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More than 500 complaints of harassment on social media received in two months

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Cybercrime circle of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received more than 500 applications in two months over harassment on social media. According to details, an alarming rise has been seen in the incidents in which indecent movies and pictures of the females are being used to black mail them. FIA sources

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Over 5.4mln women benefiting from BISP across the country

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Over 5.4 million women are benefiting from Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) across the country. According to details, with an increased budget of one hundred and fifteen billion rupees, the BISP has become Pakistan’s largest women financial inclusion programme. The program has started Biometric Verification System for facilitating the payment to

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Over 290,000 TDP families returned home in FATA

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – The federal government has ensured return of over two hundred and ninety thousand families of Temporarily Dislocated Persons (TDPs) to their homes in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) so far. According to sources at the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions, the repatriation process of remaining 44,960 families is expected to

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Usage of dry ports increases to evade taxes: report

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Tax evaders have escalated usage of dry ports as the concerned authorities have taken strict measures against them. As a result of the said activity, work load on dry ports of Islamabad, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Sambrail has swelled by 60pc. Similarly, 60pc reduction in submission of documents of goods declaration has

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ED blasts in India higher than Iraq, Afghanistan

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – India had the highest number of bomb blasts in the world in the past year, according to a report of the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC), which functions within India’s primary counter-terror force, the National Security Guard (NSG). India’s number is even higher than that of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

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Pakistan to surpass Canada’s economy by 2050: PwC report

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – A report by management consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) forecasts that Pakistan could surpass the Canadian economy by 2050. “By 2050, emerging economies such as Mexico and Indonesia are likely to be larger than the UK and France, while Pakistan and Egypt could overtake Italy and Canada,” PWC said in a report.

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Pakistan leaves other South Asian countries behind in reducing corruption

BERLIN (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 has improved, the Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) declared in a report on Wednesday. Chairman TI Pakistan Advocate Sohail Muzaffar said that Pakistan CPI 2016 score has increased by 2 points from 30 to 32 out of 100. Pakistan’s rank in

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Snowy Kaghan, Shogran attract tourists from all over Pakistan

KAGHAN (Sarzameen News) – The mountains of Kaghan Valley under white blankets of snow have enhanced the beauty of place manifold. Tourists including women and children from all over Pakistan are visiting Kaghan and Shogran to enjoy snowfall and winter. Jeep safari in Shogran is also a big adventure for tourists these days and they

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Pakistan’s economy set to grow further in 2017: report

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan’s economy is all set to grow further during current year due to government’s pro-growth policies. A report carried by a section of press on Wednesday said 2017 may be the best year in the country’s 70-year-long history. The annual Gross Domestic Product may increase from 270 billion dollars to around

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All is not well between Sindh government and Rangers: analyst

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Senior analyst Kamran Khan has said that Sindh government has not extended the tenure of Rangers in the province due to which all the authorities of Rangers have been suspended. Talking in a private TV programme, the analyst said that all is not well between Sindh government and Rangers. He said

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