January 2020 Blog Posts (25)

Pakistan's Arslan Ash Siddique Wins ESPN's ESports Player of the Year Award 2019

Arslan Ash Siddique from Lahore, Pakistan has won three top ESports awards, including Player of the Year award for 2019, according to ESPN.com. In December awards, Aslan Ash won the Best Esports Player award under both the fan and ESPN choice categories. He was also the first-runner for Best Moment of the Year award in the fan poll. The nomination was based on his EVO wins.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 31, 2020 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

How Facebook Thinks its Independent Oversight Board Should Work

Facebook Inc recommended rules for how its independent oversight board will work and said a former human rights group director will lead the board’s administrative staff.…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 30, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

Corona virus death toll climbs to 132, over 5,900 infected

Corona virus death toll rises to 132 and cases reported up to 5,974 so far. 

The virus has reached 16 other countries besides China, the Chinese president declared the virus as a devil, saying China will defeat it.

The virus, which originates in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has spread to 16…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 4:34am — No Comments

IHC Hears Petition against Faisal Vawda's Dual Nationality

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has conducted hearing on a plea against Federal Minister Faisal Vawda's dual nationality. 

A single-member bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq was heard the case today which was challenged by Mian Muhammad Faisal.

The text of the petition states…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 2:10am — No Comments

4 Pak students in China tested positive for Coronavirus: SAPM Zafar Mirza

Four Pakistani students in China have tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed on Wednesday. 

While talking at a press conference in Islamabad,  the SAPM refused to share the names of the affected students with the media. 

"The government will…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 1:59am — No Comments

73 people burned alive in train, SC inquired Sheikh Rashed, supposed to asked by PM, Hails to SC

SC court asked critical question with the one who talks alot and does not make sense in his own Ministry.He was asked to whether sheikh Rshed will resign after the horrific Tezgam fire in which 73 passengers perished on his watch.Ideally the question should come from the prime minister, or the minister’s cabinet colleagues, or his…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 1:47am — No Comments

Why is America So Deeply Involved in the Middle East? Energy? Geography?

What is the importance of the Middle East for the West? Is it energy resources to fuel the industrialized West? Or the key trade and shipping routes passing through the Persian Gulf and the Suez Canal used by ships to sail from Asia to Europe and North America?…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 24, 2020 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

GNMI Provides Digital Media Training for Hyderabad Journalists

A major increase in number of people have access to mobile phones, internet and social media in Pakistan, media has made shift towards digital.

To introduce digital media techniques …

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 23, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments

Lower Import Duties Rattle Pakistan's Mobile Handset Makers

Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue has recently announced that “Sales Tax and Income Tax at import stage has been drastically reduced in case of smartphones of Rs15,000 or below". This action was apparently taken after Digital Pakistan Initiative led by…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 22, 2020 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

PM Khan meets Azerbaijan president, Singapore PM on sidelines of Davos summit



Prime Minister Imran Khan met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, discussed all aspects of bilateral relations based on mutual trust and brotherhood.

The commitment to continue supporting one another in national affairs was…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:13am — No Comments

First polio case of 2020 reported in Tando Allahyar



The first polio case of Sindh in 2020 has on Wednesday been reported in Tando Allahyar.

According to details, the experts have verified that seven-month-old Komal Ayaz is diagnosed with poliomyelitis.Polio cases from other provinces were also reported after the new year began.

It…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:06am — No Comments

Sindh govt to lift 10-year ban on college lecturers recruitment, to appoint 1500 teachers

Sindh government on Monday has decided to lift the 10-year ban on the recruitment of colleges lecturers across the province. 

Ending the shortage of teachers, Sindh Education Department has decided to recruit 1500 lecturers of various subjects in colleges.  

According to the College Education Department, the ban on…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 20, 2020 at 5:01am — No Comments

Pakistan's Middle Class Consumer Population Among World's Fastest Growing

Although the rate of growth has slowed since 2018, Pakistan's middle class consumer population still remains among the fastest growing in the world. In a report titled "Emerging Markets Transforming As Velocity Markets", Ogilvy and Mather, a global market communications firm, has put Pakistan among what it calls "Velocity 12" group of economies that include Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico,…

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Added by Riaz Haq on January 14, 2020 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Are Pakistani Leaders Slaves of Arab Royals?

Are Pakistani leaders slaves of Arab Royals? Or simply doing what is in Pakistan's best interest?

Prime Minister Imran Khan Driving Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in…
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Added by Riaz Haq on January 12, 2020 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Nails are The Minor Things That Matter the Most in Ones Personality

Not to be all downer, but we've officially hit the doldrums of winter. The holidays are over, it's still gray and freezing outside, he days are short, and spring feels a million years away.

But the latest nail trend is here to brighten things up.This season it's all about cloud nails. First spotted on Instagram by Refinery29, the trend is exactly as it…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:37am — No Comments

Only 17 People Left Poor out of 80m Population Under Poverty Alleviation Program

China's provincial government has claimed that out of the 80 million people in Jiangsu province, only 17 are poor. 

According to the Chinese media report, the government launched the Poverty Reduction Program in 2019, which is going on…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:33am — No Comments

Quetta Terrorist Attack: PM Imran Khan Seeks Immediate Report

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday has called for immediate report of terrorist attack in Quetta killed 15 people including Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amanullah.

In a statement issued on Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that “I have demanded an…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:29am — No Comments

NA Assembly Pass Zainab Alert Bill for Child Protection

In August 2019, a parliamentary committee deferred the passage of Zainab Alert Bill with directions to the government to rationalise the "extreme" punishment proposed for sexual assault against children.All members of the committee, except a few, had opposed rigorous imprisonment until death for sexual assault of children.

Others had said that rigorous…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:16am — No Comments

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said passes away at 79

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East’s longest serving rulers, passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness, state media said. 

"With great sorrow and deep sadness... the royal court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:09am — No Comments

Now Drones Become Security Guards for Homes After Numerous uses

Countless uses of drones are being exposed every day, now the US and Swiss companies have jointly developed a drone that guards the house. 

It not only informs the phone app of any suspicious situation, but also gives details of it…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:02am — No Comments

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    Karachi's NED University Alum's AI Startup Named "Most Innovative" at RSA Conference

    Securiti.ai has been named "Most Innovative Startup" at RSA Conference in San Francisco, according to media reports. It has been founded by Rehan Jalil, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur of Pakistani origin who graduated from NED University located in Karachi. Jalil's startup is taking advantage of the growing global data privacy…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on February 28, 2020 at 11:00am

    کورونا سے متاثر شخص کراچی ائیرپورٹ سے کیسے کلیئر ہوا؟ تحقیقات شروع

    کورونا وائرس سے متاثر  مسافر کے کراچی ائیرپورٹ سے کلیئر ہونے کی تحقیقات شروع کردی گئیں۔

    سول ایوی ایشن کے ذرائع کا بتانا ہےکہ ‏تحقیقات میں وفاقی وزارت صحت، سی اے اے اور سیکورٹی ادارے بھی شامل ہیں۔

    ذرائع کے مطابق  متاثرہ شخص کا کراچی ائیر پورٹ پر…

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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on February 27, 2020 at 3:36am

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