December 1, 2021

Consumer Judge in Mandi Bahaudin tortured by lawyers for convicting the DC, AC

What happened:  The argument between a consumer judge and district administration officers in Mandi Bahauddin turned ugly on Tuesday. A group of lawyers allegedly thrashed and manhandled the judge in his court. They were in support of the district bar association president, who had represented the deputy commissioner in a contempt case. The judge had […]

November 30, 2021

A 40 years old man commits suicide at Lucky one mall: Karachi

What happened: According to reports, Zuhair, aged 40, committed suicide by jumping off the third floor of Lucky one mall in Karachi. Subsequently, the local police have claimed that Zuhair, due to the financial crisis at his home, committed suicide. LuckyOne Mall’s management has also issued a statement in this regard. Their statement readout, “We […]

November 29, 2021

Female blogger apologises for compromising the “sanctity” of Kartarpur corridor

What happened: According to reports, a private clothing brand was heavily criticized for doing a photoshoot at the Kartarpur corridor. It was alleged that the female blogger did a photoshoot at the religious place without a “duppata” on her head. At the same time, an Indian journalist tweeted that the female blogger’s photoshoot had “hurt […]

November 29, 2021

Lahore’s youngster befriended a girl on PUBG before allegedly sexually abusing her

What happened: Reportedly, a youngster from Lahore first befriended a girl through PUBG and then cheated on her after marriage. According to reports, the youngster also sexually abused the girl in Punjab’s provincial capital. At the same time, an FIR has been registered by the victim in Lahore’s north Cantt police station against three people […]

November 29, 2021

A mob burned down a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

What happened: On Sunday, a mob attacked and set fire to a police station in the Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They wanted the police to handover them man imprisoned for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran. Details: On Sunday, police arrested a guy for allegedly desecrating the Quran. They moved him to the Mandani police station in […]

November 27, 2021

Lower Dir’s judge accused of raping and blackmailing a woman arrested

What happened: Lower Dir’s senior civil judge Jamshed Kundi was arrested by local police. Jamshed Kundi allegedly raped a woman of Lower Dir before blackmailing her. Lower Dir’s DPO confirmed the news of Jamshed’s arrest. At the same time, the woman victim was recovered by the police team from Jamshed’s residence. Subsequently, the civil judge […]

November 27, 2021

This American man was wrongfully convicted of murder, freed after 43 years

What happened: An American man Kevin Strickland spent 43 years at Missouri’s Correctional facility. He was wrongfully convicted in 1979 for three murders. Kevin is now 62 years old and was wrongfully convicted at the age of 18. He has always claimed that he was watching TV and had no relationship with the murders. Missouri […]

November 27, 2021

Jewellery worth Rs20 million stolen from an Indian hotel room

What happened: A family in Jaipur was away for a wedding when the robbers took away their diamond jewellery. The family was visiting Jaipur from Mumbai for a wedding when the incident happened. The Indian family was residing at a famous five-star hotel in Jaipur. However, they have lodged a police complaint and alleged that […]

November 27, 2021

“The growing threat of child pornography must be dealt with iron fist”: SC

What happened: The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected the bail plea in a child pornography case. The child pornographer filed an application for anticipatory bail but the Supreme Court dismissed his plea. FIA Abbottabad arrested Umar Khan for uploading child pornography on social media. The court has said child pornography is a major cause of […]

November 27, 2021

Man on wheelchair beaten up by robbers in New York

What happened: In the Bronx, a man was attacked, robbed, and dragged from his wheelchair earlier this month. Details: Around 2:30 a.m. on November 8, a distressing attack was caught on tape at the corner of East Tremont and Anthony avenues. The 39-year-old victim was allegedly involved in an altercation on the sidewalk with a […]

November 26, 2021

Pakistani journalist commits suicide due to increasing inflation

What happened: Karachi’s journalist Fahim Mughal committed suicide due to being unemployed. Fahim Mughal posted on his Facebook earlier urging the media outlets for jobs. Reportedly, he was fired from Express news as he was forced to drive a rickshaw. After being fired from the English newspaper, the former media worker was forced to take […]

November 26, 2021

“DHA Security was about to kill these stray dogs before I saved them!” reveals a Lahorite

What happened: An Instagram user Rafae Karim revealed that a few dogs were about to be killed by the DHA security before he rescued them. While talking to Rafae, “The obedient and cute stray dogs were about to be killed by the DHA security.” Rafae also said that the little puppies were packed in a shopping bag […]

November 26, 2021

Pakistan cricket team face a lawsuit for hoisting national flag during training

What happened:  The Pakistan cricket team on their tour to Bangladesh held the national flag during practice sessions. The Pakistani flag was seen heaved up during their practice session in Mirpur before the 1st Test match. Reportedly, the Bangladeshi players took this as a political message, as they filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed […]

November 26, 2021

Pakistani expat rescued by Saudi surgeons after he tried committing suicide

What happened:  A 30 years old Pakistani expat who works in Saudi Arabia survived after trying to commit suicide by eating cement. The Pakistani worker swallowed a cement mixture which caused a complete blockage in his stomach. His stomach tissues were also damaged due to the cement mixture. However, the reason for him eating cement […]

November 26, 2021

PML-N condemns the attack on journalist Ahmad Noorani’s wife in Lahore

What happened:  Senior journalist and a reporter for Fact Focus, Ahmad Noorani‘s wife, was attacked in Lahore. It is pertinent to know that Ahmad Noorani was the first to break the story about Justice Saqib Nisar’s leaked video before his wife was attacked. Unknown assailants attacked Ahmad’s wife, Ambreen Fatima, in Lahore. Ambreen Fatima was […]

November 26, 2021

Kot Addu’s policeman arrested for allegedly raping a female accused

What happened: According to reports, Kot Addu police stations ASI Imtiaz entered the victim’s house and raped her. Along with three armed men, ASI entered the divorced woman’s house and raped her in front of the family. The incident was reported in Muzaffargarh’s tehsil Kot Addu near Parhar Sharqi. Reportedly, the ASI had taken the […]

November 26, 2021

North Korea bans leather jackets to prevent people from copying Kim Jong’s fashion sense

What happened: To prevent citizens from copying their Supreme Leader’s look, North Korea has banned leather trench coats. Details: Young men wearing leather trench coats have been banned outright, with police scouring the streets to grab the garments from both citizens and vendors. The news agency stated that the crackdown began after people began imitating […]

November 26, 2021

16 year-old British Sikh boy stabbed to death over a Gucci bag

What happened: On the night of Wednesday, November 24, a 16-year-old British Sikh kid named Ashmeet Singh was stabbed on a West London street. Details: The year with the greatest annual numbers was 2008, when 29 young boys were killed. Singh’s acquaintances claim that he was stabbed because he was often carrying a fake Gucci […]

November 26, 2021

Three white men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

What happened: On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot in a confrontation with Travis and Gregory McMichael, as well as their neighbour, William Bryan. The three white men have been found guilty for killing the black man who was out on a jog that day. Details: The defendants claimed they were acting in […]

November 25, 2021

Faisalabadi father arrested for chaining his daughter over forced marriage

What happened: Faisalabadi woman filed an FIR against his father for forcefully her in a room of their house in Faisalabad’s Chak Jhumra area. Reportedly, the daughter was chained as she was forced to marry someone of her parents’ liking. The victim also appeared in a local court. While appearing in court, she said, “I want […]

November 25, 2021

Russian passenger commits ‘suicide’ on an Egypt-Russia flight

What happened:  48 years old Russian man Alexander Dokshin was found dead by the plane crew inside the plane’s toilet. The Russian-bound flight of S7 airlines had to conduct an emergency landing as the captain found Alexander’s body. The emergency landing was made in Cairo. The plane’s captain also put out a call for a […]

November 25, 2021

This wedding’s music caused 63 chickens death by heart attacks

What happened: An Indian wedding’s music was blamed for the death of 63 chickens, according to India’s local farmers. Odisha’s local farmer, Ranjit Kumar Parida, claimed that 63 of his chickens died due to the “ear-splitting,” music. At the same time, Ranjit hadd requested the wedding DJ to lower the music volume as “The music was too loud […]

November 25, 2021

Lahore woman beats up boyfriend after break-up

What happened: According to a report, Mehwish was charged for allegedly beating up her former partner. It was also reported that Mehwish, along with three accomplices, tortured her “ex-boyfriend” after they broke up. According to a report, Shahid, the alleged boyfriend, was abducted by Mehwish with the help of her two friends named Awais and Azam.  Details: […]

November 25, 2021

Gurdwaras opened for namaz after Hindu extremists attacked worshippers: India

What happened: The Sikh Gurdwaras in India’s Gurugram were opened by the administration for Muslim worshippers. Many social media users appreciated the act of kindness by the Sikh for the Muslim community. The decision by the Sikh community after the protests by BJP against the Muslim minority in the area. The Gurugram’s Sikh community has […]

November 25, 2021

Did North Korea just pull off a Squid Game themselves?

