Press Release: Huawei will be taking pre-booking orders from tomorrow for its latest device – the Huawei P10, available in 3 exciting colors; Prestige gold, Dazzling blue and Graphite black. Pre-bookings will be available at all Huawei brand outlets, letting customers win free Huawei goodies. The Gift box for the first 300 customers includes a special priority gift box with an exclusive A1 health band.
During the ongoing T20i series, and after being bamboozled by young all-rounder Shadab Khan – an 18-year-old who picked up seven wickets in the two T20is that he has played so far – the West Indies coach Stuart Law has said that his batsmen ‘gifted’ some wickets away. Law also added that his men should’ve been more ruthless against the youngster.
The Pakistani beauty, Saba Qamar’s first Bollywood movie is all set to hit cinemas next month on 12th of April. Saba has worked opposite Irrfan Khan in the film titled ‘Hindi Medium’. It has also been revealed that Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has sung ‘Hoor Hoor’, the title song of the movie. Saba Qamar has also been posting BTS photos on her social media account to keep the fans excited.
On Friday, the Pakistan Army has received six new Cessna aircrafts, which includes two Cessna 208 Caravan and four Cessna T-206H from the United States. The aircraft will be configured for medical evacuation as well as provide limited troop and equipment transport. The Pakistan Army Aviation Corps also thanked America in a statement, for the “generous contribution”.
MONTREAL: On Friday, the Canadian Tech company, BlackBerry has said that its loss in the past quarter has narrowed as Blackberry has distanced itself further from smartphone making in order to concentrate on software and services. The company, which was among the dominant smartphone brands a decade ago, has now largely exited the handset business.
On Friday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs1 million on Hum TV, after a number of complaints were received from the general public, for airing “objectionable clips” in one of its drama series – Kitni Gehrien Baaki Hain. Previously, the channel was warned to be more vigilant on the selection of the theme of its dramas and soaps.
On Friday, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat has decided to increase the punishment for cow slaughter from seven years to life imprisonment. The decision came after Hindu hardliners pushed for tougher protections for the holy animal. Cows are considered sacred in Hindu-majority India, and to slaughter a cow is considered illegal in most states.
On Friday, the President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Senior Vice Chairman Mian Zahid Hussain has said the government has increased the duration of load-shedding across country which is in turn adding to the misery of the masses. He added, that authorities repeatedly claim that load-shedding will be wiped out soon but the situation on the ground is contrary to government slogans.
RAWALPINDI: On Friday, the chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Pabbi near Mangla, where he met foreign military teams participating in second Pakistan Army Team Spirit Competition (PATS). The COAS said, that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and has significantly contributed towards peace and stability, which the world also acknowledges.
A ban has been imposed on the orders of the Sindh High Court in Karachi, according to which the entry of heavy vehicles has been banned from 6am to 11pm. The decision has been taken in the wake of increasing number of casualties due to road accidents. Traffic police officials said that Northern Bypass, RCD Highway and Mauripur Road will be used for heavy traffic.
On Saturday, According to a new legislation passed, China has decided to step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang. The government will implement a range of measures, which are to include, prohibiting “abnormal” beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state television.
Legendary actor Javed Sheikh will begin shooting for his upcoming Lollywood movie ‘Wajood’ soon. The film is sponsored by Turk Airways announced in a ceremony that took place at a local hotel. The film also features great Lollywood film stars Nadeem, Shahid, Javed Sheikh, Saeeda Imtiaz, Fareeha, Shaheen Khan, Danish Taimoor, Aditya Singh and Ali Saleem and hopes to strengthen ties between Pak and India.
Corps Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali met with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore today. Sadiq and Shehbaz Sharif discussed matters regarding the current security situation, professional matters and operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Both parties agreed to speed up operation against terrorists and subversive elements in the province. Chief Minister praised armed forces’ strong resolve.
The Parachinar blast targeting an Imambargah has taken at least 22 people’s lives and wounded 40 as reported by a parliamentarian from Parachinar, Sajid Hussain. No one has claimed the attack yet regarding the blast that took place when people gathered for Friday prayers near the women´s entrance of Imambargah in the central bazaar. Last month more than 80 people were killed in an attack on a shrine.
It is reported that the research & design is working on the S8 Mini and will go on sale after two weeks of Galaxy S8 and S8+’s first sale activity. With the flagships to go on sale in the third week of April, it is believed the S8 Mini will hit the markets in May. The phone will be more affordable according to the source and will be priced at $399 but considering the high-end specs may cost over $500.
A SpaceX rocket that was recovered from the sea has once again been launched for a delivery mission as SpaceX looks to cut costs. “We’re really looking for true operational reusability like an aircraft. We’re looking to land and relaunch on the same day.” SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said during a webcast. The rocket’s name is Falcon 9 booster and previously flew on April 2016 from Kennedy Space Center.
London’s Satchi Gallery has recently conducted an exhibition named “From Selfie to Self-Expression” and it will be looking at the history of selfies for the first time. Saatchi Gallery Chief Executive Nigel Hurst said selfies are important because they show how we want the world to see us. “It’s no coincidence… that most selfies are shot in pretty exotic locations, on holidays,” Nigel told reporters.
