National & World

PM Shehbaz Sharif nominates brave oil tanker driver from Quetta for Tamgha-e-Shujaat

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while nominating Faisal Baloch for Tamgha-e-Shujaat, commended the oil tanker driver for risking his own life to save that of countless others. Head of Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Salman Sufi had invited Faisal to Islamabad as a guest of honour for his bravery that resulted in saving many lives. 

25 Saudi universities to receive 600 Pakistani students on fully funded scholarships

Six hundred Pakistanis will receive fully funded Saudi scholarships to join top universities in the Kingdom. The scholarship initiative, which was announced by the Kingdom last year, was launched by the Saudi Ministry of Education earlier this week. It includes 25 universities that will receive students pursuing diploma, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies. The students will join their respective programs in September-October.

Qarshi Jam-e-Shirin distances itself from video interview of Dua Zehra

Qarshi Jam-e-Shirin has distanced itself from a video interview of Dua Zehra and her husband Zaheer Ahmed that has been causing concern online. A bottle of the syrup was prominently displayed on the table in the video, leading netizens to speculate that the video had been sponsored by the brand. Several called for a boycott of the brand.


Business & Tech

Moody’s downgrades Pakistan’s outlook from stable to negative

Moody’s Investors Service – one of the world’s top three credit rating agencies – on Thursday downgraded Pakistan’s outlook from stable to negative. The decision to change the outlook to negative is driven by Pakistan’s heightened external vulnerability risk and uncertainty around the sovereign’s ability to secure additional external financing to meet its needs, the rating agency said in its report.

Elon Musk buys Twitter Inc for $44 billion cash 

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock. He also called for a series of changes from relaxing its content restrictions to eradicating fake accounts.

YouTube removes Islamic scholar Dr. Israr’s official channel after Israeli pressure

YouTube has surrendered to the pressure of Israeli media outlets and taken down the official channel of Dr. Israr Ahmed which was named “Dr. Israr Ahmed’s Official Channel.” The biggest video sharing website, YouTube, has taken down the official web channel of Islamic scholar Dr Israr Ahmed over allegations of carrying anti-Semitic comments.


Latest News

How to make money online – Five quickest ways to make money online

The world is full of lucrative money-making opportunities ranging from online gaming to the selling and reselling of products. However, what counts is how much money will one make? Working a 9 to 5 job is the most sought-after way as there’s always a paycheck to look forward to. But now working online makes money for millions every day.

11 most successful young Pakistani entrepreneurs of 2021

Pakistan’s youth has proven itself to be highly talented and creative time and time again. In every field, we have seen youngsters of our country outshine with their ingenuity. Despite the lack of sufficient support and funds from the government, the young generation of Pakistan has been able to start lucrative businesses.

Top 16 Fastest Acceleration Cars Commercially Sold In Pakistan

popular feature among many manufacturers. The goal of automakers is to have the fastest accelerating cars that can outrun their peers in straight drag races. Typically, the ‘0-100 KM/H’ method is used to determine how fast a vehicle accelerates.

PM Shehbaz Sharif nominates brave oil tanker driver from Quetta for Tamgha-e-Shujaat

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, while nominating Faisal Baloch for Tamgha-e-Shujaat, commended the oil tanker driver for risking his own life to save that of countless others. Head of Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Salman Sufi had invited Faisal to Islamabad as a guest of honour for his bravery that resulted in saving many lives. 

25 Saudi universities to receive 600 Pakistani students on fully funded scholarships

Six hundred Pakistanis will receive fully funded Saudi scholarships to join top universities in the Kingdom. The scholarship initiative, which was announced by the Kingdom last year, was launched by the Saudi Ministry of Education earlier this week. It includes 25 universities that will receive students pursuing diploma, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies. The students will join their respective programs in September-October.

Qarshi Jam-e-Shirin distances itself from video interview of Dua Zehra

Qarshi Jam-e-Shirin has distanced itself from a video interview of Dua Zehra and her husband Zaheer Ahmed that has been causing concern online. A bottle of the syrup was prominently displayed on the table in the video, leading netizens to speculate that the video had been sponsored by the brand. Several called for a boycott of the brand.

Elopement or kidnapping? Dua Zehra requests parents to accept her decision as family decides to pursue SC

Dua Zehra — who had mysteriously gone missing from Karachi in April — appeared on camera with her husband for the first time in an official interview with a YouTube channel. In the interview, Dua and Zaheer reveal the “actual matter”, while the teenager tells her parents that she has married according to Islamic laws but was sorry if her parents still think she has made a mistake.

PMLN-leader raises middle finger in the Punjab Assembly while holding a copy of Constitution

Drama in the Punjab assembly went to far when a ‘middle finger’ was raised in the house. Punjab government spokesperson Attaullah Tarar displayed some very uncouth behaviour in the Punjab Assembly on Monday. Tarar, who is from the PML-N, was told to leave the Punjab Assembly during Monday’s session chaired by speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi. 

Pakistanis consumed tea worth Rs83 billion in FY22, minister asks people to drink less ‘chai’

Tea in indeed Pakistan’s national drink as budget documents reveal Pakistan imported tea worth Rs. 83.88 billion during the fiscal year 2021-22, Rs13 billion more than the previous year. The country imported tea worth Rs. 70.82 billion during the previous fiscal year. In response, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal appealed that nation should reduce the tea consumption.


Sports

Rashid Naseem breaks two more world records, taking his tally to 77

Pakistani Martial artist, Rashid Naseem, is on a roll as he breaks two more world records and takes his tally to 77. In his latest stint, Rashid topped India’s Prabhakar Reddi, who removed 68 bottle lids with his head in one minute. He also overcame China’s Xie Desheng with a nunchaku to extract the most (22) playing cards from two balanced bottles.

Mohammad Rizwan named Wisden’s Leading T20 Cricketer

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan was on Wednesday named the Leading T20 Cricketer in the World by the Wisden Almanack. The 29-year-old had a prolific run in 2021, becoming the first-ever cricketer in the history of T20 cricket to amass over 2,000 runs in a calendar year. In 45 innings, the right-hander amassed 2,036 runs at a fine average of 56.55.

Entertainment

Muslim convert, Korean YouTuber Daud Kim arrives in Pakistan after performing Umrah 

Korean YouTuber Daud Kim has arrived in Pakistan after performing Umrah and we wonder what he’s up to. The v-logger converted to Islam three years ago. He took to Instagram to share scenes from the airport in Jeddah and his ticket to Lahore. Kim embraced Islam in 2019 and changed his name to Daud.

Fans of PM Khan do not approve of the young Imran depicted in Bollywood movie

Bollywood movie, 83, inspired by the life on Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has been topping the charts on Netflix. However, Pakistanis, especially fans of Prime Minister Imran Khan could not help but notice one particular detail in the movie. A scene depicting a younger version of the PM interacting with Indian skipper displeased a lot of viewers. READ ALSO: FORMER