Pakistan

Women in Limelight
Gen Nigar becomes first-ever female Col Commandant of Medical Corps
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in break with precedent has installed Lt General Nigar Johar “as first-ever female general to be appointed as Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corps (AMC)”, military said. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement issued on Friday said that the army chief visited AMC Centre in Abbottabad and laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha on arrival. “[The] COAS pinned…
Business & Commerce
Pakistan sees nearly 70% rise in exports to China
ISLAMABAD Pakistan recorded nearly 70% increase in exports to China in the first quarter of 2021, an official said on Wednesday. “Impressive figures of Pakistan’s exports to China in 1st quarter of year 2021. $888 million as compared to 2020′ Q1 $526 million. An increase of 69%,” Moin ul Haque, Pakistan’s ambassador to China, said on Twitter. Haque praised his team for, encouraging for more: “Let us keep this momentum…
Business & Commerce
Sastaticket.pk Lands on Forbes Asia 100 to Watch List
Pakistani online travel search and booking site, Sastaticket.pk was recently featured on the Forbes Asia 100 to Watch – an annual listing which highlights start-ups on the rise across the Asia-Pacific region. Sastaticket.pk competed against 899 other start-ups and made it to the list based on their growth trajectory and impact level. “At a time when economies worldwide are struggling from the pandemic, these agile companies are on a growth…
Technology
Pakistani students secure top position in a drone competition at TEKNOFEST Turkey
In recent news, a team consisting of nine Pakistani students from the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (IST) has secured first place in the International Free Mission UAV Competition at Turkey’s Aerospace and Technology festival called TEKNOFEST. The competition was held in Busra where over 240 teams participated coming from over 85 countries where the team from IST was one of the participants. The team had developed an Artificial Intelligence-based…
Sports
T20 World Cup: Babar, Rizwan lead Pakistan to historic victory by 10 wickets against India
Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan saw Pakistan through to victory against India, ending the Men In Green’s losing streak against Men In Blue in World Cup. Babar (68) and wicket-keeper Rizwan (78) were able to complete the best partnership against India, posting the highest ever partnership for any wicket by any team against the Men In Blue in T20Is surpassing 133 by David Warner and Shane Watson. India had…
Sports
Pakistan’s martial artist, Daniyal Mehsood breaks India’s world record
A Pakistani martial artist – Daniyal Mehsood – from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s South Waziristan district has managed to snatch another Guinness World Record from India by doing 43 no-handed kips-ups in one minute. Previously, the record of 37 no-handed kips-ups in one minute was held by India’s Aman Chatterjee. The Pakistani martial artist who took 13 titles of World Guinness Records from Indian athletes, etched his name in Guinness World Record for…
Sports
Inam Butt wins gold medal at World Beach Wrestling
Just a day after Pakistan made history at the Paralympics, wrestler Inam Butt also kept the country’s flag rising high by winning gold medal at the World Beach Wrestling Series in Rome, Italy on Saturday. The other day, Haider Ali became the first Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Summer Paralympics as he hit 55.26m in Tokyo during his F37 discus throw final. Butt, who contested in the…