During the press conference, the actress, her sister Huma Khan, and her lawyers Mian Ali Ashfaq and Hassaan Khan Niazi talked about the merits of the case. He said that the property was owned by one Babar Naseem and Uzma had signed the rental agreement with him. However, he added that according to their knowledge, the tenant and his family were residing in the house. He said that the police are yet to arrest the persons nominated by them in the case. “Usman had proposed marriage to me, but I had refused and I have proof of this as well,” she said.
May 28, 2020 17:37 UTC
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday shared that as many as 1,103 new cases of the novel coronavirus were detected within the 24 hours since his last daily update. According to the details, the emergence of 1,103 cases against 4,101 tests is one of the highest figures and makes 27 per cent of the total tested cases, while 16 more patients died, lifting the provincial death toll to 396. According to the statement issued from the CM House, the chief minister said that the Sindh government has conducted 167,906 tests against which 15 per cent or 25,309 cases have been diagnosed so far. Sharing district-wise data, the chief minister said that Karachi, as usual, was at the top in terms of local transmissions. “Out of 1,103 new cases Karachi has produced 905.
May 28, 2020 17:37 UTC
Typically, foreign inflows or ‘hot money’ is associated with higher interest rates. Cumulative net investment in T-bills comfortably climbed from $15 million in July 2019 to $3.099 billion in February 2020. The total gross divestment in March 2020 stood at a whopping $1.735 billion, while April’s net divestment figure stood at $601 million. The net divestment figure of May so far is recorded at $182 million, which is a far cry from the divestment figures of the preceding months. It remains to be seen what the final divestment figure for May will be.
May 28, 2020 16:52 UTC
Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks increased slightly, from $6,489 million to $6,524.0 million. The last time reserves actually rose was in the week ending April 30, increasing by $259 million to $12,329.4 million. From the beginning of 2020, SBP reserves steadily increased to a peak of $12.8 billion in the first week of March. SBP reserves fell from $12.8 billion to $10.8 billion between March 13 and April 17. However, in the week ending April 24, SBP reserves got some significant help from the IMF, jumping from $10,889.2 million to $12,070.3 million.
May 28, 2020 16:07 UTC
But the quantum of destruction in terms of food security will be many times higher if they attack the winter crops also,” he cautioned. Javed Humayun, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s Food Security Ministry, however, downplayed the experts’ warning. “We do not foresee any food security at least in near future,” he maintained. Sensing the gravity of the issue, the government has established a National Locust Control Center to monitor and act against the onslaught of insects. Experts from both sides have urged governments in Pakistan and India to forge cooperation to launch a joint onslaught on locust.
May 28, 2020 15:45 UTC
KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan and the federal cabinet be held accountable for approving the export of sugar and freight subsidy of Rs2 billion. The prime minister who approved sugar subsidies, his name has also not been mentioned,” said Shah. “More than 84% of the sugar subsidy was given [by Sindh government] to sugar mills of Jahangir Tareen and Khusro Bakhtiar and other people,” he underlined. “This subsidy is given and other benefits when the demand for sugar is low in the international market,” he noted. “The subsidy was given to 26 sugar mills in Sindh,” he said.
May 28, 2020 15:33 UTC
The prime minister was given detailed briefing about the plane crash investigations and hiring the services of local and foreign experts for the purpose. He said that the investigation board has taken possession of everything found at the crash site and everything would be revealed once the equipment is decoded in France. He added that in light of his decision, the government would release the investigation reports of all 12 incidents. In response to another question, he said that there are standard operating procedures (SOPs) for crash landing. He further said that the investigation board would find out the answers to technical questions.
May 28, 2020 15:22 UTC
KARACHI: In a bid to deepen its presence in the Pakistan market, Facebook has initiated its first Authorized Sales Partner (ASP) programme in the country. As an extension of the sales teams at Facebook, an ASP provides local assistance, strategic direction, and expertise across the family of Facebook products. In its 15 years of operations in the Pakistan market, Starcrest has a legacy of relationships in Pakistan’s marketing landscape and has never been blacklisted by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association for failure to clear dues with broadcasters. East River was founded in 2016 by Faizan Syed and retains digital marketing clients such as L’Oreal, National Foods, and Philip Morris amongst others. Prior to East River, Syed launched and ran Health TV, a national health and lifestyle focused TV channel for seven years.
