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Missing PIA plane case: Aircraft was sold for $103,000

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials submitted a reply in Supreme Court (SC) in a missing aircraft case. The plane had completed its operable lifespan, officials said. The CAA gave permission for it to be grounded, stated the report. It  was grounded in 2016 and then used for a film shooting, the report said. PIA was 210,000 Euros for the shooting....

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Missing PIA plane case: Aircraft was sold for $103,000

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials submitted a reply in Supreme Court (SC) in a missing aircraft case. The plane had completed its operable lifespan, officials said. The CAA gave permission for it to be grounded, stated the report. It  was grounded in 2016 and then used for a film shooting, the report said. PIA was 210,000 Euros for the shooting....

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Comedian Umer Sharif’s daughter Hira passes away in Lahore

Umer Sharif’s daughter, Hira Umer has just passed away in Lahore Monday night. Hira had been having kidney issues for a while and was admitted to a private hospital in Lahore. She was reportedly very close to her father, Umer Sharif. Hira departed from this world while Umer Sharif was on a three-month tour of the United States. According to...

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UN Secretary-General meets actor, goodwill ambassador Mahira Khan

Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan met United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday and exchanged views on Afghan refugees. The UN chief thanked the Pakistani superstar, who is also the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador for the country. Guterres is in Pakistan on a four-day visit to mark the 40 years of Afghan refugees in the country....

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s Pakistani cousin Noor Jehan passes away in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Noor Jehan, a cousin of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has passed away in Peshawar, her family told media on Tuesday. Noor Jehan's younger brother, Mansoor Ahmed, confirmed the news of her death, saying she had been fighting cancer for some time. Jehan, a paternal cousin of the leading Indian film actor, resided in the Shah Wali Qataal area close to...

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Pakistan’s Asad Ali climbs highest mountain in South America

MENDOZA: Pakistan’s Asad Ali Memon has climbed Aconcagua – the highest mountain peak in South America – and hoisted a 50-meter-long national flag at the top. The 22-year-old mountaineer dedicated his success to the soldiers of Pakistan Army and the people of Kashmir after making it to the highest mountain in the world outside Asia. Aconcagua is a mountain in the...

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Manto remembered on death anniversary

LAHORE - Death anniversary of renowned Pakistani writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto is being observed on Saturday (today). Manto was born in Ludhiana, British India on 11th May, 1912. Writing mainly in Urdu language, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. His best...

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Mehwish Hayat corrected Tarek Fatah for misleading tweet on Pakistan’s polio drive

Pakistani actor Mehwish Hayat has schooled Pakistani-Canadian psuedo journalist Tarek Fatah for tweeting a polio scene from her 2018 film as a real-life event. Tarek Fatah misrepresented a scene from the actress’ film Load Wedding in which a woman can be seen refusing a polio worker’s request to give her child polio drops. It’s a clip from the film and the polio...

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PPP,PML-N severely criticize Faisal Vawda’s boot stunt on tv

PTI's Faisal Vawda, has once again made himself the object of scrutiny and ridicule after he pulled an outlandish stunt last night on off the record, a talk show hosted by Kashif Abbasi. The Federal Minister for Water Resources brought with him an 'army boot' to a live programme, during which he used a boot to heap scorn on PML-N...

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Social media influencer raises $700,000 for Australian bushfires by posting nudes

Social media influencers have the power to make a universal change, with one single post and tweet they are able to cause a whirl. The devastating Australian bushfire has destroyed nearly 9.9 million acres of land and at least 1,400 homes so far. With many human and animal lives lost, influencers took to social media to raise awareness and donations for...

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Cambridge City Council Elects Pakistani-American attorney Sumbul Siddiqui as mayor

Pakistani-American Sumbul Siddiqui, a legal aid attorney, has been elected as mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, winning confidence of her fellow city councilors. Siddiqui’s election marks another high-profile example of American inclusiveness in these times of polarizing politics. And she was conscious of the importance of inclusivity in her remarks after being sworn in as mayor of the city. “I’m committed to equity,...

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How to make it in Bollywood: the ugly truth

It took a minute for Malhaar Rathod, then an aspiring teenage actress, to realise what the 65-year-old Indian film producer was asking her to do -- and to make the decision to walk away. "He claimed he had a part for me and then asked me to lift my top. I got so scared, I didn’t know what to do...

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About the time Dev Anand asked PM Imran to be in his movie

From deepest corners of the internet, an old interview of PM Imran Khan from November 2006 is making the rounds on Twitter. Hosted by Prannoy Lal Roy, Indian journalist and media personality, NDTV's 'India Questions' invited celebrities, sports personalities, and industry leaders to be questioned by the audience and host on various topics —and the topics can range from movies,...

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India police deploy mannequins to warn traffic offenders

Dummy police are the newest recruits to law enforcement in India's southern city of Bangalore where authorities have adopted an unusual tactic to fight traffic offenders. Mannequins dressed up as traffic officers — complete with hats, white shirts, and fluorescent vests with police insignia — are being placed at major intersections in the hope they will prompt drivers to observe...

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PAF showcases conceptual design for ‘Project Azm’: Fifth Gen Stealth Fighter Jet Programme

Pakistan Air Force showcased the conceptual design of its future stealth aircraft on the tail of the PAF C-130 at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2019. As per the yearbook of the Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) for the year 2017-2018, the Aviation Research, Innovation and Development (AvRID) Secretariat has finalized the first of the four conceptual design...

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Malala Yousafzai featured on Teen Vogue’s last cover of the decade

Malala Yousufzai is featured on the last TeenVogue cover of 2019, which highlights “brilliant, world-changing demands of teens across the world” in a decade defined by “the rise of youth activism” and protest. In an interview with the magazine, Malala reveals how education came to be her top priority and stressed, “Education is the best investment that you can make.” And not...

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Renowned poet Jaun Elia remembered on his 88th birth anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Renowned poet, biographer and scholar Jaun Elia was remembered on the occasion of his 88th birth anniversary today (Saturday). Born on December 14, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pardesh, Jaun migrated to Pakistan in 1957 and settled in Karachi. He wrote his first Urdu couplet when he was just 8. His first poetry collection, Shayed, was published in 1991, his...

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