May 25, 2022

Man arrested for creating fake Twitter accounts of retd army officers supporting PTI 

What happened: A resident of Sargodha, identified as Sadaqat Hussain, was arrested as it was alleged that he created fake Twitter profiles of retired army officials supporting a specific political party. TheNews reported, “Social accounts were made to create differences among the Army Officers on a political basis.” It is pertinent to mention that the fake video […]

May 25, 2022

Far-right groups in Israel call for ‘demolition’ of Masjid Al Aqsa 

What happened: The leader of an Israeli far-right group called for the demolition of the Dome of the Rock Mosque or the Masjid Al Aqsa in the occupied East Jerusalem. The founder of Lehava, Benti Gopstein, posted the announcement that Yahoo News quotes as “Israeli settlers should unite on Jerusalem Day May 29 to break into […]

May 25, 2022

Kashmiri Leader Yasim Malik receives life imprisonment in terror funding case

What happened: Yasin Malik, the Jammu and Kashmir’s political leader, was convicted by the National Investigation Agency court and he has now been sentenced to life imprisonment in a terror funding case. As publications reported, Yasin Malik had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges before a Delhi court. Details:  He was booked under the terrorist […]

May 24, 2022

As raids continue, Punjab police officer shot dead allegedly by PTI worker Sajid Hussain 

What happened:  On Tuesday at 1:40 AM, police officers raided the house of a PTI worker Sajid Hussain in Lahore’s Model Town Area. The Punjab Police officers raided Sajid Hussain’s house, and during the raid, an unidentified man opened fire from the roof of Sajid’s house hitting constable Kamal Ahmed in the chest.  Details: Kamal […]

May 23, 2022

Differently-abled man beaten to death by BJP workers over suspicion of being Muslim 

What happened: A 65-year-old man in India’s Rajasthan state was beaten to death by a BJP worker as he suspected that he was a Muslim. The older man was identified as Bhanwarial Jan, and he was reported missing as he was nowhere to be seen after a religious function in Rajasthan. Subsequently, Rajasthan police issued […]

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 21, 2022

Spanish national Pakistani girls murdered by in-laws in Gujrat ‘they were unable to get their husbands’ visas’ 

What happened: On May 21, Dawn and senior journalist Omar Qureshi reported and tweeted that two Spanish national sisters of Pakistani origin were murdered by their in-laws in Gujrat’s village of Nathia, “precincts for failing to take their husbands to Spain.” The sisters were identified as Arooj Abbas and Aneesa Abbas, aged between 20 and 23. It […]

May 21, 2022

Rising crime rate forces Karachi police to use tracker bands on habitual offenders 

What happened:  Karachi police’s chief, Ghulam Nabi Memon, has claimed that the city has over 12,000 habitual offenders who are often involved in crimes, and now to monitor the offenders, the city police have announced to use of tracker bands on them. The tracker would be tied to the offenders’ wrists or ankles to the […]

May 19, 2022

Why are WhatsApp & Facebook the most frequently used apps to harass women in Pakistan?

What happened: A recent survey by the Digital Rights Foundation (an NGO in Pakistan) has revealed that the most frequently used applications to harass the women in Pakistan are WhatsApp and Facebook, primarily. IN PAKISTAN, the DRF NGO has published their five-year cyber harassment annual report, revealing that the cyber harassment helpline has received more […]

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

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

‘Mango production down by 60% in Pakistan’ Who is responsible; DHA Multan or the recent heatwaves? 

What happened: Right before the season’s start, the DHA Multana administration allegedly started a tree-cutting drive, which affected the mango trees in Pakistan’s hub of mango production. TheNews and other publications earlier reported that more than 100,000 trees were cut down in Multan to pave the way for the DHA Multan. Senior journalist Rauf Klasra […]

May 18, 2022

Newborn declared dead by doctors was found alive during funeral by the family

What happened: A newborn baby girl in India was reportedly declared dead by the doctors at a local hospital, but reports claimed that she was later found alive during the funeral. The incident was reported in India’s Karnataka district near the Turuvihala village, and Erappa and Amaramma gave birth to the baby girl at the […]

May 17, 2022

Police officer suspended for making ‘kissing’ gestures and harassing a commuter on Lahore Mall Road 

What happened: A Twitter user shared in a tweet that she and her daughter were standing on the signal before the GOR 1 on Lahore’s Mall Road when the police officer made inappropriate signals and allegedly harassed the mother-daughter duo on one of Lahore’s busiest roads. The Twitter user also shared the pictures of the […]

May 16, 2022

Lahore police to wear body cameras at check posts for protection against misconduct

What happened: In a recent development, the Lahore Police have decided to use body cameras at the police check posts at the city’s entry and exit points. Dawn quotes the Senior Superintendent of Police, Capt Mustansir Feroze, “This initiative will ensure law and order in the city and prevent the complaints of misconduct.”  Details: The body […]

May 16, 2022

Two Sikh men shot dead by ‘anti-state elements’ in Peshawar 

What happened: The murder of two Sikh men in Peshawar’s Bata Tal bazaar of Sarband forced the Sikh community to stage a protest, demanding rights. The two men were shot dead on Sunday early morning when they were riding a motorcycle and owned spice shops in the Bata Tal Bazaar. Details: The two deceased were […]

May 16, 2022

Two 16 & 17-year-old Muslim boys arrested for listening to Pakistani songs in India 

What happened: The Indian media reported on early May 15 that two people were arrested in India for allegedly trying to disrupt the status quo by playing pro-Pakistani music on their phones in India’s village located in the South. Major Surendra Poonia shared the video of the alleged incident in which the shopkeeper at the […]

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 15, 2022

Lahore reported the most traffic accidents in comparison to other cities in Punjab 

What happened: A local publication shared data from the Punjab Emergency Service Department that dealt with more than a thousand accidents across Punjab on May 15. During the 1,115 accidents in Punjab, 11 casualties were reported and 1161 injuries were reported in these car accidents. Lahore alone had 272 road accidents, impacting more than 280 […]

May 14, 2022

Would sending a defamation notice to the kid’s family help the mall’s (already) tarnished image?

Details:  It has been brought to attention via a YouTube video that different social media pages were allegedly threatened with a defamation suit, as @dialoguepakistan released a video showing the defamation suit and said, “The defamation case was directed towards us for running the interview of the child’s(victim) mother where she explained the incident in detail.”  […]

May 14, 2022

‘App humsey nahi lar skty’ Mall administration sent a defamation suit of Rs 50 crore to injured 3-year-old’s family 

What happened: @dialoguepakistan released a video stating that they were also threatened as soon as they released the video of the injured three-year-old stuck in the escalator’s mother interview. The host claimed, “We were threatened to take down the video, and we did not, just to support the voice. Later, we were given a defamation suit […]

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 13, 2022

How safe are ride-hailing apps for women? Lahore commuter shares ‘traumatising’ Uber experience

What happened: Filza wanted her voice to be heard and wanted everyone to refrain from using the application as she said, “Boycott Uber.” Filza shared, “Their customer service is also shi**y. There is no helpline or customer care office.” Whereas, she also complained, “They still haven’t provided me with any satisfactory answer as to what measures will be taken. We […]

May 13, 2022

The art community needs to take action: Aspiring artist calls out Ali Xeeshan for plagiarising her artwork

What happened: In an interview with ProperGaanda, the rising Pakistani artist Ayesha Shaikh shared that her sculptures made by sheer hard work got copied and stoled by Ali Xeeshan, another renowned name in the Pakistani industry. Whereas, it is pertinent to mention that in March, Ali Xeeshan held an art exhibition by the name of “Exquisite […]

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

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 12, 2022

Here’s what you need to know about why Ocean Mall Karachi was under scrutiny as parents alleged their 3-year-old was injured due to faulty escalator

What happened: With what has been termed criminal negligence, Ocean Mall administration’s head of operation department posted a statement claiming their escalator was not faulty. Ocean man had been on the receiving end after the parents of a three-year-old alleged that their son had to get his leg amputated because of the faulty escalator. However, […]

May 12, 2022

Since the start of 2022, 50 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces

