National & World

Turkey and Pakistan to co-manufacture warplanes and missiles: report

Turkey is in talks to co-manufacture warplanes and missiles with Pakistan, a foreign media outlet claimed. Turkish defence and government officials have held periodic talks with Pakistani counterparts — the last high-level discussion was in January — about developing and manufacturing military hardware with Pakistan, according to people from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations. 

Pakistani skies to be seeing three new domestic airlines

Three new airlines have sought regulatory approval from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch operations. The scrutiny of two airlines – Q-Airlines and Fly Jinnah – has been completed while Jet Green Airlines is still going through the process. Following the completion of scrutiny, the applications would be sent to Aviation Division and then to the federal cabinet for final approvals.

Two health workers in Lahore test positive for Covid-19 despite having been administered vaccine

Two health workers from Mayo Hospital in Lahore have tested positive for Covid-19 after having been administered a vaccine. The Mayo Hospital health support staffer and his staff nurse wife at the institution were among the seven employees administered the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine recently under a government drive to vaccinate health professionals.


Business & Tech

World’s first space hotel plans to open for business by 2027

Construction is due to begin on the world’s first ‘space hotel’ in low Earth orbit in 2025. The Voyager Station will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people and is expected to open for business by 2027. Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the station’s infrastructure will be built in orbit around the Earth.

Lucky Motors to introduce first French car, Peugeot in Pakistan

After introducing KIA into Pakistan, Lucky Motors is now paving the way for French cars in the country.  Pakistan has officially welcomed the first French car in the country, Peugeot 2008, a European crossover SUV. Lucky Motors will use the imported SUV unit for trials and tests. If things go as planned, the company will sell locally assembled Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) Peugeot cars in Pakistan. 

Bazaar, Pakistan’s online marketplace raises $6.5 mln seed round, second largest in MENA

Bazaar, a Pakistani online marketplace that connects retailers directly to wholesalers and manufacturers, has raised a $6.5 million seed round, the second largest ever in the Middle East and North Africa region and the largest in Pakistan, one of the venture capital firms that invested in the project said. Last year, Bazaar raised $1.3 million in Pakistan’s largest ever pre-seed round.


Latest News

Long awaited Friends reunion to finally hit the screens: David Schwimmer confirms

Looks like the long awaited Friends reunion is finally hitting the screens and David Schwimmer has confirmed that the cast will be taping the reunion episode soon. Speculations of the reunion have been going on since before the pandemic arrived. In an interview, Schwimmer, who plays Ross Gellar on the show, has confirmed that the main cast will be coming together soon to film the episode.

PSL 6 gets delayed after 7 Covid-19 cases reported in competition

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 has been delayed “with immediate effect” after seven people participating in the tournament tested positive for Covid-19. The PCB said the decision had been taken out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament. The decision was taken following a meeting with the team owners.

Syra Yousaf hits back at trolls for mocking unfiltered pictures of skin

Syra Yousaf has handled with much grace another incident of trolling on social media, which revolves around unfiltered pictures of her natural skin. Syra’s sister, Palwasha Yousuf, shared a photo of  Syra’s unfiltered, textured and naturally beautiful skin, which unfortunately, became the subject of mockery by people whose visions had been tainted by our virtual world’s unrealistic beauty standards.

World’s first space hotel plans to open for business by 2027

Construction is due to begin on the world’s first ‘space hotel’ in low Earth orbit in 2025. The Voyager Station will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people and is expected to open for business by 2027. Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the station’s infrastructure will be built in orbit around the Earth.

Turkey and Pakistan to co-manufacture warplanes and missiles: report

Turkey is in talks to co-manufacture warplanes and missiles with Pakistan, a foreign media outlet claimed. Turkish defence and government officials have held periodic talks with Pakistani counterparts — the last high-level discussion was in January — about developing and manufacturing military hardware with Pakistan, according to people from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations. 

Pakistani skies to be seeing three new domestic airlines

Three new airlines have sought regulatory approval from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch operations. The scrutiny of two airlines – Q-Airlines and Fly Jinnah – has been completed while Jet Green Airlines is still going through the process. Following the completion of scrutiny, the applications would be sent to Aviation Division and then to the federal cabinet for final approvals.


Sports

PSL 6 gets delayed after 7 Covid-19 cases reported in competition

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 has been delayed “with immediate effect” after seven people participating in the tournament tested positive for Covid-19. The PCB said the decision had been taken out of consideration for the health and wellbeing of all participants in the tournament. The decision was taken following a meeting with the team owners.

‘Mentally tortured’ Mohammad Amir bids farewell to international cricket

After making claims of being ‘mentally tortured’, Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has announced his retirement from international cricket.  The 28-year-old said that he cannot continue to play under such circumstances. He lamented that his decision to retire from red-ball cricket was presented in the wrong context and it was linked to my participation in T20 leagues.

Entertainment

Long awaited Friends reunion to finally hit the screens: David Schwimmer confirms

Looks like the long awaited Friends reunion is finally hitting the screens and David Schwimmer has confirmed that the cast will be taping the reunion episode soon. Speculations of the reunion have been going on since before the pandemic arrived. In an interview, Schwimmer, who plays Ross Gellar on the show, has confirmed that the main cast will be coming together soon to film the episode.

Syra Yousaf hits back at trolls for mocking unfiltered pictures of skin

Syra Yousaf has handled with much grace another incident of trolling on social media, which revolves around unfiltered pictures of her natural skin. Syra’s sister, Palwasha Yousuf, shared a photo of  Syra’s unfiltered, textured and naturally beautiful skin, which unfortunately, became the subject of mockery by people whose visions had been tainted by our virtual world’s unrealistic beauty standards.