May 25, 2022

Prof. Nida Kirmani released (with 17 others) after Karachi police arrested them for protesting against missing Baloch 

What happened: On May 24, Karachi police detained 18 people, including professor Nida Kirmani, for protesting against the enforced disappearances of Baloch community members in the city. Details: According to South Senior Superintendent of Police Asad Raza (Raza), the activists announced a rally from the Karachi Press Club to the Sindh Chief Minister House. He […]

May 24, 2022

Islamabad High Court orders police to stop ‘harassing’ PTI leaders

What happened: Following a raid by Punjab police last night, the Islamabad High Court on May 24 ordered police and the administration to stop harassing PTI politicians and workers. Details: IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah ruled during a hearing on the PTI’s case against the current national crackdown and detentions of its workers ahead of […]

May 23, 2022

This Pakistani officer is the youngest to get promoted to the highest civil service position

What happened: In a recent high-powered board meeting, Sarah Saeed, Special Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, was promoted to BPS-22, making her the youngest officer to be promoted to the highest rank in the civil service in the last five decades. Details: Sarah Saeed had a distinguished career, according to a Friday press statement. […]

May 23, 2022

Team ‘Joyland’ does Pakistan proud at Cannes

Details: At the Cannes Film Festival, Team Joyland is proudly representing Pakistan. The Pakistani film’s cast and crew, as well as director Saim Sadiq, arrived in Cannes dressed in summery hues and flowing fabrics for the formal photocall, with actor Sarwat Gilani providing early peaks of the event on her Instagram. Why it matters: The […]

May 23, 2022

Senior journalists booked for allegedly ‘criticising’ state institutions

What happened: On May 22, it emerged that journalists Imran Riaz Khan, Sabir Shakir, and Arshad Sharif have been booked for criticising state institutions and abetting rebellion. Details: According to the FIR, the complainant overheard Khan on social media using “derogatory and inflammatory words” about the army and institutions. Meanwhile, on May 21 and 19 […]

May 23, 2022

Abrar ul Haq won’t let Bollywood get away with stealing his iconic ‘Nach Punjaban’ song

What happened: On May 22, veteran Pakistani singer Abrar-ul-Haq called out Indian filmmaker Karan Johar of plagiarising his song ‘Nach Punjaban’ in the trailer for his next film, ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo.’ Click here to see the trailer of ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo.’ Details: Dharma Productions released the trailer for ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ on its social media accounts, and it […]

May 21, 2022

Balochistan chilgoza forest has been on fire since 12 days now..

What happened: According to a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Pakistan Army, FC personnel, and Pakistan Rangers have been called in to help extinguish a fire in Balochistan’s Chilgoza (pinenut) forest. The fire has been raging for 12 days and has claimed the lives of at least three people. Details: The […]

May 20, 2022

This ‘Big Mac’ enthusiast just made a world record of eating the burger every day for 50 years

What happened: According to Guinness World Records, a 68-year-old man named Donald Gorske, who hails from Wisconsin in the Midwest, celebrated his 50th anniversary of eating Big Mac every day. Details: According to the US citizen, he first tried the burger in 1972 at his local McDonald’s in Fond du Lac. Gorske initially made history […]

May 20, 2022

Did an American clinic just fine a woman $40 for crying?

What happened: During a visit to the doctor in the United States, a woman was charged $40 (£32) for shedding a tear. Camille Johnson, a YouTuber from New York, claims that her sister suffers from a rare ailment and has been “seriously suffering” to receive adequate care. Click here to read the full thread. Details: […]

May 20, 2022

Movie Review: ‘Yasir Husain did justice to the role despite weak supporting cast’

Pakistan was deprived of ‘Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story’ movie release due to censorship while foreign countries got the chance to watch the most awaited adaptation of ‘Kukri’ written by Abu Aleeha who also happens to be the director of the movie. Recently, one of the founding partners of Propergaanda, Shau watched ‘Javed Iqbal’ and […]

May 20, 2022

Police petition seeking Dua Zehra’s medical exam rejected

What happened: On May 19, a judicial magistrate refused a police petition seeking an order for Syeda Dua Zehra Kazmi’s medical exam to determine her age. Details: The Karachi police investigating officer (IO) submitted the plea with the Lahore magistrate since the girl is living in the city with her alleged husband.  The girl’s parents […]

May 20, 2022

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari defends Imran Khan’s Russia trip

What happened: On May 19, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari defended Imran Khan’s trip to Moscow, saying the former prime minister didn’t know Russia would invade Ukraine on the day he arrived in the country. Details: When a journalist brought up Mr Khan’s Feb 24 trip to Moscow and asked how the new government would correct […]

May 19, 2022

European journal says 9 million people die because of pollution every year

What happened: According to a research of global mortality and pollution levels published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal, an estimated 9 million people die each year from various types of pollution. Details: An increase in hazardous lead poisoning and rising air pollution cancelled out any gains made elsewhere in the fight against pollution. According […]

May 19, 2022

This Pakistani vlogger travelled for 50 days on motorcycle to perform Umrah

What happened: A Pakistani vlogger named Abrar Hassan has been to 80 countries, among 12 of them on a motorcycle. This year Hassan embarked on a bike journey to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. Details: Hassan left his hometown of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab region on February 9 to go on a journey that […]

May 19, 2022

A research group says 23% of Elon Musk’s Twitter followers are fake

What happened: According to a recent joint audit by two research companies, almost 23.42 percent of Elon Musk’s 93 million Twitter followers were found to be fraudulent or spam accounts. The two organisations, SparkToro and Followerwonk, stated that their definitions of “spam” and “fake” may differ from the microblogging site’s. Details: The company claims that […]

May 19, 2022

2 suspects linked to Saddar bombing killed in encounter, says police

What happened: On May 18,two suspected militants, thought to be linked to the banned Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) and involved in the recent blast in Saddar, were shot and killed in an alleged encounter on, according to police. Details: According to Mazhar Mashwani of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), the police and an intelligence agency conducted […]

May 19, 2022

In a first, Pakistani film ‘Joyland’ by Saim Sadiq is premiering at the Cannes film festival

What happened: This year, the Cannes Film Festival selected ‘Joyland’, a feature film by Pakistani filmmaker Saim Sadiq, to be premiered at the famous annual film festival’s 75th gathering. Why it matters: The feature film category only accepts 14 films and boosts great pride that a Pakistani film made the cut for the first time […]

May 19, 2022

Dua Zehra’s father wins the case in Lahore High Court; here’s how things will proceed now

What happened: On May 18, police detained the cleric who performed Dua Zehra’s nikkah, the 14-year-old girl who went missing from Karachi in April but subsequently claimed she had walked away from home to marry Zaheer Ahmed, aged 21. Click here to see her father’s video statement and journalist Asad Gokal’s brief on the case. […]

May 18, 2022

PCB calls for ‘creative minds’ to design a new kit for Shaheens

What happened: PCB has offered fans the chance to design Team Pakistan’s new jersey. By the 25th of May, fans with artistic abilities from all over the world can submit their designs to PCB online. Details: The PCB has taken this step in order to increase fan involvement in cricket while also updating the kit […]

May 18, 2022

51 retired teachers, staffers are illegally living in Karachi University: reports

What happened: According to a list released by the KU estate office, 51 retired academics and officers are illegally staying in the University of Karachi despite obtaining eviction warnings. Details: Some instructors and officers have rented out their homes, while others have handed them to family members. The unauthorised tenants include retired professors, librarians, lab […]

May 18, 2022

Famous Ayub National Park declares heatwave emergency for animals

What happened: The extraordinary surge in temperature in the twin cities provoked the Ayub National Park zoo to declare a heatwave emergency in a bid to protect the animals from heatstroke and dehydration. Details: The Jungle World Zoo, according to Army Heritage Foundation Director-General Brig (retd) Asif Akhtar, has 130 rare species and more than […]

May 18, 2022

Mango production saw 60% decline this year due to climate change

What happened: Alongwith problems of canal closures, electrical load shedding, and diesel shortages; climate change and a lack of resources, have now reduced mango production by roughly 60% this season. Details: According to Abdul Ghaffar Garewal, Director of the Mango Research Institute (MRI), severe temperature difference from March 11 to March 17 from 37 degrees […]

May 18, 2022

2 Pakistani artists made it to the final round to win South Asia’s biggest art prize

What happened: Two Pakistanis have advanced to the final stage of the 2022 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, South Asia’s largest art prize. From over 400 entries, Ayesha Quraishi and Marium Agha were chosen. The finalists represent 16 Asian countries and regions, with Hong Kong having the most representatives, followed by China, Iran, Singapore, and Vietnam. […]

May 18, 2022

Posing in front of a forest fire amid heatwave? Talk about influencer responsibility

What happened: As a severe heatwave causes widespread agony in the country, a social media star named Humaira Asghar with millions of followers is facing backlash after posing for a TikTok video in front of a forest fire. “Fire erupts wherever I am,” Humaira captioned a video of herself strolling about in a silver ball […]

May 17, 2022

He’s just 20. Shehroze Kashif becomes youngest mountaineer to summit top 4 high peaks of the world

What happened: On May 16, Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif proceeded to make history by climbing Mount Lhotse in Nepal, the world’s fourth-highest peak at 8,615 metres. What you need to know: Shehroze became the youngest mountaineer to summit the world’s top four highest peaks and the fourth Pakistani to scale six of the world’s fourteen […]

May 17, 2022

4.7 million children in KPK are out of right now; here’s why it matters

Details: According to official sources in the E&SE Department, the figure of 15,000 new government schools appeared in the department’s internal assessment when it began debating how to enrol 4.7 million out-of-school children and provide them with the necessary educational facilities. Is this possible? Every year, the government approves the construction of 300 government schools, […]

May 17, 2022

Would Pakistan’s failing economy push the government towards early elections?

