The Edhi Foundation was awarded the Isa Award for Service to Humanity in a ceremony in Bahrain’s capital Manama for its humanitarian services. The award is worth a US$1 million reward, along with a medal of pure gold and a high certificate of appreciation. The charity organisation was shortlisted along with several other qualifiers from other countries by an international jury.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik has said that monthly operational losses of the national flag carrier have been cut to half. The CEO said that the losses have been brought down to Rs1.5 billion as compared to more than Rs3 billion suffered earlier. However, a lot more still needs to be done to deal with PIA’s liabilities.
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Museum in Karachi has dedicated an entire section to Operation Swift Retort, which led to downing of India’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Varthaman’s likeness and the remains of the aircraft he piloted form the main attractions of the exhibit. A mannequin painted to resemble the wing commander and dressed in his flight overalls has put on display.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has refused to travel abroad for his medical treatment under the conditions proposed by the government. The government wants submission of Rs7 billion as surety bonds — equivalent to the fines imposed on him by an accountability court in two corruption cases Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Avenfield properties — in which he was convicted.
Lahore’s air quality remained ‘hazardous’ with an air quality ranking of 447, according to Air Visual’s Air Quality Index (AQI) list. The Punjab capital is ranked second most polluted city in the world, according to Air Visual, which records air pollution levels across the globe in real time. According to Air Now, “the entire population is more likely to be affected” at hazardous level.
Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said on Tuesday. The prisoner swap deal could pave the way for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
In a recent turn of events, Kevin Feige has announced that three new superheroes will be landing in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Feige revealed that it would actually be Ms Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk that will show up in films, although it’s unknown whether they’ll fight alongside the Avengers in ensemble films or just as supporting players in other characters’ standalone films.
In its latest terms of service set to commence from December 10, YouTube could easily delete your account if the channel is not profitable. The section title titled “Account Suspension & Termination” has made content creators very nervous. This also means that creators could lose out on their Gmail, Google Photos and documents if they are no longer profitable on the video platform.
Not only did Pakistani models walk the ramp at this year’s Milan Fashion week, but culture of Chitral stole the show. In an effort to raise awareness about the Kalash and to provide their community with income, designer Stella Jean collaborated with Chitral Women’s Handicrafts Center, founded by 22-year-old Karishma Ali. For weeks, 46 women in the center embroidered more than 4,000 meters of material for her.
An instant desert locust activity observed in Malir and adjoining areas of Karachi has concerned residents of the city. However, Department of Plant Protection of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has said that sudden surge is a part of the creature’s migration from summer-monsoon breeding zone towards coastal areas of Balochistan and does not pose any risk to food supply.