Author: Osama Tabasam

Indian lobby at ICC will not let Pakistan win case against New Zealand, says PCB

In the wake of New Zealand’s dramatic withdrawal from Pakistan, a PCB official said that the incident dealt a blow to the efforts of the board, the government, and the security agencies to restore international cricket in Pakistan. The official opined even bringing the matter forward at the International Cricket Council would have no effect. According to the official, the ICC did nothing in these cases.

Pakistani snooker player Babar Masih defeats Indian cueist at IBSF 6 Reds World Cup

Pakistani snooker player Babar Masih defeated an Indian rival in the 6 Reds World Cup on Friday to begin his campaign in the International Billards Snooker Federation (IBSF). Babar won the game in a dominant fashion, winning the group D match 5-0. Consequently, the Indian cueist became nervous and missed the crucial color ball which ultimately cost him the match.

Pentagon admits it killed 10 civilians and targeted the wrong vehicle in its airstrike in Kabul

The US military confessed to killing 10 civilians and targeting the wrong vehicle. A Pentagon review revealed Friday that only civilians were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan last month. The Pentagon had defended the attack last month, claiming Islamic State extremists were killed. The top general in the US Central Command, General Frank McKenzie, announced it at the Pentagon.

Pakistan launches portal for online registration of freelancers

Minister of IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque launched a web portal Thursday for registering freelancers online at the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) headquarters. Secretary IT Dr. Sohail Rajput attributed the growth of the gig economy in Pakistan to Pakistani freelancers. The Freelancer Industry in Pakistan is booming.

Argentina to purchase JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block III fighter jets from Pakistan

An Argentine draft budget submitted to congress indicates the nation intends to purchase 12 JF-17A Block III fighters from Pakistan. They will include two Block IIIs with dual seats and ten single-seater Block IIIs. The PAC JF-17A Block III is a supersonic, multi-role fighter aircraft of the fourth generation. There is a close relationship between the two countries in a number of fields.

England will decide on Pakistan tour in ’24 to 48 hours after New Zealand pull out of series

In response to New Zealand’s cancellation of its tour for “security reasons”, the England Cricket Board said the decision on its tour to Pakistan will be made within the next 24-48 hours. According to the spokesperson, New Zealand’s decision to withdraw from the Pakistan tour was prompted by security concerns. The ECB is in contact with our security team in Pakistan to fully understand the situation.

New Zealand team cancels Pakistan tour amid Security concerns

The New Zealand cricket team has canceled their tour of Pakistan due to security concerns. New Zealand Cricket took the decision following “escalating government threats against Pakistan.” The New Zealand cricket team will not play in Pakistan on the advice of their security advisors. Originally, the tour was slated to begin today with the first ODI in Rawalpindi.

India to launch biggest rescue operation in Afghanistan in its new film “Garud”

Bollywood to launch a movie ‘Garud’ fictionalized depiction of the rescue mission in Afghanistan, based on the story of an officer in the Garud Commando Force in the Indian Air force. They also released a motion poster on their social media accounts on Wednesday. They claim the film presents a fictionalized depiction of the rescue mission in Afghanistan. 

Abdul Ghani Baradar among Time’s most influential people

Afghan deputy prime minister Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of the Taliban, has been named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2021. Taliban leader Mullah Baradar led negotiations with the US during the peace agreement. Baradar is considered to be a secretive, quiet man who rarely makes public statements. He represents one of the more moderate Taliban factions.

40-year-old Careem Captain returns bag of cash worth Rs 100,000 to passenger

A Careem driver in Islamabad has been praised for returning a passenger’s bag of cash as a recent act of honesty. The driver, Captain Adnan Asghar, proved to be a great example of honesty by reaching out to the customer and returning everything that was lost. Asghar found the bag when he woke up in the morning and reported it to the office.