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Is Pakistan launching its own cryptocurrency?

The central bank of Pakistan is making progress in the field of digital banking and plans to launch a digital currency that is comparable to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin soon. According to Shoukat Bizinjo, Additional Director of the Digital Financial Services

Here’s how fraudulent loan apps are scamming Pakistanis

LAHORE: When he applied for a tiny, 30-day loan using a digital lending app in the latter part of last year, unemployed Pakistani software engineer Ali believed he had discovered a method to settle his past-due power bill. Minutes after

Cruel trend of torturing doctors

I’m not sure what kind of trend began in Pakistan where doctors are required to be tortured or killed if their patient dies or develops a serious condition. Doctors were held in the utmost regard by the community in the

Who is TikToker Shahtaj Khan whose bold pictures have been leaked?

The idea of negative attention has become so much popular nowadays that people tend to forget to draw a fine line of boundaries. The same is the case of a Pakistani TikToker named Shahtaj Khan who shocked the internet for

Can Govt provide relief in upcoming budget?

Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has promised to provide relief to the inflation-stricken masses in the upcoming budget 2022-23, but the question is can the government do it? Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has already confessed that the federal budget 2023-24

Is Jahangir Tareen going to establish new political party?

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) estranged leader Jahangir Khan Tareen has decided to form a new national-level political party, a private TV channel reported on Friday while quoting sources privy to the development. As per the report, PTI leaders upset with the

Why’s Govt planning to ban cash transactions beyond certain limit?

The government is considering implementing a unique proposal in the budget (2023-24) to impose a ban on cash transactions beyond a certain limit at retail outlets and food retail outlets/restaurants from July 1, 2023. According to the details, the Government

Is PTI going to be banned?

ISLAMABAD: Amid widespread crackdown against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Defence Minister Khawaja Asif claimed mulling all options to ban the former ruling party after the May 9 attacks. Speaking with media in Islamabad, the PML-N stalwart said the coalition government

Which politicians have left PTI?

Karachi: The streak of quitting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) by its leaders, lawmakers, office bearers is not only continue but getting fast with the passage of every day. On Tuesday several PTI leaders including Shireen Mazari and Fayyaz-ul- Hassan Chohan parted their

Who is Faisal Naseer? Everything you need to know about DG CI for ISI

Major General Faisal Naseer is the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General, Counter Intelligence. In 1992, Faisal Naseer enlisted in the Pakistani Army. He was promoted to major general in October, from brigadier general. Due to his work in Sindh and

Incoming budget: How much rise is expected in salaries?

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance has recommended 20 percent increase in salaries of the government employees, it emerged on Tuesday.  Reports said the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has deferred the matter, saying the federal cabinet would take a decision in

The pain will not last forever

Pakistani politics has a long history of subjugating each other and labeling each other as traitors. Political leaders have been issuing fatwas on terrorism and even blasphemy, and these days, serious accusations of terrorism and treason are heard everywhere in

What will be the new name of Parliament House?

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Thursday constituted a parliamentary committee for renaming the Parliament House building ‘to a name that resonates with cultural heritage, national values and symbolizes the unity of the nation. The committee members include Senators Irfanul Haque

Why did Dhedhi’s mission of reconciliation between Khan and Establishment fail?

A few days ago prominent business tycoon Aqeel Karim Dhedhi’s held an exclusive meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan in order to bring him and the Establishment close but his mission did not prove fruitful.   The inside story of

Do you know CJP Bandial is the highest-paid govt employee in Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reviewed the budget audit of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday.  The meeting was chaired by PAC Chairman Noor Alam Khan. The committee compared compensation, benefits, and privileges of Supreme Court justices with

Will PDM govt be able to present budget?

The budget will be presented to parliament on June 9th, and political and more traditional economic pundits will weigh in on the many “prior” conditions needed to make it happen. The former will focus on the political costs of a

Mother’s Day: There’s no greater gift than a mother’s love

A mother is a friend, protector, guide, disciplinarian and many more things. She is a selfless, loving human who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the happiness of their children. A mother’s love is unconditional for her children.

When will internet services be restored in the country?

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday internet services will not be restored until all the elements involved in violent protests and arsenal attacks on houses during the protests staged by the PTI. Talking to a news channel, the

Who is Twitter’s new chief?

Elon Musk on Thursday said he has hired someone to replace him as boss of Twitter and its newly named X Corporation parent. Twitter users in December voted to oust owner Musk as chief executive in an unscientific poll he

What is VPN and how can you use it to access social media?

It has been two days since a major internet connectivity issue is being faced across Pakistan with Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi witnessing massive disruption in services. This unfortunate development came after the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday.

Imran Khan’s arrest, what will be its impact?

Imran Khan’s arrest in Islamabad High Court was sudden but not unexpected. For some time now, the government and its allies have been trying hard to arrest Imran Khan. There has been a crackdown in Zaman Park. This process was

What did Reham Khan say on Imran Khan’s arrest?

ISLAMABAD:  In a shocking turn of events, PTI chairman Imran Khan has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday. The arrest came after Imran Khan appeared in the Islamabad High Court seeking bail in other cases, including allegations

What’s Al-Qadir Trust case that led to Imran Khan’s arrest?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust Case by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) outside the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday. The former prime minister, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and

Bilawal’s Indian visit: Success or failure?

First off, let’s be clear that Bilawal Bhutto did not formally visit India last week. Although he traveled to India, his main objective was to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s foreign ministers’ summit in the Indian city of Goa. The

Do you know what are the new prices of Infinix, Tecno mobile phones in Pakistan?

Infinix Pakistan announced to reduce the retail selling prices of phone after the regulatory duty ended on the imported mobile phones. The new prices have been effective from May 03, 2023. According to reports, experts have stated that the end

Imran Khan: The man charged with the most crimes in the world

Almost every day Imran Khan has to appear before a court in one case or another registered against him in the past 6 months. In fact, he is only the person or at least political leader in the world who

The Aga Khan – An Inspiration

There are countless creatures of different types living on earth, and among them, humans have been honored with the title of Ashraf al-Makhluqat by the Lord of the Worlds, being declared the best of all creatures. One of the most

What’s the controversy behind ‘The Kerala Story’?

It’s been a week since the hashtag of the Indian movie ‘The Kerala Story’ has been trending on Twitter. The social media users cannot ignore the fact that how the plea of releasing a controversial movie which is expected to

Why is Mohammad Rizwan unhappy with Babar Azam?

Pakistan wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan is not happy batting at number five position for Pakistan in One-day Internationals (ODIs) and would prefer the number four spot but said it’s up to the coach and captain what they like. While speaking

Who is Fatima Bhutto’s husband Graham?

Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, has lately tied the knot with Graham Byra. The marriage took place at the family house at 70 Clifton in Karachi. The event was reportedly a private affair, with