What happened: Following Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s crucial discussions with several coalition members a day before, a decision on whether to hold an early election or take harsh economic moves is expected today (May 17). A day before: On May 16, the premier had separate meetings with MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool, JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur […]

May 16, 2022

Almost ‘calamity-hit’ region of Sindh says Punjab robbed its water

What happened: The Sindh Chamber of Agriculture has raised concern about a severe water deficit in the province and urged the government to declare it a “calamity-hit” region. Details: SCA members urged that debts for small farmers with up to 16 acres be waived during a meeting held on May 15 under the chairmanship of […]

May 16, 2022

Here’s why students want Federal Board to delay exams till July

What happened: An Instagram account, @delayboardexams2022_ is calling out for attention over the matter of Federal Board exams as they claim their session began in Nov, 2021 and now the expected date for HSSC-1 & HSSC-2 final exams is June 14; implying that their syllabus is not completed yet and they need more time to […]

May 16, 2022

Lahore university boy raped by 3 friends for looking ‘almost trans’

What happened: It emerged on May 15 that a university-going boy was raped in a farmhouse near DHA, Lahore. Sources say he was assaulted for ‘looking feminine’ and ‘almost being a trans.’ A Facebook user, Haris Zayad wrote that the perpetrators were not drunk, “They had drinks after putting the victim through the ordeal.” Zayad […]

May 14, 2022

Here’s why Sialkot administration denied permission for PTI’s jalsa

What happened: On May 14, Sialkot’s district administration refused to allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold a gathering of former Prime Minister Imran Khan at Sialkot’s CTI Ground. The district government objected since the party organisers did not get permission from the owners of the CTI Ground in Sialkot to hold their public rally there. […]

May 14, 2022

Newly-appointed FIA officer to indict PM Shehbaz, Hamza in Rs.16b money laundering case

What happened: On May 13, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) appointed a new prosecutor in the money laundering case against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz. Details: On May 14 (today), a special court in Lahore will indict the Prime Minister and his son in the Rs16 billion money laundering case. […]

May 14, 2022

Lahore woman shares stressful experience with Air Blue’s ‘faulty’ website and ‘incompetent’ staff

Recently, Team ProperGaanda, reached out to Neeshay, a Lahore resident who wanted to travel to Dubai via Air Blue but was unable to due to their ‘faulty’ website and ‘incompetent’ staff.  What happened: A few days back, Neeshay and her friend were set to buy tickets online, “We went to the Air Blue website and […]

May 13, 2022

This Pro-guitarist turned policeman will have you hooked to his melodious voice

What happened: In an exclusive interview with Urdu Point, Punjab police officer Rana Faizan shared about his passion for playing guitar and how he took a 3-month course on the instrument after completing matriculation, “These talents are God-gifted and my inspiration was Junaid Jamshed.” Details: Faizan credits his elder brother, Rana Hammad for buying him […]

May 13, 2022

Balenciaga is selling worn out shoes for Rs.3 lacs. The question is; who would buy these?

What happened: Balenciaga has released its latest shoe line, which features 100 pairs of “extra destroyed” limited-edition sneakers. The unusual footwear are battered and worn out, yet they’re selling for $1,850 on the internet in Europe i.e Rs.347,784 PKR. Details: Balencianga described the sneakers as a retooled classic design that translates mid-century athleticism and timeless […]

May 13, 2022

This Indian couple is suing their son and daughter-in-law for ‘not giving them a grandchild’

What happened: We didn’t care for gender, just wanted a grandchild; these are the words of an upset Indian couple who is suing their only son and his wife for failing to provide them with a grandchild. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, aged 61 and 57, respectively, claim they spent all of their savings on their […]

May 13, 2022

Police agrees to protect Dania Aamir amid alleged threats

What happened: Dania Aamir Shah, Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s third wife who is seeking divorce from him, and her mother will now be protected by the Baghdadul Jadid police. On May 12, the two met with City ASP Uzair Ahmed to inform him about the estranged MNA’s threats against them. Details: The ASP told Dawn that […]

May 13, 2022

Unknown Karachi men attacked Pakistan’s 1st transgender lawyer Nisha Rao

What happened: Sources claim that on May 12, Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer Nisha Rao was attacked in Saddar, Karachi by 4 men. Rao sustained a few injuries as well. Details: Trans Pride Society, founded by Nisha herself, narrated the incident as a ‘heinous crime.’ They claim that 4 men on two motorbikes attacked her as […]

May 10, 2022

Indian temples are now playing ‘hanuman chalisa’ during Fajr to counter Muslim call of prayer

What happened: Multiple temples in Karnataka, India, reportedly played Hanuman Chalisa and other Hindu songs around 5 a.m. to counter the Muslim call to Fajr azaan. Details: Srirama Bhajane, Hanuman Chalisa, Mantrapatana, and Mantra were heard in temples across Karnataka, including Bengaluru, Belgaum, Dharwad, Mysuru, Mandya, and Kalaburagi. Previously, Muslim mosques were told to turn […]

May 10, 2022

PM Shehbaz imposes complete ban on sugar exports to cater to ‘domestic demand’

What happened: On May 9, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered a complete ban on sugar exports in the country. The statement was made via the premier’s official Twitter account. “I have imposed a blanket prohibition on sugar exports due to domestic demand,” he stated. Details: The premiere has pledged to take “strong action against smuggling […]

May 10, 2022

PEMRA warns TV channels against negative coverage of army and judiciary

What happened: On May, 9, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) cautioned private electronic media against airing critical content based on the country’s military and judiciary. Details: “It has been noticed that a few satellite TV channels are airing programs that account to casting aspersions against state institutions, such as the armed forces and […]

May 9, 2022

Karachiites owe their heritage to this Jewish architect

Who was Moses Somake? He was an Iraqi Jewish architect who was born in Lahore on June 6, 1875. He lived in Karachi for much of his life until moving to England in the mid-1940s. No one knows where he learned his craft, but he was a member of the Society of Architects during the […]

May 9, 2022

What is the government’s plan to fix Karakoram bridge collapse?

What happened: In Hunza’s Hassanabad district, a concrete bridge on the Karakoram Highway collapsed, delaying traffic and forcing commuters to take a detour. The bridge was destroyed by a flood induced by melting glaciers, namely a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) at the Shishpar glacier upstream of Hassanabad. Swipe to see the video of the […]

May 9, 2022

Indian mosques turn down volume of azaan after Hindu lawmaker’s threats

What happened: Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher of Mumbai’s largest mosque had to turn down the volume of the speaker by a few decibels. More than 900 mosques in India had to do the same, following threats from a local Hindu lawmaker, Raj Thackeray who said that if they don’t follow ‘noise regulations,’ his […]

May 9, 2022

Dua Zehra’s father approaches court to recover his daughter back

What happened: Dua Zehra’s father, Mehdi Ali Kazmi has filed a complaint with the Sindh High Court. In a petition filed through his lawyer, the petitioner requested that SSP East, SHO Al-Falah, and the investigating officer be directed to recover Dua Zehra. Back story: On April 16, at 12:30 p.m., Kazmi’s wife informed him that […]

May 7, 2022

NASA will now be sending nudes to the space, hoping aliens would reply back

What happened: NASA is hoping that sending nudes will finally entice aliens to contact them. The agency intends to send photographs of naked people into space. However, the images are not as sinister as they appear; they are simply basic anatomical sketches of a man and a woman. They’re even waving to make humans appear […]

May 7, 2022

This 100 year-old man’s dedication led him towards world record of working at same company for 84 years!

What happened: Last month, Walter Orthmann turned 100 years old and broke the world record for the longest career at the same company. According to Guinness World Records, Orthmann was only 15 years old when he started working as a shipping assistant at Industrias Renaux S.A. (now RenauxView) in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. […]

May 7, 2022

Suzuki is all set to make its ‘flying-car’ debut

What happened: Suzuki, the famous Japanese automaker, has announced a commercial partnership with SkyDrive in the race to develop a flying car. The pair confirmed in a joint statement that they would collaborate to bring an eVTOL (electric vehicle take-off and landing aircraft) to market. Details: Although Suzuki no longer sells cars in the United […]

May 7, 2022

North Carolina riders had to hold on upside down for 45 mins after roller coaster stopped midway

What happened: A roller coaster at Carowinds amusement park in North Carolina, US, abruptly stopped working, leaving riders upside down for 45 minutes. They ended up stuck in the Flying Cobra which sends riders in a 360-degree loop. The 125-foot-tall coaster can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and flips six times […]

May 6, 2022

Indian passengers beat the heat with this rickshaw driver’s ‘roof garden’

What happened: Mahendra Kumar’s rickshaw in Delhi stands out among the traffic because of its small garden on the vehicle’s roof which protects passengers from the scorching summer heat. Details: Kumar claims that the thick green patch keeps the rickshaw cool even when temperature in the Indian capital reaches 45 degrees Celsius which is hot […]

