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As Keamari oil terminals close, petrol pumps start to shut down

Petrol pumps in various areas of the metropolis have started to shut down after authorities closed oil terminals in Keamari. Oil terminals closed after aeroallergen from soybean dust reportedly caused at least 14 deaths and affected hundreds more. Petrol pumps in Saddar and on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Karsaz have already closed down while throngs of cars rushed to join queues outside those that were still open.

Three 2014 Wagah Border attackers sentenced to death

A special Lahore anti-terrorism court sentenced three men to death for the 2014 suicide attack at the Wagah Border. The court announced the verdict on Wednesday. It found three men, Haseebullah, Saeed Jhan and Hussain, guilty and sentenced them to death five times. It also imposed a 300-year imprisonment and life imprisonments on the men. They have also been ordered to pay a Rs10 million fine.

Pakistan army successfully test fires Ra’ad 2 cruise missile

Pakistan Army has successfully test-fired the air-launched cruise missile ‘Ra’ad-II,’ according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Ra’ad 2 is an air to surface and underwater cruise missile, capable of delivering various warheads up to a range of 600 kilometers, according to military media wing. The training launch was part of a field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command for rehearsing the operational readiness procedures during day and night. 


Business & Tech

Hacker creates a device that can unlock luxury cars

Hacker creates a device called “Keyless repeater” which costs $9,000 allows users to unlock most luxury cars. The hacker also stated that his device can only unlock a limited set of luxury cars having frequencies between 22 and 40k such as Audi and Porsche models released after 2014. Popularly known as “Evan Connect”, the hacker demonstrated his device’s application in a video.

Robots are serving food to quarantined people in China hotel

A hotel in China has employed robots as staff to serve food to guests to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The robots work on all 16 floors and glides across the hallway of the hotel and says. “Hello. Cute Peanut is serving meals. Bon appetit,” according to the translation. Guests wearing masks collect their food and go back to their rooms.

China introduces app to prevent coronavirus from spreading

China has introduced a mobile app, “close contact detector,” allowing people to check whether they were in close proximity to a Coronavirus carrier. The application works by letting users check their status by scanning a QR code using applications like Alipay, WeChat, or QQ. The person is then directed to a page that requires them to enter their name and government ID number. Once all the information is added, the user’s status is displayed.


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As Keamari oil terminals close, petrol pumps start to shut down

Petrol pumps in various areas of the metropolis have started to shut down after authorities closed oil terminals in Keamari. Oil terminals closed after aeroallergen from soybean dust reportedly caused at least 14 deaths and affected hundreds more. Petrol pumps in Saddar and on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Karsaz have already closed down while throngs of cars rushed to join queues outside those that were still open.

Pakistani weightlifter wins another gold at an international competition

Pakistani weightlifter, Rabia Shahzad has won gold at the Glasgow Open Classic Weightlifting Championship 2020. Rabia Shahzad, aged 21, studies at IBA Karachi and trains independently without depending on any sort of support from the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation. Last year, Rabia Shahzad, clinched the gold medal at the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship held in the United Kingdom.

Three 2014 Wagah Border attackers sentenced to death

A special Lahore anti-terrorism court sentenced three men to death for the 2014 suicide attack at the Wagah Border. The court announced the verdict on Wednesday. It found three men, Haseebullah, Saeed Jhan and Hussain, guilty and sentenced them to death five times. It also imposed a 300-year imprisonment and life imprisonments on the men. They have also been ordered to pay a Rs10 million fine.

Pakistan army successfully test fires Ra’ad 2 cruise missile

Pakistan Army has successfully test-fired the air-launched cruise missile ‘Ra’ad-II,’ according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Ra’ad 2 is an air to surface and underwater cruise missile, capable of delivering various warheads up to a range of 600 kilometers, according to military media wing. The training launch was part of a field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command for rehearsing the operational readiness procedures during day and night. 

President Alvi receives official request for Darren Sammy’s Pakistani citizenship

Peshawar Zalmi Chairman, Javed Afridi, has requested President, Arif Alvi, to grant Darren Sammy honorary citizenship of Pakistan. Javed did this in a formal request to the President, giving him the reason that Sammy was not only the first player to step ahead in bringing PSL to Pakistan, but he also loves the country from the core of his heart. 

Man files petition against Ehd-e-Wafa, asks court to halt episodes

A man, identified as Zeeshan has moved Lahore’s high court and filed a petition against the popular drama serial ‘Ehd-e-Wafa’. Petitioner has claimed that the drama has negatively portrayed politicians and media personnel. He said that the roles being portrayed in the drama painted a negative image of Pakistan internationally. He has also requested to halt the episodes of drama from airing. The case has been taken up by the court. 


Sports

Pakistani weightlifter wins another gold at an international competition

Pakistani weightlifter, Rabia Shahzad has won gold at the Glasgow Open Classic Weightlifting Championship 2020. Rabia Shahzad, aged 21, studies at IBA Karachi and trains independently without depending on any sort of support from the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation. Last year, Rabia Shahzad, clinched the gold medal at the Hampshire Weightlifting Championship held in the United Kingdom.

President Alvi receives official request for Darren Sammy’s Pakistani citizenship

Peshawar Zalmi Chairman, Javed Afridi, has requested President, Arif Alvi, to grant Darren Sammy honorary citizenship of Pakistan. Javed did this in a formal request to the President, giving him the reason that Sammy was not only the first player to step ahead in bringing PSL to Pakistan, but he also loves the country from the core of his heart. 

Entertainment

Man files petition against Ehd-e-Wafa, asks court to halt episodes

A man, identified as Zeeshan has moved Lahore’s high court and filed a petition against the popular drama serial ‘Ehd-e-Wafa’. Petitioner has claimed that the drama has negatively portrayed politicians and media personnel. He said that the roles being portrayed in the drama painted a negative image of Pakistan internationally. He has also requested to halt the episodes of drama from airing. The case has been taken up by the court. 

Stranger Things teaser reveals Hopper is alive in season four

Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper in the Netflix series, shared the teaser or Stranger Things season four on Instagram which reveals that Hopper is alive. The last season of the show left many unanswered questions but the biggest question was whether Hopper was alive or not. The 50-second teaser takes the audience back to Russia where people working on train tracks can be seen with a glimpse of a clean shaved Hopper at the end.