volume 59-2021

Opening of Borders | European Tourism Body Calls On EU To Provide Road Map

EUROPE: Trade body ETOA (European Tour Operators Association), whose stated aim is to promote better tourism in Europe, is calling on the EU to provide a road map for opening borders. It makes the announcement in the face of current travel restrictions into the EU and the Schengen zone, which are still in place for …

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42nd Anniversary of Iranian Revolution | Pak-Iran Friendship Wall inaugurated In Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Culture Shaukat Yousafzai on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Iran had strong religious and cultural bonds and the friendship between the two neighbouring countries was exemplary. Speaking as chief guest at an exhibition held in connection with the 42nd anniversary of Islamic Revolution of Iran at Khana-e-Farhang Iran in Peshawar, …

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Etihad Leads | First Airline With 100pc of Crew on Board Vaccinated

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has become the first airline in the world with all its operating pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the spread of Covid-19 and give passengers who travel with the airline peace of mind.  In January 2021, Etihad was awarded Diamond status for ensuring …

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K2 Winter Expedition | Missing Ali Sadpara Climbed The Savage Mountain

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ali Sadpara successfully tops the world’s second highest mountain, the 8,611-metre K2. Sadpara and Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri announced the K2 Winter Expedition 2021, with their bid in January failing due to bad weather. Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Sadpara has emerged triumphant in the K2 Winter Expedition 2021 that he had announced alongside Icelandic …

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UK Announces | 10-Year Jail For Covid Travel Rule Breakers

LONDON: Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced tougher-than-expected new rules for arrivals to England from next Monday, including up to 10 years in prison for those who don’t stick to them. Addressing the House of Commons, Mr Hancock said arrivals from 33 ‘red list’ countries with the highest Covid rates will have to quarantine in …

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Pindi-Attock Safari Train | Pakistan Railways and TDCP to Launch From 14th Feb

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways is launching a weekly ‘Safari Tourist Train’ from Rawalpindi to Attock Khurd on Feb 14. The day-trip safari train will pass through the beautiful landscape of potohar consisting of Margalla Hills, Sangjani tunnel and many minor and major bridges like Chablal Bridge, Haro Bridge, Ghazi Borotha and Attock Khurd bridges, according to …

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Developing Karachi Beach | Sindh Govt to Demolish Hawke’s Bay Huts

KARACHI: The Sindh government is planning to invite private investors to develop Hawke’s Bay beach with three-star hotels and huts for which it has cancelled leases and is going to have to evict and demolish 254 huts. This strip of beach is KMC land and stretches 5km and approximately 387 acres. It is flanked by …

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Mitigating The Environmental Degradation | Lari’s Heritage Foundation Initiates Denso Hall Rahguzar

KARACHI:  Denso Hall Rahguzar Landscaped Walking Street, the brainchild of Yasmeen Lari, CEO Heritage Foundation of Pakistan was initiated earlier today at Marriott Road. The project, comprising the pedestrianization of Marriott Road is a collaborative effort of Heritage Foundation, D. C South, KE, Spiritual Chords, and Dadabhoy Foundation. Rotary Club Karachi New Central and Starlinks …

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