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Mobile App launched to extend emergency help to fishermen in sea

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has launched a new mobile application to extend help to the fishermen facing emergency situation anywhere within Pakistan’s territorial waters. Titled “Assistance, Anytime, Anywhere at Sea (AAAS)” the online app to facilitate maritime communities within Pakistan’s territorial waters. The fishermen support mobile application was launched in a ceremony at the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) headquarters here. The application is available in English, Urdu,…

‘Pakistan’s development assistance to Afghanistan reaches US$ 1 billion’

BEIJING: Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid said that Pakistan’s development assistance to Afghanistan has reached US$1 billion and the country’s development assistance is geared towards investment in infrastructure, education, health, agriculture and capacity building of Afghan professionals. Pakistan has made singular contribution in education by extending 6,000 fully funded scholarships to Afghan students while 100 seats have been reserved for women annually, he said in an exclusive interview with a Chinese…

Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN

DHAKA: Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said there were "immense" challenges after visiting the overflowing camps around Cox's Bazar in southern Bangladesh. "I was struck by the incredible magnitude of their needs. They need everything -- they need food, they need clean water, they need shelter, they need proper health care,"…

No decision made on consular access to Altaf: UK

LONDON: The British Government officials today said that no decision had yet been made to allow consular assistance to MQM chief Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported. The UK government has, however, confirmed receiving letter from Pakistan High Commission in London for allowing consular assistance to MQM founding leader Altaf Hussain. Sources informed that Mr. Hussain might also be kept in hospital today. Mr. Hussain was detained by London Metropolitan Police over money-laundering charges from his residence in northwest…