May 23, 2022

Team ‘Joyland’ does Pakistan proud at Cannes

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

May 23, 2022

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

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

May 20, 2022

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

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

May 19, 2022

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

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

May 18, 2022

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

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

May 14, 2022

Be kind and giving as an actor… You have come a long way baby… but the road to peoples’ hearts is unending… stride forth and make as many smile s you can 

Details: @iamsrk has penned down a heartfelt note to her daughter @suhanakhan2 on her first acting gig in a Netflix show. The Bollywood superstar shared what has been termed as an inspirational note for her daughter Suhana Khan as she prepares for her acting debut in the Netflix show The Archies.  Also: Sharing his heartfelt note […]

May 13, 2022

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

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

April 28, 2022

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

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

April 28, 2022

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

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

April 27, 2022

Petition filed against filmmakers for using the word ‘khusra’

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

April 19, 2022

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

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

April 4, 2022

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

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

April 2, 2022

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

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

April 2, 2022

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

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

March 29, 2022

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

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

March 28, 2022

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

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

March 28, 2022

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

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

March 28, 2022

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

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

March 25, 2022

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

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

March 22, 2022

Ertugral-famed actress Esra Bilgic starred in a Victoria’s Secret campaign and (apparently) Pakistani men are feeling ditched

What happened: On 19 March, Ertugral actress, Esra Bilgic, who is popularly known as Halima Sultan, took to her Instagram account where she shared her Victoria’s Secret ad campaign. The collaboration was in regards to promoting their recent lingerie collection, ‘Love Cloud.’ The huge Pakistan fan-following was quick to notice the video and expressed their […]

March 18, 2022

Pervez Musharraf met Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in a Dubai gym?

What happened: Pervez Musharraf, the former president of Pakistan, is said to have met Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, according to reports. The photo of the two made rounds on social media, with many speculating that they met at a gym in the Gulf state, but this could not be officially verified. Details: Senior PML-N leader […]

March 9, 2022

A much-needed revival of the old times as Bilal Maqsood releases 8 Urdu nursery rhymes

What happened: On March 7, Strings founder Bilal Maqsood announced that he has written, composed,and sang eight nursery songs in Urdu, in partnership with Peek Freans Gluco. The animated rhymes can be found on YouTube as Maqsood stated that his primary goal was to deliver quality Urdu content to Pakistani children. Details: Giving a sneak-peak […]

February 24, 2022

This Pakistani VFX artist bagged an Oscar nominee in ‘Best Visual Effects’

What happened: On Feb 21, visual artist and daughter of veteran singer Attaullah Esakhelvi, Laraib Atta (@laraib.atta) congratulated her team on their Oscar and BAFTA nominations for their work on James Bond’s latest film ‘No Time to Die.’ Details: For the latest Bond film, Atta announced on social media that her team got nominated in […]

February 10, 2022

Here’s why the new ‘PeshawariZ’ by Hush Puppies are becoming the new style statement!

Details: Recently, Global Footwear Giant, Hush Puppies designed ‘PeshawariZ,’ Peshawari chappals with a modern twist, for PSL’s Peshawar Zalmi cult which they showcased in their official anthem, ‘Har Qadam Hai Zalmi’ by Farhan Saeed ft. Fortitude. The collaboration: The two-year co-branded partnership with Zalmi sees the Hush Puppies as comfort footwear partner as it’s well […]

February 4, 2022

Rohail Hyatt’s Coke Studio Season 3 ‘Jugni’ claimed by music platform ‘Bquate’ 11 years after its release

What happened: On Feb 3, celebrated Vital Signs musician and former Coke Studio producer, Rohail Hyatt took to his Twitter account where he asked for YouTube’s help in reclaiming his Coke Studio Season 3 release ‘Jugni,’ sang by Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi 11 years ago, as it’s now licensed to music platform named Bquate […]

February 2, 2022

Meesha Shafi requests to be cross-examined via video link from Canada; court issues notice to Ali Zafar

What happened: In a defamation suit filed by singer-actor, Ali Zafar, a sessions court issued a notice to him on Feb 2, following an application submitted by Meesha Shafi, asking permission to record her remaining cross-examination through a video link from Canada. Details: According to the document filed by her lawyer, Saqib Jillani, Shafi claims […]

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 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 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 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 7, 2022

‘Uvariopsis dicaprio’ British researchers named a newly-discovered tree after Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio

What happened: On Jan 6, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom said they wished to pay tribute to Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in saving rain forests and announced to name a newly-discovered tree after him, calling it “Uvariopsis dicaprio,” which can only be found in the Cameroon forest and […]

