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Japan grants $27.37mn aid to Pakistan for airport security, social, economic uplift

ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan has granted aid worth Japanese Yen 2,892,000,000 (about US$ 27.379 million) to Pakistan for airport security improvement and economic and social development. The official notes for the grants were exchanged here on Tuesday. Secretary Economic Affairs Division Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jillani and Charge d'Affaires Ad Interim at the Embassy of Japan Takashi Harada signed the Exchange of Notes and Record of Discussion on behalf of their governments. Grant agreement for the project for…

Government rapped on social media over ARY ban

ISLAMABAD: The suspension of ARY News license for a period of 15 days has drawn stern criticism on social media, where politicians, civil society leaders and public figures slammed the government for gagging the most popular news channel of Pakistan. Different political leaders including MQM’s Haider Abbas Rizvi, PTI chief Imran Khan, former president Pervez Musharraf, PML-Q leader Chudhary Pervez Ilahi and others strongly condemned the suspension of ARY News license and termed it a move to suppress media voice. …