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Aamir Zulfiqar appointed IG Islamabad Police

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has assumed charge as inspector general of Islamabad Police on Friday, according to a notification issued by the government. The 21 grade officer has replaced former IG Islamabad Police Jan Muhammad after the Supreme Court withdrew its earlier verdict suspending transfer order of IGP Jan Muhammad. The top court on October 29 suspended a notification about removal of the former IGP when it was informed that he was removed on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan. A…

Siraj Durrani becomes caretaker governor Sindh after Zubair’s resignation approved

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday approved resignation of Mohammed Zubair Umar as governor Sindh. Former speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has become caretaker governor of the province, ARY News reported. Muhammad Zubair on July 28 stepped down from his position and sent his resignation to the president. “I have performed my duty under the constitution,” he said.  This development came a day after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is poised to form a government at the centre after…

British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser

AMMAN: At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global. “Lawrence of Abdoun” is a fluffy black-and-white tom who, according to his Twitter feed, reports directly to the Foreign Office’s Palmerston, a cat that delights his 57,000 followers with regular updates from the ministry in Whitehall via @DiploMog. Read More: WATCH: Bizarre cat-like creature with human face found in Malaysia Lawrence,…

Zafar Abdullah likely to be appointed as acting chairman SECP

KARACHI: Zafar Abdullah is likely to be appointed as acting chairman Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), after SECP chairman Zafar Hijazi was remanded on Saturday in the custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for fours days, ARY News reported. Hijazi was arrested for interrogation with regard to his suspected involvement in altering financial record of the Sharif family’s companies after Special Judge Central Tahir Mehmood refused his plea for bail extension in a case pertaining to record…

Marvi appointed to seat of WB’s Advisory Council on Gender, Development

ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon has been appointed to a seat of World Bank's Advisory Council on Gender and Development. Marvi, who is in Washington to attend the Annual Spring Meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund, said the appointment is an honour for her and the country. She gave a briefing about the performance of BISP and urged the World Bank partners to use the National Data Registry compiled by BISP for their development programs. Marvi Memon vowed to…

Maryam Aurengzeb appointed new information, broadcast minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Aurengzeb on the seat of information and broadcast minister after Pervaiz Rasheed was sacked over ‘failing to stop’ the controversial news being termed as national security breach. The parliamentarian Maryam Orangzaib will take oath for the ministry at President House on Tuesday. The oath taking ceremony will be administered by President Mamnoon Hussain. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has decided to appoint Maryam…