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Provinces directed to ensure security of Chinese nationals

Provinces directed to ensure security of Chinese nationals

KARACHI: The Interior Ministry has directed Sindh’s authorities to maintain a record of Chinese nationals, particularly investors working in different sectors in the province, so that measures could be taken for their security, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources in the Sindh government, the provincial governments of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been directed to update the entire record of Chinese nationals by the end of each month to ensure

KU exams in limbo for security reasons

KARACHI: Thousands of students, who had to appear in the BA, BSc, BDS and MBBS examinations scheduled to start from today (Monday), would have to wait till the new dates are announced. The delay in the announcement is reportedly due to the fact that the University of Karachi administration is yet to ensure security for the examination.
Fearing the untoward incidents during the examinations, the invigilators have refused to perform their duties due to poor security. The uncertain

Iraqi PM to name cabinet, delay security posts

BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will himself take charge of Iraq’s security as ministers heading the army and police will not yet be named when he unveils his cabinet on Monday, sources said on Sunday.
The naming of the government, which must be considered by parliament and approved by Saturday, is the final step in ending the protracted political impasse that has persisted since inconclusive elections on March 7. It also comes with a year to go before US troops must

Rehman Malik praised for ensuring Muharram security

LAHORE – The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema has appreciated the efforts of the Interior Ministry and Interior Minister Rehman Malik in ensuring foolproof security during Muharramul Haram.
A press statement said the special control room established by the interior minister in the National Crisis Management Cell, Ministry of Interior, and its sub-offices in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar did a commendable job in maintaining law and order.
The statement said the MMU also

Security manager resigns after dump

LAHORE – A PCB official has confirmed that Major Khawaja Najam had tendered his resignation as security manager of the Pakistan team, which was accepted by the chairman of the board with immediate effect.
Najam was brought in as security manager of the team earlier this year and accompanied the team on all tours since the T20 World Cup in the West Indies. “Due to the recent spate of controversies about involvement of players in spot-fixing and the Zulqarnain Haider episode, the

Scouts aid police in Ashura security

LAHORE – Around 1300 armed personnel were deployed with personnel from law enforcement agencies including the police to protect the main zuljinah procession in Lahore on Ashura.
The possible threats by the banned outfits were averted successfully by the planning and coordination among the police and the management of the Shia Peace Committee. Volunteers and scouts moved with the mourners and some remained standing on the entry and exit points of the procession to check people.

Khosa thanks security staff, citizens for peaceful Ashura

LAHORE – Punjab chief minister’s Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa on Saturday appreciated people’s cooperation, diligence showed by all law enforcement agencies and other government departments for protecting the life and property of citizens during Ashura.
He highlighted the role played by the police, rangers, armed forces, special branch, Anti-Terrorism Department and other government departments in ensuring a peaceful Ashura. He also appreciated the unprecedented

Ashura observed amid foolproof security

GUJRANWALA – The processions of Ashura marched through city roads and reached their destinations peacefully under unprecedented security measures and the mourners paid glowing tributes to the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, his family and companions.
More than three thousand police contingents, Elite Force and Pakistan Rangers remained full alert throughout the day and some suspects, mainly Afghan nationals, were also arrested around the routes of procession and are being

Girls’ schools in Pakistan lack security: report

ISLAMABAD: Seventy-two percent girls’ schools in Pakistan don’t have any protection against militancy, despite the government’s claim for providing security to educational institutions, a Free and Fair Election Network report revealed. The report said that FAFEEN checked the security arrangements of 106 schools situated across the country and found that 72 percent girls’ middle schools lacked security arrangements.
It said that the security arrangements for female students and

Tight security to mark Zuljinnah procession

LAHORE: The main Zuljinnah procession of the provincial capital, which has over 165 years of history, will be taken out from Nisar Haveli at 11pm today – the ninth of Muharram – to mark the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his die-hard companions.
On Wednesday, hundreds of Majalis were held besides small Zuljinnah processions being taken out to observe Ashura in different parts of the city. Strict security arrangements were made for these small processions and no

4 new high security prisons being built in Punjab

LAHORE: Four new high security prisons and barracks are being built across jails in Punjab, one each in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Mianwali and Sahiwal at a total cost of Rs 1935.189 million. Inspector General of Prisons Punjab Kokab Nadeem Warraich told APP here on Sunday that in addition to high security prisons, nine more new jails were also being built in various districts at a cost of Rs 6,594.337 million.
He said that new district jails were being built in Okara, Pakpattan,

KESC gets hefty increase on security deposit

KARACHI: People in Karachi are faced with a fresh dent as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has allowed KESC to swell the security deposit for installation of new connections by five times the previous amount.
The previous charge was a meager one thousand rupees, however, the revised charges mean that a five kilowatt power connection would cost six thousand rupees, sources said.
NEPRA has accommodated majority of the KESC demands and has allowed

India protests envoy’s US airport security check

NEW DELHI: The Indian government made an official protest to Washington on Saturday over the security frisking of its envoy at a US airport and hinted it could lead to tit-for-tat action, a report said.
Donald Lu, deputy chief of the US embassy in New Delhi, was summoned to the Indian foreign ministry, the Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted officials as saying.
Lu was told the airport check was “contrary to the normal diplomatic practice and inconsistent with the excellent

DIG inspects security for Muharram

LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rao Sardar Ali Khan visited processions and Majalis held in different areas of the provincial metropolis on Friday and checked the security arrangements. He visited a procession held in Islampura and Majalis held in Zaidi House Shah Jamal and Imambargah Qasre Abu Taalib, Shadman.
He directed the officials to remain alert during the month of Muharram to avert any untoward incident. He appealed to the participants of Majalis and processions

ISI refuses to brief NA defence body on security

ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has refused to brief the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence on the US’ reported intention to expand drone attacks to Quetta and the latest position of the war against terrorism, a source told Pakistan Today on Wednesday.
Directing the Ministry of Defence to organise a special briefing for committee members at the ISI Headquarters, the committee in its recent meeting had asked the ISI director general (DG) to give a

Comprehensive security plan for Muharram unveiled

ISLAMABAD: A comprehensive security plan with an appeal to all the religious leaders to create harmony and avoid any remarks which may hurt the sentiments of others was unveiled here on Monday that would help maintain peace in the month of Muharram.
A meeting was held at the Ministry of Interior under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Rehman Malik to review the arrangements for the month of Muharram. The meeting was attended by the secretary interior, all the provincial home

Karzai shelves plan to ban private security firms

KABUL: Afghanistan announced Monday that it would scrap plans to ban private security firms working across the country, announcing instead new restrictions on their operations.
All 52 licensed companies will now continue to provide security to the international forces, the Pentagon, the UN mission, aid and non-governmental organisations, embassies and Western media companies in Afghanistan.
“Their future operations will continue in accordance with the law and regulations in

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