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An earthquake shook Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Swat, Waziristan, Lower Dir, and other areas in the country’s northwestern region on Wednesday. The tremors were also felt in Parachinar, Mardan, Kohat, and various other districts. According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter in the Hindukush region. Islamabad Earthquake Today The strong tremors prompted people to rush out of their homes, reciting prayers as they gathered outside. Currently, there are no reports of casualties or property damage due to the earthquake. More to follow…

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Indian Punjabi film actress Sonam Bajwa has become the latest admirer of Pakistani cricket team’s fast bowler Naseem Shah, following the example set by Urvashi Rautela. In the aftermath of Pakistan’s heavy defeat to India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Sonam Bajwa caught the attention of Pakistani fans and media by sharing a video of Naseem Shah on her official Instagram story. The video, which went viral on social media a few days earlier, showed Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, declining to give an autograph to a young fan and then leaving in an elevator. The child was seen…

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Following his recent remarriage announcement, popular actor Feroze Khan stirred the internet once again with a captivating photo featuring his new wife, Dua. On Wednesday afternoon, the newlywed actor shared an intimate moment on his Instagram profile, showcasing his veiled wife with the simple caption “Mine.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Feroze Khan 🇵🇰 (@ferozekhan) While many social media users filled the comments with congratulations and praise for the newlyweds, a vocal minority expressed their criticisms. For those unaware of the recent events, Feroze Khan announced his marriage to Dua earlier this month. Soon…

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ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the federal government proposed an 18 percent standard tax rate on mobile phones across different categories. Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb presented this proposal in the budget for the fiscal year 2024-25. He mentioned that concessionary rates had caused market distortions, benefiting certain items unfairly. He further said that implementing the standard tax would ensure equal opportunities and create market balance. These are the reasons behind the government’s decision to impose the 18% standard tax rate on various mobile phone categories. More details to come…

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Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz, a well-known celebrity couple, are frequently in the public eye, largely due to Nida’s reputation as the leading morning show host in Pakistan. She maintains a close connection with her fans, and often likes to share aspects of her life on social media. Nida Yasir also loves to travel, regularly posting pictures from her journeys. Currently, she is in Makkah with her husband Yasir Nawaz for Hajj pilgrimage in 2024. Nida and Yasir have been posting numerous pictures from both Makkah and Madinah as they embark on their Hajj 2024 pilgrimage, getting many public reactions.…

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KARACHI – The Honda City 1.2 continues to be a popular hatchback in Pakistan, known for its fuel efficiency, stylish design, and strong resale value. Honda Pakistan introduced the 6th generation City model in 2021, featuring facelifts with new curves and body design. The Honda City is available in five variants: 1.2LS MT (Manual Transmission), 1.2LS CVT, 1.5LS CVT, 1.5LAS MT, and 1.5LAS CVT. The Honda City 1.2 is powered by a 1200cc engine that generates 88 horsepower and 110Nm of torque. The basic variant comes with steel rims and wheel caps, body-colored door handles, and a short pole antenna.…

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With summer around the corner, Pakistan is ready to confront three expected heat wave spells in May and June, according to warnings issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC). The NDMA has issued a cautionary advisory pinpointing areas at high risk of severe heat, including Umarkot, Tharparkar, Tindullah Yar, Matiari, Sanghar, Bahawalpur, and Rahim Yar Khan districts. Between May 15 and 30, temperatures are projected to soar, reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius. The initial heat wave spell, expected to last two to three days, will strike first, followed by a more…

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A collaborative investigative journalism enterprise has uncovered the ownership of high-value properties belonging to prominent figures worldwide in Dubai. Among the owners are political figures, individuals under global sanctions, suspected money launderers, and criminals. How Many Pakistanis Own Properties In Dubai? Pakistani individuals are also among those identified, with their combined property holdings estimated to be worth $11 billion. The investigative report shows that 17,000 Pakistanis own 23,000 properties in Dubai, almost 2.5 percent of the total $389 billion worth of properties. Names Of Pakistanis Who Own Properties In Dubai Highlighted among the Pakistanis identified in the property leaks are…

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Pakistani singer Asim Azhar has shared his upcoming marriage plans with actress Merub Ali. The disclosure happened during a candid moment on a local TV show when a curious fan asked about the couple’s future. Responding to the fan’s question gracefully, Asim Azhar said, “The date of our wedding has not been finalized yet, but both of us have the approval of our parents.” He added, “Please pray that our parents give good news for all of us soon.” @galaxylollywood Asim Azhar reveals that he is eagerly waiting for parent’s approval for wedding dates, while answering to a question about…

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is set to decrease petrol prices for the second half of May 2024 due to a decline in international prices. The government is providing relief to inflation-hit citizens by passing on the benefits of lower international market prices. Reports indicate that petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD) prices will decrease by approximately Rs15 and Rs9 per litre, respectively. International petrol prices have fallen by around $8.7 and $4.3 per barrel over the past two weeks. Petrol Price in Pakistan Based on the final inland freight equalisation margin (IFEM) calculations, the estimated petrol price is expected to be Rs273-275…

