Militants in India-held Kashmir kill one officer and wounded three paramilitary troops in an assault on a police facility early , police said, Indian forces returned the attack. The militants detonate bombs and fired mechanical assault rifles to gain entry to the district police H.Q. in southern Pulwama area, which also houses family of some officers, director general of police said.“One policeman was killed in the attack, and three CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) soldiers were injured,” Vaid told AFP.“We are evacuating the families from there,” he said. It was not clear how many attackers were inside the compound. Government forces have stepped up counterinsurgency operations since the start of the year and have killed at least 136 separatists, including most of the top commanders of militant groups operating in the the disputed territory. Kashmir has been divided stuck between India and Pakistan since the end of British imposing rule in 1947. Both claim the province in full.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 16-member squad with Sarfraz Ahmed as captain in Lahore The National range Committee for the T20 series beside the World XI side next month, head by Inzamamul Haq, elected the squad for what is creature dub the ‘Independence Cup’.”The players consist of a combination of a fine blend of youth and senior players. Fahim Ashraf, Ruman Raees, and Aamer Yamin make a place in the squad due to their marvelous performance in domestic tournaments, whereas Sohail Khan makes a comeback,” Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq said. “It would be good for the young dramatis persona to get a chance to play on the home position and perform in front of the local audience.”Muhammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Kamran Akmal did not to make it to the squad.The selected players are: Sarfraz Ahmad (Capt) (Wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Baber Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umer Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Amir Yamin, Muhammad Amir, Ruman Raees, Usman Shinwari and Sohail Khan.A host of past Pakistan greats have receive the revisit of top-class cricket to the country with the three-match Twenty20 International series to be played under lights at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 12, 13 and 15 September.
LAHORE: The Punjab government extended the stay of Rangers in the province for another two months. Five companies of Rangers were deploying during Punjab this year to lend a hand the Counter-Terrorism Department hunt terrorists. They said the Rangers would continue conducting intelligence base operation in league with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) all over the province. Regular police were also offered for supplementary support. Majority of the Rangers are deployed in the bordering Attock and Rajanpur districts to stop terrorists’ entry into Punjab. They have been conduct intelligence base operation in league with CTD all over the county since their deployment. Rangers have been given power of police officer under Section 5 of the Anti-Terrorism Act. They are authorized to have bags registered like the CTD officers, also having a legal cover for all other actions during and after operations.
LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has called for waving goodbye to the US aid in the wake of “exaggerated statements being made about the so-called financial help both at local and international levels.”“ It is time for Pakistan to civilly along with gratefully close the chapter on the US assistance so that the bilateral relationship can be freed from the shadow of cyclical scornful taunts,” said the chief minister who claim that Pakistanis had rendered- enough sacrifice for achieve the shared objectives of terror-free and peaceful world. They also demand that the foreign parson cancel his projected US visit, and that India-Afghan transit trade must be closed.. He said it’s time Islamabad closed the distance of the US aid by courteously saying “thank you. he said. “That’s the only way the nation can avert such jibes,”
The Edwardes College professor was known for in performance character actor role attired in western dress in Pashto dramas Prof Qamar was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and admitted to the North West Teaching Hospital in Peshawar where he passed away.Prof Qatar started his teaching occupation at the Edwardes College in 1964 after completing his masters’ degree in English literature from the University of Peshawar.He tired 41 years coaching in the college. He also taught at the Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, for some time. During his teaching years at the Edwards College, he also worked in the state-run PTV, the then only TV channel, and performed usually character actor role attired in western dresses in Pashto drama. Though he had a excitement for acting, his old students commit to recall him for his literary excellence. Prof Old students of the Edwards College had a great praise and reverence for the dear teacher who departed.“Death of Prof Ziaul Qamar is end of an era of academic, social, and civilizing life in Peshawar. Will be missed by many people. Rest in Peace!” tweeted officer Afrasiab Khattak. Prof Qamar is survive by an elderly wife and two daughters.
KARACHI : Cementing its standing as the customers’ first preference, Pakistan’s leading banking institution, Bank Alfalah has been recognized for its innovative cards services at the 12th Annual Consumer Choice Awards held by the Consumer Association of Pakistan. Bank Alfalah won awards in the categories ‘Best Credit & Debit Cards Proposition’ and ‘Best Product in Category of Innovation’ for Ultra Cashback Card.
The awards ceremony was held at the Governor House, Sindh, and was presided over by the Governor Sindh, Muhammad Zubair. Mr. Khurram Hussain, Group Head Retail Central & North and Consumer Banking received the awards on behalf of Bank Alfalah. Sharing his thoughts on the awards, he said: “We are very proud to be awarded by the Consumer Association of Pakistan in these categories. It is an acknowledgement of Bank Alfalah’s efforts towards providing first-class services to its customers, through innovative and efficient solutions.”