May 6, 2022

Driver who hit Shahbaz Gill’s car arrested; says it was not a ‘murder attempt’

What happened: On May 6, police arrested the driver who hit PTI leader, Dr Shahbaz Gill’s car on a highway, ruling out allegations of a “planned attempt to target” him. According to the police, the car was rented out by the owner, Tahir Nazeer, to a resident of Muridke named Wajahat Ali, who was driving […]

May 4, 2022

Mazari writes to UN about blasphemy laws being ‘used against’ PTI leaders

What happened: In a letter penned to special UN rapporteurs, dated 2 May, former human rights minister Shireen Mazari has requested for their intervention to stop the Pakistani government’s “misuse of the blasphemy law” against Imran Khan and other PTI leaders. Details: The letter is addressed to officials in extrajudicial executions on freedom of opinion […]

May 2, 2022

Pakistanis believe the ‘blasphemy card’ against Imran Khan is truly condemnable 

What happened: An FIR under blasphemy laws was filed in Faisalabad on May 1 against former prime minister Imran Khan and other PTI leaders over the recent incident at Masjid-e-Nabwi where pilgrims surrounding Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s delegation at the holy site shouted slogans of ‘chor’ and ‘lota.’ While the incident was condemnable, Pakistanis, including […]

April 30, 2022

Straight out a JAW movie? Shark swallowed camera; revealing what it’d be like inside of it

What happened: Zimy Da Kid, a conservationist and filmmaker, was filming a documentary in the Maldives earlier this month when he was approached by an inquisitive tiger shark, who evidently swallowed his 360-degree camera. Despite being devoured by the predator, the camera miraculously survived, allowing a fascinating look into the shark’s mouth, including its gills […]

April 30, 2022

This British man drinks his own urine to look ‘young forever’

What happened: A vegan man named Harry Matadeen who drinks his own urine claims it is his ‘secret to eternal youth’ and helps him to appear younger. Details: The 34 year-old started off with this bizarre habit in 2006 and believes it has a significant impact on his appearance and mental health. The vegan admitted […]

April 30, 2022

Islamabad tailor gets robbed of 240 Eid clothes at gunpoint

What happened: Gunmen in Islamabad tied up and beat a Pakistani tailor named Muhammad Razzaq and his staff as they robbed the shop and took more than 200 Eid outfits. Details: Two armed men barged into Razzaq’s shop on Apr 21 taking 240 finished or nearly finished shalwar kameez outfits. “The police haven’t been able […]

April 29, 2022

In a bid to stand against Islamophobia, non-Muslims participate in fasting and hijab challenge

What happened: This month, non-Muslims from all over the world participated in a two-day Ramadan challenge, #FastForUnity, against Islamophobia as they wanted to promote religious tolerance and understanding. Details: The annual Fast For Unity and the 30-Day Ramadan Hijab Challenge, both hosted by the World Hijab Day Organization, a non-profit organisation dedicated to combating discrimination […]

April 29, 2022

London woman marries pet cat to overcome landlord’s restrictions 

What happened: A 49-year-old lady, Deborah Hodge in London married her cat named India, to get past a landlord’s requirement of not renting out apartment to pet owners. Back story: Hodge considered the necessity ludicrous and eventually opted to marry her kitty because she had previously experienced the heartbreak of having to forsake her pets […]

April 29, 2022

Shari Baloch was ‘mentally-ill,’ says the KU suicide bomber’s husband

What happened: The detained husband of the Karachi University suicide bomber claims his wife, Shari Baloch, was “mentally unwell,” according to Balochistan’s Parliamentary Secretary for Information Bushra Rind. Previously: In a suicide attack two days ago at the University of Karachi’s Confucius Institute, at least four people were killed, including three Chinese nationals, and four […]

April 29, 2022

Islamabad police suspends 2 officers involved in golden man’s assault

What happened: After Muhammad Ehsan aka Islamabad’s Golden Man claimed in a video that he was beaten and tortured by drunken police officers, ICT Police took notice of the incident as they shared a picture with him and wrote, “Two police officers have been suspended and departmental action has been taken on Goldenman’s complaint.” Details: […]

April 29, 2022

PTI’s Qasim Suri attacked PML-N activists and guards during sehri

What happened: Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Qasim Khan Suri was attacked in the early hours of Friday at a private hotel in Islamabad. Details: According to Suri, when he and several guests arrived at a hotel in Kohsar Market for Sehri, he was attacked by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz […]

April 29, 2022

Pakistanis are upset over the violation of Masjid-e-Nabvi’s sanctity

What happened: On Apr 28, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his ministers were bombarded with chants of ‘chor’ and ‘ghaddar’ in Saudi Arabia’s Masjid-e-Nabwi, located in the holy city of Madina. Pakistanis are seemingly disappointed with how the crowd didn’t respect the sanctity of the place they were standing in. Click here to see tweets […]

April 28, 2022

Patari’s ex co-founder draws flak for calling senior journalist ‘mentally-challenged idiot’

What happened: Senior journalist at Dawn and Express Tribune, Khurram Husain retweeted a snapshot on Apr 27 where multiple news channels were airing PTI chief Imran Khan’s address in Lahore yesterday, he stated: “”Media blackout” he claimed on live TV!” implying that Khan’s claim of media blackout against him was false.  “Yes you mentally challenged […]

April 28, 2022

This Lahore-based artist can turn miniature paintings into incredibly cool tattoos

Recently, Team Propergaanda reached out to a self-taught tattoo artist based in Lahore named Iman Sara. She is an NCA graduate who got her degree in fine arts and miniature painting.  In her interview she expressed how great it feels to be a female tattoo artist in Pakistan, “In the past two years, demand for […]

April 28, 2022

This time it was Shan’s birthday and Shoaib Akhtar did not disappoint

What happened: It was Shan Shahid’s birthday on Apr 27 (yesterday), and Shoaib Akhtar made sure to wish him on Twitter. If you were following the rather petty controversy, irked previously this week by the senior actor, you know what this is about. Swipe to see the recent tweets and what disappointed Shan a few […]

April 28, 2022

Elon Musk sets his eyes on buying Coca Cola next to ‘put cocaine back in’

What happened: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the new owner of Twitter, has expressed an unusual desire to buy Coca-Cola, and if he succeeds, he has a big plan for the corporation. “Next, I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in,” the tech mogul posted on Twitter. Details: “I don’t know about […]

April 28, 2022

Another Baloch, another hashtag; #ReleaseBebagrImdad

What happened: On Apr 27, a Baloch student named Bebgar Imdad from Turbat, an English Literature student at NUML University in Islamabad, was forcibly taken by men in plain clothes around 7.40 am. The incident occurred at Punjab University hostel where Imdad was staying to celebrate Eid holidays.  Click here to see activists and journalists […]

April 27, 2022

Petition filed against filmmakers for using the word ‘khusra’

What happened: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has requested responses from all parties involved in a writ suit filed against the film “Dum Mastam,” which is set to be released on Eidul Fitr, for mocking the transgender community by using the word “Khusra.” Details: The filmmakers breached the Rights of Citizens and in particular the […]

April 27, 2022

South Waziristan to get its 1st ever education city under KPK’s supervision

What happened: The administration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plans to build an education city in the militant South Waziristan tribal territory. It will be the province’s first-ever project of its kind. The “South Waziristan Education City” will house schools, colleges, and sub-campuses of various universities around the country, including those in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and beyond. Details: […]

April 27, 2022

Bilawal Bhutto to take oath as federal minister today

What happened: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari announced that he will take the oath as a federal minister on Apr 27 (today), most likely as foreign minister. Details: After a meeting of the PPP’s Central Executive Committee on Apr 26, Bilawal informed the journalists at a press conference. The news comes after Qamar Zaman Kaira, the […]

April 27, 2022

‘I am a victim of domestic violence and my ex-wife broke me’: Johnny Depp

What happened: On Apr 25, actor Johnny Depp finished his testimony in the defamation case he filed against ex-wife Amber Heard, stating he was a victim of domestic violence during their relationship and was “broken” by the time their marriage fell apart. Details: Depp’s fourth day on the witness stand in a Virginia court ended […]

April 27, 2022

Youtuber crashed his own plane for views, says US aviation agency

What happened: The US Federal Aviation Administration has revoked a YouTuber, Trevor Jacob’s pilot licence after finding out that he deliberately crashed his plane for likes and views. Back story: Jacob was flying above California’s Los Padres national forest in his single-engine plane on November 24, 2021, when his propeller failed. Seated in the cockpit, […]

April 27, 2022

With over 100m tweets, #امپورٹڈحکومت نامنظور has become the biggest Twitter trend ever

What happened: On Apr 26, Tweet Binder, a Twitter analyst tool, announced on its official account that #importedhukoomatnamanzoor may be the biggest trend ever. Click here to see their tweet. What you need to know: After former Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted through a no-confidence motion, he claimed that a foreign plot was hatched […]

April 27, 2022

Indian police arrested 9 Pakistanis for smuggling heroin worth $37m

What happened: According to senior police officials in the western state of Gujarat, nine Pakistani residents were arrested on Apr 25 on suspicion of smuggling a significant stash of drugs into the country via the Arabian sea route. Details: “We detained nine Pakistanis and recovered 56 sachets of heroin, each weighing one kilogramme, from a […]

