Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Like any 20-something girl who does not know how to drive, and is suer to have my best friends around, just like some of the most reliable services: Careem and Uber, need an eye-opener! No doubt both ride-hailing services have, to date, taken passengers to their desired destination, with rides that are...

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“A person who is anxious about his next meal cannot be happy”

“A person who is anxious about his next meal cannot be happy”

The recently released UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2018 ranks Pakistan 75th out of 156 countries in terms of how happy their citizens are. That is a significant progress. Last year, we stood at the 80th position. There has been rejoicing at what is seen as Pakistan’s superiority in the ranking...

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Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem continues to grow, as it announces ride-hailing app services in Peshawar

Careem on Thursday announced expansion of its mobile-app based ride-hailing services to Quetta. Careem captured the Pakistani market in 2016, launching its services in Karachi, Lahore and later Islamabad. It is now spread across 13 cities, including Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Abbottabad, Sargodha and Mardan. Within only a few...

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Mahira, Sheheryar to star in Asim’s romantic comedy

Mahira, Sheheryar to star in Asim’s romantic comedy

Director Asim Raza is set to return to the silver screen with his second film after the success of his first directorial Ho Mann Jahaan. The film, Paray Hat Luv, will star Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar and will release on Eidul Azha 2019. Mahira and Sheheryar also appeared in Raza’s debut...

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Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

PESHAWAR: After having been discussed for over a year, the health ministry has now finally decided medicines should be prescribed on generic names with details of the prescribing physician. However, the recommendations agree that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicines according to brand name in special cases. Prescription on generic,...

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Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Hockey player mother receives applause for breastfeeding her baby during the match

Recently, a mother posted a beautiful picture on Facebook, showing her breastfeeding her baby during an ice hockey tournament, showing just how hard mothers constantly work for their children, media reported. Apparently, this post has gone viral and people are overwhelmed to see her spirit. Small is being appreciated and is being welcomed with...

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After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

After PSL3, Sindh now prepares for Pakistan-Windies match in Karachi with improved arrangements

KARACHI: After successfully organizing PSL3 final in Karachi, the Sindh government has started full-fledged preparations for the three-match T20 series to be played between Pakistan and West Indies at National Stadium on April 1, 2 and 4, Karachi. On Thursday, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said at a meeting...

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Increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for FY2018-19

Increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for FY2018-19

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sought an increase in taxes on the import of edible oil in the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which, if granted, will ultimately jack up cost of doing business for the domestic cooking oil and ghee manufacturers. The cooking oil and vegetable...

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Launch of BISP Endowment fund and Graduation Programme account to a contribution PKR 1 billion

Launch of BISP Endowment fund and Graduation Programme account to a contribution PKR 1 billion

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced contribution of PKR 1bn while launching the BISP Endowment Fund and BISP Graduation Programme here at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. The prime minister appreciated the working of BISP programme with an outreach of 5.7 million women. He also wished that...

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Judges summon, but Justice Yahya recuses himself from hearing Musharraf’s case

Judges summon, but Justice Yahya recuses himself from hearing Musharraf’s case

ISLAMABAD: The trial of former dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf is likely to be postponed further as a member of the three-judge bench on Thursday recused himself from the proceedings of the treachery case. The special court that was seized with the case after several months of adjournment had resumed...

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