January 3, 2022

Meet Hashim Ali: The story-teller who has high hopes for art direction’s emerging future in Pakistan

Recently Team ProperGaanda reached out to Hashim Ali (@hashimali90), an art director and a stylist based in Lahore who likes to call himself a story-teller, “I grew up reading a lot of books, it was sort of a get-away from all the bullies I faced at my all-boys school. The first ever story that I […]

January 1, 2022

Pokemon Go creates ‘Metaverse for the Real World’ with an investment of $300 million

What happened: Niantic, which was spun out from Google and has been regarded as a leader in augmented reality since the release of its popular game Pokemon Go, joined the world of metaverse in November 2021, with the help of a $300 million investment from a firm based in New York named Coatue.  Details: This […]

December 31, 2021

5 Places Where You Can Enjoy Live Music & Fireworks in Lahore this New Years Eve

Here are our top 5 picks for places where you can enjoy live music and fireworks tonight.

December 30, 2021

Indian Marvel superhero, “Chakra the Invincible” has been launched as an NFT to honor Stan Lee on his 99th birthday

What happened: To commemorate Marvel’s creator, Stan Lee’s 99th birthday on December 28, Orange Comet (@orangecometnft), a leading entertainment NFT technology, released Stan’s Lee’s co-created Indian Marvel hero, “Chakra the Invincible” as a limited-edition NFT collection in an auction from December 27 to December 30. The minimum bid price for the 7-piece limited edition was […]

December 27, 2021

These fives statements by Pakistani celebrities in 2021 faced backlash by the audience

“Our husband is our culture” – Sadaf Kanwal on being a wife In an interview, in July 2021, Sadaf Kanwal was asked about her views on feminism and Aurat March, “Our culture is our husband. I’m responsible for picking up his shoes and ironing his clothes. I know where all of Shahroz’s belongings are, as […]

December 23, 2021

The 9 Best Shows of 2021 that you Should Watch if you Haven’t Already

Here are our top 9 picks!

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

Nine Pakistani personalities who did the nation proud in 2021

Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani to get nominated for two Grammy Awards The 36 year-old artist (@aroojaftabmusic) was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Global Performance Award for her song ‘Mohabbat.’ Arsalan Ash won his 3rd Tekken championship in USA Arslan Ash Siddique (@arslan.ash) of Pakistan took first prize in Tekken 7 at […]

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 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 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 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 11, 2021

The most-watched video on YouTube is MrBeast’s “buried alive for 50 hours” and has 151 million views

What happened: With the year coming to an end, YouTube has unveiled the most viewed videos that were uploaded in 2021, along with the top trending YouTubers of the year. @mrbeast’s video titled, “I spent 50 hours buried alive” was the most-viewed YouTube video with nearly 152 million views. Details: MrBeast’s video was uploaded on […]

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 group of artists paid a tribute to Empress Market by curating Pakistan’s first smell map, ‘Scentscape’

Recently ProperGaanda came across a pretty cool ‘sensory map of Saddar’ which was designed by a freelance packaging, magazine, and graphic designer, named Fabaiha Khalid(@curatedbyfabaiha). We made contact with the talented artist and asked her about this interesting venture and how she designed this unique smell map. The project was conducted in Empress Market, Saddar. […]

December 7, 2021

Meet Booray: The 19-year-old filmmaker who brings the magic of one-man reels to life

Who is Saboor Akram? Recently, ProperGaanda came across a young and talented film-maker, Saboor Akram, a Lahore-based artist who also goes by the name Booray. The young and talented artist likes to call himself a ‘dreamer’. Born and raised in Quetta, the 19 year-old got his hands on a camera at the age of 13. […]

December 3, 2021

Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal wedding’s guests will have “secret code names”

What happened: Reports suggest that Bollywood’s couple Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are planning to have strict protocols for their wedding. Indian media reported that Katrina and Kaushal have decided to introduce a special guest list with code names for each guest. The wedding is reportedly going to take place in Rajasthan and guests will […]

December 3, 2021

Pakistani designer’s custom made outfit was worn by Riz Ahmed on “Encounter’s” premiere

What happened: The British-Pakistani actor @rizahmed walked Encounter’s red carpet dripped in Shalwar Kurta designed by a Pakistani designer. Riz Ahmed paid homage to his Pakistani culture by wearing a locally designed salmon kurta at the Los Angeles premiere of his film Encounter. Details: Riz Ahmed’s upcoming film is based on an alien attack and […]

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

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 […]

November 30, 2021

Guests at a wedding in India enjoy food despite the venue catching fire

What happened: The viral video on social media shows two men enjoying their dinner without getting bothered by the venue catching fire. The viral video shows two men eating food while a fire is seen in the background. The unfazed guests display their love for food at one of the marriage “pandal’s” in Maharashtra. Details: […]

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

Hania Amir’s presence at Asim Azhar’s concert shocks everyone!

