Rift between PTV and Shoaib Akhtar filled

It emerged that Pakistan Television (PTV) on Thursday withdrew the case against Shoaib Akhtar, former fast bowler, in which it had demanded him to pay Rs100 million. The court subsequently disposed of the suit when the lawyer for PTV notified a civil court in Lahore of the reconciliation between two parties. PTV did not wish to pursue the case further, he stated.

Perween Rahman murder case: Karachi ATC rejects application

It is reported that an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi dismissed the application rolled by the prosecutor for framing an amended charge against the implicated in the murder lawsuit of well-known rights activist Perween Rahman. She was shot dead in the city in 2013. Five persons were charged in the high-profile murder case.

ICC announces Pakistan-India World Cup fixture ‘most viewed’ T20I in history

On Thursday, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in a statement that the India-Pakistan encounter at this year’s T20 Men’s World Cup achieved a record television streaming reach of 167 million and became the most viewed international match of the format. In this high-pressure fixture, Pakistan inflicted India with a chastening 10-wicket defeat in a thrilling contest.

SBP autonomy to deter probe into ‘hot money scandals’

Lahore: PML-N’s Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ahsan Iqbal lashed out at the government on Thursday for ” giving autonomy to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) under the IMF deal”. He also claiming that such a scheme would stave off the central bank from investigating the hot money scandals that would come to light in future. He also claied that in Pakistan “the prospective changes will give the SBP governor the position of a viceroy who will not be answerable to any Pakistani institution but will be answerable to the IMF.”

Journalist Ahmad Noorani’s wife attacked

Lahore: According to the police, the wife of investigative journalist Ahmad Noorani – Ambreen Fatima – was attacked by an unidentified man on Wednesday. A first information report (FIR) was registered at the Ghaziabad police station earlier on Thursday in which she also revealed that the attacker also hurled threats at her. Moreover, Punjab police validated that the incident happened on Wednesday night within Ghaziabad police station limits.

Libya election commission disqualifies Gaddafi’s son as presidential candidate

Libya’s top electoral body announced on Wednesday that the son and one-time heir apparent of the late Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi was disqualified from running in presidential elections that are going to be held in December likely. The country’s High National Elections Committee declared Seif al-Islam Gaddafi ineligible because of previous convictions against him. He has the right to appeal the committee’s decision in court within the coming days.

Squid Games out, Hellbound in as Netflix’s most-watched TV show

Squid Games out, Hellbound in as Netflix’s most-watched TV show It emerged on Thursday that Korean show Hellbound had toppled over Netflix’s biggest hit Squid Games. Hellbound is a fantasy horror series and has become the most-watched TV show on the platform. According to FlixPatrol Analytics, Hellbound emerged as the world’s most-streamed Netflix television series on 20 November and topped the streaming ratings in more than 80 countries within 24 hours of the show’s release.

Model Mushk Kaleem to tie the knot in December

Mushk Kaleem, a model and owner of a candle line called Mushk, and her fiancé Nadir Zia will be holding their Nikkah on December 15, Shaadi on December 17, and reception on December 18. She took to social media and posted a picture with her beau with a caption, “should we tell them”. Her fellow models and many people from the industry flooded her account with congratulatory messages.

Nadra’s biometric data hacked, says FIA

The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing had disclosed on Thursday that the National Database and Registration Authority’s (Nadra) biometric data had been hacked while fake SIMs were being exported. FIA Cybercrime Wing Additional Director Tariq Pervez made the revelation during a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication, about Nadra’s biometric data. “During the SIM verification process involving biometric data, Nadra’s biometric system is compromised,” he said, without giving a further description.

Former PM of Bangladesh in critical condition, admitted to ICU

Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia, 73, has been admitted to the ICU in critical condition. Security officials have canceled the leave of her staff. So that no one spreads rumors about the physical condition of BNP President Begum Khaleda Zia on social media Zia, a three-time prime minister of the South Asian nation, is suffering from liver disease, chronic kidney disease and a heart ailment in addition to her existing conditions of rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, according to her personal physician Dr AZM Zahid Hossain.  

