National & World

After pigeons, India takes Quaid-e-Azam Balloon into custody in occupied Kashmir

Indian officials spotted a green and white balloon featuring Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s image in the Arnia district of India-occupied Kashmir. The balloon had hearts and Pakistan Zindabad written on it. The balloon was taken into custody and sent for analysis. Moreover, security measures have been tightened due to “suspected drone activity” in the area. 

Naila Kiani becomes first Pakistani women to summit 8,035 meters peak Gasherbrum II in Pakistan

Naila Kiani has become the first lady mountaineer of Pakistan who successfully reached Gasherbrum II. The mountain is the 13th-highest mountain in the world and stands 8,035 meters above sea level. It is located in the Karakoram range and is the third-highest peak in the Gasherbrum Massif. Moreover, she climbed the peak after a few months of giving birth to her second child.

Overseas Pakistani Dice Foundation develop country’s first electric car and its battery

A Pakistani-run foundation has developed Pakistan’s first electric car and its battery. The prototype of the car will be unveiled in the coming months. According to Khursheed Qureshi, founder, and chairman of Dice Foundation, Pakistan has successfully developed its first indigenous electric vehicle by utilizing the expertise of Pakistani diasporans. Moreover, Overseas Pakistanis who work in the automobile industry built the electric vehicle


Business & Tech

NFT meme auction selects iconic and viral meme ‘Friendship Ended with Mudasir’

The viral and iconic meme ‘Friendship Ended with Mudasir’ is now finding its way into the crypto world as digital art, commonly known as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). The Lahore-based startup, Atler, is making moves for the NFT, which will have a formal auction on World Friendship Day (30 July). Moreover, this meme was uploaded by Muhammad Asif Ali Rana.

China, Pakistan plan free trade deal that includes carpet industry

China and Pakistan have included handmade carpets in their free trade agreement. It aims to create jobs for thousands of women working in the carpet industry in Pakistan. Pakistan’s hand-crafted carpet market has collapsed because of a number of trade-related challenges. Pakistan’s handmade carpet exports decreased from $300 million to $68 million in 2015.

Lucky motors to make Samsung mobile phone assembly plant in Pakistan

Samsung Gulf Electronics and Lucky Motors Corporation (LMC) have formed an agreement for the production of Samsung devices in Pakistan. As of now, it has been confirmed by the company through its notice to the exchange. The company has seen extreme success with its recent initiatives, such as bringing KIA, a South Korea-based company, to Pakistan to assemble cars. In addition, LUCK also acquired ICI Pakistan (ICI), as well as other investments.


Latest News

Constructing your dream home has never been easier- Shop with MarketDeal.pk to save cost and time

Despite the repercussions of COVID-19 pandemic on almost all commercial sectors, construction sector in the country is witnessing a boom. Even so, Pakistan’s cement sector posted the highest-ever monthly growth of 44.39 per cent in March at 5.773 million tonnes from 3.722m tonnes in the corresponding period last year due to a massive increase in domestic consumption and exports.

Former British spinner pulls out of Kashmir Premier League over ‘political pressure’

Monty Panesar, a Former British spinner, has withdrawn from the disputed Kashmir Premier League formulated by Pakistan. Panesar was one of the players initially supposed to play along with Herschelle Gibbs and Tillakaratne Dilshan. However, the veteran pulled out due to rising political tensions between India and Pakistan. On Twitter, he announced his decision to back off.

After pigeons, India takes Quaid-e-Azam Balloon into custody in occupied Kashmir

Indian officials spotted a green and white balloon featuring Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s image in the Arnia district of India-occupied Kashmir. The balloon had hearts and Pakistan Zindabad written on it. The balloon was taken into custody and sent for analysis. Moreover, security measures have been tightened due to “suspected drone activity” in the area. 

Viral meme of Pakistani cricket fan Gets Featured in Hong Kong Museum of Memes

Pakistani cricket fan, Sarim Akhtar, shared on Twitter a video depicting the Hong Kong Meme Museum with Akhtar’s ‘disappointed’ expression. Sarim also posted a picture of his meme that had been displayed at the museum. The meme of Sarim’s epic displeased pose with his hands on his waist and an equally displeased expression went viral during Pakistan vs Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

NFT’s first viral meme ‘Friendship ended with Mudasir’ auctions for $53,000

‘Friendship ended with Mudasir’, NFT’s first viral meme was sold by Alter, a Lahore and London-based startup, on Sunday for 20 Ether or $53,171. Alter’s Co-founder Zain Naqvi said, “This is a life-changing moment for all the creators.” It was posted by Muhammad Asif Ali Rana from Gujranwala. The crossed images of Mudasir posted on the bottom of the original post received 10,000 shares.

Sadaf Kanwal’s comments about husband’s rights spark controversy on Twitter

Pakistan’s award-winning model, Sadaf Kanwal’s comments about feminism and women’s role in marriage have left the internet reeling. People are rightfully puzzled by her odd remarks, particularly the one that says “our husbands are our culture.” Moreover, Kanwal made the claim to a local news channel that women are not oppressed in Pakistan. She told the interviewer, “They’re very strong, I think I am very strong, and I’m sure you are too.”

Naila Kiani becomes first Pakistani women to summit 8,035 meters peak Gasherbrum II in Pakistan

Naila Kiani has become the first lady mountaineer of Pakistan who successfully reached Gasherbrum II. The mountain is the 13th-highest mountain in the world and stands 8,035 meters above sea level. It is located in the Karakoram range and is the third-highest peak in the Gasherbrum Massif. Moreover, she climbed the peak after a few months of giving birth to her second child.


Sports

Former British spinner pulls out of Kashmir Premier League over ‘political pressure’

Monty Panesar, a Former British spinner, has withdrawn from the disputed Kashmir Premier League formulated by Pakistan. Panesar was one of the players initially supposed to play along with Herschelle Gibbs and Tillakaratne Dilshan. However, the veteran pulled out due to rising political tensions between India and Pakistan. On Twitter, he announced his decision to back off.

Pakistani swimmer Bisma Khan drops out from Tokyo Olympics but breaks national record in particular category

The Pakistani swimmer Bisma Khan pulled out of this weekend’s 50-meter freestyle heat 5 at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Bisma finished 7th out of eight athletes in Heat 5. She finished 56th out of 81 swimmers in the 50m freestyle category. However, the 19-year-old was able to surpass her personal best of 27.90 seconds, which is also a national record.

Entertainment

Sadaf Kanwal’s comments about husband’s rights spark controversy on Twitter

Pakistan’s award-winning model, Sadaf Kanwal’s comments about feminism and women’s role in marriage have left the internet reeling. People are rightfully puzzled by her odd remarks, particularly the one that says “our husbands are our culture.” Moreover, Kanwal made the claim to a local news channel that women are not oppressed in Pakistan. She told the interviewer, “They’re very strong, I think I am very strong, and I’m sure you are too.”

Pakistani man won hearts on internet who tracked down ‘Rahul’ in London to return his wallet

Ghazi Taimoor from Lahore tracked down the owner of a wallet he found on a London street and returned it to him. Apart from calling the police and bank, he tried to find its owner. This story has gone viral on Indian and Pakistani social media platforms. Furthermore, he found a wallet two days ago in Shoreditch High Street, London, that said it belonged to Rahul.