All posts by M Shahid Mehmood

Nawaz, Dar discuss Operation Raddul Fasaad, military courts

02 February, 2017 9:55 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday. They discussed the Operation Raddul Fasaad and military courts. Dar took the prime minister into confidence regarding links with political parties over military courts. They also discussed in detail reserving of the Panama Leaks verdict. The prime minister directed … Read More

Dacoits kill two brothers on resistance in Sialkot

02 February, 2017 8:52 pm

SIALKOT (92 News) – Dacoits killed two brothers on resistance in Godhpur Chowk in Muradpur police limits on Friday. Four dacoits barged into the shop of Mehr Waseem and started looting cash. They opened fire on Waseem and his brother Muqaddas when they offered resistance. They died on the spot. The dacoits managed to escape.

China considers faster IPO approval to lure large tech deals

02 February, 2017 8:27 pm

HONG KONG – China’s securities regulator is considering offering a shortcut for some of the country’s largest technology companies to list their shares, allowing them to jump a long line of applicants and boost domestic bourses, according to six people with knowledge of the proposals.   The sources said companies being considered for the shortcut could … Read More

Bug causes personal data leak, but no sign of hackers exploiting

02 February, 2017 8:18 pm

SINGAPORE – A bug in its software left hundreds of thousands of webpages hosted by Cloudflare Inc leaking encrypted personal data, but there was no sign yet the leak had been exploited by hackers, the Internet security firm said on Friday.   Cloudflare hosts six million websites, spreading them across the Internet to put them closer … Read More

Beyond phones and 5G, mobile world seeks to reinvent itself

02 February, 2017 7:03 pm

FRANKFURT/LONDON – Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom (VIP.O) to Telefonica (TEF.MC) are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry’s straight-jacket of low growth.   Next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone companies in various stages of acceptance that … Read More

SHC dismisses Sharjeel Memon’s plea for extension in bail

02 February, 2017 6:43 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh High Court has dismissed former provincial minister Sharjeel Memon’s plea for extension in bail. In its verdict, Sharjeel Memon had repeatedly obtained extension in bail and got undue favor of the judicial system. The court remarked that extension in bail will be tantamount to a joke. Sharjeel Memon’s counsel … Read More

Interpol refuses to issue red warrants for MQM founder

02 February, 2017 6:17 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The Interpol Headquarters, France has refused to issue red warrants for the MQM founder. In a letter to the Interior Ministry, it said that the case against the MQM founder in Karachi seems to be political nature. Sources said that Interpol has also asked the FIA to reply a few questions … Read More

Self-guided cognitive behavioral therapy may help depression

02 February, 2017 11:29 pm

NEW YORK – Online programs offering cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) without the therapist can reduce depression symptoms for some, according to a new review of existing research on the topic. Automated CBT programs, or iCBT, which work to change a patient’s non-productive thoughts, attitudes and beliefs, are designed to make it easier for people to … Read More

Model Ayyan Ali’s name removed from ECL on SC order

02 February, 2017 10:56 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Model Ayyan Ali’s name was removed from the exit control list on the Supreme Court order. The Interior Ministry has issued a notification in this regard. Departments concerned have been informed about the removal of her name from the ECL. A copy of the notification has been sent to the FIA, … Read More

CTD arrest terrorist providing suicide jacket in Mall Road blast

02 February, 2017 10:31 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have arrested the terrorist providing suicide jacket in the Mall Road blast on Wednesday. Sources in the CTD disclosed that Fazalullah had provided the jacket other equipment to the suicide bomber. They said that so far 18 people had been arrested in the Mall Road tragedy. … Read More

Imran Khan hopes Panama case verdict will be announced tomorrow

02 February, 2017 9:22 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – PTI chairman Imran Khan has hoped that the Panama case verdict will be announced tomorrow. Talking to the media on Wednesday, he said that the NAB funeral was taken out from the Supreme Court. “I was blackmailed to withdraw the case. The Moto Gang also attacked the journalist community,” he said. … Read More

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

02 February, 2017 8:18 pm

LONDON – Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for it, according to a large international study.   South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world by 2030 and the United States … Read More

China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry: WHO

02 February, 2017 8:15 pm

GENEVA/BEIJING – China is working to assess the prevalence of a new strain of H7N9 bird flu, state radio reported on Wednesday, after global health authorities said the strain had evolved into a more severe form in birds.   So far the variant strain has only been detected in Guangdong province, but given the wide circulation … Read More