January 27, 2022

Being hailed as ‘Britain’s kindest,’ this plumber provided a poverty-stricken family with £170 until they reach payday

What happened: On Jan 22, James Anderson, a plumber who works for Depher company which provides emergency assistance to vulnerable individuals, was taken aback when he discovered a family of 5 that was in dire need of basic utilities. To assist them till the next payday, the 52 year-old provided £170 for food, gas, and […]

January 27, 2022

Twitter condemns police brutality on MQM sit-in protest which killed a worker and injured several others

What happened: On Jan 26, police fired tear gas and used baton charges on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan workers, killing a worker and injuring several others, including women, who were protesting the recently passed contentious local government law outside CM House. Click here to see #MQMProtest trending on Twitter as ministers and people condemn police burtality. […]

January 27, 2022

The promise to end corruption in 90 days has already been fulfilled, says Prime Minister Imran Khan

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Jan 26 that he has already delivered on his pre-election goal of eradicating corruption in the country within 90 days of taking office. Details: PM Khan added that no financial corruption issues have surfaced during the existing government’s tenure, however scandals such as the Panama Papers had […]

January 27, 2022

This Canadian Masters student won an award for promoting Muslim inclusion efforts in Quebec

What happened: On Jan 21, a masters student from McGill university, Sarah Abou-Bakr, won the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ) Memorial Award for her efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the Muslim experience in Quebec and Canada, overall. Details: The CCIQ Memorial Award is given each year to a McGill University student who […]

January 26, 2022

This Pakistani entrepreneur’s crypto cafe ‘Chai Ada’ in London accepts payment in digital currencies only

What happened: A young Pakistani entrepreneur named Tayyab Shafiq in the United Kingdom has become the first to open a “Chai Ada” café that accepts different cryptocurrencies as payment. The 26 year-old’s coffee shop in Shepherds Bush, West London, sells a variety of Pakistani and Asian chai, parathas, biryani, and kebab rolls. Details: At Shafiq’s […]

January 26, 2022

This Pakistani-Canadian journalist bought 136 year-old Ontario newspaper publication to fulfill ‘social responsibility’

What happened: On Jan 19, CBC reported a Pakistani refugee, Mohsin Abbas’ story who drove to a little village in southwestern Ontario when he discovered The Tilbury Times and a few other town newspapers in Ontario and Manitoba are ceasing publication in 2020 due to declining ad income. Abbas ended up buying the rights to […]

January 26, 2022

15 year-old Youtuber from Lahore receives Silver Play Button for achieving 100K subscribers

What happened: After reaching 100,000 followers on YouTube, 15-year-old Pakistani Usman Rafique (@usman.rafique786) received a Silver Play Button on Jan 24 for his channel, “Middle-Class Usman Rafique.” Details: The young vlogger shared the news on his Instagram page via a picture where he is standing at Badshahi Mosque, holding his Silver Play Button up high, […]

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 25, 2022

This teenager fulfilled his last wish by raising £28,000 for another six-year old cancer patient

What happened: A 19 year-old boy named Rhys Langford only has a few months to live but is fulfilling his “last wish” by assisting in the fundraising efforts for a six year-old boy, Jacob, who is also battling cancer. Langford donated £1,000 and raised more than £28,000 after learning about the little boy’s disease. Back […]

January 25, 2022

Birmingham University researchers find Muslims to be the second ‘least-liked’ group in UK

What happened: According to a new study by researchers at Birmingham University, Muslims are the second “least liked” community in the UK. The survey discovered that one in every four Britons has a bad opinion about Muslims and Islam with over 25.9% people expressing negative feelings toward Muslims, with under 10% having “extremely bad feelings.”  […]

January 25, 2022

Two American sports commentators were immediately fired for body-shaming high school girls during basketball match

What happened: The Washington Post reported on Jan 24 that after making insulting remarks about two female high school basketball players’ physique, two long standing sports commentators named Jim Carter and Steve Shaw in northern Maine were fired. Details: Grant, the owner and manager of a tiny radio station in Houlton, Maine, was not watching […]

January 24, 2022

A $3 million lottery might be waiting for you in an email spam folder like it did for this American woman

What happened: After searching her spam folder for a missing email, a 55-year-old woman named Laura Spears from Oakland County discovered that she had won a $3 million lottery. Details: Spears said she purchased a Mega Millions ticket on MichiganLottery.com on Dec 31, 2021.. After she won a $1 million reward, the prize was increased […]

January 24, 2022

The issue of inflation is what keeps me up at night, says Prime Minister Imran Khan during live telethon

What happened: On Jan 23, Prime Minister Imran Khan answered live on-air questions from the general public via live telethon programme called “Aap Ka Wazir-e-Azam, Aap Kay Saath,” during which he confessed that the single issue keeping him awake at night is inflation. Details: In response to a query on rising prices, the premiere said […]

January 24, 2022

Airstrike on Yemen prison claimed over 70 lives, injured several others

What happened: On Jan 21, Yemen’s long-running conflict saw 70 people killed and over 138 injured in an air raid on a detention centre in Saada, which comes under the hold of the Houthi organisation in northwestern Yemen. Details: Al-Jazeera reported that following the attack on the temporary detention center in Saada, the Houthis posted […]

January 24, 2022

South Indian bride marries cousin after she was slapped by the groom for dancing

What happened: Times of India reported on Jan 22 that after a woman from Tamil Nadu was slapped by her fiance for dancing at a wedding celebration in Panriti, Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district, she married her cousin as the groom’s ill-treatment wasn’t well received by the bride’s father. Details: The engaged couple’s wedding was set […]

January 20, 2022

Lahore bomb blast: Three dead and 20 injured in Anarkali area

What happened: Officials reported on Jan 20 that a bomb blast in Lahore’s Anarkali district claimed three lives and injured 20 others. Details: Lahore police spokesperson, Rana Arif confirmed the casualties and number of people injured stated that a bomb was attached to a motorcycle. The issue has been brought to the attention of Punjab […]

January 20, 2022

This Czech folk singer passed away after she deliberately contracted Covid-19

What happened: According to her family, the Czech folk singer, Hana Horka died on Jan 16 after deliberately contracting Covid so she could get a health pass that would have allowed her to enter places restricted to unvaccinated people. Details: According to her son, Jan Rek, the 57 year-old willingly exposed herself to the virus […]

January 20, 2022

A new law in Spain will now see pets as legal family members

What happened: Spain enacted a new animal welfare law which has been put to effect from Jan 5 onwards and states that pets are no longer ‘objects’ but sentient beings. Details: The new law has been established in the light of ensuring a pet’s wellbeing and feelings when a couple divorces or splits up, according […]

January 20, 2022

CM Buzdar suspends 15 officials over negligence in Murree tragedy; claims he ‘fulfilled his promise’

What happened: In view of the Murree tragedy probe findings, Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Bazdar suspended 15 officers from their jobs on Jan 19, and ordered disciplinary action against them. Details: Buzdar reported at a press conference that action was taken against the 15 officials which included their removal from authoritative posts, based on the […]

January 20, 2022

President Biden nominates first Muslim woman to serve as federal judge

What happened: President Biden announced eight judicial nominations on Jan 19, which included Nusrat Jehan Choudhury, the first Muslim woman to be appointed to the federal bench. Who is Nusrat Jehan: Ms. Choudhury, who has served as the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois since 2020 would also be the first […]

January 18, 2022

The new school dress code will see boys in caps and girls covered with headscarves, says Punjab Education Minister

What happened: What happened: Punjab Education Minister, Dr Murad Raas announced the new dress code for schools in Punjab at a press conference on Jan 17, “The boys who will be reciting the Holy Quran would wear caps.” At the same time, the minister urged the private educational institutions to provide scarves for the girls […]

January 18, 2022

Pakistanis are hooked onto this game right now; this is what you need to know about Wordle

Details: If you’re a regular Twitter user, your timeline is likely to be flooded with little green, yellow, white, and occasionally grey emoji charts on each refresh. The chart in question is an online puzzle game called Wordle, that has got people hooked worldwide, and now appears to be creating waves in Pakistan as well. […]

January 18, 2022

Kite Flying Association, Rawalpindi to celebrate Basant Mela this year despite government’s ban

What happened: Despite the government’s ban, the Kite Flying Association Rawalpindi announced on Jan 17 that they will celebrate Basant festival on Feb 11 and Feb 18 in Rawalpindi Chaklala Cantonment Areas and Rawalpindi City, respectively. Basant Mela: The occasion shall be celebrated at all costs, despite all constraints, according to the association. “Basant is […]

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 13, 2022

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid plans to donate her organs after death

What happened: During a press conference at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Punjab Health Minister, announced on Jan 11 that she will be donating her organs after death as she emphasized that ‘saving a life is like saving mankind as a whole.’ Details: “I am making an announcement to donate all of […]

