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Bitcoin could ‘bring  internet to a halt’: BIS

ZURICH: The Bank for International Settlements in a report warned digital currencies like bitcoin could overwhelm and break the internet if they continue to grow. The BIS, often described as the central bank for central banks, also warned, ...
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UN official says he tried to engage with Pakistan, India on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, said on Monday that he has sought to engage substantively with both India and Pakistan over the past two years regarding the situation in Kashmir, ...
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Internal security linked with marginalised groups’ assimilation into society: Nacta

ISLAMABAD: Apart from law and order, judicial reforms and de-radicalisation efforts, the recently approved National Internal Security Policy (NISP) 2018-23 calls for mainstreaming of marginalised groups, including transgender persons, to ensure sustainable tranquillity in society. The policy has ...
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Two Pakistanis who accidentally crossed Indian border return

SIALKOT: India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over two Pakistani nationals who had occidentally ventured into Indian territory to the Punjab Rangers as a gesture of goodwill. The decision to hand over the young men was taken ...
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IPI condemns intimidation of news organisations

KARACHI: The International Press Institute (IPI) has expressed concern over recent “coercive measures” to curtail press freedom in Pakistan. In letters sent to the prime minister, the chief justice, the chief election commissioner , the Senate chairman and ...
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ISLAMABAD: The returning officer will hear arguments from the counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday (today) on a petition against his eligibility to contest the general election. Abdul Wahab Baluch, a candidate of the Justice ...
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Imran says sit-in can’t make him change tickets award decision

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, who is blamed for introducing the politics of dharna (protest sit-ins) in the country, on Monday snubbed party workers protesting outside his Banigala residence against the award of party tickets in ...
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Over 100 dual nationals among poll candidates

ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be manifestation of great success of the online system introduced to scrutinise credentials of electoral candidates, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has identified over 100 dual nationals and 2,178 defaulters out of ...
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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) appears to be divided on the perceived threat to security of electoral rolls amidst Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) hue and cry over publication of age-and religion-wise voters’ statistics and the party’s announcement ...
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