July 22, 2020

Female tent pegger says niqab shouldn’t stop women from following their dreams

Tell us a bit about yourself, who you are, what you’ve done, where you come from. My name is Fatima Adeel. I’m currently studying at FCC Lahore doing my BS in Political Science and International Relations. One of my favourite hobbies is horse riding together with tent pegging.  Can you tell us more about your […]

June 13, 2020

Solar eclipse to be seen in Pakistan on Sunday, June 21st

An annular solar eclipse will be visible to Pakistanis on Sunday, June 21, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. Annular solar eclipse? A solar eclipse is when the moon covers the sun. An annular eclipse occurs when the moon covers the center of the sun, leaving a “ring of fire” to be seen by spectators. It […]

June 13, 2020

Saudi Arabia considers cancelling Hajj for the first time since the country’s creation

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considering cancelling the annual pilgrimage of Hajj for the first time since the country’s creation in 1932, according to reports from The Financial Times. In the past, there have only been 40 occasions since the year 630 that the annual pilgrimage did not occur. Why is Saudi Arabia considering […]

June 13, 2020

7 Pakistani universities make it to World’s Top 1000

7 Pakistani universities are included in the world’s top 1000 according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings 2021. Which Pakistani universities are included? Sitting higher in the rankings than all other Pakistani universities, the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) made it to #355. Following it is the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences […]

June 13, 2020

4 million people in Yemen, half of them children, could lose access to water if fundraising goal not met 

The United Nations and UNICEF pleaded with international donors and countries to raise more money for Yemen. They warned that 30 of its 41 aid-programs would shut down if additional funds weren’t secured, which would leave more than 4 million people, more than half of them children, without access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene. […]

June 12, 2020

Underground structures believed to have originated in a pre-Moon era found by scientists

Scientists have discovered large and mysterious structures made of material possibly dating back to an era before the Earth had a moon deep underground between the Earth’s liquid outer core and the lower mantle, according to a paper published in the Science magazine on Thursday. What are these structures? Referred to as ultra low velocity zones (ULVZs), […]

June 12, 2020

UN: COVID-19 could create millions of more child laborers

As Pakistan reels from the brutal murder of child laborer Zohra Shah, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) jointly announced that the coroanvirus pandemic could create millions of more child laborers. What else did they say? The organizations noted that the number of child laborers in the world had […]

June 12, 2020

Starbucks forbids employees from wearing Black Lives Matter attire

Starbucks warned its employees in a memo reported by Buzzfeed News that wearing clothing or accessories highlighting the Black Lives Movement was prohibited. Why did Starbucks take this step? A spokesperson from Starbucks argued that, whilst the company was committed to ending systemic racism, the wearing of Black Lives Matter attire could be misunderstood and […]

June 12, 2020

Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant for Nawaz Sharif

An Islamabad accountability court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on account of his absence from the gift deposit case. The court asked the Foreign Office to implement the warrant by working with the Pakistan Consulate in the United Kingdom. What has he been accused of? Sharif along with ex-president […]

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