March 2021

Organic Followers


Aiman Khan says her 8 million Instagram followers are ‘organic’. She has set the record straight about her ‘buying’ Instagram followers. Says she,“My Instagram following is 100% organic, I don’t know why people even question that?” She adds, “I joined Instagram when there were very few people on the app. And my followers grew progressively. I have never planned my content. I just post when I have something and that works for me.”


High Hopes


Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has high hopes for his franchise this year. He is not the Pakistan captain anymore but is confident that his squad in the PSL will bring back the HBL trophy this time around, as it did in 2019. The Quetta Gladiators failed miserably in PSL’s fifth edition. The team is called the Quetta Gladiators but there is hardly anyone playing in it from Quetta or Balochistan.


Another Turk


Who is Gulsim Ali? She is the elegant Turkish woman who plays the character of Aslihan Hatun in Dirilis: Ertugrul. She recently shared a special message for her Pakistani fans. It said, “My friends and fans in Pakistan, I will have some exciting news just for you very soon InshaAllah. Lots of love from Turkey.” Gulsim was born to Turkish parents in Bulgaria and is fluent in Bulgarian, English and Japanese.


Precautionary Measure



When Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital, it was described as a “precautionary measure" since he was feeling unwell. He is 99 and would be celebrating his 100th birthday in June. His wife, Queen Elizabeth II is 94. While the Duke was in hospital, the Queen remained at Windsor Castle. The palace also announced that Prince Philip and the Queen had received Covid-19 vaccinations from a household doctor.