Category: National

‘The tea is fantastic’: Turkish social media star, Burak Ozdemir trolls India

Renowned Turkish chef and social media sensation Burak Ozdemir has stated that “the tea is fantastic in Pakistan”, taking an obvious dig at Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. The phrase became famous due to an interrogation video of the Indian wing commander, who was captured and then released shortly after his plane was shot down in Pakistani airspace in 2019.

129-year-old British-era tunnel found from trash mound restored in Ayubia

The Ministry of Climate Change received heaps of appreciation for restoring a 100-year-old British-era tunnel found from a trash mound in Ayubia National Parl. The remarkable discovery was made while digging a pit for a plantation in Ayubia National Park in northern Pakistan. The historic ’Moto Tunnel’ built in 1891, which was buried in a garbage dump due to neglect.

Popular Turkish chef and global social media sensation, Burak Ozdemir, arrives in Pakistan

The popular Turkish chef and global social media sensation, Burak Ozdemir, has arrived in Pakistan to experience the real beauty of the country. With over 476,000 Twitter followers and a whopping 17.2million followers on Instagram, Burak is known for his gigantic sized portions of Middle Eastern foods worldwide. Burak will stay in Islamabad during his trip, but promises to visit Lahore and Karachi next.

Council of Islamic Ideology approves construction of Hindu temple in Islamabad

Pakistan’s top Islamic advisory body, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), has approved the construction of a temple in Islamabad, despite resistance. The council has though approved the construction yet it mentioned in its decision that it did not support provision of the government funds for the construction of the temple because “there is no such tradition in the country.”

Islamabad’s club for the elites pays Rs3 rent per acre per month

Spanning an area of “approximately 352 acres”, Islamabad’s elitist Club, the Islamabad Club keeps its membership exclusive but pays a rent of meagre Rs. 3 per acre.  The club, which was established as a social club for federal government officers and diplomats in the late 60s, has been turned into a commercial entity, making money and lacking transparent criteria for membership.

Watches, diamonds and gold gun: Toshakhana gifts worth millions put on auction

The government has decided to auction various items available in the Toshakhana of the Cabinet Division. These items range from a L.U. Chopard watch worth Rs17.5 million to a Rolex watch of Rs3.5 million. The items will be available for the officers of the federal government and armed forces to bid on when the auction starts on November 4, according to a Cabinet Division notification.

Fresh travel advisory issued by Dubai rejects PCR test from specific labs

Latest travel advisory issued for those traveling to Dubai from Pakistan has rejected PCR test reports from Chughtai Lab and Islamabad Diagnostic Center. According to details, only reports of laboratories in Pakistan who have registered with the Dubai officials will be acceptable at the Dubai airport. Chughtai laboratory and IDC are not registered with Dubai authorities, therefore their reports will not be accepted.

COVID-19 enters dangerous phase in Pakistan again, experts warn

The COVID-19 has again entered dangerous phase in Pakistan, experts have warned, while announcing that the second wave of the deadly virus had started in the country. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), after continuous warnings of rising Covid-19 cases across the country, made it compulsory for all citizens to wear a face mask when stepping out of their homes. 

Almost 40% of international law students of UoL based in Pakistan marked failed

Around 40 per cent of Pakistani students enrolled in the University of London’s (UoL) external LLB online programme have been marked failed in their exams. The glitch occurred due to confusions surrounding the online examinations schedule. Results of several students have also been withheld for their assessment offence investigation. The university admits that there had been some unavoidable disruptions this year because of the pandemic.

PM Imran Khan appeals to Mark Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, requesting a ban on Islamophobic content on the social media platform. The PM appealed a ban akin to the Facebook ban on posts that deny the Holocaust. Khan wrote to Zuckerberg peppered with examples of recent anti-Muslim laws and statements from the Indian and French governments.