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Economic Advisory Council approves framework for protection of society’s vulnerable segments

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Advisory Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Sunday approved a Social Protection Framework to ensure that vulnerable segments of society are protected. "The comprehensive framework aims at overcoming the challenges of poverty, health, stunted growth, education and enabling the youth realise their potential and extricate themselves out of generational poverty traps," said a press release. Imran Khan has also approved the policy recommendations for a Medium Term Structural…

USTR criticizes 36 nations over IP protection, scrutinizes Canada

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday labeled 36 countries as inadequately protecting US intellectual property rights, keeping China on its “Priority Watch List” for the 14th straight year and adding Canada and Colombia to that list for extra scrutiny. The US Trade Representative’s wide-ranging annual report on global intellectual property (IP) concerns is separate from the Trump administration’s “Section 301” report on Chinese technology transfer practices that has sparked a series of tariff threats between the world’s…

India may be behind killing of Chinese citizen in Karachi: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said India might be behind the recent murder of a Chinese national in Karachi, ARY News reported. “Pakistan has established a strong force of ten thousand personnel for protection of Chinese citizens but neighbouring India which has undue apprehensions (on CPEC) may be behind the killing,” he said while answering a question about the killing of Chinese citizen during an interview with the BBC. A Chinese national was gunned down in a “targeted attack” in Karachi on…

Guardiola calls for more protection for players

LONDON: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola feels more needs to be done to protect players from suffering serious injuries after seeing Kevin De Bruyne carried off in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Following City goalkeeper Ederson’s dramatic late penalty save, Palace’s Jason Puncheon lunged in on De Bruyne and took out the Belgium midfielder who left the pitch on a stretcher, with his right leg in a brace. De Bruyne was later seen being helped down the touchline back to the dressing room by City’s medical…

Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

MANILA: Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers said Saturday. Some 34 endangered species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila. Protecting migratory species poses particular difficulties since they cross borders, including possibly moving to countries with less stringent wildlife protection systems…

Small dinosaur used colors for protection: study

WASHINGTON: A small feathered dinosaur whose fossil was discovered in China used its different colors for protection, a study published Thursday said, helping to dispel stereotypes about the long-extinct creatures. "Far from all being the lumbering prehistoric grey beasts of past children's books, at least some dinosaurs showed sophisticated color patterns to hide from and confuse predators, just like today's animals," said Fiann Smithwick, an author of the study published in the journal Current Biology. By…

12-year old maid complains of torture, abuse in Sheikhupura house

SHEIKHUPURA: A 12-year old maid on Friday approached newly inaugurated Child Safety Cell in Shiekhupura city of Punjab province and complained that her employers torture her and force her to starve, ARY News reported. The girl named Neelum claimed that the owners of the house where she works used to beat her with kicks and punches and she was provided with little or no food despite working for hours. She revealed that her mother had taken a sum of Rs 72000 in exchange for her services. Read More: Child maid torture case…

Govt chalks out comprehensive strategy for wildlife protection

ISLAMABAD: The government has chalked out a comprehensive strategy for protection of wildlife and natural habitats of the country, Secretary Ministry of Climate Change Syed Abu Ahmad Akif said on Saturday. “A Rs750 million program has been launched for capacity building and strengthening of institutions engaged in wildlife protection at federal and provincial levels,” he said. He said National Council for Conservation of Wildlife has been revived for regulating and implementing the steps taken by the government for…

First cargo shipment sets off from Gwadar Port under Navy protection

KARACHI: Subsequent to formal inauguration of Gwadar Port, the first cargo shipment set off from Gwadar Port under the protection of Pakistan Navy ships. The pilot project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) successfully kicked off when the first ever cargo containers arrived from Kashgar to Gwadar. The cargo containers were later exported to Middle East and African countries through MV COSCO WILLINGTON and MV AL HUSSEIN, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. ISPR said Pakistan Navy,…