National & World

Nawaz Sharif should not go out as COVID-19 could be fatal for him: medical report

PML-N supremo, Nawaz Sharif’s latest medical report submitted to Lahore High Court states that the former prime minister should avoid going outside due to coronavirus pandemic. The medical reports were submitted by his lawyer Amjad Pervez in which doctors have suggested that Sharif should avoid going outside as he could contract the coronavirus which could prove to be fatal for him.

Airbus’ self-flying plane completes successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. The project saw one of its jets perform normally pilot-flown maneuvers entirely on its own. The A350-1000 XWB acted as the testbed for the project through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology – a world-first in aviation.

Modi to lay foundation of Ayodhya temple at Babri Masjid site on Aug 5

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Ayodhya temple next month, in a highly anticipated ceremony at a holy site, which was once a 460-year-old mosque. The Indian Supreme Court ruled in November last year that a temple could be built in Ayodhya, where Hindu zealots demolished the Mughal era Babri Masjid [mosque] in 1992.


Business & Tech

PTA maintains PUBG is a ‘wastage of time’ and will not be unblocked

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its detailed order has said the popular online game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is “highly addictive” and a “wastage of time” and will not be unblocked. In a detailed order released on July 23, the PTA ruled that it was necessary to block the online game in the interest of public order.

IHC calls PTA’s ban on PUBG void, directs immediate restoration of online game

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA’s) move to suspend Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) void and directed the authority to “immediately” restore the online game. The move comes in direct contrast to a Tweet posted by PTA last night, announcing that the game would remain blocked in the country.

Last YouTube ban caused Pakistanis an estimated loss of Rs. 9 bn; a new ban could be even worse

The Supreme Court hinted at another YouTube ban a day ago, completely dismissing the fact that the last three year ban caused an approximate loss of Rs. 1.4 billion in revenues. The people of Pakistan are not happy with the news, as YouTube is not only a source of entertainment for people, but also creates employment opportunities for thousands.


Latest News

British-Pakistani banker launches ‘Labayk’,an Islamic app with aim to distribute 20 mn holy Qurans for free

A British-Pakistani banker and technology entrepreneur has launched a new social media platform called “Labayk,” which aims to distribute 20 million holy Qurans for free to Muslims in poorer areas of the world. The app built by Tanweer Khan combines Islamic values and the need for a more “socially impactful and truthful platform” for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Diamond Foam’s Islamic mattress is real but viral ad is fake

Diamond Foam’s recently introduced “Islamic” mattress, the first of its kind in Pakistan, went viral after an ad of the product started circulated on social media. Diamond Foam officials have stated that while the mattress is real, the artwork is fake. The Islamic mattress by Diamond Foam has been engineered to comfort people who follow the Islamic way of sleeping.

Nawaz Sharif should not go out as COVID-19 could be fatal for him: medical report

PML-N supremo, Nawaz Sharif’s latest medical report submitted to Lahore High Court states that the former prime minister should avoid going outside due to coronavirus pandemic. The medical reports were submitted by his lawyer Amjad Pervez in which doctors have suggested that Sharif should avoid going outside as he could contract the coronavirus which could prove to be fatal for him.

Airbus’ self-flying plane completes successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests

Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. The project saw one of its jets perform normally pilot-flown maneuvers entirely on its own. The A350-1000 XWB acted as the testbed for the project through fully automatic vision-based flight tests using on-board image recognition technology – a world-first in aviation.

PTA maintains PUBG is a ‘wastage of time’ and will not be unblocked

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its detailed order has said the popular online game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is “highly addictive” and a “wastage of time” and will not be unblocked. In a detailed order released on July 23, the PTA ruled that it was necessary to block the online game in the interest of public order.

Modi to lay foundation of Ayodhya temple at Babri Masjid site on Aug 5

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the Ayodhya temple next month, in a highly anticipated ceremony at a holy site, which was once a 460-year-old mosque. The Indian Supreme Court ruled in November last year that a temple could be built in Ayodhya, where Hindu zealots demolished the Mughal era Babri Masjid [mosque] in 1992.


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

Farooq Sattar has saved my phone number as ‘naughty girl’: Hareem Shah

TikTok celebrity Hareem Shah has said that former MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar has saved her number on his mobile phone as ‘naughty girl’. After a video of Hareem and Sattar meeting in a hotel room went viral all over social media, Hareem decided to answer some questions that the public had left for her.

Inspired by Dirilis: Ertugrul, KTN to release its own historical drama

Dirilis: Ertugrul fever is far from over in Pakistan, even so the series has  inspired a local channel to produce a drama based on Sindh’s history. Kawish Television Network (KTN) Entertainment just released a teaser for their upcoming drama, which will be called ‘Raj Rani’. In the trailer actors clad in metallic looking costumes can be seen doing some intense sword fighting.