PM orders payment of media dues before Eid

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to take measures for the payment of arrears to the print and electronic media organisations before Eid.

Chairing a meeting to discuss the payment of dues to print and electronic media, the prime minister asked the information ministry to hold consultations with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on the subject.

Muslim man killed in new suspected India ‘cow lynching’

Indian police said on Thursday they are probing a suspected fresh case of a Muslim man being killed by so-called Hindu cow vigilantes.

Cows are revered by Hindus and according to Human Rights Watch some 44 people died in cow-related violence by Hindu vigilantes between May 2015 and December last year.

Police said that a group of Muslim men transporting horses became involved in an altercation in a remote mountainous area of Indian-occupied Kashmir before dawn.

Pakistan hockey team’s participation in 2020 Tokyo Olympics is in jeopardy

The Pakistan Hockey Federation is busy appointing new people on new posts or appointing old faces on new posts everyday, while country’s hockey team has now been kicked out of even the qualifiers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The International Hockey Federation, in a recent unveiling, did not include Pakistan in the pre-qualifying round for the Olympics.

The event will kick-off on June 15 in France and has low-ranked teams such as Ireland, Egypt, Scotland, Singapore, France, South Korea, Ukraine and Chilli even, but not Pakistan.

Laal Kabootar is headed to Australia

Laal Kabootar was loved by critics and viewers in Pakistan but will Australians love it as much as we did?

We’re guessing they will. The crime thriller is releasing in the land Down Under today in select cinemas Laal Kabootar is the story of Aliya Malik (Mansha Pasha) and her journalist husband Noman Malik (Ali Kazmi). After Noman is killed in broad daylight on a busy Karachi street by gunmen in what Aliya is convinced is a target killing, she devotes most of her energy to finding his murderer. She hounds the police, where she crosses paths with hulking, corrupt and utterly unhelpful Inspector Ibrahim (Rashid Farooqi).

Meanwhile, Adeel (Ahmed Ali Akbar) tends to his aging father, drives a little red cab to make ends meet, commits petty theft and dreams of saving enough money to escape to the promised land: Dubai. Aliya and Adeel’s individual scheming and planning throws them together unexpectedly. Watch the movie to find out what happens.

We may not see a 5G iPhone until 2025 after Intel-Apple modem divorce, report

Apple intends to design its own 5G iPhone chips — but it will take quite a long to be materialized.

Apple may not have its custom 5G modem ready for its iPhones for about six years. The Cupertino tech giant, which was expected to lag Android device makers when it comes to integrating superfast 5G connectivity into phones, is now focused on designing more of the components inside its devices to rely less on suppliers, as according to a report by The Information.