What happened: Pakistan’s renowned actress @haniaheheofficial’s presence at one of @asimazhar’s concerts has left Pakistanis in wonder. It is pertinent to know that according to the social media users Asim Azhar and Hania Amir’s friendship had ended as @mostly_lame commented, “We want Hania and Asim back together.” While, @hey_shajihaa wrote, “Phir Sy mohabbat yd agyi […]

November 29, 2021

5 outdoor Chai Dhabas in DHA Lahore offering cozy winter ambiance

Winter nights call for coffee or tea outdoors. But you’re not always in the mood for a fancy coffee place where you have to go in Jeans(wink wink). So here are 5 cheap Chai dhabas in and near DHA Phase 5 offering the best ambience with a cup of chai. Chai Hujra Chai Hujra has […]

November 27, 2021

Harry Potter’s fan-made trailer by GC University has taken everyone by surprise!

What happened: The fan-made Harry Potter trailer by the students of the Government College University of Lahore is deemed magnificent. The trailer is filmed inside the GC University. It is pertinent to know that the university has produced some renowned names of Pakistan in different sectors of life. Despite the fan-made trailer being a year […]

November 26, 2021

This woman swallowed AirPods, mistaking them for painkillers

What happened: This 27-year-old American TikToker said that the swallowed Airpods transmitted a voice note from inside her stomach. Carli Bellmer’s video went viral after disclosing that she ate her AirPods, mistaking it for a painkiller. Carli also claimed that she eventually passed the Apple AirPods. According to her, it was also confirmed by the […]

November 26, 2021

KMC is planning to build a drive-in cinema on the beach

What happened: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has decided to build drive-in theatre near Beach View Park. It will be launched on November 26. The project is a no-profit-no-loss cinema. Details: Over the weekends, memorable films will be exhibited at Sunset Cinema. Besides this, three shows will be held to entertain people who were affected with […]

November 25, 2021

MrBeast recreated Squid Game in real life with a $456,000 winning prize

What happened: The renowned YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson famously known as MrBeast recreated Squid Game with 456 random people. MrBeast played each of the Squid Game challenges in his YouTube video. The 456 players competed for the jackpot of 456,000 US dollars. Jimmy Donaldson’s video in the initial 24-hours was able to get more than 32 […]

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 24, 2021

Wrestling match gets real! As a fan attacked WWE Superstar Seth Rollins during Monday Night Raw

What happened: World Wrestling Entertainment’s superstar Seth Rollins was attacked by a fan during Monday Night’s live RAW event. The event unfolded during RAW’s live episode on the 22nd of November in Brooklyn. However, the broadcasters were late to cut off as the live coverage showed a few moments of the attack by the fan. […]

November 24, 2021

KFC didn’t serve the advertised burger, so I’ll sue them, says a KFC customer

What happened: An Indonesian man named Erwin Sandi purchased a Krunch Burger from KFC. However, after receiving the order, the customer did not seem to be satisfied. Erwin Sandi then complained on about the burger on his Facebook and wrote, “didn’t look like the picture at all.” It has often been reported that fast-food outlets deceive their […]

November 24, 2021

Contestant from Greece withdrew from Miss Universe Pageant in Israel

What happened: In solidarity with Palestine, Greek Miss Universe contestant Rafaela Plastira withdrew from the Miss Universe pageant, which will be hosted in Israel. Details: Plastira shared on her Instagram account, announcing that she will not be competing in the pageant. The reason is Israel hosting the event. “I will not be attending ‘Miss universe’ […]

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

These 3 Pakistani Yars Came Together to Form the RocknRoll Band YarKhan

Details YarKhan is a local band that plays the genre, heavy rock, rock n roll, blues and progressive rock. Band Members The band includes lead vocalist Isfandyar Khan, guitarist and music producer Shehryar Khan and guitarist Imran Khan Sumbal. Their inspirations include, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Radiohead, Audioslave, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Beatles. […]

November 23, 2021

This female YouTuber decides to sell her farts in a jar

What happened: Stephanie Matto, in her Instagram post, revealed that she is offering a unique item for her followers. It is pertinent to know that Stephanie Matto is known for sharing controversial content on her Instagram and YouTube. YouTuber’s often come up with some exciting giveaways, but does this top the list? Details: In her […]

