Armed forces to be deployed for the India-Pakistan clash

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to deploy armed police officers around the Old Trafford stadium ahead of the 16th June match between the two arch-rivals. The politically unstable relationships between Pakistan and India have required ICC to lookout for all kinds of suspicious activities for the most sought after clash of the World Cup.

Complaint registered in Faisalabad police station against Fawad Chaudhry

The ministry of Science and Technology has said the “incident” between federal minister Fawad Chaudhry and journalist Sami Ibrahim should not be treated as a “clash between two institutions but as a conflict between two individuals”. A day ago, Ibrahim had filed a complaint against Chaudhry for slapping him, and accused him of using threatening language.

US warns India of ‘serious implications’ if it picks Russian defence

A senior American diplomat has warned India that its $500 billion deal of Russian S-400 air defense systems could put US-India relationships in jeopardy. US is ready to offer Lockheed Martin’s F-21 and Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter and even fifth generation F-35 jets to India if it agrees to scrap its S-400 purchase.

Passengers not to be screened thrice at Pakistani airports

As per new orders of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), passengers traveling abroad will now be searched by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Airport Security Force (ASF) and Pakistan Customs at the same counter, saving them the hassle of going through the screening process thrice which was causing a lot of inconvenience to the passengers and wasting time.

Meet Pakistan’s first space scientist from Balochistan at the University of Cambridge

Hailing from far flung village in Turbat, Balochistan, Dr. Yarjan Abdul Samad has made Pakistan proud by being the first Pakistani at Cambridge Graphene Centre, which researches and manufacture devices used in space. Dr. Yarjan is also the first Balochi scientist sent to outer space for purpose of scientific research and wishes to help make SUPARCO better with his experience. 

Pakistani healthcare startup wins award in US

Azaad Health, a Pakistan based healthcare startup, founded by Syed Abrar has won award for “Outstanding Entrepreneur from an Emerging Economy” at U.S. Department of State’s GIST Catalyst Competition 2019. Abrar was one of the 30 finalists at the competition from 18 different countries, and represented AzaadHealth, a global patient-owned health data exchange network, which aims to empower patients by democratizing health records.

Owner of tanker attacked in Gulf of Oman blames ‘flying objects’

One of the owners of the attacked oil tanker in Gulf of Oman have suggested that the crew might have seen bullets as they saw some objects flying over water before they were hit. This contradicts US government’s narrative suggesting an unexploded mine might have done the damage. Earlier, US has blamed Iran for the attacks on the ships.

Federal minister Fawad Chaudhry slapped journalist Sami Ibrahim in Faisalabad

In a wedding event at Faisalabad, Federal Minister for Science and Technology slapped and cursed BOL TV anchor Sami Ibrahim after a heated argument. Already the two were involved in battle of words on twitter. Apparently, Chaudhary was being blackmailed after he refused to give Rs. 200 million worth of adverts to Sami for BOL, when Fawad was information minister.

Faryal Talpur put under house arrest by NAB

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials have declared Faryal Talpur’s F8 residence in Islamabad as a sub-jail and placed her under house arrest hours after her arrest warrants were issued. Asif Ali Zardari, who is already in jail, and his sister are among the main accused in the case of money laundering of billions through fake accounts.

Church of England backs cannabis with a $10.5 billion investment

The Church of England, the mother of the international Anglican Communion, led by Queen Elizabeth II, will be changing its investment fund’s rules to allow for investments in medical cannabis, which is now legal in the U.K. under certain circumstances. The fund, however, will only invest in “properly licensed” companies with products “regulated for medicinal use.”