What happened: On USB sticks and SD cards, copies of Squid Game were smuggled into North Korea. According to reports, the individual accused of smuggling in the show has been punished to death by a firing squad. Details: A North Korean student who bought the USB drive was sentenced to life in prison. Six others […]

November 25, 2021

Noor Mukkadam’s CCTV footage: Court orders FIA to investigate the leak

What happened: Social media platform run by Noor’s friends, Justice for Noor (@justicefor_noor) shared an update on their Twitter handle regarding the CCTV Footage leak. Court has directed DG FIA, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi to investigate the matter; how the footage was leaked and how it got viral. Details: On 11th November, Inspector Sattar, the investigating […]

November 24, 2021

Sindh High Court Bar takes notice of PTI’s female activist getting attacked at the Malir court

What happened: The Sindh High Court Bar Association has urged the SBC to take action against the lawyers involved in physically attacking the female complainant. Laila Parveen and her brother went to file a complaint at the Malir court but were attacked by lawyers at the court. Sindh Bar Association’s president, Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed, has […]

November 24, 2021

Medical student’s body found “hanged” in Larkana’s girls’ hostel

What happened: Nosheen Kazmi’s body was found hanging with a rope at the girl’s hostel of Chandka Medical College, Larkana. Nosheen Kazmi was a fourth-year student at the medical college. However, it is still unclear whether Nosheen committed suicide or was murdered. As soon as the incident was reported to Chandka Medical College’s administration, the […]

November 24, 2021

Apple sued Israeli surveillance company

What happened: NSO Group, an Israeli monitoring firm, has been charged by Apple of “flagrant” abuses of its software as well as federal and state laws. Details: On Tuesday, Apple filed a federal lawsuit against the NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance firm. The case is the second of its sort — Facebook sued NSO in […]

November 23, 2021

Iraqi court allows a 12 years old girl’s marriage

What happened: According to reports, an Iraqi court has allowed a 12 years old girl’s marriage to a man who is 25 years old. During the hearing of the case, the young girl was married to her stepmother’s brother. It is pertinent to know that the legal age of marriage in Iraq is 18 and […]

November 23, 2021

American man confronts his high school bully after 35 years

What happened:  A Texas man confronts his childhood bully, a Houston-area school superintendent, in court. A Texas man named, Greg Barret who attended the Katy Independent School District board meeting, confronted his bully during the session. Greg Barret confronted his 35 years old school bully named Lance Hindt and said, “I was unbelievably bullied.”  Details: Greg […]

November 23, 2021

Chrystul Kizer: The girl who killed her sex trafficker in self-defense at the age of 17

What happened: Kizer, who was 17 at the time, is accused of killing Randall P. Volar III, who had previously been arrested for child sexual abuse. Details: After groups like the Chicago Community Bond Fund donated enough money to pay her $400,000 bond, Kizer was freed from jail in June 2020. Her case is still […]

November 23, 2021

Lawyers physically assaulted a woman complainant in Karachi

What happened: The event drew widespread condemnation on social media, with many users shaming the lawyer. A video circulating on social media shows a group of lawyers assaulting a female complainant, named Laila Parveen. She belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf. Along with her brother, she was betean up by a group of lawyers inside the Malir […]

November 22, 2021

Rise from the dead! As an Indian man turns up alive after spending hours in morgue

What happened: An Indian man, who was declared dead, was declared dead after a road accident. New Delhi’s Srikesh Kumar was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared dead and shifted to the morgue of the government hospital. Srikesh Kumar was involved in a motorbike incident when he was transported to the hospital and […]

November 22, 2021

Real-life Money Heist in Lahore, as robbers steal 34 million from a house in Lahore

What happened:  2021’s biggest robbery occurred in Lahore’s Johar Town locality. Armed men robbed Dr. Naseem Chaudhry’s home clinic while torturing his wife and children. It was reported that the Johar Town had was robbed, before Dr. Naeem Chaudhry’s family was kept hostage, and tortured. The house is reported to be located at the main […]

November 22, 2021

Saqib Nisar denies the authenticity of the leaked audio clip

What happened: Saqib Nisar, the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, has called an alleged leaked audio clip, fake and fabricated. In the said audio clip he is instructing to keep Nawaz Sharif and his daughter behind the bars. Details: The audio clip was also provided by journalist Ahmed Noorani. In the clip, Justice Nisar is […]

November 20, 2021

Zia Chisti resigned as Afiniti founder after sexual assault allegations

What happened: On Friday, Afiniti’s founder Zia Chishti stepped down as the founder of the company following the sexual assault charges against him. Details: The 50-year-old Pakistani-American stepped down as chief executive officer ‘effective immediately’ according to a statement on the company’s website. After Tatiana Spottiswoode, a 23-year-old former employee spoke before a US congressional […]

November 19, 2021

Federal government removes chemical castration clause from the anti-rape law

What happened: Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Law, Justice Faroogh Naseem, in an interview, said, “Chemical castration clause has been repealed in the anti-rape law.” Reports have claimed that the Pakistani government has had ‘cold-feet,’ right before the amended bill, and removed the castration clause. Details: Whereas, the Council of Islamic Ideology, has raised several objections […]

November 18, 2021

Anti-rape bill allowing chemical castration of rapists, passed by Pakistani parliament

What happened: The sex offenders convicted of multiple rapes can now face chemical castration after the parliament passed new legislation, Pakistan. While, this legislation aims to fasten the conviction rate and have harsher sentences for the accused. Why it matters:  Reports have suggested that the conviction rate of sex offenders and rapists in Pakistan is […]

November 18, 2021

Saad Rizvi released from jail after the government had struck a ‘secretive’ deal

What happened: The TLP’s leader, Allama Saad Hussain, on the 18th of November, was released from jail. The Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Pakistan’s chief Saad Rizvi’s release, comes days after the federal government had reached an agreement with the then-banned TLP group.  Previously:  It is pertinent to note that Saad Rizvi was arrested earlier this year after the […]

November 18, 2021

Zahir Jaffer declines legal representation once more, insists on his own counsel

What happened: Zahir Zakir Jaffer, the main culprit in the Noor Mukadam murder case, declined to sign a power of attorney that would have allowed him to be represented by a lawyer of his choosing on Wednesday. Details: During the hearing for cross-examination of witnesses Head Constable Jabir, computer operator Mudassir, ASI Dost Muhammad, and […]

November 17, 2021

Noor Mukaddam: The Nation awaits justice

Back-story: On the 21st of July 2021, an outcry for justice arose, from regular citizens to elite class citizens of Pakistan. A gruesome murder became the ‘hot-topic,’ for the political & ordinary commentators of the country. Noor Mukaddam, daughter of Pakistan’s former ambassador, Shaukat Mukaddam, was allegedly murdered by her long known ‘friend,’ Zahir Jaffer, […]