November 23, 2021

Adele’s reunion with her English teacher is going to leave you sobbing

What happened: Adele couldn’t contain her tears when her English teacher showed up unexpectedly at her London Palladium performance of “An Audience With Adele” on Sunday night. Details: Actress Emma Thompson, urged Adele to mention “someone who supported you or… shielded you from the trials and tribulations of life and inspired you to go on” […]

November 22, 2021

“I would’ve KO-d Logan Paul, if it was a real fight”: Floyd Mayweather

What happened: The Logan Paul and Mayweather fight was staged? The boxing champion Floyd has claimed that he would have for sure knocked Logan Paul out, if it was an officially sanctioned fight. Details: Quoted by a publication, Floyd said, “I did an exhibition with the YouTuber, Logan Paul. We had fun.” The boxing legend […]

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

5 Things Art and Music Lovers Can Do in Lahore This Week 

Here is a list of 5 exciting activities you can do with friends this week in Lahore!

November 20, 2021

Chinese man banned from “all you can eat buffet”

What happened: A Chinese food vlogger/blogger claimed that he had been blacklisted from a buffet restaurant for overeating. In his two collective visits, Mr. Kang had eaten nearly two kilograms of pork trotters and 4 kilograms of prawns. Details: Mr. Kang has alleged that the restaurant has shown discriminatory behavior against people who eat a […]

November 20, 2021

7 places you can travel to in Islamabad without having deep pockets

Looking for a cheap retreat to Islamabad? Here’s all the places you can visit in Islamabad on a budget! Places To Stay 1. Redwood Resort (@redwoodresort) Located on Pir Sohawa Road this serene resort offers a much needed reprieve from the city hustle bustle. Room prices start at just 5K per night and the views […]

November 20, 2021

Art Galleries of Islamabad That Spark Wonder

Have you seen these art galleries in Islamabad? These 3 art galleries in Islamabad are a breakthrough in the world of art in Pakistan because they’re supporting budding artists to promote their artwork. Scroll on so that you can witness the gems of artisanship displayed in these stunning art galleries. 1. Gallery 6: Islamabad’s Largest […]

November 20, 2021

Kim Kardashian funded Afghan women football team’s flight

What happened: In a flight funded by US celebrity, Kim Kardashian, members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth football team were sent to the United Kingdom. Twitter lauded the celebrity for her kind gesture. Details: A total of 130 individuals were in the flight. It included 35 female players with their families. They arrived on Thursday morning […]

November 12, 2021

Sania Mirza’s hilarious video with Shoaib Malik goes viral

Details: The India tennis star @mirzasaniar‘s Instagram video of mimicking a dialogue, goes viral with over 2 lakh likes. The voiceover and mimicry of the dialogue, “Beta un logon see dour raho jisko tumhari qadar na hu, unhi kay ghr mein toh rehti houn,” shows the sad Sania with, husband @realshoaibmalik. Sania Mirza in the […]

November 7, 2021

This artist taught a robot to write the entire ‘Shrek’ movie for him

Details: An artist (@sunday.nobody.art) shared a footage on his TikTok account where he first wrote the entire ‘Shrek’ movie and then he taught a robot to write it for him. What happened: He posted the video on October 11th, 2021 began with him watching the movie while writing it down, spontaneously. Later, he shows that […]

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 […]

September 6, 2021

Cargill and Rizq establish Pakistan’s first ever food bank to end hunger and food wastage in Lyari, Karachi

What happened: Cargill, a global agriculture and food processing corporation, has collaborated with Rizq, a food distribution social service in Pakistan, to establish the country’s first ever Cargill-Rizq Bank in Lyari, Karachi. The Cargill-Rizq ecosystem will work together to create a food secure community, reduce food wastage and serve up to 200,000 meals annually in […]

August 20, 2021

9 things that happen in your body when you drink coffee in the morning

If you’ve pulled an all nighter, waking up the next morning can be grueling to say the least. Which is why some people absolutely cannot function without a cup of coffee in the morning. And you know what? I think they’re doing it right. A cup of coffee in the morning is sometimes the only […]

August 20, 2021

9 things that happen in your body when you drink coffee in the morning

If you’ve pulled an all nighter, waking up the next morning can be grueling to say the least. Which is why some people absolutely cannot function without a cup of coffee in the morning. And you know what? I think they’re doing it right. A cup of coffee in the morning is sometimes the only […]

August 7, 2021

7 ridiculous myths about coffee debunked

As much as we all love going out to coffee shops to hang out, there are still some apprehensions that cross your mind before you place your order. The concerns range from the effects of drinking coffee at a late hour to how drinking too much of it may impact your body. However, these apprehensions […]