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 […]

January 12, 2022

In 2021, Punjab Woman Helpline recorded a hike of 52% in domestic violence cases

What happened: In 2021, the Punjab Women’s Helpline, 1043, received 52% more calls about domestic violence from around the province than it did in 2020 as it returned 3,481 calls regarding the issue. The complaints: According to PCSW Secretary, Tariq Niazi, the helpline’s all-female staff also dealt with inquiries and complaints about workplace harassment, gender […]

January 12, 2022

Pakistan Hindu Council arranged a mass wedding ceremony for 72 Hindu couples in Karachi

What happened: On Jan 9, Pakistan Hindu Council arranged a mass wedding ceremony, officiated by Mahraj Pandit Jai Kumar Trivedi, at the Railway Ground, Karachi where 72 underprivileged Hindu couples tied the knot. The ceremony: The couples arrived in their wedding attire in the afternoon and sat in two long rows inside ‘mandaps.’  The model […]

January 11, 2022

Islamabad’s iconic Monal restaurant is being sealed by authorities

What happened: On Jan 11, the Islamabad High Court ordered the capital’s authorities to seal Monal Restaurant and seize control of the Navy Golf Course, which was built on encroached territory. They also ruled the military’s claim to 8,000 acres of the Margalla Hills National Park as unconstitutional. The hearing: During a hearing on encroachments […]

January 11, 2022

‘Why Hafiz-e-Quran should be given extra 20 marks?’ Supreme Court issues notice to PMC

What happened: On Jan 10, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Pakistan Medical Commission demanding a response to their question about why Hafiz-e-Quran students, applying to medical colleges and universities, should be given additional 20 marks. Back story: A female student filed a petition after she was denied admission in the Bolan University […]

January 11, 2022

Find out what’s happening in Pakistan with 7 news updates

1. Murree tragedy: Opposition demands resignation from Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar What happened: On Monday, the opposition urged the formation of a judicial committee to determine who was responsible for the Murree snowstorm catastrophe, which claimed 23 lives on Jan 8 and asked for Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief […]

January 10, 2022

A historic change in Saudi Arabia will now witness its women as taxi drivers

What happened: Saudi General Directorate of Traffic stated on Jan 9 that women, aged 18 and above, will now be able to drive cabs in the Kingdom as they can apply for a general taxi license. Details: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi ruler, stated on September 27, 2017, that women would be […]

January 10, 2022

‘Murree to get district status and grieving families will be granted Rs17.6 million,’ says Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar

What happened: During a visit on Jan 9 to the affected areas, Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Buzdar announced that Murree would be given the status of a district, with senior officers stationed there to ensure better administrative management and promised Rs17.6 million in financial aid for the victims’ families. The visit: CM Buzdar expressed his […]

January 10, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan honored with ‘International Sports Personality Award’ at the 11th edition of Creative Sports Award ceremony in Dubai

What happened: At the 11th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award ceremony, held in Dubai Exhibition Centre on Jan 9, former World-Cup winning captain and the ruling premiere, Imran Khan was honored with the ‘International Sports Personality Award.’  The award: The prizes were presented by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin […]

January 10, 2022

Season 5 of Netflix original series The Crown will see Humayun Saeed play the role of Diana’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’

What happened: The news is yet to be confirmed by the actor himself but Pakistani actor, Humayun Saeed (@saeedhumayun) will be starring as Dr. Hasnat, Princess Diana’s love interest, in the Netflix series, ‘The Crown’ Season 5. Netizens were overjoyed after the actor’s ‘Bin Roye’ co-star, Mahira Khan (@mahirahkhan) confirmed the news on Twitter. Details: […]

January 10, 2022

Afghan infant lost during Kabul evacuation was returned to his family by a taxi driver

What happened: An Afghan infant named Sohail Ahmadi who got separated from his parents during the Kabul evacuation in Aug, 2021 was found and returned to his family by a 29 year-old taxi driver on Jan 8. Back story: In Aug, 2021, the when Taliban took over Afghanistan, the infant was passed over a fence […]

January 10, 2022

Editorial: Starting the week with a look back at the Murree tragedy

As the first week of 2022 came to an end, Pakistan witnessed an unfortunate tragedy in which atleast 22 people, including 10 children, lost their lives on way to Murree for a weekend getaway when their cars became trapped due to heavy snowfall. What makes the incident even more tragic is that it could have […]

January 8, 2022

“Murree turns deadly”: Over 20 froze to death and numerous left injured in stranded cars

What happened: On Jan 8, the Punjab government declared Murree a ‘calamity-hit’ region after 20 people, visiting the hilltop, froze to death and numerous were reported injured. Details: Following the deaths, Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Buazdar issued orders to speed up rescue efforts and provide assistance to the 1,000 stranded cars which have now been […]

January 8, 2022

Getting remarried without observing iddat is not Zina, says Lahore High Court

What happened: On Jan 7, Justice Ali Zia Bajwa passed a verdict in Lahore High Court, dismissing a plea for filing of case in Muzaffargarh district court on Zina’s charges, stating: “Union of husband and wife in an irregular marriage, without observing the period of Iddat, may have consequences under Islamic law but it cannot […]

January 7, 2022

Businesses in Sindh to be punished for employing children under the age of 12

What happened: Sindh Police officers stated that children under the age of 12 are not allowed to work for small businesses like tyre shops, and hotels as they arrested two shopkeepers during a raid on Jan 5 and charged the violators under Section 337A of the Pakistan Penal Code. Child Labour Laws in Pakistan: Under […]

January 6, 2022

Pakistan formed its first body of Hindu leaders to take care of temples in the country

What happened: The Hindu Mandir Management Committee, Pakistan’s first-ever group of Hindu leaders, was formed by The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Dec 30 to look after the temples of the minority population. Details: Minister for Religious Affairs, Noor ul-Haq Qadri chaired the body’s inaugural meeting and The Executive Director of the Evacuee Trust Property […]

January 6, 2022

A college in India denied attendance to six Muslim girls for wearing hijab

What happened: On Jan 4, a government college for women in Karnataka’s Udupi district, India prohibited six Muslim students from attending classes because they didn’t follow the ‘uniform’ dress code as they were covering their heads with hijab. Details: In order to maintain “uniformity,” Rudra Gowda, the principle of the institute, asserted that while students […]

January 5, 2022

Melania Trump to auction off her hat and NFT paintings for $250,000

What happened: On Jan 4, Melania Trump, the former first lady of the United States, announced an auction on her website, commemorating French President, Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to the United States in 2018. Disclosing the list of her items, the auction includes a white Hervé Pierre hat and digitized watercolor paintings. Details: Bids for […]

January 5, 2022

Formation of a medical board to determine Zahir Jaffer’s mental stability again put on hold by Islamabad High Court

What happened: On Jan 5, a sessions court in Islamabad reserved its decision on an application filed by Zahir Jaffer’s legal team which seeks the formation of a medical board to examine his mental health. Details: On Dec 1, Zahir Jaffer’s attorney, Sikander Zulqarnain submitted a motion to establish a medical board to examine the […]

January 5, 2022

A Lahori freelancer at Fiverr is charging from Rs 4,000 to Rs 18,000 in exchange for a prayer at Data Darbar shrine

What happened: On Jan 4, a Lahori freelancer’s advertisement that reads, “I will pray for you in Data Darbar Lahore, Pakistan,” made rounds on social media as it offers different packages for people who want the Fiverr user, waleedarfeen786, to make a prayer for them at the largest Sufi shrine of South Asia. Details: The […]

January 5, 2022

Did you know that 200 Sri Lankan elephants will be given their own bio-metric id cards?

