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Speedy work on forts, fence continues along Pak-Afghan border: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Speedy work on forts and fence along Pakistan-Afghan border, the Durand Line, is continued with the aim to complete the project by December 2019. Spokesman of armed forces of Pakistan, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday said work on forts and fence was continued on Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Total length of the border is 2,611 km, he said. Work on forts & fence continues on Pak-Afg Bdr. Total length 2611 KM. Work on 233 of 843 forts & 802 of…

Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

BANGKOK: Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee. He’s a dog. The brown-haired husky accompanies his owner, Thimpaporn Phopipat, to work everyday at digital advertising agency YDM in the Thai capital. “Since I already love dogs, it really made me want to work here,” said Thimaporn, 29, a digital public relations manager who also takes along her chihuahua, Muu Pan. The bring-your-dog-to-work trend is gaining momentum in Thailand,…

No political interference to be made in work of civil servants: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday assured civil servants that there would be no political interference in their work; however, their prime focus should be service to people. "Huge foreign investment can come to Pakistan if governance in the country is improved," he said while addressing government employees in Lahore. He urged civil servants to play their due role to this effect.  It's rare that a government give you freehand to work for development, he said. "When police or administration is…

I will work as per law, constitution: Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: In his maiden speech as the president-elect, Arif Alvi on Tuesday said he would work according to the law and the constitution, ARY News reported. Talking to media in Islamabad, he thanked God, the ally parties and Prime Minister Imran Khan for electing him as the president. "I will strive to make sure that every poor has a shelter, bread and cloth. Unemployed will be provided employment and health facilities," he said, setting his target as the president.  He said he was a president of whole the…

Pakistan, Dutch govts pledge to work on issues of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and the Netherlands have agreed to continue working together on issues of mutual interest, ARY News reported. Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok on Friday reiterated his government's position of disassociation with avowed anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders' activities and assured of continued cooperation. He said this in a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. This was the second telephonic conversation between the two foreign ministers…

US expresses willingness to work with Imran’s govt for productive relation

ISLAMABAD: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday wished newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan a success and expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relation. In a phone call, Pompeo wished Khan success in the wake of his being sworn in as prime minister in Islamabad Saturday after a victory in national elections on July 25, said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.  "Secretary Pompeo expressed his willingness to work with the new…

China urges US to ‘calm down’ in trade dispute, says its tactics will not work

SINGAPORE/BEIJING: China on Thursday urged the United States to “calm down” and return to reason after the Trump administration sought to ratchet up pressure for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25-percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump directed the increase from a previously proposed 10 percent duty because China has refused to meet US demands and has imposed retaliatory tariffs on US goods. Trump’s threats…

Man rides a horse to office on last day of work

BENGALURU: Ever thought about what would you do on your last day at work? Most of us would want to make it memorable. Well, this techie just made his last working day in his office way too memorable to him and everyone. The dramatic entrance to his office on his last day at work rather his exit has gone viral on social media now. Frustration level reached so high for this techie in Bengaluru due to high traffic in the city that he decided to ride a horse to his office. Dressed in formals and carrying a laptop bag, the…

80% construction work of Raiwind railway station completed: Saad

LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Sunday said 80 percent construction work of the Raiwind Railway Station has been completed. He said this while talking to newsmen in Lahore after inspecting the under-construction work of Raiwind Railway Station in the outskirts of the city. The minister said the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) will win next general elections on the basis of its performance. To a question, Saad Rafique said everyone should have freedom to speak in a democratic country. Later,…

German lawmaker demands ban on Muslims from work during Ramazan

BERLIN: A lawmaker from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) called on Thursday for Muslim doctors, nurses, pilots, bus and train drivers to be banned from working during Ramazan if they are fasting. Germany is home to some four million Muslims - including Turks who have lived here for decades as well as migrants and asylum seekers who arrived in the past few years, many fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. AfD politician Martin Sichert said employers who were not able to give fasting…