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NADRA decided to reserve every Friday for women

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has decided to reserve every Friday for women. Each Friday, NADRA officials will only issue CNIC cards to women.The people have appreciated NADRA’s initiative with Some saying that this empowers women in the country. Others suggest that women will more actively participate in the electoral process because of this measure.

Supermarkets in Asia are now using banana leaves for packaging

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative after a local firm featured the idea on Facebook. The novel idea caught attention of Vietnamese supermarkets. According to the supermarket’s representatives they are still in the testing phase but will be replacing plastic packaging with leaves soon. 

Dead chickens delivered to a restaurant in Islamabad

A video has recently surfaced on social media, where a chicken supplier was seen readying a pickup full of dead chicken for delivery. When asked he clearly mentioned that he will be delivering the chicken to “Bao Jee Murgh Pulao at Khanna Pul” Islamabad. An inquiry has been initiated after the release of video to ascertain the authenticity and food samples have been taken for testing by Deputy Director of ICT Food department. 


Business & Tech

China to invest $10 billion in oil and gas sector: Khusro

China has decided to invest $10 billion in oil and gas, $4 billion in local manufacturing and steel sector and $9 billion have been approved for ML-I railway project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to Minister for Planning, Development, and Reform, Khusro Bakhtyar. The government has taken several important decisions that paved the way for the finalization of the Gwadar master plan and preliminary design of the ML-1 project, operationalization of Gwadar Port and free zone. 

Google accidentally breaks Chrome with an experimental update

Google Chrome’s experimental power-saving feature dubbed ‘WebContents Occlusion’, was silently rolled out to many users around the world and was developed to improve the overall browsing experience but it ended up burning millions of dollars. Even though the average home user was not affected, thousands of enterprise users were left without service and complained they lost a day and half of the work which affected their whole month’s revenue. 

Pakistan’s current account in surplus after 4 years

After a gap of more than four years, Pakistan posted $99 million current account surplus in October. The latest data released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) showed recovery from long prevailing deficits, but four-month current account position still showed a deficit of $1.5 billion.  Current account deficit in last fiscal year, clocked in at $12.75bn, down 36 per cent from record-high $19.9bn in FY18.


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NADRA decided to reserve every Friday for women

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has decided to reserve every Friday for women. Each Friday, NADRA officials will only issue CNIC cards to women.The people have appreciated NADRA’s initiative with Some saying that this empowers women in the country. Others suggest that women will more actively participate in the electoral process because of this measure.

China to invest $10 billion in oil and gas sector: Khusro

China has decided to invest $10 billion in oil and gas, $4 billion in local manufacturing and steel sector and $9 billion have been approved for ML-I railway project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to Minister for Planning, Development, and Reform, Khusro Bakhtyar. The government has taken several important decisions that paved the way for the finalization of the Gwadar master plan and preliminary design of the ML-1 project, operationalization of Gwadar Port and free zone. 

Supermarkets in Asia are now using banana leaves for packaging

Supermarkets in Vietnam have adopted an initiative from Thailand that makes use of banana leaves instead of plastic as a packaging alternative after a local firm featured the idea on Facebook. The novel idea caught attention of Vietnamese supermarkets. According to the supermarket’s representatives they are still in the testing phase but will be replacing plastic packaging with leaves soon. 

Google accidentally breaks Chrome with an experimental update

Google Chrome’s experimental power-saving feature dubbed ‘WebContents Occlusion’, was silently rolled out to many users around the world and was developed to improve the overall browsing experience but it ended up burning millions of dollars. Even though the average home user was not affected, thousands of enterprise users were left without service and complained they lost a day and half of the work which affected their whole month’s revenue. 

Dead chickens delivered to a restaurant in Islamabad

A video has recently surfaced on social media, where a chicken supplier was seen readying a pickup full of dead chicken for delivery. When asked he clearly mentioned that he will be delivering the chicken to “Bao Jee Murgh Pulao at Khanna Pul” Islamabad. An inquiry has been initiated after the release of video to ascertain the authenticity and food samples have been taken for testing by Deputy Director of ICT Food department. 

Pakistan’s current account in surplus after 4 years

After a gap of more than four years, Pakistan posted $99 million current account surplus in October. The latest data released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) showed recovery from long prevailing deficits, but four-month current account position still showed a deficit of $1.5 billion.  Current account deficit in last fiscal year, clocked in at $12.75bn, down 36 per cent from record-high $19.9bn in FY18.


Sports

Swimmer Kiran Khan secures 10 gold medals for Pakistan Army

Olympian swimmer Kiran Khan from Lahore has taken the ongoing National Games in Peshawar by storm by winning 10 gold medals for her team Army. She previously achieved a similar feat in the National Games of 2001 where she won 13 medals in total, which included 7 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals and now has a total of 47 international medals and 337 national gold medals to her name now.

Pakistani commando wins gold medal in international shooting event

Pakistani commando Arsalan Anwar hailing from Sindh, Pakistan has won gold medal  in the Asian International Defensive Pistol Association Cup (IDPA) competition held in Bangkok. More than 100 shooters from 10 Asian countries participated in the event but Arsalan beat them all by hitting 118 targets in 6.16 minutes in the final round of practical shooting. Furthermore, he also secured 3rd position in the international category. 

Entertainment

Rabi Pirzada says leaked pictures have brought her closer to God

Rabi Pirzada has finally shed some light on the case of her leaked nude pictures, in a video interview released by a local news outlet on Thursday. The former singer started by disclosing her conversations with God. She claimed she has been guided through a trial and that the controversy has brought her closer to Him than ever before. 

Hamza Abbasi quits entertainment industry to devote life to Islam

In a 23 minute video titled ‘From Atheism to Islam’ released on social media, Hamza Abbasi announced that he will be quitting the entertainment industry. In the video, Abbasi clarified that he is quitting acting not because it is forbidden in Islam, but because he wants to do something different in order to spread the message of God.  Hamza also