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,...

11 people killed and 75 others injured in Karachi hotel fire

11 people killed and 75 others injured in Karachi hotel fire

Karachi, December 5 (AFP): At least 11 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, police and a doctor said. The blaze broke out in the kitchen located at the ground floor of the four-star hotel located on the city's Shahrah-i-Faisal, and swept through the building, trapping scores of...

Afghan President rejects Pakistan’s US$ 500 million aid package

Afghan President rejects Pakistan’s US$ 500 million aid package

Amritsar, December 4 (NIA): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country rejects the US$ 500 million aid given by Pakistan for “development” and says it should be spent on curbing cross-border terrorism which, according to him, is being fomented by Pakistan. Speaking at the Sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference here on Sunday, Ghani said: "We need to...

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