April 25, 2022

Abused as a child, this British police officer now helps rape victims

What happened: Jon Needham’s life was tough from an early age, growing up in a ‘poverty afflicted’ council estate in northern England. His father was imprisoned, and his mother spiralled out of control, suffering a “major breakdown” that required her to be admitted to a guarded facility. Needham was placed in foster care when he […]

April 25, 2022

This Lahore man’s rooftop is home to 20,000 birds; and here’s what they’re worth

What happened: A Lahore man named Muhammad Ali calls his house’s rooftop ‘Bird Hut’ as it is home to 20,000 birds which are worth Rs 70 lacs. In an exclusive interview with Urdu Point, Ali tells host Abdullah Khan that it took him 16-17 years to arrange a proper setup and collect birds of different […]

April 25, 2022

81,132 to observe Hajj this year as Pakistan gets the 2nd highest quota

What happened: This year, the Saudi government allocated the highest quotas for Indonesia and Pakistan after pandemic restrictions were lifted. Indonesia received a quota of 100,051 pilgrims, while Pakistan received 81,132 pilgrims. Details: According to the report, Saudi Arabia is expecting one million Hajj pilgrims this year, including both domestic and foreign pilgrims. After a […]

April 25, 2022

No birthday wish for Imran Khan? That’s literally what Shan called out Shoaib Akhtar on

What happened: Apr 24 marks veteran Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday and Shoaib Akhtar penned a small wish for him, but Pakistani actor Shaan Shahid is not happy with it. He recalled that Akhtar didn’t wish his fellow then-cricketer, now former Prime Minister Imran Khan on his birthday back in October.  Twitter thinks it’s ‘petty’ […]

April 25, 2022

US interventions critic Noam Chomsky rejects Imran Khan’s foreign conspiracy theory

What happened: Noam Chomsky, a famous anti-imperialist and outspoken opponent of US foreign policy, claims that there is “no serious proof” of a coup against former Prime Minister Imran Khan.  Details: “The US is powerful, but not all-powerful,” Chomsky stated in response to a question from a left-wing blogger, “Everything that happens in the globe […]

April 23, 2022

Florida bride and caterer arrested for lacing wedding food with marijuana

What happened: As per their arrest warrants, a Florida bride named Danya Shea Svoboda and her wedding caterer, Joycelyn Montrinice Bryant, were arrested on Apr 22 for lacing wedding food with marijuana which made several guests sick. Details: The 42 year-old bride and 31 year-old caterer have been charged with culpable negligence, marijuana delivery, breaching […]

April 23, 2022

Policemen take relief packages for Dadu victims home with them

Details: On Apr 22, journalist Mubashir Zaidi shared a video of policemen taking relief packages home with them which were meant to be for Dadu village fire victims.  What happened: The fire in Faiz Mohammad Daryani Chandio Goth claimed the lives of nine persons, including eight children and a woman. The fire completely destroyed the […]

April 23, 2022

Dua’s father urges people to spreading fake news about his daughter

Details: Twitter user, Asad Gokal (twt/asadgokal) visited Dua Zehra’s place where he met with his father, Mehdi Ali Kazmi. He told Asad that few news channels are posting unverified and false news about his daughter which is affecting the case.  Click here to read about Asad’s conversation with Mr. Kazmi. What you need to know: […]

April 23, 2022

Rana Sanaullah changed his Twitter dp and people had a lot to say about it

What happened: On Apr 20, the newly-appointed Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah changed his Twitter profile picture where he’s sitting in his office and Pakistanis were quick to react to it. Previously: People are questioning the minister’s appointment because of his drug case in the past. The Anti-Narcotics Force arrested Rana Sanaullah near the Sukheki point […]

April 22, 2022

What’s up with the misogynistic remarks in political rallies?

Details: On Apr 22, Twitter user, Syed Zain Raza (twt/MrSyedZainRaza) shared a poster from Lahore Jalsa which mentions a derogatory misogynistic term being used for PML-N Vice President, Maryam Nawaz Sharif. According to Zain, this behaviour got normalised because of Imran Khan referring to her as ‘Nani’ while on the other hand, PTI’s leader Ali […]

April 22, 2022

Jalsa workers beat tv reporter claiming his channel is anti-PTI

What happened: On Apr 20, Dawn reported that a group of Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf workers beat a local TV reporter who was covering the party’s public meeting at Minar-i-Pakistan. According to eyewitnesses, the workers assaulted Khawar Mughal of 92 tv channel, tormented him, and grabbed the TV logo from him. Details: Some journalists stepped forward to […]

April 22, 2022

The dilemma of missing persons in Pakistan. Where are they?

Only 3,284 of the 8,463 Pakistanis who have been missing since March 2011 have returned home, according to a report given to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on March 2022 by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances From forced disappearances to abductions, swipe to find out the stats on missing persons in Pakistan. Details: […]

April 22, 2022

Here’s why masjid refused to announce Dua Zehra’s name

What happened: On Apr 21, parents of the missing girl, Dua Zehra were invited on Waseem Badami’s show, ‘Shaan-e-Ramazan,’ where they talked about how it’s been 6 days and their daughter is still nowhere to be found.  Details: Founder of Jafaria Disaster Cell Foundation, Syed Zafar Abbas Jaffri has been assisting the distraught parents in […]

April 21, 2022

Nazim’s family objects to NHCR’s involvement in murder case; are they being threatened?

What happened: Activist and lawyer, Jibran Nasir posted an important update on Apr 21 that powers were filed by lawyers of multiple accused in the Nazim Jokhio murder case, “Objections were filed in name of Shireen Jokhio opposing NHCR’s involvement,” Nasir disclosed. Details: The lawyer says that this is ‘extremely important’ as the PPP government […]

April 21, 2022

PM Shehbaz says he wants ‘foolproof security’ for Imran Khan

What happened: On Apr 21, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered ‘foolproof security’ for former premier Imran Khan as he reportedly received death threats ahead of his Lahore jalsa today. Details: PM Shehbaz urged the Interior Ministry to adopt urgent and effective security measures, and ordered Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to personally oversee and guarantee that […]

April 21, 2022

Amid communal violence, Muslim homes are being bulldozed in India

What happened: Law professor, Khaled Beydoun shared a video of a Muslim woman crying as her house gets bulldozed in India, “Terribly heartbreaking. But this is unfolding everyday, to tens of thousands of Muslims across India. This is the new BJP Policy unfolding in India: bulldozing Muslim homes and businesses. During #Ramadan no less.” Details: […]

April 21, 2022

Missing 14 year-old Karachi girl yet to be found

What happened: Police have been unable to locate a 14-year-old girl who went missing from outside her home in Karachi’s Golden Town district on April 16. Syed Mehdi Ali Kazmi, the girl’s father, told The Express Tribune that his daughter walked out to discard garbage around 12:30 p.m. but did not return. Details: Kazmi said […]

April 20, 2022

Islamabad court sentences 3 men to death for raping and murdering

What happened: On Apr 19, three men, named Syed Hamad Naqvi, Shah Sehwar, and Muhammad Khurshid, were sentenced to death by a local court in Islamabad for raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl in the federal capital’s Bari Imam neighbourhood. The culprits will also spend one year in jail, according to the court’s decision, and […]

April 20, 2022

This celebrity chef’s Ukrainian charity kitchen was destroyed by Russian missiles

What happened: A Russian missile attacked a Ukrainian humanitarian kitchen belonging to renowned chef José Andrés in the northeastern city of Kharkiv. World Central Kitchen, which is the nonprofit kitchen’s partner; its CEO Nate Mook, confirmed the news on Twitter, that four employees were also injured. Details: Since Russia’s invasion began more than six weeks […]

April 20, 2022

Lahore sub-inspector killed as he tried to prevent suspect from escaping

What happened: On Apr 18, a police sub-inspector named Suleman died on his way to the hospital after he was tortured for attempting to stop a suspect from fleeing who lost his bail plea in the Lahore High Court. Details: The bail petition of suspect Hussnain Ali in a case filed against him under Section […]

April 20, 2022

8 children, 1 woman killed and 145 houses burned down in Mehar fire tragedy

What happened: On the night of Apr 19, eight children and a woman were killed in a fire in Faiz Muhammad Chandio village, situated in Dadu, which also burned down 145 houses into ashes and claimed lives of 150 animals which included cows, buffalos, and goats.  Details: The fire broke out in the kitchen of […]

April 20, 2022

Here’s why KPK women university banned smartphones 

What happened: On Apr 19, Women University Swabi, situated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, imposed a ban on smartphones within the premises of the institution, effective from Apr 20 (today) onwards.  Details: The administration highlighted that students’ frequent usage of social media has a negative impact on their performance as well as their behaviour. “In case of […]

April 20, 2022

People staged protest at Karachi Press Club to demand #JusticeforNazimJokhio

What happened: On Apr 19, many people staged a peaceful protest outside the Karachi Press Club against the police and the Sindh government’s alleged backing of Nazim Jokhio’s murderers.  Details: The participants demanded an open inquiry into the Jokhio murder case and the prosecution of those responsible. The event was organised in response to a […]

April 19, 2022

This Florida man made Guinness World Record by watching Spiderman movie 292 times

What happened: A Florida-based man named Ramiro Alanis achieved a Guinness World Record for watching ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ 292 times, in cinema. Details: Between December 16, 2021, and March 15, 2022, the Florida man watched the film for a total of 720 hours. Over the course of three months, Alanis believed he spent around […]

