A recent World Bank report, “Climate Silence in Pakistan,” resonates with an overarching sentiment among Pakistanis – a profound concern regarding the adverse impacts of climate change. Women, often serving as primary caregivers for children, exhibit a deeper apprehension about the potential impact of climate change on the younger generation. Similarly, educated individuals are more inclined to acknowledge climate change as a significant threat, emphasising the vital role of education in shaping attitudes and responses towards environmental issues. This link between education and climate concern highlights the importance of fostering knowledge about climate change for a sustainable future. Investing in education programmes that prioritise environmental awareness and sustainability education becomes imperative, not just for individuals but also for broader societal change.
December 09, 2023 02:44 UTC
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that his pursuit was not for power but to hold accountable those responsible for fabricating fake cases against him that led to his removal as prime minister in 2017. Nawaz termed the £190 million corruption case, which also involved former prime minister Imran Khan, the “biggest corruption scandal in the history of the country”. Taking a dig at Imran Khan, the PML-N supreme leader deplored that one who had called others thieves turned out to be the “biggest thief himself”. Nawaz said that good and bad times are part of life and that the PML-N, despite facing injustices, had not abandoned the cloak of patience. Again referring to Imran, Nawaz said that the “player” did not know anything about the economy and international relations.
December 08, 2023 20:44 UTC
Bahawalpur Zoo’s tiger Bubbli delivered a litter of four cubs on Wednesday, bringing zoo staff and visitors a wave of happiness. Photo: ExpressA zoo in Bahawalpur has been shut down after a man was mauled to death by tigers in an attack discovered during routine cleaning, officials said Thursday. New details have emerged regarding the death of a citizen in a tiger attack at Bahawalpur Zoo on Wednesday. Read more Bahawalpur zoo facelift plan soughtWildlife Deputy Director Usman Bukhari informed The Express Tribune that Bilawal’s entry to the zoo remains a mystery and so far, he has not appeared in CCTV footage. Four tigers attacked and mauled a citizen to death in Bahawalpur Zoo on Wednesday.
December 08, 2023 19:38 UTC
WhatsApp users will soon be able to set voice messages to disappear after their recipient hears them. The feature was previously available for photos and videos. To use this feature, simply record the audio by pressing and holding the mic on the WhatsApp display. Read more Alphabet soars as Wall Street cheers arrival of AI model GeminiThe feature is helpful if a user wants to send any piece of information without letting the recipient keep a record of it. say it once, play it once ☝️ now you can select “view once” when sending a voice note for an added layer of protection 🔓 pic.twitter.com/xVWcuBLfI4 — WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) December 7, 2023The feature will soon be available for all users worldwide.
December 08, 2023 13:34 UTC
Renowned film director and producer Karan Johar has recently collaborated with beauty brand MyGlamm to unveil the highly anticipated MyGlamm POUT collection, marking an exciting convergence of cinema and beauty. In a collaborative post between Karan and Pout by Karan Johar, the filmmaker stated, "Get ready to Pout, baby! Introducing MyGlamm Pout by Karan Johar—10 sensational shades for that celebrity-worthy pout!" In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18's Zenia Baria, Karan shared his vision behind the creation of the POUT collection. Acknowledging the significant role of social media, particularly Instagram, in showcasing beauty products, Johar emphasised the platform's vast reach and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to present POUT by Karan Johar to a wide audience.
December 08, 2023 13:14 UTC
Georgia football placed two members on the SEC’s All-Freshman Team on Thursday. Greene started all 13 games for Georgia at left tackle this season. Allen, from Barnesville, Ga., played in all 13 games for Georgia and started the final four games of the season. He finished with 35 tackles and won SEC Freshman of the Week twice for his play against Ole Miss and Georgia Tech. It’s not like they’ve gone this style, this style, this style.
December 08, 2023 12:18 UTC
He emphasised that illegal foreigners pose a serious threat to Pakistan’s security and economy. Moreover, General Munir’s acknowledgment of KP’s resolute support for security forces and the resulting stability in the province reflects a comprehensive strategy for achieving long-term stability. Emphasising economic growth, especially in newly merged districts, further highlights the holistic approach to national prosperity and security. General Munir’s endorsement of the government’s decision reflects a balanced approach that addresses both security and economic concerns. The comprehensive strategy outlined not only emphasises the importance of repatriation of illegal foreigners for national security but also underscores the collaborative efforts required to achieve lasting stability and prosperity in Pakistan.
