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Viral meme of Pakistani cricket fan Gets Featured in Hong Kong Museum of Memes

Pakistani cricket fan, Sarim Akhtar, shared on Twitter a video depicting the Hong Kong Meme Museum with Akhtar’s ‘disappointed’ expression. Sarim also posted a picture of his meme that had been displayed at the museum. The meme of Sarim’s epic displeased pose with his hands on his waist and an equally displeased expression went viral during Pakistan vs Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

NFT’s first viral meme ‘Friendship ended with Mudasir’ auctions for $53,000

‘Friendship ended with Mudasir’, NFT’s first viral meme was sold by Alter, a Lahore and London-based startup, on Sunday for 20 Ether or $53,171. Alter’s Co-founder Zain Naqvi said, “This is a life-changing moment for all the creators.” It was posted by Muhammad Asif Ali Rana from Gujranwala. The crossed images of Mudasir posted on the bottom of the original post received 10,000 shares.

Sajid Sadpara summits K2 again after rescuing his father’s body

In honour of his father, Sajid Ali Sadpara has hoisted the Green Flag for the second time over K2 this morning. The bodies of Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr were discovered on K2 on Monday. The rope-fixing team guided Sajid Sadpara, Ali Sadpara’s son, to the body of his father. Earlier, Sajid had gone on an expedition to retrieve the bodies of the three climbers.

Interior Ministry places Murderer Zahir Jaffer’s name on the PNIL, Blacklist and ECL

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Zahir Jaffer’s name has been placed on a provisional no-fly list known as the Provisional National Identification List (PNIL). In addition, Rasheed said Zahir’s name will be added to the Exit Control List (ECL). On Monday, the Islamabad court extended the physical remand of Zahir Jaffer by two days.

Lahore declared Pakistan’s first polio-free city

In a major achievement against the crippling virus, Lahore has become the first polio-free city in the country. The fifth environmental sample taken from the city for the poliovirus has tested negative. Earlier four environmental samples for the virus had tested negative. Lahore Deputy Commissioner paid rich tribute to the doctors, polio workers, and the parents for making the city polio-free.

Schools to remain closed till April 28, O-levels exams to be held as per schedule: Shafqat Mehmood

On-campus classes for grades from nursery to eighth at all private and government schools in Covid-19 affected cities will remain suspended until April 28, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has announced. O-level exams will also be held as per the schedule, he announced while speaking to the media after chairing a meeting of health and education ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

UAE introduces remote work visa and multiple-entry tourist visa

In a major step, considered first of its kind in the region, UAE cabinet has adopted a new remote work visa to enable employees from all over the world to live and work in the UAE for one year and approved a multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities. The new resolutions aim to position the UAE as an ideal work and tourist destination. 

Government decides prices for Russian, Chinese vaccines to be privately available

The federal cabinet has decided to cap maximum retail price of the Russian and Chinese Covid vaccine injections, being imported by the private sector. The government has fixed the maximum sale price of Sputnik V Russian vaccine at Rs8,449 for two doses and China’s Convidecia at Rs4,225 per injection. In Pakistan, Covid-19 vaccination is so far being carried out through the Adult Vaccination Counters (AVCs). 

Kuwait to lift decade-long ban on work visas for Pakistan

Kuwait will lift a ban on work visas for Pakistan, announced Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed as the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister begins his two-day official trip to Islamabad. According to Ahmed, Kuwait would start issuing work visas to Pakistanis once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Kuwait had banned work visas for Pakistan in 2011 and despite attempts by previous governments the restrictions could not be lifted. 

US hunter pays $80,000 or Rs17.12 million for trophy-hunting permit of Markhor

US hunter, Joseph Bradford has paid $80,000 or Rs17.12 million for the trophy-hunting permit for a Markhor in Chitral. Bradford used the traditional method of archery. It was for the first time that the hunter used an arrow and a bow to hunt an animal. The horns of the hunted animal were measured at 40 inches. 80 percent of the