‘AI could be a game changer for Pakistan’s industries’

KARACHI: Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) might help industrialists control high costs of doing business as investing in AI has great potential to scale down business costs, while introducing automation, enhancing decision-making, and surging workforce productivity, and reducing human errors, AI mentors said. Sharing views with the Express Tribune, they said the key reason for slow

Traffic remains suspended during protest at Quetta highway over ‘pre-poll rigging’ – Pakistan

QUETTA: Activists of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl and other political parties block the main Qilla Abdullah-Chaman Road at Saeed Hameed Crossing to protest against returning officers, on Monday.—PPI QUETTA: Traffic bet­w­e­­en Quetta and border town Chaman remained susp­e­n­ded for hours, after two po­­litical parties staged prot­e­sts against an assistant ret­urning officer on

Islam provides Khula rights to women, rules SC – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday held that Islam confers the right of Khula (separation) by virtue of which a Muslim woman can get herself released from the bond of marriage if she could not live for any reason with her husband within the limits prescribed by Allah Almighty. “Islam does not force on the

Bilawal sees PML-N’s hand in misallocation of symbols – Pakistan

LARKANA: PPP Chai­r­­man Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has clai­med that returning officers have allotted wrong electoral symbols to his party’s candidates in Pun­jab “under pressure from PML-N”. Talking to the media on Monday, he criticised the former ruling party and said “it had lost its democratic stature and did not want to contest politically”. The PPP leader

The Chaudharys of Gujrat tread uncharted waters – Pakistan

After decades of unity, one of the most influential political families of central Punjab has fallen victim to infighting. The seismic shift that saw a major rift emerge within the traditionally inseparable house of the Chaudharys of Gujrat may have had its roots in the April 2022 vote of no-confidence against Imran Khan’s government, but

China, Pakistan to forge strong software cooperation – Business & Finance

BEIJING: The 21st China International Software Corporation Conference was successfully held in Chengdu, China. The Cooperation Negotiation on Standardization and Internationalization, a sub forum of the conference, highlighted the significance of the growing software partnership between China and Pakistan. During the event, Muhammad Zohaib Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Software Association, provided an insightful overview

Polls cannot be put off ‘at this stage’, says ECP – Pakistan

• Senator Dilawar insists resolution for election delay ‘aptly reflects collective aspirations’ of upper house• Watchdog says directives for ‘effective security’ issued, winter elections also held in past ISLAMABAD: As resolutions seeking a delay in the polls continue to land in the Senate, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has made it clear that general

Maryam kick-starts PML-N campaign with attacks on PTI – Pakistan

OKARA: PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz addresses an election rally, on Monday.—Dawn • Backs SC verdict in symbol case• Nawaz discusses economic revival with experts• PML-N postpones release of manifesto, shares part of it with media LAHORE: Kick-starting a much-anticipated election campaign, PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz on Monday threw her party’s weight behind the

PPP suffers setback in Muzaffargarh as NA ticket-holder leaves party – Pakistan

MUZAFFARGARH: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has suffered a setback in the Alipur/Jatoi areas of the district where former provincial minister Haroon Sultan Bukhari, who had joined the party one year ago, has now severed ties with the party. He switched allegiance to the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) and secured a ticket from the party for

Not more than four seats in Punjab, PML-N tells Q League – Pakistan

GUJRAT: Rift between the PML-N and the PML-Q over seats adjustment has deepened further after the ‘N’ allowed its potential candidates to form an independent panel (backed by the PML-N) against the scions of ‘Q’ chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on an NA and two PA seats of Gujrat. A senior party leader told Dawn in

Coordination on Afghanistan must for region’s peace: FM Jilani – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday emphasised the need for coordination among regional countries on Afghanistan for regional stability. Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani, while talking to Iran’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Affairs Hassan Kazmi Qomi, said Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries have a key role to play in the region’s peace and stability. According to a statement

Poor start by Pakistan in Olympic hockey bid – Pakistan

MUSCAT: Pakistan began their bid to qualify for a first Olympics in 12 years with a dispiriting 6-1 reverse against Great Britain on Monday. The three-time Olympic champions have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the Games and their hopes of reaching Paris next year suffered a body blow after being overrun

PM Kakar to invite global funding under SIFC at Davos – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: On the sidelines of the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Switzerland, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar will invite international community to invest in Pakistan under the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) initiative. The prime minister arrived in Switzerland on Sunday to participate in the Davos event

ECP approves 250m ballot papers – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission (ECP) on Monday approved printing of 250 million watermarked ballot papers for the February 8 polls for which it has assigned task to Printing Corporation of Pakistan (PCP) The ECP sanctioned the printing of ballot papers for the upcoming general elections during its meeting held here. Distinctive watermarks will adorn the

Bilawal assails election ‘strategy’ of PML-N – Pakistan

QAMBER-SHAHDADKOT: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) wants to play alone in the field by keeping opponents out of the pitch, as many PPP candidates were not allotted the arrow symbol in Punjab. “We will fight with unwavering determination and courage. People support us, we will

‘Anti-Rape Crises Centre’ in PIMS opened – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner Jane Marriot together with Chairperson for the Special Committee on Anti-Rape Law and National Commission on Rights of Child, Ayesha Raza Farooq, on Monday inaugurated Anti-Rape Crises Centre of Islamabad established in PIMS for survivors of sexual violence. A step as part of the implementation of the Anti-Rape (Trial and Investigation)

Smog in Punjab: Chinese experts take stock of situation – Pakistan

LAHORE: Chinese environmental experts held important meetings with the secretary Agriculture and secretary Environment Punjab here on Monday to discuss the issue of smog prevention in Punjab, especially in the provincial metropolis. Chinese side led by the Consul General China Zhao Shiren discussed various proposals for addressing smog and assured their full support in tackling

4 prosecution witnesses record statements in cypher case – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The special court on Monday recorded the statements of four prosecution witnesses in the cypher case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Special Court Judge Abual Hasnat Zulqarnain, while hearing the case at Adiala Jail, recorded the testimony of four witnesses produced by the prosecution. The

PML-N launches election drive with rally in Okara – Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Monday launched it’s election drive for February 8, general elections amid hopes for thumping majority. The PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz led an election rally at Okara. Before reaching Iqbal Stadium, she was warmly received by the party activists at various places at Pattoki and Okara. Maryam said, “Every character

NEECA holds seminar: Govt seeks support from religious leaders to promote energy conservation – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has sought support from religious leaders for conservation of energy in the country. In this regard, National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) on Monday organised a seminar on energy conservation from religious perspective. Caretaker Minister for Power and Petroleum Muhammad Ali and Additional Secretary, Power Division Zafar Abbas were also

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