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Pakistan to export multiple JF-17 Thunder jets

Pakistan is aiming to export it’s JF-17 Thunder fighter planes to four countries, according to various reports. The country is looking for numerous perspective buyers across the globe including Myanmar, India’s neighbor and traditional defense partners of New Delhi i.e Nigeria. Myanmar has already bought four JF-17’s, furthermore, Pakistan hopes to sell them to Malaysia and Azerbaijan as well.

Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad wins gold medal in England

Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad  won a gold medal for the country in the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship. Rabia Shahzad, aged 21, IBA student and younger sister of the badminton sensation Mahnoor Shahzad emerged undefeated with 144.9 Sinclair points in her category.  Earlier, she claimed the silver medal in the 49-kilogram female category in the Welsh Open Weightlifting Championships. Rabia beat eight other weightlifters in the competition.

PTI government is trying to recover PTCL’s $800m from Etisalat

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is trying to recover $800 million from United Arab Emirates (UAE)  telecom giant Etisalat on account of privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in a press conference said that a meeting was held with Etisilat for retrieval of the owed $800 million and also promised that the government is fully responsible for the recovery of the accrued money. 


Business & Tech

This female mechanic can diagnose a car’s issue just by its sound

Uzma Nawaz, one of the few female car mechanics in Pakistan belongs to Dunyapur, a small town of South Punjab grew up with a passion for cars and completed her degree in mechanical engineering. Uzma followed her passion and degree against all the odds, started a job at Toyota Motor’s workshop in Multan later she was promoted to general repairs with determination and hard work. 

Ideas to replace police check posts, winner gets 2 million

Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Science and Technology called for people to come up with distinctive and futuristic ideas and solutions to replace Police checkpoints. The deadline for the competition is 3 weeks. As crossing checkpoints and waiting in queues become a hassle for the citizens, it is a great opportunity for the technology lovers to find a way to replace it.

WeRead App strives to promote the reading culture in Pakistan

Paper books are being replaced with E-books as people depend more and more on technology. Two innovators from Pakistan, Muhammad Zainulabadin Mughal and Sheikh Muhammad Sharjeel want to promote the reading culture in the country by way of their app. WeRead will help encourage the resurgence of a culture of reading and will also help underprivileged students access course books


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This female mechanic can diagnose a car’s issue just by its sound

Uzma Nawaz, one of the few female car mechanics in Pakistan belongs to Dunyapur, a small town of South Punjab grew up with a passion for cars and completed her degree in mechanical engineering. Uzma followed her passion and degree against all the odds, started a job at Toyota Motor’s workshop in Multan later she was promoted to general repairs with determination and hard work. 

Pakistan to export multiple JF-17 Thunder jets

Pakistan is aiming to export it’s JF-17 Thunder fighter planes to four countries, according to various reports. The country is looking for numerous perspective buyers across the globe including Myanmar, India’s neighbor and traditional defense partners of New Delhi i.e Nigeria. Myanmar has already bought four JF-17’s, furthermore, Pakistan hopes to sell them to Malaysia and Azerbaijan as well.

Female teacher booked for sexually abusing student

A female teacher has been booked for sexually abusing as well as blackmailing the student with inappropriate videos in Rahim Yar Khan. The student named Zohaib Ahmed registered a complaint against this action at B division police station. According to Zohaib his younger brother, aged 12 was given a sedative,  assaulted sexually and then recorded the odious act through which she blackmailed the boy several times.

Starbucks apologies after Pakistani man’s video goes viral

Starbucks, a renowned coffee house has been forced to issue an apology after a video uploaded by a Pakistani man, Sajid Kahloon who belongs to Gojra has gone viral on social media. According to the details Sajid payed for the homeless man’s bill but he still wasn’t allowed to sit and have food there. The video was viewed by thousands of people forcing the coffee chain to apologise for their staff’s behaviour. 

Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad wins gold medal in England

Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad  won a gold medal for the country in the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship. Rabia Shahzad, aged 21, IBA student and younger sister of the badminton sensation Mahnoor Shahzad emerged undefeated with 144.9 Sinclair points in her category.  Earlier, she claimed the silver medal in the 49-kilogram female category in the Welsh Open Weightlifting Championships. Rabia beat eight other weightlifters in the competition.

PTI government is trying to recover PTCL’s $800m from Etisalat

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is trying to recover $800 million from United Arab Emirates (UAE)  telecom giant Etisalat on account of privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL). Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in a press conference said that a meeting was held with Etisilat for retrieval of the owed $800 million and also promised that the government is fully responsible for the recovery of the accrued money. 


Sports

Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad wins gold medal in England

Pakistan’s Rabia Shahzad  won a gold medal for the country in the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship. Rabia Shahzad, aged 21, IBA student and younger sister of the badminton sensation Mahnoor Shahzad emerged undefeated with 144.9 Sinclair points in her category.  Earlier, she claimed the silver medal in the 49-kilogram female category in the Welsh Open Weightlifting Championships. Rabia beat eight other weightlifters in the competition.

Umar Akmal breaks Shahid Arfidi’s records

Umar Akmal made his comeback against Sri Lanka in the first T20I at Gaddafi Stadium only to be dismissed at the first ball. The captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and the chief Misbah-ul-Haq both decided to give Akmal another chance despite being missing from action in T20I for over three years. Akmal was dismissed on a duck 9th time breaking the previous record held by Shahid Afridi with 8 ducks. 

Entertainment

Mehwish Hayat appointed goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights

Pakistani actress and recipient of the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights by the  Ministry of Human Rights. Hayat announced about her appointment in a video message on Twitter saying: “Delighted to be appointed by the Ministry of Human Rights as Goodwill Ambassador 4 the rights of the girl child.” 

Priyanka Chopra would love to play James Bond

Priyanka Chopra, The Sky is Pink star mentioned she would love to play the role of female James bond. During an interview with Britain’s metro newspaper,  the 37-year old confidently nominated herself to be stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes. She also added that she’s always been keen on playing this role but she can’t put herself into the race but would definitely love to see a female Bond in her lifetime.