July 26, 2021

The biggest OOH mural in Pakistan for Garena Free Fire incorporates traditional art forms

Twin murals cropped up in Lahore and Karachi last week; the one in Lahore is more than 3,700 square feet, making it the biggest out of home advertising mural in the country. The murals feature characters from the battle royale game, Garena’s Free Fire which was recognised as the “The Most Downloaded Game” globally in […]

July 26, 2021

Omar Gilani publishes a sci-fi novel set in futuristic Pakistan about street children

Omar Gilani: Omar is a self-taught artist, illustrator, and designer who hails from Peshawar. At university Omar studied engineering and robotics, but decided to make a career out of his passion for arts. His book: Over Eid, Omar published his debut novel, The Lost Children of Paradise : A Pakistani Science Fiction Novel. It is […]

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 16, 2021

Pakistan and Uzbekistan to make film on the first Mughal emperor – PM Imran Khan

What happened: PM Imran Khan has announced that Pakistan and Uzbekistan will be making a film on Zaheer ud din Babar, the first Mughal emperor. The aim of this collaborative effort between Pakistan and Uzbekistan is to create awareness between the young people of both the countries about the historic connection between Pakistan and Uzbekistan. […]

July 15, 2021

This is what the latest research says about coffee

On average, around 400 mg of caffeine is consumed daily per person and even though it was previously thought to be a carcinogen, that myth has now been debunked.  Coffee, according to the latest research, is a healthy beverage that can be a source of not only energy but also vitamin B2, magnesium and some […]

July 7, 2021

Dilip Kumar, a legend against all odds, dies at the age of 98

Dilip Kumar was born at Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar in 1922. He was the fourth of 12 children to Ayesha and Mohammad Sarwar Khan. His parents chose the name, Mohammed Yusuf Khan for him. Dilip Kumar was his chosen stage name when he started his life-long career in the film industry. Dilip dreamt of […]

July 6, 2021

Where did the ‘style’ in HUM Style Awards go?

What happened: The 5th Hum Style Awards took place on 4th July in Lahore. While the pandemic had deescalated the fashion industry this past year with only a few virtual fashion shows taking place, Hum style awards was expected to bring back the spirit of Fashion and Cinema. Yet did it? The Red Carpet It […]

July 3, 2021

Pakistani bird watcher captures stunning photos of birds in the wild

Zahran, who is a hobbyist bird-watcher and photographer, is using his talent to promote the birds in Pakistan. These are some of our favourite photos and captions from Zahran’s twitter. Click here to see more from Propergaanda.

July 3, 2021

The loadshedding in Lahore is so bad that author Muhammad Hanif misses K-Electric

Needless to say, we are all pretty frustrated with the loadshedding that follows us anywhere we go in Pakistan. Muhammad Hanif seemed to be in the same boat when he went to Lahore. While him tagging K-Electric is no surprise and just a reminder of the inefficiency of our power management, it was K-Electric’s reply […]

July 2, 2021

India’s tribal skating legend claims Netflix’s new movie is her stolen story

What happened: Skater Girl on Netflix is directed by an Indian filmmaker Manjari Makijany but it does not credit the Indian girl, Asha Gond, the film is based on. The 21 year old Asha says the film is about her and her Indian village. She even wrote an email to the filmmakers after watching the […]

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 1, 2021

Wedding photobombed by a whale at the most comical moment inspiring a meme battle

What happened: A couple getting married in an Aquarium got photobombed by the cutest whale. However, it swam by in the most comical moment. Details: It all started when Reddit user FishMcBite posted a picture on Reddit, asking people to Photoshop it as they please.  The picture shows a couple ready to tie the knot […]

June 30, 2021

Fawad Chaudhry says his ‘head is spinning’ after latest ban on TikTok

What happened: Fawad Chaudhry the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting tweeted about the need for judicial reforms after recent high court decision to ban TikTok. He further linked judicial reforms to economic crisis, saying that the economic situation of the country won’t improve without judicial reforms. He also pointed out that the country had […]

June 29, 2021

People are pretty pissed at Storm Fiber today and here’s why

What happened: @omar_quraishi tweeted the fiber optic internet service provider Storm Fiber questioning their lack of service even after paying over Rs 6, 500 per month. Mr. Quraishi was unable to watch an intense Euro 2021 match between Netherlands and Czech Republic. How did people react: His tweet mentioning Storm Fiber was met with many […]

June 29, 2021

Pink and transparent umbrellas take over markets in cities

Over the past week, bright pink and transparent umbrellas sprouted in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan creating colourful walkways through some of the busiest markets. The installations are part of Unilever’s collaboration with Kinetic Pakistan to create and deploy a mesmerizing OOH concept for the skincare brand, Glow and Lovely. Kinetic Pakistan, part of the global […]