The Consumer Choice Awards are an initiative of the Consumer Association of Pakistan, a non-governmental, non-profit organization to promote sustainable retail businesses in Pakistan. It works as a strategic partner of the State Bank of Pakistan on financial consumer protection. Nominations for the awards are obtained in several business categories and reviewed for finalization through a comprehensive and objective survey conducted by volunteers.
Bank Alfalah has won the main award for the fourth year in a row, further strengthening its commitment to its customers by providing the best and most innovative financial solutions in the country.
KARACHI: Sellers left from the coins market on Thursday and the dollar inched up by 10 to 20 paisa, heads of replace companies. Some of them claimed this was a reaction to President Donald Trump’s recent account on Pakistan.“The dollar was in surplus on the first day following the threat from the United States. We deposited additional $3 million in the interbank market,” said Malik Bostan, President of the Forex organization of Pakistan. However, no surplus was available on Thursday to dump in banks. Exchange companies have to deposit 10 per cent of remittances as well as spare dollars in banks. Currency dealers were anxious over the harsh tone adopted by the collective States, even though the market remains largely calm with a slight change in the swap over rate.
KARACHI: President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Shamim Ahmed Firpo has requested Sindh Minister for Education & Literacy Jam Mehtab Dahar to take strict notice of the looting being carried out by most of the private schools, who have substantially raised school tuition fee by around 10 to 16 percent, making it almost impossible for the lower middle class and middle class segments of the society to meet their kids’ schooling expenditures.
In a statement issued, President KCCI said that a delegation of perturbed parents visited the Karachi Chamber to complain about the massive looting being carried out by private schools, responsible for exorbitantly raising the school fee as per their desire against the honorable Sindh High Court’s decision which allows 5 percent increase.
While requesting KCCI to convince the authorities to take stern action against such schools, the parents said that exorbitant fee hike by schools has gone beyond their affordability, forcing them to discontinue the education of their children.
They said that parents recently staged a demonstration to strongly condemn the rise in school fee by private schools but to no avail as no action has been taken so far which was the basic reason why they felt it necessary to knock KCCI’s doors for assistance.
President KCCI Shamim Ahmed Firpo, after listening to the grievances being faced by perturbed parents in the ongoing era of inflation, said that the unprecedented annual increase in tuition fee was a sheer violation of the court’s order that prohibits raise in tuition fee by more than five percent.
He mentioned that last year in October, the Sindh High Court, while rejecting the petition of city’s private schools for increasing their fee by more than five per cent, directed Sindh Education Department to enforce the restricted increase in fee and submit quarterly audited accounts report of the private schools in the court.
Shamim Firpo stated that Karachi city was well-known for being a city of Educated People but it appears that these private schools want to transform this city from an educated to illiterate city. “In the ongoing era of inflation, parents are striving really hard to get their kids educated in better schools but if the situation goes on like this, it will be impossible for parents to send kids to such expensive schools where imparting education has become a lucrative business”, he opined.
He cautioned that a new trend has emerged nowadays which is really disturbing as parents were preferring to only send boys to a better school whereas the girls are being sent to inexpensive schools where quality of education was really pathetic. “In some cases, girls are even disallowed to go to schools as their parents are unable to afford the schooling expenditures of three to four kids which is really worrisome as it promotes gender discrimination”, he added.
Shamim Firpo said that the future generations are going to face a lot of tough time if situation goes on like this therefore, the Sindh government must act sensibly and issue strict directives to private schools to refrain from substantially raising the school fee. “I am not saying that the private schools should never raise school fee. They have the right to increase school fee in order to maintain the schooling standards but it should only be raised by 5 percent in compliance with the court order”, he added.
“Sindh government must ensure that our kids get high-quality education at an affordable fee which is in the larger interest of the country. Karachi Chamber strongly believes that only an educated Pakistan will be able to move forward otherwise, we will be left way behind and the country will continue to face crises”, opined KCCI President.
Karachi:7th Sky Entertainment, one of the largest independent production house’s in Pakistan spearheaded by Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi, has finished shoot of its signature telefilm ‘Dino ki Dulhaniya’
The ensemble cast of the telefilm includes Sana Javed & Feroz Khan in lead roles along with Shamim Hilali.
The telefilm marks veteran film and television director Mehreen Jabbar’s, return to the small screen after her critically acclaimed film Dobara Phir Se.
After collaborating together for the magnum opus Khaani and rom-com Romeo Weds Heer, this is the third time Khan & Javed will be seen together as leads.
Penned by notable humour writer Dr. Muhammad Younis Butt, who has also written Hum Sab Ajeeb Se Hain, this telefilm is expected to be one of its kind.
The telefilm will be airing on your favourite TV channel soon.