Culture

Pakistan’s seventh census delayed for a month

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has announced that the seventh digital housing and population census has been delayed for a month due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’. According to notification issued by the Planning Ministry, the seventh census field operation was earlier planned to be conducted from February 1 to March 4, 2023.

British Airways introduces new uniforms with hijab option

UK’s flag carrier airline British Airways has unveiled its first new uniform in nearly 20 years, providing female cabin crew with new clothing options that include hijab and jumpsuits. Besides the two newest additions, female cabin crew have a number of other options to choose from, including a dress, a skirt, and trousers. Meanwhile, men are offered a three-piece suit, indicated the British airline in a statement.

Govt announces public holiday on Iqbal Day

On Tuesday, the federal government declared a public holiday on November 9 to mark Iqbal Day. According to a notification issued by the Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Sayd Tauqir Shah on Tuesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved the public holiday throughout the country to mark the birth anniversary of Poet of the East Allama Iqbal.

Sikh Yatrees arrive in Pakistan to attend birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak

  Nankana Sahab: On Sunday, about three thousand Sikh Yatrees from India arrived in Pakistan through Wagah Border, to attend the birth celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahab. The Yatrees were warmly received by Additional Secretary Shrines Rana Shahid and President of Sikh Parbandhak Committee Sardar Amar Singh and government officials at Wagha Border. Additionally, Pakistan Railways has run three special trains for Sikh Yatrees from Wagha station to Nankana Sahib station.

Tokyo issues certificates to same-sex couples

Tokyo has begun rolling out a partnership certificate scheme to same-sex couples, allowing them to be treated as married couples for certain public services for the first time, but falling short of marriage equality. Japan is currently the only country in the G7 group of developed nations which doesn't recognise same-sex unions. However, recent polling suggests most Japanese support the normalisation of gay marriages. According to a survey conducted in 2021 by Japan's public broadcaster NHK, 57% were in favour, while just 37% were against.

More than fifty people injured in independence day celebrations

According to the reports, fifty-seven people, including women and children, suffered bullet injuries in aerial firing carried out on the eve of Independence Day in different parts of Karachi. “We received 57 persons with bullet injuries brought at three major government hospitals in the metropolis on late Saturday night,” said police surgeon Dr. Summaiya Syed.