US Foreign Minister holds meeting with Arab and Israeli counterparts

One year after the resumption of Arab-Israeli relations, the US secretary of state held a virtual meeting with his Arab and Israeli counterparts. The foreign ministers of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco attended the meeting. On the occasion, the Foreign Minister of the US said that he would continue to encourage more Arab countries to restore relations with Israel.

Asim Azhar disappointed over New Zealand canceling tour to Pakistan

Pakistani singer Asim Azhar in his Twitter message expressed disappointment over New Zealand canceling its tour to Pakistan. He said, "Its sad but its ok. We’re a nation used to bouncing back. Pakistan is safe & always will be. We’ll still open heartedly welcome New Zealand or any other nation that thinks otherwise bcz thats who we are. P.S. beware of a cornered Pakistan, world. See u at t20 world cup! #PAKvNZ."

Tom Cruise gets a call from space

Four space tourists orbiting the Earth in a SpaceX capsule at 17,500 miles per hour (28,162 kph) had a telephonic conversation with movie star Tom Cruise. They briefed him about life aboard the spacecraft. Mission control said that the crew members talked to Tom Cruise, who is hoping to make a film in space. Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, and Chris Sembroski were included in the crew.

Pak vs NZ: Cricket fans took to social media

The New Zealand cricket team’s tour of Pakistan was postponed yesterday, citing security threats. The cricket fans could not believe their hearings. On social media, foreign players, including the national cricket team, also expressed outrage over New Zealand’s move and the hashtag of Pakistan and New Zealand became a top trend on Twitter.

Female doctor facing harassment, discrimination at Karachi public hospital

A senior female doctor reported that on the grounds of her gender and ethnicity she is being harassed and blackmailed for the last several months at a major public sector hospital in Karachi. She is in charge of the hospital's gastroenterology and hepatology ward. She said, "She is being forced to quit her job". She showed several messages sent to her, accusing her of being a “non-Sindhi” and “a draconian lady”.

PTA to lift ban on TikTok

PTA Chairman Amir Azeem Bajwa announced that the authority was ready to lift the ban on the TikTok app in Pakistan, provided that the platform removed obscene videos and closed down the accounts of children.TikTok in response to a statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said, "Pakistan is an important market for us," and added that they were in constant touch with the PTA to resolve the ban issue.

Shehbaz Sharif proposes new names for ECP posts

In response to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s letter suggesting names for the ECP members, PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has suggested names for the appointment of new provincial members in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He proposed six names for the post of member Punjab and three names for the post of member Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

PM Khan meets Tajik President

Prime Minister Imran Khan held a one-on-one meeting with Tajik President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and discussed bilateral and regional issues. He also met Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda. On his arrival at Dushanbe International Airport, Prime Minister Imran Khan was received by Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda. He accorded a red carpet welcome.

PCB unveils new ODI jersey for Pak vs NZ series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the national team's new kit for the One Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand which will begin on September 17. New Jersey has different shades of green, from dark to a lighter tone. PCB on Twitter shared the pictures of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, wicketkeeper Muhammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Hassan Ali and said, “Unveiling Pakistan’s new ODI kit!”

Daesh leader Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi killed: French President

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that Deash leader Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi has died during an operation by French troops in the Sahara region. In his Twitter message, he mentioned, "This is another major victory for us in the fight against terrorist groups." However, neither he shared details of the operation nor he announced where al-Sahrawi was killed.

Bilawal bhutto reacts on rising prices of petroleum products

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that by making petrol more expensive, the government has robbed the pockets of the people. Dollars and petrol will be at the highest level in the history of country, so everything will be expensive. Rejecting the rise in prices of petroleum products, Bilawal Bhutto asked Prime Minister Imran Khan when the good days of Khan sahib would come.

Mullah Baradar releases video message

Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has released a video statement after increasing rumors of his health and death. In his video message, he said, "There had been news in the media about my health and death. Over the past few nights, I have been away on trips. Wherever I am at the moment, we are all fine, all my brothers and friends.

