Last update: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03pm

General News: Pakistan


A launch ceremony was organized by KBT to unveil the Reel provided by Pakistan Cables as part of KBT's public outreach project, "Reel On Hai." The Reel at St Patrick's Cathedral has been created by the celebrated cartoonist Feica and his daughter Fakeha. Titled 'Peace', the work is about hope and unity among communities in Karachi. The Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi generously provided the space to install the Reel at the grounds of the St Patrick's Cathedral, a religious and architectural landmark of the city.
Singer Humaira Arshad and her former husband Ahmad Butt reached an out-of-court settlement on the issue of their minor son's custody. The counsel of the divorced couple informed a guardian court on Friday that their clients had reconciled with each other.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

Pakistani cinemas have stopped screening Indian films in solidarity with the country's armed forces. "We have stopped screening Indian movies at our cinemas from Friday till the situation improves and normalcy returns," said Nadeem Mandviwalla, whose Mandviwalla Entertainment runs eight cinemas in Karachi and the capital, Islamabad. The Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA), a small filmmakers' body, on Thursday banned their members from hiring Pakistani actors.
The weather report on Friday (September 30, 2016) and the forecast for Saturday (October 01, 2016).

India and Pakistan should improve their communications to avoid an increase in tensions over Kashmir, the US State Department said on Thursday after Indian special forces crossed the line of control to attack militants in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir. "An attack like that escalates tensions," US State Department spokesman John Kirby said, adding: "Our message to both sides is the same, to encourage them to increase communication to deal with this threat and avoid steps that escalates the tension."
The United Nations on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint. "The United Nations calls on the government of India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and encourage them to continue their efforts to resolve their differences peacefully and through dialogue," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric. UN officials are following the increase in tensions in Kashmir "with great concern", said Dujarric, adding that UN military observers were in contact with both sides to try to obtain further information.