Author: Osama Tabasam

Statue unveiled in honor of Abdul Sattar Edhi by sculptor Ishaq Lehri in Quetta

A life-size sculpture of Abdul Sattar Edhi was unveiled in Quetta this week as a fitting tribute to his services. A 16.5-feet tall statue was crafted by sculptor Ishaq Lehri. The founder of the largest volunteer ambulance network in the world, Edhi died on July 8, 2016, in Karachi. In addition, Edhi dedicated his entire life to helping the poor of the country.

Pakistan loses nesting grounds for Green sea turtles by 30%

In Pakistan, Green sea turtles’ breeding declined by 30% in the last ten years due to environmental degradation and eroding habitats. The loss of traditional nesting sites has caused further threats to the already endangered Green sea turtles in Pakistan. Sandspit and Hawkes Bay, beaches in Karachi, are ideal nesting spots for rare green turtles due to their sandy shorelines.

KPK leads in IT sector with successful 5G tests in Peshawar

The PTCL Group and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) conducted 5G tests in Peshawar under the auspices of the Department of Science and Information Technology. During the demonstration, remote surgery, cloud gaming, and upcoming 5G applications in Pakistan were showcased. As soon as the infrastructure and systems are operational, surgeons will be able to perform surgeries in far-flung areas remotely.

Interior Ministry plans to open a women’s market in Islamabad soon

The Interior Ministry has decided to create a women’s market for them to operate their businesses and stalls in Islamabad. Sheikh Rashid, the Minister of Interior, announced this during a recent meeting with a delegation of the Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry.⁠ Government officials are working to promote women’s role in everyday life.

Police arrest TikToker Kashif Zameer for fraud with Engin Altan aka Ertugrul

A Turkish actor, Engin Altan, filed a complaint against TikToker Kashif Zameer, who was then arrested on fraud charges. The FIR was registered in Lahore at the Racecourse police station. Engin Altan was invited by Kashif for a shoot for Chaudhary Group of Companies, but no payment was made. In response to Engin’s compensation demands, Kashif terminated the contract.

HEC says 80% of Pakistan’s universities lack online learning equipment

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) reports that only 40 out of 205 universities have a successful learning management system. Additionally, 80% of Pakistani universities do not have proper online education. During the Covid-19 pandemic, scholars, students, and staff at Pakistani universities were forced to adopt online learning.

Samina Baig is preparing to set off for her K-2 expedition 2021

Samina Baig, the first Muslim Pakistani woman to summit Everest, is now ready to set out on her expedition to K-2. Samina, who will be setting out for her journey on the 26th of June 2021, has done all seven summits at the young age of 21. She is also a brand ambassador of the Special Communications Organisation (SCO).

Gujranwala Police arrests Famous YouTuber for harassing women as a prank

Khan Ali, a prankster known for his YouTube videos, has been arrested after posting a prank on females by handing them money and asking them to buy shawls to cover their heads. Several social media users claimed the YouTuber is not pranking, but instead harassing women who do not wear headscarves. Consequently, the Gakhar Mandi police arrested Ali Khan.

Baluchistan inaugurates its first women’s police station in Quetta

A women’s police station was opened in Pakistan’s southwest Baluchistan province on Wednesday. The newly established police station in Quetta will be run by 19 female police officers. In addition, the aim is to give women the ability to file complaints about all kinds of crimes, including domestic violence and sexual abuse, and have access to all police services.

Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid after 16 years, leaving fans in shock

Real Madrid announced that Sergio Ramos would leave the club after 16 seasons, as his contract would expire at the end of the month. Furthermore, in the presence of club president Florentino Perez, Madrid will hold a farewell ceremony on Thursday for their captain. Ramos appeared in 671 games and scored 101 goals for Real Madrid.