What happened: As the ‘brutality’ continues against the Palestinians, TRT World published a report regarding the details of Palestinians killed in the country and termed it “four times more than the same period last year.” Palestinian ministry, in a statement, reported, “Israeli forces have killed at least 50 Palestinians since the start of this year.”  Details: At the same time, […]

May 12, 2022

Minor raped inside a madrassah located in Quetta’s Samalani Town 

What happened: A seven-year-old boy was raped allegedly by the son of a seminary teacher, as his father alleged. The incident was reported inside a madrassah in Quetta’s Samalanai Town near Bakra Mandi, and the victim’s father has filed an FIR. As stated by Samaa, the victim’s father claimed that his son went to a […]

May 10, 2022

Labour safety? Suffocation and inhaling poisonous gas caused the death of two laborers at Karachi Port 

What happened: Two laborers at the Karachi port Trust died of inhaling poisonous gas released from a cargo ship, as the ship carried 62,000 tonnes of soybean. The incident at the Karachi port Trust occurred when the labourers were entering the hatch by mistake, where they died of suffocation. The body of one of the […]

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

The metropolitan city of Karachi witnessed significant decline in street crimes after Eid: Police 

What happened: According to several reports by local publications, Karachi has witnessed a decline in street crime incidents, as the Karachi police shared data. The data was collected from all the eight districts of Karachi and, as TheNation quotes, “Showed a decline in street crime incidents in the metropolis during the month of April.” The data cited […]

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 8, 2022

DHA security takes all the money they want but fail to provide security: claims Instagram user whose house was robbed

What happened: In a rather shocking incident, Maimoona Saud, a digital content creator’s house, was robbed at midnight when she was out of town, but her gardener called to alert them. Maimoona further claimed, “It has been hours; police did come, but DHA failed, and they never came.” Subsequently, Maimoona said that they pay thousands to the […]

May 7, 2022

500 kilos of cocaine found inside a coffee factory in Switzerland 

What happened: A renowned coffee company, Nespresso’s factory, was raided as the authorities found more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in bags of coffee beans imported from Brazil. After finding a suspicious substance at the factory site, the Nespresso employees had already alerted the Swiss police. It is reported that the cocaine is 80% pure […]

May 7, 2022

FIA announces to take strict legal action against people sharing fake videos 

What happened: Different publications quote the Federal Investigation Agency’s spokesperson as he announced taking strict action against individuals sharing fake videos on social media. The Nation quotes the development as, “FIA Spokesperson said that strict legal action, in the shape of imprisonment and fines, would be taken against the persons involved in making and spreading fake […]

May 6, 2022

Gravediggers arrested for stealing bodies from graves in Karachi 

What happened: In what has been termed a shocking revelation, a gravedigger in Karachi has been arrested for stealing bodies from a cemetery in Karachi. The gravedigger stole bodies from Karachi’s Mominabad graveyard, including a child’s body. Details: Karachi police acted upon a complaint from the parents of the deceased child about the desecration of […]

May 6, 2022

Crimes against Muslims: Pakistani worker shot in the head in Greece 

What happened: Express Tribune and Gulf Today reported that a 26-year-old Pakistani worker was shot dead in Athens in a suspected hate crime. Express Tribune quotes an anti-racism group of Athens Keerfa group as, “Ali Riaz, 26, had been repeatedly fired at bypassing taxi driver in central Athens as he and other Muslims were returning from Eid prayers.”  […]

May 5, 2022

‘Even called emergency, no one helped’ two boys drown at Karachi’s Seaview beach 

What happened:  A group of 11 boys from Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Hadeed arrived at the Seaview with plans of a picnic at the beach on Eid’s 2nd day. However, as ARY News quoted, “The rescuers retrieved a body of two persons reported drowned at the Seaview beach of Karachi..”  Details: The 11 boys from Karachi’s Gulshan area went […]

May 4, 2022

Wife allegedly gang-raped by relatives for dowry in India 

What happened: Different publications reported that an Indian woman filed a case of rape in which her husband and two relatives were involved. The alleged incident of gang rape took place in India’s Rajasthan area, where a wife was raped by her relatives after her family “failed” to pay him a dowry of 1.5 lakh rupees.  Details: […]

May 2, 2022

Heroin-soaked yarn worth Rs 10 billion seized in India 

What happened: The Independent UK reported that a yarn consignment containing 90kg of heroin derivative worth 58 million dollars soaked in it had been seized by the Indian authorities. The authorities seized the container at the Pipavav port; and it weighed 9,760 kilograms and had been at the port for five months with paperwork declaring […]

May 2, 2022

Amnesty schemes were provided to realtors, Farah Khan was one: sources 

What happened: The former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka’s alleged best friend has come under fire for allegedly money laundering and scamming millions, alongside buying property through illegal means. Previously, it is pertinent to mention that Imran Khan had announced an amnesty scheme for realtors, which was noted to be a scheme for […]

April 30, 2022

Pakistan is now facing a lengthy ban after Talha Taliba and five others tested positive in the doping scandal 

What happened: The Pakistani star weightlifter Talha Talib has been caught in a doping scandal alongside five other weightlifters, and as Dawn reported, “It’s taken barely nine months for the bubble to burst.” Talha’s performance had provided hope, but the doping scandal has now shattered it. However, the Pakistan Weightlifting Federation is now facing a lengthy ban […]

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

Did PTI workers initiate the hooliganism in Masjid-e-Nabvi?

Details: Social media users, alongside pictures on Twitter, state the involvement of PTI workers in the Saudi Arabia incident of chanting hatred slogans in one of the holiest places of worship for Muslims. A close aide of former PM Khan, Sahibzada Jahangir, was also among the pictures shared on social media chanting slogans. Jahangir had […]

April 29, 2022

Lawyer who performed Dua Zehra’s nikah claims, ‘wouh apni marzi sey ai thi, uski jaan kou khatra tha’ 

What happened: In an interview with @urdupoint_com, the lawyer who performed Dua Zehra and Zaheer Ahmed’s nikah, Rai Khurram Kharral, claimed, “Un donou ki dousti PUBG si huwi, and sb kuch as per law huwi.” At the same time, Kharral stated, “Dua nay hr Dafa kaha kay meri age 18 saal hai ussey kam nahi hai, aur uskay […]

April 29, 2022

Pakistani pilgrims arrested for ‘raising slogans’ & ‘violating sanctity’ of Masjid-e-Nabwi 

What happened: On April 29, the Saudi authorities apprehended the Pakistani pilgrims. They chanted slogans of “ghaddar ghaddar and chor chor” at federal cabinet members at the Masjid-e-Nabwi in Madina. Saudi EMbassy spokesperson in Islamabad confirmed, “Some of the Pakistani protestors were arrested for violating the regulations and disrespecting the holy place.”  Details: At the same time, names […]

April 29, 2022

“Party plans canceled” Customs seized liquor worth Rs. 6 million in Karachi 

What happened: Pakistan Customs personnel seized a large quantity of imported liquor worth more than six million rupees during a raid on the outskirts of Karachi. The News quotes pak Customs spokesperson Irfan Ali as, “After the Customs Enforcement Collectorate received information that liquor was being smuggled into Karachi from Balochistan, the vigilance mounted at the […]

April 29, 2022

Man stabbed his roommate to death when he asked him to wash dishes

What happened: An Indian man allegedly murdered his flatmate when he was asked to do the dishes. Hindustan Times reported that a 21-year-old Indian man was later arrested for allegedly murdering his flatmate over a mere disagreement. The accused has been identified as Anil Kumar Saratkumar Das, and the victim is a 28-year-old native Indian, […]

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 28, 2022

SHO Chichawatni suspended for using foul language against Maryam Nawaz on social media 

What happened: What happened: On April 28, Dawn reported that Sahiwal’s DPO suspended Chichawatni Saddar Station’s house Officer for using derogatory language against Maryam Nawaz Sharif on his social media platform. The SHO of Saddar Police Station Chichawatni has been identified as Shaheen, and he uploaded a post on his Facebook account. Details: Dawn reported, […]

