Jiddat Web Desk :: Get ready for chilly weather and intensification of cold conditions in Pakistan. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain and snowfall in different parts of Pakistan.
There is a westerly wave that is prevailing in Eastern Iran. It is expected that the wave will enter Pakistan from Wednesday evening. It is expected to bring chilly weather in upper and central parts of Pakistan, starting from Thursday.
In Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir widespread rain with thunderstorm is expected from Wednesday to Friday. Scattered rain with thunderstorm is predicted in upper Punjab including Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. Isolated rain will occur in different South Punjab regions.
Furthermore, isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Quetta, Zhob, Makran, Kalat, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir from Thursday (evening/night) to Friday. Snowfall is also predicted over the mountains during the same period. So yes, winter, real winter is coming. If your heaters have not turned on till now, brace yourselves to turn them on. Warm clothes, and blankets are necessary to avoid getting ill.
Jiddat Web Desk ::The officers of the government of Pakistan are openly taking bribery at the Transit Office of Torkham border that connects Pakistan with its neighboring country Afghanistan.
According to the details, the government officials at the Torkham border are not fulfilling their duties and increasing the risks to national security.
The government officers are filling their pockets with the ill-gotten money by taking bribery from the people crossing the border. People have protested against the corrupt government officers and asked the concerned authorities to take legal action for doing the malpractices.
Ajmal Wazir—an advisor to Chief Minister KP said that the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stands committed to rooting out the menace of bribery. He said that strict legal action against the government officials taking bribery would be taken.
In order to increase the volume of the Pak-Afghan transit trade, the Torkham border has been opened for the whole day. It is pertinent to mention here that as many as 6000 vehicles cross the border each day now and the trade between both countries is expected to rise to 100 million USD annually from 70 million USD. The government should deal with the black sheep with the iron hands as these elements are hampering the process of economic development.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Pakistan stands at 108th position among 125 countries in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019. GTCI was launched back in 2013 as the annual benchmarking report that measures countries’ ability to compete for talent.
Switzerland has topped this year’s Global Talent Competitiveness Ranking. It is followed by Singapore, United States, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Luxemburg, New Zeeland, Australia, Iceland, Germany, and Canada.
The ranking is based upon how economies develop, attract and retain talent. Historical data, as well as surveys of thousands of executives, is used to compile the report. The ranking is based upon 6 indicators that include conditions created for talent, attracting talent, talent development, provision of talent’s stay in the country, vocational and technical education, and higher specialties.
Pakistan ranks 115th in enabling talent, 121 in attracting the talent, 105 in talent growth, 108 in the provision of talent’s retainment in Pakistan, 89 in vocational and technical education and 92nd in higher specialties. The overall ranking of Pakistan in Global Talent Competitiveness in the 2019 index is 108.
Jiddat Web Desk ::A Chinese company Jinbei has launched Jinbei X30 and X30L vans in Pakistan. The Automotive Development Policy 2016-21 has proved quite successful in boosting the local auto industry of Pakistan.
The local partners of Jinbei and Shineray brands in Pakistan, Zenith Automotive, currently introduced two models namely Jinbei X30 and X30L. It has multiple variant options in CBU condition. It covers a range of commercial and passenger van segments. Jinbei X30 is launched with a 1.3L gasoline engine. It has an 8 to 11 seating capacity. The starting price of the van is Rs. 2,199,000.
Jinbei X30L is launched with a 1.5L gasoline engine. It has 11 seating capacity. The price of the van is Rs 2,549,000. Both the van models offer dual air-conditioning, fabric seats, power steering, power windows, keyless entry, alloy wheels, along with a 2 year or 50,000 KM warranty.
It is pertinent to mention here that Zenith Automotive inaugurated its first 3S dealership for Jinbei vehicles in Karachi. Also, the company is planning to launch its second 3S dealership in Lahore within 3 months. By 2020, the company plans to launch 4 to 5 more dealerships in other cities of Pakistan.