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3rd Death Anniversary: Junaid Jamshed, the legacy lives on

On December 7, 2016, PIA aircraft ATR-42 turboprop plane, operating flight PK-661, crashed near Havelian with 47 passengers and crew members on-board. Renowned Naat Khwan and former pop singer Junaid Jamshed along with his wife were also aboard the plane. The plane took off from Chitral around 3:50pm and PIA said the plane crashed at 4:42pm local time in the...

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3rd Death Anniversary: Junaid Jamshed, the legacy lives on

On December 7, 2016, PIA aircraft ATR-42 turboprop plane, operating flight PK-661, crashed near Havelian with 47 passengers and crew members on-board. Renowned Naat Khwan and former pop singer Junaid Jamshed along with his wife were also aboard the plane. The plane took off from Chitral around 3:50pm and PIA said the plane crashed at 4:42pm local time in the...

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Latest Coldplay track pays tribute to the legendary Amjad Sabri: Chris Martin

Popular British band Coldplay has paid a tribute to the late Pakistan qawal Amjad Sabri in their new music album, according to a statement made by the lead singer of the band in a recent interview. The lead singer, Chris Martin, in an interview with Entercom, said that a song in their latest album pays homage to Sabri who was...

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Senior NewsOne reporter SM Irfan passes away

KARACHI: Senior NewsOne reporter, longtime Karachi Press Club and Crime Reporter Association member SM Irfan passed away on Wednesday. According to details, the funeral prayers of the late reporter will be offered after Asr prayers today at Usmania Mosque, Khudadad Colony and he will be laid to rest at Tariq Road Society Graveyard. Irfan, who was a part of NewsOne...

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President Alvi bestowed Nishan-e-Imtiaz upon Turkish Chief of Armed Forces

President Arif Alvi on Wednesday conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) upon Turkish Chief of Armed Forces General Yasar Güler at a special investiture ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. On the occasion, the president said that the unparalleled fraternal relationship between Pakistan and Turkey has now transformed into a strong strategic partnership over the years and is growing stronger. The English...

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DG ISI calls on PM Khan to discuss national security matters

ISLAMABAD: Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Tuesday. "Matters pertaining to national security were discussed during the meeting," a brief statement issued by the PM Office said.

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Army Chief visits Armoured Corps Centre in Nowshera

RAWALPINDI/NOWSHERA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa lauded the Armoured Corps' performance in different forms of combat during a visit to the Armoured Corps Centre here in Nowshera, the military's media wing said on Thursday. According to the statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), "Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar [was] installed as colonel commandant Armoured Corps"...

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Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: SBP issues commemorative coin

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday formally issued a commemorative coin on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. A ceremony to this effect was held in Karachi. Speaking on the occasion, SBP Governor Reza Baqir said the purpose of releasing the commemorative coin by the central bank was to supplement and be part...

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9 November: Allama Iqbal’s day being observed in the country

Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in  British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu, Arabic and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of...

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Army Chief visits Baloch Regimental Centre in Abbotabad

ABBOTABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday paid a visit to the Baloch Regimental Centre in Abbotabad, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). On the duration of his visit, the Army Chief conferred Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas the post of Colonel Commandant of Baloch Regimental Centre. The outgoing Colonel of Baloch Regimental Centre, a large...

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Karachi weather turns pleasant as light to heavy showers lashes several areas

KARACHI: Karachi’s weather turned pleasant as the persisting heatwave busted due to light and heavy showers in various areas. Karachi’s several areas, including Sarjani, Malir, Saadi Town, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Nazimabad received moderate to heavy rainfall. Rain also lashed at The financial hub of the city II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Liyari and MA Jinnah Road. Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s...

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Heat wave in Karachi to persist till tomorrow

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that moderate heat wave condition is likely to continue in the metropolis and southern parts of Sindh till tomorrow. According to the weather advisory issued by the Met Office on Monday, the maximum temperature in the city likely to range between 39 - 41ºC. The people of Karachi tolerated 40 degrees Celsius...

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UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit

LONDON: Britain's government on Wednesday announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said the change was aimed at attracting the "brightest and the best from around the world" and a sign of "the UK´s ambition once we have left the European Union". "Instead...

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Indians back Pakistanis in urging Gates Foundation not to honor Modi

Indians and Pakistani human rights activists have come together to urge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation not to honor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an award in light of the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. According to reports, two prominent lawyers and activists of Indian origin have strongly urged the Gates Foundation not to honour Prime...

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Multi-Talented: Safdar Kaleem continuing trends of reciting Nauha on rare topics

BY: Syed Tazmeen Javed Noha--- Elegy has a history of beyond 1400 years, dating back to the time of Prophet Nooh (AS) who was named "nooh" because he cried over the ill-fated nation that did not hear to his commandments. Therefore this is derived from Nooh in Urdu language. However, in Arabic, it is known as latmiyas recited over Imam...

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Nation celebrates 54th anniversary of Defence day

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan is observing Defence and Martyrs Day in solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir today. Legislators, senior officials of the government, armed forces, police and other departments, as well as notables from different walks of life will pay tribute to the martyrs of the nation today. Special prayers would be offered at the Friday congregations for security...

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Light rain expected in Karachi as city faces power outages, traffic jams

KARACHI: Light rain is expected to continue in different areas of Karachi on Tuesday as the city reels from the impact of a heavy downpour it witnessed yesterday. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast light spells of rain in the provincial capital throughout the day. However, the city is unlikely to see another heavy spell of rain till later in...

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