April 28, 2022

Relatives murder 9 year old boy after a dispute with boy’s mother in Mandi Bahauddin 

What happened: On April 27, ARY News reported the murder incident in Pakistan’s Mandi Bahauddin city, where his uncle and his brother murdered a nine-year-old boy after the relatives had a dispute with the victim’s mother. At the same time, it was reported that the relatives then took the minor boy’s body and threw it […]

April 28, 2022

NAB launches an inquiry against Bushra Bibi’s alleged close friend Farah Gogi 

What happened: Farah Khan’s topic has been among the headlines in the past couple of days, and several revelations have been made. Farhat Shahzadi, alias Farah Gogi or Khan, was considered a close friend of Imran Khan’s wife, as the nikah ceremony of the former prime minister took place at Farah’s house. However, the National […]

April 27, 2022

Punjab man left shocked after he bought a black horse for Rs22.6 lakh, showered it only to see that it was a Desi Stallion

What happened: A man in India’s Punjab was cheated by a horse trader who deceived him into buying a shiny black horse for Rs. 22.65 lakh. However, after buying the horse, the customer identified as Ramesh Singh bathed that horse, only to see its true colors, which were Dark red, and the horse was not […]

April 27, 2022

Customer killed for eating samosa without permission 

What happened: An allegedly drunk 40-year-old man was killed after he tried eating the samosa that was displayed at the shop without permission. NDTV reported, “The 40-year-old Indian man entered a shop and ate a samosa without the shop owner’s permission.” The incident occurred in the Madhya Pradesh Area of India, and the local police station identified […]

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 26, 2022

“It has been five years since I last saw my son, kidnapped only for the love of Ahlul Bayt,” says a father from Karachi 

What happened: In an interview with @sochvideos, the 70-year-old “ailing” father expressed displeasure over his son’s abduction nearly five years ago, and as he claims, “My son is being punished for the love of Ahlul Bayt.” A resident of Karachi’s Hassan Colony was allegedly abducted by the forces, as claimed by the family, quoting the father, “I have been seriously […]

April 26, 2022

“Dreams shattered” 20 year old Palestinian killed by Israeli forces in Jericho 

What happened: On April 26, a 20-year-old Palestinian, Ahmed Ibrahim Oweidat, was killed by the Israeli forces in the refugee camp of Aaqbat Jabr near Jericho. The Palestinian youth was shot with a live bullet in the head earlier and was killed as a result of critical wounds sustained by Israeli bullets in the southwest. […]

April 25, 2022

Conflicting reports: Dua Zehra was not found in Lahore but her alleged nikahnama was 

What happened: On April 25, a local publication broke the news of Dua Zehra being found by the police in Lahore, though; later, her father refuted the claim and stated that only the nikah nama was surfaced. Karachi police claimed that Dua was found in Lahore, but the local police refuted the claim and stated […]

April 25, 2022

Elderly woman raped after being abducted from rickshaw in Karachi 

What happened: On April 24, a 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped before being abducted by two men from a rickshaw near Karachi’s Super Highway, considered to be a major leading entry and exit to the city. Karachi Police have registered a case against the unidentified suspects on the woman’s complaint, and the police claim that […]

April 25, 2022

Forced child marriage could also be a case of ‘strict liability rape’ reveals Jibran Nasir 

Details: In a timely Twitter thread, the social activist and lawyer @mjnasir narrated the definiton of child marriage and its uncertainties. Jinram wrote, “If the girl in question is a minor & she has been subjected to Child Marriage then this may potentially also be a case of strict liability rape (if a girl under 16).” There […]

April 25, 2022

India has warned nationals that studying in Pakistan won’t get them employed in India

What happened: The Indian education regulators have warned the nationals that those who study in Pakistan will not be eligible for employment or further education in India. Subsequently, in a statement, the Indian Higher Education Authority has said, “All concerned are advised not to travel to Pakistan to pursue Higher Education.”  Details: At the same time, […]

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 23, 2022

Taliban ordered a ban on PUBG and TikTok claimed “immoral material leading Afghan youths astray” 

What happened: On April 23, Afghanistan’s Taliban administration enforced a ban on TikTok and PUBG in the country, saying that the content of these apps misleads the younger Afghan generation. Taliban spokesperson of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology shared the ban on Twitter, “TikTok’s filthy content was not considered with Islamic laws.”  Details: It […]

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 22, 2022

Iron Mike loses cool and punches man in the face after he annoyed him 

What happened: A viral video on social media showed the boxing legend Mike Tyson, punching another passenger allegedly after he got “annoyed.”  The former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson punched the man repeatedly in the face on a San Francisco-bound plane. The video was obtained from TMZ, showing the 55-year-old boxer hitting the man in a seat […]

April 22, 2022

Two Punjab teachers suspended for ‘misusing social media for political posts’

What happened: On April 21, the Punjab School Education Department suspended the primary school teachers of Government Primary School Akhtarabad, Bhawalpur city, under section 6 of PEEDA Act 2006. It is pertinent to mention that previously the Punjab government had barred the government employees from using social media to voice their views about any political […]

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

Over 6.5 million TikTok videos filmed in Pakistan removed for violating community guidelines

What happened: Pakistan now ranks third in the world for the largest number of videos taken down from the short video-making platform TikTok. Currently, TikTok has taken down more than 6.5 million videos in Pakistan for violating the community guidelines, making Pakistan the third-ranked country globally for the largest number of videos taken down. Details: […]

April 21, 2022

Pakistani woman caught smuggling $65,000 via Karachi airport to Doha

What happened: On April 21, the Pakistan Customs Officials apprehended a woman passenger for allegedly smuggling more than allowed foreign currency to another country. A local publication reported, “Approximately 12 million rupees were recovered from the baggage of a” Doha-bound passenger at the Jinnah International Airport.  Details: The Pakistan Custom Officials recovered the amount from the Doha-bound […]

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

NA claims Security Forces allegedly involved in killing of peaceful Baloch protestors, is ‘agenda’ killing and should be held responsible

What happened: On April 16, the Baloch peaceful protestors were murdered by the local security forces, and the issue was highlighted on social media before the National Assembly members raised their voices for the victims. Whereas, tweets read, “Complete shutter down strike in #Chagai against firing on protestors by SFs, Nukundi incident & extrajudicial killing of […]

April 20, 2022

“No escape”: IHC orders to public details of gift received by Imran Khan 

What happened: On April 20, the Islamabad High Court directed the Cabinet Division to provide details of the gifts received by former prime minister Imran Khan by different dignitaries. The IHC Judge Justice Miangul Hassan remarked during the hearing, “State gifts belong to the office. These gifts can not be taken home.” Subsequently, Justice Miangul Hassan stated […]

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

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

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

Pakistan Media Development Authority disbanded; PMLN terms it “black law” 

What happened: On April 19, the Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced the disbanding of the Digital Media Wing and said, “Zero tolerance for baseless criticism of institutions, journalists.” In her press conference, Mariyum said, “An attempt was being made to gag an already muzzled media. But now, whatever shape and form PMDA is working in, we have announced […]

April 19, 2022

24 arrested for initiating hate trend against Pakistan Army: FIA 

What happened: On April 19, a local publication reported that 24 citizens were arrested for initiating a smear campaign against the “sacred” institution of the Pakistan Army on social media. The local publication further quoted, “According to officials, the arrests were made during raids conducted in 11 cities.” Details: Previously, a series of hashtags were witnessed on Twitter […]

April 19, 2022

SC bars Czech model from traveling abroad, acquitted in heroin smuggling case

What happened: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on April 19, has stopped the Czech model Tereza Hluskova from traveling abroad as a drug smuggling case against her continues in court. Tereza Hluskova was sentenced to eight years and eight months in jail by session courts in 2019 for smuggling drugs to Abu Dhabi. Details: The […]

April 19, 2022

Deadly blast targets boys high school in Shia Hazara neighborhood, Kabil 

What happened: At noon on April 19, the Basht-e-Barchi neighborhood was targeted by unknown assailants. Two blasts were reported in the area, targetting a boys’ school in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul; reports quote, “Khalid Zardan told AFP news agency on Tuesday that two improvised explosive devices blew up outside the Abdul Rahim Shahid HighSchool in western Kabul.”  […]

