A Two Star level security meeting was held among delegates from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission at General Headquarters Rawalpindi. During the trilateral meeting, the senior delegates stressed upon the need to defeat Daesh through complementary efforts in respective areas of operations. Chaman incident, border control and measures to curb cross-border fire violations were also discussed.
LONDON: On Friday, Britain´s National Health Service has said that it was responding to a cyber-attack, which hospitals across the country said had caused them to cancel appointments and divert patients. A spokesman for NHS Digital has said, “We are aware of a cyber security incident and we are working on a response.”
On Friday, a statement issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has carried a warning for all TV channels against airing unverified news or analysis themed around the Pakistan Army or its relationship with the civilian government. Those found in violation of the new Pemra guideline would be charged under Section 27 of the Pemra Ordinance 2002.
On Friday, a case has been registered and a committee formed to probe into the alleged incident of harassment at the Karachi airport. Ruqqaya Soomro, who works as Pakistan International Airline’s Assistant Manager, was caught on camera as she slapped security officials after she alleged that she was physically harassed by a plain-clothed official.
LOS ANGELES: On Thursday, fringed capes, pleated skirts, and bolero hats graced the runway at the Dior Cruise 2018 collection as the luxury Parisian label spun its own twist on music festival fashion. “Dior Sauvage” drew inspiration from the scenic landscapes of Los Angeles and the show took place outdoors against the backdrop of the Santa Monica mountains at sunset.
DUBAI: On Thursday, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and various other areas of the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates were hit by moderate to heavy rain with hail. The UAE does not usually experience rain or hail so the weather came as a surprise for its residents. Police patrols have been deployed on the roads to regulate traffic as rainwater filled many interior roads and highways.
ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Islamabad High Court has accepted the IMC’s application and allowed a private news channel, the Geo News TV to broadcast Ehsanhullah Ehsan’s interview. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued the order against airing of Ehsan’s interview last month after promo of the interview was aired on Geo News, with which GEO had complied.
According to the police, a rare Harry Potter prequel which was handwritten by author J.K. Rowling on a postcard has been stolen during a burglary in central England. The police has now appealed for help from fans of the wizard across the world. The 800-word story, set three years before Harry Potter is born and which sold for 25,000 pounds ($32,152) at a charity auction in 2008.
South Korea has accepted an invitation from China to a conference on a new Silk Road. The acceptance came days after a new president took office on Seoul who pledges to engage in discussions with Beijing to ease tension over a U.S. anti-missile system. Ties between S.Korea and China have been strained by Seoul’s decision to host a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system.
A 75-year-old woman, Awal Jan Bibi, was suffering from a hernia and was operated in a private clinic in Peshawar around 15 months ago. The operation had left her with severe pain when a doctor, in a display of sheer negligence, left a scissor in her stomach during a botched operation. Health Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehram Tarkai has ordered an investigation into the matter.
KARACHI: According to K-electric sources, the electricity woes of the provincial metropolis are expected to increase in the next few days as K-Electric plans a spike in load-shedding hours. On Wednesday, power supply to Gulistan e Jauhar, Gulshan Iqbal, North Karachi, New Karachi, Defence, Clifton, Saddar and several other areas remained suspended for up to three hours.
On Thursday, General Qamar Javed Bajwa COAS visited various military installations at Quetta garrison and interacted with young officers undergoing various courses at School of Infantry and tactics. According to ISPR, he also delivered the annual address to students of Command and Staff College. COAS also visited CMH Quetta to meet injured personnel of Chaman incident.
KARACHI: As Pakistan Hockey federation aims for the direct qualification to the next year’s Hockey World Cup, it has announced a strong squad for the FIH World Hockey League semi-finals, which holds the status of World Cup qualifiers. Abdul Haseem Khan has been named as captain of Pakistan’s Hockey team while Umar Bhutta has been named as his deputy.
On Wednesday, ‘Bieber mania’ had swept the city when the Canadian pop star landed in Mumbai for his first-ever concert in India in front of 45,000 fans. According to various media reports, the award-winning artist, ‘Sorry’ singer had performed for approximately 90 minutes, most of which was lip synced. Numerous Bollywood stars including Alia Bhatt, Siri Devi and Malaika Arora turned up to attend the concert
PARIS: Researchers have said on Thursday, that the life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s. Conducted in Europe and America, the study included data on more than 88,000 HIV patients. The World Health Organisation recommends that ART be started in all people as soon as possible after diagnosis.
FRANKFURT: On Thursday, the German industrial conglomerate Siemens has said that it would slash 1,700 jobs in Germany in the coming years. The decision comes as a result of a restructuring and efficiency drive. However, the Munich-based Siemens said that it would help employees concerned to apply for other positions in the group, which plans to hire around 9,000 people in Germany over the same period.
