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Strategy being excogitated to pay media’s outstanding dues: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said a strategy was being devised for payment of the arrears of media, piling up and pending since the previous governments, so that problems of the newspaper industry could be addressed. "Media has a key role in promotion of democracy, ensuring good governance, transparency and meritocracy. The government will extend full support to the media," he said while talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in Islamabad. Minister for Information and…

Govt focusing on better solid waste management strategy: Malik Amin Khan

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan on Thursday said that amongst many other environmental issues, solid waste management has turned out to be a challenge in Pakistan. "Therefore, we are focusing on better solid management strategy by developing a climate responsive policy framework in collaboration with International environmental agencies and experts," he said while meeting with a two-member delegation, comprising Program manager UN-Habitat Pakistan Jawed Ali Khan and Country…

Strategy being made on modern lines against street crimes in Karachi: IG Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Inspector General of Sindh Police, Kalim Imam on Thursday said that strategy against street crimes in Karachi was being further strengthened on modern lines with major focus on prevention. "A professional approach is being adopted to improve policing across the province," he said while talking to media persons after offering Fateha at the mausoleum of the father of the nation, Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi. The IGP Sindh said focus would be laid on improving the public confidence on the police…

NAB devises strategy to arrest Nawaz, Maryam on 13th

RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday said it had devised a strategy to arrest former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz who have been convicted in Avenfield case, ARY News reported. A meeting of NAB officials in the accountability institution's headquarters in Islamabad deliberated on forming four teams each comprising six to seven officials to arrest the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders who are set to return on Friday (July 13). Two teams will be stationed…

Anti-polio strategy: caretaker CM calls task force meeting on July 2

KARACHI: While formulating anti- polio strategy to face the challenges, Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman has called a task force meeting on July 2. "No polio case has been detected in Sindh in the last one year, however, Karachi and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts have been rated as high risk areas," this was revealed in a meeting held here at the CM House on Monday under the chairmanship of the CM to review performance of polio programme. The meeting was attended by Provincial Coordinator POCC Shahnaz Wazir…

Sindh govt to host development forum to evolve new uplift strategy

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a high-level meeting held here at the CM House has approved the arrangements for Sindh Development Forum (SDF) 2018 with the slogan of `Partnership for Development’ going to be held on March 28, 2018, at a local hotel in Karachi. The SDF would be attended by 19 country heads of different agencies such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labor Organisation (ILO), United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef),…

Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

SAN FRANCISCO: Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door. As City Center mall’s largest tenant, Target Corp had a say over changes to the property. According to people familiar with the lease discussions, Target balked at sharing the mall with Whole Foods because it feared competition from the grocery chain’s new owner, Amazon.com. Early attempts to persuade Target failed, and Whole Foods may now have to concede certain Amazon…

White House rift delays US Afghanistan Policy

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has yet to announce Afghanistan policy unveiling deep rifts in the White House on how to handle America's longest war. Such is the uncertainty about what to do -- send thousands more troops into a nearly 16-year conflict, or take the opposite tack and pull out -- that Trump has reportedly even suggested firing the general in charge of the war effort. "We aren't winning... we are losing," Trump complained to top officials while upbraiding his military advisors at a White House meeting…

Anushka Sharma interacts with fans on WhatsApp for film promotion

Filmmakers derive innovative ways to promote a film and this time makers of ‘Phillauri’ adopted a complete novel strategy to draw fan focus and so far it looks a nailed-on move. The movie features Anushka Sharma in the lead role and she also happens to be the producer of the flick. Under this innovative marketing strategy, Anushka Sharma will interact with fans on a video call but remain invisible. Produced by Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films and directed by Anshai Lal, Phillauri releases on March 24.…

Trump trade strategy ‘doomed to failure:’ expert

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's rejection of multilateral trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific in favor of one-on-one deals is "doomed to failure," a noted US trade expert said Thursday. The Trump complaint that the US gave up too much in the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- the regional deal he scrapped immediately after taking office -- defies the evidence, said Jeffrey Schott of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The institute, a long-time free trade advocate, created the benchmark study on the TPP…