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

#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

Anti-terrorism court awards death sentence to suspects involved in Sri Lankan citizen lynching 

What happened:  An Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore has announced life imprisonment to seven suspects involved in the lynching of the Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot. The ATC announced the verdict in the mob lynching of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot; six suspects were awarded death sentences, and the other 76 accused were given […]

April 18, 2022

Indian man kills wife for making his rice too salty

What happened:  On April 18, different Indian publications reported that an Indian man resorted to violence over a petty issue. The incident was reported in India’s Maharashtra district, where a man killed his wife for adding too much salt to food. An Indian publication wrote, “The accused identified as 60-year-old Nilesh Gagh strangled his 40-year-old wife […]

April 18, 2022

Man in his 60s accused of assaulting two hijab Muslim women in France

What happened: A French man is accused of assaulting two Muslim women wearing headscarves and is now facing multiple charges at a French court. A man in his 60s allegedly attacked the hijab-clad Muslim woman in the southern city of Montpellier, and the attacker surrendered to the police the very next day. Details:  The video […]

April 17, 2022

Taliban issues statement after Pak Army allegedly rocketed different Afghan provinces, 40 injured

What happened: On April 16, international publications reported that Pakistan Army shot their rockets and aerial raids on two different Afghan provinces, resulting in civilian casualties. Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, in an audio message quoted by AlJazeera, said, “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan condemns in the strongest possible terms the bombardment and attack that has taken […]

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 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

Worrying silence from the PPP leadership on Nazim Jokhio murder case

Details: Nazim Jokhio’s murder case has highlighted how the proper affiliations and elitist mindset can set you free from any criminal charge. Jibran Nasir’s tweet, late on April 14, perfectly described the worrying stated that Sindh is in due to the feudal mindset, “Reality of #PPP. The Party of martyrs provides patronage to murderers. Is this […]

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

Punjab’s sports minister shared a meeting picture with a wanted US criminal 

What happened: On April 13, the sports and youth affairs minister of Punjab, Rai Taimoor Bhatti, met Daniel Joseph, a US criminal whose bounty was set at five million US dollars and anyone giving in information about the criminal would have been awarded. The picture with Daniel Joseph was shared by Rai Taimoor Bhatti in […]

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 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

Nearly 10 arrested for propaganda tweets against Pak Army by the FIA Cybercrime wing

What happened: Over the weekend, a series of tweets with hashtags against Pakistan’s Army was witnessed on Twitter and other social media platforms. However, on April 12, the COAS and DG ISPR took notice of such campaigns and said, “Military shouldn’t be brought to such politics, and we respect every institution.” Subsequently, on April 12, Samaa English […]

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 8, 2022

Man killed Lahore university student for refusing to marry him 

What happened: On April 6, the alleged killer, identified as Bilal by ARY News, was accused of harassing the first-year student before Bilal allegedly killed the student. The victim was identified as Madiha Naz, and she was on her way home from the College when the accused Bilal attacked and shot Madiha.  Details:  ARY News […]

April 7, 2022

Pablo Escobar move as National Crime Agency seizes cocaine worth 300 million pounds hidden in 20 pallets of bananas

What happened: The UK Border Force and the National Crime Agency found drugs at the Southampton docks and the UK force seized white powder placed in five of the 20 pallets of bananas. The agency uncovered 3.7 tonnes of cocaine that were coming in from Columbia. It is pertinent to mention, that this is considered […]

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 6, 2022

Pakistan Customs arrested seven suspects and seized 3,000 kilograms of hash

What happened: The Pakistan Customer and Maritime Security Agency, in operation at the Arabian Sea, confiscated drugs worth 45 crore rupees. The three thousand kilograms of hash was estimated at 45 crores and seven suspects were arrested in the process as the drugs were hidden in an international ship docked at the sea. Whereas, further […]

April 5, 2022

Hindu mobs blazed shops and houses of Muslims in Rajasthan

What happened: On April 5, the Hindu activists set houses and other belonging of the Muslims residing in the area on fire, and Anti-Muslim violence broke out in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The Hindu mob took out a bike rally in the area to celebrate the Hindu New Year in Karauli city and raised […]

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

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 4, 2022

Karachi doctor Dr Summaiya Syed aims to bring justice to every rape victim in the country

What happened: On April 3, Al Jazeera reported that a Karachi doctor, a woman medico-legal officer for 23 years, Dr Summaiya Syed, has vowed to provide justice to every rape victim in the country, and for 23 years, she has been fighting cases for rape victims as she said, “Not everyone thought that. This is a […]

April 2, 2022

Man murdered girlfriend for not giving him the vape

What happened: A 27-year-old Utah resident, Daniel Padilla, murdered his girlfriend in an argument after his girlfriend broke Padilla’s vape. Daniel’s girlfriend slapped him after he broke her vape. A local publication quoted, “He then(after slapping) strangled her to death.” Subsequently, the 27-year-old, after murdering his girlfriend, called the police and pled guilty to the murder and […]

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 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 […]

March 31, 2022

Female doctor commits suicide after she was accused of killing a pregnant woman

What happened: A Rajasthan doctor was charged for allegedly killing a pregnant woman at a private facility in Rajasthan’s Dausa district. An FIR was registered against Dr Archana Sharma and her husband for allegedly causing the death of a pregnant woman at the hospital run by Archana. Previously, the pregnant woman’s relative lodged a complaint […]

March 31, 2022

Mother killed her three children after a dispute with husband in Islamabad

What happened: On March 31, an Islamabad woman killed her three children with a knife in the Farash Town area of Islamabad in the vicinity of Shehzad Town police station. The children were allegedly knifed by their mother after a domestic dispute between the husband and wife, and the wife was identified as Zeba. A […]

March 29, 2022

690 grams of swallowed heroin capsules seized by ANF at Islamabad Airport

What happened: On March 28, Pakistan’s Anti-NarcoticsForce arrested a Bahrain-bound passenger who was trying to smuggle heroin in capsules. The Bahrain-bound passenger swallowed capsules of powdered heroin weighing nearly seven hundred grams before boarding the flight. However, an investigation was launched against the accused and he was taken into custody. What else: This is the […]

March 29, 2022

Three female Madrassa teachers arrested for murdering former colleague after accusing her of blasphemy

What happened: The Shorkot police arrested three female Madrassa teachers of the area, and their accomplices, after they allegedly killed a woman of the same Madrassa after accusing her of blasphemy. The Shorkot police are quoted by Daily Pakistan as, “The three teachers killed their colleague on the basis of what their teen relative claimed 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 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 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

UK judge says, ‘Due to immense power, Dubai ruler domestically abused his ex-wife’

What happened: On March 24, a UK Judge ruled that the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, domestically abused his ex-wife, “Jordan’s Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, on an exorbitant level and granted her sole custody of their two children.” The ruling by the UK judge also added, “Sheikh Mohammed had consistently displayed coercive and controlling behavior […]

March 25, 2022

Mother arrested for killing her newborn baby by putting her in the microwave

What happened: An Indian mother on March 23 was arrested after she allegedly killed her infant, who she was “unhappy with, by putting her in an old microwave.” Subsequently, the South Delhi mother was arrested by the police after the newborn was reported missing. Deputy Commissioner of Police of South Delhi is quoted by an Indian publication […]

March 25, 2022

Newlywed bride headbutts husband and breaks his nose just a day after the wedding

What happened: A newlywed Florida bride spent the day after her wedding night in jail o domestic violence charges as she allegedly head-butted her husband and broke his nose. The bride was identified as Stefanie Ginas and the local police responded to a disturbance between the couple at the Hilton Hotel late at night. Whereas, […]

March 24, 2022

Group of men hacked petrol pump to lower fuel prices in Florida

What happened: Each day, a unique method pops up to cut down petroleum prices; this time, a group of Florida men hacked gas pumps with homemade gadgets to cut costs. However, they were later arrested by the local police. It has been reported that the cost of fuel has reached its highest on record in […]

March 24, 2022

Conor McGregor again arrested for dangerous driving in his Bentley Continental GT, later released 

