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UK Bans Any Use of Mobile Phones While Driving

Drivers who use hand-held phones in any way behind the wheel will face £200 fines and possible bans when changes in the law take account of smartphones.While making calls or texting on a hand-held mobile while driving is already illegal, taking photos, scrolling through a playlist or even playing games

Pemra Bans Mehwish Hayat’s Biscuit TV Ad

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the advertisement of a biscuit company featuring actress Mehwish Hayat.According to the official notification issued by PEMRA directing all channels that visuals of advertisements must be approved by an in-house monitoring committee prior to their telecast.In a statement, the regulatory authority said: “It has been observed with

PEMRA Bans Media Coverage of Lahore Motorway Gang Rape Case

 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday imposed a ban on media coverage of Lahore motorway gang rape case.According to details, the ban was imposed by the regulatory body after directives from an anti-terrorism court hearing the case. The PEMRA has conveyed its decision via handout sent to all

Saudi Arabia: Complete Lifting of Travel Bans from January 1

Saudi Arabia has announced it will lift travel bans to curb the spread of the corona virus from January 1, but the ban on international flights for people with certain conditions has been partially lifted since Tuesday, September 15.The Saudi Interior Ministry has said that "from January 1, 2021, airports,

State Bank Bans Service Charges on Government Utilities

In a recent development, the State Bank of Pakistan has placed an order for all banks to not receive service charges from the public on any government utility. This development was put in motion when the Traffic Police started receiving numerous complaints, following the introduction of E-Challan, about banks receiving

PCB Bans Umar Akmal From All Forms of Cricket for Three Years

Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has been banned for three years, from all cricket, by Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel Mr Justice (retired) Fazal-e-Miran Chauhan.Akmal had not requested for a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal, after he was charged for two breaches of Article 2.4.4 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code