New CJ dissolves bench hearing PML-N cases

LAHORE: The new Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan, has dissolved a division bench that was hearing National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) several cases, including those involving Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Mian Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and others. A new division bench, led by Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem, was constituted and will start hearing NAB-related cases by March 24. The other member of the bench is Justice Farooq Haider. The dissolved bench was headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi. Legal experts say that NAB had apparently…

State Bank eases digital payments amid corona virus crisis

In the wake of novel corona virus outbreak, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has undertaken a number of measures to battle the pandemic by promoting digital payments, internet and mobile banking. With an objective to reduce the need for visiting bank branches or the ATMs for transactions, the central bank, after consultation with stakeholders, has instructed banks to provide their services seamlessly taking due care of reducing the risk exposure amid corona virus, according to an official statement issued by the SBP on Thursday. SBP starts implementing faster retail payment…

This year’s Met Gala has been postponed

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that the annual Met gala, scheduled to take place on May 4, has been postponed indefinitely, reported Vogue. The gala is often referred as fashion’s biggest night out and the subject of its own documentary, The First Monday in May, is yet another victim of the corona virus. Cultural institutions around the world, from La Scala in Milan to Carnegie Hall in New York, have taken drastic measures to try to slow down the progress of this global pandemic. Last Thursday the Met itself announced it…

Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, ‘Game of Thrones’ star among VIPs legitimately affected by the corona virus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Status: Tested positive The beloved actor and his actress wife announced March 12 that they had tested positive for the virus following an outbreak on the Australian set of director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic. At the time, Hanks said they were staying in isolation. People reported on March 16 that the two had left a Queensland hospital but continued staying separated from others at a rented home nearby. Baz Luhrmann Status: Self-quarantine The director and his family, including a wife and two teenage…

Pakistan wants to broadcast its dramas, films in Australia: Dr Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Underscoring the need of collaboration among Islamabad and Canberra in the media and social areas, Unique Colleague to PM on Data and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan here on Monday said that Pakistan needed to communicate its dramatizations and movies in Australia. Conversing with Australian High Official Ms Margaret Adamsom in Islamabad, Dr Firdous said that Pakistan and Australia were getting a charge out of solid relations at government and open level. She stated, “Leader Imran Khan is submitted for institutional changes in Pakistan.” On the event, the Australian…

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Cancelled Exams and Workshops due to Corona

AIOU has cancelled all workshops and exams under decision of Federal Government of Pakistan with effect from 14th of March, 2020. New dates for Workshops and examinations will be announced later on. It is further notified that Main Campus of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad and its regional offices in all over Pakistan will remain close till 5th of April, 2020. It is directed to all the students to apply online for admissions and other relevant documents on link http://aiou.edu.pk Bank branches in the main campus will also remain closed.…

Pakistani schools, madrasahs, colleges to stay shut till April 5 in the midst of corona virus alarm

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said Friday all schools, colleges, universities and madrasahs will remain closed throughout the country till April 5, 2020, on the same day that Pakistan reported its 21st corona virus case. In a tweet Mahmood said: “In a meeting of the National Security Committee presided over PM Imran Khan, it has been decided to close all educational institutions in the country till April 5. This includes all schools and universities, public and private, vocational institutions and madrasahs.”  Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said Friday all schools,…

بھارت نے نئی دہلی کے مہلک اجتماعی عصمت دری کے الزام میں سزا یافتہ 4 افراد کو پھانسی دے دی

جمعہ ، 20 مارچ ، 2020 کو ، نئی دہلی ، بھارت میں ، اپنی بیٹی کی عصمت دری کرنے والوں کو پھانسی دینے کے بعد ، چلتی بس میں مہلک اجتماعی زیادتی کی شکار ، ان کی والدہ ، بائیں اور بہن کے ساتھ فتح کا نشان دکھاتی ہیں۔ چار نئی دہلی میں چلتی بس میں ایک 23 سالہ فزیوتھیراپی طالب علم کے ساتھ 2012 میں اجتماعی عصمت دری کے الزام میں مردوں کو سزائے موت سنائی گئی تھی۔ نئی دہلی (اے پی پی) – 2012 میں نئی ​​دہلی…

World Dreaded China Over Corona virus. Presently the Tables Are Turned.

The dread and doubt coordinated at China in the staggering beginning of the coronavirus flare-up have made a 180-degree turn: the West presently startles Asia and the remainder of the world. With Italy, Spain and the US flooding in disease, numerous nations in Asia that endured the pandemic initially appear to have wrestled it into accommodation, especially China, and are currently battling to secure against another influx of contamination from outside. Across Asia, voyagers from Europe and the US are being banned or constrained into isolate. Exercise centers, private facilities…