Khadija Siddiqi, who was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight in Lahore, has completed her bar degree from City Law School. Khadija Siddiqi has now officially become a barrister after passing 12 examinations. She graduates with an overall “very competent” grade. Her graduation ceremony for a “call to the bar” will be held at the Lincoln’s Inn in October.
A woman has claimed she was left alone in a dark and locked plane after falling asleep on a flight. Tiffani Adams took a 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June. Ms Adams fell asleep during the journey but woke up to find the aircraft empty, cleared and parked for the night in Toronto.
High Commissioner of Malaysia, Ikram Muhammad Ibrahim, has said Malaysia and Pakistan have reached an understanding to issue visas on arrival to officials of both the countries. The purpose of this is to further boost bilateral relations and promote and intensify exchange of official delegations. From April 15, 2019, both countries have started visa-on-arrival for their respective diplomatic and official passport holders.
Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai has announced at Masjid Qasim Ali Khan that the moon of Shawwal has been sighted in Peshawar and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The Federal Government has already announced that Met office predicted that the moon will be sighted in the country on Tuesday, June 4 and Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
Amsterdam tourists can soon marry a local for a day, go on a date while weeding or pluck and explore the city in a new initiative called Untourist Amsterdam designed to combat the negative effects of over-tourism. The symbolic 35 minutes marriage is a chance for a visitor to have a meaningful encounter with a local.
Tara Sharifi, an 11-year-old Iranian student at Aylesbury High School UK, recently took the Mensa IQ test and scored 162 points, which is well above the genius benchmark of 140 points. With this score she has beaten Einstein, a theoretical physicist who is considered as one of the two pillars of modern physics, and the famous cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking by two points.
A man killed his HIV-positive wife in the Shikarpur district of Sindh, after accusing her of having extramarital affair. The 32-year-old mother of four was strangled with a rope and then hunted on the tree outside the home, the police reported. Shikarpur district neighbours Larkana district were HIV epidemic recently took place. The police have taken the suspect under custody.
Mufti Naeem, well know religious scholar, has said that during Aitekaf, if you keep your phone with you, then your Aitekaf is broken as you are still connected to “worldly affairs”. Aitekaf is the act of secluded worship in silence in a mosque during the last ten days of Ramazan. Mufti Naeem is valued for fatwas on religious issues nationwide.
The QS World University Rankings for 2019 have ranked National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) at 87th position in Asia (world ranking 417) and Lahore University of Management (LUMS) at 95th position in Asia (world ranking 701-750). Additionally, in the latest rankings, the number of Pakistani universities has also increased from last year’s 16 to 23.