Author: Osama Tabasam

KFC appoints Pakistan’s IBA graduate Sabir Sami as its global CEO

KFC has appointed Sabir Sami, a graduate of the Institute of Business Administration Karachi, as CEO of the global division. Sabir will take over the position from Tony Lowings, who is stepping down at the end of 2021. Sami will take on global responsibility for the direction and performance of KFC’s brand strategy.

KP Govt to recheck exam papers after student secures full marks

The KP government has decided to recheck exam papers of a brilliant female student who got 100 percent marks in her BISE exams. Shahram Khan Tarakai, provincial minister of elementary and secondary education, took notice of the unusual development on Wednesday and arranged for an assessment committee to recheck copies of Qandeel’s and other students’ grades.

Pakistan Secures EU’s GSP+ Status Despite Indian Propaganda

Pakistan has been granted the General System of Preferences (GSP) plus status by the European Union (EU), along with six new Conventions. An EU statement had warned Pakistan that it might temporarily lose its GSP+ status over human rights violations. Pakistan’s status has been reassessed in April following an increase in blasphemy accusations and acts of religious violence.

Afghanistan wants to host Pakistan’s cricket team for bilateral ODI series

Afghanistan’s newly-appointed cricket chairman Azizullah Fazli said on Wednesday that he would invite Pakistan for bilateral ODI series. Over the past few years, Afghanistan has risen steadily in the international cricket rankings, especially with stars such as spinner Rashid Khan. There have been calls for a boycott of the men’s team since the takeover by the hardline Taliban last month.

Coca Cola and CDA to build Pakistan’s first plastic road in Islamabad to promote a “World without Plastic”

Coca-Cola Pakistan, TeamUp, and the National Incubation Center (NIC) have teamed up with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to retile national roads with plastic waste. A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday, formalizing a joint venture aimed at creating a “world without Plastic”. The first phase is to model a one-kilometer road in the capital.

4-year-old Arish from Karachi holds title for being youngest Microsoft professional In world after Arfa Karim

Arish Fatima, a 4-year-old prodigy from Karachi, is the youngest Microsoft professional after Arfa Karim. In 2021, Arish Fatima set an example for all by scoring 831 marks in the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam. In order to pass the MCP exam, one must score 700 points, but Arish broke a world record and made Pakistan proud around the world.

Formula Electric Racing NUST team secures 2nd position in Formula Student Russia 2021

The Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) has managed to grab 2nd place in the Formula Student Russia 202 1. The team competed against numerous other teams from around the world. NUST students placed second in all individual events, including Engineering Design event, Business Plan Presentation, Cost event, and EV Category.

Govt claims NZ Cricket received threat emails from Mumbai, using a Singapore VPN

Pakistan claims that the security threats that were sent to New Zealand Cricket originated in Mumbai, India, where a VPN was utilized to disguise the location of India. The spellings used in fake email IDs also belong to the language Indians speak. Fawad Chaudhry stated that the fake emails that were used to threaten New Zealand Cricket were recently created.

Qandeel from Mardan board obtains 1,100 marks out of 1,100 in Matriculation Examination

An extremely rare thing has happened in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so far, a student named Qandeel secured 1,100 out of 1,100 marks in the matriculation examination. Qandeel was the only female student among all students in Pakistan to have made the record by achieving all 1,100 marks.

Taliban arrest four border guards for removing Pakistan flag from truck carrying aid

Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said on Tuesday that four Taliban border guards were arrested for removing the Pakistani flag from the truck. The truck had been delivering humanitarian aid to Afghanistan on Sunday. Mujahid stated that the Taliban condemns what happened and is making efforts to prevent occurrences of such incidents in the future.