Conspiracy behind the strike of Petrol pumps

In a statement, Federal Minister for Energy Hamad Azhar expressed his deep grief for today’s nationwide petrol pump strike, saying that they will accept genuine demands but not illegitimate demands, and that it is not appropriate to disrupt the people. He stated that a summary of the increase in margin had already been submitted to ECC at the request of the Petroleum Dealers Association, and that the decision will be made at the next meeting, but that reasonable requests would be granted. According to Hamad Azhar, while petrol pump owners are aware of the problems, they should reconsider their decision in light of the people’s concerns.  

Most petrol pumps closed, panic grips Pakistan

Long lines, brawls, and traffic jams were reported at petrol stations across Pakistan on Thursday morning as a result of the petroleum dealers’ strike, which triggered panic buying. The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) stated that they would go on strike starting today (Thursday) and lasting indefinitely to demand a higher margin on petroleum goods sales. “Petrol pumps across the country will remain closed today,” said the Petroleum Dealers Association secretary. “The government did not accept our demands. Till the government does not increase the dealers’ margin to 6%, we will not negotiate with them,” he added.  

Pakistan won’t take Bangladesh lightly: Babar Azam

The Men-in-Green swept the previous T20 series 3-0, but will play without star spinner Yasir Shah, who has been sidelined since September with a thumb injury. Since 2014, the leg-spinner has been an important bowler for Pakistan, claiming 235 wickets in 46 Tests. Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, stated that his team would not take Bangladesh lightly.  

No polio case reported in last 10 months

Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan has made significant progress against polio, with no cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) identified in the last ten months, down from 84 cases in 2020. In this backdrop, Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the National Task Force for Polio Eradication, which was briefed that Afghanistan is the main source of Wild Polio Virus, which ends up in Pakistan as a result of refugee flow.  

Flights delayed, traffic affected as fog blankets Karachi

Different parts of the city were blanketed in deep fog Thursday morning, disrupting traffic movement and delaying flights at Jinnah International Airport. The fog made it difficult for commuters to go to work and school. Heavy fog enveloped the city’s Orangi Town, Malir, North Nazimabad, and nearby areas. Due to poor visibility, traffic on the Super Highway Link Road and in surrounding regions was also impacted. The Met Office has forecast dry weather across much of Sindh. “During the early hours, shallow fog/smog is likely to prevail over Sukkur and surrounding areas,” it warned.  

Travis Scott Astroworld tragedy headed down ‘dark future’

Experts recently gathered together for an objective examination of Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner’s likely future after the Astroworld tragedy. Rachel Fiset, the managing partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman, made this claim. “If Scott actively disregarded known risks to his concertgoers either before the show or during it, he could be on the hook for negligence, at the least, and the millions of dollars in damages that could result from the suits,” he was cited as saying in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment.  

SBP notices 4-5 percent growth in GDP in FY22

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has stated that resolving deep-seated structural impediments is critical to maintaining and strengthening the current growth momentum. “These impediments include a consistent decline in the yield of important crops (especially cotton); insufficient export coverage of imports, low and declining productivity of labor, stagnant tax-to-GDP ratio, anemic investment-to-GDP ratio, and the rising fiscal burden of the power sector,” stated the SBP in its annual report, which was issued on Wednesday.  

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Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 363 new cases reported

In the last 24 hours, 363 new instances of Covid-19 were recorded in Pakistan, bringing the total number of reported infections to 1,283,223. According to the most recent pandemic statistics given by the National Command and Operation Centre, a total of 37,148 samples were tested over this time period, with 322 proving to be positive (NCOC). According to the report, the infection rate was 0.88 percent. Thirteen additional individuals died from the viral sickness in the preceding 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 28,690 across the country.

France shows solidarity with Poland

Paris/Warsaw: France ascertained Poland of European Union support in its row with Belarus. Moreover, it reminded Warsaw that it also needed to settle an issue with the bloc over its values and the rule of law. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met French President Emmanuel Macron as part of a diplomatic effort to get support for a tough response to what European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen called ‘an attempt by Belarus to use migrants to destabilize the EU’.

Putin takes part in trials of nasal form of COVID vaccine

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed on Wednesday that he had partaken in trials of a nasal form of a vaccine against COVID-19. It was reported that Putin was revaccinated against the coronavirus on Sunday with Russia’s Sputnik Light shot.

