in the industry, not be influenced by such press reports.The ...

Polio eradication campaign to move ahead despite rise in cases PESHAWAR: During the first fifteen weeks of the current year, as many as 47 children were paralyzed with polio as compared to six during the same period in 2013.The major chunk of these cases have come from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, seven and 38 respectively. Duringthe period in 2013, as many as three cases were reported from KPK while no case was reported from FATA during that period.Despite the increasing number of cases, Deputy Director ...
Governor KPK calls on Raja Zafar-ul-Haq ISLAMABAD: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi called on Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq here on Friday.Both the leaders exchanged views on current political situation in the country, according to a press release.Raja Zafar said the country had been put on the way of progress by the PML-N government, with emphasis on prompt development work like addressing energy crisis and promoting education in the country.Leader of the House in Senate ...
JUI-F can rejoin govt after addressing of its apprehensions: Haidari MULTAN: General Secretary Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidari on Friday said JUI-F could rejoin the government after addressing of its apprehensions on certain policy issues.Talking to the media at airport, he said that talks with the Taliban were an apropriate option as use of force could hardly lead to a solution.To a question, the JUI-F Senator said that the party had parted ways due to its apprehensions over certain policy issues.Haidari called ...
LHC takes notice of two criminals' killing during police raid LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Complaint Cell Friday took notice of a press report on administrative side that two alleged outlaws killed during police raid.The cell has directed the district and sessions judge Lahore to look into the matter and submit a detailed report within a week.According to details, CIA Model Town police told that Shahnawaz of Deepalpur was taken into custody in connection with a robbery case in Liaqatabad a few days ago who ...
Rain likely at few places: Met office ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday forecast rain-thunderstorm for isolated places in Kashmir, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Hazara divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours.The synoptic situation says that a westerly wave was present over upper and central parts of the country and likely to prevail during next 24 hours and move over northeast ward thereafter.Mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of Punjab especially plain areas, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan during ...
11 arrested in crackdown MULTAN: Police claimed on Friday to have arrested 11 accused including three proclaimed offenders and recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their possession.According to police, the proclaimed offenders included Ahmad Nawaz, Muhammad Anwar and Bisharat Ali. Police also arrested Shafqat alias Puppu, Muhammad Sabir, Amin and Qaisar Abass with 32 litre liquor and 240 gram opium. Laal Shah, Abdul Qadoos and Muhammad Ijaz were also arrested with one repeater, one revolver, one riffle and 14 ...


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