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Pakistani actor praises Rajkummar Rao in ‘White Tiger’, PIA pilot ‘spots’ UFO from cockpit

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New Delhi: Pakistani actor Zara Noor Abbas is all praise for Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao for his latest film, The White Tiger.

Abbas, star of the Pakistan drama series Ehd-e-Wafa, took to Instagram and urged her fans to watch the “masterpiece” on her stories. Rao also thanked her for her wishes by reposting the same.

The White Tiger, released on the streaming platform Netflix on 13 January, is based on the eponymous Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga.

The film also stars Gourav Adarsh and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is also the film’s executive producer.

‘UFO’ spotted near Rahim Yar Khan

The video of an Unidentified Foreign Object (UFO), spotted in the city Rahim Yar Khan of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has gone viral in the country.

A pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) captured the picture of an unidentified, shiny flying object that he spotted while flying on a domestic route from Lahore to Karachi Saturday.

“The UFO was extremely bright despite the presence of sunlight,” said the pilot, adding that it was not a “planet” but could be a “space station” or an “artificial planet” .

The UFO was spotted by locals of Rahim Yar Khan as well, who made videos of it.

A PIA spokesperson has, however, stated that it is “too early” to identify the object.

Rawalpindi locals rally to save 100-year-old tree

Residents of Rawalpindi came together to save an ancient banyan tree from being felled for a road project.

Authorities had planned to axe the 100-year-old tree for the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. However, with residents opposing the move, engineers are attempting to find an alternate route.

Even though experts suggested chopping down the tree, Rawalpindi Commissioner Muhammad Mehmood turned it down and said that he has tasked the engineers to find an environment-friendly solution that doesn’t include axing the tree.

Around Rs 6.7 billion have been allocated to protect natural sites during the project.

The ‘jiyala’ dancer for Bakhtawar Bhutto’s wedding

Pakistani folk dancer Ghulam Mustafa, known as Shaman Chandio, has been invited to perform at Bakhtawar Bhutto’s wedding at the Bilawal house in Karachi on 29 January. Bakhtawar, daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and sister of Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto, is set to marry US-based businessman Mahmood Chaudhry.

Chandio has been a part of PPP rallies since the 1988 general elections and calls himself the PPP’s jiyala — a PPP supporter who is bound to stick with the party or with the Bhutto family no matter what state the party is in. Chandio looked up to Benazir Bhutto, like any other jiyala.

Chandio switched professions from a fruit-seller to a dancer/performer after he witnessed a performance by Jalal Chandio, a popular folk singer and dancer in Pakistan.

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