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Build 2019 is packed with big potential to learn, create and have fun

Build 2019 is packed with big potential to learn, create and have fun

Microsoft Build is our premier developer conference, providing access to cutting-edge technology, the ability to collaborate with peers, and an open door to fresh perspectives. Our goals are to foster community and transparently share our developer roadmap and monetization strategy — which we believe leads to even better collaboration and innovation. While it maintains its roots of being produced by developers for developers, this year’s event is focused on empowering developers of all kind
PCB Won’t Lodge Complaint With ICC Over Recent Ball Tampering Incident

PCB Won’t Lodge Complaint With ICC Over Recent Ball Tampering Incident

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its management has decided to not to lodge a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) despite video evidence against England bowler Liam Plunkett. The ICC gave its verdict cleared Plunkett almost immediately after the conclusion of the 2nd ODI. The decision caused an outrage, especially on the social media. A three-second video clip showed Plunkett rubbing his fingernails across the ball, which left huge imprints on it. The condition o
Utility Stores Will Now Be Open for 12 Hours in Ramadan

Utility Stores Will Now Be Open for 12 Hours in Ramadan

Following the uninterrupted supplies of commodities, the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has increased the working hours for the stores across the country. In a statement released on Tuesday, the USC spokesperson said that they are extending the timings of all the Utility Stores. He said the working hours of the stores situated in supermarkets and smaller markets have been increased by two hours to 12 hours. “The Utility Stores in supermarkets will remain open from 10 am to 10 pm
KP Govt. to Set Up Pakistan’s First Ever Meat-Testing Lab

KP Govt. to Set Up Pakistan’s First Ever Meat-Testing Lab

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to set up Pakistan’s first-ever meat-testing laboratory in Peshawar. The lab is expected to be completed by next year. The provincial government has completed the initial draft of the state-of-the-art laboratory, with an estimated cost of Rs. 15 million. The formation of a meat-testing laboratory is the need of the hour, as the sale of substandard or dead animal meat is widespread in Pakistan. The practice is prevalent because there ar
E-Challan System is Coming to Islamabad Next Week

E-Challan System is Coming to Islamabad Next Week

The ever-growing traffic on the roads around the country has been an issue as there are not enough police officers to effectively perform their duties. A lot of offenders would get away with the violations or worse, pay a small bribe to prevent from going through the whole hassle of paying the fine. In a push for more digital inclusion in the country, the safe city projects especially the digital ticketing system are playing a big role. Following the successful execution of the e-chall
Security Audits Ordered for Hotels in Islamabad

Security Audits Ordered for Hotels in Islamabad

Deputy Inspector General (Operations) Islamabad Police, Waqaruddin Syed, has ordered a security audit of all the hotels in the capital city, especially the five-star hotels. The orders have come amid a terrorist attack on Pearl Continental (PC) in Gwadar. The audit has been ordered to identify the loopholes and locate ways to improve the security of the hotels to prevent any untoward incident. Apart from identifying the shortcomings, the audit will assist the police in the preparation
US is Not Imposing Visa Restrictions on Pakistan: Foreign Minister

US is Not Imposing Visa Restrictions on Pakistan: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has rubbished media reports about the United States imposing visa sanctions on Pakistan. While briefing the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs today, the minister said, He apprised the committee that the US has apprehended more than 70 illegal immigrants and wants to send them back to Pakistan. He informed the Lower House that the deportees would return to Pakistan tomorrow via a special charter plane. The minis
HEC’s Slow Degree Verification is Causing Problems in Karachi

HEC’s Slow Degree Verification is Causing Problems in Karachi

The administrative crisis in the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) Karachi office has put students’ academic careers on the line. The standard process for degree verification at any HEC office takes 5 to 7 working days, but Karachi’s regional office is taking as many as 25 days, and in some cases, even longer than a month. The delay has left many students in an awful situation as they require their documents attested and verified for admissions in foreign universities and the deadlin
TV Channel TEN Sports 2 is Officially Launching in Pakistan

TV Channel TEN Sports 2 is Officially Launching in Pakistan

Here comes good news for sports, especially football enthusiasts of the country, as the Ten Sports 2 is going to be launched in the country very soon. The media regulator, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), has awarded Landing Right Permission to M/s Tower Sports (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi to broadcast the sports channel in Pakistan. The decision was taken at a meeting held at PEMRA headquarters in Islamabad. The meeting was presided over by Chairman Pemra Muhammad Saleem

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Pakistan is Set to Receive $6 Billion Bailout Package from UAE

Pakistan is Set to Receive $6 Billion Bailout Package from UAE

With the announcement of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development last week, that it will deposit $3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan, the details of the package the country is expected to receive from the United Arab Emirates are emerging. They said that besides the amount, the brotherly country will deposit in the central bank to shore up Pakistan’s forex reserves, the UAE will also extend oil facility on deferred payment. Last week, the UAE announced to deposit $3 billion (equivalen

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Ali Tareen’s Twitter Poll Suggests Sixth Team Will be Called Multan Malangs

Ali Tareen’s Twitter Poll Suggests Sixth Team Will be Called Multan Malangs

After winning the franchise rights for the sixth Pakistan Super League (PSL) team, Ali Tareen is in the process to find out a suitable name for it. Recently, the young politician and son of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen, has asked the cricket lovers and fans to propose a name for the team and get a chance to fly to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to follow and watch the PSL 4 live. Tareen disclosed in a talk show, Cricingif, hosted by sports journalist Zainab Abbas that they are

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These Are The Latest Stats for PM’s Citizen Portal App

These Are The Latest Stats for PM’s Citizen Portal App

The initiative by Prime Minister Imran Khan of launching a citizen portal app, where people can reach the government directly and convey their grievances, has been lauded by the general public. The app, launched on Oct. 29, aimed at bridging the gap between the government and the public. It was also to enable the government to understand the performance of ministries and departments. The statistics show that people have used this app a lot and used it as a way to reach out to the PM di

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Nawaz Sharif Jailed in Al-Azizia Case, Acquitted in Flagship Reference

Nawaz Sharif Jailed in Al-Azizia Case, Acquitted in Flagship Reference

Islamabad’s Accountability Court-II, on Monday, sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia reference case. However, the court acquitted the former Prime Minister in the Flagship Investment reference. The accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik pronounced the verdict which had been reserved on the 19th of this month. Nawaz Sharif will also be bound to pay Rs. 25 million while serving out his seven-year sentence. After pronouncing t

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Waiting until the last minute to shop for the holidays? You’re not alone, and Microsoft Store has you covered

Waiting until the last minute to shop for the holidays? You’re not alone, and Microsoft Store has you covered

For some, holiday gift giving is an exercise in ingenuity, and shoppers become even more resourceful as the countdown winds down. Microsoft Store conducted an online survey* with U.S. shoppers who self-identify as last-minute gifters. They shared why they procrastinate when it comes to purchasing gifts. The survey revealed that the majority of last-minute gift shopping is done in two weeks or less, with 25 percent taking place in two days or less – and 37 percent feel stressed about it. If

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Pakistan’s Plans to Extract Shale Gas & Oil Might End Up in Disaster

Pakistan’s Plans to Extract Shale Gas & Oil Might End Up in Disaster

Pakistan is getting ready to form a policy for tapping into the massive shale oil and gas reserves found after a recently concluded study in partnership with USAID. It found that the lower and middle Indus basin, which covers Sindh, southern Punjab, and East Balochistan, is home to 10,159 trillion cubic feet shale gas and 2.3 trillion barrels of shale oil. Out of these reserves, 95 trillion cubic feet of shale gas and 14 billion barrels of shale oil are recoverable. Considering the fac

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