Author: Zahra Nadeem

Aman ambulance service suspended

Aman ambulance service has temporarily discontinued its operations due to lack of funds from the Sindh government. According to an ambulance service official  due to unavailability of funds since the last few months they had to cut fleet and services before suspending the services which also lead to delay in payment of staff salaries for over four months. 

Pakistan avoids FATF blacklist

Pakistan avoids The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist on Friday. FATF decided to keep Pakistan on the grey list as Islamabad failed to fully implement the 27-point Action plan. Pakistan’s efforts on the agreed five action points were appreciated but it’s position on other points were partially acknowledged or rejected by the global body, providing the country another four months to complete the remaining actions. 

Babar Azam One Century Away From Breaking Virat Kohli’s T20 Record

Babar, who turns 25 on Tuesday, smashed yet another T20 century this year, entering into the list of elite cricketers, including Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Record for the most number of T20 centuries belong Virat Kohli as well as Chris Gayle with 4 centuries a year. Babar hammered 102 runs against Sindh in the National T20 Cup on Sunday, this is his third century of the year. 

Pakistan will consider India’s attempt to divert water flow an act of aggression: FO

Foreign Office(FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that Pakistan had “exclusive rights” over three Western rivers. According to Times of India  Modi said that his government would stop the water flowing to Pakistan as it belongs to their country. Dr Faisal put light on the current situation of Kashmir and some more statements coming from Indian leadership would be and example of India’s aggression and irresponsibility.

PM Imran launches ‘Kamyaab Jawan’ programme

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched on Thursday the ‘Kamyab Jawan’ programme – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s initiative for the welfare and progress of the country’s youth. During the inauguration ceremony in Islamabad he announced Rs.100 billion loan being embarked as a part of this programme. Later, he promised the youth that all loans will be disbursed purely on merit. 

Woman from Hazara makes it to BBC’s ‘100 Women of 2019’

Jaila Haider, a woman from Hazara Pakistan is included in The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s ‘100 Women of 2019′ list. Jaila, being a human rights lawyer is working zestfully for women rights and offer free legal services to needy women across the country.  BBC has enlisted her as the ‘first woman lawyer from the Hazara community’. 

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.