December 08, 2023 11:04 UTC
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to approve the next $700 million tranche from its current loan program for Pakistan on January 11, according to a spokeswoman quoted by Bloomberg. The IMF board will meet to consider the final approval after Pakistan reached a staff-level agreement with the IMF on November 16. The loan is part of a $3 billion Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) that Pakistan and the IMF agreed on in July 2023, replacing the previous Extended Fund Facility (EFF) that expired on June 30, 2023. The SBA aims to support Pakistan’s economic stabilization program in the face of multiple shocks and challenges. The first tranche of $1.2 billion was disbursed immediately after the SBA was approved by the IMF board.
December 08, 2023 06:25 UTC
Former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan has issued a message from his jail cell in which he expressed worry over the plight of Afghan refugees, who are being forced to leave Pakistan. “The way Afghan refugees are being treated goes against the religion of Islam, the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), and our social values,”Khan stated, reminding the nation of their morals and beliefs. Imran Khan also said that many of the incoming migrants are among the poorest, and that managing this situation without respect, compassion, and wisdom might lead to bad feelings among the whole Afghan community. “The policy of treating Afghan refugees like a herd of sheep should be abandoned. The entire policy should be formulated through planning and wisdom.
December 08, 2023 06:09 UTC
ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):Caretaker Federal Minister for National Heritage and Culture Syed Jamal Shah on Thursday urged to make investment on youth for providing education, ample opportunities, and cultural engagement as youth are Pakistan’s most valuable asset and the key to the nation’s future. Addressing a prize distribution ceremony for the “Pehchan Pakistan” contest held under the theme “Celebrating Biodiversity of Pakistan at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Jamal Shah emphasized the critical need to invest in education, provide ample opportunities, and foster meaningful cultural engagement for the young generation. The “Pehchan Pakistan” contest, organized by the Community Development Council in collaboration with the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), aimed to inspire young minds and celebrate their understanding of national identity. Minister Shah stressed the importance of sensitizing young people about national heroes and their contributions to building Pakistan. “Holistic measures are necessary to ensure access to education, development opportunities, and meaningful engagements for our youth,” he stated.
December 07, 2023 17:21 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The seventh death anniversary of preacher turned Pakistani pop star, Junaid Jamshed was observed by his fans on Thursday. Born in Karachi on Sept 3, 1964, Junaid Jamshed briefly worked as a civilian contractor and engineer for Pakistan Air Force before turning into a singer. He formed a pop music band Vital Signs and also led the band as a singer. The band gained immense worldwide popularity during the 90s, with their songs like “Aitebaar”, “Goray Rang ka Zamana”, “Dil Ki Baat”, “Dil Dil Pakistan” and “Sanwali Saloni”, electronic media channels reported. “Dil Dil Pakistan” was ranked third among the top 10 songs.
December 07, 2023 16:45 UTC
Yet Pakistan’s economic woes are far from over. Meanwhile, American ties with Pakistan have frayed in recent years. Between its debt obligations, military expenditures, and administrative costs, Pakistan’s economic choices remain limited no matter who is in power. This significant refugee outflow is a humanitarian crisis, and it is further straining Pakistan’s ties with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. More diversified foreign investments in Pakistan in turn will also enable Pakistan to avoid a Chinese debt-trap.
December 07, 2023 14:30 UTC
JAMRUD - A Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel was martyred by unknown gunmen in Ghundi area in Jamrud tehsil in Khyber tribal district, police said. According to police sources, armed gunmen shot dead FC official Ali Marjan, a resident of Jamrud. The unidentified accused fired indiscriminately at him and as a result he died on the spot. The accused managed to escape from the spot. Later, the TTP spokesman Muhammad Khurasani sent a message to media claiming responsibility for the attack.
December 07, 2023 13:48 UTC
“It’s not every day you get the chance to make a film,” the director told AFP. “When you do, you have to convey something that has a profound effect on your life and the lives of others. Migration is one of them.”Although Beqiri lives in Albania, exile remains ever present in his life. According to official figures, at least 1.68 million Albanians, or 37 percent of the population, left the country between 1990 and 2020. The phenomenon is now a cornerstone of life for many Albanians, whether they are business owners, overseas workers, or a filmmaker.
December 07, 2023 13:43 UTC