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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Can’t Believe This Was Riyadh Last Night: Pop Singer Asim Azhar

May 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistani singer and actor Asim Azhar held a live open air concert to a jamp-packed youth crowd on May 4 in Saudi capital Riyadh, before heading for Umrah with his mother. It was Azhar’s first ever live performance in the Kingdom. Can’t believe this was Riyadh last night..❤️ nothing but LOVE for you 🇸🇦 Azhar tweeted. Can't believe this was Riyadh last night..❤️ nothing but LOVE for you 🇸🇦😘 — Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) May 5, 2018 As soon as the concert was over, theRead More

Trump on Deal or No Deal: ‘Tactically Very Unpredictable, Strategically Very Predictable’

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war”; “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate” – Trump Quotes May 9, 2018 (UPDATED) — Trump loves uncertainty. It works for him. It is uncertainty about how far he is willing to go, militarily and diplomatically, that has moved the needle on North Korea. It is uncertainty about his approach to the Iran deal and to trade that has French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany’sRead More

Could Karachi Learn From Guetamala? (Video)

May 9, 2018 (BE2C2) — Plastic comprised 51 per cent of all debris found at the Clifton Beach, according to a 3-month study conducted by a student of the University of Karachi’s Institute of Environmental Studies. Ramzan Ali, who moved to the UK for postgraduate studies in 2015, conducted this research as part of his final year thesis in 2013. “The Karachi beach is not in good condition, which is why it was decided to conduct this research,” Ali said then. Several experts say that over the years, the percentageRead More

8 Bottled Water Brands Found Unsafe For Drinking, 4 Makeshift Plants Shut Down in Karachi

Rising concerns about quality of the tap water is driving demand for bottled water in the country; The threat from counterfeit and unbranded bottled water continues. May 9, 2018 (BE2C2) — The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) on Tuesday declared eight brands of bottled water unsafe for drinking due to chemical and microbiological contamination. The unsafe bottled water brands are Aqua Fine, Pure Aqua, Livon, Zam, Aqua Gold, Pure 18, Aab-e-Noor and Edlen Premium. According to the monitoring report for first quarter of the year (Jan toRead More

Pakistan Head to Ireland With Victory Over Northamptonshire

LONDON, May 9, 2018 — Pakistan warmed up for the first Test match of their tour in Ireland by seeing off Northamptonshire with a simple chase of 133 to win by nine wickets on the fourth day at Wantage Road. Victory for the tourists on Monday was set up by Asad Shafiq’s unbeaten 186 in the first innings, whilst Shadab Khan took 10 for 157 in the match to prepare Pakistan nicely for Ireland’s debut in Test cricket. Mohammed Abbas made the vital breakthrough on Monday morning to dismiss RobRead More

12 Pakistani Companies Showcasing Health, Beauty Products At ‘BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST’

Middle East and Africa’s beauty and personal care market is set to grow from $32.7 billion in 2017 to $47.5 billion by 2021. May 9, 2018 (BE2C2) — The MENA region’s largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing opened Tuesday in Dubai. 12 Pakistani companies are exhibiting their health and beauty products under TDAP’s umbrella at the Pakistan Pavilion. ‘BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST’ is a three-day trade show (from 8th to 10th May) being held at Dubai World Trade Center. Spanning 61,000sqm at the Dubai International ConventionRead More

Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal Calling It ‘Disastrous’, An ‘Embarrassment’

May 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the US withdrawal from what he called the “defective” multinational nuclear deal with Iran, and said Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic, pitting him against the United States’ closest allies and leaving the future of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in question. “The Iran deal is defective at its core,” Trump said in a televised address from the White House. “I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.” In announcingRead More

Pakistan Invites Iran For Talks Over Stalled IP Gas Pipeline

Tehran had indicated to Islamabad it may go for arbitration against Pakistan for unilaterally shelving the IP project and seek compensation of $1.2 billion as penalty May 8, 2018 (BE2C2) — Pakistan has extended an invitation to Iran for holding crucial talks on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project which has remained stalled due to U.S. sanctions against Tehran, English daily ‘The News’ reported. “Yes, we have invited authorities concerned in Tehran to come to Islamabad in the current month of May, and hold talks on [the] IP gas line project,” aRead More

Dubai-Based Hadid to Operate, Manage 11,000 Sq-ft Terminal at Jinnah International Airport

May 8, 2018 (BE2C2) — Global flight support provider Hadid, which announced its debut as an FBO manager last month in a deal that will see it operate the FBO at Italy’s Riviera Airport, has wasted little time in expanding its fledgling network. For its second location, the Dubai-based global trip support provider will operate and manage an 11,000-sq-ft FBO (fixed-base operator) terminal at Pakistan’s Jinnah International Airport. The facility, located near the country’s civil aviation authority headquarters, is currently undergoing a major renovation, and when completed will include aRead More

Pakistani and Indian Hit $1Mln Jackpot in Dubai

The two online ticket buyers were the latest winners in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw May 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A Pakistani and an Indian national hit the $1 million (Dh3.6 million) jackpot in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw held on Tuesday. The two online ticket buyers were announced winners at Concourse D in Terminal 1 of Dubai International Airport, Gulf News reported. Lamia Mustafa, a 34 year old housewife from Karachi, Pakistan bought her second Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire ticket online in Series 270Read More