April 19, 2022

Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar lands in Pakistan today

What happened: Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar arrived in Islamabad today on her first visit to the country, during which she will meet with the country’s top officials. During her tour, the politician who grew up in a refugee camp and made history by becoming the first Somali-American elected to the US Congress, is set […]

April 19, 2022

Turkish imam invites kids to play with him after Taraweeh

Details: Tarekat TV reported that an imam at a Turkish mosque invites kids to play with him after Taraweeh so that they are happy to come to the holy site. According to the imam, their predecessor named Sultan AlFatih used to say, “Be worried if your mosque no longer hears the voice of a child.” […]

April 19, 2022

US man wins $450k lawsuit after unwanted surprise birthday triggered panic attacks

What happened: A Kentucky man named Kevin Berling was awarded $450,000 as compensation after his firm threw him a surprise birthday celebration despite his warnings that it would cause stress and anxiety. According to him, an uninvited 2019 birthday celebration at Gravity Diagnostics caused him to have panic attacks. Back story: According to the lawsuit […]

April 19, 2022

PM Shehbaz’s federal cabinet takes oath

What happened: After President Dr Arif Alvi reportedly approved the nominees, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presided over the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s 34-member cabinet on Apr 19 (today). Details: Sanjrani swore in the following ministers:Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Khurram Dastgir Khan, Marriyum Aurangzeb, […]

April 19, 2022

‘NOT a BOT’ trends on Twitter after Maryam Nawaz says PTI is running fake social media campaigns

What happened: After Imran Khan’s departure from power earlier this month, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz said that the PTI’s “criminal ring” led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan was launching a smear campaign on social media against state institutions. The ruling party leader said in a series of tweets that the smear campaign and “lies” […]

April 19, 2022

#ChaagiBleeds: 6 peaceful Baloch protestors shot dead

What happened: On Apr 19, Balochistan National Party Mengal boycotted National Assembly proceedings over the alleged firing of security forces which claimed 6 lives and injured several other people. BNP-M said it’s difficult to be a part of the government if military operations continue in the province. Click here to see tweets condemning #ChaghiBleeds. Details: […]

April 18, 2022

A Pindi woman chased and beat up the guy who harrassed her in market

What happened: On Apr 17, a Twitter user (twt/Chaudharyysaab) took to her Twitter account where she narrated how a woman in Saddar, Pindi market chased down a man who harassed her and then beat him up, “The woman and her mother too slapped and punched the guy. BEAUTIFUL SIGHT. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY […]

April 18, 2022

This powerful tribute by a daughter to her mother will make your day

What happened: A Twitter user named Dhanak Ali (twt/qauseqazza) took to her Twitter account to announce that her mother got offered by Harvard University for the position of a Senior Professor in Genetic Department, “i’m so, so incredibly proud to call this absolute powerhouse my mother.” Cilck here to see Dhanak narrating her mother’s powerful […]

April 18, 2022

Engro dismisses speculations about sponsoring Imran Khan’s Karachi trip

What happened: On Apr 16, Imran Khan flew to Karachi to stage one his anti-government protest against ‘imported humkoomat.’ A picture of him getting off the private jet he landed in went viral, with people asking about his transport expenses, given that he’s not the Prime Minister anymore.  Tahir Imran Mian, an award-winning investigative journalist, […]

April 18, 2022

An Edhi baby pens heartfelt tribute to Bilquis Bano 

What happened: On Apr 17, Rabia Bibi Osman, an orphan who was adopted by Abdul Sattar Edhi and Bilquis Bano Edhi, penned a heartfelt tribute to the philanthropist as she recently passed away in Karachi.  Details: Rabia explained how she was one of the many infants the Edhis found in the baby carriage, “You  forged […]

April 18, 2022

After PTI, JUI-F also demands new government to hold elections

What happened: On Apr 17, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chairman Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman in a public gathering in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demanded the new government to hold elections immediately.  Click here to see the video. Details: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government’s coalition parties seem to have split, with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) as its Rehman’s demands for […]

April 16, 2022

Naya ya purana nahi, insaaf wala Pakistan chaiye!

Someone needs to tell Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari that all the chatter about ‘protecting constitution’ is an absolute waste if they cannot even protect their own people, especially when that protection is at stake because of their own MNAs who brutally murdered, tortured Nazim Jokhio.  Nazim Jokhio was a […]

April 16, 2022

Remembering Iqbal Masih; the boy who fought against child labour

On this day in 1995, Iqbal Masih, the 12 year-old activist who fought against child labor, was shot dead by a heroin addict from the Pakistani carpet mafia when Masih returned from one of his US campaigns.  Who was Iqbal Masih? Iqbal Masih was born in Muridke, Pakistan, a tiny rural hamlet just outside of […]

April 16, 2022

Why Bilquis Bano Edhi was called the ‘mother of Pakistan’

Bilquis Bano Edhi, the late Abdul Sattar Edhi’s other half, passed away on the evening of Apr 15 at Karachi’s Aga Khan Hospital. Looking back at her journey, which she dedicated to orphan children and filled the void of a mother in their lives, Bilquis Bano dedicated almost six decades of her life to helping […]

April 16, 2022

The legacy of Pakistan’s humanitarian power couple

They say there’s a woman behind every successful man, such was the case with Pakistan’s beloved Edhi couple. Yesterday, Bilquis Bano Edhi breathed her last in Karachi, leaving the orphan children motherless once again. She was a trained nurse who managed maternity clinics and set up baby cradles outside Edhi Foundation locations around Pakistan, which […]

April 16, 2022

This Sikh trader distributed free Ramazan packages among Muslims in KPK

What happened: As part of a ‘Ramazan package,’ a local Sikh trader in Tirah valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distributed dates, cement bags, and sugar packs to local inhabitants on Apr 15. Details: Villagers told The Express Tribune that Parlat Singh gave them 200 kilogrammes of dates and sugar along with 100 sacks of cement and mattresses […]

April 15, 2022

‘How to get away with murder’ starring Pakistani feudal politicians

A fair verdict on Nazim Jokhio murder seems to be disappearing into thin air as primary accused in the case, Pakistan People’s Party MNA Jam Karim and MPA Jam Awais’ names were removed from the charge sheet recently. The 27 year-old citizen journalist paid the price for stopping their Arab guests from illegal hunting of […]

April 15, 2022

Islamabad High Court direct FIA to stop ‘harassing’ PTI social media activists

What happened: On Apr 15, the Islamabad High Court has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to stop harassing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf social media activists and has summoned the director of the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing to appear in court today. Details: Ali Nawaz Awan submitted a lawsuit challenging the raids on the houses of PTI’s social […]

April 14, 2022

Twitterati calls out PML-N UK for planning protest outside Jemimah’s home

What happened: On Apr 13, journalist Azhar Javaid shared a video of a press conference with PML-N leaders Zubair Gul and his other members announced that they will be protesting outside Imran Khan’s ex-wife , Jemaimah Khan where she resides with her two sons, Qasim and Suleman, on Apr 17, at 1pm. Gul said that […]

April 14, 2022

Army major assaulted with steel rods by political guards

What happened: On Apr 13, an army soldier, Major Harris was brutally assaulted with steel rods, sources and viewers say that the men who beat him up were PML-N leader Saad Rafique’s brother, Salman Rafique’s guards. Mir Mohammad Ali Khan, an author, tweeted the video of the incident, “Khawaja Salman Rafique of PMLN along with […]

April 14, 2022

Bilawal’s answer on Pakistani dynasty politics wasn’t ‘good’; here’s what he said

What happened: On Apr 14, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was interviewed by CNN’s Becky Anderson, where he was asked whether the existence of dynasties in Pakistani politics is what’s wrong with the system. Bilawal started off by answering in the affirmative and then tried giving the example of Hilary and Bill Clinton, […]

April 14, 2022

Did I break any law? Imran Khan asks judiciary that why they opened court at midnight

What happened: On Apr 13, Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, asked the judiciary to explain why it felt compelled to open its doors at midnight on Saturday, hours before he was deposed from the prime minister ship following a successful no-confidence vote in the National Assembly. Previously: The Supreme Court and the Islamabad […]

April 13, 2022

MNA Jam Karim’s name removed from Nazim Jokhio murder case challan

What happened: On Apr 13, the names of Pakistan Peoples Party MNA Jam Karim and MPA Jam Awais, as well as six others, were removed from the challan of the Nazim Jokhio murder case. Details: Siraj Lashari, an investigating officer in the case, presented the challan to the anti-terrorism court judge. Haider, Mairaj, and Niaz […]

April 13, 2022

Crypto investors show tendencies of a psychopath, says Australian research

What happened: On Apr 12, researchers from Queensland University of Technology questioned 556 crypto investors and discovered they were showing characteristics of the ‘dark tetrad.’ The term “dark tetrad” in psychology refers to someone who exhibits narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. The research: According to 10 News, Dr Di Wang, the study’s principal researcher and a […]

April 13, 2022

Pro PTI teachers reportedly harass students on their political leanings

Parent no.1: On Apr 12, a Twitter user took to her account sharing how her son’s English teacher screamed at students when they were asked who doesn’t support Imran Khan and they replied in disagreement, “You and your family should be ashamed of yourselves,” the mother quoted her, asking aren’t schools supposed to be apolitical. […]

