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Pakistani-origin Bushra Amiwala receives award for exemplary community service

Pakistani-origin and DePaul Alumnus Bushra Amiwala has received the highly coveted Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) award for exemplary community service. Unfolded on a global scale during a live-streamed virtual gala titled “Unity is Power, the event was chaired

Upto 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus has claimed 18 more lives in Pakistan, bringing the total death toll to 6,867. According to the National Command and Operations Center, 1,313 new cases were reported in coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total

Mother of three sexually assaulted in Multan

MULTAN: A mother of three children has been sexually assaulted in the Qadirpur Ran area. As per details, the number of the accused in the gang-rape is still unknown. The incident is said to be one-month-old. The gang-rape case was

Social media users demand YouTube office in Pakistan

Social media users have shown support in resolving Pakistani YouTuber Raza Samo’s issue whose channel has been blocked by Youtube and also demanded a YouTube channel in Pakistan to avoid such incidents in the future. Many of Samo’s supporters including

Fake or genuine licences

The issue regarding the possession of fake licences by pilots took a bizarre turn whether a letter surfaced in which the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said all pilots have genuine licences. The aviation regulatory downplayed the seriousness of the matter

NAB closes 20-year-old probe against Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has closed its 20-year-old probe launched against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif. The allotment inquiry of 12 plots against Shehbaz Sharif in the National Assembly has been closed due to insufficient evidence.

Over 2500 officials removed from BISP beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD: A total of 2543 government officials, ranging from Grade 17 to 21, who were receiving funds from the Benazir Income Support Program have been removed. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry provided a list that included some

Somerset signs Babar Azam for 2020 county season

CRICBUZZ: English county Somerset has signed Pakistan’s T20I captain Babar Azam for the 2020 season. Somerset will play 12 T20 matches and two county fixtures during the time period. The return is dependent on no-objection certificate (NOC) by the Pakistan

Neighbour killed over playing loud music in Umerkot

UMERKOT: A 35-year-old man named Sharafat Ali was killed by his neighbour on Tuesday night for allegedly playing loud music. According to the victim’s family, both had an argument a few days ago. Ali’s father said that there were undergoing

Sony unveils Vision S to join the race of electric vehicles

LAS VEGAS: Sony stunned the CES 2020 audience with its electric car concept. The prototype named Vision-S showed the firm’s sensors and in-car entertainment technology. The ongoing CES 2020 in Las Vegas has introduced some amazing consumer electronic products. Fortune

Title track of Pakistani film Zindagi Tamashaa released

KARACHI: The title song of critically acclaimed Sarmad Khoosat directed film “Zindagi Tamasha”, set to be release on 24th January,  is out now. The song Zindagi Tamasha Bani performed and composed by Nimra Gilani is a tribute to the golden era of

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe cancels Middle East trip

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Oman this weekend. According to TV Ashi, PM Abe called a National Security Conference (NSC) meeting amid the latest bombings in Iraq. ALSO READ: Donald Trump

US Secretary Pompeo briefs Kurdistan PM Barzani

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani after Iranian attacks on US bases in Iraq. In a telephonic conversation, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the regional Prime Minister Masrour

Muslim women donate supplies, food for Australian fire fighters

MELBOURNE: As fires raged in Australia, a group of Muslim women from the Australian Islamic Center raised money, traveled miles and cooked food for more than 150 firefighters working in the affected areas. Firefighters in Australia have been working day

Donald Trump responds to Iran’s missile attack in Iraq

WASHINGTON: Iran attacked two US military bases in Iraq on Wednesday at about 1:30 a.m local time. This attack was a retaliation for America’s recent drone attack on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. While the Pentagon announced, “Iran launched more than

US stops, harasses Iranian citizens at airports

LOS ANGELES: Numerous reports have emerged of Iranian-American citizens being stopped at USA airports amid tensions between the USA and Iran. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group provided legal assistance to more than 60 travelers who

SpaceX starts 2020 with launching more Starlink satellites

FLORIDA: Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday evening has launched its third batch of internet-beaming satellites, Starlink started 2020 with a success. StarLink launched its third batch launching 60 satellites from falcon heavy 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Airspace in Florida

High treason case: LHC to resume Musharraf’s petition today

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) will resume hearing the petition filed by former president Pervez Musharraf against his reserved verdict in the high treason case. Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi will resume hearing of the reserved verdict. On the

Foreign Funding case: ECP orders PTI to submit response on Dec 4

ISLAMABAD: TheElection Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ordered the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a detailed reply by tomorrow in the Foreign Funding case. The lawyers of the petitioner, Akbar S Babar, completed their arguments before a scrutiny committee. The committee later asked

Student unions are essential for democratic societies: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry said that student unions were an essential part of democratic societies. Fawad Chaudhry said he was in favor of student unions but without biasedness towards violence. Chaudhry said that student unions

Moody’s raises Pakistan’s economic outlook to stable

NEW YORK: Moody’s Investors Service also known as Moody’s has stated that the outlook of Pakistan’s currency has to stable from being negative. Such developments reduce external vulnerability risks, although foreign exchange reserve buffers remain low and will take time

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi underlines Pakistan’s position on Jammu & Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in Doha held a meeting with Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani to discuss matters associated with mutual maritime cooperation. According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy,

Hong Kong after weekend clashes braces for protests

HONG KONG: Two people in critical condition in Hong Kong, police said, after a weekend of chaotic clashes with anti-government protesters. China has called for a “firm” stance to end months of unrest that have roiled the Asian financial hub.

Gold price dips by another 100, trades at 87,400 per ten grams

Karachi: The Gold prices fell by Rs100 per tola, on Wednesday, and currently being traded at Rs.87,400 The gold rates in other cities were as follow Pakistan’s Cities 24K Per Tola Gold Rate 24K 10 Grams Gold Rates 22K 10

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation honours Indian PM

New Delhi: “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with yet another award, this time it’s by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for the PM’s ambitious pet project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan( Clean India Mission),” stated by an Indian

Road accident claims two lives in Gujrat

GUJRAT: At least two people were killed and one injured in Gujrat, when a motorcycle collided with an ambulance on late Monday night. According to the details, a speedy motorcycle hit an ambulance at Jalalpu Jattan Road, killing two teens

Cashless shopping: Facial payment on rise in China

SHANGHAI: China’s consumers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country welcomes facial payment technology. “In a country where mobile payment is already one of the most advanced in the world, customers can make

Apple borrows $7 bn despite sitting on a $200 bn cash pile

San Francisco: The cash-rich company is looking to grab a piece of ultra-cheap money by releasing corporate bonds at the all-time low borrowing rates. The tech giant, Apple Inc., is releasing bonds in the cash market at all-time low borrowing