The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) has completely banned all kinds of advertisements featuring Indian actors or characters from being aired on electronic media. PEMRA’s statement included 11 multinational brands whose content was banned from running with immediate effect. The notice added that the ban shall remain until all these advertisements are produced in Pakistan with Pakistani characters.
According to a ranking by ShanghaiRanking of the world’s universities for 2019, Aga Khan University (AKU) has been ranked among the top 100 in the clinical medicine category and among top 500 in public health. In both clinical medicine and public health it was ranked in 151-200 group. University of Karachi also made to the list ranking 301-400 group in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pakistan’s Arslan Ash has won the championship of Tekken 7 at the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, Evo 2019, in Las Vegas. Ash, a relatively unknown player in the tournament, defeated South Korea’s Knee last night to be crowned the winner. The final round of the event featured 8 top professional gamers from 4 countries including the USA, South Korea, and Japan.
SHO Kulsoom Fatima, appointed two months ago in Pakpattan has manifested remarkable performance by solving 200 sexual abuse cases in her short tenure. In an interview to British Broadcasting Channel (BBC), Fatima revealed that she always wanted to do something for victims of sexual abuse. Luckily, she was appointed sub-inspector in Punjab Police and that gave her opportunity to work on her dream job.
An engineer by profession, Kulsoom Abdullah is a Pakistani-American Ph.D. scholar and is the first Muslim woman in the world to compete in an international weightlifting event while wearing Hijab. Kulsoom has made Pakistani proud by being the only woman to represent Pakistan in multiple weightlifting championships across the globe and that too while not compromising her family life.
A social media user has shared video of a man masturbating on a motorcycle publicly and making eye contact with the woman. The incident reportedly occurred early in the morning at Thokar Niaz Baig area in Lahore. The user claimed that a lot of women have suffered the same sort of harassment at the hands of this man.
In a landmark decision, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to travel without seeking male guardian’s permission. Under Saudi guardianship system, adult women were rendered as legal minors and their “guardians” — husband, father and male relatives — were allowed to exercise arbitrary authority over them. “A passport will be granted to any Saudi national who submits an application,” said a government ruling.
The federal cabinet decided has decided to bring down prices of naan and roti to their previous rates throughout the country. At present naan is selling at Rs12 to Rs15 in different cities of the country, as opposed to Rs. 8 and Rs. 10 earlier. Similarly, roti is available at Rs10 to Rs12 while its previous rate was Rs7 to Rs8.
Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services, Murad Saeed has said that Pakistan-issued driving licenses will be accepted in Dubai after signing of MoU. A team will be visiting the Gulf state in coming week for this purpose. Once MoU is signed, job opportunities for Pakistani expats will increase significantly, as there will be no need to get UAE license.
An alarmingly high rate of HIV/AIDS cases in Pakistan has raised concern globally, resulting in United Nations labelling the country among 11 countries with highest ratio of the disease. Newly released report states that sharp increase in cases in Pakistan, despite grant of “massive funding” by international health partners, has proved to be a severe blow to global efforts to curtail HIV/AIDS.