The president of PPP’s Karachi division Dr. Asim Hussain has been released from the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Complex and shifted to the Ziauddin Hospital. Following the Sindh High Court orders issued on Friday, Dr. Asim was released on bail after he furnished his passports that were being held by the Anti-Terrorism Court in connection to another case. Asim has secured bail after submitting surety bonds.
President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed his approval of the Constitution’s 28th Amendment Bill 2017. Under this Constitution’s 28th Amendment, military courts have been extended for another two years. The bill has already been approved by the parliament. The president also signed the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 2017 which was presented by the government before the Senate in wake of Panamagate.
According to Inter Services Public Relations, during an operation carried out in Sibbi high-value terrorist Mehmood ul Hassan alias Khwaja Madni was killed. Mehmood ul Hassan belonged to the TTP Sajna group. The raid was part of the Operation Raddul Fasaad, which the army launched last month following a spate of terror attacks in the country which claimed more than a hundred lives and hundreds were injured.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan might not look to extend his contract for another term due to personal and health reasons and will step down when his contract expires in August this year. “I have taken the board in confidence and conveyed my decision that I will not continue after our mandate is ending on August 18. I will not continue after it as chairman.” Sheheryar told reporters.
Pakistani businessman Hassan Raza has said his fuel company is finding it hard to progress because of energy shortages. He also commented on how government can stop firms producing substandard oil. “A high-cost penalty on emitted carbon is the only way this type of business can grow; otherwise what incentive would companies have to stop flaring?” Hassan Raza told reporters at at the EGas compression plant.
A blast in Parachinar, Kurram Agency has killed at least five and wounded more than forty. An army helicopter has been dispatched to the area for relief and rescue activities and the law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area for search operations. This is the second attack in the area as at least 21 people were killed when an explosion hit a vegetable market in Parachinar earlier this year.
Several people were injured in a clash between supporters and opponents of Turkish government outside Turkey’s consulate in Brussels. “The Belgian government has absolute zero tolerance for any spillovers from the Turkish referendum. I condemn the riots at the embassy in Brussels,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on twitter condemning the attack. There was no number specified for people injured.
A top PCB official has said there will be zero tolerance and defended a one-year ban for fast bowler Mohammad Irfan. Four other players; Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed, were also provisionally suspended in February and face lengthy bans. Under the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption code the punishment for “not reporting an offer” is from six months to a life ban.
China’s Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said China does not have any policy to devalue its currency to promote exports. President Xi Jinping is all set to meet U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time amid tensions over trade. This both the leaders’ first meetup since Trump got elected in January and Trump himself has dubbed this meeting as a very difficult due to the recent economical conflicts.
Twitter will let people write more in tweets as it is planning to change te 140 character limit. “Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won´t count toward your tweet´s 140 characters.Our work isn´t finished,” Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said in an online post describing the change.
The Sindh Rangers have seized a huge amount of ammunition buried in a graveyard in Karachi’s Korangi area. According to the Rangers official, the action was launched on the information given by a detained activist of a political party. The weapons recovered include SMGs, LMGs, 9mm pistols and a large number of cartridges while it is still unclear if the operation was carried out on intelligence reports.
President Donald Trump has said that the upcoming meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping would be very difficult. “The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one. We can no longer have massive trade deficits… and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives.” Trump said in a tweet. Both the American and Chinese leaders will meet on the coming Thursday.
Pakistan beat West Indies by three runs to take a 2-0 lead in the four match Twenty20 series. Chasing a target of 133 runs, West Indies scored 129 for eight in 20 overs. Pakistan clinched the match in the last over thriller. Pakistan introduce newcomer Fakhar Zaman Following the outstanding debut performance in Barbados of leg-spinner Shadab Khan. Shadab Khan has already broken a record in his first match.
The White House has stated that they have found more information that points toward the alleged interference of Russian in the U.S elections. “There has been information, … material that has … come to light, and that we want to make sure that the people who are conducting the review have that information,” White House official told. The White house has top Republican and Democratic members for review.
It is time for Galaxy Note 8 leaks from the Samsung headquarters. Samsung officials have confirmed the Note 8 is coming this year. After the explosive Galaxy Note 7, there was a lot of pressure on Samsung to make sure the Galaxy S8 is a success. Latest leaked images show what the Galaxy Note 8 could look like and could have even smaller bezels than the Galaxy S8 and is expected to release in late August.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were revealed last night and have seen mix reviews since then. It is too early to label a product as a failure but in addition to great features, there were some that did not live up to the expectations. he Galaxy S8 comes with the same camera as the Galaxy S7. Galaxy S8 and S8+ do include the latest Snapdragon 835 but only for U.S and they have smaller batteries than S7.
Muzammil Arif is a Pakistani freelancer and entrepreneur who has mentored and inspired many to follow in his footsteps and enter the realm of freelancing. Muzammil was a key part of the National Freelancing Convention ceremony, where his story was shared by PITB Chairman Umer Saif. Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif stood up from his seat and shook Muzammil’s hand congratulating him on his success.
