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

Shah Rukh Khan’s Pakistani cousin Noor Jahan passes away

PESHAWAR: Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s Pakistani cousin Noor Jahan, passed away in Peshawar, her family confirmed on Tuesday. The younger brother of Noor Jehan, Mansoor Ahmed, confirmed the news of her death, claiming she had fought cancer for a

No Pakistani citizen infected with coronavirus in China: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday has stated that not a single Pakistani citizen infected with coronavirus in China so far. Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a statement said that we are in constant touch with our

Pakistani celebrities launch campaign against child abuse

KARACHI: A number of artists have extended their solidarity to the campaign against child abuse and urged the government to implement all applicable child rights legislation. In a press conference at the Karachi Press Club,  several celebrities have demanded the

Pakistani mobile war explode over ‘best’ data network on Twitter

ISLAMABAD: Last year, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority excluded China Mobile Pakistan (Zong) from running any advertising that included mobile services of the 5th generation (5G). The commercial might mislead consumers by confusing test service for commercial launch. The Chinese telecommunications

Afghan citizen plays with Pakistani innocent lives

ISLAMABAD:  An Afghan citizen who earlier made fake Pakistan’s identity cards to Afghanis took the form of a fake Hakeem and started playing with the lives of innocent citizens of Pakistan. According to details, Rahmatullah Khan, a resident of Islamabad’s

Three Pakistani nominated for ‘World’s best teachers’ award

ENGLAND: As many as three Pakistani teachers on Thursday have been shortlisted in the Cambridge University Press ‘World’s Most Dedicated Teacher’ award 2020. The selected teachers include Haider Ali of Resource Academia International School, Samara Farrukh of Beaconhouse Pothohar Campus,

Pakistani 8th Grader won Oxford Big Read Asia’s competition

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Hasan Adil, a student of class 8 at Siddiq Public School, Islamabad, won the Special Commendation prize in the Level 3 (classes 7–9) category of the competition. Winners of Oxford Big Read Asia, an annual reading and writing