Pakistan has blocked the popular video sharing website YouTube in a bid to contain blasphemous material, officials said on Thursday.
The blockade came hours after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed Internet service providers to stop access to social network Facebook indefinitely on Wednesday because of an online competition to draw the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) in gross violation of fundamental human rights pertaining to one’s religion.
Wahaj-us-Siraj, the CEO of Nayatel, an Internet service provider, said PTA issued an order late on Wednesday seeking an [...]
As we know PTCL’s EVO (also called EVDO) service is out there, but reportedly it offers irregular coverage (besides Islamabad) – resulting many EVO customers returning their USB devices within 3 days.
(BTW, PTCL allows you to return EVO device with-in 3 days, in case of no signals at your home/office, or if you are not satisfied with the service – though you won’t be given cash instantly, you will have to wait for a month before you get your amount back in form of cheque)
Faisal Mehmood, has derived couple of mechanisms to increase signal strength of PTCL EVO device – following [...]
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has objected to New Zealand”s request that their Davis Cup tennis tie be moved to a neutral venue due to security concerns.
Pakistan is scheduled to meet New Zealand in an Asia-Oceania Group II semifinal from July 9-11, but New Zealand has asked the International Tennis Federation to move the tie to either New Zealand or a neutral venue.
Pakistan Tennis Federation secretary Rashid Khan told a US-based news agency on Tuesday that New Zealand should either travel to Pakistan for the matches or forfeit.
KARACHI: Defending champions Sialkot Stallions and Lahore Lions have qualified for the semi-finals in the National Twenty20 Cup Championship.
In the first match played here at the National Stadium on Thursday, Lahore Lions after a hard fight defeated Multan Tigers by just two runs.
Batting first, Lahore Lions scored 166-7 in the allotted 20 overs with Umar Akmal being the top scorer making 64.
Mohammad Irfan and Zulfiqar Babar claimed three wickets each.
Chasisng 167 to win, Multan tigers could reach 164-7 in 20 overs. Kashif Naved top scored with 58 while Waqas Ahmed captured four wickets.
KARACHI: Islamabad Leopards opened their tournament campaign with a facile nine-wicket win over Abbottabad Rhinos at the National Stadium.
Abbottabad, after opting to bat, were rocked early in the piece by Islamabad”s new-ball pair of Iftikhar Anjum and Azhar Mahmood, who quickly had them at 20 for 4.
Mahmood was destructive in his spell, taking three wickets, and it needed a circumspect 53-ball 54 from the opener Yasir Hameed to lend respectability to Abbottabad”s total.
His dismissal to Iftikhar in the 17th over was followed by Mohammad Kashif”s 34 as Abbottabad made it to [...]
KARACHI: Two more matches of the ongoing National Twenty20 Cup will be played at National Stadium in Karachi today (Wednesday).
Islamabad Leopard will play its first match of the tournament against Abbotabad Rhinos who were outplayed by Faisalabad Wolves in their first match.
Meanwhile, Islamabad team will not have the services of its skipper Shoaib Akhtar, who is suffering from fever.
In the second clash, Peshawar Panther will take on Quetta Bears. Both teams will be hoping to register their first win of the tournament.
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tuesday appointed former opener Mohsin Hasan Khan as the national team”s chief selector following its humiliating defeats in its recent tour of Australia.
The post became vacant with the resignation of Iqbal Qasim, who resigned on January 31 shortly after Pakistan lost the tour”s one-day series 5-0 and the Test series 3-0.
“Mohsin Hasan Khan has been appointed as chairman of the selection committee with immediate effect,” Wasim Bari, the PCB chief operating officer said.
Mohsin, 54, who has played 48 Tests and 75 limited overs matches [...]
As Pakistan struggles to bring a sense of stability and security amidst daily carnage, it is important to recognize that there is more to Pakistan than meets the eyes of a casual consumer of the images and reports by the world’s media. For example, Pakistan is a developing country with functional bureaucracy, well-organized police force, democratic institutions and a powerful army. And Pakistan has more advanced infrastructure than its neighbors, including India. Among the modern infrastructure pieces in place in Pakistan are its motorway system, extensive road network, mobile telecommunications [...]
At 8 feet below sea level, Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi shows up on the list of world’s mega-cities threatened by global warming. Other South Asian cities likely to come under rising sea water in the next 100 years include Mumbai, Kolkata and Dhaka.
However, it’s not just the big cities in South Asia that will feel the brunt of the climate change. The rural folks in India are already seeing rising crop failures, increasing poverty and frequent farmer suicides.Addressing a regional conference in Islamabad earlier this year, Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, chairman of the Inter-governmental [...]