November 16, 2021

Ali Abucar Ali, a 20 year-old was stabbed to death while saving an old woman’s life

What happened: On Friday, around 8pm, after stepping in to help an 82-year-old widow, Betty Walsh, after she was punched and knifed outside a kebab restaurant near her home, Ali Abucar Ali, a 20 year-old basketball coach was stabbed to death by a stranger. Details: Norris Henry, 37, of Brentford, is appearing in Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court […]

November 15, 2021

Pregnant woman strangled to death, for bearing another daughter

What happened: Just two days before she was due to give birth to her third daughter, a woman was allegedly strangled to death by her husband and mother-in-law, in Narowal, Punjab. Details: Ishrat Bibi, who married Imran Saleem, a businessman from Shakargarh’s Mohallah Rashid, over 14 years ago, frequently complained about her in-laws torturing and […]

November 11, 2021

Customer in Texas throws hot soup in restaurant employee’s face

What happened: A woman in Texas was caught on footage on 7th November after she threw a bowl of hot soup in the face of a restaurant worker at Sol De Jalisco, an eatery in Temple, Texas. Details: In the CCTV footage, the woman had earlier bought the soup and later returned to the restaurant, […]

November 11, 2021

The 911 helpline number is now operational in Pakistan

What happened: The helpline number, 911 is now operational, and the prime minister is likely to inaugurate it this month. Details: The National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) designed the integrated service, which will be run by the Interior Ministry. The unified, one-window access to all emergency services, according to Information Technology Minister, Syed Aminul Haq, was […]

November 10, 2021

The National Assembly adds more to Pakistan’s workplace harassment laws

Details: The definition of harassment has been changed by Parliament, so it is no longer restricted to sexual harassment. It now includes, “any undesired behaviour that produces an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating, or insulting environment based on age, disability, gender, religion or belief, race, or sexual orientation.” What happened: Members of Pakistan’s National Assembly have […]

November 6, 2021

“Save me…My uncles are raping me,” pleaded the niece before the Rawalpindi police arrested two men

What happened: It was reported that a 14 years old girl ran out of her home in Dhok Darazian, Rawalpindi, during the night and pleaded to the area’s councillor, “Save me… My uncles have been raping me everyday.” The area’s councillor, Shazia Sajid, quoted by a media outlet, said, “When I saw the girl, she was […]

November 5, 2021

PEMRA’s director general suspended for sexually harassing his female employee

Details: Kashmala Khan (@kashmalakhanofficial), the Federal Ombudsperson for the Protection of Women at Workplaces, decided on Thursday that a senior official of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) should be fired and compensated Rs2 million for sexually harassing a female employee. What happened: Kashmala stated in her order that on January 20, 2020, a […]

November 5, 2021

FIA arrested a child pornographer in Quetta

Details: A man was arrested in Quetta by the Federal Investigation Agency for shooting indecent videos of minors and uploading them to pornographic websites. What happened: The FIA confiscated two mobile phones from the suspect during a raid at his home near Faqeer Ahmed Road on Wednesday and filed FIR against him. The guy had […]

November 4, 2021

Zahir Jaffer was thrown out of court for his misbehaviour

Details: Zahir Jaffer, the culprit in the murder of Noor Mukadam, was kicked out of an Islamabad sessions court on Wednesday for interfering with the judge and misbehaving with him. What happened: Throughout the session, he kept interrupting the judge. When he was warned about it, he began making offensive remarks. Zahir kept saying, “What’s […]

November 1, 2021

Pakistan is the 9th worst country in the world for journalists, reveals CPJ

What happened: The CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) has ranked Pakistan at nine this year on their annual Global Impunity Index. The Global Impunity Index highlights countries where journalists are killed, and their killers go free. They have released the following ranking, with the ‘worst records of allowing killers of journalists to go free: Somalia, […]

November 1, 2021

Anti-Muslim violence in Tripura, India needs your attention, here’s what is happening

Details: On Friday, tensions were high in areas of India’s northeastern Tripura state, following a series of attacks on minority Muslims, which were perceived as retaliation for violence against Hindus in Bangladesh earlier this month. The attack on Hindus: Earlier, in October, during Durga puja, Hindus were attacked, houses were set on fire, and temples […]

October 30, 2021

Zayn Malik accused of harassment by Yolanda Hadid

Details: Zayn Malik has been sacked from his record label, following charges of harassment against Gigi Hadid and her mother. What happened: After an argument with Gigi’s mother, Yolanda, earlier this week, the former One Direction singer’s career is in free fall. Malik allegedly called his mother-in-law a “f…g Dutch sl*t” and shoved her into […]

July 27, 2021

Zahir Jaffer says he committed the murder because “Noor cheated on him”

What happened: After the completion of a 5-day physical remand, Zahir Jaffer murderer in the Noor Mukadam case, claimed to have killed Noor for cheating on him. On Monday, Zahir’s physical remand was extended for two more days by the Islamabad court. What’s happening now: Zahir’s parents, Asmat Zakir and Zakir Jaffer along with security […]

July 27, 2021

The man who knifed Khadija 23 times released for “good character” – Fayaz Chohan

What happened: In May 2016, a law student Shah Hussain stabbed fellow classmate Khadija Siddiqui barbarically. A session court in March 2018 commuted the sentence to 5 years. Khadija’s stabber is now released. What’s happening now: According to a video released by Geo news, Fayaz ul Hassan stated that Shah Hussain wasn’t granted release by […]

July 27, 2021

MPA’s security guard shot a Foodpanda rider

What happened: A security guard of MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan (MQM) shot Foodpanda rider, Nadeem, for ringing Hassan’s doorbell in Karachi’s Defense. The rider was there to deliver food that the politician’s family had ordered through the Foodpanda app. Details: Nadeem had refused to hand over the food parcel to the guard and rung the […]

July 27, 2021

“The truth will be out infront of everyone very soon”,says Salar Shamas

Fatima Ahmed from Propergaanda’s team approached Salar Shamas, the singer who has been accused by an anonymous page for allegedly harassing and assaulting women. Fatima had a few questions for him regarding the allegations. (F) state the questions asked by Fatima Ahmed, (S) state the answers given by Salar Shamas (F) Did you personally know […]

July 27, 2021

Wearing jeans cost a 17-year-old girl her life in India

What happened: Neha Paswan, a 17-year-old girl, from Uttar Pardesh was allegedy killed at the hands of her relatives’ beating for wearing jeans. Details: She belonged to a village in Deoria district, which is one of the poorest developed district in the state. Her mother reported the incident to BBC Hindi, narrating that her daughter […]

July 26, 2021

‘Save me before I become the next Noor’, pleads woman seeking refuge from husband

What happened: Wishah AbuBakr, wife of Shahzwar Bugti, has been asking for protection from her husband for over three months after he attempted to kill her for running away from his abuse. Shahzwar then proceeded to leak explicit pictures of his wife Wishah. In her pinned post on her Twitter account, Wishah details her account […]

July 26, 2021

Lahore based singer accused of harassment; Shamas says accusations are fabricated and fake chats are being shared

What happened: An account on Instagram, Wall of Shame Pakistan, shared a post detailing reports from multiple women who claimed they have been harassed or assaulted by Lahore based singer, Salar Shamas late on Sunday. What you need to know: The post claimed that Salar had sexually harassed women and used his influence to threaten […]

July 24, 2021

Abid Sher Ali uses crass language in a verbal fight at a restaurant in London

What happened: Abid Sher Ali of PML-N and his family were out at a restaurant in London for a family meal when he was accused of jumping the queue using his political leverage. He was accused by a fellow Pakistani man, who was also at the restaurant with his family. The accusation quickly turned into […]

July 24, 2021

Gandapur shouts violent remarks against Maryam Nawaz while the nation struggles with femicide

What happened: Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, has made highly problematic violent remarks against Maryam Nawaz at a public rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Tarar Khal area. Details: Gandapur was criticising the PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz when he turned his criticism more personal and violent. […]

