Category: National

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.

Punjab to Introduce a Star-Based Rating System for Hotels and Restaurants

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) will introduce a Star-Based Rating System for eateries throughout the province. This will enable citizens to make informed choices about cafes, hotels, and restaurants based on reviews. According to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, the move will bring Pakistan’s food industry up to international standards.

Kartarpur corridor reunites two brothers living in Pakistan, India after 74 years

Kartarpur Corridor has become a gathering place for two brothers living in India and Pakistan after a period of 74 years. Following the partition, the brothers had been separated for 74 years. Muhammad Siddiq, who has turned 80, lives in Faisalabad, Pakistan, and was separated from his family during the partition.

Parizaad’s palatial house on sale for RS.60 crore

The luxurious house featured in the HUM TV series Parizaad is for sale for Rs.60 crore. The drama serial has become a hit with the masses because of its impactful storyline, stellar performance, and lavish mansion. The lead role in Parizaad has been played by Ahmad Ali Akbar. The serial also highlights Yumna Zaidi, Ushna Shah, Urwa Hocane, Nauman Ejaz, and Saboor Aly.

State to pursue prosecution in Usman Mirza case despite victims refused to give statement

Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice for the ruling PTI, Barrister Maleeka Bokhari, said on Wednesday that the state would now pursue prosecution in the Usman Mirza case “irrespective of recent developments” relating to the testimony of the victim. According to the lawmaker, there is irrefutable video and forensic evidence to back him up. 

Punjab opens new bus services from Lahore to Kartarpur to boost tourism

Punjab Tourism Department Corporation (PTDC) has once again opened the province to domestic and foreign tourists. A new bus service is being launched to take tourists from Lahore to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, among other historic and religious monuments in the province. The bus service will take one day to tour Kartarpur, while the remaining sites will be covered over three days. 

Shehzad Roy becomes ambassador for family planning and population in Pakistan

The government named Pakistani singer and social activist Shehzad Roy its honorary brand ambassador for population and family planning. The decision was taken at a meeting of the federal population task force presided over by President Arif Alvi. He has spoken out on various occasions against societal issues, such as corporal punishment and child abuse.

Punjabi movie stars from Chal Mera Putt 2 visit Kartarpur

A delegation of Punjabi movie stars visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib on Monday. The delegation, which included Harby Sangha, Anita Devgan, and Hardeep Gill, reached the gurdwara through the Kartarpur Corridor. The Pakistani film and stage actors Iftikhar Thakur and Qaiser Pia welcomed the film stars at the Gurdwara via the Kartarpur Corridor.

Govt shuts down three Murree hotels for overcharging

The Punjab government has taken action against hoteliers in Murree for hiking up rents and food prices. This kept many tourists in their cars during the snowstorm. At least 23 people were killed as a result of cold and asphyxiation in the most popular destination in the country. Three Murree hotels were sealed after angry citizens vented their frustrations on social media.

Pakistan railways successfully launch country’s first-ever reefer freight train

Pakistan Railways has launched Pakistan’s first reefer freight train to provide economical and environmentally friendly solutions for freight. There are 24 containerized refrigerated reefers on this train. The vessel left the Prem Nagar dry port (Lahore) on December 2021 and arrived at Wazir Mansion (Karachi) on the following day. The Marine Group of Companies, in collaboration with PR, achieved this milestone.