June 29, 2021

SHC orders suspension of TikTok for ‘spreading immorality’

What happened: On Monday, The Sindh High Court Monday ordered the Pakistan Telecommu­nica­tion Authority (PTA) to suspend access to TikTok, the popular video-sharing app, in Pakistan until July 8. Backstory: Earlier, a citizen filed a petition against the “immorality and obscenity” spread by content on the mobile app. As a result, a court order was […]

June 28, 2021

Wasfa Kamal honours exceptional Pakistanis through her illustrations

Wasfa Kamal is a young artist who is challenging cultural and societal stereotypes through her art. On 1st June, Wasfa shared an illustration of Arfa Kareem on her Instagram account announcing a 30-day challenge of her celebrating exceptional Pakistanis through her illustrations. Day 01: Arfa Kareem Day 02: Sadequian Day 03: Muniba Mazari Day 04: […]

June 28, 2021

Cardi B discloses her pregnancy wearing a sculpture by Pakistani Artist Misha Japanwala

What happened: The Grammy-winning rapper, Cardi shared a ravishing image on Instagram dressed in a divine sculptural breastplate designed by a Pakistani artist Misha Japanwala. The sculpture was custom-made for the occasion.  Speaking directly to Cardi B, Japanwala wrote, “An amazing honour to mold you and create this piece to memorialize such an incredible moment for […]

June 26, 2021

The soft image of Pakistan can only be promoted once we value our culture and promote Pakistaniat: PM Imran Khan

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing to National Amateur Short Film Festival (NASFF) Awards Ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, stated that if we wish to promote a soft image of Pakistan, it must advocate Pakistaniat and not the western culture. Background: PM Imran Khan during his speech stated “During the war on terror […]

June 26, 2021

China discovered a 140,000-year-old skull and says it could be a sister species to human beings

What happened: China discovered a skull having a unique structure. The new skull is claimed to be 140,000-years -old. Scientists say that the discovery can alter the understanding of human evolution. Background: Scientists in China announced on Friday that the new skull founded has been preserved almost perfectly in northeastern China for 140,000-years. The skull […]

June 26, 2021

Tamagotchis are back and maybe this time your pet won’t die easily from neglect

What happened: Japanese toymaker, Bandai, announced the release of the smart version of Tamagotchi on Thursday as the company celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Background: The company announced the release of the new version of Tamagotchi in collaboration with a Japanese girl band NiziU. They also added that this time Tamagotchi will let you touch, tickle […]

June 25, 2021

Here’s how you can have a hassle free Qurbani this year

With Pakistan facing the brunt of the summer heat, Eid ul Adha is fast approaching, bringing with it concerns regarding how to go about arranging animals for Qurbani. In the past year and a half, many parts of life have seamlessly moved online, from getting groceries to furniture shopping, so it makes sense that the […]

June 25, 2021

This is what a Pakistani delivery boy who was late said to a customer and it’s hilarious

What Happened: Ahmer Naqvi, the former CEO of Patari, took to Twitter to share his conversation with a delivery guy who was hours late, to which the rider replied he was slowly making his way on a “tuk tuk” but the conversation only got funnier from there. Naqvi further said, he wasn’t even mad after […]

June 24, 2021

Britney Spears speaks out against ‘abusive’ conservatorship: ‘I am traumatized’

What Happened: Britney Spears wants to regain control of her finances and life decisions after 13-year ‘abusive’ conservatorship . Backstory: Speaking in open court for the first time in the case, Spears told the Los Angeles judge overseeing the arrangement of her conservatorship that she wanted it to end. “I am traumatised,” she said, speaking […]

June 23, 2021

The Government of Pakistan seeks explanation from HBO Axios over censorship of PM’s interview

What happened: PM Imran Khan’s comments regarding India’s Hindutva Ideology in the interview by Jonathan Swan of HBO Axios seem to be missing from the aired interview. The Information Ministry has been given the task to take up the matter of censorship with HBO. Backstory: The interview by Jonathan Swan of HBO Axios aired on […]

June 22, 2021

Joanne Linville, ‘Star Trek’ Romulan commander, passes at 93

What happened: Joanne Linville, who made a memorable appearance as a Romulan commander in ‘Star Trek’ died Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 93. Her agent confirmed the news of her passing. According to the statement released by her family, “Linville lived a full life. One whose spirit, passion for art and life was an inspiration to all […]