April 12, 2022

Shrooms on shrooms? Scientist says fungi communicate with each other in 50 words

What happened: On Apr 7, a study conducted by British computer scientist, Andrew Adamatzky from the University of the West of England, stated that the electrical impulses that mushrooms emit could be a type of communication that allows them to communicate with one another. Investigation: Previous research has revealed that fungi send electrical impulses through […]

April 12, 2022

Here’s why Kartarpur corridor was big-hearted gesture by Pakistan under PTI’s regime

Details: On Apr, journalist and editor, Zaidi Hassan took to his Twitter account where stated that back when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was in power, its Kartarpur corridor project earned Pakistan most praise, “It doesn’t matter who initiated the project, fact remains that Khan sahab ko is kaam pe bohat duaein mili hongi,” Hassan added. Click here […]

April 12, 2022

King Babar is now the 1st player to have won ICC Player of the Month twice

What happened: The International Cricket Council announced on Apr 11 that Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam and Australia’s Rachael Haynes were awarded ICC Men’s and Women’s Player of the Month for March, respectively.  What you need to know: Babar won the title ahead of fellow nominees Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies) and Pat Cummins (Australia), becoming […]

April 12, 2022

FIA will now take action against social media campaigns targeting institutions

Details: On Apr 11, according to sources, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber ​​Crime Cell will take action against those who run trends against institutions on social media during the change of government. Twitter reacts: Peace activist Samana Malaika Raza, retweeted the news, stating: “Crackdown should start by arresting the top leader who’s inciting and […]

April 11, 2022

Here’s how President Alvi might continue to hold office

What happened: Despite the political instability that has ensued since Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaaf’s federal administration as former Prime Minister Imran Khan was voted out via no-confidence, President Dr Arif Alvi will remain in office for the time being and doesn’t plan to resign. Details: As per president’s close advisors, President Alvi would continue to carry […]

April 8, 2022

Islamabad High Court rules PECA ordinance to be ‘unconstitutional’ 

Details: On Apr 8, the Islamabad High Court pronounced the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (Peca) “unconstitutional.” In February, President Dr. Arif Alvi signed an order amending the Peca law in an effort to combat “fake news.” According to analysts and journalists, the government’s move was aimed at stifling criticism on social media and […]

April 8, 2022

Afghan girls rip off banners after Taliban didn’t talk about education

What happened: On Apr 1, around 400 women and girls, many of them in their late teens and early twenties, gathered at a sports hall in Bamiyan’s centre city for what they were told would be an opportunity to discuss their right to an education. The women tore down a flag and demanded to be […]

April 8, 2022

Thanks to GoVendi (led by 2 males) for installing this sanitary pads vending machine in their university

Details: Recently, Team Propergaanda reached out to Sahib Dino, the co-founder of a newly launched fem-tech startup, ‘GoVendi,’ as he told us about how he was able to bring this groundbreaking initiative, of a sanitary pads vending machine, to life at Institute of Business and Management University, Karachi. The venture is also backed by the […]

April 8, 2022

Why Biden doesn’t call out Modi on Indian-Muslim genocide? asks US Rep. Ilhan Omar

What happened: On Apr 7, US congresswoman, Ilhan Omar expressed her grave concern about President Joe Biden’s administration’s relation with India. In a video she posted on Twitter, Omar questions US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman that why the government has been unwilling to confront the Indian government on human rights and its treament […]

April 8, 2022

The opposition calls for the nation to celebrate ‘thanksgiving day’

What happened: The opposition parties, praising the Supreme Court’s decision, called on the nation and its workers to commemorate Thanksgiving Day on Apr 8 (today) and stage festivities around the country in honour of the country’s ‘win of democracy and the Constitution.’ Details: Hundreds of workers and lawyers from opposition parties gathered outside the Supreme […]

April 8, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan to address the nation today as he vows to fight till the last ball

What happened: On Apr 7, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he will address the nation on Apr 8 (today) after the administration suffered a setback after the Supreme Court declared the government’s decision to dissolve the National Assembly and NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling against the Constitution, unconstitutional.  Details: The Supreme Court ordered […]

April 7, 2022

More power to this Peshawar driver who is determined to educate his son, no matter what!

What happened: On Apr 6, a Peshawar-based entrepreneur named Hurmat Ali Shah took to his Twitter handle where he shared the picture of a driver and a notice slip, belonging to Peshawar Model School, as the man asked Hurmat to translate what’s written in it, “The paper was from a school asking the parent to […]

April 7, 2022

The first ever taraweeh at Times Square was led by a Lahore Islamic school graduate

Details: On Apr 3, hundreds of Muslims broke their fast and offered Taraweeh prayers in New York City’s Times Square on the first day of the holy month of Ramzan, in an unprecedented event. It emerged later that the prayer was led by Nabeel, a graduate of School of Contemporary and Islamic Learning. He is […]

April 7, 2022

Australia’s home tour generated us a profit of Rs.2 billion, says PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja

What happened: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ramiz Raja, stated that Australia’s recent home tour has provided the country a big boost on the commercial front, “People became more interested in this game after our victory against India in the T20 World Cup. Only Australia’s home tour gave us a profit of Rs.2 […]

April 7, 2022

Israeli troops attack Palestinians celebrating Ramadan at Damascus Gate

What happened: On the second night of a crackdown on protesters gathered near Damascus Gate, occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli security forces arrested ten Palestinians and wounded several others on Apr 3. Police deployed rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, batons, and mounted forces to clear crowds, injuring at least 19 individuals. Israeli police, including undercover officials, […]

April 7, 2022

Why didn’t the deputy speaker object to the no-confidence motion on March 28 instead?: CJP Bandial

What happened: On Apr 7, around 9:30 a.m., a five-member bench led by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, consisting of Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Munib Akhtar, and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel, took up the case of no-confidence motion’s dismissal where CJP Bandial questioned Imran Khan’s lawyer, Imtiaz Siddiqui that why […]

April 6, 2022

PTA insists YouTube to restore Dr.Israr’s channel after Jewish groups reported it for ‘hate speech’

What happened: On Apr 5, The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) urged YouTube to reconsider its decision to restore a TV channel managed by the late Islamic scholar, Dr. Israr Ahmed’s foundation which was reported by Jewish groups on the grounds of hate speech. According to PTA sources, the channel in question used to broadcast Dr. […]

April 6, 2022

China reports more than 20,000 Covid cases in one day; the highest tally since pandemic

What happened: On Apr 6, China’s National Health Commission stated in a statement that 20,472 infections Covid-19 cases were reported, the biggest daily figure since the outbreak began, as millions in Shanghai began a new round of testing. Details: As cases rise, China’s “zero-Covid” plan is being put to the test, with nearly 25 million […]

April 6, 2022

Fawad Chaudhry says ‘yeh kiraye ka admi hai’ to journalist who asked him about Farah Khan

What happened: Fawad Chaudhry, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), slammed senior journalist, Matiullah Jan, after being asked to comment on corruption allegations against Farah Khan, a close friend of former first lady Bushra Bibi. Details: During a press conference with PTI MPs Asad Umar, Shahbaz Gill, and Ali Muhammad Khan, the former information minister […]

April 6, 2022

The ‘fake’ letter has been drafted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz

What happened: On Apr 4, while addressing a press conference in Lahore, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz stated that the “threat letter,” which Prime Minister Imran Khan described as evidence of a “foreign conspiracy” against his administration, was drafted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff.  Details: Maryam said that just a day before Imran Khan told […]

April 5, 2022

Ugly looking girls can get married if they pay dowry, says Indian nursing textbook

What happened: An image of a book page featuring the “pros and cons” of the dowry system has gone viral, prompting people to wonder what sort of message such reading material is delivering to children and society at large. The page includes a section under the subhead “Merits of Dowry,” in which it states that […]

April 5, 2022

3 Indian men gang-raped (and killed) pregnant goat

What happened: Zee News reported on March 31 that three men in Kerala, India’s gang-raped a pregnant goat and then killed it. The tragedy occurred in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, according to reports, the goat was four months pregnant. Details: According to the accounts, the goat came from the Elite Hotel in Kottachery. When […]

April 5, 2022

Taliban chief bans poppy cultivation to impose drug control

What happened: As part of its efforts to ease foreign concerns over drug control in Afghanistan, the Taliban issued an order, prohibiting the production of opium poppy. “All Afghans are advised that cultivation of poppy has been absolutely outlawed across the country as per the edict of the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of […]

April 5, 2022

Apple and Meta ‘accidentally’ gave user data to hackers pretending to be law officials

What happened: On Apr 1, Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, supplied consumer data to hackers posing as law enforcement authorities.  Details: In response to the faked “emergency data demands,” Apple and Meta gave basic subscriber facts, such as a customer’s address, phone number, and IP address, in mid-2021. According […]

April 5, 2022

Donald Lu avoids ‘direct answer’ to query about threatening Imran Khan

What happened:  When asked about the regime transition in Pakistan, US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia, Donald Lu, who was recently named by Imran Khan as the man who made threatening remarks about his regime in a letter, avoided the subject when the Hindustan Times interviewed him as he is presently […]

April 5, 2022

Not 90 days, election preparations require at least 6 months: Election Commission Pakistan

What happened: On Apr 5, the Election Commission of Pakistan stated that it’s unable to hold general elections within three months due to a variety of legal and procedural issues. The ECP’s top official said the general election preparations will take about six months. The primary issues, he added, were new constituency delimitation, particularly in […]

