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State Bank of Pakistan advises not to share personal details on calls

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised people not to share personal information like Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) number, bank account number and password on fake calls from individuals impersonating as officials of the central bank. The bank has advised public to inform such incident to law enforcement agencies and approach their banks immediately in case of any loss arising because of leakage of personal information. "It has been noticed that time and again fraudsters make phone calls to…

Report on helpline if someone calls on behalf of armed forces: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: In a public awareness message, spokesperson of the armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday asked people to report on their emergency helpline if any call is made to you on behalf of the Pakistan Army. "There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials. The impersonators try to seek personal details like CNICs, bank accounts etc on the pretext of census verification…

Afghan president calls army chief, confirms killing of Fazlullah in Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: President Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani on Friday called Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and shared news about killing of Mullah Fazlullah (MFU) in a drone strike in Kunar province of Afghanistan. Director General Inter Services Public Relations reported this saying that MFU was hiding there since 2009 and he masterminded scores of terrorist attacks against Pakistan including the tragic incident of Army Public School (APS) massacre. Read More: Afghanistan confirms death of Mullah Fazlullah in drone…

Ranveer Singh calls Deepika queen of Bollywood

Since the release of RamLeela, this onscreen couple has been rumored to be lovers in real life. Speculations and unconfirmed reports have been doing the rounds that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are going to tie the knot by the end of this year. There has been a flurry of excitement, as Deepika was spotted jewelry shopping with her mother and sister, and that both’s parents have reportedly shortlisted dates for their wedding as well, to be held in Switzerland.  Both prefer not to answer questions about their…

Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them

RIYADH: The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said. All online voice and video call services - such as Microsoft’s Skype, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger, and Rakuten’s Viber - that satisfy regulatory requirements were set to become accessible overnight. However, on Thursday morning, Viber appeared to remain blocked inside the kingdom, and WhatsApp worked only when connected to a wireless network. Adel Abu…

Apple to launch watches that can make calls: Bloomberg

Apple plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the new models for the Apple Watch will be equipped with LTE chips and be able to perform many tasks without needing an iPhone to be in range, the Bloomberg report said. bloom.bg/2ff0K5P Currently, watches needs to be connected to an iPhone to send messages, get directions from maps and stream music. Apple discontinues iPod…

Trump talks North Korea threat in calls with China, Japan leaders

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.: The threat posed by North Korea was a key topic in phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan, along with trade issues, the White House said on Sunday. Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of expected meetings with the leaders of Asia's two biggest economies at a Group of 20 nations summit in Germany later this week. "Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula," the White…

Pakistan calls upon women of the world to support Sania Nishtar’s candidacy for DG WHO

ISLAMABAD: The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW)  has issued a global call to women all over the world to support the candidacy of Dr Sania Nishtar of Pakistan for Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 350 women and global health advocates from more than 40 countries have already signed the declaration of support for her. “After the election of the UN Secretary-General and other senior positions going to men, women and health advocates around the world are eager to see the…

Erdogan calls for negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called for a negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India. “The dispute of Jammu and Kashmir is between the states of Pakistan and India and both the countries need to settle it once and for all,” he said in an interview in Ankara ahead of his visit to India. He totally rejected any similarity between Kurdish terrorist groups and Kashmiris. To a query about Turkey's move to block New Delhi’s admission to Nuclear Suppliers Group, he…

Blame game strengthens inimical elements: Army chief tells Afghan president

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa Sunday phoned Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss regional situation and condole the loss of life in recent terror attacks in Afghanistan, ARY News reported. During the conversation, he suggested that blame game was not in favor of both the countries and emphasized that Pakistan has come a long way in its fight against terrorism of all hue and color and has eliminated all safe havens in the process. "Elements inimical to peace in the region are strengthened by…