By Martin Howell ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Something very significant is under way in Pakistan, the government in Islamabad would like you to believe. A small group of foreign journalists, Reuters correspondents included, was given Pakistan's new narrative by Prime Minister Imran Khan, its army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and other top government officials and generals during a visit to the country earlier this month. Some of the comments of the officials were for publication, others were not, but the message remained consistent. In summary, Pakistan says it is tired of conflict, opposed to extremism, open for peace talks and clamping down on corruption. It also insists it is run by politicians, with the military partnering rather than dominating. That all sounds good. There is just one problem – around much of the world many with a close understanding of the situation remain highly sceptical. In New Delhi, the view even beyond the more hawkish elements in Indian Prime Minister … [Read more...] about Pakistan says it is on the road to major change, but few are fully persuaded
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YouTube is rolling out a new service that could help slow the spread of fake news delivered via video. When people turn to YouTube for news stories and type in certain terms or topics that are “prone to misinformation,” so-called information panels will pop up to debunk rumors or point out fake or misused videos, BuzzFeed News first reported. For example, say you’re on YouTube searching for a story about Milli Vanilli’s Fab Morvan and his awesome singing voice. (Just work with me here.) An information panel could pop up declaring “Hoax Alert!” because Fab Morvan didn’t actually sing in Milli Vanilli. The information contained in those little information panels is provided by YouTube’s verified fact-checking partners, who go through an eligibility process derived from schema.org ClaimReview markup process. Once they’re onboarded, the eligible publishers can write fact check articles that could show in search results on YouTube. … [Read more...] about YouTube’s new fact-check feature will try to pour water on viral conspiracy videos
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI -- India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other's fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint. Both countries have ordered air strikes over the last two days, the first time in history that two nuclear-armed powers have done so, while ground forces have exchanged fire in more than a dozen locations. Tensions have been running high since at least 40 Indian paramilitary police died in a Feb. 14 suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base. A senior Indian government source said 300 militants were killed in Tuesday's strike. Pakistan says no one died. The White House condemned the intensifying conflict and urged "both sides to take immediate … [Read more...] about World urges restraint as India, Pakistan trade blows over Kashmir
By Adam Garrie Published: February 19, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Members of Iranian revolutionary guards corps (IRGC) attend the funeral of fellow guards, who were killed in a suicide attack, in southeastern city of Isfahan on February 16, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Hours before a plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), along with a Saudi delegation of 200 men, landed in Islamabad, Iran formally summoned Pakistan’s ambassador in Tehran. According to Iran, the summoning of Pakistan’s ambassador had nothing to do with MBS’ visit to Pakistan, during which Imran Khan’s PTI government looks to secure lucrative investment deals with the cash-rich Kingdom. Instead, Iran claims that the summoning was due to a suicide terror attack in the south-eastern Iranian hinterlands between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, which took the lives of around 30 elite Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) members, while … [Read more...] about Influenced by India, is Iran projecting its anti-Saudi frustrations onto Pakistan?
Mobile application will provide services like complaint handling, e-commerce and information about postal services 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories Pakistan Post seeking to establish logistics companyAs it plans to enter lucrative business of transporting heavy goodsPTI demands CM Murad's resignationDemand comes after govt placed Murad's name on the ECLSaeed orders probe into NHFHS corruptionState minister orders FIA to submit report within a monthCM Murad wants to generate 250MW of electricity from garbageWe produce 17,000 tonnes of garbage and can easily install five plants to generate 250MW electricity, says Shah … [Read more...] about Pakistan Post launches new mobile app in major revamp efforts