Top Trends of the Week
By: Syed Mohammad
After the tremendous success of PSL 2016, Pakistan’s most awaited cricket series is back with even more excitement and enthusiasm. One of the teams in Pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings, held a grand launch ceremony in the National Stadium, bringing together several celebrities and well-known personalities. All the teams participating are enthusiastic about the series and people have taken to Twitter to express how they feel.
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) February 3, 2017
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) January 29, 2017
The official PSL Twitter page also proudly flashed the Trophy that the winning take will be taking home.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 6, 2017
Pakistani nation and Kashmiris across the world demonstrated support to their brethren in Indian occupied Kashmir on Solidarity Day against illegal Indian occupation.
Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed with the pledge to seek a resolution of the Kashmir issue according to United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Today we claim to stand with Kashmiri’s no matter what the situation Kashmir is and will be ours. #KashmirSolidarityDay
— Emaan Khan (@MeinQbtao) February 5, 2017
— Mehreen Sibtain (@Mehreen_Sibtain) February 5, 2017
— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) February 5, 2017
An avalanche in the Sher Shal village in Garam Chashma tehsil of Chitral, destroyed atleast 25 houses. Rescue and relief operations for the victims of the avalanche hit continued to recover the bodies. An army spokesman said in a statement that COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa had directed maximum assistance to NDMA, PDMA and local administrations for timely and effective rescue/relief effort in snow hit areas.
— ChitralToday (@ChitralToday) February 6, 2017
— Aftab Sherpao (@AftabSherpao) February 5, 2017
— US Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) February 5, 2017
Self-exiled MQM leader Saleem Shahzad returned to Pakistan on Monday morning. However, he was arrested at Karachi airport. Saleem Shahzad is involved mainly in a case regarding the medical treatment of terrorists, and has said that he would face all cases in the courts of law.
— Syed Asad Ali (@ubbermensch) February 6, 2017
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, arrived in Karachi on Tuesday for a daylong visit. During his visit, IK addressed a seminar at a exhibition in Expo Center and visited the residence of late Maulana Saleemullah Khan, a prominent religious scholar, to express condolence with his family.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 7, 2017
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) February 7, 2017
Interior Ministry approved the issuance of red warrant for Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. The MQM founder is wanted in several cases including hate speech and terrorism in the country.
#AltafHussain is, was and will always b remembered as THE MAN who gave mohajirs a direction. Like it or not but he has a support base intact
— Ahmed Ashfaq (@Makaday) February 7, 2017
A three-day 8th Karachi Literary Festival (KLF) began with known historian Ayesha Jalal and fiction writer Mustansar Hussain Tarar as the keynote speakers at the inaugural session. The festival that has emerged to be an annual feature in the literary and cultural horizon of the metropolis was attended by writers and artists from different parts of the world.
— Aamir Mughal (@mughalbha) February 10, 2017
— Ali Bhutto (@aliHbhutto) February 10, 2017
Chasing 198-run target, India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in final of Blind Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Pakistan too had gotten off to a good start with the bat, but the Indian bowlers pulled things back in control and in the end, restricted Pakistan to just 197 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Badar Muneer was the top-scorer with 57 runs. While, captain Muhammed Jamil played 24-run innings.
Well done Pakistan at blind cricket T 20 world cup. Losing final to India is part of the game but u have won hearts of all of us. We love U
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) February 12, 2017
Congrats Team India on winning the T20 World Cup for the visually impaired. Terrific show! #INDvPak
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 12, 2017
Beyonce’s “Lemonade” marked a foray into hip-hop, rock and even country as the singer spoke frankly of the struggles of black women while Adele was in the running in five categories for “25,” in which she returned to her massively successful formula of emotional ballads. Chance the Rapper, 23, picked up three prizes including the closely watched Best New Artist for his gospel-infused hip-hop. The Chicago artist benefited from updated rules that consider streaming exclusives.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 13, 2017
— Yashar (@yashar) February 13, 2017
Yesterday’s match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi was tremendously fascinating, but what pumped up the game even more was the presence of the very gorgeous and charming celeb Mehwish Hayat.
— MehwishHayat (@MehwishHayat) February 11, 2017
— Mehru Chudhary (@MehreenCh19) February 12, 2017