National & World

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets three-year extension

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been given an extension in term for three years. PM Imran Khan approved an extension in the term of the Army Chief. The decision has been taken in view of the the situation along the eastern border particularly Afghanistan and Kashmir, while nuclear threats from India are another reason for the decision.

Fourth Pakistani soldier martyred in Indian firing across LoC

Another Pakistani soldier martyred as India continues unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC), increasing the toll to four in last 24 hours. “Another brave son of soil laid his life in the line of duty,” said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet Friday morning. Sepoy Muhammad Sheeraz embraced shahadat in Buttal Sector.

PAF pilots awarded with military medals for downing Indian jet

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi conferred military honour upon two brave sons of the soil, Wing Commander Noman Ali and Squadron Leader Hasan Mehmood, for downing an Indian jet on February 27 in the aftermath of which an Indian pilot was arrested. Wing Commander Noman Ali was conferred Sitara-i-Jurat and Sq Leader Hasan Mehmood Siddiqui was awarded Tamgha-i-Jurat. 


Business & Tech

Apple vows to reward $ 1 million to anyone who can hack an iPhone

Apple has massively increased the amount it’s offering hackers for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs, up to $1 million. It’s by far the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company. That’s up from $200,000, and in fall the program will be open to all researchers. Previously only those on company’s invite-only bug bounty program were eligible to receive rewards.

Pakistani makes history by winning Tekken 7 tournament at EVO 2019

Pakistan’s Arslan Ash has won the championship of Tekken 7 at the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, Evo 2019, in Las Vegas. Ash, a relatively unknown player in the tournament, defeated South Korea’s Knee last night to be crowned the winner. The final round of the event featured 8 top professional gamers from 4 countries including the USA, South Korea, and Japan.

Inflation will peak in next few months and then go down: Asad Umar

PTI leader and former finance minister Asad Umar has said that according to his assessment inflation rates would peak in next two to four months. While speaking on a local news channel, Umar said that after few months, slowly inflation rate would start going down, which would be reflected in monetary policy and hence, interest rates would also go down. 


Latest News

Fourth ‘Matrix’ film officially confirmed with Keanu

The fourth film in Matrix series will be produced, with stars Keanu Reeves (‘Neo’) and Carrie-Anne Moss (‘Trinity’) reprising their roles and Lana Wachowski set to both write and direct the entry. The fourth film will be produced and directed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. The film is set to begin production in early 2020.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets three-year extension

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been given an extension in term for three years. PM Imran Khan approved an extension in the term of the Army Chief. The decision has been taken in view of the the situation along the eastern border particularly Afghanistan and Kashmir, while nuclear threats from India are another reason for the decision.

Fourth Pakistani soldier martyred in Indian firing across LoC

Another Pakistani soldier martyred as India continues unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC), increasing the toll to four in last 24 hours. “Another brave son of soil laid his life in the line of duty,” said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet Friday morning. Sepoy Muhammad Sheeraz embraced shahadat in Buttal Sector.

PEMRA completely bans content featuring Indian actors from being aired

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) has completely banned all kinds of advertisements featuring Indian actors or characters from being aired on electronic media. PEMRA’s statement included 11 multinational brands whose content was banned from running with immediate effect. The notice added that the ban shall remain until all these advertisements are produced in Pakistan with Pakistani characters.

PAF pilots awarded with military medals for downing Indian jet

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi conferred military honour upon two brave sons of the soil, Wing Commander Noman Ali and Squadron Leader Hasan Mehmood, for downing an Indian jet on February 27 in the aftermath of which an Indian pilot was arrested. Wing Commander Noman Ali was conferred Sitara-i-Jurat and Sq Leader Hasan Mehmood Siddiqui was awarded Tamgha-i-Jurat. 

US cuts Pakistan’s aid by $440 million bringing it to $4.1 billion

The United States has further cut Pakistan’s aid by $440 million, bringing down its commitments under Kerry Lugar Berman Act to just $4.1 billion, which is slightly over half of the total amount that Washington had promised to give nine years ago. The decision to cut Pakistan’s economic assistance, was revealed about three weeks before visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to US.


Sports

PSL 2020: Final to be held in Lahore, opening ceremony in Karachi

The playoffs and final of fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held in Lahore while Karachi will host opening ceremony on February 20. A meeting between franchise owners and PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani concluded with decision to play the entire fifth season in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi have been picked as four cities to host entire tournament.

Foreign cricketers refuse to play entire HBL PSL in Pakistan

Despite considerable improvement in security situation in Pakistan, some foreign cricketers have refused to play the entire fifth season of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League in Pakistan. Reportedly, franchises want to hold half season of next year’s PSL5 in United Arab Emirates (UAE), since they feel that it is currently not feasible to hold entire edition in Pakistan.

Entertainment

Fourth ‘Matrix’ film officially confirmed with Keanu

The fourth film in Matrix series will be produced, with stars Keanu Reeves (‘Neo’) and Carrie-Anne Moss (‘Trinity’) reprising their roles and Lana Wachowski set to both write and direct the entry. The fourth film will be produced and directed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. The film is set to begin production in early 2020.

Singer Mika Singh banned for life after performing in Pakistan

The Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), the mother body of all the 24 crafts of filmmaking, has banned singer Mika Singh aka Amrik Singh from any performance, recording, playback singing and acting in India ‘irrevocably forever’. The step was taken after a 30-second video clip of Mika’s performance at a wedding in Pakistan was released on Twitter.