Details: On Aug 12, 2021, which marks the occasion of World Elephant Day, a notification was issued by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Wildlife Protection, Wimalaweera Dissanayake. The directives mandated bio-metric identification cards for 200 elephants in captivity. Each elephant will be identified by a photo and a DNA stamp on the cards that intend to […]

January 5, 2022

The ‘fartrepreneur’ who earned $200,000 by selling her farts in a jar was hospitalized due to excessive gas

What happened: On Jan 4, Connecticut-based former reality star Stephanie Matto (@stepankamatto) was rushed to A&E after having shooting pains in her chest, exhibiting indications of a ‘heart attack,’ which were caused by excess gas from her frequent diet of beans, eggs, and banana protein drinks. Details: After receiving requests on the adult-content website, Unfiltrd, […]

January 5, 2022

Pakistan’s first visually-impaired delegate, Saima Saleem announced to publish a book on IIJOIK tensions

What happened: In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency on Jan 4, which marks World Braille Day, Saima Saleem, Pakistan’s first visually-impaired diplomat, announced plans to write a book on tensions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Details: While speaking to the reporter, Saima talked about how Braille is a ‘tangible’ language and is […]

January 4, 2022

Pakistan witnessed its first-ever ginger harvest in Chakwal

What happened: On Jan 2, Senator Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, inaugurated the first-ever ginger harvest at the Ginger Harvest Workshop in the Balkasar area of Chakwal, Punjab. Details: It is pertinent to know that this is Pakistan’s first ginger harvest and the crop took […]

January 4, 2022

Lawyers threaten to boycott all court proceedings in protest against Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation

What happened: On Jan 3, Superior bar representatives threatened to boycott all court hearings against the meeting of Judicial Commission of Pakistan on Jan 6. The meeting will be held to discuss Justice Ayesha Malik’s nomination for Supreme Court Judge. Details: The representatives in the meeting took note of Justice Ayesha Malik’s nomination in the […]

January 3, 2022

Opposition parties are planning to mark this year’s Pakistan Day with a ‘Mehengai March’

What happened: On January 2, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’s president, Maulana Fazlur Rehman confirmed the participation of Pakistan Democratic Movement’s components parties in ‘Mehengai March’ that will take place in Islamabad on March 23. Details: Maulana Fazl disclosed the information to reporters after chairing a meeting for PDM’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter at the JUI-F Secretariat where they […]

January 3, 2022

Fakhar Zaman breaks bread with ground stadium staff during Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

What happened: On December 30, during the last day of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Cricket Tournament, Pakistan cricket team’s aggressive batter, Fakhar Zaman was spotted enjoying dinner with the ground personnel at the National Cricket Stadium, Karachi. Details: Being termed as the ‘Real Qalandar,’ Fakhar Zaman played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the reigning champions who defeated Northern by […]

January 1, 2022

The Middle East will be witnessing its first NFT art exhibition, hosted by the Commercial Bank of Dubai

What happened: Commercial Bank of Dubai is hosting an NFT art show in the upcoming week at its Dubai International Financial Centre’s digital lab. The exhibition is co-curated by Amrita Sethi, an NFT artist working in the UAE currently. The exhibition: The event will be narrating the tale of how CBD has changed over the […]

January 1, 2022

Karachi Zoo celebrated its female elephant, Madhubala’s 16th birthday in full swing

What happened: On December 31, Karachi Zoo celebrated its female elephant named Madhubala’s 16th birthday at the elephant house of the zoo. Details: A large number of writers, artists, and citizens attended, as well as school children were also invited who cut the elephant’s cake and sang Happy Birthday to Madhubala. Administrator Karachi Barrister, Murtaza […]

January 1, 2022

Sindh government approves the hiring of 1500 interns as college teachers

What happened: The Sindh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, resolved on Thursday to appoint 1500 interns as college teachers in government institutions across the province. Details: According to the provincial government, there is a severe shortage of subject specialists for grades 9th and 10th in 318 higher secondary schools. The officials […]

December 31, 2021

In a bid to promote education, Sindh Education Minister, Syed Sardar Ali will be presenting a resolution asking to abolish tax on paper

What happened: While speaking at the commencement of the 16th Karachi International Book Fair, Sindh Education Minister, Syed Sardar Ali Shah announced that he will be submitting a letter to the federal government seeking a tax exemption on paper in order to promote education. Details: Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that paper taxes at federal […]

December 30, 2021

Mohammad Rizwan and Fatima Sana have been nominated by ICC for player of the year awards

What happened: Mohammad Rizwan (@mrizwanpak) and Fatima Sana (@fatima_sana14) of Pakistan have been nominated for the ICC men’s T20I and women’s ODI player of the year award, respectively. Details: Rizwan finished 2021 in third place, despite not being in the top 150 in the ICC’s T20I batting rankings last year. In 29 games, the top-order […]

December 30, 2021

This dog in Turkey pays a daily visit to his owner’s grave who adopted the stray canine 11 years ago

What happened: A dog named Fero in northern Turkey regularly visits his late owner, Omer Güven’s grave who passed away on October 29, 2021.  Details: Omer Güven, a father of five, adopted the former stray dog 11 years ago. Two months ago, the old man died of natural causes at the age of 92. Fatma […]

December 29, 2021

Meet Barkatnama: This angel guide ensured a safe and fun mini vacation for a group of four girls visiting Northern Pakistan

Recently ProperGaanda reached out to a photographer and a final year graphic designing student, Hafsa Javed (@thehafsaj) who shared her experience of visiting Northern Pakistan and how fun that vacation turned out to be; all thanks to Barkatnama! (@barkatnama). Hafsa went on to tell us how safe she, and her three other girl friends, felt […]

December 28, 2021

This $1.4m worth pixilated octagon GIF was the first ever NFT

What happened: In June 2021, Kevin McCoy’s “Quantum,” the world’s first non-fungible token, was sold for $1.4 million at Sotheby’s auction, ‘Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale.’ Details: In conjunction with internet entrepreneur Anil Dash, Kevin McCoy’s Quantum, a vividly coloured GIF of a digital octagon, was minted on the Namecoin blockchain on 2 May […]

December 28, 2021

This 10 year-old British-Muslim girl raised Rs95 lacs with her younger sister for the poor families of Thar

What happened: In a bid to help the poor families of Sindh, Haziqah, aged 10, and her five year-old sister, Khadeejah raised approximately £40,000. The girls teamed up with ‘Jigsaw’, a Birmingham-based volunteer-led charity and in just seven weeks, they were able to raise more than £30,000. Details: It’s worth noting that the sisters previously […]

December 25, 2021

Five times when the legal system let Pakistanis down

1.Clause for the chemical castration of rapists was dropped after Council of Islamic Ideology opposed it Chemical castration: On November 19, The Council of Islamic Ideology objected the clause, terming it ‘un-Islamic’, which proposed chemical castration of rapists. According to Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice, Maleeka Bokhari, the clause was then removed from the […]

December 25, 2021

Stray puppies cuddled an abandoned newborn baby girl to keep her alive

What happened: According to authorities and villagers, a newborn baby girl, now named ‘Akanksha’ was found abandoned in a field near Saristal village, in northern India. Akanksha was able to survive the chilly night because of a litter of puppies by her side, as they nestled alongside the few-hours old baby, to keep her warm. […]

December 25, 2021

PM Imran Khan applauds President Putin’s remarks against Islamophobia

What happened: On December 24, Prime Minister Imran Khan took on Twitter to praise Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s anti-Islamophobia remarks, saying that this statement reaffirms his message i.e. “insulting Holy Prophet (PBUH) is not freedom of expression.” Back story: On Thursday, President Putin claimed that disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) does not qualify as an […]

December 25, 2021

‘Everydays – The First 5,000 Days,’ the digital collage that sparked the global craze for NFTs

What happened: The most expensive NFT ever sold is Mike “Beeple” Winklemann’s (@beeple_crap) collage, ‘Everydays – The First 5,000 Days,’ for $69 million. The collage depicts everyday pictures dating back to 2007. Details: The collage is known for kick starting the NFT craze. On March 11, 2021, a London- based auction house, Christie’s auctioned The […]

December 25, 2021

Pakistan witnessed its first NFT art exhibition at NFTOAR, a space curated by two Lahoris

What happened: NFTOAR is Pakistan’s first NFT gallery, dedicated to using block chain and NFTs, in a bid to advance and conserve both, real and digital art. Muhammad Awais co-founded and curates NFTOAR, and Ahmad Bilal (@ahmadbilal.x) is the creative director. This one-of-a-kind art space is a subsidiary of Ejaz Art Gallery (@ejazartgalleries) in Lahore. […]

December 23, 2021

A video of police constable saving puppies from a manhole in Sukkur is winning hearts on the Internet

What happened: A video of a policeman saving two puppies from a sewerage manhole in Naushahro Feroze went viral on the internet. The video: Constable Naeem Lajjar is seen in the video rescuing two puppies that have fallen into a manhole near the Police Lines area. In the video, after they were recovered, the constable […]

December 23, 2021

This female medical student made history by winning 23 gold medals for her academic performance

What happened: Noor Al Sabah Ahmed is a student at King Edward Medical University, Lahore who was awarded 23 gold medals for achieving first place in various subjects at the university’s 11th convocation. Details: At the convocation, Noor made history and was also named the “best all-round graduate”. While talking to the media, she credited […]

December 22, 2021

Upper-caste students in Jharkhand boycotted against the lunch meal prepared by a Dalit woman

What happened: Upper caste students at a government school in Jharkhand refused to eat a midday school meal prepared by a Dalit woman, named Sunita Devi. Details: Sunita Devi, a Dalit woman was hired as a midday meal cook ‘Bhojan mata’ in Jaul village at a government school. She was assigned to prepare meals for […]

December 22, 2021

This Indian taxi driver owns a ‘dress bank’ for the underprivileged brides

What happened: This dress bank, run by Nasar Thootha who is taxi driver based in Kerala, is one-of-a-kind charity that distributes used wedding gowns – saris, ankle-length skirts, and dresses – donated by wealthy families to the women in need. Back-story: Last year, 44-year-old Thootha, a Saudi Arabia returnee began requesting that people donate their […]

December 22, 2021

The first ever SMS went up for auction in Paris and it was sold for 107,000 euros!

