Pakistani boy’s visual presentation of ‘electric honeycomb’ receives international praise

A 17-year-old Pakistani boy Muhammad Shaheer Nazir received international praise for his visualisation of a phenomenon called electric honeycomb that can help engineers develop technology for printing, heating or biomedicine, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Niazi is one of the first Pakistanis to participate in the International Young Physicists’ Tournament and his work was also published in the Royal Society Open Science — a journal that publishes research in the fields of Mathematics, Engineering and Science.


Suicide blast at shrine in Jhal Magsi, Balochistan

At least 18 dead bodies, including a police constable, and 24 injured were brought to District Headquarters Hospital Gandawah after an explosion at Dargah Pir Rakhel Shah in Fatehpur, a small town in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan, DawnNews reported on Thursday.


Sharif leaves for UK to visit his ailing wife

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was recently elected the president of his PML-N party, departed for London on Thursday to see his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer there.

The former prime minister is currently facing three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and his family members. Further proceedings regarding Sharif’s case have been adjourned until October 9. The court had earlier turned down a request for Sharif’s exemption from personal attendance during the court proceedings.

Generation celebrates feminism with illustrator Shehzil Malik

Generation joined hands with graphic designer/illustrator Shehzil Malik for a limited edition collection on feminism. The collection includes strong feminist images coupled with evocative slogans in Urdu and English, along with phrases from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book We Should All Be Feminists.

Shehzil told media that, “I really believe in the messages within the clothes. Women need to be fearless, have dreams and be supportive of each other.” The collection will be available across Generation stores on Friday, October 6.

KP rights activist receives Anna Politkovskaya Award

A Pashtun women’s rights activist from Swabi, Gulalai Ismail was awarded the Reach all Women in War (RAW) Anna Politkovskaya Award on Thursday. Gulalai co-founded a non-governmental organization, Aware Girls, with her sister that aims to strengthen the leadership skills of young people, especially women and girls, enabling them to act as agents of change for women empowerment and peacebuilding and to fight for their rights.


Our land has no havens for the terrorists: Nafees Zakaria

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria released a strong statement in which he answered directly to the United States ,” US cannot make Pakistan a scapegoat for its failures in the war on terror. ”

It was a response by Zakaria to the allegations made by US general about Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). “The United States cannot put the blame of its failure on Pakistan. Our land has no havens for the terrorists whereas India keeps using terrorist groups in Afghanistan as claimed by its own civil society” He concluded.

Deployment of Rangers is a lack of coordination: DG ISPR

At a press briefing, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor clarified that the deployment of Rangers troops at the accountability court was the result of lack of coordination between the law enforcement agencies and the civil administration.

The controversial deployment of Rangers would be investigated where this incident took place at Federal Judicial Complex. It was when at the accountability court for the hearing of corruption charges against Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared.

Read the full press conference of ISPR discussing civil-military relations, security and regional policy here.


Another Woman stabbed in Karachi despite the Police arresting important suspects


Fahim Siddiqi / White Star
RESIDENTS of Gulistan-i-Jauhar protest against the spate of knife attacks targeting women in their locality on Thursday.—Fahim Siddiqi / White Star


Depsite the ‘important’ arrest made by the police in Gulistan-i-Jauhar and Gulshan-i-Iqbal, another woman was stabbed and injured in Gulistan-i-Jauhar in the evening despite heavy deployment of police at more than two dozen spots. Women in that area are cautioned to be on high alert as the stabbing continues.






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