Category: Lifestyle

Saudi women can now travel without a male guardian’s approval

In a landmark decision, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to travel without seeking male guardian’s permission. Under Saudi guardianship system, adult women were rendered as legal minors and their “guardians” — husband, father and male relatives — were allowed to exercise arbitrary authority over them. “A passport will be granted to any Saudi national who submits an application,” said a government ruling.

PM Imran orders restoration of previous naan, roti prices

The federal cabinet decided has decided to bring down prices of naan and roti to their previous rates throughout the country. At present naan is selling at Rs12 to Rs15 in different cities of the country, as opposed to Rs. 8 and Rs. 10 earlier. Similarly, roti is available at Rs10 to Rs12 while its previous rate was Rs7 to Rs8.

Pakistani driving licenses might become valid in UAE soon

Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services, Murad Saeed has said that Pakistan-issued driving licenses will be accepted in Dubai after signing of MoU. A team will be visiting the Gulf state in coming week for this purpose. Once MoU is signed, job opportunities for Pakistani expats will increase significantly, as there will be no need to get UAE license.

Pakistan among 11 countries with highest cases of AIDS

An alarmingly high rate of HIV/AIDS cases in Pakistan has raised concern globally, resulting in United Nations labelling the country among 11 countries with highest ratio of the disease. Newly released report states that sharp increase in cases in Pakistan, despite grant of “massive funding” by international health partners, has proved to be a severe blow to global efforts to curtail HIV/AIDS.

KPK government imposes heavy fines on littering

In order to curb the menace of littering in the picturesque Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, KPK government has decided to impose heavy fines on those littering. A tweet by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) official Twitter account said, “KP government fined 23 hotels, 18 restaurants, 16 cabins, 6 resident houses and 11 tourists for littering & sanitation offenses in Galiyat”. Total fine collected amounted to a huge sum of Rs. 1,43,000.

56 out of 59 skin whitening creams used in Pakistan highly toxic

A public service initiative by Ministry of Climate Change has revealed that 56 out of 59 skin whitening creams being used in Pakistan have been found highly toxic. These creams, produced both locally and internationally, contain mercury more than permissible limit of 1 ppm with content being as high as 44292ppm. High content of mercury can severely damage nervous system.

Safa Gold Mall in Islamabad gets sealed by CDA

Capital Development Authority (CDA) has partially sealed the Safa Gold Mall on the orders of the Supreme Court. The CDA team reportedly sealed the basement of the mall, food courts and the offices of the management after court ruled last week that the mall was illegally built on a hospital plot. The court has ordered to retrieve the land.

Pakistani girl becomes world’s youngest to climb 7000m

Selena Khawaja, known as Mountain Princess, has successfully scaled Spantik Peak at 10 years of age. A 7000-meter mountain has not been scaled by anyone younger than Selena in history of mountaineering. She already has records of summiting 5,000m and 6,000m peaks. In June 2019, she scaled Mingli Sar (6050m) whereas in 2018 she climbed Quz Sar Peak (5765m).

World’s Most Admired people of 2019: PM Imran and Malala

An annual study based on online interviews has placed Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malala Yousafzai in list of World’s Most Admired People of 2019. The list topped by Michelle Obama and Bill Gates, has placed PM Imran and Nobel Prize laureate Malala in the top 20. World known politicians and many Hollywood and Bollywood stars have also made to the list. 

Meezan Bank will not let you Netflix and chill anymore

In a recently released official statement, Meezan Bank has revealed that online payment facility for streaming website Netflix has been blocked by the organisation. The bank stated that the subscription service for entertainment facilities is not in line with the guidelines of Sharia Compliance and hence, after constant customer complains the bank has decided to discontinue payments to Netflix.