Author: Osama Tabasam

Veteran Pakistani actor Rasheed Naz passes away at 73

The legendary Pakistani film, television, and stage actor Rasheed Naz passed away at the age of 73. The funeral prayer for the actor is scheduled to take place in Peshawar. Rasheed, who has worked in numerous movies and television dramas, was born on September 9, 1948, in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He began his career as a television actor in 1971 with Pushto television play. 

Noor Mukadam’s father testifies in court, calls for the death penalty for Zahir Jaffer

Shaukat Ali Mukadam, Noor Mukadam’s father, recorded a statement in an Islamabad court on Saturday. The father demanded capital punishment for primary suspect Zahir Jaffer. Noor, 27, was found murdered in Sector F-7/4 of the capital on July 20, 2021. An FIR was registered against Zahir on the same day under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

Mehwish Hayat joins ‘Ms. Marvel’ cast during reshoots

In the midst of reports that Disney’s limited series will undergo reshoots, prominent Pakistani actor Mehwish Hayat joins the cast of Ms. Marvel. The reasons for the reshoots and additional casting are unclear. The show was originally scheduled to premiere last year, but now it will air later this year. It seems pretty late in the game for new actors joining the project.

PTI MNA Noor Alam Khan Bashed his own Government in National Assembly

The day after Defence Minister Pervez Khattak took a defiant stand against PM Khan, a second PTI leader Noor Alam Khan criticized the government in the National Assembly. Noor Alam Khan criticized the government for being insensitive to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He demanded that top cabinet members be listed on an Exit Control List (ECL).

Coke Studio 14 Kicks Off With Abida Parveen & Naseebo Lal’s ‘Tu Jhoom’

Naseebo Lal and Abida Parveen kicked off Coke Studio 14 with ‘Tu Jhoom’. The video has already gone viral on social media as fans show their excitement for the new season. Several Pakistani celebrities are fanning themselves over the song, including Mahia Khan, Ahmed Ali Butt, and Bilal Qureshi.

Foreigners hunt highest-rated Astore markhors in Gilgit-Baltistan region

The 2021-22 trophy hunting program allowed two foreign hunters to hunt the strongest Astore markhors in Gilgit-Baltistan. American James Kevin hunted the markhor in the Jutial Conservancy area in Gilgit district after paying $131,000 for a trophy permit. During this hunt, Viejo Gonzalez Jesus of Mexico hunted a markhor from Bunji of Astore district for a $136,000 fee.

FBR issues notice to Aima Baig for not paying Rs 8 crore tax

Tax evader Aima Baig has received a notice from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for not paying tax worth Rs 85 million. Aima Baig has not paid income tax for 2018, 2019, and 2020, according to the FBR. The vehicle she has shown in her tax returns will be confiscated if she fails to pay income tax.

Drone helps save life of 71-year-old man having cardiac arrest

A 71-year-old man suffering a cardiac arrest was saved by an autonomous drone. He suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow outside his house in Trollhattan, Sweden. Following the attack, a drone delivered an emergency defibrillator. Defibrillation could begin before an ambulance arrives, according to Everdrone, the company behind the drone. AEDs were delivered just over three minutes after the alarm was raised.

Arooj Aftab becomes first Pakistani singer to perform at Coachella

Arooj Aftab was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammys, marking Pakistan’s first nomination. ‘Mohabbat’ singer is going to be the first Pakistani artist to perform at Coachella. Coachella is an American art and music festival. It comes shortly after she announced that she will take part in this season’s Coke Studio.

KP sets up Shawls and chappals stalls to promote local culture at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai featured Shawls and chappals from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pakistan. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province set up its stalls at the Pakistan Pavilion to showcase its culture to international visitors. The expo, described as “the event of the century,” opened its doors in October, bringing together more than 190 nations.