GENEVA: The World Health Organization has said on Thursday, that cases of depression have ballooned almost 20% in a decade. This in retun has made the debilitating disorder linked to suicide the leading cause of disability worldwide. About 800,000 people commit suicide due to depression worldwide every year, amounting to one suicide every four seconds.
A Pakistani petroleum engineer, who had previously been kidnapped from his workplace in South Sudan, was released on Thursday. South Sudan’s government said it was using “diplomatic channels” to negotiate the workers’ release and had accused the rebels of demanding a ransom. However, rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel had dismissed that allegation.
After securing a victory in the semi-final of Quaid-e-Azam trophy grade II tournament, Faisalabadi players gathered and started doing push-ups following Pakistan cricket team’s signature celebratory style of their captain Misbahul Haq. Another player of team Ahmad Safi told a private TV channel that it wasn’t a pre-decided move, one of the player shared the idea and everyone agreed to it.
On Thursday, the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa while visiting the Baloch Regimental Center (BRC) in Abbotabad today, where he laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada paying homage to martyrs of Baloch Regimentthe Army, said that army will continue to contribute towards national security. The COAS reiterated his vision for better Pakistan where nothing takes precedence over the country.
Diesel, now a producer as well as star, has confirmed a previous announcement on Wednesday, that the Fast and Furious series would extend to at least a tenth movie. “As the world sees this movie, they´ll see how it´s the beginning of a new trilogy,” he said at the CinemaCon convention. “The Fate of the Furious,” is due to hit theaters on April 14.
BRUSSELS: While talking to a private TV channel, a member of European Parliament Afzal Khan has said that he respects Britain’s decision to separate from the European Union although he, himself, has voted against it. Khan said that he is determined to use his experience to ensure changes in the aftermath of Brexit work for the betterment of the people of Manchester.
LONDON: Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood, 52, was killed by a single gunshot to his chest, after he gained access to the Palace of Westminster grounds during his March 22 attack in heart of political London. The attacker had sped across Westminster Bridge in a car, mowed down pedestrians, then ran through the gates of the nearby parliament building and stabbed a policeman before he was shot dead.
KARACHI: On Thursday, while addressing the annual conference on environment, the City Mayor Waseem Akhtar has said that those having administrative power, do not hold the mandate in Karachi. Akhtar said that since 8 years garbage has been piling up in the city, residents are being bitten by stray dogs, children are dying in Thar but no one is paying attention to these matters.
BAGHDAD: On Thursday, officials have said that at least 14 people were killed in an attack when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at an entrance to Baghdad. The attack has been claimed by the Daesh. Iraqi security forces are now battling Daesh in west Mosul, the last city in the country in which the terrorist group hold significant ground.
While addressing a press conference in Lahore, on Thursday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that PCB has decided to pursue legal action against the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for refusing to play a scheduled bilateral series between the two countries. Khan says, India’s refusal to play the series in Pakistan in 2014 cost the PCB around a million dollars.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has fired Kabir Khan from the post of women’s cricket team head coach. The sources revealed that Khan was doing two jobs simultaneously and did not tell the board. “Doing two job at one time is against the rules of PCB henceforth he was fired from his job,” sources added. Meanwhile, the board has been appointed Sabih Azhar as new head coach of national women’s cricket team.
According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), another ‘hardcore terrorist’ Tahir was hanged in Kohat jail on Thursday. The statement further mentioned that Tahir was involved in attacks on secret agencies and Bannu Jail. “He was an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP),” stated ISPR. The militant was sentenced to death by military court after he pleaded guilty.
To counter militancy in far Western region Xinjiang, Chinese government has set up rules for ‘abnormal’ beards, wearing veil in public and the refusal to watch state television. Hundreds of people have died, in the area which is home Muslim Uighur people due to militancy issue but local people argue that this is because repressive policies of Chinese government. While government refuse such allegations.
To fulfill the requirement of public passenger buses in the city of Karachi, Murad Ali Shah has declared to give Rs 2 billion subsidy in order to launch 600 vehicles in an intra-city & intercity services of bus at the Chief Minister House. In a meeting, Transport Minister said Karachi is in need of 8000 buses at least. On an alternative basis, he suggested 600 vehicles for which CM Sindh vowed to give grant
Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria declared that former US ambassador Hussain Haqqani doesn’t have any immunity in Pakistan. He refused to state in detail, “any question related to Hussain Haqqani and visa policies should be directed towards the interior ministry.” Zakria insisted on need of having better cross-border management in order to prevent Pak-Afghan border for becoming a terrorism source.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulating Authority (PEMRA) has issued a notice to TV anchor and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary over airing ‘baseless’ allegations against Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The issued notice read that during his program ‘Khabar K Peechay’, his guest-Riaz Hussain-alleged that PAF has kidnapped his brother Sheraz Khan. “PAF contacted the authority and stated this is fabricated allegations.”