What happened: On March 24, the mix martial artist and UFC fighter Conor McGregor was arrested allegedly for dangerous driving on a motorway in Dublin and was pulled over by Gardai between Lucan and Palmerstown. The UFC superstar was charged with dangerous driving and was accused of signing an undertaking before release, to which he […]

March 24, 2022

Three Faisalabad men arrested for blackmailing and sharing obscene pictures of a US teenager who committed suicide 

What happened: On March 24, local publications reported that the Federal Investigation Agency arrested three suspects involved in sharing obscene pictures of a US girl on different social media platforms. Dunya News quoted, “The arrested persons became friends with her(US teenager) through social media and acquired her objectionable pictures and videos.” Subsequently, the three suspects uploaded pictures […]

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 23, 2022

12 year old boy abducted before rape in Balochistan’s Mastung area

What happened: On March 23, a local publication quoted, “A 12 year old boy was raped and tortured after he was abducted from a wedding function in Mastung Balochistan. He was rescued by the Levies, a law enforcement agency.” At the same time, it was reported that unidentified men kidnapped the minor from a wedding function that […]

March 23, 2022

Wrongfully double murder convict sues Kansas County for $93 million

What happened: A Kansas man spent 23 years in prison for a double murder that he did not commit and is now seeking 93 million dollars in damages from the county where he was convicted and alleged that a former detective framed him. The 45 year old Lamonte McIntyre has filed a lawsuit and alleged […]

March 22, 2022

Pappad wala suspected of being a pickpocket beaten to death in Kasur wedding ceremony

What happened: On March 21, a papad vendor named Ashraf Sultan was tortured and killed by a gang of wedding guests who thought he was a pickpocket in Pattoki, Kasur, Punjab, according to authorities. Details: Sultan was allegedly beaten to death by wedding guests who then continued with their dinner and festivities while leaving the […]

March 22, 2022

Karachi pregnant woman killed in sleep after cement blocks from nearby construction site fell on her residence

What happened: On March 21, several slabs of cement fell from the second floor of a building under construction near Abu Bakar Mosque in the Upper Gizri district, killing Dua Arsalan, a 30 year-old pregnant woman, and injuring her four-year-old daughter, according to details. Details: The mother and daughter were taken to Jinnah Hospital by […]

March 22, 2022

18 year-old Hindu girl shot dead while resisting abduction in Sukkur: reports

What happened: On March 21,The Friday Times reported that Pooja Oad, an 18-year-old Hindu girl, was reportedly shot dead after a failed kidnapping attempt in Rohi, Sukkur. The girl was alleged to have been shot in the middle of the street after resisting the attackers, according to Sindhi media. Reportedly the perpetrators included 5 men […]

March 21, 2022

Father arrested for raping daughter in Gujranwala

What happened:  On March 17, Dawn reported that a father in Gujranwala was arrested for raping his minor daughter. The incident is quoted as, “The victim said her father had been committing this act with her for a long time.” The incident took place in Gujranwala’s Kot Shahan village and the cantonment police arrested the suspect and […]

March 21, 2022

Are we sensing a white vlogger conspiracy of defaming countries?

What happened: On March 21, TikToker, Ansar took to his Twitter account where he shared a screenshot from Scottish vlogger, Dale Phillip’s YouTube channel which features several ‘scam videos’ from different countries he’s visited. Click here to see the screenshot shared by Ansar on his Twitter handle. Details: Stating how he sees a pattern here, […]

March 21, 2022

3 men attacked female Mansehra Assistant Commissioner as they don’t want a ‘woman to be in-charge’

What happened: It emerged on March 20 that three men attacked Assistant Commissioner, Marvi Malik Sher near Ghazi Kot in Mansehra last week. The three suspects were arrested on March 18 after repeatedly attempting to overtake the AC’s car. They also continued to photograph and videotape her before pulling over in front of her car […]

March 19, 2022

KPK’s trans-murder rate is 15 times more than the highest in El Salvador, says Dr.Moiz

What happened: In the wake of the recent killing of trans-people, Dr.Moiz Mehrub Awan took to her Twitter handle and stated the that the murder rate of transgender persons in Khyber Pakhtunkwa is 789 per 100k people, “The highest murder rate is in El Salvador at 52 per 100k people,” as Dr.Awan claimed that KPK’s […]

March 17, 2022

Woman raped after being abducted in front of Children Hospital Lahore

What happened: On March 17, 24News reported that a woman was abducted from the Children’s Hospital in Lahore, where she went to buy medicines for her daughter. The publication quoted the development as, “A woman was allegedly raped after being abducted in front of Children Hospital in Lahore.” The alleged victim went to the hospital to buy […]

March 17, 2022

US man calls police to have meth checked for authenticity

What happened: A man in Florida was arrested after inviting police to come over for a quality-control check of crystal methamphetamine that he purchased at a local bar. The Florida man was identified as Thomas Eugene Colucci and called 911, whose call was recorded as, “Colucci thought that the meth was actually bath salt and that […]

March 15, 2022

Genocidal ‘anti-Muslim’ slogans raised at Kashmir Files screening in India

What happened: On March 15, various publications reported that Anupam Kher starred ‘controversial’ film has come under scrutiny and backlash as the movie’s story deals with the violence against Kashmiris. Whereas, a viral video shared by Mohammed Zubair shows anti-Muslim slogans chanted at a cinema in India. The Kashmir Files was directed by Vivek Agnihotri […]

March 15, 2022

A three-year-old son ‘accidentally’ shot his mother dead

What happened: A three-year-old American child accidentally shot and killed his mother while playing with a gun in their Chicago home. The incident occurred at one of the parking lots of a supermarket in Dolton when the three-year-old was sitting in the child seat in the back of a car, with his parents in the […]

March 14, 2022

5 trans community members injured in Mansehra by unknown assailants

What happened: On March 14, a few unknown armed men opened fire on five transgender people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra city. Subsequently, the injured were shifted to Ayub Medical Complex, where four of the five injured were declared critical. Details: 24News quoted the details as, “Some unknown miscreants opened fire on transgender people and injured five […]

March 13, 2022

70-90% of Pakistani women are subjected to domestic violence: JPMA

What happened: On March 13, Express Tribune reported that nearly 70 to 90 per cent of the women in Pakistan are subjected to domestic violence, both physical and mental abuse. Tribune quoted the estimate included in the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, revealing, “Most cases the perpetrator of violence is the husband.”  Details: At the same […]

March 12, 2022

Accused arrested in Lahore for raping a woman after luring her into a job

What happened: On March 12, 24News reported that the accused identified as Shabbir, Abid, and Hussain, were arrested after they lured a woman from Lahore to Sheikhupura on the pretext of a job. The three accused were arrested from Narang Mandi and Shahkot Areas and a case of rape has been registered against them. It […]

March 8, 2022

This Mianwali father gunned down his 7 day-old daughter as he wished for a son instead

What happened: On March 7, a man in Mianwali, Punjab, who wished to have a son, opened fire on his seven-day-old daughter, killing her. Details: Reportedly, the incident occured in Mianwali’s Noor Pura neighbourhood, when the father fatally shot the child only because she was a girl. According to the authorities, the father, who desired […]

March 7, 2022

Quetta man (with brother as accomplice) gunned down wife and her family of 5 for not giving son’s custody

What happened: On the night of March 4, a man named Wali Khan, and his brother, Saddam, killed his former wife, Hanifa, and five other members of her family, including a six-year-old girl, in the Nawan Killi region of Quetta. Details: The woman’s mother, father, brother, sister, and another relative are among the dead, according […]

March 5, 2022

CCTV footage captures Peshawar suicide bombers reaching the mosque in rickshaw

What happened: On March 4, the terrorists involved in Peshawar mosque suicide bombing was discovered by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) after a suicide assault on an imambargah in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar district killed at least 56 people and injured almost 200 others on Friday. Details: It was a suicide attack, according to Inspector General Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, […]

March 4, 2022

Peshawar attack is a conspiracy to destabilise Pakistan, claims the interior minister

