Govt gets $279m in spectrum auction

ISLAMABAD: Amid withdrawal of bids by three main players in the telecom sector, Ufone has obtained 9MHz spectrum in 1800-megahertz band for $279 million, allowing the company to improve its quality of service as well as expand penetration in different underserved areas. The Pakistan Telecommu­nication Authority (PTA) on Friday declared Ufone as the sole winner in the auction of additional spectrum 2021. Briefing the media … Continue reading Govt gets $279m in spectrum auction

PDM to boycott joint parliament session on Sept 13

• Alliance ready to hold consultation with all parties for march on Islamabad • Plans to hold grand convention on 26th, public meetings next month • Condemns Swati, Babar for ‘abusing’ ECP, parliament ISLAMABAD: While announcing a second phase of its anti-government campaign, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — an alliance of some opposition parties — decided on Friday to boycott the joint sitting of … Continue reading PDM to boycott joint parliament session on Sept 13

WATCH: Teachers buy car for staffer who walked to work everyday

In a kind move, teachers at a school in the US gifted a car to the custodian of the institution who walked to work everyday. Chris Jackson, a custodian at Unity Grove Elementary School in Henry County, Georgia, couldn’t believe it when his colleagues pitched in to buy him a car. As the faculty and staff were aware he was struggling financially and had to … Continue reading WATCH: Teachers buy car for staffer who walked to work everyday

Terrorist killed, six arrested in South Waziristan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A terrorist was killed and six others were arrested in an operation carried out by the security forces in the South Waziristan area of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the ISPR, the security forces launched an operation in the Sokhel area of South Waziristan and after an exchange of fire, one of the terrorists was gunned down … Continue reading Terrorist killed, six arrested in South Waziristan operation: ISPR

Australia man ties bedsheets together to escape 4th floor hotel quarantine – police

SYDNEY: A man in the Australian city of Perth escaped mandatory quarantine in a hotel by scaling down a rope made of tied-together bedsheets from a fourth-floor window, police said on Tuesday. After arriving in the West Coast city on an interstate flight from Brisbane, the man had his application for entry refused under the state’s tough border entry rules intended to stop the virus … Continue reading Australia man ties bedsheets together to escape 4th floor hotel quarantine – police

Spanish FM calls on COAS General Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Spanish Foreign Minister (FM) Jose Manuel Albares Bueno called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi, ARY News reported on Saturday, quoting Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The meeting discussed the security situation of the region and issued of mutual interests. The current developing situation in Afghanistan and defence cooperation also came under discussion in the meeting between COAS and … Continue reading Spanish FM calls on COAS General Bajwa

US to engage with Taliban when it’s in America’s interest

WASHINGTON: The United States would engage with the Taliban when it’s in America’s interest to do so, although it’s not yet ready to recognise the Taliban government. At a Thursday afternoon’s news briefing, State Department spokesperson Ned Price also said that Pakistan shared concerns of the international community on Afghanistan and wanted to protect the gains of the last 20 years. “There’s a distinction … … Continue reading US to engage with Taliban when it’s in America’s interest

PDM to boycott joint parliament session on 13th

• Alliance ready to hold consultation with all parties for march on Islamabad • Plans to hold grand convention on 26th, public meetings next month • Condemns Swati, Babar for ‘abusing’ ECP, parliament ISLAMABAD: While announcing a second phase of its anti-government campaign, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — an alliance of some opposition parties — decided on Friday to boycott the joint sitting of … Continue reading PDM to boycott joint parliament session on 13th

Pakistan continued to closely follow evolving situation in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said that Pakistan has continued to closely follow the evolving situation in Afghanistan. Pakistan has once again reiterated that all energies must be focused on ensuring lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan through positive engagement with the international community. In his weekly press briefing, the Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said we reaffirm our abiding commitment to a … Continue reading Pakistan continued to closely follow evolving situation in Afghanistan: FO

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reports 628 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths in a day

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported 25 more deaths during the past 24 hours by the novel coronavirus, bringing the province’s overall death toll to 5,225, ARY News reported on Friday. According to the KP health department, 628 more people were diagnosed with the COVID-19 during the same period, raising the tally of such patients in the province to 167,782. 521 more people recuperated from the … Continue reading Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reports 628 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths in a day