National & World

Kim Kardashian as next First Lady of US? Kanye declares candidacy for president

Rapper Kanye West made a shocking revelation last night, in which he declared his candidacy for US president. The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm. It is however not clear whether Kanye had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots. 

First Pakistani female lawyer earns SJD, the most advanced degree in law

Dr Nudrat E. Piracha has become the first female lawyer from Pakistan to earn a Doctorate of Juridical Science. Abbreviated as SJD and equivalent to a research doctorate, the qualification is the most advanced degree in law. Dr Piracha is one of few women globally to have earned the qualification, which is awarded primarily to candidates with exceptional academic and professional credentials.

PIA terminates 52 employees on various charges, including fake degrees

The Pakistan Interna­tional Airlines (PIA) has terminated 52 of its employees on various charges, including fake or tampered degrees, breach of rules and unauthorised disclosure of official information to media. The organisation also awarded appreciation letters to 11 employees for showing dedication and commitment to their duty. PIA recently grounded 140 pilots after being accused of working with dubious licenses.


Business & Tech

Profiteering in times of a pandemic: Masks with school logos to be introduced

As educational institutions and schools prepare to reopen, a new method to profit from the pandemic is now being observed. Several public and private institutes have now introduced masks with school logos, which are expected to be a part of the uniform. Many suggested the masks would only give a consistent look in the school costumes.

Waqar Zaka to challenge PUBG ban in Sindh High Court

Host Waqar Zaka has said that he will be filing a petition in the Sindh High Court to lift the ban on PUBG. In the latest video on his YouTube channel, Zaka said the move has been made by those who want to “prevent the youth of Pakistan from excelling in e-sports” and also do not want Pakistan to excel in e-commerce. 

Freelancers lose access to millions of dollars after Payoneer freezes cards

Freelancers in Pakistan and around the world are unable to access their money from their prepaid Payoneer card, after a recent 1.9 billion euros  Wirecard scandal in the UK. Wirecard is a subsidiary of the German company Wirecard AG that filed for insolvency on Thursday. All Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard cards are affected considering they are issued by Wirecard UK.


Latest News

Halime Sultan could be the next brand ambassador for a PSL team

Turkish series Dirilis Ertugrul’s popularity in Pakistan has reached unmatched levels and heightened admiration for Halime Sultan could be leading her to Pakistan Super League (PSL). In a Tweet, Esra Bilgic AKA Halime Sultan, hinted that she might be joining Peshawar Zalmi as a brand ambassador. Earlier the owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi, had also hinted the same on Twitter. 

Profiteering in times of a pandemic: Masks with school logos to be introduced

As educational institutions and schools prepare to reopen, a new method to profit from the pandemic is now being observed. Several public and private institutes have now introduced masks with school logos, which are expected to be a part of the uniform. Many suggested the masks would only give a consistent look in the school costumes.

Kim Kardashian as next First Lady of US? Kanye declares candidacy for president

Rapper Kanye West made a shocking revelation last night, in which he declared his candidacy for US president. The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm. It is however not clear whether Kanye had filed any official paperwork to appear on state election ballots. 

First Pakistani female lawyer earns SJD, the most advanced degree in law

Dr Nudrat E. Piracha has become the first female lawyer from Pakistan to earn a Doctorate of Juridical Science. Abbreviated as SJD and equivalent to a research doctorate, the qualification is the most advanced degree in law. Dr Piracha is one of few women globally to have earned the qualification, which is awarded primarily to candidates with exceptional academic and professional credentials.

Chinese brand SHEIN under fire for selling prayer mats as casual carpets

SHEIN, an international fashion platform of Chinese origin has come under fire for selling Prayer mats as casual carpets. The website was called out by Muslims around the world after multiple users noticed that prayers mats, with images of the Kaabah and Prophet Muhammad’s mosque, were being sold as carpets for decoration purposes. The items were labelled as “fringe trim carpets.”

Superhero of Pakistani heritage, Ms Marvel joins video game with Avengers

The Muslim-American teenager of Pakistani heritage, Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan, has joined the Marvel’s Avengers for a blockbuster video game. Ms. Marvel, who has shape-shifting abilities, is the first Pakistani and Muslim representation in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The highly-anticipated character will also be hitting the silver screens soon. Kamala Khan was co-created by Marvel editor and director Sana Amanat in 2014.


Sports

Halime Sultan could be the next brand ambassador for a PSL team

Turkish series Dirilis Ertugrul’s popularity in Pakistan has reached unmatched levels and heightened admiration for Halime Sultan could be leading her to Pakistan Super League (PSL). In a Tweet, Esra Bilgic AKA Halime Sultan, hinted that she might be joining Peshawar Zalmi as a brand ambassador. Earlier the owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi, had also hinted the same on Twitter. 

Hafeez contradicts PCB, produces negative COVID-19 test report

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative for Covid-19, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said he along with seven other players have contracted the disease. In a Tweet, Hafeez clarified that a subsequent examination at a private laboratory in Lahore had cleared him. He added that his family had also tested negative and attached a picture of his medical report.

Entertainment

Superhero of Pakistani heritage, Ms Marvel joins video game with Avengers

The Muslim-American teenager of Pakistani heritage, Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan, has joined the Marvel’s Avengers for a blockbuster video game. Ms. Marvel, who has shape-shifting abilities, is the first Pakistani and Muslim representation in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The highly-anticipated character will also be hitting the silver screens soon. Kamala Khan was co-created by Marvel editor and director Sana Amanat in 2014.

Mahira Khan confesses she is in love, calls rumored beau a ‘blessing’

In a conversation with famed designer HSY, Mahira Khan has confessed she is in love with rumored beau Salim Karim. This is the first time Mahira has openly discussed her love life. In response to HSY’s question she said, “I don’t know what have I done in my life, must have done something good because of which Allah blessed me…”