ISLAMABAD: A Crisis Management Cell has been established at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here to address the developing situation and update on the well-being of and latest information of Pakistani citizens living in New Zealand.
In order to provide timely information and assistance, MOFA personnel will remain available round the clock. In addition, Pakistan’s High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner in New Zealand will also be available for information and assistance.
Immediate family members of victims can apply for a visa at https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa. Applicants may send application number and scanned copies of passports to the Honorary CG Moin Fudda, at email: [email protected] or WhatsApp: +923428200200.
DIK: Two killed in incidents of violence
D.I.KHAN: Two men and a child were killed in separate incidents of violence at different localities of the district, police confirmed here Tuesday.
In the first incident of target-killing occurred at Ramak Adda tehsil Purwa when unknown attackers opened fire on Muhammad Aslam a manager of the local bus stand. As a result, he died on the spot.
In another incident, a 70-year-old Qudratullah was killed by his rivals in the limits of Cantt. Police station. A third incident occurred at Lakhara, where an airgun went off accidentally by a boy injuring a seven-year-old child. The child succumbed to injuries on the spot. Police has registered the cases and started investigations.
‘World to lose $6 trillion due to cyber-attacks by 2020’
ANKARA: Companies and households all around the world may incur losses worth $6 trillion due to cyberattacks by 2020, said head of Turkey’s Mobile Service Provider Businessmen’s Association (MOBILSIAD).
The world lost $3 trillion due to cyberattacks in 2015 and these financial losses are predicted to reach $3.5 trillion last year, Prof. Kerem Alkin told state news agency.
He stressed that in 2020, the world’s cyber-security expenses, which are currently around $100 billion, will also reach $1 trillion.
“In 2020, the number of smart devices will reach 200 billion and, people will use 300 billion passwords for everyday life,” he said.
Between 2015 and 2017, an average of one company was exposed to cyberattack for ransom in every 40 seconds, he noted.
It is expected that this rate would reach every 14 seconds this year, he added.
“Illegal organizations turn towards cyberattacks due to high profit and low cost,” he underlined.
Touching on ransomware issue, he said that last year illegal organizations earned $5 billion from ransom attacks across the world.
Ransomware — a kind of malware — locks or limits using computers’ hard drive until paying a ransom to an illegal organization.
Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case!
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court here has granted bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds suspending his sentence in Al-Azizia case or six weeks.
According to details, a three-judge bench led by CJP granted bail to the deposed prime minister enabling him to seek medical treatment within the country. He will not be allowed to leave the country.
The bail has been granted against two surety bonds of Rs. 5 million each and as soon as its period is over he will have to surrender himself to jail authorities. Sharif’s advocate had requested for bail for eight weeks.