Category: National

Pakistan win seven gold, 11 silver medals at South Asian Karate Championship

Pakistani athletes won more than two dozen medals, including seven gold, at the South Asian Karate Championship 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Irshad Ali bagged two gold medals in U-21 and senior categories while Pakistan won third gold by defeating an Indian player. Mah Gul clinched gold in -61 category while Humayun won gold medal in -60 category by defeating an Indian athlete.

Sheikh Rashid trolled for sharing Los Angeles traffic jam clip as PTI’s Rawalpindi power show

Former federal minister Sheikh Rashid posted an aerial clip on Twitter claiming to show a gridlock of traffic from his party’s power show held in Rawalpindi on November 26. The video clip had a PTI anthem as its audio which made it appear as if the clip was an aerial shot of the PTI’s march to Rawalpindi.

Gen Asim Munir takes command as Pakistan’s 17th COAS

General Asim Munir on Tuesday took over the command of the Pakistan Army from General Qamar Javed Bajwa in an eminent ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ). The outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa handed over the baton of command to the newly appointed 17th Army Chief General Asim Munir.

TTP officially declares war on Pakistan after ending ceasefire with government

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday said that they have called off a ceasefire agreed with the federal government in June. In a statement from the  banned terror outfit, it said it has ordered its militants to stage terrorist attacks across the country. The TTP has been responsible for hundreds of attacks and thousands of deaths since emerging in 2007.

Pakistan’s Irshad Ali defeats Indian opponent to clinch gold medal in South Asian Karate Championship

A Pakistani athlete won a gold medal at the South Asian Karate Championship being held in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Ali displayed stunning performance as he beat Indian opponent to clinch the title in U-21 category. He has also bagged a gold in another category during this edition of the championship.

Ex deputy commissioner’s son guns down cop in DHA Karachi

A policeman was allegedly shot dead by a suspect, who police say is an expatriate, in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area during a heated exchange late on Monday night. CCTV footage of the incident is making the rounds on Twitter, showing the suspect and the cop— both armed — disembarking from a black car and engaging in a heated argument.

No Pakistani leader in FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony despite presence of all Muslim leaders raises questions

Despite Pakistan Army troops providing security at the mega FIFA event, no leader from Pakistan was seen at opening ceremony of the World Cup. Pakistanis could not help but question why no leader from Pakistan was invited to the ceremony. Arab leaders dominated the list of world leaders who attended the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday.

Imaad Khan becomes first Pakistani to study football management at Real Madrid Graduate School

26-year-old, Imaad Khan has become the first Pakistani to enroll for a master’s degree at the prestigious Real Madrid Graduate School in Spain this year. Khan, a skilled football player himself since the age of ten, was on the national team in 2016 during Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka. Today he runs a sports club and football academy called ‘Baseline’ in Islamabad.

Pakistan’s Uloomi Karim defeats Indian counterpart within minutes to win Bantamweight title

Pakistani mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Uloomi Karim has become the “first” Pakistani to win a title fight at an Indian MMA promotion, after he knocked out his Indian opponent at the Matrix Fight Night (MFN) in Dubai. Karim showcased his class by knocking out his opponent in the first round of the match, bringing the highly-anticipated clash to an end within a few minutes. 

Pakistan’s Ayla Majid becomes first South Asian woman in a century to be appointed as VP ACCA

Pakistan’s Ayla Majid was elected as the vice president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) on Wednesday. With the appointment, Majid has made history as she is the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position in ACCA’s 118-year history. Former foreign office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri shared the news on his official Twitter handle and congratulated Majid for the achievement.