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Day: January 6, 2023

Sindh LG elections: ECP reserves verdict on MQM-P’s plea against voter lists

Karachi:The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday reserved its verdict on reservations raised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) over ambiguity in voter lists in Karachi and Hyderabad ahead of the second phase of local government elections. An ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CES) Sikandar Sultan Raja reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of MQM-P and other parties. At the onset of the hearing, the MQM-P lawyer argued that use of old voter lists for LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad was illegal. To which, the chief election commission said the political party had been moving courts in the past over the delimitation issue, adding: “Why do the MQM come up with all the issues at once”. He remarked MQM contested elections in 2018 with the same ...

Youth, Professional’s vital link for future Pak-US relations: Envoy

Islamabad:Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said youth and professionals are shaping up the future of Pak-US relations. He was addressing a welcome ceremony of cohort of 51 Pakistani young under-graduate students who are currently visiting the United States under Global UGRAD Spring 2023 Program to the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC. He said visits of nearly 1000 professionals, government officials, civil society activists, journalists and others to the United States, annually, under different exchange programs are creating strong linkages between the two countries that reinforce contacts at official level. The Ambassador said Pakistan is one of the US government’s largest education exchange programs portfolio globally. He said these programs provide our stud...

Pakistan rejects reports of airstrikes targeting TTP hideouts in Afghanistan

Islamabad:Pakistan on Friday rejected the reports regarding airstrikes targeting TTP hide-outs in Afghanistan and termed it “utterly baseless and malicious”. The Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zehra Baloch issued the statement after Afghan journalists claimed that Pakistani fighter planes targeted the suspected hide-outs of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists in two Afghani provinces, Kunar and Nangarhar. The Afghan journalists also shared fake photos of smoke pillowing out from the mountains in their WhatsApp groups. However, the security officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan have dined the reports of air raids. Furthermore, the TTP militants in Afghanistan also reportedly rejected the claims. An Afghan-based newspaper also claimed that Pakistan targeted militant...

Faisalabad police kill two robbers in shootout

Faisalabad:Two suspected robbers were killed in a crossfire with the police in Tandlianwala area on Friday. A police team signaled four suspects to stop during checking near Chak 615 GB. The suspects opened fire on the policemen. Both sides exchanged fire as a result of which two suspects were killed and two others fled. The deceased were identified as Shahid and Ahsaan who were wanted by the local police for their involvement in several cases. Police seized two motorcycles and illegal weapons from the spot. Police claimed that the motorcycles were snatched from citizens. The dead bodies were shifted for autopsy and a case was registered.  

Pakistan reports 23 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

Lahore:Pakistan has reported no death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases surged to 1,575,911. The nationwide tally of fatalities stood at 30,638 on Friday.Lahore:Pakistan has reported no death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases surged to 1,575,911. The nationwide tally of fatalities stood at 30,638 on Friday. According to the latest figures issued by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 23 people were tested positive for Covid across the country in the past 24 hours. Pakistan has conducted 3,910 tests in the past 24 hours, out of which 23 people were tested positive. The Covid positivity ratio was recorded at 0.59 per cent. According to the latest figures issued by the Na...

Zoom Appoints Cindy Hoots to Board of Directors

Press Release
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced that it has appointed Cindy Hoots, Chief Digital Officer and CIO of AstraZeneca, as an independent director on Zoom’s Board of Directors effective immediately. “Zoom has changed the way companies around the world do business and is ushering in entirely new ways to transact business internationally,” said Hoots. “Global leaders have the responsibility to ensure our ecosystem of employees, partners, customers, and our community can connect and collaborate seamlessly in a sustainably responsible way. I am thrilled to join Zoom’s Board and CEO Eric Yuan, an inspirational leader with a strong vision. I believe this company has an important role in making a meaningful impact on people's li...