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ChatGPT can now provide updated information, browse internet

ChatGPT users will now be able to surf the web, Microsoft-backed OpenAI said expanding the data the viral chatbot can access beyond its earlier September 2021 cutoff. The artificial intelligence startup said its latest browsing feature would allow websites to

North Korea amends constitution on nuclear policy citing US ‘provocations’

SEOUL: North Korea has adopted a constitutional amendment to enshrine its policy on nuclear force as the country’s leader pledged to accelerate production of nuclear weapons to deter what he called US provocations. The North’s rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s

US soldier Travis King heads home after North Korea expels him

SEOUL: Private Travis King, the US soldier who ran into North Korea in July, is in US custody and heading home after being expelled by North Korea into China, the United States said. While details about the diplomacy that led

NEPRA hikes electricity tariff by Rs4.45 per unit for Karachi

Karachi: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) hiked power tariffs for K-Electric consumers on monthly fuel adjustment charges on Wednesday. According to details, after the federal government granted NEPRA’s request for a rise in power rate, the price of

Reforms could boost World Bank lending to developing countries by nearly $190bn

WASHINGTON: Reforming the World Bank’s approach to risk could unlock nearly $190 billion in additional urgently needed lending for developing countries without jeopardizing its AAA credit rating, a study commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation found. The study, carried out by

Governor House Lahore opened for public

Punjab CM Mohsin Naqvi and Governor Balighur Rehman Wednesday opened the Governor House for public visits. Punjab CM said the public will be able to visit the Governor’s House for the first time like America’s White House. People will be

Pakistan issues tender for two LNG cargoes for winter

Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) — a government subsidiary that procures liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the international market — has issued a tender seeking two LNG cargoes for winter. In the tender advertised on Wednesday, is seeking two cargoes on

Eid-Milad-un-Nabi: Youth Unity Organisation holds free medical camp in Karachi

Youth Unity Welfare Organisation, organised a free medical camp in Karachi for needy people in connection with Eid-Milad-un-Nabi. The office-bearers of the welfare organisation said the purpose of this medical camp is to serve humanity, especially in this Holy month

Army Chief encourages women to participate in progress of Pakhtunkhwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir on Wednesday visited Peshawar and had an interactive session with the respectable women of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during ‘KP Women Symposium – 2023’. The Army Chief encouraged the women to

Pakistan cricket team land in India for World Cup

Pakistan’s national cricket team have finally arrived in India for the highly anticipated World Cup, which is scheduled to commence on October 5. The Babar Azam-inspired team had  touched down at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday. Amid tight

Pakistani engineering company secures $12.5 million construction deal in Saudi Arabia

KARACHI: A prominent Pakistani engineering company National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) has secured a project worth SR46.5 million ($12.5 million) for Saudi Arabia’s visionary NEOM project, its senior representative confirmed on Tuesday, adding that work on it would commence soon.

In Pictures: Sania Mirza’s stylish dresses at Parineeti Chopra’s wedding impress everyone

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is not only famous in the field of tennis, but her stylish clothes are also a feature of her personality. The tennis star attended the wedding of famous Indian actress Parineeti Chopra and Indian politician

FIA recovers huge amount of local, foreign currency in Karachi

Karachi: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recovered a large amount of local and foreign currency during a raid on a flat in a residential building located on Khalid Bin Waleed Road in Karachi. According to FIA, the raid was conducted

Number of Roshan Digital Accounts exceeds 600,000

Karachi: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said that the number of Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) has crossed the number of 6,00,000. In the statement issued by the State Bank, it has been stated that 10,597 Roshan Digital Accounts were opened

PIA reports Rs 60.7 billion loss in first six months of 2023

Karachi: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made public its financial report, which shows a loss of Rs 60.71 billion in the first half of 2023. According to the report, PIA’s loss for six months in 2022 was Rs 41.31 billion

Attendant girl allegedly raped at Shikarpur hospital

SHIKARPUR: An attendant girl was allegedly raped by a ward boy at civil hospital Shikarpur, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday. As per details, the girl registered FIR against the ward boy stating that she came with her ailing