What happened: The first text message ever sent, “Merry Christmas” was sold as a ‘Non-Fungible Token’ at a Paris auction house on Tuesday for 107,000 euros ($121,000). The history: The text, which was sent on December 3, 1992 was auctioned off by the British telecommunications company Vodafone. Neil Papworth, a Vodafone engineer sent the SMS […]

December 22, 2021

This 18-year-old boy has become the youngest specially-abled Pakistani author to publish his book, ‘The Language of Paradise’

What happened: Kashaf Alvi, an 18 year-old boy has become the youngest deaf and mute individual to write and publish a book. On Sunday, Pakistan’s First Lady, Samina Alvi hosted the release of his recently written book at the President’s House in Islamabad. Details: Kashaf’s book, titled ‘The Language of Paradise’ has a long history […]

December 21, 2021

Tom Holland welcomes real-life junior Spiderman who saved his little sister from dog attack

What happened: Bridger Walker, the young boy who bravely saved his sister’s life from a vicious dog attack last year, had his dreams come true after spending time on the sets of Spider-Man: No Way Home with Tom Holland (@tomholland2013). Back-story: Bridger got 90 stitches on his cheek after attempting to protect his sister from […]

December 21, 2021

Dr. Tahir Shamsi, the man who introduced bone marrow transplants in Pakistan passed away

What happened: Dr. Tahir Shamsi, the country’s most renowned hematologist passed away today due to brain hemorrhage. Details: Dr. Tahir was admitted to a private medical facility in the city last week after suffering a brain hemorrhage. According to doctors, he underwent surgery but his condition remained critical and he was on a ventilator. Dr. […]

December 21, 2021

A small protest was held in South Korea to demand the release of a detained Kashmiri activist

What happened: On Monday, a small protest was held in Seoul, South Korea by the JusPeace Foundation. The protest called for the release of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez. Details: People held banners reading “Release Khurram Parvez” in front of the Indian embassy in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. Asian Federation of Involuntary Disappearances tweeted […]

December 21, 2021

Local villagers near Mirwah reported 27 stranded Indus dolphins in the nearby canal

What happened: Officials from the Sindh Wildlife Department reported 27 stranded Indus dolphins on Sunday in various canals of the river downstream of the Sukkur Barrage. Details: Authorities at the Sukkur Indus Dolphin Sanctuary stated that the stranded dolphins would not be rescued due to the current water flow. He claimed that none of them […]

December 21, 2021

Nooh Butt wins silver medal in Weightlifting World Championship, Tashkent

What happened: On Friday, Pakistan’s weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt made history by winning a silver medal at the World Championship in Tashkent. This is Pakistan’s second medal in the event as Talha Talib had won bronze in snatch in 67kg the day before. Details: Nooh, who was not in contention for a spot in the […]

December 20, 2021

‘Haters gonna hate, Wasim Akram and his wife are gonna shake’

What happened: Cricket legend, Wasim Akram (@wasimakramliveofficial) posted a video on his Instagram account where he can be seen enjoying a Dholki night with his wife Shaniera Akram. “Teaching (@iamshaniera) some moves at a Dholki in Karachi last night. She’s doing ok for an Aussie,” said the video. The super-cute video got above 22k likes, […]

December 20, 2021

The Pakistani filmmakers who made a mark with their work in 2021

1. The Unmasking: 15 minute-long Pakistani short film on Covid-16 hesitancy wins five international award The Unmasking: Written and directed by Khalid Hasan Khan, the short-film stars Danish Wakeel (@danish__wakeel), Ali Ellinos (@ali.ellinos28) and Talal Farhat (@telefilms1). The film has won the Best Foreign-Short Film category at the Istanbul Film Awards in Turkey, the Outstanding […]

December 20, 2021

Here’s all you need to know about what’s happening Pak-Afghan relations

1. Imran Khan calls for end of chaos in Afghanistan at a session of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) What’s happening: The 17th Extraordinary Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was held in Islamabad on Sunday. Details: During the keynote address Imran Khan said, “Unless action is taken […]

December 20, 2021

This school-going kid is selling socks at Bahadurabad, Karachi to support his father

What happened: Facebook user, Faizan Ahmed Sarfaraz posted a picture of this kid on Facebook group, Empathy Pakistan (Official) and shared that he sells socks at Bahadurabad, Karachi. Details: Faizan stated in his post that the boy lives in Korangi and he daily travels to Bahadurabad with his 15 year-old brother to sell socks, “I […]

December 20, 2021

Eight leopards at Margalla Hills are in danger due to ‘deliberate’ poisoning

What happened: The rising leopard population in the Margalla Hills’ terrain, which is said to comprise of eight of them in the area, is threatened by deliberate poisoning rather than poachers’ rifles or natural causes. Details: The leopard family is compelled to prey on adjacent towns’ domesticated animals to meet their growing food requirements, exposing […]

December 19, 2021

A woman from Lahore shared her story of street harassment where four men stalked her at MM Alam Road

What happened: Recently ProperGaanda came across a female citizen from Lahore named, Eesha Assad who shared her account of street harassment where four men followed her around at MM Alam, Road and then one of them conveyed his Shell business card to her through a khwajasira standing at the signal. Read Eeshas’s statements below regarding […]

December 18, 2021

With a great girlfriend comes greater priorities: Tom Holland says he wants to focus on starting a family

What happened: Tom Holland (@tomholland2013) stated in an interview with People magazine (@people) to promote his latest film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” that he wanted to start focusing on building a family as he needs a break from his acting-career now. Details: The Spiderman actor said that he spent the last six years completely focused […]

December 18, 2021

Four Australian children died due to their fall from the uplifted jumping castle

What happened: Authorities in Australia claimed on Thursday that strong winds carried an inflated jumping castle into the air during end-of-year school celebrations at Hill Crest Primary School. This led children to fall from 33 feet, killing four of them and injuring several others. Details: The jumping castle’s ascent into the air is currently inexplicable. […]

December 14, 2021

Pakistan to receive aid worth $4.35 dollars from Japan as contribution for the anti-polio programme

What happened: Japan has announced a $4.35 million grant to Pakistan for purchasing essential oral polio vaccines as part of its ongoing support for the eradication of the crippling disease. Details: The grant will be used to purchase 24 million oral vaccine doses. It will enable the programme to reach approximately 21 million children under […]

December 14, 2021

Here’s a sum up of everything you need to know about Pakistan today

Your daily dose of news updates on Pakistan awaits you. Here is what is happening in Pakistan today. 23 doctors and nurses have been detained by the police while they were protesting for the regularization of their jobs  What happened: Protesting doctors and nurses were baton-charged by police on Monday, and over 23 of them, […]

December 14, 2021

A transwoman organizer was abducted and tortured for information on Climate March in Karachi

What happened: Karachi Bachao Tehreek (@karachibachaotehreek) took on their Twitter account to report that one of their organizers, who is a transwoman, was abducted and raped on her way back home from the organizing meeting. According to the team, the incident took place on Saturday night, a day before the march. Details: People in Karachi […]

December 14, 2021

Canadian PM vows to fight against the Quebec law which banned a hijab-wearing teacher from her class

What happened: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’ office says that he has not “closed the door” on legal action against a Quebec law that costed a 3rd grade teacher, Fatemah Anvari  her job last week due to her hijab. One of her students termed the transfer as “unfair” in a hand-drawn card posted online by […]

December 13, 2021

“We live in a society that is unsafe for women and we must accept this,” says Barrister Pansota on men-women harassment comparisons

What happened: In his interview with anchor, Naheed Chaudhry which was broadcasted on the PTV show, ‘Capital View’, Barrister Ahmad Pansota (@muhammad_ahmad_pansota) spoke up about how one shouldn’t compare men-women harassment claims. The lawyer’s statements came after the anchor asked him about his views on false allegation made by women, mentioning Ayesha Ikram and women […]

December 13, 2021

Film actor, Shaan asks Prime Minister to protect “cultural borders” by banning Indian content

What happened: Pakistani film actor, Shaan Shahid (@official.shaanshahid) took on his Twitter on Saturday, addressing Prime Minister Imran Khan in his tweet in which the actor requested him to protect ‘cultural borders’ and ban all ‘Indian origin’ films. Details: Shan further presented the basis for his concern and said, “As India has banned all Pakistani […]

December 13, 2021

On the account of Christmas Eve, Pakistan government announces advanced salary for its Christian employees