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KARACHI – The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) continued its upward trend as the benchmark KSE-100 index rose by over 563 points in Wednesday’s early trading hours. Investor confidence was high as the market crossed the significant threshold of 7,5094 points, signaling strong hopefulness regarding the country’s economic outlook. By 11:40 am, the benchmark index stood at 74,362.27, reflecting a notable rise of 563.16 points or 0.76%. Various sectors, including commercial banks, fertilizers, oil and gas exploration companies, OMCs, and refineries, saw positive activity. Key stocks such as OGDC, PPL, PSO, SNGPL, HBL, and NBP showed gains. Progress in negotiations between…

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Tik Toker Minahil Malik, a famous figure in Pakistan’s online content creation realm, boasts a significant following on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Known for her entertaining lip-syncing and acting videos, she has gained fame and admiration. Many of her fans believe she has the potential to excel in acting. However, Minahil recently faced backlash for participating in the popular Heeramandi trend. She put her twist on a song from Heeramandi, showcasing her intense expressions, which are her signature style. Specifically, she recreated Lajjo’s performance of “Mujhe Chor Di Jie,” originally portrayed by Richa Chadda in the film Heeramandi. Despite…

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Urfi Javed, the well-known Indian actress and social media influencer, recently surprised her fans with an outstanding new appearance. famous for her diverse fashion sense, she again captured attention with an unconventional change that left social media buzzing. Urfi Javed shared a post on Instagram, where she is seen seated in a car, clad in a sleeveless pink shirt. However, what caught everyone’s eye was the apparent absence of her long hair, giving the impression that she had shaved her head. Upon closer inspection, it became evident that the image had been edited with a filter, altering her appearance drastically.…

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Hazim Bangwar, the Assistant Commissioner of North Nazimabad, has been in the news for his unique style and personality since he entered government service a few years back. Famously named as Karachi’s ‘cool’ assistant commissioner by the media, Bangwar was recently spotted attending the latest Hum Style Awards event. Sharing his experience on Instagram, Bangwar wrote, “While Pakistan may not host the Met Gala, it has @humstyleawards and a lot of style and talent.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hazim Bangwar (@hazimbangwar) A former singer who shifted into public service, Bangwar is trendy for…

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif resigned from his position as President of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) on Monday. The PML-N Central Council has scheduled a meeting for May 18 in Lahore to select the acting President as per Article 15 of the party Constitution. The Central Majlis-e-Amila of the Party will suggest Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as the acting President, with the PML-N General Council, set to confirm his presidency on May 28. Former interior minister Rana Sanaullah, an important figure in the PML-N, announced the party’s leadership developments. He revealed that Nawaz Sharif, previously expelled from the presidency of…

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Pakistan has reportedly secured a deal to provide 12 JF-17 Thunder Block III fighter jets to the Iraqi Air Force. This agreement marks a significant milestone, with Iraq potentially becoming the fourth or fifth customer of these fighter jets. The deal, valued at US $1.8 billion, includes the supply of 12 units each of the MFI Mushshak trainer and JF-17 fighter aircraft. It follows a defense cooperation pact between Pakistan and Iraq, with negotiations involving high-ranking officials from both countries. The MFI-17 Super Mushshak, known for its lightweight and robust design, serves as a versatile aircraft suitable for training purposes.…

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King Charles has issued a strict warning to his son Prince Harry, highlighting tensions within the royal family. Despite hopes for reconciliation, King Charles declined to meet with Prince Harry, emphasizing his duty as monarch above familial connections. Royal expert Robert Jobson has commented on the situation, noting King Charles’ prioritization of public duty. While the king made time for David Beckham, he did not schedule a meeting with Prince Harry, indicating a broken relationship. The strain allegedly stems from claims that Prince Harry refused to meet Beckham during the Invictus Games in Sydney, revealing underlying tensions within the family.…

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TED University in Ankara offers scholarships for Pakistani students interested in studying abroad. The scholarships, available for undergraduate and graduate programs starting in Fall 2024, range from 25% to 100% based on academic achievements.  Pakistani students are free from GRE and English language tests, simplifying the application process. Can Öney, from the International Programs Office, highlighted TED University’s faculty quality and facilities, emphasizing their commitment to providing excellent education and support services. The undergraduate programs cover various fields like architecture, psychology, business administration, and computer engineering. Graduate programs offer specialized courses such as applied data science, economics, mechanical engineering, and…

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Happy Mother’s Day! Today, Google Doodle tributes mothers worldwide, focusing on the special bond between a mother and her child and paying honor to the love and care Moms provide. Pakistani people around the world are celebrating Mother’s Day, a day dedicated to showing appreciation for mothers and maternal figures and recognizing their influence and contributions. On this day, people express their gratitude through gifts, flowers, and cards, as well as sharing feelings on social media platforms. While Google Doodle is visible in many countries, it is not displayed in Pakistan, India, and other Asian countries. Mother’s Day is a…

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Pakistani famous Actor, Noor ul Hassan has recently been announced as part of the cast for the highly expected “Salahuddin Ayyubi” series, a collaborative project between Pakistan and Turkiye. His inclusion marks the first Pakistani actor to join the series, which has already got attention following its successful airing in Turkiye. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Muhammad NoorulHassan (@noorulhassanmuhammad) Renowned for his notable roles in dramas such as “Khaie” and “Ishq Murshid,” Noor ul Hassan’s addition brings talent and experience to the production. While he initially kept his role under wraps, it has now…

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