In a statement issued on Thursday, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders have urged the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the India-held portion of Kashmir. Indian authorities late last month banned 22 social media sites and says it is necessary for public safety.
On Thursday, the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for incessantly hurling accusations and using abusive language against him and his party. “New factories are being set up in Punjab while in their province, schools and hospitals are in a dismal condition.. If anyone wants to see the ‘Naya Pakistan’, they should visit KP,” the PM has said in his own words.
On Thursday, a video of an angry, uncontrollable woman slapping the airport security officials and other personnel in plain clothes at Karachi airport has surfaced. The woman, who is employed as Pakistan International Airline Assistant Manager traffic department, was physically harassed by a plain-clothed official after which she was outraged. The dispute was resolved but no complaint was logged.
ISLAMABAD: According to a BBC Urdu report, Pakistan’s civil leadership had informed high-level officials of the army that the recent meeting that had taken between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal was a part of back-channel diplomacy. The foreign office had declined to comment on the meeting which gained much ire from the opposition circles.
SEATTLE: On Wednesday, the Microsoft has unveiled new tools which are intended to democratize artificial intelligence by enabling machine smarts to be built into software from smartphone games to factory floors. Microsoft’s rivals including Amazon, Apple, Google and IBM all have also been aggressively pursing the promise and potential of artificial intelligence.
ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motice notice of the Sheikhupura incident in which a landlady cut the hand of a 13-year-old boy for refusing to feed cattle in Wahiwala village. The CJP also directed Inspector-General of Police Punjab to submit a report on the issue within the next 48 hours.
Only recently, a picture of a ‘witch’ that had surfaced has sent the social media into a frenzy, while people debate whether it is fake or real. The picture shows the ‘witch’ sitting on a wall and people standing in front of it and taking pictures. After verification it was found, the picture was from Morroco. It was a doll in the picture, resembling a witch to scare thieves from robbing houses.
ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that the Dawn Leaks issue was never about the Army and the government. Khan also added that the nation needs to know what was ‘settled’ in the matter. The PTI chief said that the resolution of Dawn Leaks issue clearly shows that one law for powerful and another for the weak in the country.
Snapchat announced that it is reorganizing the layout of its creative tools, and has added a Magic Eraser and set the timer to infinity. Explaining the reason for the new change, the company explained, “We’ve all felt the frustration of not being able to fully enjoy a Snap – even after replaying it, and we wanted to give you the option of allowing the recipient to enjoy your Snap as long as they’d like.”
While speaking to a private news channel, Aitzaz Ahsan, a senior PPP leader, has said “The Pakistan Army spokesperson should have resigned rather than take back his tweet.” Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday, “withdrew” the inflammatory tweet that “rejected” the government’s notification on the Dawn story probe.
NANKANA SAHIB: On Wednesday, addressing a gathering in connection with Motorway, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited the opposition to visit the under-construction Motorway, claiming that the country would soon become an Asian Tiger. Additionally, he said that numerous power plants were being setup in the country to deal with power shortage.
OSLO: On Wednesday, Norway has planned to launch the first autonomous and fully electric cargo ship next year that the project´s backers will save 40,000 truck journeys per year. According to the project´s director, Bjorn Tore Orvik, with a range of more than 65 nautical miles, the ship will be able to haul roughly 100 containers at a speed of 12 to 15 knots.
ROSEAU, DOMINICA: West Indies has won the toss and chosen to field first in the third and final Test which is taking place at Roseau. Pakistan looks to end the series on a victories note, not only to register history in the Caribbean but also to make possible a dream farewell for the retiring duo captain Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran batsman Younis Khan.
A beach that was previously swept away more than 33 years ago in the year 1984 from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has now reappeared after thousands of tonnes of sand was deposited on top of the rocky coastline. The island, the largest off the coast of Ireland, forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
On Monday, officials from both sides, Pakistan and Afghanistan have planned to use Google Maps in order to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week. On Friday, Pakistan had closed the border after Afghan forces had attacked on the census staff and security personnel escorting them which left 12 people dead and 40 others injured.
According to a statement made by the ISPR on Tuesday, all the census data of the first phase has safely been transported to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). In the first phase which was completed on April 17, 63 districts, including Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan were covered. Pak Army will continue to cooperate in the second phase of the ongoing sixth census, it concluded.
The loss against West Indies in Bridgetown previously had hugely disappointed Pakistani fans, however, there is one more chance for the Pakistani team to create a remarkable history by defeating West Indies first time at their home. Pakistan has this opportunity at the third and last test match of Dominica which is to take place at Windsor`s Park.
Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most refined artists, artisans, and craftsmen. Artsy, founded by Mateen Ansari in January 2016, is a website with a mobile application where artisans can upload their products for sale to interested buyers. The platform allows artists and craftsmen to reach a whole new category of customers unavailable to them before.
