Jiddat Web Desk ::Latest Clicks of Mawra Hocane in London
More clouds than sun. High 33C. Winds NW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunny skies. High 34C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 35C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 36C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Pakistan has been ranked the number 1 country for providing the most affordable telecom services, as per the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index Report ranked 139 countries in this regard and Pakistan was right at the top ahead of India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. India was ranked at 8th spot, Bangladesh was ranked at 14th spot while Sri Lanka was ranked at 35th position respectively.
Also in terms of the availability of the latest technologies and internet bandwidth, Pakistan has been ranked above India, Bangladesh, and Iran by Competitiveness Index Report of World Economic Forum,It is pertinent to mention here that the World Economic Forum is considered highly reputed, reliable and credible information source worldwide.
However, cable.co.uk ranked Pakistan at 33rd position on its calculation of average price of 1 GB mobile data @ USD 1.85/month, which is incorrect. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority analyzed the monthly plans and packages offered by telecom companies in the country.
It was revealed that the average price of 1 GB mobile data is just USD 0.72 not USD 1.85. On PTA’s analysis it can be said that average price per GB of Pakistan is the second lowest in Asia region. Pakistan is ahead of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia etc in this regard.
Data from the mobile companies was taken by PTA which showed that average price of 1 GB mobile data in Pakistan ranges from USD 0.29 to USD 0.59 per month.Cable.co.uk representatives have been approached by PTA to clarify in this regard but no response has been received.
Jiddat Web Desk :Pakistan rupee has hit record low and reached Rs140.24 against the US dollar in the inter-bank market. It is being reported that Pakistan has had an agreement with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and it has been decided to depreciate the currency before obtaining the bailout.
According to the State Bank of Pakistan rupee has dropped further by Rs0.75, thus it has depreciated by Rs1.70 in the last two week. Despite the announcement by Ministry of Finance that China will given $2.1 billion to Pakistan, the rupee has lost value. Also Malaysia signed 5 big projects MoU worth $800 million investment in Pakistan.
The spokesman of Finance Ministry Khaqan Hassan Najeeb tweeted, “Clearly, no target rupee/dollar exchange rate is envisaged. The speculation is baseless and unfounded.”Furthermore the spokesman cleared, “Discussions with international partners do not entail any target level of the exchange rate. Focus is on further strengthening the exchange rate regime, aligning it and keeping it consistent with evolving macroeconomic fundamentals of the economy.”
According to experts the rupee devaluation is not surprising, it was something expected. Today’s drop is close to the expected rupee-dollar parity.”
He said that the government is gradually making adjustments regarding rupee value. . Oil prices have started moving up…that is the main source of pressure, which is coming on our currency.
Jiddat Web Desk :The Islamabad International Airport will be closed for all local and international flights for 4 hours. Due to the Pakistan Day celebrations going on today the airport would remain temporarily closed.
The notices regarding the closure of the airport were issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The airport was to remain closed till 12 noon from 8 am. The passengers were informed about the changes in flight schedules by the airlines operating during the above mentioned time period.
Also the City Traffic Police has decided an alternative traffic plan for today 23rd March. Around 336 wardens are deployed in the twin cities by Chief Traffic Officer Mohammad bin Ashraf. The aim is to ensure the smooth flow of traffic. It is pertinent to mention here that 23rd March Pakistan Day is celebrated every year in the country with full zeal and fervor.
Let us on this day remember the Lahore Resolution again as stated by Maulana Fazlul Haq from Bengal, “…the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North-Western and Eastern zones of India should be grouped to constitute ‘Independent States’ in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.”
Jiddat Web Desk ::Malaysia has announced to set up a car manufacturing unit in Pakistan, this announcement was made on Friday. On the same day, the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad gifted a proton car to the Prime Minister of Pakistan—Imran Khan. The manufacturing of the proton cars would be starting from June next year. PM Malaysia as a gift presented the proton car to PM Imran on this event.
It will be a combined project between the Malaysian carmaker and their local partner Alhaj Automotive. Also, it would be the first assembly plant of the company to be established in any south Asian country. For this joint venture, Pakistani and Malaysian companies signed 6 Memorandum of understandings (MoUs) in Information Technology (IT), Telecommunication and car manufacturing.
Proton, the Malaysian corporation was set up in the year 1983 which has until now sold 3 million cars. Apart from Britain, Singapore, and Australia, these cars are sold in 25 other nations as well.PM Mahathir Mohammad came on a 3-day official visit to Pakistan on Thursday and was given a red-carpet welcome.
The PM Malaysia has come to Pakistan especially on the invitation of the PM Khan. He was invited to come to Pakistan and be the chief guest on the Pakistan Day Parade. Mahathir Mohammad came to Pakistan with many leading businessmen and a high-level delegation.
Jiddat Web Desk : Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and other dignitaries on Saturday visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam and paid respects on Pakistan Day News reported. Stringent security measures were taken this morning at the mausoleum of the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Pakistan Day.Police, SSU and Rangers personnel were deployed for security at the mausoleum.
Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail, chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah with his cabinet ministers arrived at the mausoleum, laid floral wreaths and offered Fateha at the Mazar.The Commissioner Karachi, officers of the armed forces and other dignitaries arrived at the mausoleum and paid respects to the father of the nation.
Governor of Sindh on the occasion hoped for an early attainment of the vision of Quaid-e-Azam. chief minister sindh said that only a united nation could defend the country.
Moreover, the SSU holding flag march in Karachi on Pakistan Day. The march started from the SSU headquarters and passing various roads of the city.The flag march will end at Mazar-e-Quaid after passing through Dalmia, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and University Road of the city.
In Lahore, a change of guard ceremony was held at the mausoleum of poet philosopher Allama Iqbal on Saturday morning to mark Pakistan Day.A smartly turned-out contingent of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) dressed in immaculate whites assumed ceremonial guard duties at the mausoleum.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Facebook’s frameworks should mask passwords, and it has since fixed the issue. It should come as meager astonishment there’s news of another Facebook security breach. The organization says it found in January that some Facebook user passwords were put away in plain content on its servers.
Facebook will alarm all clients whose passwords were put away in plain text, including countless users of Facebook Lite, a rendition of the social media community intended for weak web connections and low-end telephones, which is ordinarily utilized in developing countries. It will likewise advise a huge number of other Facebook users and a huge number of Instagrammers.
While the data could have demonstrated to be disasterous on the off chance that it had fallen into the wrong hands, Facebook says the login qualifications were “never visible to anyone outside of Facebook.” Pedro Canahuati, Facebook’s vice-president of engineering, security and privacy, wrote that “we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed” the passwords.
The organization didn’t uncover the full degree of the Facebook user passwords problem, however, an anonymous senior Facebook representative advised Krebs on Security up to 600 million Facebook user passwords were put away in plain text and recommended a few credentials have been put away along these lines since 2012. In excess of 20,000 representatives had the capacity to look through the information, the worker said – Facebook utilized 35,587 individuals as of the end of 2018.
Facebook, obviously, has needed to manage horde protection scandals in the ongoing past. Governments are directing a criminal examination concerning the association’s information sharing practices to different organizations. In the interim, CEO Mark Zuckerberg this month uncovered designs to change Facebook into a privacy centered system.
Jiddat Web Desk ::According to a Ministry of Finance top official China will grant $2.1 billion to Pakistan next week. This will push the gross official foreign currency reserves of the country to double-digits after a year.
All procedural formalities have been completed by the Ministry of Finance with the Chinese counterpart for a RMB 15 billion equivalent to $2.1 billion facility. This was stated by the Advisor to Ministry of Finance Dr Khaqan Najeeb. On Monday, 25th March the funds will be deposited in the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
Three banks of China will give this commercial loan. Most probably these banks are Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Bank of China (BoC) and China Development Bank (CDB). In the past the Chinese commercial loans were attached with London-Interbank Offered Rates. Now the interest rates have been linked with Shanghai Interbank Offered Rates.
According to Dr Khaqan the interest rates were highly “competitive” but he did not reveal the rates. Earlier China gave commercial loans in 4 to 5% range.
According to the advisor this loan will help improve the foreign reserve exchange and make certain of the balance of payments stability. For the last four months, Pakistan has waited to secure this loan. Finally, Finance Minister Asad Umar revealed last week that agreements were done with two Chinese banks. The PTI government has been striving to get loans from the friendly nations to overcome default on global debt obligations.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Hyundai Ioniq, A New Addition to Hyundai-Nishat Family. A compact hybrid hatchback has been launched by Hyundai Nishat Motors, Hyundai Ioniq. The vehicle would be parked at the Hyundai Digital Showroom at Emporium Mall, Lahore.
The car will be an interesting edition to the Hyundai Nishat family. It will be equipped with amazing features.The specifications of the engine are Kappa 1.6 Atkinson GDI (1580cc) with maximum power of 104/5700 ps/rpm, maximum torque of 147/4000 nm/rpm, transmission of 6 Speed DCT, and front wheel drive system.
The safety specifications are 7 SRS Airbags, ABS+ESC+HA, disc brakes, back view camera, parking sensors and engine immobilizer.
The type of motor battery is Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with 44ps maximum power, 170nm maximum torque, Lithium-Ion Polymer battery and 1.56 kWh capacity.
The technology is supervision 7″ LCD instrument cluster display with 5″ touch screen infotainment system with MP3/BT/CD/AUX/USB.
Other important features are electrically adjustable outside mirrors, electrically retractable outside mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, auto headlight control, front personal lamp (cabin), automatic air conditioning with climate control, automatic cruise control, rear seat reclining (60:40) folding, keyless entry, and wireless phone charger.
The style specification includes a front radiator grill. LED day time running lights, project headlamps, spoiler with high mount stop lamp, LED rear combination lamp, and outside door handle in chrome finishing.