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Govt releases Rs151.17bn under PSDP 2018-19

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday released 151.17 billion rupees under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19 for various ongoing and new projects. According to latest data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the released funds include 68.74 billion rupees for federal ministries and 18.6 billion rupees for special areas. Out of these allocations, the government released Rs58.05 billion for National Highway Authority out of which the major portion of Rs16.266 billion have been…

CIA Nawan Kot releases Abid Boxer after brief detention

LAHORE: CIA Nawan Kot on Sunday arrested notorious encounter specialist Abid Boxer in Lahore and within hours he was released, ARY News reported. A murder case is registered at Millat Park police station against Abid Boxer. He and claimant of the case were summoned at Nawan Kot CIA center for probe purpose, where both of them had exchange of hot words following which Abid Boxer was confined in a lockup. He was later released following detention of few hours. A local court had last month granted interim bail to…

CPLC releases July report on street crimes in Karachi

KARACHI: The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) on Monday released a report on street crimes committed in July 2018 in Karachi, ARY News reported. According to details, 3,207 mobile phones were snatched or stolen, while only 130 could be recovered. 2,778 motorcycles were stolen or snatched and only 574 could be recovered.  Three incidents of extortion also took place in the megalopolis. Twenty-five people were killed in the incidents of firing and torture. Meanwhile,121 four-wheelers were also snatched…

ACLC releases pictorial list of 100 most wanted suspects

KARACHI: Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of Sindh Police on Thursday released a list carrying names and pictures of 100 most wanted suspects, ARY News reported. Trade of snatched and stolen motorcycles has become an organised business in Karachi as a large number of people involved in this crime are on the loose. Talking to media in the megalopolis, ACLC chief SSP Asad Raza said the said suspects were involved in stealing and snatching of motorcycles. He said posters of the pictorial list were pasted at different…

ECP releases action plan for printing, dispatching of ballot papers

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday released action plan regarding printing and dispatching of ballot papers for the upcoming general elections to the four provincial election commissioners, Pakistan National Security Printing Corporation, Pakistan Post Foundation and Pakistan Printing Corporation Press, Islamabad. Under the action plan, all the provincial election commissioners have been directed to get detail of the number of ballot papers from returning officers concerned and provide the same…

Comey fends off attacks as book releases at #1 on Amazon

WASHINGTON: Former FBI director James Comey fended off attacks Tuesday over his blistering criticism of President Donald Trump as his new book hit the stores and held the top slot on Amazon's bestseller list. Comey, who was fired by the US leader in May 2017, describes Trump in the book as "morally unfit" for office, as a compulsive liar who threatens fundamental American values. But critics say the veteran prosecutor has simply sought to even his score with the president through petty criticisms in the pointedly…

‘Padmaavat’ disclaimer is full of explanations… here they are!

Controversies surrounding Padmaavat (originally Padmavati) are no more in sight to die down any sooner. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The film was first set to release on December 1 last year, however, soon after the film crew and stars received deadly threats followed by protests, its release was deferred. WATCH: ‘Pad Man’ Akshay Kumar’s open challenge to ‘Padmavati’! The film was cleared for release by India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after critically passing it through the chopping block. However, even…

Pakistan Post releases commemorative stamp to honour Ruth Pfau

KARACHI: Pakistan Post Office on Monday released commemorative stamp to pay tribute to the services of leprosy fighter Dr Ruth Pfau for the country. At a launching ceremony held today at Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) Head Office, a commemorative stamp of worth Rs8 was issued by Pakistan Post Office on the directives of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The stamp was released and displayed for public to give honour to late Dr Ruth Pfau, founding member of MALC, for her dedicated services of over 55 years…

NASA releases stunning timelapse showing life of sunspot

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a timelapse of a sunspot recorded for around two weeks which shows the stunning intensity of our star. The sunspot came on surface on July 5, 2017. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched an active region — an area of intense and complex magnetic fields — rotate into view on the Sun. The satellite continued to track the region as it grew and eventually rotated across the Sun and out of view on July 17. With their complex magnetic fields, sunspots…

LHC chief justice releases his wealth statement, tax returns on website

LAHORE:  In an unprecedented move, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Mansoor Ali Shah has released his wealth statement and tax returns on Lahore High Court's website. This is the first time that any chief justice's wealth statement has been made public on the high court's website. Mansoor Shah's current net assets are worth Rs29,427,533. His assets increased by Rs104,024 in one year. While, he paid Rs1,643,000 tax in the last year. According to the documents available for 2015-16, he owns two vehicles. He has…