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Monsoon spell: PM directs provinces, NDMA to take precautionary measures

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and all provincial governments to take immediate precautionary measures in view of the ongoing pre-monsoon spell. The prime minister said that adequate emergency preparedness measures should be ensured throughout the country so as to contain any potential damage to the minimum. He also directed to keep the residents of vulnerable areas informed regarding emergency procedures and ensure timely evacuations, wherever…

US govt starts quizzing foreign travelers about social media accounts

WASHINGTON: Foreigners travelling to the United States now must be prepared to elucidate information about their social media to the security officials. Such queries will be asked from foreigners under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to scrutinize their social media info like Facebook, Twitter and more in a move to spot security related threats, reported the CBS News. In June, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed adding an optional question to travel authorization applications. It asked applicants to…