Author: Samman Iqbal

In the fast paced world no one has time to read wordy articles, hence, we at Inflics work hard to keep you informed of the latest news with short excerpts.

Muslim man in India lynched on video in a case of religious violence

Indian police has arrested 11 people after a 10-minute video went viral showing a Muslim man being beaten up by group of men. Tabrez Ansari, 24, who later succumbed to his wounds, was tied to a pole, was tortured and forced to shout “Jai Shri Ram” (Hail Lord Ram). Hindu vigilantes accused Tabrez had carried out burglary in Jharkhand.

IHC announces rule for second marriage

The Islamabad High Court has declared that the permission in writing from the arbitration council is mandatory for second marriage, even if the husband has prior permission from the first wife. The court said that under the Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961, the person doing second marriage without permission is liable to punishment and fine or both.

Daughter of Uzbekistan’s late leader returns $1 billion to state

Gulnara Karimova, daughter of late Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in 2017 on charges of fraud and money-laundering. The jailed Karimova has now begged her father’s successor to release her after claiming she gave 1.2 billion dollars (one billion euros) of her “personal assets” to the state in interest of republic’s budget.

PM House no longer to be converted into a university

After spending a total of Rs 30 million on feasibility report of grand plan to convert Prime Minister House in Islamabad into a fully operational university for masses, the government is now planning to set up an engineering institute instead. The institute will offer research and academic facilities from Masters to PhD in fields of engineering and emerging technologies.

Letting Google launch Android was my greatest mistake: Bill Gates

America’s business tycoon and co-founder Microsoft, Bill Gates has recently revealed that his biggest mistake ever was giving Google the opportunity to launch Android, which eventually led ‘Microsoft to not be what Android is’. Gates further stated that, Android became the non-Apple phone, which Microsoft phones could have been. However, his decision led to doom of Windows phones.

Post Pulwama, lone Pakistani submarine baffled Indian Navy

The Indian Navy (IN) deployed a sizeable chunk of its fleet and supporting air arm to trace a Pakistan Navy (PN) submarine following the suicide attack in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district. As relationships worsened, India was unable to locate an advanced Pakistani Agosta-class submarine – PNS Saad and extensively searched for it 21 days using all kinds of modern warfare.

JF-17 Thunder becomes the star attraction at Paris Air Show

Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) JF-17 Thunder witnessed hordes of aviation enthusiasts who turned up to witness the dynamic aerial display on the final day of the 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Paris. The locally manufactured JF-17 Thunder remained the star attraction of the show, among other aircrafts and defence equipment displayed at the show.

Pakistan receives help from Qatar in form of $3 billion

Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in an official Tweet has revealed that during his two-day visit to Pakistan, the Emir of Qatar HRH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani announced $3 billion in deposits and direct investments for Pakistan. The break up of the $3 billion aid was not provided by the ministry.

MNAs barred from using word ‘selected’ for PM Imran Khan

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri has directed MNAs to refrain from using word ‘selected’ for Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Deputy Speaker said that as a member of assembly, the Prime Minister was elected through votes and any insult to any member is intolerable. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has, however, decided to consult lawyers regarding legality of the ban.

Airport tax to be paid in Pakistani rupees instead of US dollars

As the Pakistani currency continues to dwindle down against the US Dollar, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to rationalise airport charges, which now have to be paid in Pakistani rupees only. Passengers were earlier required to pay $20 and the rate has now been rationalised to Rs2,800 per passenger, with immediate effect, on international departures.