What happened: On March 4, a suicide attacker targeted Peshawar’s Imambargah as over 50 were reported dead and over 190 were injured. However, in a tweet, Sheikh Rasheed condemned the #PeshawarAttack and sought a report from the IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At the same time, while talking to a private media channel, the minister said, “The attack […]

March 4, 2022

‘Are we becoming immune to tragedies?’ Twitterati expresses concern after Peshawar blast 

What happened:  On March 4, an Imambargah in Peshawar was attacked by unknown suicide bombers. The Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said no prior intelligence report regarding the attack. However, more than 30 people were martyred in the suicide attack and above 50 people were injured in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar area attack during the Friday prayer.  […]

March 4, 2022

Man arrested for abusing and assaulting a Muslim prayer leader in New Jersey

What happened: A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with intimidation and assault as he was accused of assaulting a prayer leader at a local mosque. The man identified as Edward Wright was arrested on February 22, as the CCTV footage from the Islamic Congregation of New Jersey showed him assaulting and hurling abuses […]

March 4, 2022

30 killed in Peshawar mosque bomb blast

What happened: On March 4, according to police and rescue personnel, a bomb exploded during Friday prayers at a mosque in Qissa Khwani bazaar in the Kocha Risaldar neighbourhood of Peshawar, killing at least 30 people. Details: The injured are being rushed to Lady Reading Hospital by emergency crews, who are assisted by homeowners and […]

March 4, 2022

Under PECA Act, FIA arrests Rawalpindi man for uploading child pornography on social media

What happened: On March 3, Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cybercrime Wing in Rawalpindi arrested a man named Waqaullah Usmani on suspicion of posting child pornography and objectionable videos and photographs on social media. Details: Usmani, a resident of Park Lane, Rawalpindi Cantonment, as been charged under the PECA Act, and further investigation is underway as […]

March 4, 2022

#IStandWithImaanMazari: Twitter condemns sedation case filed against the human rights activist

What happened: On March 1, after she took part in a Baloch students’ protest outside the National Press Club the Islamabad police filed sedition charges against human rights activist and lawyer, Imaan Zainab Mazari, the daughter of Federal Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari. Click here to see #IStandWithImaanMazari trending on Twitter as people condemn […]

March 3, 2022

Russian businessman put a $1 million bounty on Putin’s head calls him a ‘war criminal’

What happened: A renowned Russian TV personality and investor, Alex Konanykhin, is now offering a one million dollar bounty to anyone who will capture the Russian President Vladimir Putin; ‘Dead or Alive.’ The crypto investor in his Facebook post wrote, “I promise to pay $1,000,000 to the officers who, complying with their constitutional duty, arrest Putin […]

March 3, 2022

Indian submarine trying to enter Pakistani waters intercepted by Pak Navy 

What happened: On March 3, the Pakistan military intercepted an Indian submarine as it was tracked down by the Pak Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit. It is pertinent to mention that this is 2nd instance of an Indian submarine trying to enter Pakistani waters during the past six months. Details: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations on Twitter […]

March 2, 2022

African nationals assaulted by the Ukrainian authorities as they try to evacuate the country

What happened: On March 1, the African Union in a statement, said, “Reports that Africans are singled out for unacceptable dissimilar treatment would be shockingly racist and in international breach law.” Subsequently, AlJazeera reported that the Ukrainian authorities turned several Asian and African nationals as they tried to reach Poland and cross the border.  Details: Whereas, the […]

March 1, 2022

Court sets age limit for marriages and declares under 18 marriage as an ‘illegal contract’

What happened: On March 1, the Islamabad High Court gave a verdict about the wedding age and noted that any marriage under the age of 18 is an illegal contract. Justice Babar Sattar headed the IHC bench, which issued a detailed verdict regarding underage marriage and clarified that children under the age of 18 can […]

March 1, 2022

Lawyer’s wife and baby girl knifed to death by unidentified men in Lahore

What happened: On February 28, The News reported that unidentified men barged into a lawyer’s house in Lahore’s Chunhng area and killed the family. The development was quoted as, “His wife and a baby daughter after repeatedly attacking the couple with a knife.” The lawyer was identified as “Advocate Amanat,” and the preliminary reports suggested that Amanat’s daughter was […]

March 1, 2022

Shaukat Mukadam refutes humors of ‘reaching compromise’ with Zahir Jaffer as he demands early execution of Noor’s murderer

What happened: On Feb 28, Shaukat Mukadam, the father of Noor Mukadam, who was killed by Zahir Jaffer in July 2021, has denied rumours that the family was close to making an agreement with the perpetrator. Details: While talking to Express Tribune, Mukadam said, “Some people should be careful while talking about any compromise which […]

February 28, 2022

More than 40,000 women abducted in Punjab between 2017-2022, reveals data

What happened: On February 28, Dawn quoted police data revealing that more than 40,000 women were abducted from Punjab between 2017 and January 2022. Further quotes the development as, “That means 8,000 females each year, around 650 each month, go missing.” At the same time, Dawn’s report quoted this as an epidemic of missing women and credits it to […]

February 28, 2022

Israeli forces assault a 25 year old Palestinian with down syndrome

What happened: On February 22, the Israeli forces in the occupied East Jerusalem manhandled a 25-year-old Palestinian man with down syndrome. MiddleEastEye reported, “Muhammad al-Ajlouni, 25, was taken to hospital after Israeli officers forcefully tried to detain him in the East Jerusalem neighborhood.” The viral video on Twitter shows the Israeli forces forcefully grabbing Muhammad al-Ajlouni as […]

February 26, 2022

Strangulated body of house help found inside a cardboard box in Lahore

What happened: On February 25, ARY News reported that a body was found inside a cardboard box in Lahore’s Kahna area, later turned out to be of a housemaid. The Kahna police recovered the body and identified her as Yasmeen, who was employed at Bushra Bibi’s house in Kahna. Details: ARY News quoted the incident […]

February 25, 2022

After hijab, a Sikh student asked to remove her turban irks controversy in India

What happened: On February 25, the Indian publications reported that a Sikh girl was asked to remove her turban, citing the Karnataka court orders of not wearing scarfs, hijab, religious flags and saffron shawls. It is pertinent to mention that the Karnataka High Court had ordered, “Students should refrain from wearing religious flags, or the likes […]

February 23, 2022

Abducted person’s investigation led to recovery of 151 kidnapped girls from Sargodha

What happened: On Feb 21, the Supreme Court was informed about recovery of 151 kidnapped girls in Sargodha as the hearing in Sobia Batool case continued. Details: In Nov 2021, Batool was kidnapped from the Sargodha district. The case was heard by a three-member panel presided over by Justice Maqbool Baqir, who voiced concern over […]

February 22, 2022

Indian man arrested after marrying 27 women from 10 different countries

What happened:  A 66 year old, Indian doctor Bibhu Prakash Swain conned more than 20 women and reports quote him as “Odisha’s biggest impostor.” Bibhu was monitored for more than eight months by Odisha’s police before his arrest and it was reported, “He was guilty of defrauding 13 banks out of INR10 million through forged credit cards, as […]

February 22, 2022

Man disguised in burqa attack female and male doctor at Karachi hospital

What happened: On February 20, it was noted that a burqa-clad man stabbed two doctors at the emergency ward of the Jinnah Hospital after the doctors tried to stop the man from attacking a female doctor. At the same time, MM News quoted, “The male doctors managed to stop the unidentified man from attacking their fellow […]

February 22, 2022

Lahore tailor fined Rs.51,500 by consumer court for ‘poor stitching and late delivery’

What happened: On Feb 21, ARY News reported that a tailor in Lahore was fined Rs51,500 for poor stitching and late delivery of outfits. Details: Reportedly, a man named Muhammad Shahbaz Chishti filed a consumer court complaint against tailor Muhamamd Hafeez for bad stitching and late delivery of two clothes he gave him on April […]

February 21, 2022

Bill to make defamation on social media a punishable offense sent for cabinet approval, says Minister Fawad Chaudhry

What happened: On Feb 19, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Husain took to his Twitter account where he stated that two laws have been sent to the cabinet for approval, one of them being a bill to make defamation on social media a ‘punishable offense.’ Details: Pakistan’s government has already attempted to implement new Internet restrictions, […]

