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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

 

Election Tribunals Disqualify Former PM Abbasi, Sindh PPP President Khuhro, PTI Spokesperson Fawad

JUN 27, 2018: The Election Tribunal has rejected nomination papers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh President Nisar Khuhro for concealing 166 acres of land, and not declaring a wife and daughter. The nomination papers of Khuhro were rejected from PS-11 Larkana 2 for forging and concealing information. Khurhro, in his nomination papers, had declared two wives instead of three and four children. The PPP Sindh president was disqualified for contesting elections for concealing 166 acres of land, a wife and a daughter. Meanwhile, Nisar Khuhro has said that heRead More


National Security Adviser Janjua Resigns; Former Defense Secretary Lodhi Joins Caretaker Cabinet

JUN 27, 2018: National Security Adviser retired Lt Gen Nasser Janjua resigned from the post on Wednesday. A notification issued by the Cabinet Division confirmed his departure saying Janjua’s resignation was accepted by Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk. A statement released by Janjua’s office stated that his resignation “is to morally coincide and principally support the process of democracy upon completion of the tenure of the previous government”. Lt Gen (r) Janjua, who had replaced Sartaj Aziz on Oct 23, 2015, was accorded the status of minister of state. HisRead More


NAB To Use Interpol To Bring Back Former Ehtesab Chief Saifur Rehman

JUN 27, 2018 (BE2C2): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to bring back to Pakistan Saifur Rehman, a close confidant of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former chief of the now defunct Ehtesab Bureau, through Interpol. Back in July 2012, the Interior Ministry had written a letter to the Qatar government, seeking extradition of Rehman. The Dawn had reported then that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had issued red warrants for Mr Rehman after he claimed he possessed evidence of President Asif Ali Zardari’s Swiss accounts and GenRead More


Facebook Abandons Plans to Build Its Own Internet Drones

JUN 27, 2018 (BE2C2): Facebook announced it would be scrapping plans to develop its own flying Internet drones, an initiative that started four years ago. In a Tuesday blog post, the social network said work on Project Aquila, which was intended to bring Internet access to remote parts of the world by using gigantic drones running on solar power, would come to an end. Facebook said it had two successful full-scale test flights during the years spent working on the project and noted the initiative took lots of “trial andRead More


“Oil Is Now Front And Center Of Conflict In Libya”

Libyan oil production has been hampered by conflicts stemming from civil war that erupted in the wake of Arab Spring movements JUN 27, 2018 (BE2C2): Libya’s National Oil Corp. said it rejected a move by the Libyan National Army to move on exports from the Gulf of Sirte. The move followed militant raids on oil storage depots in the east of the country earlier this month that sidelined production from the member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. “The Libyan army lacks authority to take control over oil exports”,Read More


End Of The Road For Expat Drivers, With Emergence Of ‘New Normal’ In Saudi Arabia

JUN 26, 2018 (BE2C2): The recruitment of foreign drivers in Saudi Arabia will decrease by 50 percent over the next 10 years due to the new law allowing women to drive, according to some experts. The ban was lifted on June 24 — the world’s only ban on women driving. It’s part of a series of reform that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been pushing to restructure the socio-economic ecosystem of the country. Increasing household income and re-calibrating the spending of disposal income of an average SaudiRead More