Washington invites Taiwan to “Summit for Democracy”, angers China

Washington: The Biden government on Wednesday invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” next month. This move enraged China as it regarded the democratically governed island as its territory. “Our country’s invitation to participate in the ‘Summit for Democracy’ is an affirmation of Taiwan’s efforts to promote the values of democracy and human rights over the years,” the Taiwan ministry added. China’s Foreign Ministry vehemently opposed the idea of inviting Taiwan.

EU to permit booster shots amidst hike in coronavirus cases

Brussels/Prague: On Nov 24, it was reported that coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe, making it an epicenter of a pandemic, and made health experts think again about booster vaccination shots. Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary all reported a myriad of daily infections. The situation arose from winter which clasped the continent and mass indoors gatherings in the run-up to Christmas, contributing a perfect breeding basis for COVID-19.

Russia, Ukraine continue military drills

Moscow/Kyiv: On Wednesday, Russia staged military drills in the Black Sea, south of Ukraine, and under the garb of sharpening the combat-readiness of its conventional and nuclear forces because of increased NATO activity near its borders. On the other hand, Ukraine, supported by the United States, was in a dilemma that Russia might be organizing an invasion and staged training of its own near the border with Belarus.

Aon Abbas Buppi appointed as SAPM on e-commerce

According to a notification published by the Cabinet Division on Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Senator Aon Abbas Buppi has been appointed as the special assistant to the prime minister on e-commerce. The notification stated that Buppi’s appointment “should be in honourary capacity”. He was elected as a senator in March this year and worked as the managing director of the Pakistan Baitul Maal until then.

EU ombudsmen renew sanctions on China

Brussels: On Wednesday, European Union diplomats had approved the revival of embargoes on four Chinese officials and one Chinese entity as part of an extension of a human rights blacklist, two diplomats stated. The decision, will be implemented early next month, puts in danger a Chinese-EU investment treaty signed in late December 2020. Last week, China’s envoy to the bloc said that there could be no ratification of the deal until the EU lifted its sanctions, which are internal interference according to Beijing.

US firm threatened for conducting forensic analysis of ex-CJP’s audio

Garrett Discovery, a US-based firm that conducted the forensic analysis of an audio clip between former CJP Mian Saqib Nisar and an anonymous person, reported that it received a threatening phone call for its task. “Today we received a call saying our lives are in danger and the same person said he is going to file in court against us for our work authenticating a file for Fact Focus. 1000+ calls and chat requests on our site. Threatening our team to obtain a different result is unethical,” it posted on Twitter.

Presence of CJP and ‘convict’ in AJC was unfortunate

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaking at the Kamyab Jawan Convention 2021 in Islamabad, said that it was awful seeing the Chief Justice of Pakistan and a “convict” being invited to speak at the same forum. The premier made these remarks in the wake of a controversy about PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif’s address via a video link Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore which was disrupted when the live stream was suddenly thwarted.

Doha talks will open new chapter, says Taliban

As the talks between the United States and the Taliban in Doha are approaching, the Taliban said on Wednesday that these would open a “new chapter” in political relations. “A new phase of negotiations will begin next week between Afghanistan and America in Qatar,” the Taliban wrote on their official Arabic Twitter account. The US State Department announced that the two weeks of negotiations will address several issues including combatting the threat of the hostile IS and Al-Qaeda groups and humanitarian aid.

Lahore gets ranked most polluted city in the world again

Lahore, which is blanketed in thick smog, has been named the world’s most polluted city for the third day in a row, surpassing New Delhi on the list of most polluted cities. Lahore received a score of 243 on the official Air Quality Index (AQI), whereas international monitoring groups gave it a score of 397. With an AQI of 173, Karachi ranked fifth among the world’s most polluted cities. In the list of most polluted cities in the world, Mongolian city Ulaanbaatar came in second with 175 AQI (Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Indian city Kolkata came in third, and Delhi came in fourth with 175 AQI (Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5.    

Investigators seek K-Electric inspection at Cooperative Market fire

According to news, investigation officials have requested that a team of K-Electric professionals check the Cooperative Market blaze site. The investigative team has submitted a letter to K-Electric requesting that an expert team assess the Cooperative Market fire scene. According to them, the inspection by K-Electric experts will help in the investigation of the horrific blaze incident.  

