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Karachi sees considerable decrease in crime rate, ranking improves on World Crime Index

Karachi has seen a considerable decrease in its crime rate over the years as the city fell to the 115th spot in latest World Crime Index rankings. The port city was ranked sixth in 2014 and gradually, over the years, it fell down to 103 in 2020 as crime saw a decline. The city’s current crime index has been calculated to 53.70 in the list that features over 300 cities.

Pakistani salt from Khewra set to be registered with international trade bodies

Pakistan is close to taking the lead in the global salt trade, as local rock salt of Khewra is set to be registered with international trade bodies. Pakistan has branded the Khewra salt as “Pink Rock Salt” and its specifications were being finalised. This will prevent Indian traders to market Pakistani rock salt as Himalayan Pink Salt. 

Woman in Karachi avails Ramzan deal, walks out with 208 burgers in Rs. 26,800

As soon as Ramzan begins, food chains around the world introduce deals and promotions aiming to offer most food at lowest prices. A woman in Karachi made most of such a deal being offered at a well-known international food chain and bought 208 burgers in just Rs. 26,800. The deal demanded a certain bank’s card to be used for the transaction.

As situation worsens, army steps in to enforce strict COVID-19 SOP’s in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that the Pakistan Army has been requested to help the law enforcement agencies implement Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOPs) across the country. The premier appealed to the nation to follow precautions, warning the country would soon be facing a situation like India if it continued on the same trajectory.

Kindness knows no boundaries: Edhi Foundation offers help to India as the country struggles with COVID-19

Faisal Edhi, son of celebrated philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the foundation, offered help to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India struggles with a devastating second wave of Covid-19. In his letter to PM Modi, Edhi offered a fleet of 50 ambulances along with other services that may help in curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease and improve current health conditions.

Excessive tourism in Pakistan is putting stress on environment: World Bank study

While Prime Minister Imran Khan envisions Pakistan to be a hub of global tourism, a study released by the World Bank has warned that tourism in the country is placing increasing stress on the local environment. The study suggests that tourism in the mountainous regions is leading to increased pollution, natural habitat loss and pressure on endangered species.

In efforts to make Mars liveable, NASA succeeds in extracting breathable Oxygen from thin martian air

Nasa has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen. In its first activation, the toaster-sized instrument dubbed “MOXIE”, short for Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilisation Experiment, produced about five grams of oxygen, equivalent to roughly 10 minutes’ worth of breathing for an astronaut.

Pakistani music producer Abdullah Siddiqui makes it to Forbes Under 30 under 30 Asia List

Pakistan’s The electropop prodigy, Abdullah Siddiqui, just made it to the Forbes Under 30 under 30 Asia List. According to the American business magazine, which titles him as a producer, “Siddiqui began producing English-language electronic music at the age of 11 and started releasing it as an independent artist when he was 16.

Pakistan drops to the 90th rank in Inclusive Internet Index

Pakistan continues to slide on “Inclusive Internet Index” to drop to 90th rank among 120 countries, according to a global report for the year 2021. Pakistan not only remained the lowest in South Asia, but also lags behind other regional states, like Iran. The index includes overall score based on the scores of the “Availability, Affordability, Relevance and Readiness categories”.

Manisha Mal becomes Sindh’s first female Hindu DSP

Manisha Mal from Jacobabad, has made history by becoming the first Hindu lady to take the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Sindh. Mal passed the competitive CCE examinations and as per the merit list issued by the Sindh Public Service Commission office in Hyderabad, had stood 16th in the merit list for the commissioned positions in the provincial government.