Category: National

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.

PIA flight lands in Syria after 22 years, receives Water Cannon Salute

Pakistan International Airlines flight, which landed in Syria’s capital after more than 22 years, was flanked by two water cannons. Reports indicate that federal aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and airline CEO Arshad Malik were also aboard the PK-9501. Air service has started to Damascus to carry citizens intending to observe Arbaeen, a Shiite religious observance forty days after Ashura.

Sindh government plans to open Manora Beach shortly after major upgrades

Murtaza Wahab, Karachi’s administrator, announced on Wednesday that the government of Sindh is converting Manora Beach into a tourist spot. Wahab added that the provincial government is also constructing a promenade, a pathway for pedestrians along the beach. It is anticipated that the beach will be open to the public in the coming weeks.

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.

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.

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.

Pakistani female lawyer Nida Usman Chaudhry wins Justitia Award 2021 in Austria

Nida Usman Chaudhry, a Pakistani lawyer, has won the prestigious Justitia Award 2021 in the Academic (international) category in Austria. The award is presented to female laureates of the legal profession for their outstanding performance. Nida has been working for ‘Women In Law,’ an initiative launched in Pakistan in 2016. The organization aims to increase the number and quality of female lawyers in Pakistan.

Govt to penalize journalists with Rs 25 Mn fine and 3 years in jail for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Pakistani journalists demonstrated against proposed legislation they said would take away their freedoms. The proposed legislation aims to converge various media regulatory bodies in Pakistan and make digital media subject to a broader range of regulations. Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) would be a new entity to regulate the content of the media in Pakistan.

Pakistan Army rescues three stuck mountaineers from Rakaposhi

Pakistan Army Aviation successfully rescued three mountaineers stranded on Rakaposhi mountain on Wednesday. Wajidullah Nagri, a Pakistani climber, and Czech climbers Peter Macek and Jakub Vicek became stranded as they descended from the mountain. Sources indicate the foreign climber’s health deteriorated, which led locals to drag him to the army helicopter. One of the climbers had frostbite and could not walk.