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Female Afghan MP's who escaped Taliban launch women’s parliament in exile

Kabul: Several female MPs, who escaped Afghanistan when Taliban seized power of the nation on Aug 15, have launched a new women’s parliament to champion human rights while in exile in Greece, media reports said.

Taliban kill, ‘disappear’ ex-officials in Afghanistan, claims HRW report

Taliban forces in Afghanistan have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers in just four provinces since taking over the country on August 15, 2021, despite a proclaimed amnesty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

China creating surveillance system with face-scanning technology to 'detect' journalists: Report

Beijing: A Chinese province is creating a surveillance system with a face-scanning technology which aims to detect journalists and other "people of concern", according to media reports.

UAE govt restricts political activities of ousted Afghan president Ashraf Ghani

Kabul/IBNS: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) administration has restricted political activities of the ousted Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, and his associates, the current Taliban government of the country said.

Afghanistan: Girls urge Taliban to re-open schools for classes 7-12

Kabul/UNI: The girl students in Afghanistan have urged the Taliban government to provide them with educational opportunities as schools for girls of classes 7 to 12 have been closed since the Taliban takeover.

Pakistan: Women, children protest in Gwadar demanding their rights

Gwadar, Pakistan/IBNS: Women and children in Gwadar city of Pakistan took to the streets on Monday in solidarity with the movement launched for the rights of the people of Gwadar and other areas of Makran.

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul leaves five, including Taliban insurgent, wounded

Kabul: At least five people were wounded as a bomb, which was planted on road, went off in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday, media reports said.

Pakistan has not detected any Omnicron variant case so far: Dr Faisal Sultan

Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said Pakistan has not registered any new case of Omnicron variant of COVID-19 so far.

Pakistan: Massive irregularities in COVID-19 found in audit

An audit report on  Covid-19 expenditures has disclosed irregularities  of up to Rs5.24 billion in purchases of sugar, ghee and wheat flour by the Utility Stores Corporation (USC), including procurement of unfit ghee and edible oil worth Rs1.40bn, media reports said on Tuesday.

No gas for CNG stations in Pakistan's Sindh, Balochistan from Dec 1: SSGCL

Karachi/IBNS: Pakistani natural gas supplier, Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL), will now suspend gas supply to all the compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across Sindh and Balochistan from 8 am. on Dec 1 till Feb 15, according to media reports.

Pakistan: Sindh govt directs 11 senior officers not to relinquish charge

Pakistan is witnessing a growing struggle between the federal and Sindh government when Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has instructed 11 senior officers of PAS and PSP cadres, recalled by the Centre, not to relinquish charge of their present positions in the province till further orders.

ANP leader says funds by Korean bank to construct Dir expressway lapsed

Awami National Party (ANP) spokesperson and former senator Zahid Khan has claimed that  90 million dollars, which was earmarked by a Korean bank for construction of 120 kilometres Chakdara to Dir expressway, hsa now lapsed due to  disinterest of the currently ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

Pakistan: Lahore police manipulated 16k FIRs filed in 10 months to show low crime rate

Lahore/UNI: More than 16,000 FIRs filed by people were turned down by the Lahore police in past 10 months to show low crime data, according to police experts.

Afghan air forces hold first military drills since Taliban takeover - Reports

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik: Afghanistan's air force held its first military exercises since the Taliban (under UN sanctions for terrorism) came to power, Afghan news reported on Monday.

Webinar highlights the plight of mediapersons in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

New Delhi/IBNS: The Afghan media industry as well as its employees, including journalists, have been struggling to survive since the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban on Aug 15.