Rift between PTV and Shoaib Akhtar filled

It emerged that Pakistan Television (PTV) on Thursday withdrew the case against Shoaib Akhtar, former fast bowler, in which it had demanded him to pay Rs100 million. The court subsequently disposed of the suit when the lawyer for PTV notified a civil court in Lahore of the reconciliation between two parties. PTV did not wish to pursue the case further, he stated.

Perween Rahman murder case: Karachi ATC rejects application

It is reported that an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi dismissed the application rolled by the prosecutor for framing an amended charge against the implicated in the murder lawsuit of well-known rights activist Perween Rahman. She was shot dead in the city in 2013. Five persons were charged in the high-profile murder case.

ICC announces Pakistan-India World Cup fixture ‘most viewed’ T20I in history

On Thursday, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in a statement that the India-Pakistan encounter at this year’s T20 Men’s World Cup achieved a record television streaming reach of 167 million and became the most viewed international match of the format. In this high-pressure fixture, Pakistan inflicted India with a chastening 10-wicket defeat in a thrilling contest.

SBP autonomy to deter probe into ‘hot money scandals’

Lahore: PML-N’s Member of National Assembly (MNA) Ahsan Iqbal lashed out at the government on Thursday for ” giving autonomy to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) under the IMF deal”. He also claiming that such a scheme would stave off the central bank from investigating the hot money scandals that would come to light in future. He also claied that in Pakistan “the prospective changes will give the SBP governor the position of a viceroy who will not be answerable to any Pakistani institution but will be answerable to the IMF.”

Journalist Ahmad Noorani’s wife attacked

Lahore: According to the police, the wife of investigative journalist Ahmad Noorani – Ambreen Fatima – was attacked by an unidentified man on Wednesday. A first information report (FIR) was registered at the Ghaziabad police station earlier on Thursday in which she also revealed that the attacker also hurled threats at her. Moreover, Punjab police validated that the incident happened on Wednesday night within Ghaziabad police station limits.

Libya election commission disqualifies Gaddafi’s son as presidential candidate

Libya’s top electoral body announced on Wednesday that the son and one-time heir apparent of the late Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi was disqualified from running in presidential elections that are going to be held in December likely. The country’s High National Elections Committee declared Seif al-Islam Gaddafi ineligible because of previous convictions against him. He has the right to appeal the committee’s decision in court within the coming days.

Squid Games out, Hellbound in as Netflix’s most-watched TV show

Squid Games out, Hellbound in as Netflix’s most-watched TV show It emerged on Thursday that Korean show Hellbound had toppled over Netflix’s biggest hit Squid Games. Hellbound is a fantasy horror series and has become the most-watched TV show on the platform. According to FlixPatrol Analytics, Hellbound emerged as the world’s most-streamed Netflix television series on 20 November and topped the streaming ratings in more than 80 countries within 24 hours of the show’s release.

Model Mushk Kaleem to tie the knot in December

Mushk Kaleem, a model and owner of a candle line called Mushk, and her fiancé Nadir Zia will be holding their Nikkah on December 15, Shaadi on December 17, and reception on December 18. She took to social media and posted a picture with her beau with a caption, “should we tell them”. Her fellow models and many people from the industry flooded her account with congratulatory messages.

Nadra’s biometric data hacked, says FIA

The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing had disclosed on Thursday that the National Database and Registration Authority’s (Nadra) biometric data had been hacked while fake SIMs were being exported. FIA Cybercrime Wing Additional Director Tariq Pervez made the revelation during a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication, about Nadra’s biometric data. “During the SIM verification process involving biometric data, Nadra’s biometric system is compromised,” he said, without giving a further description.

Former PM of Bangladesh in critical condition, admitted to ICU

Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia, 73, has been admitted to the ICU in critical condition. Security officials have canceled the leave of her staff. So that no one spreads rumors about the physical condition of BNP President Begum Khaleda Zia on social media Zia, a three-time prime minister of the South Asian nation, is suffering from liver disease, chronic kidney disease and a heart ailment in addition to her existing conditions of rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, according to her personal physician Dr AZM Zahid Hossain.  

