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Opposition vies to bring joint candidate for presidential elections

LAHORE: Following reservations on nomination of Aitzaz Ahsan as presidential candidate, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party have expedited efforts to nominate a candidate for the presidential poll with consensus, ARY News reported. Delegations of both the parties on Tuesday held a meeting in this regard in Lahore and exchanged views on the election of president and joint strategy as the opposition in the National Assembly. Shehbaz Sharif, Khursheed Shah, Raza Rabbani, Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz…

Apple focuses on speed, parental controls in software upgrades

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc on Monday unveiled software upgrades that would let older iPhones run faster, help parents limit their children’s screen time and make its Siri voice assistant work more like a rival feature from Amazon.com. Taken together, the moves announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose amounted to focusing on keeping its base of 1.3 billion users satisfied with their devices and catching up with some competitors. Apple shares closed up 0.8 percent at $191.83 after the new…

Dar urges World Bank to speed efforts to resolve Indus Water Treaty disputes

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday asked President World Bank Dr Jim Yong Kim to expedite the efforts to resolve the disputes under the Indus Waters Treaty. The finance minister in a meeting with the president in Washington acknowledged the role being played by the World Bank for resolving the disputes and urged expediting the process. He said that the resolution of the issue “would lead to water security in the region”. Pakistan has expressed reservations to the Indian projects being built…