June 22, 2021

Celebration of Hindu festival Dada Parbriham allowed in Tharparkar amid declining COVID-19 cases

What Happened: The NCOC has allowed the celebration of the Hindu festival Dada Parbriham from 21-24 June in Tharparkar. The decision was taken in light of declining COVID-19 cases across Pakistan and the festival must be held in strict adherence to the SOPs. Details: Pakistan Hindu Council has been allowed to celebrate this festival in […]

June 12, 2021

Diver swallowed and spat out by a Humpback whale in Massachusetts

What happened: Michael Packard was diving off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts when he had a fluke encounter with a humpback whale. He went down 45 feet of water and felt a huge bump, he sensed around in the dark to see where he had ended up. He quickly realised he was in a whale’s […]

June 11, 2021

NCA student speaks out about art theft

What happened: Art theft in Pakistan is more common than we realise. In recent news, a visual artist from Iran, based in Lahore spoke out about how her work was blatantly plagiarised. Maryam Baniasadi’ alleged that the miniature painting series she started while studying at the National College of Art in 2015, were copied by […]

June 11, 2021

Riz Ahmed leads bid to change how Muslims are represented in movies

The initiative:  Actor Riz Ahmed has become just as well known for his activism as for his performances. In taking his fight a step further, the Oscar-nominated actor is launching a multi-layered initiative for Muslim representation in media. He has partnered with the USC Annenberg inclusive initiative, the Ford Foundation, and Pillars fund to create $25,000 […]

May 26, 2021

Google selects UET Student for summer coding program

A student from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, has been nominated by Google to participate in the extremely competitive Google Summer of Code Programme 2021, according to the university’s press release. What Happened: Ghulam Ghous, who is enrolled at the Computer Science Department of the UET, was selected under the project ‘Omni […]

May 25, 2021

A five-women group strives to preserve Sufi music in Occupied Kashmir

A group of Kashmiri women is trying to save the dwindling musical genre of Sufiyan Musiqi in the north Indian region of Jammu and Kashmir. What Happened: About five years ago,  22-year old Irfana Yousaf Beigh caught interest in Sufiyana music from her classical musician father Mohammad Yousuf,  in the small village of  Ganastan in […]

May 21, 2021

“Butter” by BTS smashes Youtube Premiere Record with 3.89m viewers

After the much-anticipated video of BTS’ “Butter” was released on Youtube today, it immediately took the world by a storm as it smashed the Youtube Premiere Record with an estimated 3.89 million concurrent views. What Happened: The teaser of the song was dropped earlier this week, and even got a stamp of approval from one […]

May 11, 2021

Tesla may soon accept Dogecoin for payments, hints Elon

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla tweeted on Tuesday, asking his followers whether Tesla should accept Dogecoin as a payment method. This tweet follows multiple similar instances, where Elon has spoken about the cryptocurrency, leading to an immediate boost in its stock price. What is Dogecoin? Block Chain technology opened up the […]

May 1, 2021

This Pakistani ‘model’ cat fished the internet with his photoshop skills

Albabajwa: According to Twitter sources, Albab Khurram is a ‘model’ from Karachi who gained near to 7000 followers on his Instagram for his insanely aesthetic feed. His feed had pictures from various photoshoots and he had become popular among followers for his ‘unreal’ looks, with posts shared for a multiple of times. Along with his […]

April 26, 2021

Oscars 2021 conclude, Anthony Hopkins becomes oldest to win Best Actor

The Event: The 93rd academy awards finally happened after being delayed for two months because of the impact of COVID 19. This was the first time that the event was held virtually and in-person. The ceremony took place at two venues in Los Angeles, the Union Station and the Dolby Theatre. Major winners: In films, […]

April 21, 2021

This is how Pakistani KPOP fans disrupted TLP’s Twitter trend as the nation witnessed mass protests

The Event: On April 19th, Mcdonalds announced a collaboration meal with world-famous KPOP band BTS, and the world as expected went into a meltdown. KPOP fans moreover,BTS fans are known for their extreme energy and fandom in support of  their favourite artists, which can be explained by how there is a KPOP related trend at […]

April 20, 2021

Actor fraternity demands royalties in new campaign

What Happened: On Sunday, prominent TV and film actors took to social media with the hashtag #GiveRoyaltiesToArtists. Each personality involved posted the same image, which also got the issue trending on Twitter. High profile celebrities such as Mahira Khan, Mansha Pasha and Asad Siddiqui spearheaded the movement. View this post on Instagram A post shared […]

March 30, 2021

This is how Lajwanti is building a more diverse shaadi culture, one dress at a time

