Sources suggest that Deputy Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and former police officer Hussain Asghar are set to head the inquiry commission being set up to look into the reasons of Pakistan's enormous debt. The development comes after the federal cabinet approved his appointment. The former Director Intelligence Bureau (IB) was also under consideration before Asghar's name was approved.
Historic Sheedi Mela has started at Mangho Pir shrine in Karachi, where hundreds of Pakistani Sheedis sway barefoot to the rhythm of an African language they no longer speak. For many Sheedis, the swampy crocodile shrine to Sufi saint Haji Syed Shaikh Sultan — popularly known as Mangho Pir — is the most potent symbol of their shared African past
Last year, PUBG Corporation drew up a new Mastery initiative solely for improving and evolving how progression works on the Battlegrounds. Since then, the company have been working to set up a cohesive progression system that feels true to the PUBG atmosphere and rewarding to the players.
The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) has confiscated a fully matured, eight-and-a-half-foot-long, Indian rock Python from a snake charmer that is considered endangered due to the loss of its natural habitat and illegal capture. According to IWMB, the Indian rock python is one the largest species of python in the region.
On Saturday, doctors in Tando Muhammad Khan said that a 12 year old Hindu girl was found unconscious from a local ground. She had been raped on Eid ul Fitr day 3. The DHO said in a statement, “A medical examination of the Hindu has revealed evidence of rape, which is now being sent to the laboratory for a final report."
On Wednesday, at least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured in a gun battle between two groups in Jalalpur, Multan. Local police revealed that 2 groups opened indiscriminate fire at each other right after Eid ul Fitr prayers. The deceased were initially shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital and then to the Nishtar Hospital Multan.
On Wednesday, COAS General Qamar Bajwa said that the cuts to the defense budget are not a "favor" to the nation since "we are one, through thick and thin." The COAS also said, "Irrespective of the voluntary cut in defence budget [for the] coming financial year (FY), there shall be no impact on our response potential to all types of threat and quality of life of the soldiers."
Asad Umar claims the current IMF deal is much better than what was initially being offered. Addressing a gathering at The Second Floor cafe, Umar said, “I agree the conditions are extremely harsh, but they were tougher when we first met." He said, “The discount rate was supposed to go to 21 to 22%. I don’t even want to tell you what they thought should actually happen to the rupee."
A collage of all the finalists of the annual Miss India contest has sparked a large amount of controversy and debate as people suggest that all the finalists have the same fair skin tone. A number of people suggested that this is the product of the country's obsession with fair skin and the influence of Western beauty standards.
JK Rowling, the author of the world-famous Harry Potter books, has announced that she will be releasing three new Harry Potter related ebooks next month. These books are going to delve deeper into the mythos and explore some of the histories of the world of Harry Potter. All three books will be collections of short stories instead of full novels.