May 28, 2020 14:37 UTC
The per tola price of 24 karat gold increased by Rs400 and was traded at Rs 96,400 on Thursday as compared to Rs 96,000 on last trading day, Karachi Sarafa Association reported. Likewise, the price of 10 gram gold also increased by Rs 342 and was traded at Rs 82,647 compared to its trade at Rs 82,305. The price of silver witnessed no change and was traded at Rs1,030 while that of 10 gram also remained stable at Rs 883.05. In international market, the price of per ounce gold increased by $15 and was traded at $1724 as compared to $1709 of last trading day, the association reported.
May 28, 2020 13:18 UTC
KARACHI: The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the ill-fated PK-8303 flight, which crashed in Karachi last week, killing 97 of 99 onboard, has been recovered from the debris, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced on Thursday. In a tweet, the national flag-carrier said that PIA teams, aided by Airbus experts, had been searching extensively for the recorder, which will now be handed over to PIA’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). PIA Teams were searching extensively for CVR aided by Airbus Team. Authorities had recovered the flight data recorder (FDR) of the ill-fated aircraft on the day of the crash, but could not find the CVR. In the present case, the CVR is of more importance because it records all sounds, including pilots’ conversations, in the cockpit.
May 28, 2020 11:48 UTC
New Instagram feature is available to Android users and will be coming to iOS soonInstagram is introducing AR Music, a feature designed to let creators build effects that react to music, according to the company’s blog. Music is an integral part of the Instagram experience, and millions of people use music everyday to add meaning and emotion to the moments they share. Creators can now augment and extend this desire to share by creating AR effects that move and play in sync with music, the company said. Facebook takes on Amazon with new shopping feature“We’ve already seen several creative examples of AR effects paired with music and can’t wait to see more,” Spark AR said on their website. If you’d like to learn more about making effects that respond to music and sound, check out their blog post.
May 28, 2020 11:26 UTC
According to a recent report published by Variety, Henry Cavill is set to return as the Man of Steel, in an upcoming DC Comics film. Back in December, Cavill had talked about his connection with the Superman mantle. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet.”Adding further, Cavill talked about how there is so much more that can be one with the character. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. In addition to Zack Snyder’s Superman origin story Man of Steel in 2013, Cavill played the iconic hero in 2016’s Batman v Superman and 2017’s Justice League.
May 28, 2020 10:30 UTC
“In the autumn, we will play Roland Garros with an optimum spectator capacity which allows fans to respect social distancing,” Jean-Francois Vilotte, the director-general of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), told AFP. A working group has already been created consisting of the ministries of sports and foreign affairs as well as Roland Garros officials and health bodies. “The aim is that there will be spectators but we will have the capacity to organise Roland Garros whatever the option decided, including behind closed doors.”For the players, “the prize money is very important” as is the eco-system of tennis in France for which Roland Garros accounts for 80% of revenue. They point to Roland Garros having eight floodlit courts, including all three showpiece arenas — Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen and Simonne Mathieu. However, the Philippe Chatrier court at Roland Garros now has a roof, bringing the tournament into line with the other three majors.
May 28, 2020 09:33 UTC
For expectant families, welcoming a baby during a pandemic is nerve-wreckingFor expectant families welcoming a new baby during a pandemic is nerve-wracking. Is the incidence of Covid-19 greater amongst pregnant women as compared to the general population? How can pregnant women reduce the chances of acquiring Covid -19? There is no increased risk of miscarriage amongst pregnant women in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. There is increased risk of preterm birth from 28 weeks onwards therefore women need to be extra cautious in the third trimester of pregnancy.
May 28, 2020 09:22 UTC
Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood has said that Pakistani exporters have obtained large orders of face masks from United States, Canada and Europe. In his tweets on Thursday (today), he described it a major breakthrough and congratulated the exporters for the achievement.
May 28, 2020 09:11 UTC