July 24, 2021

Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, talks to media

What happened: Shaukat Mukadam spoke to the media alongside PM’s Special Assistant, Shahbaz Gill. Mr. Shaukat has highlighted crucial details regarding his daughter’s brutal murder while demanding definitive justice from the law as a bereaved father and a Pakistani who has served his country well. The points he highlighted The “I” in PTI stands for […]

July 23, 2021

Zahir Jaffer was “sound and in his senses” at the murder scene, says SSP Ataur Rehman

What happened: Ataur Rehman, the SSP Investigation, has said at the pres conference regarding the Noor Mukadam murder case that the suspect Zahir Jaffer was completely sound and in his senses when he was arrested from the murder scene. Details: SSP Rehman further clarified that Zahir may have a history of drug abuse but at […]

July 23, 2021

Zahir Jaffer, the murderer in the Noor Mukadam case, is still the Chief Brand Strategist for AJCL

What happened: Zahir Jaffer, who murdered and beheaded Noor Mukadam is still the Chief Brand Strategist for AJCL, the company his father owns. AJCL, a giant, has deep and strong roots in Pakistan. The company has given no official comment on the brutal murder at the hands of its own, Zahir Jaffer. Jaffer’s family owns […]

July 23, 2021

Khadija Siddiqi’s stabber has been released early from jail

What happened: Shah Hussain, who stabbed Khadija Siddiqi 23 times in 2016 has been released from jail before the completion of his prison sentence. He was sentenced to 5 years in jail, but has been released just after 3.5 years. Details: Prominent lawyer and activist Jibran Nasir has questioned the early release of the convict […]

July 20, 2021

Guantánamo Prison: Pakistani held without charge for 16 years to be released

What happened: Saifullah Paracha, Pakistani who spent 16 years in custody without ever being charged with a crime, is among the ten eligible to be transferred out of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. At 73, he is the oldest prisoner at the US base in Cuba. He was taken in custody on […]

July 19, 2021

Increased police and commandoes to be posted on Railway Stations for Eid

What happened: Inspector General (IG) of Pakistan Railways (PR) Police has announced that ahead of and during the Eid-ul-Adha, security and policing across Railway Stations will be heightened. Police personnel, commandoes, and even bomb squad have been installed across Railway premises. Details: The IG has advised security officials to keep an eye out for suspicious […]

July 19, 2021

Justice for Qurat-ul-Ain: Mother of four brutally murdered by influential husband

What happened: Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch, a mother of four children, was brutally murdered by her husband, Umer Khalid Memon, on Thursday in Hyderabad. The police refused to register a First Information Report (FIR) against the perpetrator since his family is very influential. Details: The incident took place on July 15, Thursday. Qurat-ul-ain was reportedly tortured for […]

July 19, 2021

Israeli spyware sold to governments to ‘target activists’ gets leaked

What happened: A software called ‘Pegasus’ was sold by the NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance company, to monitor activists, politicians and journalists from around the world. The network was uncovered by an investigation into a massive data leak by The Guardian, the Washington Post and 15 other media outlets. Backstory: Activists, journalists and politicians around […]

July 19, 2021

PPP leader pleads for permission to fly for daughter’s first day of university

What happened: Sharjeel Memon, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker facing charges against him has pleaded to the Sindh High Court (SHC) to have his name removed from the no-fly list so he could travel abroad to attend his daughter’s first day at a foreign university. Details: Memon wishes as a father to drop his […]

July 17, 2021

Islamabad Police’s Gender Protection Unit is a safe-haven for women and children seeking justice and protection

ICT Police’s Gender Protection Unit was created to make it easy for women and children to access justice and protection systems in case of violence and sexual harassment. The Unit can be contacted by dialing “8090”. There is a walk-in facility that is open 24/7 in F-6 and it is managed entirely by women for […]

July 16, 2021

“She Said”, the film about Weinstein and the #MeToo movement is set to premier in 2022

What happened: A film based on the investigation of sexual harassment cases against Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement that followed is expected to premier in cinemas by November 2022. Details: The film stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan in the main roles of the New York Times reporters that initially broke the story of […]

July 16, 2021

Oil discovered while drilling for water in Islamabad

What happened: While drilling a water bore, oil was discovered in Islamabad’s H/13 Sector. As residents found out about the accidental discovery, many started drilling for oil. They used suction machines to pump out oil and sell it. As per Islamabad’s Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, the locals were selling oil to brick kilns before […]

July 16, 2021

Hyderabad: Police rescue 13-year-old girl abducted by man thrice her age for marriage

What happened: ASP City Hyderabad, Aleena Rajpar, in a tweet reported that they rescued a 13 year old girl from a remote area in Balochistan after she was abducted by a man thrice her age for marriage last month. Details: A thirteen-year old girl named, Anmol, was abducted from a town in Hyderabad called Naseem […]

July 16, 2021

Karachi fire burns 50 rickshaws and 15 motorbikes to ashes

What happened: Early morning on Friday, a large fire in the parking lot of a building in Zaman Town’s Sector 50-C of Karachi has destroyed 50 rickshaws and 15 motorbikes completely. Investigation into how the fire started is still underway. This is a developing story a of now. Click here to see more from Propergaanda.

July 15, 2021

Zulfi Bukhari cleared in Pindi Ring Road scandal

What happened: Anti-Corruption Punjab Director General Gohar Nafees has said that Zulfi Bukhari and Ghulam Sarwar Khan have both been cleared of any suspicion and charges following the investigation report of the Pindi Ring Road irregularities case. The report has also been shared with PM Imran Khan. However, Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari (Zulfi Bukhari) has handed over […]

July 15, 2021

Filipino woman found “strangled to death” in her Clifton apartment

What happened: 32 year-old Filipino woman, Sheela, was found dead in her Upper Gizri apartment on Wednesday. The woman who lived in the same building, also a Filipino, reported the death to the police. Details: Sheela, the victim was living alone in her apartment for the past seven months and was also a cardiac patient. […]

July 15, 2021

Gojra: 10-year-old burnt after muezzin throws acid at him in a local mosque

What happened: On Wednesday, a muezzin from a local mosques in Gojra called Masjid-e-Siddiqiya allegedly threw acid on a 10-year-old boy while the boy was sleeping after offering morning prayers. Details: According to report, the 10-year old boy, Mukkaramul Hassan, was staying in the local mosque located in the New Model Town area for religious […]

July 14, 2021

Another woman reports being harassed by Usman Mirza, says authorities ignored her complaints

What happened: Another victim reported being harassed and blackmailed by Usman Mirza. She notified that she had filed a complaint with the FIA’s Cyber Crime Cell in Rawalpindi, however, the anti-cybercrime body had ignored her request. Details: The Islamabad police have arrested Mirza and his six accomplices for harassing and beating a young couple in […]

July 14, 2021

Man accused of blasphemy shot in Multan

What happened: According to reports, a man accused of blasphemy was injured after the brother of the claimant allegedly opened fire on him while he was going to attend the hearing of the case lodged against him. Details: On Oct 24, 2019, FIR was lodged against the accused, Shakir, under Section 295-B in which the […]

July 14, 2021

Afghan Taliban take over key border crossing with Pakistan

What happened: Today, a spokesman of Afghan Taliban stated that they have captured the strategic border crossing of Spin Boldak along the frontier with Pakistan. The Taliban have launched a widespread offensive across Afghanistan since early May when US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal of troops. Details: The Taliban have launched a widespread offensive across the countryside since early May […]

July 14, 2021

Blast in Upper Kohistan: 10 killed, including 4 Chinese nationals

What happened: Ten people were killed and over 39 were injured in a vehicle blast near a labor camp in Upper Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The bus was carrying staff working on the Dasu Dam, including 30 Chinese engineers. Details: As per reports, the bus was carrying over 30 Chinese engineers to the site of Dasu […]

