While the news of appointment of State Minister Zartaj Gul’s sister as Director NACTA is still circulating in the media, media source were able to unearth the appointment letter of Special Assistant to PM Mr. Naeem ul Haq’s Nephew, Shiraz ul Haq, as Director Regional Headoffice in NADRA. Earlier today, Naeem ul Haq strongly condemned nepotism via his tweet.
Official letter pointing to preferential treatment has caused controversy, as State Minister Zartaj Gul’s sister, Shabnam Gul, has been appointed NACTA’s director. Shabnam was serving as an assistant professor at LCWU in Grade-18, before her appointment as the director of key counter-terrorism body of the country. The official letter was written by Samiul Haq, Principal Staff Officer of Zartaj Gul.
As Apple gears for the launch of iPhone 11 this fall, market speculations about the new phones suggest that Apple will introduce three new iPhones with minimal design changes. Following Samsung’s and Huawei’s recent launches, Apple is expected is introduce a round square shaped triple lens back camera system to the new iPhones, along with the ability to charge other device.
The latest HBO’s ” Game of Thrones” documentary, “The Last Watch,” featured footage from the cast’s table read of all six final episodes. The footage show that the Lord Varys actor Conleth Hill looks less than pleased about the fate of his character, as he is seen closing his script and throwing it on the table after reading his last lines.
PM Imran Khan addressed the 14th OIC Summit in Makkah and stressed upon the need to separate Islam from terrorism. PM reflected that the Western World has equated radical Islam with terrorism and this has done tremendous amount of disservice to the Muslim world. The west has used the word radical Islam to define terrorism, which has lead to Islamophobia.
The latest ad campaign from Ikea in the UAE called the “Ikea Real Life” recreates some iconic TV living rooms. The campaign took two months to bring together, with furniture pieces enhanced by 3D digital software. The Ikea team worked closely with the creatives for months to create famous living rooms of The Simpsons, Friends and Stranger Things.
Pakistani currency dramatically recovered a significant Rs1.42 to Rs148.21 to the US dollar in the inter-bank market following the recent massive hike by central bank in the key interest rate, taking it to 12.25%, made the rupee attractive. Banks have made record investment of PKR 3.1 trillion in three-month treasury-bills in the first auction of government securities after the rate hike.
Arrest warrants have been issued for former president Asif Ali Zardari in an inquiry pertaining to a money laundering case. Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal approved the arrest warrants for the former president. The arrest warrants are part of the record in the accountability court and Islamabad High Court. The PPP leader has interim bail in the case till June 10.
Chinese tech giant, Huawei, in a low-key ceremony, has launched first open 5G services development center at Junggu district of Seoul, South Korea. Huawei plans to invest $5 Million in this open 5G lab that will allow them build a 5G ecosystem through cooperation with a number of South Korean ICT companies and small-and-medium enterprises. The company kept other details discreet.
Tara Sharifi, an 11-year-old Iranian student at Aylesbury High School UK, recently took the Mensa IQ test and scored 162 points, which is well above the genius benchmark of 140 points. With this score she has beaten Einstein, a theoretical physicist who is considered as one of the two pillars of modern physics, and the famous cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking by two points.