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2020

Minorities and Men of Faith

Today is the first day of the New Year. We hope the advent of a new year brings joy and happiness for people in Pakistan and around the world. We also seek guidance from God to remains steadfast and forgive

Farewell 2020

Year 2020 has passed and the beginning of a new year heralds the dawn of a new era. This is a pivotal moment as it marks the end of the decade while the world has seen considerable progress and even

A look back at 10 significant events in Pakistan this year

2020 was a year full of surprises for Pakistan: from Chinese discovered disease entering the country to nationwide strike, from an unstable economy to students taking online classes at home, this year truly astonished the country. We have listed the

Nine Most Notable World Events in 2020

The year 2020 has been a busy year on the world scene. A seemingly unending parade of COVID-19 lockdown, stock crises, and new coronavirus recently formed in the United have dominated the news. Here is the list of the top

Top 10 Foods That Became Popular In 2020

We live in a country that is home to great food. From a combination of fruit and bread to something cheesy in the main course and dessert as well,  there are few new trends that pop up during 2020, a

10 most searches on Google from Pakistan in 2020

ISLAMABAD: Global search engine ‘Google’ has sorted the topics that were searched in Pakistan during 2020. According to Google, as in previous years, this time too, the topic of cricket has been searched collectively. Users have collectively searched for the

Last lunar eclipse of 2020 today, will not be visible in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The fourth and last lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will take place today (Monday 30th November). It will also be seen in Asian countries, including South, North America, and Australia. According to experts, Pakistan and India will not be

Israel becomes best country for women entrepreneurs globally

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) for 2020 has named Israel is the best country for women entrepreneurs globally. After Israel, the US and Switzerland were ranked second and third, respectively, with last year’s leader, New Zealand, falling to

Yousafzai claims to complete BRT Peshawar by April 2020

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai announced that in April this year that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Peshawar will be inaugurated in another timeframe. Speaking to the media Shaukat Yousafizai said BRT Peshawar’s final phase would be finished by

Lunar eclipse 2020 will be visible tonight in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Between Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 Pakistan will witness the first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 in the night. It will be a supermoon lunar eclipse visible in both Pakistan and other Asian, European, Australian and

India under Modi is 5th biggest geopolitical risk of 2020: report

NEW DELHI: A report has stated that India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the fifth biggest geopolitical risk of 2020. Political risk consultancy, Eurasia Group, in its report stated that Narendra Modi has spent much of

KP confirms first two polio cases of 2020

PESHAWAR: Two new cases of polio-virus have been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to details, the two cases were reported from Laki Marwat and D.I Khan where a 9-month old and 2-year-old children respectively diagnosed with the virus in the

Pakistan expected to get further extension by FATF in 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has not impressed the Financial Action Task Force with the steps it has taken to tackle money laundering and terror funding, thereby holding its position under the grey list until the next meeting scheduled for February 2020. While

Players challenge each other ahead of PSL 2020

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier had released the schedule for the much anticipated fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following the season players have shared their video messages challenged each other for the match. The series

2019 – A difficult year

2019 remained a difficult year for Pakistan as the nation felt the economic and financial crunch. Prime Minister Imran Khan has raised hope for the upcoming year saying that 2020 will be the year of prosperity and job creation. The

Sindh govt reverses pillion riding ban on New Year’s Eve

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday has taken back its notice enforcing a ban on pillion riding in Karachi ahead of New Year’s Eve 2020. Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani said that on the orders of Chief Minister Sindh Murad

WhatsApp to receive several new features in 2020

CALIFORNIA: The WhatsApp application that has more than 300 million active users worldwide is expected to receive several new features in 2020. These features have been spotted times and again in a beta version of the app sometimes for IOS

New export policy will be announced next month: Dawood

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on on Commerce, Industry and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said that a new export policy would be announced in January 2020. In an interview with software and data company Bloomberg, Abdul Razak Dawood revealed

Japanese PM opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday. The stadium, built at a cost of 156.9 billion yen ($1.44 billion), will have a capacity of 68,000 when

Pakistan hockey team fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020

AMSTERDAM: Pakistan hockey team has failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Cup win as it could not qualify the second match against the Netherlands. After giving a tough time to the Dutch team in the first match at Amsterdam,

Pakistan to remain on FATF’s grey list till February 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday announced that Pakistan will remain on its grey list for the next four months. This has handed Pakistan a final lifeline after acknowledging recent improvements. The nation escaped from a blacklist

Trump Urges Ukraine, China to Investigate the Bidens

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump called on both China and Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden.  Donald Trump said that both China and Ukraine should look into Jow Biden and his son, taunting Democrats seeking his

Pakistan to play limited-overs series against Ireland in 2020

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team will play a limited-overs series against Ireland in 2020 before their tour of England. the Pakistani cricket team will also play a limited-overs series against Netherland as scheduled next year. The team will first play a

WhatsApp decides to stop working on iOS 8 from 2020

CALIFORNIA: The WhatsApp application has decided that it would no longer support devices running on iOS 8 in 2020. According to a tweet posted by WABetainfo, WhatsApp would no longer support devices running on iOS 8. However, users could still

Bill Gates Foundation plans to provide $200mln to Pakistan

NEW YORK: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has decided to provide an amount of 200 million dollars to Pakistan for the implementation of the ‘Ehsas Program’ in 2020. A Memorandum of understanding was signed by both parties in a meeting