July 13, 2021

Usman Mirza extorted Rs1.1m after blackmailing the couple with video

What happened: The court reported that Usman Mirza and his gang blackmailed the couple into giving them Rs1.1 million. As a result, the police added new sections relating to extortion and blackmailing in the case against the suspects. Details: The prime suspect Usman Mirza and other accomplices were presented before the judge at F-8 Katchery. […]

July 13, 2021

Blast at the only girls school in North Waziristan tribal district

What happened: On Monday, a blast took place at a girls school in Haider Khel area of North Waziristan tribal district when the students were taking intermediate examination. . Local report that the blast was an attempt to discourage girls from going to school. No one was hurt in the explosion Details: According to reports, […]

July 12, 2021

Police arrest man wielding gun outside Parliament House

What happened: Today, a man outside the Parliament House in Islamabad was arrested after a video of him wielding a gun went viral on social media. Details: Footage showed the man frantically walking on a main road, holding a pistol in one hand and a knife in the other, as several security officials surrounded him […]

July 12, 2021

Model Nayab Nadeem strangled to death at her residence in DHA Lahore

What happened: According to her post-mortem report, the 29-year-old model Nayab, was strangled to death with bruises found on her neck. Her step-brother found her body at her house in Phase V DHA Lahore on July 11. Details: The police reported that the 29-year-old model was strangulated and unidentified men had also subjected her to […]

July 10, 2021

Usman Mirza might be awarded the death sentence, says IG Islamabad Police

What happened: Qazi Jameel ur Rehman, the IG Islamabad Police, has said that Usman Mirza’s crimes meet the threshold of a life sentence or even a death penalty. The Islamabad Police has been following PM Imran Khan’s direction for this case. The culprits have been charged with 4 different sections of charges. Details: The IG […]

July 10, 2021

Hundreds protest against ‘murder’of laborer by guards of Engro Mining Company

What happened: A laborer, Dodo Bheel, was allegedly tortured to death by some security guards of the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company. On Friday, hundreds of activists took out a rally from Islamkot to Mithi, staging a protest in the playground of the High School Mithi to condemn the death of the worker. Details: Family […]

July 9, 2021

Police SHO and IO suspended for hushing rape of medical student

What happened: Dera Ghazi Khan’s regional police officer (RPO) suspended the Karam Dad Qureshi police station house officer (SHO) and investigation officer (IO) for not mentioning the rape of a medical student at gunpoint in the FIR report of a house robbery. The robbers also made a video clip of the rape. Details: An inquiry […]

July 8, 2021

People like Usman Mirza don’t deserve concession: PM Imran Khan

What happened: According to reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the Islamabad incident in which Usman Mirza and his aides assaulted a couple. Details: Sources suggest that Khan telephoned IG Police Islamabad and sought details of the incident from him. “The police should use all their energies to bring all the accused to […]

July 8, 2021

Zardari says Nawaz Sharif’s Punjab domicile is better than his

What happened: Asif Ali Zardari, the former president told the media that he was being treated unfairly by the law due to his ethnicity and domicile. Zardari asserts that he is being forced to appear in court in-person even though his legal counsel pleaded that Zardari’s ill-health is serious concern. “Mian Sahab’s domicile is better […]

July 8, 2021

“Hitler did a lot of good things”, according to Trump

What happened: In an upcoming book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election”, an exchange between Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly is recounted where Trump reportedly said to John that “Hitler did a lot of good things”. This exchange happened when Trump was on a visit to Europe. Trump was then advised by […]

July 8, 2021

Ex-PPP MPA shot dead in Attock

What Happend:  Former Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Attock and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan was shot dead in Attock on Wednesday. Details: Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan, the former PPP MPA, arrived at Sheebagh area to offer funeral prayers of his supporter Iqbal Hussain Shah. A man shot him […]

July 6, 2021

Muslim women in India put for sale on website

What happened: A Senior Correspondent for The Print India, Fatima Khan, tweeted something disturbing about a website offering “Sulli Deals”. Muslims in India are often referred to as Sulla or Sulli in a derogatory manner. The reactions on Twitter were that of anger, disgust, and surprise: Click here to see more from Propergaanda.

July 6, 2021

Woman tries to blow-out Olympic Torch using water-gun

What happened: A 54-year old woman was arrested in Japan for protesting against the Tokyo Games by using a water-gun to spray down the Olympic Torch. She was protesting against holding the games amidst a global pandemic. Details: Her video has gone viral on social media, she is seen trying to blow out the torch […]

July 6, 2021

RSF puts PM Imran Khan on the Press Freedom Predators list

What happened: Reporters without Borders (RSF) published a new report for 2021 which details predators of press freedom across the world. This report lists heads of state or governments that restrict press freedom and impose severe censorship. Details: The report justified the listing with alleged cases of interrupted newspaper distribution, control of media outlets and […]

July 6, 2021

Saudi prince is being investigated for “modern-day slavery” charges

What happened: French prosecutors are investigating claims against a Saudi prince for keeping seven women as slaves in his apartment outside of Paris. Most of the women were from Philippines and filed complains of “modern-day slavery” against the prince. Details: The maids were recruited in Saudi Arabia but fled from Paris when they were working […]

July 6, 2021

Students can now intern at Punjab Police

What happened: The Punjab police has announced a four-week long internship program for students. Students from various degree programs can participate in the internship program at police offices. Details: The internship launch is in efforts to promote awareness and offer practical insight into police-work. The Inspector General of Punjab Police Inam Ghani said the aim […]

July 5, 2021

Expired Indian-made cosmetics worth Rs320 million seized in Lahore

What happened: In a successful operation, Pakistan Customs, seized millions worth expired Indian-made cosmetics from a warehouse in Lahore and a case against the warehouse owner has been registered. The truck carrying the cosmetics was followed by Customs Intelligence from Faisalabad. Backstory: Recently, there were also raids on fake hair color-producing factory in Lahore which […]

July 3, 2021

The Queens come crashing down as Canadians confront their colonial history

What happened: Unmarked graves of hundreds of indigenous children have been discovered in Canada at the sites of controversial former “Residential Schools”. This discovery has reopened painful wounds for indigenous and other communities in Canada. The anger Canadians feel over this horrific past has led to burning of Catholic Churches and toppling statues of Queen […]

July 3, 2021

Lahore: Vaccinators caught taking bribes to administer AstraZeneca vaccine

What Happened: Three staffers of Lahore’s Expo Centre vaccination facility were reported of charging people for administering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Details: A case was registered at the Nawab Town police station over the complaint of a shift in-charge of the mass vaccination centre at Lahore’s Expo Centre. The case was lodged against three vaccinators for […]

July 2, 2021

Influencers legally required to label their edited photos due to “body pressure” in Norway

What happened: There are new regulations on influencers in Norway to help combat “body pressure in society”. Youth groups and Norway’s Ministry of Children and Family Affairs have advocated for strict measures over concerns around body image and mental health. The new legislation will compel influencers to label and disclose any images of themselves that […]

July 2, 2021

9-year-old murdered for dropping a Kulfi in Faisalabad

 What happened: A 14-year-old boy hit a 9-year old boy with a brick, after the 9-year-old dropped the former’s kulfi. The incident took place yesterday in Faisalabad. Details: According to the police, the 9-year-old got severely injured after being hit with a brick in the chest by the 14-yea-old, Ali Hassan. He succumbed to his […]

July 2, 2021

Aaminah Qadir is offering her legal services free of charge for females, children, and minority groups

What happened: Aaminah Qadir, a young lawyer based in Lahore, has offered her legal services pro-bono over the next few months for females, children, and minority groups. She can be reached at aaminahq@gmail.com What was the reaction: Twitter users reacted positively, appreciating her gesture, giving suggestions, and reaching out to her regarding their issues. Click […]

