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British-Pakistani woman becomes first hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the UK

LONDON: British-Pakistani Raffia Arshad has become the first ever, hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the United Kingdom, marking a feat, given that there are hardly any hijab-wearing judges in the entire western world. After gaining her law degree from Oxford Brookes University, Arshad worked as a barrister at a firm specialisng in family law. She has also written a book...

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British-Pakistani woman becomes first hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the UK

LONDON: British-Pakistani Raffia Arshad has become the first ever, hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the United Kingdom, marking a feat, given that there are hardly any hijab-wearing judges in the entire western world. After gaining her law degree from Oxford Brookes University, Arshad worked as a barrister at a firm specialisng in family law. She has also written a book...

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Pop queen Nazia Hassan’s father Basir Hassan passes away in Karachi, says Zohaib

Late Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan’s father Basir Hassan passed away in Karachi, his son Zoheb Hassan has confirmed. Zoheb turned to Facebook and shared a childhood photo with his father and wrote a farewell note, “Goodbye my hero, my friend and the wind beneath my wings. Farewell until we meet again.. your son, Zoheb". Currently, Zoheb is in London...

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No one bought a car in Pakistan for a whole month in a first, says PAMA

The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has published the information relating to the production and sales of the automotive industry for the month of April and they make for shocking reading. Not a single vehicle was produced or sold in the month of April, according to one official at PAMA “I have never witnessed zero production and sales in auto...

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Social media influencer who licked toilet seat for COVID-19 challenge says she is positive

Ava Louise, the social media influencer who licked a toilet seat in an airplane to start a “Coronavirus Challenge,” says she has Covid-19. Louise shared the infamous video of her licking the toilet seat of an airplane in March, and it has garnered millions of views on social media. Here is the video: https://twitter.com/realavalouiise/status/1238915362470625292 During an interview with the Australian radio show The Kyle and...

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Talent needs no introduction: Let us pay tribute to unsung artist fraternity of Pakistan

By Syed Tazmeen Javed In a world where there is just a mere claim to respect the "seniors and accept the Juniors" and no more practical support to endorse the junior,  I thought that it is imperative to introduce few emerging talents who are not credited enough on their achievements. The time has, therefore, come to present before the world...

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Twitter user recalls accidentally ‘getting married’ to Priyanka Chopra prior to Nick Jonas

Global icon Priyanka Chopra’s fans were left startled following a confession by a Twitter user alleging that he had been 'accidentally' married to Priyanka Chopra before Nick Jonas. The social media user was responding to a tweet by Chrissy Teigen asking people their experiences on finding temporary fame. “Have you ever been famous but for like 1 minute? a talking...

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LUMS founder Syed Babar Ali becomes member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani businessman, philanthropist and educationist Syed Babar Ali has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Art and Sciences in recognition of his efforts for creating Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). After Dr Abdus Salam, Syed Babar Ali becomes the second Pakistani to earn this honour. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is...

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British PM Boris Johnson becomes father again

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, has given birth to a baby boy, PA Media reported. Both mother and child are doing well. Johnson, 55, became the most high-profile world leader to contract COVID-19 one month ago. He spent a week in hospital, including three nights in intensive care, admitting in a video message after he was...

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Tom and Jerry, Popeye director Gene Deitch passes away at 95

The American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, producer, and director, Gene Deitch, dies at the age of 95. The death was unexpected in his apartment in Prague. His film Munro won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1960 and was nominated for the same award in 1964 for his two films, ‘Here’s Nudnik’ and ‘How to Avoid Friendship.’ Deitch...

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A Ghost on lockdown patrol in Malaysia amid coronavirus scare

A ghostly figure with wild hair and a flowing beard is haunting a small Malaysian community in a bid to ensure superstitious residents stay home during the country's coronavirus lockdown. It is not a genuine spirit but local man Muhammad Urabil Alias, who has taken to dressing up in a white robe and mask and going on regular night-time patrols....

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Pak Hindu-Muslim unite in relieving pain via philanthropic works amid Covid-19 era

KARACHI: Compassion is anything that is revered across races and religions. The language of love is universal and easily transcends over the hate and win the people's heart regardless of his socio-economic background. The common denominator where humanity converge is where they join hands in distributing foods and basic necessities of life. Such magnanimous gesture is frequently seen in Pakistan where different...

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Pakistani cab drivers offer free transportation to health workers in Spain

Covid-19 is still on the rise and medical professionals are on the front lines to fight this global pandemic. And they need help. In Spain - which has extremely suffered due to the virus - Pakistani cab drivers are doing their part to help health workers do their duties by providing free transportation. According to a report by DW Urdu, over...

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MD SITE Mehdi Shah passes away from coronavirus in Karachi

KARACHI: Brother-in-law of the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday passed away in Karachi after suffering from novel coronavirus. According to sources within Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Syed Mehdi Shah was under treatment at a local hospital in Karachi for three weeks and lost his battle against the deadly virus today. “He contracted the virus soon after...

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Dubai suspends marriage and divorce during virus lockdown

Coronavirus lockdowns may make or break relationships, but in Dubai marriages and divorces have been suspended “until further notice” to avoid gatherings that could spread the disease. Dubai´s justice department said Wednesday that the decision was among the “measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic” rolled out in the emirate which is under a strict lockdown. Justice Khaled al-Hawsni...

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Saqlain Mushtaq gets a makeover from his daughter in quarantine

Every now and then we see some adorable girl dads on social media and it makes our hearts melt. It's especially cute when supposedly 'macho' sportsmen share a special bond with their daughters, just like Saqlain Mushtaq did! The cricketer decided to share the latest makeover he received from his daughter and not only is it adorable, we have to...

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Pakistani celebs are sewing protective suits for medical personnel from home

Pakistan's fashion industry has taken some great initiatives to help out medical professionals during this global pandemic. Designers like Asim Jofa, Maheen Khan and Deepak Perwani are using their resources to create protective gear for those on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus. And now they have some help from our favourite stars. That's right, our celebs are getting extra...

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