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WhatsApp Says Privacy Update Won’t Impact One-on-One Communication

ISLAMABAD: Whatsapp has clarified on the recent controversies about the new privacy policy. In light of the privacy concerns surrounding WhatsApp’s new terms and conditions, the company issued a statement on 8 January stating that the update “does not change WhatsApp’s data-sharing practices with Facebook”. In a bid to allay user fears, WhatsApp added in its statement […]

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Overloaded trucks further damaging roads & bridges

BOONI: Overloaded trucks transporting wheat and other goods to Upper Chitral are damaging the already dilapidated roads and bridges. Tehreek Huqooq-e-Awam leader and social activist Pervez Lal told Chitral Post that there was no system to check the load of trucks in Chitral. The roads and bridges across Chitral are in poor conditions due to lack of […]

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Rs 150 million grant approved for religious minorities in KP

(Web Desk) PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has approved a grant of Rs150 million for the welfare of religious minorities. The funds will be released by the KP Department of Minority Affairs will provide grants to minorities’ youth, widows and physically challenged persons to start small businesses, said a press statement. Special Assistant to the […]

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First Pakistani project wins World Habitat Award 2020

ISLAMABAD: A project that combines satellite images, mapping technologies and the local knowledge of villagers to help build climate-proof settlements in disaster-prone areas of Pakistan won an international award on Thursday. More than one million people have benefited from the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan project, which was a gold prize winner at the […]

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Covid positivity ratio climbs back to 7.5%

ISLAMABAD: The country’s corona virus positivity ratio again climbed to 7.59pc on Saturday, with the highest positivity ratio observed in Abbotabad at 17.57pc, according to the data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The ratio had decreased to around 7.2pc earlier. After Abbotabad, the second highest positivity ratio was observed in Rawalpindi […]

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K-P moves to regulate water sources

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday passed a bill to regulate the use of water resources in the province after accommodating some amendments from the opposition benches. As the house reconvened, the treasury benches tabled the bill to form a commission to regulate water reservoirs in the province. After the gubernatorial nod, the law requires […]

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K-P promotes 1.425m students to next grades

PESHAWAR: The provincial education department has promoted over 1.425 million students of matriculation and intermediate to next grades. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) made the announcement after the Federal Ministry of Education ordered cancelation of matriculation and intermediate exams in the country. However, administrations of the eight examination boards in the province are […]

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Government to introduce civil service reforms at large, Ishrat Hussain

ISLAMABAD: Government’s top adviser on civil service reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain unveils the variety of changes being made in the country’s bureaucratic structures and systems from civil servants’ induction, recruitment, training, performance, promotion, compensation and retirement to institution building, devolution, accountability and service delivery. Dr Hussain shared with media details of the Imran Khan government’s […]