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Two Pakistani peacekeepers among 129 honoured with UN medals posthumously

NEW YORK: The United Nations honoured 129 military, police and civilian personnel from 44 countries, including two Pakistani peacekeepers, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping missions in 2020. The virtual ceremony, presided over by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, marked

Saudi Arabia to release 1,100 Pakistani prisoners: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has revealed that Saudi Arabia will soon return 1,100 Pakistani prisoners who are languishing in prisons in the Kingdom. The decision was made after an agreement was reached with Saudi Arabia during Prime Minister

Meet Rabia Zulfiqar, one of the youngest Pakistanis to author book on practical dentistry

LAHORE: Pakistani girl and dental technologist Rabia Zulfiqar has written a book on practical dentistry, becoming on of the youngest Pakistani author on the subject. The book titled ‘Rabia’s Manual of Prosthodontics’ was published in 2017 and is launching its

Javed Afridi receives honourary ‘golden visa’ by UAE govt

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi owner and businessman Javed Afridi has become the first Pakistani receive a honourary ‘golden visa’ by the United Arab Emirates. Afridi said been recognized for supporting the community through sports and his resounding success as a businessman.

Pakistani-American appointed Assistant Chief of Police in US

WASHIGTON: Pakistani-American Yasir Bashir has been appointed Assistant Chief of Houston Police in the state of Houston, becoming the first Muslim in the position. Houston Police chief Troy Finner appointed Pakistani-origin Commander Yasir Bashir, as Head of family violence department

Two mountaineers become first Pakistanis to scale Annapurna peak

ISLAMABAD: Mountaineers Mohammad Abdul Joshi and Sirbaz Khan have became the first Pakistanis to scale the world’s 10th highest peak, Mt Annapurna, in Nepal. The four-member team left for Nepal to attempt Annapurna (8,091 metres) last month. Apart from the

Meet The Inventors Of Doodh Dulari

You are definitely not a true Pakistani if you haven’t tried desi traditional desserts especially in the city of lights. When it comes to desi meetha, Karachiites have a big sweet tooth. Everyone is fond of gulab jamun, chilled rabbri,

Pakistani student Umair Masood receives ‘Young Scientist Award’

ISLAMABAD: A young Pakistani student who was not given admission to any university for a year has been awarded the Young Scientist Award by the American organisation Lab Root. Umair Masood, aged 21, has been given this award by Lab

Pakistani women contributed to glory and honour of our nation: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qammar Javed Bajwa has hailed the contribution of women on the occasion of International Women’s Day which is being observed today. In a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said

Pakistani mountaineer summits Mount Kilimanjaro within 24 hours

DAR ES SALAM: Pakistani mountaineer Asad Ali Memon became the first Pakistani and Asian to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, within 24 hours. “Alhumdulillah, I became the only Asian & Pakistani to climb [Mount] Kilimanjaro in less

Pakistani engineer named Asia Pacific regional leader by ASME

LAHORE: A mechanical engineer from Lahore has been appointed as the Region Leader for Asia Pacific by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Usman Bin Younos is the youngest ever to serve in such a capacity as well as

Pakistani mountaineer aims to climb K2 in winter without oxygen

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara has embarked on a mission to scaling the second highest peak without oxygen. In a message posted on his Twitter account, Sadpara shared a photo of him along with his son Sajid and said

First Pakistani receives Sinopharm vaccine in Shanghai

BEIJING: Zahid Iqbal has become the first Pakistani citizen in China to receive the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. Zahid, who turns 44 next month, received his second dose on January 10. He told a local media outlet that he felt excited

Pakistani doctor introduces instant COVID-19 test on smartphone

TORONTO: A Canada-based Pakistani doctor has introduced an instant COVID-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone. High Commissioner for Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has congratulated Dr. Naqeeb Khalid who led the development of a smartphone-based diagnostic test for COVID-19.

