Web Desk ::Three glorious years of Operation Raddul Fasaad have been completed on Saturday, tweeted Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR)
“Gains of 2 decades of WOT shall be consolidated to achieve enduring peace and stability both for Pak & the region. Army is aware and capable of thwarting all threats to security / sovereignty of Pakistan irrespective of the cost ”COAS. (3/3)
…backed by the entire Nation, achieved unparalleled success at a monumental cost paid in men & material. Tribute to our martyrs, our real heroes, our pride. We also salute our resilient nation in defeating extremists’ ideology & for unflinching support to the AFs. (2/3)
Web Desk ::President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for creating spirit of gardening among people particularly youth as the government’s Billion Tree Tsunami programme would benefit next generation.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of 69th Flower Show in Karachi, he said a tree is a natural factory absorbing carbon dioxide gas and producing oxygen gas which is vital for human life.
The President said there is also need for creating awareness among the youth about the importance of cleanliness in and around their houses.
On the occasion, Horticulture Society of Pakistan President Faheem Siddiqui thanked the President for gracing the show.
He said the society intends to organize the next flower show at international level. He also sought the government’s support in this connection.Saplings were also distributed among the people free of cost in the flower show.
Web Desk ::Microsoft has officially launched it’s first consolidated Office app for Android users. Earlier, the app was made available for the Office Insiders only. The preview period began in November, where just a small groups of users were provided access to the application. Nearly 3 months later, the application is now available for free on the Play Store.
Besides allowing one to read and edit the documents, this new app by Microsoft allows one to take down notes that could be synced with the Windows 10 Sticky Notes application, read and signs PDFs, scan the text from images, transfer files to the closer in proximity devices and computers and scam images using one’s smartphone camera. Hence, the users would no more be needing any 3rd party scanning or notepad apps.
It could not be said with clarity that whether Microsoft intends to replace the present dedicated Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on Android or if this consolidated app would exist side by side with the earlier launched apps.
Besides this, there is no news whether the app would be launching for iOS users in the near future. Furthermore, the application does not work properly on tablets at the moment. Microsoft still needs to comment on it.
Web Desk ::On Tuesday, the SC was told that the TAPI Gas Pipeline project would reach completion by 2023. A 3-member bench of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Mushir Alam and a comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, heard the case of the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC).
During the care proceedings, the apex court expressed frustration over the lack of assistance by the Finance Division and other departments.Justice Mansoor Ali Shah asked what was the entire cost of the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline venture.
The additional secretary finance said that this far Rs.33 billion had been spent on the project. He also added that the North-South project would cost a total of Rs.405 billion.He said that Pakistan would be spending nearly Rs.20 billion initially on the North-South project.Justice Mushir Alam said that if the projects were finished on time, these should reach completion within the budget, and added that this was tax money and delay would be doubling the cost.
Justice Mushir Alam said that no department was helping the court over the matter as a statement of each officer was different from another.He added that the Interstate Gas had mentioned that the amount was not being transferred while the Finance Ministry had mentioned that funds would be transferred on request.
He indicated that this was the situation of the national projects and added that there seemed to be no end to these ventures.The attorney general asked the court to grant some time as he would be reviewing all the matters. The TAPI project would reach completion by 2023, he further mentioned.