Category: National

Miftah Ismail resigns as Finance Minister paving way for Dar to take helm of economy

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has stepped down from his post as senior PML-N leader Ishaq Dar is all set to become the country’s new finance czar. The development came on Sunday after an important PML-N meeting was held under the chairmanship of party supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London, along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Marriyum Aurangzeb.

6 Pakistan Army officials martyred in Harnai helicopter crash

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday that six Pakistan Army officials, including two majors, were martyred after a helicopter crashed during a flying mission near Khost in Harnai, Balochistan. The ISPR has yet to release details about the cause of the crash which comes more than a month after a similar incident occurred in Balochistan.

Latest series of dramatic turnarounds prove Ishaq Dar is finally returning to Pakistan

An accountability court on Friday suspended the arrest warrant against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Ishaq Dar and dismissed orders for arrest upon his arrival in Pakistan, paving his way for return to Pakistan. The court, while giving an opportunity to Ishaq Dar to surrender, also ordered that the PML-N leader not be arrested when he lands in Pakistan.

Pakistani professor wins South Asia’s Top 100 Power Women Award

Pakistani Professor Dr. Sumaira Rehman has made her country proud by winning South Asia’s Top 100 Power Women Award in a ceremony held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With a PhD in Women Entrepreneurship, Dr. Sumaira is a renowned educationist and is linked with Superior University. South Asian Partnership Summit and Business Award also rewarded her efforts by naming her university as the best emerging educational institute of the year.

Pakistan braces for flood yet again after unusual monsoon rains in India

PMD’s Flood Forecasting Division has issued a flood warning in Ravi, Sutlej, and Chenab rivers following heavy monsoon rains in India. While Pakistan is already reeling from the devastating floods and economic crisis induced by it, another flood is likely to hit the country as water levels in the mentioned rivers are expected to rise significantly on 17 and 18 September.

10-year-old becomes first Pakistani to get YouTube’s diamond play button

10-year-old Musa has achieved plenty at such a young age and his YouTube channel ‘Entertainment with Musa’ has already amassed 10 million subscribers. The Lahore-born kid, who is currently residing in Dubai, shares videos of social issues and has become the first Pakistani to be awarded with YouTube’s prestigious ‘diamond play button’. 

Blame game and war of words erupts between PM Shehbaz and Imran Khan on Twitter

There’s no love lost between PTI’s Imran Khan and PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif and they are often seen taking jibes at each other. PM Shehbaz has now directly responded to Imran Khan’s Twitter posts on various issues including blocking their flood relief telethon, and silencing pro-PTI journalists, saying they are busy with the rehabilitation of masses in the wake of devastating floods. 

Utility stores officers caught selling relief ration bags

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has filed an FIR against Utility Stores Corporation employees in Sukkur for selling ration bags reserved for flood-affected people in the open market. Note here that the Utility Stores are government operated and run by government employees which has raised eyebrows on the transparency of flood relief operations carried out in parts of Pakistan, especially Sindh. 

Queen Elizabeth II reigned over Pakistan for 4 years

Surprising as it may seem today, Elizabeth II, was the queen of Pakistan for four years. Yes, the world’s first “Islamic Republic” was ruled by English heads of state for nine years: Elizabeth and her father, George VI. Elizabeth’s reign over Pakistan ended 60 years ago, when, on March 23, 1956, Pakistan became a republic.George VI was the last emperor of India, reigning until 1947, when he gave up that title in favor of two new titles for his new dominions, becoming king of India and king of Pakistan.

Pakistani-born, Sajjad Khan hired by Porsche to its executive board

Sajjad Khan, a Karachi-native and former chief technology officer at rival Mercedes-Benz, was announced on Thursday by Porsche AG, a luxury sports car manufacturer, as a member of the executive board with a focus on Car-IT. According to international media, the decision was made as Volkswagen-owned Porsche prepared for a market listing. Khan will become the eighth member of the executive board.