What happened: According to the finance ministry, all Christians would be able to get advance salary payments and also ensured that it’s retiring Christian personnel receives pensions by December 20. Details: The announcement comes as the Christian community’s most important religious festival, Christmas approaches. According to specifics, the finance ministry has stated that it will […]

December 13, 2021

Day 28 of the Gwadar protests: Prime Minister Imran Khan takes notice of the ‘legitimate demands’ of fishermen

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the “legitimate demands” of the fishermen in Gwadar on Sunday, as the port city’s protest for their fundamental rights reached its 28th day. What you need to know: Thousands of people including women, children, and fishermen marched on the main highways and streets of Gwadar […]

December 13, 2021

A Thai woman who was upset with her boss blew up her oil warehouse workplace “under stress”

What happened: A woman in Thailand allegedly “blew up” the oil warehouse, Prapakorn Oil facility in Thailand where she worked. Reportedly, the employee’s reason was that she was “under stress.” Details: 38-year-old Ann Sriya is accused of setting fire to a piece of paper with a lighter before tossing it onto a gasoline container. The […]

December 13, 2021

Marches, drives and and much more is happening in Pakistan right now

Here are eight news updates on Pakistan that you should know, continue reading to find out more Karachi Climate March: People marched peacefully to protest against the cutting of trees that’s paving the way for mega housing projects What happened: Dozens of ‘People’s Climate March’ participants held a rally near Karachi’s Boat Basin on Sunday […]

December 12, 2021

“The White Lie”: This book by a Pakistani novelist is a dystopian political thriller set in 2036

ProperGaanda discovered a Pakistani author, Zarnaab Adil Janjua, an NYU graduate in Political Sciences, who released his debut novel, “The White Lie,” a political dystopian thriller set in 2036, on November 27, 2021. Zarnaab told us about the process that led him to create this work in an interview: “Writing a book was a pipe […]

December 11, 2021

Why did Atif Aslam leave Islamabad’s TastePlus Festival midway?

What happened: The situation at Islamabad Taste Plus Festival that took place on December 10th at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan went wrong. Twitter user (twt: psychedsam) posted on her account that celebrity singer, Atif Aslam left the concert midway because of the ‘pathetic organisation’ and the crowd’s behavior. Details: Attendees termed the event […]

December 10, 2021

This rickshaw driver won’t take you to the polling station if you’re a PML-N supporter

What happened: PML-N supporters celebrated Shaista Pervez Malik’s victory. In the meanwhile, a rickshaw driver named Muhammad Ramzan who claims to be a strong supporter of Prime Minister Imran Khan refused to give PML-N voters a ride to the polling stations. Details: The issue came to light after a fight broke out between Muhammad Ramzan […]

December 10, 2021

This woman is selling affordable winter wear at Chaar Minar Chowrangi, Karachi to make an earning for her children

What happened: Bhookay Nahi Soyenge (@bhookaynahisoyengaiofficial) is a non-governmental organization who posted a picture of a woman. She is 50 years old and sells warm shirts worth Rs 700 at Chaar Minar Chowrangi, Bahadurabad in Karachi. Details: The NGO reported that the woman is making a living out of her local business to pay for […]

December 9, 2021

Here are 8 daily news updates for a Pakistani to keep up with

We take it on ourselves to keep you updates with what’s going on in Pakistan. Here are 8 news stories of the day for you. An over-night raid at Jama Cloth Market provoked shopkeepers to stage a violent protest What happened: In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a large number of traders and shopkeepers […]

December 8, 2021

After her brother’s wedding, this Bengal woman went to the railway station to distribute leftover food among the needy

What happened: Nilanjan Mondal, a wedding photographer clicked some of the moments of the distribution which took place at the Ranaghat station at 1 am where a Bengal woman, Papiya Kar distributed leftover food from her brother’s wedding, on paper plates to the less fortunate.  The kind gesture: According to the photographer, the food was served at Kar’s […]

December 8, 2021

Here are 7 news updates on Pakistan that you should know

Here’s your daily dose of news updates on Pakistan. Continue reading to find out what’s happening in the country today. 1.Prime Minister Imran Khan held a condolence conference for the Sri Lankan national   What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Tuesday during a condolence reference in Islamabad, that the deceased Sri Lankan manager’s family […]

December 6, 2021

PM announces Tamgha-i-Shujaat for Malik Adnan, the man who tried to save Priyantha Kumara

What happened:  Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that Malik Adnan, who tried to save his Sri Lankan colleague from a mob in Sialkot will be awarded the Tamgha-i-Shujaat (Medal of Bravery). On Friday, the 49-year-old Priyantha Kumara was lynched by his colleagues who accused him of blasphemy.  What you need to know: A new footage surfaced […]

December 4, 2021

This woman in Faislabad drives a rickshaw to provide for her children

What happened: After her husband abandoned their family, Shazia Naheed, who currently resides in Faislabad, is determined to make ends meet by driving a rickshaw so that her three children, two daughters and a son, can get an education.   Back-story: Shazia Naheed, a mother of three, was abandoned by her husband two years ago. While talking to […]

December 4, 2021

Researchers at Princeton University developed a camera which is the size of a grain of salt

What happened:  This one-of-a-kind camera, the size of a grain of salt, was built by researchers from Princeton University and the University of Washington. The camera is about the size of a grain of salt. It can, however, record objects in great detail, in near proximity.  Details:  Previous micro-cameras, according to experts, were spectacular in […]

December 2, 2021

“Shahroz and I make sure that we co-parent Nooreh,” says Syra Yousuf

What happened:  When asked how she copes with being a single mother after her divorce from Shahroz Sabzwari (@shahrozsabzwari), Syra (@sairoz) explained that she doesn’t feel like a single mother because she and her ex-husband co-parent their daughter.  Details: In her recent interview, Syra opened up about raising her daughter. She shared how not much […]

December 2, 2021

Mumbai police rescued a 5-day-old baby girl after stray cats alerted the residents

What happened:  A five-day-old baby girl is healing in a local hospital after being rescued from a gutter where she was left to die in Mumbai, India.  Details:  Her health was being examined by doctors at the Rajawadi hospital, who said she was “doing OK.” Residents discovered the infant after a bunch of cats gathered beside the […]

December 2, 2021

Zee5’s latest Pakistani series Qaatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is set in a mythical neighbourhood called Androon Sheher and it’s premiering on Dec 10th

What happened:  Following the popular series, ‘Churails’ directed by Asim Abbasi, Zee5 is ready to defy stereotypes. The drama is set to reveal the unapologetic side of women in the upcoming original ‘Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam.’  About the series:  Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is an anthology with a desi touch. It is directed by Meenu Gaur (@technicolourmeenu). A critically renowned British […]

December 2, 2021

Male elephant at Safari Park discovered to be female after 12 years

What happened:  German veterinarian Dr. Frank Goritz presented a report to the SHC on Tuesday. It revealed that one of the four elephants at Safari Park, Karachi formerly thought to be male turned out to be a female. The revelation was made during a check, Details:  The overall physical condition of the four African elephants at Karachi Zoo […]

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 […]

December 1, 2021

PepsiCo Pakistan Becomes One of The Fastest Organizations to Reach 100% Covid-19 Vaccination Rate

What happened: PepsiCo is one of the fastest companies in Pakistan, ensuring 100% Covid vaccination of their employees and frontline associates. They partnered with Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department to organize one of the largest vaccination campaigns regarding Covid. During the awareness campaign, they also vaccinated 3,000 of their employees. PepsiCo Pakistan’s campaign was […]

November 30, 2021

‘I am sure the occupation authorities are concerned right now,’ says Palestinian writer in his UN speech

What happened: Palestinians have called on countries to assist them in establishing a state with Jerusalem as its capital on International Day of Solidarity. The day also coincides with the 74th anniversary of the UN’s division of their homeland. Details: Palestinians called out to countries to assist them in establishing a state with Jerusalem as […]

November 30, 2021

This Pakistani 11 year-old has published six books on Amazon

What happened:  Aysal Waheed, a Pakistani creative writer, released six Amazon novels at the age of eleven.  About the writer:  Aysal, who is currently in sixth grade, competes in a variety of international and domestic contests. In the International Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition 2020, she came in fourth place. The Bulgarian ambassador in Pakistan expressed […]

November 29, 2021

This 11-month-old baby won hearts by her snowboarding skills

What happened: Wang Yuji can’t even walk yet at 11 months old, but she’s already snowboarding and conquering the slopes. Details: Yuji is the tiniest of all the riders at a resort near Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics in just a few months. Her parents strap her into tiny boots and layer […]

November 29, 2021

Here’s why people are calling Rhythm Festival, ‘The Paki AstroWorld’

What happened: The much awaited, Rhythm Festival in Lahore that took place at Royal Palm, near Mughulpura on canal road diappointed its attendees last night as the music festival was a disaster. People got injured, girls got harassed, and the crowd was out of control. Details: They event started at 5pm and ended around midnight. […]

