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CM Punjab directs to ensure law, order on new year’s eve

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the authorities concerned to take best security arrangements to maintain law and order situation in the province in the wake of new year celebrations. While issuing directions to the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Law and Order, he said implementation of law should be ensured at every cost and indiscriminate action should be taken against the elements engaged in aerial firing. The chief minister said that senior police officers should remain in the field.…

CM Murad convenes meeting on law, order situation in Sindh

KARACHI: Soon after assuming charge of the Chief Minister House, Sindh, Murad Ali Shah has convened a high-level meeting on law and order situation in the province on Sunday morning. The CM House spokesperson said the meeting would also discuss criminal activities in Karachi and take crucial decisions against felonies. The newly-elected chief minister has expressed concern over fast rising street crimes in the last two months in the city. Following oath-taking ceremony, he has given top priority to maintaining the law…

Iranian oil minister calls Trump’s order to OPEC insulting

LONDON: Iran’s oil minister on Saturday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of insulting OPEC by ordering it to increase production and reduce prices, adding that Iranian output and exports had not changed as a result of U.S. pressure. Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries of driving fuel prices higher, and urged Saudi Arabia to pump more if it wanted Washington to continue protecting it against its top rival Iran. “Mr Trump sends every day a new message that creates…

Pakistan may change batting order a bit: Coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan head to Hamilton to play the fourth one day international against New Zealand. The visitors have already lost the five-match series 3-0 and are playing to avoid a whitewash in the series. However, they face a formidable New Zealand side who are aiming to win their 11th consecutive match across all formats for the first time in their history. An exceptional spell of bowling from Trent Boult reduced the visitors to 32-8 and he bowled the last man Rumman Raees to clinch his five-wicket haul, as the hosts…

Nobody to be allowed to disrupt law, order in Islamabad: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of a call from some religio-political groups staging rallies and processions in the capital, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said nobody will be allowed to disrupt the law and order situation in the capital and the elements found in any nefarious activity will be dealt sternly. "Pakistan needs stability and harmony in wake of the war against terrorism. Internal solidarity is key to our success. Some anti state elements are fuelling controversies to provoke conflicts within our state and we…

Trump order allows Air Force to tackle pilot shortage

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing the Air Force to bring up to 1,000 pilots back to active duty as it grapples with an aviator shortage, the Pentagon said Friday. The Air Force has complained for years that it is struggling to retain pilots, who are often lured away by better-paying commercial airlines. Additionally, pilots often choose to leave the military due to the strains of extended deployments overseas. "We anticipate that the secretary of defense will delegate the…

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

LOS ANGELES: The US federal judge who halted President Donald Trump's revised ban on refugee resettlement and arrivals of people from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order blocking its implementation. US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said Wednesday he had turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. Such an injunction generally has no set expiration date, said Hawaii state Attorney General Doug Chin. This means Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban while…

Male, female students barred from ‘unnecessary interaction’ at Khairpur University

SHIKARPUR: The administration of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, has barred male and female students from ‘unnecessary interaction’ at the campus with immediate effect, ARY News reported. The circular ordering gender segregation in the campus has been issued by the varsity administration. The order directs students to head to their respective homes and hostels after attending their classes at the university. It further asks boys that they should avoid going near the girls’ common room at any time.…