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Maleeha Lodhi picked to organise UNGA convention

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, has been tasked with organising a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child during its 74th session, which begins in September, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The announcement was made at a briefing in New York by a spokesperson of the president of the 193-member Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa of Ecuador. Spokesperson Monica Grayley said that UNGA President…

Hackers at convention test voting systems for bugs

LAS VEGAS: Def Con, one of the world’s largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Aug 10, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. Hackers will continue to probe the systems over the weekend in a bid to discover new vulnerabilities, which could be turned over to voting machine makers to fix. The three-day Las Vegas-based “Voting Village” also aimed to expose security issues in digital poll…

PTI likely to scrap anti-govt protest: sources

ISLAMABAD: With much hype clouding over party’s announcement of next anti-government movement under its ‘Plan D’, it is learnt that Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) is likely to end its movement against PML-N-led government, ARY News reported.