Posts From Zubair Ahmed

Pakistan Air Force is set to take part in US drill alongside UAE, Israel jets

The Pakistan Air Force is set to participate in an extensive aerial exercise in the United States later this month. According to the reports, teams from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel air forces will also be taking part in the Red Flag air-to-air combat exercise in Nevada. The Aviationist, website devoted to reports on military aviation, stated that 6 Pakistani combat jets had already arrived in US. Moreover, it

FBR sets new property prices for 16 cities

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday set new property prices for 16 major cities of Pakistan. The move will provide a new base for the collection of withholding and capital gains tax. The rates have been notified with effect from 31st July 2016. FBR notified rates for Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gwadar, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Mardan, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot and Sukkur. FBR picked 21 cities

Coke Studio launches an initiative for deaf community

Coke Studio is not just another musical platform in Pakistan. The music venture began in 2008 and under the backing of Coca Cola. It has tremendous following within the country and even across the border in India. Ahead of their 9th season, Coke Studio is partnered with Deaf Reach program to create history. The new initiative is titled ‘Coke Studio for the deaf.’ The makers are trying to reach out

Pakistan witnessing an increase in Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are finding Pakistan an interesting place to spend their leisure time. According to a latest report, the number of tourism visa applications submitted by Chinese citizens has increased by 37 times during the first half of 2016. These figures show their increasing enthusiasm in visiting Pakistan lately. A leading online travel agency in China named Ctrip stated that Chinese tourists have matured in their choices. Thus, adding more

Pak Suzuki increases car prices up to PKR 100,000

Amid rising demand of local car brands in the country, Pak Suzuki Motors has increased it’s per unit vehicle prices in the range of PKR 25,000-100,000. This price hike will partially offset the negative impact of Yen appreciation against rupee and improve company’s profitability. According to the latest numbers, Suzuki notified its current price chart showing a minimum increase of PKR 20,000 and a maximum raise of PKR 103,000 per

38% of Pakistanis believe that Nawaz Sharif faked heart surgery to divert attention from Panama leaks

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 38% of Pakistanis believe that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not have any heart problem and that he used his health as a base to divert people’s attention from Panama leaks scandal. However, 59% of Pakistanis were of the view that the prime minister had genuine health problems. The Gallup poll took a nationally representative sample of 1252

Swiss bank account details will be exposed to public: Ishaq Dar

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed in an interview recently that the notorious Swiss bank accounts details will be exposed to public. He stated that those Pakistanis’ having billions of rupees in their Swiss bank accounts will be scrutinized and prosecuted accordingly. Initially, Swiss officials were not willing to share this confidential information but in his interview Dar affirmed otherwise. He clearly said that Switzerland and Pakistan have reached a consensus

Pakistan’s Uloomi Karim beat India’s Yadwinder Singh in mixed martial arts

In a World Series of Fighting Global Championship (WSOF-GC) bout, Pakistan’s Uloomi Karim Shaheen knocked down India’s Yadwinder Singh in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines on Saturday. 25-year old Uloomi Karim is an MMA fighter who is from Gilgit-Baltistan. He was declared winner in a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28) after spanking Indian fighter to earn a famous win. At present, Uloomi Karim

Possibilities to promote tourism in Pakistan are enormous, says PTDC

According to an official of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Pakistan has great potential to promote tourism in Pakistan. There are no second thoughts that Pakistan is blessed with cultural diversity, fascinating sceneries, stunning landscapes and geo-strategic position. All these ingredients indicate that Pakistan has tremendous potential for promoting tourism by virtue of its rich history. While talking to Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), the official stated that Pakistan is

Syed Basit Ali: A talented Pakistani who mimics everyone from politicians to superstars

Pakistan is blessed with enormous talent. There is no second thought about it. Plenty of young individuals in the country are committed to bring laurels by doing something extraordinary in relevant fields. Amid all this, a Lahore-based talented Pakistani Syed Basit Ali has stunned the world by mimicking everyone in a video message. Two days ago, Daily Pakistan conducted a live session with the gifted individual on their Facebook page.