The teenage son of senior leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party Qamar Zaman Kaira, Usama, was killed in a road accident in Lalamusa on yesterday. Kaira, according to reports, was informed of the accident involving his teenage son during a press conference after which he rushed to Lalamusa. The news of the boy’s death was later confirmed by PPP leader Chaudhry Manzoor.
Condolence messages poured in soon after news broke of the tragic accident. PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari issued a statement, saying he was “deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of [Kaira’s] young son”. Bilawal also suspended all party activities for Saturday.
United States airstrikes killed 17 policemen by mistake during a battle with insurgents in the country’s southern Helmand province, Afghan and US military officials said.
Attaullah Afghan, head of the provincial council, said the airstrikes took place around 9pm (local time) on Thursday outside the province’s capital of Lashkar Gah, during clashes between Afghan police and the Taliban. Afghan added that 14 policemen were also wounded in the strikes.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced a $4 million prize for the winner of the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019.
“The total prize pot of $10 million will see the runners-up assured of $2 million and the losing semifinalists $ 800,000 each at the end of the 46-day tournament being played across 11 venues from 30 May,” an ICC press release said on Friday. This is the highest amount ever designated to the tournament.
The council also said that there will be prizes for each league match won as well.
“The Big Bang Theory” closed out its run as television’s top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show’s group of geeky misfits.
The long-running series on CBS concluded with two final episodes, “The Change Constant” and “The Stockholm Syndrome,” in an hour-long finale Thursday evening. The series exited the TV airwaves with the most episodes for a multi-camera series ever with 279 episodes. It edged past NBC’s Cheers, which aired for 11 seasons and 275 episodes.
The Big Bang Theory debuted in 2007 and overcame early doubts to become a cult classic after some questioned the show’s chances of survival. The show was led by a crew of nerdy misfits starring Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch.
In his struggle to provide digital education to students of government schools, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has recently announced his ambition to convert the government schools across the country into well-equipped “Science technology schools”. Fawad Ch was talking to a private News channel where he revealed his ambition along with a promise to establish DNA laboratory.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the technology will boost economic and industrial growth of Pakistan. He said that they have selected 1500 government schools in the first phase of their program to introduce technology-based education in them. “The program will equip government students to compete with other students from any part of the world”, he added.