Gold price declines by Rs1,900 per tola in Pakistan

Karachi: The Gold price in Pakistan declined by Rs1,900 per tola on Wednesday. As per the information provided by the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the cost of 24-carat gold experienced a decline of Rs1,400 per tola, reaching

Pakistan beat India in Asian Games squash Pool A match

Pakistan on Wednesday defeated arch-rivals India 2-1 in a team event of Squash at the Asian Games being played in China. Noor Zaman gave Pakistan a winning start by defeating his Indian opponent Abhay Singh 3-1 in 51 minutes. Zaman

ECP issues preliminary delimitation lists

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday issued the lists of preliminary delimitation of constituencies. An official statement issued by the poll organizing authority stated that the preliminary report and map of constituencies can be viewed on the ECP’s website

Musk’s X disabled feature for reporting electoral misinformation – researcher

SYDNEY: Elon Musk’s X, formerly called Twitter, disabled a feature that let users report misinformation about elections, a research organisation said on Wednesday, throwing fresh concern about false claims spreading just before major U.S. and Australian votes. After introducing a

LHC summons PM Kakar, CM Naqvi in Quran altered translation case

Lahore High Court on Wednesday summons caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi in a case regarding the publication of an altered translation of the Quran. Justice Shujaat Ali Khan presided over the case and

PSX turns around as KSE-100 gains 87 points

ISLAMABAD: The 100-index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) turned around to a bullish trend on Wednesday and gained 87.38 points, showing a positive change of 0.19 percent, closing at 46,365.04 points against 46,277.66 points the previous day. A total

Heart disease claims 250,000 lives in Pakistan every year

Faisalabad Medical University (FMU) coupled with the Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine organized a walk in connection with World Heart Day. The walk led by the FMU Vice Chancellor, Dr Zafar Chaudhary, was organized in the Punjab Medical College on

Stringent crackdown launched against illegal constructions in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: In a determined effort to combat encroachments and illegal constructions, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has launched a comprehensive crackdown across various areas of the federal capital. Following the directives of Chairman Captain (R) Anwar ul Haq, the Building

Rupee maintains upward trend, gains Rs1.06 against dollar in interbank

The rupee maintained its momentum against the dollar in the interbank market on Wednesday, increasing by Rs1.06 according to the State Bank of Pakistan. The rupee has seen an upsurge in confidence as news of stringent administrative measures taken against

IT Ministry plans to digitize Hajj operations

ISLAMABAD: Next year’s Hajj operation will be fully digitized in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications to make Hajj pilgrims aware of all issues in time and resolve any kind of complaints immediately. The decision was taken

President announces 90-day remission in prisoners’ punishment on Eid Milad-un-Nabi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday announced a special remission of 90 days in sentence of prisoners on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi. The remission will be applicable for male prisoners above 65 years of age and women inmates

Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzameen Party dissolved

ISLAMABAD: The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) led by Mustafa Kamal has been dissolved, the Election Commission of Pakistan has been informed. A three-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner heard the case on the dissolution of the party. The representative

Cobweb: Where can you watch South Korean black comedy?

South Korean movie ‘Cobweb’, a Kim Jee-woon-directed satire that debuted at Cannes this year, has been released today across the world. The film is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Korean movies of the 1970s and plays partly as a film within

Paris Fashion Week: What’s new in this fancy fashion event?

Paris Fashion Week has kicked off with ace designers showcasing spring/summer 2024 trends. The fancy fashion event includes Saint Laurent, Peter Do, and Christian Dior collections. Here’s everything you need to know about Spring/Summer 2023 Paris Fashion Week: The French

Is Ji Chang-wook’s ‘The Worst of Evil’ streaming on Netflix?

Today is the day when we will finally get to see Ji Chang-wook and Wi Ha-joon in one frame in the much-anticipated action thriller series ‘The Worst of Evil’. In addition, Directed by Han Dong-wook, The Worst of Evil is a

Arsalan Naseer-Hiba Bukhari starrer ‘Firqa e Ishq’ features Shia-Sunni marriage

Arsalan Naseer and Hiba Bukhari are all set to star in a new drama titled ‘Firqa e Ishq’ on Urduflix. Pakistani dramas especially mini-series are finally trying to break the typical stereotypical shows. Inter-sect marriages are also considered unacceptable in Pakistan