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Entry of male VIPs banned at girls’ schools in KP

PESHAWAR: In an unprecedented move, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has barred entry of male VIPs into the girls’ schools. The school administration issued directives to the schools’ management to invite only female members and the role models as chief guests to the sports, annual and other functions. According to a statement, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed his adviser on education Ziaullah Bangash to ensure exemplary educational environment in the girls’ schools throughout the province. In addition, the…

Punjab Assembly restricts entry of PML-N members to house

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday imposed restriction on entry of six Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) to the house, ARY News reported. The restriction has been imposed by the PA speaker exercising the authority extended by 'Maintenance of Order' of the 'Rules of Procedure of the Punjab Assembly'. This action has been taken on complaints received by staff and for disturbing environment of the house during presentation of the Punjab budget for…

US military personnel fire shots as man tries to force entry into British base

LONDON: US military personnel fired shots as they stopped a man who tried to force his way into a military base in central England used by the US air force on Monday, police said. The Mildenhall Royal Air Force base said security staff locked down the base, used by the United States to refuel US and NATO aircraft in Europe, at about 1300 GMT following reports of a disturbance. Read More: Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal “Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with…

Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities

DOHA: Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism. "The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in the region," tourism department official Hassan al-Ibrahim told a news conference in Doha. Interior ministry official Mohamed Rashed al-Mazrouei said that nationals of 80 countries would only need to present a valid passport for entry to the energy-rich Gulf state which is to…

FO terms India’s denying Sikh Yatrees entry to Pakistan as very unfortunate

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday termed India’s stopping Sikh Yatrees to visit Pakistan as very unfortunate. FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria in a statement said Sikh Yatrees stopped by Indian authorities at Atari-Wagah border despite visa arrangement and special train provided by Pakistan is very unfortunate. Sikh Yatrees, who want to visit Pakistan to attend death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, have staged protest at Atari railway station against the Indian government. Sikh Yatrees stopped by Indian…

Canada denies entry to ex-Indian cop over human rights violation in occupied-Kashmir

OTTAWA: Canada has barred a former officer of Indian Central Reserve Police Force from entering the country on grounds of human rights abuse (in the India-held Kashmir). Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who retired with the rank of inspector general of police from the Central Reserve Police Force in 2010, was declared inadmissible under a subsection of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act last week after he arrived at Vancouver Airport. India said on Tuesday that it has taken up the matter with the government of…

Entry to Gaddafi Stadium will not be allowed without CNIC: Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Super League (PSL) Najam Sethi on Tuesday said entry to the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore would not be allowed on the day of final PSL match sans national identity card, ARY News reported. “One thing I should clarify that the Punjab government has put condition on entry to the Gaddafi Stadium. Nobody will be allowed to enter without original Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). If somebody is younger then he should come with a guardian,” he said while flanked by Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board…

Daytime entry of heavy traffic banned in Karachi

KARACHI: Following the agonizing traffic jams mainly because of concurrent constructions on main arteries of Karachi, a temporary ban has been placed on entry of heavy traffic in the metropolis during the daytime, ARY News reported. The ban on entry of heavy vehicles will be applicable from today (Monday) for three months. The vehicles could only commute between 11:00pm and 6:00am. Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed said the ban on heavy traffic is imposed for three months. He also said alternative routes for the vehicles…