April 4, 2022

Here’s what Riz Ahmed ‘swapped’ his Oscar for

Details: On Apr 3, actor Riz Ahmed took to his Instagram story where he posted an adorable selfie with his mother, claiming that he swapped his Oscar, for something and it wasn’t a ‘bad deal.’ Turns out the actor was talking about some home-cooked food. Surely not a bad deal, right? Riz Ahmed is a […]

April 2, 2022

Here’s why Seraiki poet Dr. Ashu Lal refused to accept Pakistan’s highest literary award of Rs.1 million

What happened: Dr Ashu Lal, a well-known Seraiki poet and writer, declined to accept the Rs1 million Kamal-i-Fun Award given by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. In a Seraiki post, Dr. Ashu Lal announced his refusal to receive the honour on social media, “I express my gratitude to friends. I refuse to accept the award. […]

April 2, 2022

Will Smith resigns from the Academy over his ‘inexcusable’ action of slapping Chris Rock

What happened: On Apr 1, Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage during the Oscars ceremony last Sunday. His statement read, “My actions at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony were shocking, painful, and inexcusable.” The Academy said it accepted the resignation and that […]

April 2, 2022

Lahore gang is selling child pornography videos on dark web, says FIA officials

What happened: On Apr 1, the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Cell arrested a gang in Lahore that was allegedly making money from the “dark web” through child pornography.  Details: The four-member gang, which included a woman, Arsalan, Ammad, Moazam and Talha, were making money (in dollars) by selling movies. Suspects from a private housing […]

April 2, 2022

Shehbaz Sharif refers to Pakistanis as beggars on live television

What happened: On Apr 1, invited as a guest on GEO anchor, Shahzad Iqbal’s show, PML-N chairman and the party’s key candidate for the position of Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif referred to the Pakistani nation as ‘beggars’ and the nation is appalled by the statement. Click here to see Pakistanis furious over Sharif’s statement. Details: […]

April 2, 2022

‘Banned in Pakistan’ Javed Iqbal film to be premiered in UK film festival

What happened: Pakistani film, ‘The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer,’ which was banned from screening in Pakistan two days before its theatrical release despite censor board approval, will be premiered at the 2022 UK Asian Film Festival on May 4 at London’s leading cinema, BFI Southbank.  Details: Yasir Hussain, who plays the role of […]

April 1, 2022

Florida woman awarded $5.25 million by federal jury after she was inseminated by doctor

What happened: After being inseminated with her doctor’s sperm in 1977, a Florida woman named Cheryl Rousseau was awarded $5.25 million by the federal jury on March 30 as she filed a lawsuit in 2018 against Dr. John Coates III, accusing him of ‘medical negligence.’ Previously: Four decades ago, Rousseau and her husband had chosen […]

April 1, 2022

This 28-year-old woman funds her monthly DisneyLand vacation by donating blood plasma

What happened: Liz Gramlich is a 28-year-old Pennsylvania resident who enjoys amusement parks and visits Orlando, Florida, has visited DisneyLand 15 times since the summer of 2020, and keeps visiting at least once a month. Gramlich also found an unusual way to pay for her monthly vacations: twice-weekly plasma donations. Details: Gramlich said she has […]

April 1, 2022

A century-old legacy; here’s why Bombay Bakery’s coffee cake stays iconic to this date

If there’s a food item that will always stay relevant, it’s Bombay Bakery’s coffee cake that has its loyal customer base standing in long cues for hours which extends from the bakery’s counter to the main road outside, facing the Hyderabad Cantonment Board. Founder’s history: As per the description printed inwards on their package lid, […]

April 1, 2022

Newly-discovered ice volcanoes at Pluto hints towards possibility of life? 

What happened: Pluto’s ice volcanoes have been discovered in images acquired by NASA’s New Horizons probe. In July 2015, the spacecraft flew by Pluto and its moons, and the information it obtained at the time is now rewriting practically everything astronomers know about Pluto. It is pertinent to mention that when the International Astronomical Union […]

April 1, 2022

White House denies PM Imran’s accidental accusation of US threatening him

What happened: On March 31, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s accidental accusation that foreign powers were trying to undermine his government was dismissed by the US State Department and the White House. The premier’s speech, in which he blamed the US government for the no-trust motion filed against him, drew a swift response from the White […]

March 31, 2022

PM Imran Khan to address the nation tonight

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the country was postponed a day earlier, but Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry announced on March 31 (today) that the premier will address the nation tonight. Details: Chaudhry made the announcement via Twitter, on the other hand, Sheikh Rashid, the Interior Minister, made a similar declaration […]

March 31, 2022

This Indian software engineer hacked airline’s website to find his lost luggage (and he succeeded)

What happened: After the airline failed to assist him in retrieving his missing luggage, a Bengaluru man named Nandan Kumar, a software engineer according to his Twitter account, hacked the airline IndiGo’s website. Details: Kumar was travelling from Patna to Bangalore, India, on an IndiGo flight where his luggage was accidentally exchanged with another passenger. […]

March 31, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan summons meeting with National Security Committee on ‘threatening letter’

What happened: On March 31 (today), Prime Minister Imran Khan called a meeting with the National Security Committee in the afternoon at the Prime Minister’s House, according to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. Details: The conference was called in response to a purported threat letter from a foreign authority, which warned Pakistan of dire consequences if […]

March 31, 2022

Indian teachers suspended for allowing hijab-clad students attend exams

What happened: According to CNN News18, school teachers in Karnataka have been suspended for allowing girls, wearing hijab, to attend examinations. According to reports, a school allowed hijab and, in one case, burqa-wearing females. Details: An education official was instructed to make a report about the incident, according to Harish Upadhya, a CNN News18 journalist. […]

March 31, 2022

IBA university takes action against ‘viral party video’ as it suspends 1 student

What happened: After conducting an investigation into the video that purportedly showed a gay party being hosted somewhere on campus, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) suspended one student and barred another one from entering the university for a year. Details: Previously, a video of the contentious occurrence went viral on social media, eliciting considerable […]

March 31, 2022

Unknown men chanted ‘lota’ at MQM leader Kanwar Naveed

What happened: On March 30, a few men, reportedly political workers of other party, gathered around one of the leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), Kanwar Naveed Jameel at the Islamabad International Airport and harassed him by chanting slogans. Details: As MQM-P declared its break with the government and will now be voting against […]

March 31, 2022

National Assembly to debate on no-confidence motion today

What happened: On March 31 (today), the National Assembly will begin debating the no-confidence resolution.  Details: The resolution submitted by Shehbaz Sharif, the PML-N president and leader of the opposition in the House, requesting a discussion on the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan is on the list of agendas for the day, according […]

March 30, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation today, says interior minister

What happened: On March 30, Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the public in the evening, according to Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, to re-establish faith in the face of current political conditions and a no-trust vote against him. Details: As he exited the cabinet meeting for a quick smoke break, the minister made these statements […]

March 30, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will show the letter to senior journalists now

What happened: On March 30, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, while speaking at a ceremony in Islamabad to commemorate the introduction of the e-passport system, that he will show the senior journalists the “letter” he brandished at the PTI’s March 27 power show, which reportedly contains evidence of a foreign conspiracy against the government. Details: […]

March 30, 2022

Petition seeking inquiry in ‘secret letter’ filed in Supreme Court

What happened: On March 30, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking an investigation into a “letter” flashed by Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PTI’s March 27 power show, reportedly carrying evidence of a foreign conspiracy against the government. Details: SC Advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta filed the plea with the Federation of […]

March 30, 2022

‘There’s no letter, it’s a diplomatic cable sent by Pakistan’s US ambassador’ 

What happened: On March 29, The Express Tribune reported that its two sources informed that Pakistan’s competent authorities have seen no evidence yet that there is an international conspiracy to depose Prime Minister Imran Khan through a vote of no-confidence brought by opposition parties, “There was no letter written by any country, and the prime […]

March 30, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan offers to show ‘secret letter’ to Chief Justice of Pakistan

What happened: On March 29, the Attorney General’s Office for Pakistan expressed reservations that Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed to show the ‘threatening letter,’ that he mentioned in his public rally in Islamabad, to the chief justice of Pakistan, the head of the country’s highest institution. Details: The prime minister convened a meeting of party […]

March 30, 2022

Government loses majority support as MQM-P joins hands with opposition

What happened: On the night of March 29, the joint opposition and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) struck an agreement on the no-confidence resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly. Details: A representative for the MQM-P acknowledged that an agreement had been drafted with the opposition, indicating that details would be discussed […]

March 29, 2022

Would the Smith-Rock duo accept Jake Paul’s $15 million offer to fight?

What happened: On March 28, after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the 94th Oscars awards ceremony, American boxer, Jake Paul offered the duo $15 million each to jump into the ring and settle their disagreements. Details: Paul who operates Most Valuable Promotions, tweeted, “I got $15m for Will Smith and $15m for Chris Rock […]

March 29, 2022

Twitter condemns senior journalist Hasan Nisar’s misbehavior towards Reema Omer on-air

What happened: On March 28, veteran journalis, Hasan Nisar, was a guest panelist on Geo New’s live show, ‘Report Card’ where he lost his calm when discussing the country’s democracy and began personal verbal attacks on female panelist Reema Omer. Click here to see Twitterati showing solidarity with Reema Omer. Details: While debating on the […]

March 29, 2022

Why are animals being abused in political rallies?