July 2, 2021

Convoy of army vehicles was bombed on Quetta’s Airport Road

What happened: More than 3 kilograms of explosives were used on a motorbike to attack a convoy of six Pakistani army vehicles on Quetta’s Airport Road last night. The bomb has injured six people and left one in critical condition. The explosion also damaged nearby buildings. Emergency was declared at the city’s Civil Hospital where […]

July 1, 2021

Kashmiri man found innocent after 12 years in Indian jail

What happened: Bashir Ahmed Baba is from Srinagar and was jailed in an Indian jail in 2010. The charges against him by the police were proven false after 12 years. He was cleared of all charges against him including the controversial Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Under this law several activists and journalists have been […]

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July 1, 2021

“We actually accept the Chinese version”, says PM Imran Khan about Uighur situation

What happened: At the centenary of the ruling Communist Party, PM Imran Khan spoke to Chinese journalists to praise the Communist Party. Imran Khan also questioned the version of the Uighur situation that was being given by the Western media saying that “because of our extreme proximity and relationship with China, we actually accept the […]

June 30, 2021

Plots to be allotted to those affected by anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

What happened: The Sindh government will allot alternate plots, measuring 80-yards, to people affected by the anti-encroachment drive, including residents of Nullahs and Nasla Tower in Karachi. The commission which will manage the allotment is to be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. Backstory: On June 26, the United Nations High Commissioner […]

June 30, 2021

Influencer Susan Khan used a lion as party prop and that is not okay

Last week videos of Susan Khan’s birthday party went viral in which a chained lion being used as a prop can be seen. The advocacy page Project Save Animals picked up on the event and used its platform to highlight how wrong it is to use animals as decoration pieces to show-off wealth and status. […]

June 29, 2021

ASP, Amna Baig, commends the injured Police Officers for their bravery in the cross-fire of G-11 Islamabad

What happened: ASP Islamabad Police, Amna Baig, in a tweet reported the injury of “two brave Jawans” who were received several bullets in a cross-fire with armed-dacoits attempting to rob a house in G-11, Islamabad. She requested everyone to pray for their speedy recovery. Details: On June 26th, a cross-fire opened up between Islamabad Police […]

June 29, 2021

Karachi Bachao Tehreek calls for “end to illegal and inhuman attempts to grab land from working class communities”

What happened: Karachi Bachao Tehreek conducted 80 surveys within 3 settlements along the Gujjar Nullah. The objective of the research was to determine the human cost of the anti-encroachment drive that the vulnerable community will have to bear. Details: The anti-encroachment drive is being conducted based on a survey by NED University that only takes […]

June 28, 2021

CM Punjab announces involvement of “Hostile intelligence agency” in Lahore blast

What happened: Usman Buzdar, Punjab Chief Minister, revealed in a press conference that a “hostile intelligence agency” was involved in the blast in Lahore’s Johar Town last week. The blast killed three people and injured 24 others. Details: Chief Minister, addressing a press conference in Lahore, said terrorists involved in the blast were arrested in raids that […]

June 28, 2021

Teenager in Karachi has died due to allegedly “poisoned” cold coffee from a juice center

What happened: On Sunday night, a 19 year old boy died in Gulshan-e-Iqbal (Karachi) after having a cold coffee from a juice center. There is still not an autopsy report, but rescue officials say it could be a case of poisoning. Details: The 19 year old was with his wife when they both bought cold […]

June 28, 2021

Islamabad COVID-19 vaccination center has reopened after vandalisation and strike

What happened: The f-9 vaccination center in Islamabad has reopened following vandalisation. The staff at the center had announced to go on strike after the center was vandalised. “We have sought more doses of Astra Zeneca as F-9 mass vaccination center is currently being overcrowded owing to the arrival of people from other districts also”, […]

June 26, 2021

Minor raped and murdered in Khanewal

What happened: A four-year-old girl’s dead body was thrown into fields after being raped and assaulted. Background: News sources have revealed that the four-year-old girl was kidnapped four days before her assault from Azizabad, a village of Khanewal. The police stated that the girl was playing with other children when the perpetrators kidnapped her and […]

June 26, 2021

Human Rights Watch says UAE is “forcibly disappearing and deporting” Pakistani Shia Muslims

What happened: Human Rights Watch (HRW) says four Pakistani men had disappeared in October 2020 and at least six others had been deported by UAE authorities because of their Shia faith. The HRW report furthers details that the ten men had “mostly lived and worked in the UAE, a Sunni Muslim Gulf monarchy, for many […]

June 26, 2021

Owner to be arrested for pet dogs attacking a passer-by on charges of “criminal negligence”

What happened: Humayun Ali Khan, the owner of the pet dogs, and the two handlers who were walking the dogs have been given an arrest order by the court. Khan had submitted a bail application which was dismissed by the court. As per the judge, the suspect was guilty of “criminal negligence” which put the […]

June 26, 2021

“My son is a good man”, says murderer’s mother in George Floyd’s case

What happened: Before the Judge passed the sentence against Derek Chauvin, his mother defended him by pleading leniency and telling the judge that her son was a good man and innocent. Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for murdering George Floyd while on duty by kneeling on his neck for […]

June 26, 2021

Culprit who snatched the purse of a schoolteacher arrested after footage went viral

What Happened: The culprit who snatched the purse of a schoolteacher was arrested after the footage of the incident went viral on Twitter. The stolen items were recovered. Backstory: Early Friday morning, a schoolteacher from Dhoke Chaudhrian was heading to her school when a motorcycle rider violently snatched her purse and the victim fell on the […]

June 25, 2021

Hamza Shahbaz tells FIA he is unaware of who kept depositing money in his personal bank accounts

What happened: Hamza Shahbaz told FIA officials that due to his involvement in politics from 2008 – 2018 he did not know who kept transferring money in his personal bank accounts. Backstory: On Thursday, Hamza Shahbaz answered questions at the FIA office regarding Rs25 billion money laundering charges against him. The meeting between the investigation […]

June 25, 2021

Charges of “kidnapping for ransom” registered against 3 police constables

What happened: Three police constables have been booked for being involved in the kidnapping of three people for ransom. The police was able to recover the abducted persons from the Chontra area on Thursday. Backstory: The persons were abducted for a ransom of Rs2 million. A resident of Gujranwala, Muhammad Kashif’s brother was one of […]

June 24, 2021

Suspect of Johar Town Blast arrested from Lahore Airport by intelligence agencies

What happened: Lahore police have arrested a suspect in connection to the Johar Town blast from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The suspect was on his way to Karachi. Police have further identified the vehicle that was used during the blast. Background: An unknown person has been apprehended by intelligence agencies on the suspicion of […]

June 24, 2021

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s annual report highlights substantial human rights violations

Violations highlighted by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan report: Cases of forced conversions of religious minorities, accusations of blasphemy, crimes against women and children and enforced disappearances were registered, highlighting the plight of minority and vulnerable segments of society. What the report says about government’s COVID-19 response: The initial response by the Pakistani government […]

June 23, 2021

Crucial medical supplies lost after a militant attack in Afghanistan

What happened: Suspected Taliban fighters have fired a rocket into the hospital in northern Afghanistan. The attack has caused substantial damage as Covid-19 vacancies got destroyed. Background: As Taliban fighters seized the town of Shir Khan Bandar in northern Afghanistan, which is on the border with Tajikistan, many customs members and security forces have fled […]

June 23, 2021

3 dead and 21 injured in blast near Hafiz Saeed’s residence

What happened: In a recent statement, it has been told that the blast occurred near the residence of Jamatud Dawa (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed. Background: Earlier today, a bomb blast was being witnessed in Johar Town, Lahore. In a recent statement, police have updated about the damage and fatalities that have been caused due to […]

June 22, 2021

Women tell what they wore when they were harassed as PTI female lawmakers defend PM Imran Khan

What happened: The recent interview of PM Imran Khan has infuriated citizens as he once again calls out women for being harassed due to “very few clothes” they wear. While netizens took Twitter to vocalize what they were wearing when they got harassed, PTI MNAs are busy defending the comments of PM Imran Khan. Background: […]

