Money Heist, one of the most awaited series on Netflix has returned with its third season. However, what made it more exciting for people of Pakistan, was the apparent connection of Islamabad with the heist. It is revealed that a team of 65 members based in Islamabad is helping Professor (Álvaro Morte) track the data he and his team needs to fight the war.
In an official post on social media, Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) has lauded President of Pakistan for ‘leading by example’ to make way for others. Recounting President Arif Alvi’s travel experience on flight PK 301 from Islamabad to Karachi, the national flag carrier commended his decision to adjust three of his family members in economy class due to flight load.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has departed for his 3-day visit to United States on a commercial Qatar Airways flight. The decision to fly through Qatar airways is in line with the Prime Minister’s austerity drive to “save taxpayer money”. In stark contrast to visits by previous chief executives, PM Imran’s entire trip to US is expected to cost $60,000.
Ozbay Asil, well known Turkish biker girl, appreciates Pakistani hospitality after her short visit to Lahore. Asil, who travels across the globe, has said that the amount of love and warmth showered by the friendly Pakistani people is unmatched. Asil also said that the food is delicious and she would love to visit the country again in future.
The ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hamad Obaid Alzaabi has revealed that the UAE Consulate will open a visa centre in Karachi this September. Opening first week of September, the visa centre will be UAE’s biggest facility in Asia. Similarly, another visa centre in Islamabad will be functional in October. The entire team for the centre would come from UAE.
A PIA flight skidded off the runway as pilot failed to control the plane while landing. Flight PK 605, carrying 48 passengers, was flying from Islamabad to Gilgit Saturday morning. No injuries were reported and all passengers and crew aboard the flight are safe. The PIA CEO ordered an investigation into the accident and lauded the professionalism of the pilot.
Selena Khawaja, known as Mountain Princess, has successfully scaled Spantik Peak at 10 years of age. A 7000-meter mountain has not been scaled by anyone younger than Selena in history of mountaineering. She already has records of summiting 5,000m and 6,000m peaks. In June 2019, she scaled Mingli Sar (6050m) whereas in 2018 she climbed Quz Sar Peak (5765m).
After a record breaking revenue by the Ministry of Communications, Murad Saeed has set a new precedent for other ministers. Murad’s ministry has generated a revenue of Rs. 43.32 billion during 2018-19 compared to Rs 28.64bn in 2017-18, registering a record increase of Rs 14.68bn (51.25% increase) during the period. Murad was also able to recover Rs. 7 billion.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday in a mega corruption case pertaining to the award of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contracts. An accountability court in Islamabad has granted 13-day physical remand of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader. Abbasi will be presented before the court on August 1.
An annual study based on online interviews has placed Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malala Yousafzai in list of World’s Most Admired People of 2019. The list topped by Michelle Obama and Bill Gates, has placed PM Imran and Nobel Prize laureate Malala in the top 20. World known politicians and many Hollywood and Bollywood stars have also made to the list.