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FIA arrests three employees of SNGC over provision of illegal connection

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday has apprehended three employees of Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC) over providing an‘illegal’ gas connection, ARY News reported. “The arrested were working as Supervisors in the SNGC, who provided illegal connection to a colony in Peshawar,” the spokesman of the FIA said in his statement. Taking the stern notice of the gas crisis earlier in this month, the prime minister had ordered for the removal of Managing Directors of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and…

Food poison probe: Two employees of Karachi’s eatery flee away

KARACHI: Two employees of Karachi’s eatery situated in area of defence, where two children died after having poisonous food, have fled away to avoid probe into the matter, said local police on Tuesday. According to police, Chef of the eatery, Abid Hussain and Admin Manager, Ashraf have fled after the forensic report confirmed that both of the children died after consuming toxic food. The police said, one of the owner of the eatery is already abroad, while details are being sought from FIA into this matter. Earlier…

Five million housing project to help cater need of employees: prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the government's flagship program of construction of five million housing in next five years would help address shortage of official accommodation. Chairing a briefing in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the government was cognizant of the issues being faced in the housing sector especially with regards to provision of official accommodation to the government employees in Islamabad and provincial headquarters. The prime minister also expressed concern over…

Google fired 48 employees for sexual harassment: CEO

CALIFORNIA” Google Inc Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said on Thursday the company had fired 48 employees for sexual harassment over the past two years. Pichai sent an email to Google employees in response to a New York Times story that was published earlier in the day. The report said the search engine giant protected three senior executives from allegations of sexual misconduct by offering them payouts. The email, a copy of which was seen by wire services, said of the 48 that were fired, 13 were senior managers or…

Protest of Utility Stores Corporation workers ends after successful talks

ISLAMABAD: The protesting employees of Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan (USCP) have announced to call off their sit-in in Islamabad after holding successful negotiations with the government. "Utility stores won't be privatized, yearly adhoc relief will be given to the employees of the corporation along with salary of month of November," said President, CBA Union, Arif Shah. Mr Shah further said that the PTI government has given green signal to enhance bailout package for Utility Stores Corporation from Rs.…

Utility stores employees continue protest despite assurances from PM’s aide

ISLAMABAD: Employees of the Utility Stores Corporation refused to end their protest on Monday despite assurances from Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on political affairs Naeem-ul-Haq that their demands would be fulfilled  Hundred of employees of the Utility Stores Corporation from across the country were protesting against the likely closure of the stores and demanded permanent contracts. The employees marched from the corporation’s head office in Blue Area to D-Chowk but were stopped by police from proceeding…

Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

BANGKOK: Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee. He’s a dog. The brown-haired husky accompanies his owner, Thimpaporn Phopipat, to work everyday at digital advertising agency YDM in the Thai capital. “Since I already love dogs, it really made me want to work here,” said Thimaporn, 29, a digital public relations manager who also takes along her chihuahua, Muu Pan. The bring-your-dog-to-work trend is gaining momentum in Thailand,…

Former, current K-Electric employees running their own ‘R-Electric’, police told

KARACHI: The ongoing police investigation into high-tension wire incident that amputated both arms of a kid took a new turn on Tuesday when it was revealed that some former employees of K-Electric are running their own company named ‘R-Electric’ in the outskirts of the city. Our correspondent Nazir Shah reported that Super Highway police arrested three more suspects today on identification of seven people previously detained in connection to the incident. The three arrested men belong to the ‘R-Electric’ which operate in…

US accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn

WASHINGTON: The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. William Evanina, the US counter-intelligence chief, told Reuters in an interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials have told LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft Corp., about China’s “super aggressive” efforts on the site. He said the Chinese campaign…