February 20, 2022

Inflation responsible for rise in Karachi street crimes, says CM Murad Ali Shah

What happened: On Feb 19, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah admitted to the rise in street crime in Karachi as he expressed alarm about an increase in armed muggings and homicides, adding that the country’s “deteriorating economic situation” are to be blamed for the surge. Details: He expressed his thoughts to reporters at […]

February 19, 2022

Another incident of honor killing: Sister killed by brother in Mardan

What happened: On February 19, Express Tribune reported another incident of alleged honor killing in Sher Garh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa woman, along with her admirer, was killed by her brother in the Mardan district. Accused was identified by the Sher Garh police as Inam Bacha and Express tribune quotes it, “Inam Bacha opened fire at his sister Nabeel and […]

February 18, 2022

Kashmiri men jailed for over 100 days as they celebrated Pakistan’s victory against India

What happened: Three Kashmiri students have spent more than 100 days at an Indian jail as the police apprehended them for celebrating Pakistan’s victory against India in the T20 World Cup 2021. Al Jazeera reported, “Arsheed Yousuf, Inayat Altaf and Showkat Ahmad Ganai all in their early 20s were arrested last October on sedition charges in […]

February 18, 2022

Muslim student attacked and hijab ripped by fellow students in New Zealand

What happened: On February 16, a 17 year old student, Hoda Al Jamaa of Otago Girls’ High School, was with her friends when three other girls attacked her and hurled abuses at the 17 year old. She is quoted by a local publication as, “Two of the girls held me and one hit me and after […]

February 17, 2022

Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer claims Noor Mukadam murder case could be a matter of honour killing

What happened: In yet another what @justicefoor_noor stated, “completely false to claim that this was an honour killing by Noor’s brother and father is VILE and I am sickened..” As it is pertinent to mention that on February 16, Zahir’s lawyer, Sikander Zulqarnain said, “This is a matter of living relationship(between Noor Mukadam and Zahir Jaffer), frayed emotions […]

February 17, 2022

Mother axed minor daughter to death and injured two children in Abbottabad

What happened:  On February 15, the Abbottabad police were quoted by Dawn as, “Woman axed her minor daughter to death and critically injured two other children before attempting to end her life.” According to Dawn, the incident was reported in Abbottabad’s Havelian village and another resident of the village said that his daughter in law and three […]

February 16, 2022

Male teacher gets life imprisonment for raping 13 minor students

What happened: An Indonesian teacher identified as Herry Wirawan, aged 36 was found guilty of raping 13 female students and allegedly impregnating 8 of the 13 minor female students. On February 15, an Indonesian court sentenced Herry to life imprisonment as he was found guilty of the crime. The News quoted the development as, “In a […]

February 15, 2022

Another extension IHC has given 4 more weeks to wrap up the Noor Mukadam case

What happened: The Additional Sessions Judge Atta Rabbani on February 15 noted that the deadline for the completion of the Noor Mukadam case had been extended for another four weeks. It is pertinent to mention that this is the 3rd time when Noor Mukadam’s case deadline has been extended. Whereas on Tuesday, Zakir Jaffer completed […]

February 15, 2022

Man arrested for raping an 87 year old bedridden woman

What happened: On February 15, BBC News reported, “A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping an 87-year-old woman in India’s national capital, Delhi.” The 30-year-old Delhi man is said to be a sweeper near the residence of an 87-year-old in Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area. The incident took place on February 13 when the woman was […]

February 14, 2022

Man rapes two minor girls selling balloons in Rawalpindi

What happened: On February 14, a Rawalpindi man was arrested for allegedly raping two minor girls who were selling balloons outside the Cantonment General Hospital. Dawn reported, “Safdar Hussain told Cantt police that his 9 year old daughter and 11 year old niece sold balloons to support their families.” At the same time, Express Tribune quoted Safdar […]

February 14, 2022

Restaurant in Rawalpindi has “horrifying” and “substandard” living arrangements for its employees, claims a social media user

What happened:  Social media user refused to be named but said that his father owns a flat in Rawalpindi, which was lent out to the Restaurant mentioned above. The Instagram user shared, “Most of such chains(food chains) hire people from less fortunate areas to cut costs. Areas such as central or southern Punjab and northern parts […]

February 14, 2022

Rs5 million for anyone who helps arrest the fugitive in the Dua Mangi case

What happened: It is pertinent to mention that the accused in the Dua Mangi case had escaped police custody and the Karachi police had failed to re-arrest the suspect. On January 27, prime accused Zohaib Qureshi had escaped after he was illegally brought to a shopping centre before the hearing at city courts. However, as […]

February 14, 2022

Rs34 billion worth drugs being smuggled to Dubai in 2,172 rosewater bottles confiscated in Karachi

What happened: On Feb 13, the Anti-Narcotics Force confiscated drugs worth over Rs34 billion hidden in rosewater bottles at Karachi International Containers Terminal.  Details: The 1,086 litres of Ketamine (a cocaine-like narcotic) were on their way to Dubai before being intercepted by the ANF intelligence and port control units. The officers seized the container, which […]

February 11, 2022

Another mosque in Germany vandalized by unknown attackers with racist graffiti

What happened: DailySabah on February 10 reported that a mosque in Germany was attacked and vandalized by unknown attackers as they painted the shape of a swastika on its door. The mosque was under the Turkish community of Germany. The representative from the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs, Turgut Ulker, is quoted by Daily Sabah, “Similar […]

February 10, 2022

Punjab Police once again recommends banning PUBG after teenager murders family

What happened: On February 9, the Punjab Pollice once again recommended a ban on the online game PUBG. The ban on PUBG was recommended after a teenager allegedly gunned down four members of his family in Lahore’s Kahna area. Subsequently, the Punjab police advised the local government to impose the ban on PUBG as Express […]

February 9, 2022

“I never kidnapped her,” Zahir claims he is falsely implicated in Noor Mukadam case

What happened: On February 9, the prime accused Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer presented the answers for a questionnaire filed by Zahir in which he claimed that he was being falsely implicated in the case. Dawn reported the development as, “The accused maintained that state machinery and media were used against him.” According to Zahir Jaffer’s answers he also […]

February 8, 2022

PUBG will not be banned, as LHC dismisses petition seeking ban on the game

What happened: On February 6, the Lahore High Court dismissed the petition seeking a ban on PUB as neither the petitioner nor his counsel appeared before the court to pursue the petition. The petition was filed by Tanveer Sarwar as it was reported that an increase in violent incidents was allegedly linked to PUBG; however, […]

February 8, 2022

Karachi government school principal and peon accused of burning Islamiat textbooks freed of blasphemy charges

What happened: On Feb 8, sessions court cleared a government school headmaster, Javed Akhtar and a peon, Muhammad Shahid Khan of all charges related to a blasphemy case filed against them in 2018 which accused them of burning Islamiat textbooks of class IV and V. Back story: According to the prosecution, plaintiff Muhammad Jahangir was […]

February 7, 2022

Brother shot gang-rape victim sister dead in Sargodha

What happened: On February 6, a gang-rape victim was shot dead by her brother in Kot Momin near Sargodha allegedly after the 28 year old victim was raped by 4 members of an influential family. Dawn reported the incident as, “Feeling aggrieved the victim’s brother along with his two accomplices, allegedly shot dead his sister and […]

February 7, 2022

Iranian man confesses to murdering 17 year old wife and carrying her severed head on streets

What happened: On February 6, AP reported that two brothers were arrested for decapitating the wife of one of the brothers as AP quotes, “After a gruesome video of the victim circulated online.” The two Iranian men were arrested in the southwestern city of Ahvaz and one of the Iranian police officers is quoted, “The defendants confessed to […]

February 5, 2022

A village in Upper Chitral boycotts dowry terming it “social evil”

What happened: On February 4, ARY News reported that a jirga in Upper Chitral’s Laspur village decided to ban dowry in marriages as they stated that it’s time to end the social evil. According to reports, the elders of the Laspur village concluded that demanding dowry from the bride’s family accounts for unnecessary expenditure. One […]