What happened: On March 29, lawyer, Muhamamd Ahmed Pansota took to his Twitter account where he shared a video, that is said to be from a PML-N rally by Abzuar Salman Khan Niazi, in which a lioness is brought and is then being dragged upwards by alleged party workers. T/W: Animal Cruelty, click here to […]

March 29, 2022

Delhi court grants bail to Bulli Bai app prime suspect on ‘humanitarian grounds’

What happened: On March 28, Delhi court granted bail to Niraj Bishnoi, the primary accused in the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case, and Omkareshwar Thakur, the founder of the ‘Sulli Deals’ app. The court reasoned that the defendants are first-time offenders, and that keeping them in prison would be damaging to their general health, according to […]

March 29, 2022

This seven-year-old won gold medal in an International Jiu-Jitsu competition

What happened: On March 28, at the International Jiu-Jitsu Competition 2022 in Abu Dhabi, seven-year-old Pakistani girl named Anayah Naveed Dar, earned a gold medal, becoming the country’s youngest Jiu-Jitsu competitor, in the under 28 weight category. Details: In the first match, Anayah defeated Latifa of Russia. In the second match, she defeated United Arab […]

March 28, 2022

Students were uncomfortable but university still invited Ali Zafar for concert, says Karachi student

What happened: On March 26, a Karachi female student named Alia* reached out to Propergaanda to share how her university organised an Ali Zafar concert on March 23 despite students protesting against it as the singer is known to be the prime suspect in Meesha Shafi’s harassment case since 2019. Details: Alia went on to […]

March 28, 2022

This Pokemon card was auctioned for $420,000; breaking all the previous records

What happened: On March 27, the PWCC March Premier Auction sold the rare 1999 Pokémon Base Set Shadowless 1st Edition Holo Charizard card for $420,000. Last week, the auction company claimed in a statement that the sale “marks the all-time record for a basic set Charizard card.” The card: The card’s immaculate PSA 10 Gem […]

March 28, 2022

This 101-year-old man received his high school diploma after 80 years!

What happened: On March 19, Merrill Pittman Cooper, a 101 year-old student at Storer College in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, from 1934 to 1938, finally got his high school certificate after more than 80 years of waiting. Cooper dropped school during his senior year when his family moved to Philadelphia for financial concerns, according to […]

March 28, 2022

Here’s how the Internet reacted to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during Oscars 2022

What happened: On March 28, Will Smith stormed the Oscars stage and slapped comedian, Chris Rock in the face for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock cracked a joke comparing Jada’s bald head to Demi Moore’s appearance in the film “G.I. Jane” and recommending she star in a sequel when he […]

March 28, 2022

Here’s how PM Imran Khan’s power show in Islamabad went

What happened: On March 27, Prime Minister Imran Khan set a powershow through his two-hour-long marathon address in Islamabad which focused on the decisive agenda points of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The true political struggle, which begins today (March 28), will be fought inside the National Assembly, as the premiere says he will be fighting against the […]

March 26, 2022

Gordon Ramsay sends one of his cooks to a short-staffed UK school canteen for assistance

What happened: After hearing a request on national radio, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay dispatched one of his own team members to a short-staffed school canteen on March 24. Tina Clarke, the chef’s kitchen manager, came in after hearing him speak on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show about his new BBC TV show, Future Food Stars. […]

March 26, 2022

Prime Minister’s YouTube channel renamed to just ‘Imran Khan’

What happened: On March 25, the Prime Minister’s Office’s official YouTube channel changed its name to just ‘Imran Khan.’ The action comes just days before the National Assembly votes on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s no-confidence motion. Details: The verified tick of a channel is altered when it gets renamed, according to YouTube guidelines. The channel […]

March 26, 2022

IKEA is sorry about its cameras ‘accidentally’ filming staff washrooms

What happened: On March 25, IKEA apologised for mistakenly filming employees in restroom communal spaces. The furniture retailer released the results of an investigation into the use of surveillance cameras today, expressing its “sincere regret.” IKEA installed security cameras above 10 bathrooms at a distribution centre in Peterborough in 2015, according to the article, in […]

March 26, 2022

FBI traces messages of Chicago man and 2 teenagers planning to attack Shia mosque

What happened: On March 25, a man from Maine and two teens plotted an ISIS-inspired attack on a Shia Muslim mosque near Chicago. Xavier Pelkey of Waterville, Maine, and the two teenagers, one from the Chicago region and the other from Kentucky, whose names were not disclosed due to their age. communicated via Instagram and […]

March 26, 2022

Saudi Arabia will now see women as private border guards

What happened: On March 24, Saudi Arabia opened registration for females to join the Border Guards at the rank of private, according to Arab News. The interior ministry’s General Department of Central Admission would accept applications for admission through the Absher portal’s jobs area from March 26 through March 31. Details: The Saudi Ministry of […]

March 25, 2022

Aurat Azadi March Islamabad says 21-year-old transgender woman was brutally raped in her own house

What happened: On March 24, Aurat Azadi March Islamabad’s official Twitter handle reported another incident of trans-violence though their account as they stated that a 21 year-old transgender woman named Aliza was brutally raped in her own house, “The perpetrator entered her house, assaulted and raped her, then left.” Click here to see the thread […]

March 25, 2022

Another ‘bizarre’ campus visit as TLP chief Saad Rizvi delivers speech at Karachi University

What happened: On March 24, Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan’s chairman, Saad Hussain Rizvi delivered speech at the University of Karachi’s Arts Auditorium and Twitterati is questioning why politicians are visiting campuses, while some criticized that an ‘extremist’ personality shouldn’t be addressing at an educational institution. Click here to see the tweets, criticizing while one of them praised […]

March 25, 2022

Arooj Aftab does Pakistan proud (once again) by getting featured on New York’s Times Square Billboard

What happened: On March 23, the two-time Grammy nominee singer, Arooj Aftab rose to new heights as Spotify’s Ambassador for EQUAL Pakistan was highlighted on Times Square Billboard. According to a statement from Spotify, the EQUAL initiative aims to celebrate female creators by providing them with a platform to share their work with the rest […]

March 25, 2022

PCB marks 1992 World Cup victory’s 30 year anniversary by putting trophy on display

What happened: The PCB stated that on the final day of the third Test between Pakistan and Australia, the 1992 World Cup trophy will be showcased at Gaddafi Stadium to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pakistan cricket team’s historic victory. History: Imran Khan led Pakistan to its first-ever World Cup triumph 30 years ago on […]

March 24, 2022

Thanks to a retired civil servant for blessing Lahore with this lovely garden

Details: Recently, Team Propergaanda came across this beautiful garden located in Green Acres Society, Lahore, which is owned and maintained by Chaudhry Tanvir Ahmed, a retired civil servant, and his team of six gardeners who have been assisting him since a very long time. The garden is a result of Mr. Tanveer’s love for floriculture […]

March 24, 2022

This car thief surrendered because he was scared of getting bitten by the police canine

What happened: On March 23, a dramatic footage emerged which captured the moment of a suspected car thief named Richard Howard surrendering to police after a 100mph chase, admitting that he was afraid of being bitten by the officers’ trained canine. Details: In the early hours of Feb 5, the 28-year-old car thief was seen […]

March 24, 2022

This Russian journalist is donating his 2021 Nobel Prize to raise funds for Ukrainians

What happened: On March 22, Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Award in 2021, announced that he will give his prize for auction to help Ukrainian refugees. Details: In response to threats of criminal prosecution of journalists and others who deviate from the government’s official line, Muratov’s daily, Novaya Gazeta, said in early […]

March 24, 2022

There’s no way out for the ego-driven Imran Khan now, says Senator Sherry Rehman

What happened: On March 24, PPP Senator, Sherry Rehman took to her Twitter account, stating that Prime Minister Imran Khan has lost his mandate, “With each passing day is losing numbers in parliament as well as support,” adding that he’s subverting his constitution to save the government which is a ‘poor reflection’ of his state […]

March 24, 2022

Former Afghan finance minister is ‘grateful’ to be an Uber driver now

What happened: Khalid Payenda, Afghanistan’s finance minister until last Aug, handling a $6 billion budget, is now driving an Uber north on Interstate 95 from his home in Woodbridge, Virginia, toward Washington, D.C., seven months after Kabul had fallen to the Taliban.  Details: “I get a $95 bonus if I complete 50 trips in the […]

March 24, 2022

Preventing pregnancy in mice, American scientists found male contraceptive to be 99% effective

What happened: On March 23, researchers working on a male contraceptive pill, tested in mice, discovered that the medicine was 99 percent efficient in preventing pregnancy. Animal testing of the non-hormonal tablet yielded the breakthrough discoveries, which were presented at the American Chemical Society’s spring meeting on March 23.  There were no known side effects, […]

March 24, 2022

Pakistan’s first Sikh public school in Peshawar is ‘almost completed’

What happened: In Peshawar, Pakistan’s first public school for Sikhs is reaching its completion, with “90 percent construction work” almost done. Work on the project began over two years ago, after a plot of land in the Jogan Shah Mohalla in the ancient city was purchased. Previously: 300 teenagers from the Sikh community used to […]

March 23, 2022

This Filipino sailor trims his hair to create (mind-blowing) portraits out of it

What happened: A Filipino seafarer named Jesstoni Garcia trims his hair using electric clippers every few months to create portraits of musicians and actors. The co-owner of a Manila hair salon scatters the collected hair strands and clips on a blank white canvas with a small brush and clear, sticky glue, taking two to five […]

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