Killers of the Flower Moon will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, last year. The film will be labelled an Apple Original Film, and ViacomCBS Inc’s Paramount Pictures will distribute it theatrically worldwide, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and Deadline. Killers of the Flower Moon is an adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name, by David Grann. The book is based on an FBI investigation into the killings of Native American Osages during the 1920s.
May 28, 2020 05:02 UTC
Meanwhile, the job of lifting the debris from the crash site irrelevant to the inquiry has been started on the directions of the investigation teams for which heavy machinery is being used. The investigation teams will again visit the accident site, runway and Civil Aviation Headquarters for briefing on Thursday (today). Meanwhile, speaking about the plane crash victims, the PIA spokesperson said that the results of bodies’ identification through DNA have started coming. The spokesperson said that the PIA CEO personally contacted the families of all the crash victims and offered condolence over their demise. The spokesperson urged the people to refrain from making comments or inferring any conclusion until the investigation report of the crash arrives.
May 28, 2020 04:41 UTC
To carry as many passengers in a single go, transporters largely flouted the social distancing protocols of seating passengers with a gap of a seat between them. Passengers, on their part, did not care about wearing gloves or face masks, it was observed during a survey of various bus terminals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Moreover, operators of most of the bus terminal made no arrangements for drinking water for passengers who arrived after hours-long journeys in the sweltering heat. Provision of water is mandatory for bus terminal operators. The SOPs of social distancing, wearing a face mask, and passing through sanitizing gates were largely ignored.
May 28, 2020 04:30 UTC
He further pointed out that following lapse of the relaxation order, business hours have already been reduced across Punjab. However, a fresh order of revised business hours is expected on Thursday (today). As all the public offices were closed owing to Eid holidays, confusion prevailed among the traders and shopkeepers over allowed business hours. He suggested that the government should fix business hours from 9am to 7pm across the province. “I would propose to the authorities to implement this schedule for the whole year as similar business hours are observed in various parts of the world,” he maintained.
May 28, 2020 04:24 UTC
Say Eidul Fitr is a prime ‘season’ for them to earnISLAMABAD: As the Eidul Fitr celebrations end, the closure of different parks in the federal capital disappointed more than just the public. Owners of small amusement rides and other stalls in these parks could not cash in on what is one their busiest times of the year. Many parks in Islamabad have allocated portions for mini-amusement parks with a few rides. The same is the case for snack and gift item vendors in these parks. Contractors termed Eidul Fitr their ‘season’ to earn big, adding that they were disappointed when the administration kept public parks and the zoo closed for the annual holiday.
May 28, 2020 04:18 UTC
Body identified through DNA test after wife posted video describing ordealLAHORE: Urban Unit Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid Sherdil, who passed away in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 crash on Friday during an official visit to Karachi was laid to rest in Lahore on Wednesday. Sherdil was a BPS-21 Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) officer from the 24 Common batch. He was serving as the Urban Unit CEO, in the Planning and Development Board of Punjab government, MPDD Secretary and and Strategic Support Unit (SSU) Director General. He was among the 97 people who died when the Karachi-bound flight from Lahore crashed a few minutes before landing. An official statement from the Urban Unit said, “We have not only lost our leader and mentor but an extremely humble, down-to-earth, humane and kind soul who was the head of our Urban Unit family.”Sherdil was serving as the CEO of the Urban Unit since January 25 last year.
May 28, 2020 04:18 UTC
'State and non-state actors are not stripping Indian minorities of their basic human rights'LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Narendra Modi has emerged as the biggest enemy of peace and Indian federation. The governor expressed these views after meeting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) leader Mirza Abubakar Jarral in Governor House Lahore on Thursday. “RSS inspired Modi has pursued jingoism which has put peace of whole region on stake,” he said. The governor continued that international institutions should take strict notice of barbarian state terrorism of India in Jammu and Kashmir. The governor asserted that state and non-state actors are not stripping Indian minorities of their basic human rights, but also taking away their right to live.
May 28, 2020 04:07 UTC
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign. Livingston said he expects Twitter to narrowly enforce its misinformation policies, dealing only with specific issues such as the electoral process and the coronavirus pandemic. The attacks by Trump and his supporters put “so much pressure (on Twitter) and they are blanching at the thought of taking the next step” on curbing political misinformation, Livingston said. “Twitter will face a lot of backlash and whether they can bear up on this remains to be seen,” Woolley said. Amazeen said Twitter’s actions still fall short of establishing the same kinds of standards in force in most news outlets.
