National & World

Statue unveiled in honor of Abdul Sattar Edhi by sculptor Ishaq Lehri in Quetta

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.

Pakistan loses nesting grounds for Green sea turtles by 30%

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.

Interior Ministry plans to open a women’s market in Islamabad soon

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.


Business & Tech

KPK leads in IT sector with successful 5G tests in Peshawar

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.

Biden‌ ‌appoints Pakistani-born Lina M. Khan to regulate Tech giants Facebook, Google, and Apple

The first Pakistani-American, Lina M. Khan, legal expert and big tech critic sworn in as chairwomen on Monday. In addition, she became the youngest leader of the Federal Trade Commission. Moreover, she is now responsible for consumer protection and enforcement of civil antitrust laws. On Tuesday, President Biden’s nominee, Lina M. Khan, was confirmed by the Senate with 69 votes to 28 votes, replacing Joseph Simons.

Bitcoin skyrockets 12% after one tweet by Elon Musk

The price of Bitcoin was up by almost 12 percent to $39,432, wiping out losses from the past week, but still down 34% from last month’s record high. Meanwhile, most of the coins in the top 20 crypto-list experienced a similar upsurge. Tesla’s CEO said the company would begin accepting Bitcoin transactions if the crypto market shifts in favor of clean energy.


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.

Statue unveiled in honor of Abdul Sattar Edhi by sculptor Ishaq Lehri in Quetta

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.

Pakistan loses nesting grounds for Green sea turtles by 30%

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.

KPK leads in IT sector with successful 5G tests in Peshawar

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.

Interior Ministry plans to open a women’s market in Islamabad soon

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.

Police arrest TikToker Kashif Zameer for fraud with Engin Altan aka Ertugrul

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.

HEC says 80% of Pakistan’s universities lack online learning equipment

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.


Sports

Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid after 16 years, leaving fans in shock

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.

Coca-Cola loses billions after Cristiano Ronaldo ditches Coke for water

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.”

Entertainment

Hania Amir’s recent video controversy raises prevailing issue of cyberbullying

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 is set to star in Ms. Marvel

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.