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.
A life-size sculpture of Abdul Sattar Edhi was unveiled in Quetta this week as a fitting tribute to his services. A 16.5-feet tall statue was crafted by sculptor Ishaq Lehri. The founder of the largest volunteer ambulance network in the world, Edhi died on July 8, 2016, in Karachi. In addition, Edhi dedicated his entire life to helping the poor of the country.
In Pakistan, Green sea turtles’ breeding declined by 30% in the last ten years due to environmental degradation and eroding habitats. The loss of traditional nesting sites has caused further threats to the already endangered Green sea turtles in Pakistan. Sandspit and Hawkes Bay, beaches in Karachi, are ideal nesting spots for rare green turtles due to their sandy shorelines.
The PTCL Group and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) conducted 5G tests in Peshawar under the auspices of the Department of Science and Information Technology. During the demonstration, remote surgery, cloud gaming, and upcoming 5G applications in Pakistan were showcased. As soon as the infrastructure and systems are operational, surgeons will be able to perform surgeries in far-flung areas remotely.
The Interior Ministry has decided to create a women’s market for them to operate their businesses and stalls in Islamabad. Sheikh Rashid, the Minister of Interior, announced this during a recent meeting with a delegation of the Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Government officials are working to promote women’s role in everyday life.
A Turkish actor, Engin Altan, filed a complaint against TikToker Kashif Zameer, who was then arrested on fraud charges. The FIR was registered in Lahore at the Racecourse police station. Engin Altan was invited by Kashif for a shoot for Chaudhary Group of Companies, but no payment was made. In response to Engin’s compensation demands, Kashif terminated the contract.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) reports that only 40 out of 205 universities have a successful learning management system. Additionally, 80% of Pakistani universities do not have proper online education. During the Covid-19 pandemic, scholars, students, and staff at Pakistani universities were forced to adopt online learning.
Real Madrid announced that Sergio Ramos would leave the club after 16 seasons, as his contract would expire at the end of the month. Furthermore, in the presence of club president Florentino Perez, Madrid will hold a farewell ceremony on Thursday for their captain. Ramos appeared in 671 games and scored 101 goals for Real Madrid.
CR7 removed Coca-Cola bottles from his Euro 2020 press conference, causing the company’s market value to plummet by $4 billion. In advance of Portugal’s match against Hungary on Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo was giving a press conference when the soft drinks were placed by his seat. He removed them from view and urged people to “drink water instead.”
Pakistani actress Hania Amir and singer Asim Azhar’s mysterious tweets topped Twitter trends in Pakistan. The trend began after Hania posted a video of her with Wajahat Rauf’s son on Instagram. The video of Hania has been the subject of hateful comments since Friday. The public accuses her of displaying “vulgarity” to get attention.
Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who made his Bollywood debut with Sonam Kapoor, will star in Ms. Marvel as well. Haroon Rashid, a BBC entertainment journalist, shared the news on Twitter. He said that Fawad Khan is the first Muslim superhero in Ms. Marvel. Fawad is listed on the official IMDB page for the show. As of yet, Marvel has not commented.