Conspiracy behind the strike of Petrol pumps

In a statement, Federal Minister for Energy Hamad Azhar expressed his deep grief for today’s nationwide petrol pump strike, saying that they will accept genuine demands but not illegitimate demands, and that it is not appropriate to disrupt the people. He stated that a summary of the increase in margin had already been submitted to ECC at the request of the Petroleum Dealers Association, and that the decision will be made at the next meeting, but that reasonable requests would be granted. According to Hamad Azhar, while petrol pump owners are aware of the problems, they should reconsider their decision in light of the people’s concerns.  

Most petrol pumps closed, panic grips Pakistan

Long lines, brawls, and traffic jams were reported at petrol stations across Pakistan on Thursday morning as a result of the petroleum dealers’ strike, which triggered panic buying. The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) stated that they would go on strike starting today (Thursday) and lasting indefinitely to demand a higher margin on petroleum goods sales. “Petrol pumps across the country will remain closed today,” said the Petroleum Dealers Association secretary. “The government did not accept our demands. Till the government does not increase the dealers’ margin to 6%, we will not negotiate with them,” he added.  

Pakistan won’t take Bangladesh lightly: Babar Azam

The Men-in-Green swept the previous T20 series 3-0, but will play without star spinner Yasir Shah, who has been sidelined since September with a thumb injury. Since 2014, the leg-spinner has been an important bowler for Pakistan, claiming 235 wickets in 46 Tests. Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain, stated that his team would not take Bangladesh lightly.  

No polio case reported in last 10 months

Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan has made significant progress against polio, with no cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) identified in the last ten months, down from 84 cases in 2020. In this backdrop, Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the National Task Force for Polio Eradication, which was briefed that Afghanistan is the main source of Wild Polio Virus, which ends up in Pakistan as a result of refugee flow.  

Flights delayed, traffic affected as fog blankets Karachi

Different parts of the city were blanketed in deep fog Thursday morning, disrupting traffic movement and delaying flights at Jinnah International Airport. The fog made it difficult for commuters to go to work and school. Heavy fog enveloped the city’s Orangi Town, Malir, North Nazimabad, and nearby areas. Due to poor visibility, traffic on the Super Highway Link Road and in surrounding regions was also impacted. The Met Office has forecast dry weather across much of Sindh. “During the early hours, shallow fog/smog is likely to prevail over Sukkur and surrounding areas,” it warned.  

Travis Scott Astroworld tragedy headed down ‘dark future’

Experts recently gathered together for an objective examination of Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner’s likely future after the Astroworld tragedy. Rachel Fiset, the managing partner at Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman, made this claim. “If Scott actively disregarded known risks to his concertgoers either before the show or during it, he could be on the hook for negligence, at the least, and the millions of dollars in damages that could result from the suits,” he was cited as saying in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment.  

SBP notices 4-5 percent growth in GDP in FY22

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has stated that resolving deep-seated structural impediments is critical to maintaining and strengthening the current growth momentum. “These impediments include a consistent decline in the yield of important crops (especially cotton); insufficient export coverage of imports, low and declining productivity of labor, stagnant tax-to-GDP ratio, anemic investment-to-GDP ratio, and the rising fiscal burden of the power sector,” stated the SBP in its annual report, which was issued on Wednesday.  

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Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 363 new cases reported

In the last 24 hours, 363 new instances of Covid-19 were recorded in Pakistan, bringing the total number of reported infections to 1,283,223. According to the most recent pandemic statistics given by the National Command and Operation Centre, a total of 37,148 samples were tested over this time period, with 322 proving to be positive (NCOC). According to the report, the infection rate was 0.88 percent. Thirteen additional individuals died from the viral sickness in the preceding 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 28,690 across the country.

France shows solidarity with Poland

Paris/Warsaw: France ascertained Poland of European Union support in its row with Belarus. Moreover, it reminded Warsaw that it also needed to settle an issue with the bloc over its values and the rule of law. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met French President Emmanuel Macron as part of a diplomatic effort to get support for a tough response to what European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen called ‘an attempt by Belarus to use migrants to destabilize the EU’.

Putin takes part in trials of nasal form of COVID vaccine

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed on Wednesday that he had partaken in trials of a nasal form of a vaccine against COVID-19. It was reported that Putin was revaccinated against the coronavirus on Sunday with Russia’s Sputnik Light shot.

