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Here’s what’s happening across the border: Ghinwa Bhutto apologises to Jemima for misconstruing tweet; Pakistan is ranked as the best travel destination of 2018.

Imran Khan’s pets get their own Wikipedia page

Prime minister-elect Imran Khan’s dogs have entered the Internet hall of fame with a Wikipedia page dedicated to them, reported The Express Tribune Monday.

The page named ‘Pets of Imran Khan’ is a part of the online encyclopaedia’s series on Khan. It lists his five dogs — Sheru, Sherni, Pidu, Motu and Maximus — and their details as mentioned in reports by journalists and the controversies surrounding them.

Wikipedia confirmed that their mention comes after they “attracted press attention over a sufficiently significant period of time.” The giant also has pet pages on famous pets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and of White House.

This page comes after Khan’s dogs got recognition for supposedly stirring trouble in his marriage, as per accounts by former wife Reham Khan in her book.

Ghinwa Bhutto apologises to Jemima over vacation confusion

Pakistani politician and wife of the late Murtaza Bhutto, Ghinwa Bhutto, apologised to PTI leader Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith Monday for misconstruing her tweet on Twitter, reported The Express Tribune.

Goldsmith had posted a photo of her with her children dressed in ponchos that was re-circulated on Twitter by other accounts alleging that it was taken in Israel. She was criticised for posting it at a time of growing tensions between Pakistan and Israel.

Bhutto who also assumed the same, condemned Goldsmith and her family for visiting “the apartheid state of Israel”.

Goldsmith, however, later responded by clarifying that the photo was in fact taken on a family holiday in Mexico. “This kind of ignorance and fear-mongering is dangerous. Please stop”, she added.

Bhutto responded with an apology and said, “Oh my god! that was Mexico? My apologies. How perceptions can easily blind people, even me. But please, please do not lecture me about shame”.

PSL team picks 17 cricketers from Gilgit

Lahore Qalandars, a Pakistan Super League team, conducted open trials for potential cricketers in Gilgit Monday. Of the 5,000 applicants who turned up for selection under a player’s development programme, 17 were selected, reported Geo TV.

In the third edition of this programme, the Qalandars are hunting for talent in Gilgit and FATA areas this season.

The selection panel comprises of cricketing stalwarts such Inzamam Ul Haq, Shoaib Akhtar and Yasir Shah. The selected 17 players will now be a part of team Gilgit Qalandars.

Rana Fawad, the chairman of the Qalandars, said that he was very happy with the turnout, as according to him “5,000 in Gilgit is equal to 50,000 in Lahore”.

Pakistan world’s best travel destination

Pakistan topped the list of world’s best travel destinations for 2018, according to British Backpacker Society, which also called it one of the ‘friendliest countries on earth’, reported Gulf News.

The backpackers travelled across 101 countries and ranked 20 best countries for adventure travel destinations. The list also includes Russia, India, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China.

Joynson and Sloper, two backpackers who travelled to Pakistan, recommended that tourists travel to Hon Pass, Karakoram Highway, and Nanga Parbat in Kaghan Valley.

Imran Khan returns official vehicles, shows displeasure over VIP culture

Imran Khan, who is to be sworn in as the country’s next prime minister, returned additional vehicles provided to him as a part of official protocol, reported TheNews.

Khan was provided with the PM’s protocol when he was travelling from a hotel to his residence in Banigala. He was given 10 additional Rangers and FC’s as a part of the protocol, over which he expressed his anger. The large size of the convoy was also criticised by people on Twitter.

Khan asked his senior party member Naeem-Ul-Haq to return the cars. Haq told the media that Imran Khan was against VIP culture and not in favour of the protocol route.

Chief of Army Staff says youth is the prime target in the hybrid war

Addressing interns at Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate in Rawalpindi Monday, chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa said youth had become the prime target of Pakistan’s enemies in a hybrid war, reported The News International.

“Nature and character of war has changed. Youth now are the prime target of our enemies in hybrid war,” he said.

However, the COAS urged the students to stay determined and defeat any threat to the nation.

General Bajwa reiterated the army’s stand of rooting out extremism and terrorism from the country and said that Pakistan’s military would make sure that education becomes a national priority.

Contributors: Priyamvada Grover, Manisha Mondal, Sharanya Munsi, Alind Chauhan, Prateek Gupta and Soniya Agarwal 

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