June 21, 2021

Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad’s student being gang-raped

What happened: A student of Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, who was living in Islamic University Islamabad, was gang-raped on 18 June. Background: With reference to news, a student of Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad was gang-raped by two hostilities, of the Islamic University of Islamabad, two days ago. The University spokesperson, Nasir Farid, has confirmed that the two […]

June 11, 2021

Amnesty international launches new investigation into the repression faced by Muslim ethnic minorities in China

The investigative report: A new report published on Thursday by Amnesty has labeled the draconian measures taken by the Chinese government against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region as ‘crimes against humanity.’ Their website presents the evidence gathered by Amnesty’s investigation. The report includes detailed information about 60 cases of missing […]

May 26, 2021

Journalist Asad Ali Toor assaulted by unidentified men outside his residence

A journalist and YouTuber, Asad Ali Toor, was brutally beaten up by unidentified assailants outside his residence in Sector F-10 late on Tuesday night. What Happened: According to a police official, some people came outside Mr. Toor’s residence located in an apartment building. These people thrashed Mr. Toor before fleeing the scene. Mr. Toor was […]

May 25, 2021

Daughter of man fatally shot in court over blasphemy accusation fights for justice

After Tahir Naseem, a 57-year-old school bus driver from Illinois, U.S., was charged with blasphemy and murdered in Pakistan in July 2020, his 21-year old daughter Mashal Naseem is now running an online campaign to raise awareness about her father’s unjust murder. What Happened: Naseem, who had moved from Pakistan to the U.S. as a […]

May 25, 2021

Journalists covering Karachi’s lockdown restrictions subjected to police harassment

Journalists reporting on the new lockdown restrictions imposed by the Sindh government in Karachi were allegedly thrashed by police officers.   What Happened: Fareed Khan, a journalist associated with an international wire agency, was covering the newly implemented lockdown curfew in the city’s Federal B Area when he was allegedly beaten up by police officers, […]

May 25, 2021

18-year old Muslim vegetable seller beaten to death by Unnao police

Faisal Hussain, an 18-year-old vegetable seller was allegedly beaten to death by personnel of the Unnao Police. He was the sole breadwinner of the family and had been working as a vegetable seller since he was 12-years old. What Happened: On Friday, Hussain was picked up by police from his shop at the Sabzi Mandi […]

May 25, 2021

Illinois man sues Springfield police for drug testing his daughter’s ashes

Dartavius Barnes, an Illinois man is suing the city of Springfield, claiming that police unlawfully took an urn with his daughter’s ashes, desecrated them by performing a drug test on them, and pronounced they tested positive for meth on April 6th, 2020. What Happened: Mr. Barnes filed the lawsuit against the city and officers involved […]

May 24, 2021

Mary Queen of Scots rosary beads stolen from Arundel Castle in a £1m raid

According to reports, a set of gold rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots at her execution in 1587 has been stolen along with coronation cups worth more than £1m during a raid on Arundel Castle. Although the rosary is of little intrinsic value as metal, as an heirloom of the Howard family and […]

May 24, 2021

Frontier Corps open fire on mob attackers in Kurram, wounding eight people

Skirmishes between protesters and the Frontier Corps personnel left eight people injured in Sadda town of Kurram tribal district on Saturday. What Happened: According to officials, a mob attacked the offices of the district administration in the town, located some 20 kilometers east of Parachinar, the district headquarters of Kurram. The protesters pelted the office […]

May 24, 2021

Four killed in an operation to recover kidnapped victims in Shikarpur

Two policemen, a private guard of an SHO, and a private photographer working with police were killed in an anti-bandit operation while attempting to recover kidnapped victims in the Garhi Tegho area of Shikarpur district on Sunday. Seven other policemen, including two SHOs, were also injured in the confrontation between the police and the bandits. […]

May 22, 2021

Bomb attack kills three leaders of Jamiat Ulema-Islam (N) at Palestine Rally in Chaman

A bomb attack in the border town of Chaman, Qila Abdullah Districts killed seven people, including three leaders of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Nazar­yati). JUI-N’s naib emir Maulana Abdul Qadir Luni, the party’s religious leader, was the target of the attackers and suffered injuries in the bombing. 17 other people were also injured. What Happened: The […]

May 20, 2021

Tribal dispute over land in Quetta results in 7 deaths

What Happened: In the Barkhan area of Quetta, the Jhang and Gajani tribes locked horns over a land dispute in the Haji Kot area. At least seven people were killed and three others injured when two tribes clashed on Wednesday evening during a bullet exchange that lasted 2 hours. Law enforcement personnel and police were […]

May 19, 2021

Man and Woman honour-killed in Mansehra

Husband kills wife and her alleged lover in the name of honour in Khawajgan, Mansehra.

May 18, 2021

Mob attacked Islamabad police in an attempt to lynch blasphemy suspect

The Golra Sharif police station in Islamabad was attacked by a mob on Monday night in search of a man accused of blasphemy.

May 8, 2021

CM Sindh removes AC, SHO, over Bahria Town Violence

The Violence: Clashes erupted yesterday around noon time when Bahria Town Karachi administration was back with the intention of continuing their encroachment efforts in order to gain land in the villages around the town of Gadap. Bahria Town Administration accompanied by Sindh Police engaged in violent skirmishes with unarmed local villagers, as construction equipment tried […]

May 8, 2021

Israel attacks worshippers at Al-Aqsa as violence continues in Jerusalem

The issue: Israeli courts have ruled that the land owned in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem is owned by Israelis, which has led to demands of 4 Palestenian families’ evictions by the Israelis. Violent clashes erupted a few weeks ago in East Jerusalem, where illegal arrests of so various Palestenian citizens have taken place. […]

May 7, 2021

Bahria Town Karachi encroachment resumes with violence

Sindh government goes back on their word: After footage of the Bahria Town evictions went viral last week, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ordered a halt on these activities after public outrage. The Sindh government also assured the public that demolitions and encroachment of the villages will stop. However, just a week later, Bahria Town […]

May 5, 2021

Four FC personnel martyred in Zhob terrorist attack

The Incident: Four FC soldiers were martyred, while six others were injured during a fencing activity on the Pak-Afghan border in the Manzakai Sector, District Zhob, Balochistan. According to ISPR, the soldiers responded to an ambush by terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border. The names of the four martyred soldiers are : Havaldar Noor Zaman, Sepoy […]

May 5, 2021

British woman shot dead in Lahore for rejecting marriage advances, two arrested

What Happened: A British woman who moved to Pakistan around two months ago was found shot, and found dead at her home in Lahore.  Mayra Zulfiqar reportedly moved to Lahore 2 months prior after completing her studies at Middlesex University. She had skipped the trip back to the UK to avoid the quarantine fee, according […]

April 30, 2021

Footage emerges of illegal land grabbing by Bahria Town

What Happened: Various videos emerged yesterday of mass scale illegal land grabbing by Bahria Town in a village near Bahria Town Karachi. A number of heavy machinery, armed guards, security forces , police vans and workers barged into an indigenous village near Bahria Town Karachi, starting preparations for encroachment of the land. 100s of the […]

April 28, 2021

Israel accused of committing apartheid by Human Rights Watch

Jerusalem: Since the start of the month of Ramadan, the Israeli police has been committing crimes against muslims in the region to a certain degree that include harassment, obstruction to prayer, looting, death threats and unfair arrests. Clashes erupted between far-right Israelis and Arabs in which 200 Palestenians were wounded on the 23rd of April. […]

April 26, 2021

Ramadan violence continues against Palestinians, condemned by Pakistani FO

Pakistan on Jerusalem: Pakistan condemned the alarming situation of the Ramadan violence against Muslims in the occupied Palestinian territories. According to a statement by the Pakistani Foreign Office, Pakistan is watching the developments in Palestine with serious concern. Concern was expressed on issues like harassment of people praying, arrests of innocents, and other illegal measures. […]