South Asian shaadi culture is famous for endless wedding functions, elaborate dinners and ornate clothing, but while the multi-trillion rupee industry is rife with potential, it has always lacked much needed diversity – a trait which is reflective of social and cultural norms that thrive on exclusion. Only now has there been a slow trickle […]

March 17, 2021

Here are all the prominent Muslim artists who have been nominated or won an Academy Award

There have been a total of 30 Muslims who have been nominated for an Academy Award until now and we have compiled a list of the most prominent ones which are as follows: Riz Ahmed:  Rizwan Ahmed, of Pakistani origin, also known as Riz MC, is an English actor, musician, and activist. As an actor, he […]

March 12, 2021

9 Health Benefits Of Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know

As much as we all love freshly brewed coffee in the morning – and multiple times during the day after that – most of us don’t know its benefits beyond the fact that it gives us a much needed kick of energy to stay on top of our never ending to-do lists. Did you know […]

February 27, 2021

#BoycottSpiderman trends as Indians cancel the wrong Tom Holland

India Twitteratis attack Spiderman star Tom Holland confusing him with the British author and cricketer of the same name. The feud started after the author Tom Holland tweeted about Indian Prime Minister Modi, which fueled anger among Indians. Mr. Holland was referring to the Motera, Ahmedabad, located facility that can seat up to 132,000 people, […]

February 27, 2021

#HappySurpriseDayIndia, #WorldsBiggestTeaParty trends on Twitter as Pakistanis flood social media with memes

February 27th marks two years since the Balakot airstrike and Pakistan shooting down an Indian plane while capturing one pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Abhinandan was later freed as a gesture of peace on March 1 and a statue of the Indian pilot was installed at the PAF Museum in Karachi, hence the joke lives on to this […]

February 23, 2021

Zahra P’s song is all about moving on and leaving toxic situations behind

Zahra Paracha is a guitarist, music producer and an audio post production engineer, not to mention the co-founder of Pakistan’s biggest music festival, the Lahore Music Meet which ran for its 5th instalment in 2020 (a month before Pakistan enforced a nationwide lockdown in the face of the coronavirus pandemic). On 22 February, Zahra released […]

February 18, 2021

This song sounds like how we feel since the pandemic hit

Rehman Afshar, who is popularly known by his musician moniker Maanu, has been dropping single after single during the past year. We spoke to Afshar towards the end of 2020, when he released the music video for his single Khwaab – a video that was shot during lockdown. Since its release, Khwaab has been a […]

February 17, 2021

Why are Indian cannabis dealers switching over to selling hash oil?

A recent report published by Vice Media states dealers in India are switching from selling cannabis to dealing in hash oil. Inside the story: In the past year, law enforcement agencies in India have been cracking down on cannabis dealers, especially in the state of Andhra Pradesh which has emerged as the country’s new cannabis […]

February 17, 2021

15 Questions with Lahore based Stylist and Fashion Connoisseur Mehek Saeed

Mehek Saeed is a celebrity stylist, fashion journalist and a contributing editor at Grazia Magazine, but most people know her through her tastefully curated Instagram aesthetic that showcases some of the best looks in style, from formal wedding attire to high street fashion curated right here at home in Pakistan. We sat down with the […]

February 11, 2021

Will Turkish actress Esra Bilgic be working with Peshawar Zalmi?

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi and Ertugrul actress Esra Bilgic hinted at the start of “new beginnings” on Wednesday, with just over a week left for the Pakistan Super League to commence.  Afridi tweeted “NEW BEGINNINGS” late Wednesday and tagged the Turkish actor who is beloved in Pakistan for her role as Halima Sultan in […]

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 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 20, 2021

Here’s a wild sequel to the last Jinn story

The last Jinn story ended with a cliffhanger about the family selling the house so we brought you an update. ‘If you guys read my last jinn thread you’d know about all the different shit that used to happen in our old house. We all shifted about 3 weeks back. And that land doesn’t even […]

January 16, 2021

Dear Papa, thora kharcha bhej dain

Disclaimer: The following is a work of satire. Take a joke, it won’t hurt. Dear Papa, How’s your blood pressure? Hope the luxe life of Avenfeild apartments is still keeping you cozy – like a three time Prime Minister of a third world country should be. I haven’t seen your brother so much by the […]

January 11, 2021

Why do Disney’s diversity policies have a loophole when it comes to Pakistani representation?

Earlier this year, Disney announced that a Pakistani-American, Iman Vellani, had been cast to play Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, the first Pakistani-American Muslim superhero within the MCU. After the debacle of South Asian representation that was Mindy Kaling’s Never Have I Ever, the news of Ms. