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Saeed Ghani lambasts centre for inflation, mismanagement at FO

KARACCHI: Sindh Minister for Local Government Saeed Ghani on Tuesday took a dig at the federal government for increase in commodity prices and mismanagement at the Foreign Office, ARY News reported. "In 'Naya Pakistan', when prices on different products go high it is termed that it is being done to provide facilities to the masses," he said while talking to media.  While, the LG minister said, in 'old Pakistan' if prices on gas, urea, electricity were raised, it was completely wrong because it would affect common…

Nawaz seeks Zardari’s help to fortify joint opposition against centre

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has sought assistance from former president Asif Zardari to give the ruling government tough time through strengthening the joint opposition, ARY News reported. Sources said a delegation of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by Senator Raja Zafarul Haq called on Pakistan Peoples Party Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari at his residence to convey this message.  "An alliance of the joint opposition can give the PTI government a tough time," said the PML-N leaders.…

Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced on Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant's exclusion from the country's internet. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus for American tech stalwarts Google, Microsoft and Facebook, and their Chinese competitors Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu as they bid to master what many consider the future of computing. AI…

Centre releases Rs430 bn for different social sector development projects

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has so far released over Rs430 billion for different social sector development projects against a total allocation of Rs800 billion. The data released by ministry of planning shows over Rs111 billion have been released to National Highway Authority for infrastructure and development projects against its total allocation of 188 billion. Similarly, over Rs100 billion have been released for Water and Power sector projects. The government has also released over Rs52 billion for the…