Pakistan

Cars Are Catching Fire in Pakistan For Some Odd Reason

The build quality issues in locally manufactured cars, especially from Honda, Suzuki and Toyota, are not unknown for most of the public. We have already seen below standard build quality of the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla models. Fuel contamination, illiterate mechanics and cloned car parts are also commonly known facts which result in car malfunctions and accidents. During the past five days, five cars have caught fire. According

New Rules & Regulations for Morning Shows Released by PEMRA

Following up on the regulations released for drama serials, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has released a set of rules and instructions for morning shows as well. PEMRA mentions that TV channels of all categories – whether they fall in the news, current affairs category or entertainment genre – air morning shows. What started as a source of information and entertainment for viewers has been turned into a race

After Backlash, Atta Ul Haq Qasmi Resigns as PTV MD

Famed columnist, Atta ul Haq Qasmi, recently faced scathing response from media when he tried to hold two executive positions at PTV at the same time. He has now relinquished the charge of Managing Director after widespread disapproval. Abuse of Power Qasmi is currently the Chairman of PTV, but last week, he tried to take over the charge of MD by calling the board of directors and passing a resolution

Safety Concerns: PIA Wants to Use 2 Grounded Planes for Umrah Flights

PIA management has decided to fly two grounded A-310 aircrafts for Umrah pilgrims. This has raised many questions regarding the passengers’ safety. Reports suggest that the national airline is putting lives at risk for commercial reasons. An aviation analyst, while commenting on the matter, said that if the A310 aircrafts were able to fly, they wouldn’t have been grounded in the first place. Either the decision to ground them was

Police arrest WhatsApp drug pushers on UAE’s tip

Police have arrested a drug dealer and his accomplices who were using a social media application WhatsApp to sell and promote drugs in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The police conducted a raid following information received from the UAE Ministry of the Interior about UAE phone users who received messages on the “WhatsApp” from Pakistani telephone numbers. The Pakistani authorities have identified the person as “Irfan S.”, who confessed to using the

Pakistan wants cordial ties with neighbouring countries: PM Nawaz

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that Pakistan wanted to have better relations with neighbouring countries. The Prime Minister stated this while addressing a passing out ceremony held at Asghar Khan PAF Academy in Risalpur(PAF) Risalpur Academy. He added Pakistan is a peace-loving country, adding that shared development should be our purpose. He said cooperation rather than conflict and shared prosperity rather than mutual suspicion is the hallmark of

Lahore To Get Its Very Own Twin Towers

Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is planning to construct 28-storey-high twin towers. The multibillion dollar project will offer a panoramic view of the city and will feature rooftop restaurant, offices, department stores, food outlets and a cinema. According to the LDA, the twin towers will spread over an area of 22 kanals and will cost around Rs. 4.5 billion. It will be located on Jail Road and will be the biggest

FIA employee, accomplices demolished Jufelhurst School, reveals Secretary Education

Sindh Secretary Education Abdul Aziz Uqaili on Monday revealed that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s employee Adnan, along with his accomplices bulldozed parts of the 86-year-old Jufelhurst Government School on Saturday night in Karachi. During his visit to the site, Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab admitted that police did not perform its duties accordingly. He vowed to set a stern precedent against such heinous crimes. Moreover, the minister announced that school

Malala set to be youngest UN Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS (APP) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, is set to become the United Nation’s youngest-ever “Messenger of Peace,” today (Monday). Malala, 19, will be honoured by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a ceremony at the U.N. headquarters in New York Monday afternoon. She will help promote girls’ education around the world as part of her new role. The ceremony will be followed by a

PAF played crucial role in national defense: PM

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Air Staff called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House today (Monday). The Air Chief briefed the Prime Minister regarding professional and operational preparedness of Pakistan Air Force. Appreciating the role of Pakistan Air Force in safeguarding Pakistan’s air frontiers, the Prime Minister said that our Air Force has invariably played a crucial role in the national defense. The PM added