February 4, 2022

Lahore man faces 6 months of jail time over second marriage without consent

What happened: Lahore’s resident, identified as Ghulam Rasool, was arrested on February 4 from the premises of Lahore High Court as he had married without the consent of his 1st wife. Pakistan Daily reported, “During the hearing, Justice Atiya Neelam instructed the police to arrest the convict immediately after the proceeding.”  Details: Subsequently, local publications reported […]

February 4, 2022

PTI MNA’s husband was sent to jail after he allegedly tried to kill her

What happened: On February 2, PTI’s lawmaker Javeria Zafar filed an FIR in the Women police station Islamabad against husband Haider, alleging that he had attempted to kill her threatened her before firing at her. Javeria Zafar is also a Parliamentary Secretary on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Development. Dawn quotes the development as, “The man contracted […]

February 3, 2022

Woman enter Facebook’s metaverse and alleges “I was verbally and sexually harassed in the virtual reality”

What happened: A woman who has been identified as Nina Jane Patel from London is quoted by Vice News as, “Within 60 seconds of joining Facebook’s Metaverse, I was verbally and sexually harassed.” Subsequently, she alleged that 3-4 male avatars, with male voices, gang-raped her avatar and took its photos. The 43-year-old mother further stated, “As I tried […]

February 2, 2022

Zahir’s lawyer files application against IG Islamabad for “creating fake hype”

What happened: On February 2, the counsel for the prime accused in the Noor Mukadam case, Zahir Jaffer, filed an application against the IG Islamabad Ahsan Younas. Zahir Jaffer’s counsel, Sikandar Zulqarnain, the DIG operations, and the chief prosecutors were accused in the application. Express Tribune quoted the application as, “They held a press conference in […]

February 2, 2022

#JusticeForSatanLal: Hindu businessman killed in Ghotki for not giving up his land to ‘influential people’

What happened: On Feb 1, a Hindu businessman, Satan Lal, was shot dead in Ghotki, allegedly by powerful members of the Dahar community. Subsequently, a large group of protestors blocked the National Highway to protest against Lal’s murder, demanding justice for the deceased. Click here to see #JusticeForSatanLal trending on Twitter. Details: Lal’s friend, Mukhi […]

February 2, 2022

New SSP appointed for Noor Mukadam case as previous one showed ‘lack of interest’

What happened: On Feb 2, Syed Ali Akbar Shah, Senior Superintendent of Police was assigned as the new SSP investigation officer, replacing SSP Attaur Rehman, with the mandate to prosecute the Noor Mukadam murder case as well as the couple harrasment case in the trial courts.  Details: SSP Rehman was transferred to the Central Police […]

February 1, 2022

Woman impersonating as a naval medical officer arrested in Islamabad

What happened: On February 1, Assistant Sub Inspector Waqas Ahmed was quoted by Dawn as, “The woman had introduced herself as a medical officer stationed at PNS Karzaz Karachi.” However, she was taken into custody after not providing the service card. Dawn further quotes the investigation officer, Waqas Ahmed, “the woman wore the uniform of a naval officer […]

February 1, 2022

Influential Karachi inmates allowed to visit homes during trials, reveals a senior police officer

What happened: The Senior Superintendent Central Prison, Hassan Sahito, disclosed that the influential prisoners were allowed to visit their homes during the trial time period. The News quoted the development as “This comes days after a suspect in Dua Mangi kidnapping case escaped from police custody while several other inmates were found staying at private hospitals.”  […]

February 1, 2022

Altaf Hussain goes on trial for his 2016 speech which led to anti-Pakistan chants

What happened: On Jan 31, Altaf Hussain, the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement began his three-week trial in London for his controversial speech inciting violence in Karachi in 2016.  Back story: On Aug 22, 2016, the MQM founder, who is also wanted by Pakistani police on a number of charges, delivered a controversial speech […]

January 27, 2022

Indian man r*aped 15 year-old daughter multiple times for spending ‘too much’ time on her phone

What happened: On Jan 23, a 42-year-old man from Vizag was arrested and sent to judicial remand for raping his 15-year-old daughter multiple times. The man was allegedly enraged at her daughter because she spent too much time on her phone, according to the police. Details: The 10th grader was not ready to leave school […]

January 26, 2022

“They beat me up every time I ate without permission,” says a 9 year old stepdaughter

What happened: On January 25, the Faisalabad police arrested a couple for beating up their 9-year-old stepdaughter as the girl alleged, “They(parents) beat me up every time I ate or slept without permission.” At the same time, she claimed, “They did the same with my brother.” Subsequently, the accused Faisalabad couple was arrested and an FIR was registered under […]

January 26, 2022

Coke Studio producer Xulfi receives Rs.10 crore legal notice from Nirmala Maghani’s team over copyright infringement

What happened: Nirmala Maghani’s lawyers issued a Rs.10 crore legal notice to Coke Studio producer, Xulfi on Jan 24, alleging copyright infringement in connection with the Coke Studio 14 song, ‘Tu Jhoom.’ The notice: The notice, addressed to Xulfi, stated: “On June 14, 2021, my client, Nirmala Maghani, sent her compositions, including the melody of […]

January 26, 2022

First ever theriocide case registered in Pakistan after men in Peshawar kills pet dog

What happened: After a pet dog was shot dead, police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa filed the first-ever case of theriocide on Jan 24. The dog was reportedly guarding its owner, Shah Rehman, who was playing in the fields, when two armed men, Shoaib and Tahir, opened fire on the dog. Details: The animal was in agony after […]

January 20, 2022

Adiala Jail doctors declare Zahir Jaffer as completely fit in the medical report

What happened: On January 20, Zahir Jaffer was presented in the Islamabad district court on a stretcher handcuffed. Subsequently, senior journalist Saqib Bashir in his tweet, revealed, “Zahir Jaffer the main accused in Noor Mukadam case, has been declared as fully fit by the Adiala Jail Hospital. And the report of Adiala Jail doctors was submitted […]

January 20, 2022

Zahir Jaffer carried to court on a stretcher as lawyer claimed that mental health has “further deteriorated”

What happened:  Senior journalist, Fiaz Mahmood(@fiazzmahmood) on January 20, tweeted the video of Zahir Jaffer being produced by the Islamabad police on a stretcher in the courtroom. In the viral video, Zahir is handcuffed to the stretcher as he is taken to the district court in Islamabad.  Details: It is pertinent to mention that a […]

January 19, 2022

Victims shall not be exposed to the child p*rn*graphy accused, says the Islamabad High Court

What happened: On January 18, the Islamabad High Court ordered the federal government to ensure the dignity of the victims in the child pornography cases. The IHC has instructed the government to increase the sentence from 7 years to a maximum of 20 years and a fine not less than one million rupees in cases […]

January 18, 2022

“Is it acceptable for a guy and a girl to have such a relation in Pakistan?” Noor’s father cross-examined by Zahir’s lawyer

What happened: On January 17, Shaukat Mukadam recorded his statement before the cross-examination by Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer Sikander Zulqarnain started. Senior journalist, Saqib Bashir in his YouTube video and tweets, explained the questions that Sikander asked in the courtroom. In his YouTube video, Saqib said, “Shaukat Mukadam was asked several irrelevant questions along with asking Noor’s […]

January 18, 2022

#JusticeforNoor once again trends on Twitter as people demand authorities to bring Zahir Jaffer to justice

What happened: After the recent hearing of the Noor Mukadam case on Jan 17, where the primary accused, Zahir Jaffer, was carried to the court on a chair as his counsel informed the judge that “his mental state has gotten worse,” Pakistanis took to Twitter once again and started a trend of #JusticeforNoor as they […]

January 12, 2022

An appeal to subject Mashal Khan’s murderers to a ruthless sentence heard by the Supreme Court

What happened: On Jan 11, the Supreme Court accepted to hear a plea, filed by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seeking to increase the sentences of those convicted in the 2017 lynching of Mardan university student, Mashal Khan. Details: The appeals were filed against the Nov 2020 verdict in which the Peshawar High Court commuted […]

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