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 27, 2021

Mohammad Waseem becomes the first Pakistani to win WBC Silver title

What happened: In a match at the Boxing Arena in Dubai, former WBC champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Colombian boxer Rober Barrera. Details: According to sources, Muhammad Waseem won the silver championship after defeating the Colombian fighter in a 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) battle. Waseem has won 11 fights in his career, including eight knockouts. […]

November 27, 2021

Punjab is now a polio-free province

What happened: Punjab is declared polio-free. All environmental samples obtained from sewerage water tested negative on Friday. Details: Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar says it is a significant success for the province administration. He says its a result of Allah Almighty’s blessings and a positive outcome of teamwork. He praised the provincial health department […]

November 27, 2021

Omicron: The new Covid-19 variant worries scientists

What happened: South African health authorities discovered a new and more transmissible Covid-19 variant. It has triggered a strong reaction around the world. It has led to a number of governments prohibiting tourists from various southern African countries. Details: The World Health Organization categorised the newly discovered coronavirus variation B.1.1.529 as a variety of concern. […]

November 27, 2021

Malala has officially graduated from Oxford University

What happened: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Laureate, ‘virtually’ graduated from Oxford University last year. The 24-year-old has now officially become an Oxford graduate. Details: Malala attended the virtual graduation ceremony for class 2020 in June of last year. The activist was also a part of the viral YouTube original, Dear Class of 2020, in […]

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

PTI MNA Zartaj Gul exited the Glasgow conference amid confrontation with Amin Aslam

What happened: During the United Nations Climate Change Conference Malik Amin Aslam, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, and Zartaj Gul Wazir, Minister of State for Climate Change, got into a heated argument. The conference took place in Glasgow. Details: Fatyana, a member of the ruling PTI’s National Assembly made her statement […]

November 26, 2021

Nationwide petrol strike ends after talks with the government

What happened: The All Pakistan Petrol Pumps Dealers Association called off strike on Thursday in protest of the government’s failure to raise profit margins. Details: After a day of negotiations, the government and the association’s leader, Abdul Sami Khan, achieved a middle ground. The government team included Shaukat Tarin, the Prime Minister’s Finance Adviser, Hammad […]

November 26, 2021

The Pakistan-India World Cup match was the most watched T20I in history, says ICC

What happened: The International Cricket Council said on Thursday that India-Pakistan match this year in the T20 Men’s World Cup was viewed by 167 million people. It has become the most watched match in the history of T20 Internationals. Details: Pakistan made history in a highly-anticipated encounter when it defeated India by 10 wickets. The […]

November 25, 2021

Dubai’s cricket chief offered to host Pakistan-India series

What happened: Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, has offered to host a bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India. Details: The T20 World Cup, won by Australia, was held in three UAE cities — Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. After the tournament was over, Falaknaz said, “The best thing would be […]

November 25, 2021

From making parathas to winning an international bronze medal: Pakistan is proud of Nisar Ahmed

What happened: Nisar Ahmed from Karachi used to make parathas on the streets. He has now won a bronze medal in the international kickboxing tournament. The event took place in Moscow. Details: Nisar Ahmed came in third after defeating a Tajik player in the qualifying round. He is a resident of Baldiya Town, Karachi. The […]

November 25, 2021

Rare white lion dies at Karachi Zoo

What happened: It was reported on Wednesday that rare white lion passed away due to pneumonia. The creature was also suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. Details: The lion was ill for the past 13 days with pulmonary tuberculosis, which was being treated by vets. He could not recover and died around 11 a.m., according to Karachi […]

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 25, 2021

Michael Vaughan has been dropped out of the BBC commentary team

What happened: Michael Vaughan has been dropped from the BBC commentary team for the next Ashes series in Australia. It is due to a “conflict of interest” in the wake of a racism allegation. Details: The allegations have been made by Pakistan-born former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq. According to Rafiq, Vaughan allegedly warned him and […]

November 24, 2021

This girl is the first Pakistani to get selected for Anti Nuclear Weapons Academy

What happened: Komal Ali Shah, 25, has been selected as the first Pakistani for the Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021. It was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. Details: ICAN’s Nuclear Weapons and Global Security programme develops global leaders. They advocate for nuclear disarmament and contribute to a more […]

November 24, 2021

Pakistani Singer Arooj Aftab makes it to Grammy Awards Nominees

What happened: Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani artist received two nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards, which were announced at a livestreamed online event on Tuesday morning. Details: Wasn’t long enough when Barack Obama recognized ‘Mohabbat,’ a song by Arooj Aftab. He said he had it on his 2021 summer playlist. Aftab, who sung the title […]

November 23, 2021

SHC orders NADRA to issue single mothers CNIC for their children

What happened: The Sindh High Court has directed the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) to provide CNIC to single mothers who don’t know the whereabouts of the father. Details: In an interview with a differently-abled person, Rubina she shared how she was unable to get herself registered. This was due to the fact that she […]

November 23, 2021

Cash spill on California highway made people go nuts

What happened: On Friday, an armoured vehicle spilt its cargo on a California highway, triggering a cash grab that ended in two arrests. Details: Demi Bagby released a video on TikTok showing vehicles hastily gathering up money. Some yelled with delight as they posed with their haul in the centre of the road, which was […]

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

Arijit Singh takes a stand for Pakistani singers during a live concert

What happened: Arijit Singh (@arijitsingh), the Indian singer ended his live performance with a sold-out show in Abu Dhabi. He stunned the audience by speaking up for Pakistani artists. Details: Later, people praised his bravery on social media and shared heartwarming moments from the concert. A clip from the concert was also released on Twitter. […]

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 19, 2021

Pakistan will play its first T20 against Bangladesh today

What happened: The first T20 match between the two teams is set to take place on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, at 1pm. Details: After a five-year absence, the men’s cricket team has returned to Bangladesh. They will also play two ICC World Test Championship matches. Mohammad Hafeez had withdrew from the series to […]

November 19, 2021

50% of the private sector to work from home due to the smog condition in Lahore

What happened: The Punjab government was directed by the Lahore High Court on Thursday to publish an emergency notification. It stated that 50 percent of private-sector workers to work from home. It is due to the high levels of smog in the city. Detail: Justice Shahid Karim heard a petition for smog relief. The Judicial […]

November 18, 2021

Swyft Logistics becomes the first company in Paksitan to introduce paid period leaves

What happened: Swyft Logistics in Lahore, Pakistan has become the first and only corporation to use “Monthlies,” a pre-approved 12-month paid period leave for every female employee. Details: The company aims to eliminate the stigma associated with menstruation and the idea that it is a disease. CEO Swyft, Muhammad Uns said, “We are more than […]

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 18, 2021

Overseas Pakistanis can now vote through electronic voting machines

What happened: The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed by a joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government receiving 221 votes against 203. The bill gives overseas Pakistanis voting rights and authorizes electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used in general elections in the future. The bill: The bill, introduced […]

November 18, 2021

Truth, and nothing but the truth – We want ProperGaanda back!

Pakistan The land of pure; people are not letting the country live by its name and we can all accept that, as a journalist in Pakistan, I can testify to this. We love our country, as we should, and that is why we report on everything that is going on here, people can’t turn their […]

November 17, 2021

How Fair are Instagram’s banning policies in Pakistan?

Image source: Instazood As social media became more integrated into daily life, platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter adopted a more a stringent set of policies. While these policies aimed to curb hate and violence, they also restrict expression of freedom.  This is not the first time Propergaanda has been banned. While it doesn’t fall […]

November 17, 2021

#OpenProperGaanda: Is reporting on the controversial TLP against the social media giant’s rules?