ADB issues first Pakistani rupee-linked bonds

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised Rs1.83 billion Pakistani rupees ($11.4 million) in the first issue of local currency karakoram bonds by a multilateral development bank of which Pakistan is a member. The karakoram bond is an offshore

Pakistani rupee among Asia’s top three best performing currencies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani rupee has become Asia’s third best performing currency after reaching six and a half month high of 158.9 against the US dollar. The rupee closed at 159.09 in the inter-bank market, appreciating 18 paisas against the dollar during

TikTok star Jannat Mirza announces moving to Japan

LAHORE: Jannat Mirza, the first Pakistani with the highest number of followers on any social media platform has announced that she is moving to Japan. The 22-year-old shared that she is currently in Japan after PTA announced a ban on

Pakistani Hindu community stage sit-in in front of Indian mission

ISLAMABAD: The Hindu and Sikh community has staged a sit-in in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to lodge a strong protest against the mysterious deaths of 11 Pakistani Hindus in Jodhpur city of India. Talking to media

Would like to star in a Pakistani drama says Turgut Alp

KARACHI: Cengiz Coskun, the actor who plays Turgut Alp in the Turkish series ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ (Ertugrul Ghazi), has expressed interest in working in a Pakistani drama. The Turkish actor appeared in a candid interview on a private TV channel on

US to deport over 100 Pakistanis today

ISLAMABAD: Up to 100 Pakistanis will be deported from the United States today due to the rejection of their immigration applications. The US government is reportedly deporting some Pakistani nationals over their involvement in crimes. As per sources, the citizens

Bukhari lauds charitable efforts of Pakistani expats in UAE

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari has expressed his gratitude to the generous Pakistani diaspora for taking care of their compatriots in the United Arab Emirates amid coronavirus. The special assistant met with

Six cricketers to depart for Manchester on Friday

LAHORE: The second group of six cricketers who had tested negative for the coronavirus will depart for Manchester on Friday, 3rd July. The players will travel by the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines to join the tour. The six players

Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over dubious licences

HANOI: Vietnam’s aviation authority on Monday said it had grounded all Pakistani pilots working for local airlines amid concern from global regulators that some pilots may have been using ‘dubious’ or fake licences. Last week, Pakistan’s aviation minister said it

4 Pakistani students recover from Coronavirus, confirms Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on health affairs Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday has confirmed that four Pakistani students infected with the Coronavirus in China have been recovered. In a message posted on the social media website, Prime Minister

Three Pakistanis diagnosed with Coronavirus cured: Chinese embassy

ISLAMABAD: The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday announced that three Pakistanis, who had been diagnosed with the Coronavirus in the country, have been cured. “We are pleased to learn that three Pakistani citizens affected by Coronavirus in China have

US diplomat Alice Wells appreciates Pakistani women serving in Congo

WASHINGTON: On Wednesday, US chief diplomat for South Asian affairs Alice Wells said that she was fully inspired by the Pakistani women who are working on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s UN peacekeeping mission. Taking to the social media US

Edhi Foundation wants to bring back Pakistani students from China

KARACHI: Saad Edhi an official of the Edhi Foundation on Tuesday has said that we are ready to help Pakistan’s students and families stranded in the Chinese city to bring them back home. Saad Edhi said that we do not need

Coronavirus outbreak: Pakistani student in China misses father’s funeral

ISLAMABAD: A stuck Pakistani student in China’s Wuhan city on Tuesday has said that he failed to attend the funeral of his father back to home after Pakistani authorities said they couldn’t permit students at the time to return Pakistan.

Pakistani peacekeeping forces win hearts with humanitarian aid

DARFUR: The UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said the Pakistani peacekeepers won hearts by providing goats, scotch carts, food and other items to the women and children in Darfur. The official news agency of United Nations-African Union Mission in

Pakistani nation stands firm with people of Kashmir: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday in a message on the event of the Kashmir Solidarity Day, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the whole Pakistani nation stands united with the people of Kashmir and rejects Indian occupation in the valley. The