Tortured transgender’s corpse found in Peshawar 

The body of a brutally tortured transgender who was reportedly murdered three days ago was recovered from Ashiqabad area near Warsak Road in Peshawar, said Senior Superintendent of Police Sajjad Khan.

According to TransAction President Farzana, a rights organization in Peshawar- more than 50 transgender persons were killed in 2015 and 2016.

The SSP claimed that the corpse was three days old and bore signs of torture- further adding that the police have not been able to identify the body so far, though fingerprints and DNA samples have been collected.

Nawaz Sharif demands recovery of missing PML-N social media supporters 

Following the alleged disappearance of two social media supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), former prime minister and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has demanded that the interior ministry ensure the recovery of the missing activists in a statement released through the party’s Twitter account on Saturday.

A controversial cybercrime bill which gave the government sweeping powers to act against social media users had come into effect last year when Sharif was the prime minister.

Sharif said that the harassment and disappearance of “PML-N” supporters and suppression of political views of opponents are condemnable as an attack on freedom of speech- protection of which is the constitutional responsibility of the government.

China fears attack on ambassador, calls on Pakistan government to enhance security

Following intelligence information that newly appointed Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing might be the target of a terrorist attack, the Chinese Embassy has requested Pakistan government to enhance security measures for the diplomat.

China and Pakistan are currently working together on a multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project that will connect the Xinjiang region with Pakistan’s deep seaport of Gwadar through a network of rail and roads.

CPEC focal person Ping Ying Fi wrote a letter to the interior ministry stating that a militant identified as Abdul Wali who belongs to East Turkestan Independence Movement (ETIM) – a banned extremist group which largely operates in China’s troubled northwestern border region of Xinjiang- has entered Pakistan to attack ambassador Jing.

Abbasi and Yildrim meet in Turkey, agree to enhance Pak-Turk trade ties

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim agreed to enhance relations in diverse areas with a focus on trade and economy between the two countries- in a meeting held on the sidelines of the Developing-8 summit in Turkey.

Following the meeting, in a joint press stakeout on Friday, Mr Abbasi praised Turkey for supporting the people of India-held Kashmir (IHK) as well as raising a voice for Rohingya Muslims and Palestinians who were victims of terrorism- before adding that Pakistan would continue to provide all possible support to Turkey on issues of national interest, including Cyprus.

One of a kind sign language cafe opens in Pakistan

Faizan Raza has opened a unique cafe in Pakistan where in order to get served you must know how to use sign language. Raza’s family who themselves experience challenges being deaf or having partial hearing help him run the cafe.

Raza’s family wants to change the way this part of society is seen through the smart way of using sign language to get food. To know more, click here to view BBC minute’s video about the cafe. 

Sarfraz Ahmed promptly reports approach by match-fixer to PCB

Pakistan team captain Sarfraz Ahmed who was approached by a match-fixer before the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday immediately reported the incident to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which further informed the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Bans for failure to report a match-fixing approach range from six months to a lifetime- with Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan last being banned for a year by the ICC in March for twice failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing.

Pakistan won the third ODI by seven wickets to complete a series win.



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