April 23, 2021

Leena Ghani shares traumatizing video of assault, highlights prevalence of patriarchy in public spaces”

What Happened: Leena Ghani, who’s a celebrated artist and one of the volunteers of the Lahore Aurat March was attacked at the Jam-e-shiri park by a man. Leena shared the triggering encounter through video in a Twitter thread. Leena stated that she was in the park with friends in the park, after which a creepy […]

April 21, 2021

Renowned journalist Absar Alam survives assassination attempt

What Happened: On Tuesday, senior journalist Absar Alam was shot in the stomach by an unidentified man while walking outside his home in F-11, Islamabad. “Absar said he was suspicious of the man and this man was running around him, and on the fourth round, the attacker came close to him and shot him at […]

March 30, 2021

$800,000 Raised For Family Of Pakistani Immigrant Murdered In Washington, US

Washington: American sympathizers have raised more than $800,000 for the family of a Pakistani immigrant who was ruthlessly carjacked and murdered in the streets of Southeast Washington in the early hours of Tuesday, the 23rd of March, 2021. The family had only asked for a $100,000 as compensation. “Although money will not fill the gaping […]

March 18, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: Head, body parts of an unidentified woman found in Rawalpindi

In a bizarre yet disturbing incident, body parts of a woman were found lying in a green area along Leh Nullah in Dhoke Chiragh Din on Wednesday.  Her head was found from a garbage dump around the same area on Tuesday. The woman is yet to be identified. Police, however, released a picture of her head to trace her family.  […]

February 27, 2021

Pakistani-British man arrested for illegally hunting Urial and posting barbaric videos on social media

What happened? Wildlife and Parks Department Punjab arrested a Pakistani-British man, Sheikh Asghar for being involved in illegal hunting vulnerable animal Urial and then posting his barbaric videos on social media in Chakwal. https://www.facebook.com/savethefrancolins/posts/752908272018708 What you should know Upon receiving multiple complaints, Deputy Director, Wildlife Salt Range, Asim Bashir Cheema, and Deputy Commissioner Chakwal, Bilal […]

February 25, 2021

Pakistan Navy seizes $2.2bn worth of drugs in a joint operation with ANF

What happened The Pakistan Navy has seized narcotics worth approximately Rs2.2 billion near Pishukan coast, Balochistan, in an intelligence-based joint operation with Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). The spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy posted the news on the official handle. The seized drugs weighed almost 700 kilograms and have been handed over to Anti-Narcotics Force for further […]

February 24, 2021

Arizona man fakes his own kidnapping to skip work

What happened? Brandon Soules, 19, pleaded guilty at a February 18 sentencing hearing for falsely reporting that he was kidnapped in order to avoid going to work. He was ordered to pay a $550 fine. What you need to know Coolidge police said they responded to a call at about 5:25 p.m. on February 10 […]

February 22, 2021

Hafizabad woman hires hitman to kill best friend over breaking vow to never marry

What Happened A woman in Punjab’s Hafizabad hired a contracted killer to kill her best friend. The hired killers attacked the girl on the orders of her friend and inflicted serious injuries to her during the murder attempt. The injured woman is currently in critical condition. What was the reason? The girls from Jalalpur area […]

February 20, 2021

JUI-F’s Salahuddin Ayubi marries 14-year-old from Chitral

What happened? According to sources, a member of the National Assembly (MNA) Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi married a 14-year old Chitrali girl. MNA Ayubi was elected in the National Assembly from constituency NA-263 (Kila Abdullah) as a leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F). What you should know The police in northwestern Khyber Pahtunkhwa are investigating a complaint against Ayubi after it received an application from an […]

February 19, 2021

Rape victims will now have to pay Rs. 25,000 for medical examination in KP

What happened? According to The Forensic Department of Khyber Medical College University’s new proposal, a set of charges has been laid out for its forensic services. The proposed plan suggests that the medical examination of sexual assault victims will now cost Rs25,000 and the charges for autopsy will be Rs5,000 for the local residents of […]

February 18, 2021

14-year old kills mother for ‘taking away her phone’

What happened? On Wednesday, a teenage girl murdered her mother after she took away her cellphone in a central district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the police reported. The crime took place in the Kotha village of Swabi district. The deceased mother had scolded her daughter after finding out about her relationship with her cousin and had confiscated her […]

February 17, 2021

Police find remains in oven after bakery owner killed labourer in Haripur

What happened? On Tuesday, the police recovered the burnt body of a missing 40-year-old labourer from the oven of a bakery in Khalabat Township. The victim’s remains were recovered from a kiln while the bakery owner Malik Safeer was arrested and taken into police custody. What you need to know The man, identified Syed Jan […]

February 16, 2021

Bykea rider threatens to kill and rape journalist allegedly

What happened Journalist Zebunnisa Burki shared her experience in a tweet on Sunday, “Hello @bykeapk one of your riders just threatened to rape and kill me. Wondering if your complaint chat box actually works because I haven’t received any response yet.” What you should know Soon after the tweet gained traction, Bykea shortly replied to […]

February 16, 2021

Lahore woman arrested for smuggling drugs via son’s school bags

What happened On Monday, police arrested a woman along with a rickshaw driver caught smuggling drugs via school bags of children in Lahore. What you need to know The police announced that the mother of two minors used the schoolbags to trade around 9 kilograms of drugs while the minors belong in grades one and […]

February 15, 2021

In the past 13 months, over 125 women committed suicide in Thar: report

What was the workshop about? In a workshop organized in Mithi where psychologists, civil society members, and NGO’s took part, the causes and problems relating to the rising trend of women forced to take their own lives in the Tharparkar district were discussed. One of the participants of the workshop shared that more than 100 […]

February 12, 2021

Ahmedi doctor gunned down by 16-year old in KPK

What happened? Abdul Qadir, 65, a resident of Bazid Khel village was gunned down at the entrance to his homoeopathic clinic in the outskirts of Peshawar, on Thursday afternoon. “Upon hearing the doorbell of the clinic, [Qadir] opened its door and was shot at the doorstep by the culprit,” said Saleemuddin. “Mr. Qadir was taken […]

February 11, 2021

Porsche Pakistan CEO booked for allegedly defrauding clients

What Happened According to a report by Dawn media, atleast 15 FIRs have been lodged against the Porsche Centre Lahore Performance Automotive Pvt Ltd owner Syed Abuzar Bokhari for allegedly defrauding clients. A senior representative of the police stated Mr. Bokhari allegedly took RS. 50 million from clients as advance payments to buy new Porsche […]

February 10, 2021

2 trans persons gunned down in Gujranwala

Gujranwala: at least two trans persons were shot dead on Tuesday after unknown attackers barged into their residence and mercilessly killed both. The crime took place in the Ladhe Wala Waraich area of Gujranwala. The police reported that the attackers rushed into trans-community lodges and opened fire as a result of which two of them died […]

February 10, 2021

Supreme Court commutes death sentence of mentally ill prisoners

What happened On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence handed down to two mentally sick prisoners, Kanizan Bibi and Imdad Ali to life imprisonment in Lahore. The court issued directives for the authorities concerned to shift the prisoners to a mental health facility. What you need to know The court also called for […]

February 5, 2021

Pet dog shot dead by DHA police in Karachi

Karachi: In a video posted on Instagram, Mehak Taherani spoke about the incident where her 6-month-old dog named Kobe was shot dead by DHA police. In the video, Taherani alleged that the society guards informed the police that the dog was a house pet, however, they still shot her about three times. She also mentioned […]

February 5, 2021

Maid tortured to death by employers in Lahore

What Happened? A 12-year-old child who was found dead at a house in Lahore’s Iqbal Town was tortured to death, the police reported on Thursday. On January 30, the victim’s father registered a complaint alleging that his daughter who was employed as a maid, was killed and raped by her employers. What You Need To […]

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