March 9: Menabytes report by Zubair Naeem Paracha states that Lahore-based ten-month-old remote talent startup Remotebase has raised $1.4 million in a seed round led by Pakistan-focused VC Indus Valley Capital (which closed its maiden fund with $17.5 million last week), it told MENAbytes today. Draper Associates, the VC firm of Tim Draper, US-based early-stage VC Hustle Fund, and some other investors also participated in the round. It is the first investment for both Draper Associates and Hustle Fund in a Pakistani startup.
PM Kakar criticises West for dismissing India's 'reality' for 'economic, strategic reasons'
September 22: GEO News reported Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has voiced Pakistan's disapproval of Western nations' failure to acknowledge the "reality" regarding New Delhi's right-wing leadership. Read more I
‘Anti-aircraft guns in Kacha areas’ spark aviation concerns
September 22: The Express Tribune reported pictures of outlaws brandishing anti-aircraft weaponry in the riverine areas of Sindh making the rounds on social media have created a serious situation for the aviation sector officials, who are moving swiftly to placate the global flyers. Read more I
Faulty refrigeration system blamed for UAE meat ban
September 22: DAWN reported A faulty refrigeration system of the shipping line has been blamed for the fungus detected in the fresh chilled meat shipment of a Pakistani company to the United Arab Emirates that prompted the Gulf state to ban imports, at least for the time being, and bringing a bad name to Pakistan. Read more I