Educational institutions opens across the country

Educational institutions opened with 50% attendance across the country. Precautionary measures against corona must be followed in educational institutions. Monitoring teams at the provincial and district level will ensure the implementation of SOPs. Educational institutions have been sprayed to prevent corona, and precautionary banners have been hung.

Media bodies declare PMDA as “unacceptable”

A meeting was held between the Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and a Joint Action Committee (JAC) of various media bodies to resolve the Pakistan Media Development Authority issue amicably. JAC consited of the representatives of PBA, APNS, CPNE, the PFUJ and AEMEND. In a press release from the JAC in was mentioned, "The Joint Action Committee expressed its reservations on the proposed PMDA and termed it as unacceptable."

Fiza Ali appeals for prayers

Pakistani Model and Actor Fiza Ali is unwell, and the actress has appealed for prayers from her fans. Actress shared various stories on the photo-sharing app Instagram. The actress can be seen wearing a mask and sitting in the hospital with her daughter. She didn’t explain what happened to her and why she is in the hospital.

Another gang-rape incident in Sialkot

A woman waiting for her husband outside a petrol pump in Sialkot was allegedly gang-raped after being abducted. In the area of Saddar police station, the woman’s husband went to the petrol pump, and five unidentified accused abducted the woman in a vehicle and allegedly gang-raped her. Punjab CM Usman Buzdar sought a report of the incident from RPO Gujranwala and ordered the immediate arrest of the accused.

PM Khan to pay a one-day visit to Lahore today

Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to pay a one-day visit to Lahore. During the visit, the Prime Minister convened a meeting on development projects in Lahore. The Prime Minister will also preside over the meeting regarding special economic zones in Punjab. A report on the three-year performance of the Punjab government will also be submitted to Prime Minister

Public Demands punishment for Zahir Jaffer

Netizens demands justice for Noor Mukaddam on Twitter. The 27-year-old was brutally raped and murdered by Zahir Jaffer of the Jaffer group of companies, in Islamabad. A large number of Twitter users tweeted and called for justice for Noor Muqaddam. Citizens demanded from the government that Noor Muqaddam’s killer should be punished, such beasts do not deserve any concession.

‘Justice for Noor’ protest outside IHC

In a protest outside the Islamabad high court against the murder of Noor Muqaddam, protestors demanded that the killer of Noor Muqaddam should be brought to justice. A protest was organized by the friends of slain Noor Muqaddam. Participants held play cards that demands justice for Noor Muqaddam. The victim’s father Shauqat Muqaddam also joined the protest.

Rameez Raja elected as Chairman PCB

Former test Cricketer Rameez Raja has been elected as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. A special meeting of the governing board for the election of the new Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board was held today at the National high performance Center, Lahore. The meeting was chaired by the Election Commissioner of the board Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed.

Faiz Hameed holds meeting with regional countries’ spy chiefs

The director-general of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, Faiz Hameed, held a meeting of intelligence chiefs of regional countries to discuss the evolving situation of Afghanistan. The meeting was held privately and no official statement has been released by the officials regarding the meeting. Intelligence chiefs from Russia, China, Iran, and some Central Asian countries participated in this meeting.

COVID-19 positivity rate reduced

Pakistan reported a reduction in COVID-19 cases as fewer cases have been reported as compared to the previous few weeks. It is reported that 2,988 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the last 24 hours rising the total number of confirmed cases to 1,207,508. 67 more deaths have been reported today. Moreover, 3,391 cases have been recovered in the last 24 hours.

PIA to resume Islamabad-Kabul commercial flights

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will restart flights from Islamabad to Kabul on the upcoming Monday. It will be the first foreign commercial service since the Taliban took over control of Afghanistan last month. PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said, "We have got all technical clearances for flight operations," and added that service would depend on demand

Relief goods consignment reaches Afghanistan

The third consignment of relief goods from the Government of Pakistan has reached Khost, Afghanistan. Provincial authorities of Afghanistan have received the consignment in which cooling oil, flour, and life-saving drugs were present. Deputy Governor Khost Molana Mohammad Din Shah Mutib, Hafiz Rasheed Nabi, and official of Pakistan Consulate, Jalalabad were present on this occasion.