A 12-year-old maid was allegedly raped in Karachi. After the incident, Inspector General of Police Sindh has taken notice of the incident and seven suspects have been arrested upon his directions. The girl, who is a resident of Kashmor, along with her parents reached Kandhkot police station and gave a statement to police. She claimed that four men raped her after she was drugged.
LONDON: Michael Sandford, 21, arrested on charges of trying to kill Trump, has had a history of mental health issues, has told The Sun newspaper. Sandford said that screaming voices in his head urged him to lunge for a policeman’s gun. The incident happened on June 18 last year as the Republican candidate was campaigning in the Nevada gambling city.
A landlady has cut the hand of a 13-year-old boy, Muhammad Irfan for refusing to feed the cattle in the Wahiwala village. Muhammad Irfan used to work for Chauhdry Shafqat Bibi at Rs3,000 per month. The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital, however, the doctors were unable to fix his hand. FIR was registered after 10 days on court order, but by then Shafqat Bibi had already obtained pre-arrest bail.
On Tuesday, a source at the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has shared that PSO cancelled a tender to buy jet fuel of about 10,000 tonnes for delivery in June amid a border dispute between the South Asian country and Afghanistan. About 70 to 80 percent of the company´s imports of jet fuel are re-exported to neighbouring Afghanistan, the source added.
On Tuesday, the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan was called to the Foreign Office for conveying Pakistan’s concerns over the reported remarks of the Iranian Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces with regard to the cross border actions. The foreign office said the message was conveyed to the Iranian ambassador that such remarks were against the spirit of brotherly relations existing between the two countries.
KARACHI: On Tuesday, the opposition members in Sindh Assembly have continued to protest for the second consecutive day for not being given a chance to speak. The opposition members also chanted slogans of ‘Go Nawaz Go’, ‘Go Shehla Go’ [against Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza] and ‘No Corruption No’. After which a walkout was also staged by the opposition members.
ISLAMABAD: It has been revealed that Uzma was already aware that Tahir has four children from his first marriage, which is contradictory to her previous statements. Uzma, who belongs to New Delhi, met Tahir and both fell in love with each other in Malaysia. Afterward, Uzma travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via the Wagah border, and got married on May 3, said Tahir.
Syrian ambassador to China has said on Monday, up to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria. He also added that Beijing should be extremely concerned about it. Daesh claimed responsibility for the killing of a Chinese hostage in 2015, highlighting China’s concern about Uighurs it says are fighting in the Middle East.
On Monday, the census activities which were previously suspended in urban areas of Chaman have resumed, while the Bab-e-Dosti gate remained closed for the fourth consecutive day following border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan. New batches of the Pakistan army and Frontier Corps have also been deployed on the Pak-Afghan border and remain on high alert.
On Sunday, the spirited speeches were front and center at the MTV Movie and TV awards. At the event the night’s top winners at the usually irreverent awards show took to the stage to champion diversity and inclusion. A spell of wet weather in LA had shut down the red carpet before the awards show, but inside, the host Adam Devine literally set the stage on fire as kicked off MTV’s awards.
While addressing a function in connection with World Thalassemia Day in Islamabad, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the legislation for the prevention of Thalassemia has been done in the National Assembly, according to which blood tests for Thalassemia will be made mandatory before marriage.
ISLAMABAD: While talking to the media on Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Naeem-ul-Haque has said that the prime minister Nawaz Sharif is trying to save himself and his family members from various scandals such as the Panama Case. The PTI leader added that even an adversary would have confidence in the integrity of Imran Khan. He also demanded that the Dawn Leaks report be made public.
ISLAMABAD: on Monday, addressing the media representatives, Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Absar Alam has said that the organisation members are receiving threats, asking for help from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Chief Justice of Pakistan and Army Chief. Chairman Pemra also played an audio file during the press conference, which was allegedly of a blackmailer.
KARACHI: According to sources on Monday, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has arrested four suspects for their involvement in leaking intermediate examination papers. The identity of the suspects, however, has not been revealed yet. Six exam question papers have been leaked this year as examination rooms have been hit by a wave of tech-savvy cheating techniques.
On Monday, a spokesperson from the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said and hoped that both Pakistan and Afghanistan would properly address the border issue and jointly uphold peace and stability. On Friday, the Afghan Border Forces had opened unprovoked fire on Pakistani officials when they were conducting population census in a village near Pak-Afghan border in Chaman area of Balochistan.
New eateries have sprung up in recent years in the capital Jakarta and offer a wide array of foreign foods in order to cater to a growing consumer class. Some chefs have fused the new influences with age-old Indonesian foods. One eatery is now offering fusion food is “Mammamie”, whose name is a playful take on an Italian expression of shock combined with the local word for noodles, “mie”.