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Committee formed to plan establishment of Dasu-Chilas safe city project

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi says the committee comprising of Inspector General Police Islamabad, RPO Hazara and WAPDA representatives should collectively chalk out a comprehensive plan within fifteen days

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Islamabad: Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Saturday formed a committee to prepare a plan for establishment of Dasu-Chilas safe city project in order to ensure foolproof security of Chinese nationals.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad, he said the committee comprising of Inspector General Police Islamabad, RPO Hazara and WAPDA representatives should collectively chalk out a comprehensive plan within fifteen days.

He said the aim of Safe City is not just to install cameras but a system that is equipped with modern technology and artificial intelligence tools. He emphasized its implementation on the pattern of Islamabad and Lahore.

Mohsin Naqvi said Safe city project will ensure surveillance and security of the whole area.

The Interior Minister said the security of Chinese nationals working for the development of Pakistan is our responsibility, assuring no effort will be spared in this regard.

 

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PNS ASLAT deployed on maritime security patrol in Indian Ocean

The PNS ASLAT will ensure the safety of merchant ships entering and leaving Pakistani ports with dedicated helicopters

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Karachi: Pakistan Navy on Saturday deployed Naval Warship PNS ASLAT on regional maritime security patrol in Indian Ocean.

According to a statement  issued from Rawalpindi on Saturday, the PNS ASLAT will ensure the safety of merchant ships entering and leaving Pakistani ports with dedicated helicopters.

The deployment of PNS ASLAT is also aimed at ensuring the safety of international shipping.

During the deployment, the Pakistan Navy Ship will participate in joint operations with friendly and partner countries in addition to its own operations.

The PNS ASLAT will also visit regional ports under the principle of maritime diplomacy.

This ship is equipped with the latest weapons and sensors, capable of dealing with multi-dimensional threats and conducting a wide range of maritime operations.

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Cannes Film Festival top prize: Who will win?

The 77th iteration of the festival began on May 14

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CANNES, France (Reuters): A Donald Trump biopic, a musical about a Mexican cartel boss and Francis Ford Coppola’s long-time passion project are just some of the films competing for the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize as the glamorous fest comes to a close on Saturday evening.

Jury president Greta Gerwig, the director behind last summer’s pink-hued hit ‘Barbie,’ will decide along with eight others which of the 22 films to award the Palme d’Or.

Jury members including U.S. actor Lily Gladstone and Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda have said they are well-aware their decision could make or break a director’s career.

Coppola’s much-hyped sci-fi epic ‘Megalopolis,’ starring Adam Driver, elicited a mix of opinions when it premiered last Thursday.

However, it’s ‘Emilia Perez,’ with Selena Gomez and Zoe Saldana, that is most heavily favoured to take the prize.

Critics were positively surprised with its musical numbers about a Mexican drug lord who transitions from male to female and opens a nonprofit to look into disappeared people.

Cannes has given particular love to old Hollywood names this year, Coppola included, with Meryl Streep and George Lucas receiving honorary lifetime awards, and George Miller and Kevin Costner invited to premiere their new films out of competition.

Additionally, established filmmakers Yorgos Lanthimos, David Cronenberg and Paul Schrader created plenty of excitement with their competition entries, but their chances look unpromising.

Other strong contenders include ‘All We Imagine As Light,’ India’s first competition film in 30 years, as well as ‘Anora,’ Sean Baker’s darkly funny drama about an erotic dancer in New York and the Demi Moore-led body horror “The Substance.”

‘The Apprentice,’ about former U.S. president Donald Trump, and ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’ by exiled Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof boosted attention thanks to their topicality, despite festival director Thierry Fremaux lamenting an increased focus on political and social issues in the industry.

The 77th iteration of the festival began on May 14.

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