Spilling tea with Shah Mehmood Qureshi: India, Kashmir and the looming 'accidental' war

Before Imran’s address at the UN, Shah Mahmood Qureshi discusses the crisis in IoK and the importance of this US trip On an unusually warm Sunday afternoon for late September, the lobby of the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) owned Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan is abuzz with Pakistani diplomats and American dignitaries; including Senator Lindsey … Read more

The Rhythm Section: Are you ready to see Blake Lively kick some butt

The Rhythm Section: Are you ready to see Blake Lively kick some butt

The movie seems like an intense, gripping thriller with a determined female protagonist Blake Lively is on a roll. Not only does her personal life seem like a picture of perfection but the actress has also been busy establishing a solid career by delivering a string of impressive performances in films like The Age of … Read more

Instagram users can now stream live for four hours

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Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday announced extending the maximum length of a stream to four hours. This extended timeframe will be available to all Instagram users globally, so long as they have no history of IP or policy violations. Explaining the reason behind extending time limits on live steams, the company said that change is meant … Read more

Sanofi, GSK to supply vaccine doses to WHO-backed alliance

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French drugmaker Sanofi and Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline will supply 200 million doses of their COVID-19 candidate vaccine to a global inoculation scheme backed by the World Health Organization. There is no internationally-approved treatment against COVID-19, which has killed more than 1.16 million people, and the two companies’ vaccine is still undergoing phase 1 and 2 trials, … Read more

Commentary panel for PAKvZIM series announced

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the broadcast details of the upcoming series of Pakistan and Zimbabwe at Pindi Cricket Stadium. Renowned international commentator/presenter Alan Wilkins will call the action alongside Pakistan’s Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram. Zimbabwe’s former Test batsman Tino Mawoyo and women’s chief selector Urooj Mumtaz will also be … Read more

Will El Camino do justice to the Breaking Bad saga?

Will El Camino do justice to the Breaking Bad saga?

The trailer doesn’t give details about the plotline but shows the distressed protagonist trying to escape his… Being a Breaking Bad  fan has been a very rewarding experience throughout.  Not only was it an absolute thrill to witness the rise and fall of Walter White Heisenberg played by Bryan Cranston, in one of the most acclaimed series in … Read more

Will Zindagi Tamasha dig deep into the intolerance in our society?

Will Zindagi Tamasha dig deep into the intolerance in our society?

The movie will perhaps force us to ask questions about topics usually reserved for the back pages of a newspaper The trailer launch of Sarmad Khoosat’s film, Zindagi Tamasha was held at Olo Junction, Lahore. Despite Khoosat’s name, the event was not peppered with photographers and screaming fans. The lack of glitz and glam on … Read more

Restaurants, shopping malls must shut down at 10pm, says NCOC amid rising coronavirus cases

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The National Command and Operations Centre has issued a fresh warning to business owners, warning them to shut down before or by 10pm. The decision is aimed to curb the further spread of an already rising number of coronavirus infections and pertains to: – Restaurants – Wedding halls – Commercial markets – Shopping malls Essential … Read more

Why does Pakistan's 'reformed' domestic cricket structure still sideline talent?

Based on the National T20 squads, it seems the PCB has failed to address many problems in the domestic set-up In an attempt to re-brand itself, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has overhauled its domestic structure, hopeful that a restructuring of the local cricketing system will help produce more talented players for the national side. However, … Read more

PM Imran Khan urges Muslim leaders to break the cycle of hate, extremism

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged Muslim leaders to collectively raise their voice and break the cycle of hate and extremism between the Muslim and Western world “that nurtures violence”. “We, as leaders of Muslim polities, must take the initiative to call for an end to this cycle of hate and violence,” he wrote, … Read more