May 28, 2020 02:15 UTC
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Wednesday said that he would be grateful if the government spokespersons acknowledge the farmer compensation figures from 2017-18. Responding to the press conference of Special Assistant for Accountability Shehzad Akbar, Tareen said in a tweet that he was the only sugar mill owner who paid the full price of sugarcane to the farmers during 2017-18 season. Tareen also retweeted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet on October 12, 2017, in which he had said that Jahangir Tareen was the only mill owner who paid full price of sugarcane to farmers while the Shehbaz Sharif government had allowed mill owners to pay whatever they wished to farmers.
May 27, 2020 18:55 UTC
Uzma Khan says that nothing happened between her and Usman and the video ends here. #uzmakhan pic.twitter.com/0QNgBUlTRb — Uzma Khan (@uzmaaaK) May 27, 2020“I have been shamed, blackmailed, harassed, been threatened to kill in the past three days. “I would also like to clarify that my husband Usman Malik has nothing to do with Malik Riaz Hussain, he is not a part of his immediate family. Amna further said that the allegation that she had barged into Uzma Khan’s house was wrong because the house was owned by her husband, Usman Malik. Uzma Khan had stepped into the world of acting with the film Waar released in 2013.
May 27, 2020 18:39 UTC
The revolution was later referred to the ‘Great Terror’ because of the blood and gore which overthrew a corrupt elite order, and established a republic, considered to date as one of the fairest dispensations of the Social Contract to this day. A lot of the fear surrounding this flu is because there is no known silver bullet to kill it. This is the genesis of the great terror around in societies all over the planet, especially in countries with the high numbers of those affected. Be that as it may, the fact is that this country has one of the weakest healthcare systems in the world. Another sector having it great is the mobile networks.
May 27, 2020 18:33 UTC
KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have ignored several deadly diseases while focusing all their energies combating coronavirus, as more than 15, 000 operations have been postponed in last two months in Karachi, putting thousands of patients at stake. However, only 100 to 150 emergency surgeries are being performed in the megacity now. An official at Civil Hospital Karachi told PPI that about 30 to 40 surgeries are being done in hospital as compared to 150 in normal days. The ratio of cardiac and paediatric related surgeries have also reduced in National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health since March 20. The KMC hospitals were also facing same situation since beginning of Coronavirus emergency in the megacity.
May 27, 2020 16:06 UTC
Supermodel Zara Abid, who was presumed dead in a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash last week, was attacked by online trolls who condemned her profession and lifestyle soon after her demise. The 28-year-old model was on board the ill-fated flight when it crashed in a residential part of Karachi on Friday. Soon after the news of her presence on the ill-fated flight spread, the supermodel was attacked on social media for her profession and clothing choices. Other social media users also condemned the moral policing and urged the people to avoid posting judgmental comments about her. As the hurtful tweets continued to flood social media, Zara’s family reportedly deactivated all her social media accounts.
May 27, 2020 15:22 UTC
KARACHI: In Balochistan, fatal highway accidents have surpassed even terrorism in deadliness as the strategic region prepares to receive $64 billion in investment as a key route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. But to the surprise of many, it is not terrorism but fatal highway accidents that have killed more people in the last decade across the province. The 813 kilometres Quetta-Karachi Highway — also known as the RCD highway — is the epicentre of deadly accidents in the province, which covers 42% land of the country. “Poor road network is one of the key problems Balochistan has been facing for the last 72 years. People die every day due to this [poor road network],” he added.
May 27, 2020 14:37 UTC
KARACHI: The technical team of the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, went to the site of the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane crash on Wednesday to investigate the incident. The team, comprising technical experts, had arrived in Karachi a day earlier to conduct an investigation into the PK-8303 plane crash which killed 97 of 99 passengers onboard. Moreover, the team, along with a local investigative group, would focus on finding the cockpit recording, and a flight safety team of PIA would also accompany the Airbus team at the site of the crash, the report had added. On Tuesday, the Airbus team was briefed about the crash by PIA and fire department officials. PIA’s Aircraft Accident and Investigation team was present with the Airbus technical team as well to ascertain the situation.
May 27, 2020 10:51 UTC