Bangladeshis are overtaking Pakistanis at home and abroad

Bangladeshis are overtaking Pakistanis at home and abroad

Toronto, December 21 (Dawn): At home and in the Diaspora, Bangladeshis are leaving Pakistanis behind in human development and prosperity, observes Toronto-based Pakistani economist Murtaza Haider. Recent research from Britain revealed that children born to Bangladeshi parents achieve higher grades than those born to Pakistani parents. Furthermore, the average household income of Bangladeshis in Britain is now higher than that...

Pakistan International Airlines sacrifices goat to ward off bad luck

Pakistan International Airlines sacrifices goat to ward off bad luck

Islamabad, December 20 (AFP): Pakistan's embattled national carrier has been widely mocked for sacrificing a goat next to a plane to ward off bad luck, weeks after one of the country's worst air disasters. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) turboprop plane built by European manufacturer ATR plummeted into a mountain in a northern region on December 7, bursting into flames and killing...

In the last five years, 19 Pakistani diplomatic mission staff had vanished

In the last five years, 19 Pakistani diplomatic mission staff had vanished

Islamabad, December 18 (Express Tribune): Nineteen members of the staff of Pakistani diplomatic missions abroad had vanished in the past five years, the country’s parliament last week. Whether these employees went on to seek asylum, became illegal immigrants or betrayed their country remain unknown to the authorities in Pakistan. These runaway officials were posted in the US, the UK, Canada,...

Pakistan to lift ban on Indian movies – to support Indian cinema

Pakistan to lift ban on Indian movies – to support Indian cinema

Pakistan, Dec 18 - Cinemas in Pakistan will start screening Indian movies from December 19, DawnNews reported on Sunday. The cinema houses' owners said that they had only suspended the screening of Indian films but had not completely banned them. "The suspension that was in place will be lifted on December 19," confirmed Nadeem Mandviwala of Atrium cinemas. He added...

Lt.Gen.Naveed Mukhtar appointed Pakistan spy chief

Lt.Gen.Naveed Mukhtar appointed Pakistan spy chief

Islamabad, December 12 (Dawn): The Pakistan Army on Sunday announced the appointments of Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar as the new Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief and Lt Gen Bilal Akbar as Chief of General Staff (CGS), completing the long drawn reshuffle of the top brass caused by the military’s change of command. Both Gen Mukhtar and Gen Akbar were last posted...

Pakistan now has women taxi drivers

Pakistan now has women taxi drivers

Lahore, December 7 (Reuters): In a giant step forward, the international taxi-hailing service Careem has introduced women drivers in Pakistan, who will pick up male as well as female passengers. Careem has a larger market share than rival Uber in most of the 32 cities in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan region in which it operates, introduced women...

Pakistan lost a pop music icon in the plane crash

Islamabad , December 7 (NIA): When Junaid Jamshed died in the plane crash at Chitral on Wednesday, Pakistan lost a singing sensation who dominated the Urdu pop scene in the 1990s with his band Vital Signs .Turning to religion and Islamic evangelism in the next decade, he abandoned pop and light music and took to religious music and made a...

At least 40 including famous singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed die in Pakistan air crash

At least 40 including famous singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed die in Pakistan air crash

Islamabad, December 7 (Reuters): A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42 pm. Five bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani said there were 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer on board. The plane manifest shows there were...

PIA flight with 47 on board crashes on its way to Islamabad

PIA flight with 47 on board crashes on its way to Islamabad

Islamabad, Dec. 7 (NIA) - A Pakistan International Airline, with 47 on board, crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday. Global aviation watchdog Aviation Herald, quoted in local media reports said that PK-661 crashed near Abbottabad, in a mountainous part of Pakistan, due to engine problems. Laiq Shah, a senior police official in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,...

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