What happened: ProperGaanda has been quick at reporting swiftly, with keeping the facts intact regarding any matter that deeply concerns the nation, but has faced criticism for factual reporting. ProperGaanda’s reporters believe that the current ban on ProperGaanda could have been instigated by the social media users, who tend to shy away from the harsh […]

November 17, 2021

Jamaat-i-Islami proposed a bill which suggests gender change for transgenders

What happened: The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) introduced a bill in the Senate on Monday to modify the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018. The bill proposes to create a medical board that would recommend whether a person’s gender should be changed rather than them requesting reassignment based on their personal identification. Details: The law, in its […]

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 16, 2021

“I am afraid the temporary ban on Afghan girls’ education might not be temporary”: says Malala Yousufzai

What happened: In conversation with Andrew Marr on BBC channel, Malala (@malala) addressed her concern about the temporary ban that Taliban has imposed on girls’ education, “I’m afraid that this ban that they have announced right now that they’re calling temporary might not actually be temporary.” Details: The 24 year-old Nobel Prize Laureate pointed towards […]

November 15, 2021

National Kickboxing Gold Medalist is making parathas on the streets, to participate in the next championship

What happened: Nisar Ahmad, from Quetta is a National Gold Medalist in Kickboxing and is waiting for the government to sponsor his next championship fight in Moscow, but in the meanwhile is trying to achieve that goal by making parathas on the streets. Swipe to see Nisar’s interview and his achievements. Details: In an interview, […]

November 13, 2021

Prakash Kumar, son of a mason tops MDCAT in Sindh

What happened: Parkash Kumar, the son of a poor mason, came first in Sindh and fourth nationally in the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT). Details: Kumar, a student from a government school in Badin’s coastal district, got first position out of 7,797 Sindh kids. He went with his father, Chando Mal, and the […]

November 12, 2021

PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja hopes to launch women edition of PSL

What happened: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to develop a women’s version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament, according to Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the board. Details: Raja posted a video on Twitter, where he also announced that the board also wants to launch an Under-19 men’s edition of the PSL, […]

November 12, 2021

Malala penned down a note to Vogue, as a response to people who questioned her views on marriage

What happened: Malala Yousufzai (@malala) has written to Vogue, stating her reasons for marrying a few months after expressing her doubts about “getting married.” Details: Malala tied the knot with Asser Malik (@asser.malik), on 9th November in a private ceremony, in Birmingham. In an interview with Vogue magazine, the youngest Nobel laureate stated that she […]

November 12, 2021

This journalist is going viral for her racist remarks on Malala’s wedding (and other really messed up things she’s said)

What happened: This journalist is going viral for her racist remarks on Malala’s wedding (and other really messed up things she’s said) Details:For many people, journo Taslima Nasreen cropped up on the map following Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai and PCB High Performance manager Asser Malik’s wedding. A few hours after Malala announced the news of […]

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

Islamophobia Awareness Month to be observed this November

What happened: The Birmingham Central Mosque in the United Kingdom has initiated a series of events to honour Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM), a month-long campaign to raise awareness about the consequences of Islamophobia. The day will officially be observed on 26th November at Finsbury Park Mosque in London, England. Details: Muslim organisations have been pushing […]

November 10, 2021

This glove translates sign language into speech

What happened: UCLA researchers (@ucla) created a smart glove that translates American Sign Language into spoken English. Details: The glove’s technology was designed by Jun Chen, a bioengineering assistant professor who believes it is more practical and convenient than existing devices that translate sign language. How does the glove work: The glove requires stretchable sensors […]

November 10, 2021

Toll payments will be digitised under a new agreement

What happened: Mastercard has joined hands with One Network, a local provider of intelligent transportation technology, to digitalize the country’s road toll payment system. Details: The agreement was signed in the presence of Frontier Works Organisation, the country’s largest toll collection entity, at the Pakistan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Mastercard’s digital payment gateway infrastructure […]

November 8, 2021

Shoaib Akhtar was served with a Rs100 million notice, by PTV channel

What happened: Cricket legend, Shoaib Akhtar (@imshoaibakhtar) said on Sunday that he is “utterly disappointed” with the PTV after the state channel announced legal action against him by serving him around a 100m worth recovery notice. Here’s what Shoaib Akhtar tweeted on his account: Details: PTV had previously said that it has handed the former […]

November 8, 2021

Dhol maestro, Pappu Sain passed away

What happened: Pappu Sain, the internationally famous folk dhol performer, died of liver failure on Sunday morning, in Lahore. Details: The dholiya, who ruled hundreds of people’s hearts with his soulful and mystical craft, was transferred to the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute on Saturday night. Pappu Sain’s family asked the Punjab government for help, […]

November 8, 2021

NY teacher gifted a praying mat by her boss, for praying during work hours

Backstory: Maryam Akram (@kashmirichaiandbooks) is a preschool teacher living in New York City with her husband and daughter. Before she got a job as a preschool teacher she would frequently go to the Masjid to pray. However, once she started work she couldn’t go to the masjid as frequently anymore. She then asked her boss, […]

November 7, 2021

Mufti Tariq Masood says he got his 13 year-old niece married, as it is legal in Islam

Details: Twitter user Eurus (twt: hexatiouz) shared a video of Mufti Tariq Masood on her account in which the Mufti is sharing a story about of how he got his 13-year-old niece married as it is allowed in Islam. What happened: Eurus expresses how furious she is about Mufti promoting child marriages. “Anyone under 18 […]

November 5, 2021

The Baluch Twins are ‘totally shattered and traumatized by PISA’s team’

What happened: The Pakistani twin singers @adilbaluch24 and @asimbaluch11 have alleged that PISA’s team mistreated them and suffered ‘mental distress due to their mistreatment.’ In their Instagram video, @baluchtwins said, “We are traumatizedtraumatized that after getting everything done, our tickets were cancelled, and is this the way to treat your artists?” While the singers also […]

November 5, 2021

Noman Niaz apologizes to Shoaib Akhtar for misbehaving with him on-air

Details: PTV Sports anchor Dr Nauman Niaz has finally apologised to Shoaib Akhtar for his verbal spat during a live TV show. What happened: Following a strong backlash from Pakistani cricket fans, as they were outraged by how Noman Niaz had told Akhtar to leave the show during a television programme, in the presence of […]

November 2, 2021

Gilgit-Baltisan celebrated its 74th Independence Day

Details: On November 1, the people of Gilgit commemorate the independence of their homeland from the Dogra Raj in 1947, when the Gilgit Scouts arrested governor, Ghansara Singh. What happened: Processions, rallies, and special events were organised in each of the region’s ten districts. The major event took place at Gilgit’s Chinar Bagh, with Chief […]

November 1, 2021

UK to support Pakistan’s climate change objectives by providing £7 million

Details: This year, the United Kingdom will contribute £7 million in grant funding and technical assistance to help Pakistan meet its climate change goals. What happened: According to a news release issued by the British High Commission on Saturday, UK and Pakistan are already cooperating on combatting climate change. The United Kingdom started a programme […]

October 30, 2021

Lahore High Court rejects the order of suspending an Ahmadi student from his university

Details: The Lahore High Court on Friday set aside Bahauddin Zakariya University’s (BZU) decision to postpone the admission of an Ahmadi student, calling the university’s action “persecution.” What happened: In September, Umer Taimur Tahir was accepted into the BZU’s Pharm-D programme on a minority quota. However, the institution had cancelled his admission on October 11, […]

October 30, 2021

PepsiCo conducts test trials for recycled plastic bottles in Pakistan

At Expo 2020 Dubai, PepsiCo Pakistan made an exciting announcement regarding plastic recycling. The announcement was made in collaboration with Novatex Limited for conducting test trials to recycle plastic bottles for the Pakistani market. Both entities signed an MoU for this joint initiative in the presence of the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of […]

October 30, 2021

There is a chance inflation might get worse; this is what you need to know

Details: The finance ministry warned on Thursday that the exchange rate, commodity supplies, and seasonality could intensify the magnitude of prices and transportation costs in the country, despite the fiscal deficit remaining unchanged at 0.9 percent of GDP in the first two months of the current fiscal year. What happened: The government’s pro-growth effort, as […]

October 29, 2021

Shariat Court rejects petition challenging its ruling that girls under 16 can’t be married

Details: The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) ruled on Thursday that under the Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) 1929, setting the minimum age limit for a girl’s marriage at 16 years will enable girls receive at least a basic education. What happened: The ruling came after the FSC dismissed a petition and stated that an Islamic […]

October 29, 2021

Shaheens are high ranked, but Afghanistan has a better record in UAE

What happened: Fans of the game have claimed that it would be an interesting clash between the two, and they can’t wait to see how @babarazam tackles spin wizard @rashid.khan19. Pakistan and Afghanistan have the perfect blend of both youngsters and experienced players. Pakistan coming in with an unbeaten record in the current T20 World Cup, […]

October 28, 2021

“I am not a racist,” South African player apologizes after refusing to take a knee

What happened: The South African opener, Quinton De Kock (@qdk_12), has apologized for refusing to take a knee, in their match against West Indies, in the T20 World Cup game. His apology comes two days after he withdrew from the team and T20 World Cup. Earlier, the Cricket South Africa had said that De Kock […]

October 28, 2021

Government decides to honor Dr. AQ Khan, by a building and road after his name

Details: Several reports suggest that the federal government has directed CDA (Capital Development Authority) to name a road and building after the late Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. The federal cabinet has directed the CDA to name a prominent building after the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, to mark his contributions to the country. Also: At […]

October 28, 2021

Change in stance of the government, PTI senator deletes tweet, as the protest turns violent

What happened: The Interior minister, after he returned from Dubai to tackle the violent protests in Lahore, and had said that the PM was informed about the French Ambassador and the protests. However, in his recent press conference, he said, “Now the TLP workers have turned violent and are not fulfilling their promises, I am […]