Washington invites Taiwan to “Summit for Democracy”, angers China

Washington: The Biden government on Wednesday invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” next month. This move enraged China as it regarded the democratically governed island as its territory. “Our country’s invitation to participate in the ‘Summit for Democracy’ is an affirmation of Taiwan’s efforts to promote the values of democracy and human rights over the years,” the Taiwan ministry added. China’s Foreign Ministry vehemently opposed the idea of inviting Taiwan.

EU to permit booster shots amidst hike in coronavirus cases

Brussels/Prague: On Nov 24, it was reported that coronavirus infections broke records in parts of Europe, making it an epicenter of a pandemic, and made health experts think again about booster vaccination shots. Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary all reported a myriad of daily infections. The situation arose from winter which clasped the continent and mass indoors gatherings in the run-up to Christmas, contributing a perfect breeding basis for COVID-19.

Russia, Ukraine continue military drills

Moscow/Kyiv: On Wednesday, Russia staged military drills in the Black Sea, south of Ukraine, and under the garb of sharpening the combat-readiness of its conventional and nuclear forces because of increased NATO activity near its borders. On the other hand, Ukraine, supported by the United States, was in a dilemma that Russia might be organizing an invasion and staged training of its own near the border with Belarus.

Aon Abbas Buppi appointed as SAPM on e-commerce

According to a notification published by the Cabinet Division on Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Senator Aon Abbas Buppi has been appointed as the special assistant to the prime minister on e-commerce. The notification stated that Buppi’s appointment “should be in honourary capacity”. He was elected as a senator in March this year and worked as the managing director of the Pakistan Baitul Maal until then.

EU ombudsmen renew sanctions on China

Brussels: On Wednesday, European Union diplomats had approved the revival of embargoes on four Chinese officials and one Chinese entity as part of an extension of a human rights blacklist, two diplomats stated. The decision, will be implemented early next month, puts in danger a Chinese-EU investment treaty signed in late December 2020. Last week, China’s envoy to the bloc said that there could be no ratification of the deal until the EU lifted its sanctions, which are internal interference according to Beijing.

US firm threatened for conducting forensic analysis of ex-CJP’s audio

Garrett Discovery, a US-based firm that conducted the forensic analysis of an audio clip between former CJP Mian Saqib Nisar and an anonymous person, reported that it received a threatening phone call for its task. “Today we received a call saying our lives are in danger and the same person said he is going to file in court against us for our work authenticating a file for Fact Focus. 1000+ calls and chat requests on our site. Threatening our team to obtain a different result is unethical,” it posted on Twitter.

Presence of CJP and ‘convict’ in AJC was unfortunate

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaking at the Kamyab Jawan Convention 2021 in Islamabad, said that it was awful seeing the Chief Justice of Pakistan and a “convict” being invited to speak at the same forum. The premier made these remarks in the wake of a controversy about PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif’s address via a video link Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore which was disrupted when the live stream was suddenly thwarted.

Doha talks will open new chapter, says Taliban

As the talks between the United States and the Taliban in Doha are approaching, the Taliban said on Wednesday that these would open a “new chapter” in political relations. “A new phase of negotiations will begin next week between Afghanistan and America in Qatar,” the Taliban wrote on their official Arabic Twitter account. The US State Department announced that the two weeks of negotiations will address several issues including combatting the threat of the hostile IS and Al-Qaeda groups and humanitarian aid.

Lahore gets ranked most polluted city in the world again

Lahore, which is blanketed in thick smog, has been named the world’s most polluted city for the third day in a row, surpassing New Delhi on the list of most polluted cities. Lahore received a score of 243 on the official Air Quality Index (AQI), whereas international monitoring groups gave it a score of 397. With an AQI of 173, Karachi ranked fifth among the world’s most polluted cities. In the list of most polluted cities in the world, Mongolian city Ulaanbaatar came in second with 175 AQI (Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Indian city Kolkata came in third, and Delhi came in fourth with 175 AQI (Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5.    

Investigators seek K-Electric inspection at Cooperative Market fire

According to news, investigation officials have requested that a team of K-Electric professionals check the Cooperative Market blaze site. The investigative team has submitted a letter to K-Electric requesting that an expert team assess the Cooperative Market fire scene. According to them, the inspection by K-Electric experts will help in the investigation of the horrific blaze incident.