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PM Imran forms three-member committee to probe horse-trading video scam
Pakistan

PM Imran forms three-member committee to probe horse-trading video scam

  • A video showing lawmakers allegedly receiving money for voting for the PPP candidates in the 2018 Senate polls whipped up a storm on Tuesday.
  • The three-member committee will feature Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and Adviser to the PM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 08:46pm
Microsoft tried to buy Pinterest
Technology

Microsoft tried to buy Pinterest

  • Microsoft approached Pinterest in recent months in an attempt to acquire the $51 billion social media company.
  • Although, the talks are currently not active, if successful, this could have been Microsoft's biggest deal to date.
Published 11 Feb, 2021 05:15pm
Trump's Twitter ban to remain permanent, even if he is re-elected: Twitter CFO
World

Trump's Twitter ban to remain permanent, even if he is re-elected: Twitter CFO

  • Former President Donald Trump's Twitter ban will remain permanent, even if he is re-elected to office - according a senior executive from the social media company.
  • This news came as Trump's impeachment trial was taking place in the Senate, on charges that he incited an insurrection with his inflammatory exhortations at a rally in Washington, immediately prior to the breach of the Capitol Building by an aggravated mob on the 6th of January.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 05:04pm
Pakistani startup Safepay bags funding from Stripe
Pakistan

Pakistani startup Safepay bags funding from Stripe

  • Ziyad Parekh and Raza Naqvi founded the startup in 2019, which became the first fintech company to have graduated from the Y Combinator in the 2020 batch.
  • “We feel well-positioned with the right partners backing us to help build on the increasing volume of digital payments as well as work with other Pakistani fintechs to further our vision," says Parekh.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 03:54pm
Sindh to recruit 37000 new teachers: Saeed Ghani
Pakistan

Sindh to recruit 37000 new teachers: Saeed Ghani

  • “Sindh Cabinet has approved the recruitment policy to hire around 37000 teachers through IBA Sukkur,” says Saeed Ghani.
  • 37,000 teachers will be recruited over a period of three years in three phases.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 03:24pm
PM Khan's 'number one' goal in the region is peace with everybody: SAPM Dr. Moeed Yusuf
World

PM Khan's 'number one' goal in the region is peace with everybody: SAPM Dr. Moeed Yusuf

  • In a recent interview, Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, stated that the government's primary goal is to ensure that there is peace in the region.
  • Yusuf articulated that "Prime Minister's number one goal for the region is peace with everybody", adding that Pakistan's goal of attaining economic security is not possible without peace in the region.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 02:48pm
Shafqat Mehmood clarifies confusion over SNC
Pakistan

Shafqat Mehmood clarifies confusion over SNC

  • Schools are free to teach any additional material or even additional subjects," says the Minister.
  • The single national curriculum is set to be implemented across the country from the next academic year, due to begin in August 2021.
Published 10 Feb, 2021 09:00pm
PPP to support PML-N candidate in NA-75 by-polls
Pakistan

PPP to support PML-N candidate in NA-75 by-polls

  • The announcement was made by the PML-N leader Attahullah Tarar during a corner meeting held in connection with the by-poll in Daska.
  • The by-elections on two Punjab seats, NA-75 (Sialkot) and PP-51 (Gujranwala), are scheduled to be held on February 19.
Published 10 Feb, 2021 08:36pm
U.S State Department "welcomes" resumption of internet services in Occupied Kashmir
World

U.S State Department "welcomes" resumption of internet services in Occupied Kashmir

  • The U.S State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs welcomed the resumption of 4G internet services in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which was in a blackout since the past 550 days.
  • While the international community has rejoiced over the news of an end to the government-mandated shutdown, research has shown the extent of economic damage to the semi-autonomous state caused by the blackout.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 08:49pm
All sectors contributed in Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19: CJCSC
Pakistan

All sectors contributed in Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19: CJCSC

  • The national seminar was organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA) at National Defence University (NDU).
  • “The recommendations and suggestions given during the seminar will also help in improving national strategy against the pandemic,” Nadeem Raza said.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 09:21pm
Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts
World

Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts

  • Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its personnel in India, after the company's refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove accounts connected to the escalating farmers protests.
  • Last week, the Indian government threatened Twitter employees in India with fines and up to seven years’ jail time if the company did not comply with their demands for the removal of certain accounts alleged to be spreading “misinformation”.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 04:19pm
Fake degree scam: SHC grants post-arrest bail to PIA pilot
Pakistan

Fake degree scam: SHC grants post-arrest bail to PIA pilot

  • Iqbal’s legal representative stated before the court that his client was sacked from service by PIA and arrested on charges of having obtained the job on a bogus degree.
  • The counsel pleaded with the bench to grant his client post-arrest bail and order his release.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 02:53pm