October 25, 2021

The bright star of PMA Usman Liaqat, tortured and killed by his friends

What happened: 2//Lt Usman Liaqat from 144L/C was kidnapped and murdered by his friends. Usman Liaqat was recently passed out from PMA, and ProperGaanda also did a report on it and included his passing out speech. ProperGaanda had an exclusive interview with Usman’s cousin, Rana Mubashir. He said that on the 17th of October, Usman […]

July 17, 2021

Johnny & Jugnu pays homage to Punjab’s Iron Lady with exclusive art and merch

An activist, a mother, a teacher, and a role model, Dr Yasmin Rashid has relentlessly worked for the welfare of the people and lived a life of dignity. Lahore’s popular burger joint, Johnny and Jugnu, recently launched a campaign centring around Dr. Yasmin Rashid, lauding her courage and bravery especially in the current pandemic situation, […]

July 10, 2021

The dogs are innocent

Karachi resident and former police officer Humayun Ali Khan’s agreement to put down both his dogs that attacked Advocate Mirza Akhtar in DHA Phase-VI is a move that screams scapegoating, especially considering his failure to show up to the initial hearing. In lieu of facing legal action, the owner has reached a compromise with the […]

June 15, 2021

Old Beckysmith road and a fresh dose of post colonial whiplash

Of late, drivers and pedestrians visiting and travelling through Lahore’s cantonment area will notice that many roads now have dual names. While the official names of the roads are mounted on blue plaques, there are now new shiny blue plaques mounted right under them. On those second plaques are written (in brackets) the names of […]

May 23, 2021

Israel’s influence on US media and politics is very real, and it’s about time we are able to talk about it

In an interview with Bianna Golodryga from CNN on Thursday, 20 May, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s argument took a turn when Golodryga accused Qureshi of being anti-semitic. In the following minutes, instead of discussing Israel’s actions and the human rights violations in Gaza, Golodryga kept circling back to the foreign minister’s remark that Israel […]

May 14, 2021

4 Men in Egypt Allegedly Raped an 18 year old Girl but The Government is Letting Them Free

The Egyptian Government have ordered the release of four men accused in the 2014 rape case of a teen girl in Cairo.

April 23, 2021

This restaurant claims to have the juiciest wrap bites in Lahore

In the quickly evolving food landscape of Lahore, Allspice (@getallspice) hopes to stand out from its competitors, as a pioneer in accessible and healthy food for the average Lahori. They draw inspiration from cuisines all over the world, refining the local customer’s palette. Their menu boasts a wide variety of cuisines including, Middle-eastern-inspired wraps and […]

February 22, 2021

Pakistan Medical Commission creates fund that offers loans and grants to students

What happened? Following protests and criticism by politicians and the medical fraternity, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has taken some important decisions, claiming they are in the best interest of the public, students, and health professionals. Everything you need to know about the fund For the first time in history, a fund of Rs250 million […]

February 18, 2021

Cinemas in China hit record sales amid pandemic

What happened Cinemas are shut down in many parts of the world due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions however, Chinese consumers are watching movies so much these days that box-office revenues are breaking records. Chinese consumers returned to cinemas as the country contained the spread of COVID-19 in most regions last year. What you should know […]

February 18, 2021

Pakistan approves another COVID-19 vaccine; here’s what you need to know

Cansino Biologics Inc On Friday, Chinese company Cansino Biologics Inc’s vaccine was approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), making it the fourth Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use by Pakistan. Cansino Bio is the only vaccine for which Pakistan conducted a clinical trial, with around 18,000 volunteers participating from across […]

February 17, 2021

All you need to know about Jared Kushner’s nomination for the Nobel Prize 2021

Who is Jared Kushner? Jared Kushner is a Former White House senior adviser and also the son-in-law to former US President, Donald Trump. He has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Prize by Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz. About his nomination for the Nobel Prize Kushner and his deputy, Avi Berkowitz, have been […]

February 17, 2021

Pakistani shoe brand Atoms and Tan France team up for a signature pair of sneakers

What you should know Renowned sneaker company Atoms and Queer Eye star Tan France have collaborated to release a special edition shoe. Atoms whose owners are Pakistani and France who also happens to be of Pakistani descent have teamed up to create special edition shoes. Read: Atoms co-founders record heartwarming video for fans back home in Punjabi […]

February 12, 2021

Dua Mangi and Haris Fatah talk about moving forward, the justice system, and more

All you need to know about Dua Mangi’s kidnapping case Dua Mangi was kidnapped for ransom near a cafe in DHA in December 2019, while her friend Haris Fatah Soomro was shot at and wounded. Her kidnapping brought a wave of protests in the city urging the police to look into the matter in which […]

February 11, 2021

This British farmer made a fortune by offering goats to butt in on Zoom meetings

Goats in Zoom meetings? Dot McCarthy is a farmer from Rossendale, Lancashire she said the number of people paying for “show goat” Lola and others to butt in on calls had been “insane”.   She was half-kidding when she suggested hiring out her goats to make surprise appearances. But a year into the pandemic, she […]

February 9, 2021

Pakistani photographer shares the plight of K2 summit porters’ exploitation

Kamran, a photographer and tourist, in a thread on Twitter states how 3 times K2 summiter Fazal Ali who is part of Ali Sadpara’s rescue mission told him, “A Balti porter told me that even their mules carrying luggage to the basecamp have a better insurance than we do.” He also asked his followers if […]

February 8, 2021

This designer’s new bridal line is all about condemning dowry

Ali Xeeshan is a fashion designer renowned for his extravagant bridal dresses. Many consider the designer’s work bold and progressive, however, the new fashion line comes with a serious purpose. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CK_GSR3lGoI/?utm_source=ig_embed Xeeshan’s recent line named ‘NUMAISH- a pledge against dowry’ doesn’t just have profound designs but a great message condemning dowry. The collection is inspired […]

February 4, 2021

This device will charge your phone through air

What is this device? Chinese device-maker Xiaomi published a YouTube video where it revealed its “Mi Air Charge Technology” that is in development, showing off some vague details about its upcoming long-range wireless power system. This innovation from the global tech name will allow its users to remotely charge electronic devices without any cables or […]

February 2, 2021

This Allama Iqbal statue has become the subject of several memes on Twitter

A large sculpture of national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal was installed at Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, which has caught the eye of many and has become the subject of several memes quickly. A social media user posted a picture of the oversized bust with a caption criticizing its artistic accuracy.  The post went viral in a […]

January 30, 2021

Afghan Taliban spokesperson talks about Pakistan, peace talks, Daesh and more in a TCM exclusive interview

Peace talks In an interview with a local news agency, TCM, Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid when asked about the role of foreign countries and their interference in the Afghan peace negotiations mentioned that, “no country can interfere in peace talks, however, if any country wants to help they can, including Pakistan. Qatar has offered […]

January 28, 2021

‘Bobbywood not Hollywood’- This Twitter account is photoshopping Bobby Deol into famous Hollywood movie posters

The Twitter account called Bobbywood is photoshopping Bollywood actor Bobby Deol into scenes from famous Hollywood movies. Vijay Singh Deol known as Bobby Deol is an acclaimed Bollywood actor most renowned for his roles in ‘Dosti’, ‘Players’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewaana’ and more. He’s the son of the legendary Indian actor Dharmendra. Here are some of […]

January 28, 2021

Queer Eye star Tan France talks about LGBTQA+ in Pakistan, his desi heritage and more

In an interview with the Pakistani magazine Hello Pakistan, acclaimed fashion designer and star of the Netflix show Queer Eye, Tanveer Wasim “Tan” France talked about his journey, his roots, and the double-edged sword of representation in the world of showbiz. “I’m an immigrant, I’m Muslim, I’m South Asian and I’m gay – and there […]

January 27, 2021

Asma Jahangir- her greatest contributions

Who was Asma Jahangir? Asma Jahangir (1952-2018) was Pakistan’s leading human rights lawyer. She showed incredible courage in defending the most defenceless Pakistanis – women, children, religious minorities and the poor for about three-decades, and founded the first legal aid centre in Pakistan in 1986. Jahangir courageously took on very complicated cases and won. For her […]

January 22, 2021

In a hilarious turn of events- Islamabadis are now organizing an Urdu mushaira outside Cannoli

After #BoycottCannoli trended on Twitter and the video of two women humiliating their employee’s lack of English skills went viral, people on social media are furious and many have taken great offence. A Facebook event titled ‘Cannoli ke Bahir Urdu Mushaira‘ was created by Lime Soda Show as an act to ‘protest’ against the owners […]

January 21, 2021

The Cannolians and their post-colonial flashback- can the elite be more problematic?

Late on Wednesday night, a video of the two owners of Islamabad’s high-end restaurant Cannoli went viral in which they attempted to rid their boredom and entertain themselves by berating an employee for his proficiency in spoken English, an employee that has been with them for almost a decade. The ensuing apology was an embarrassing excuse […]

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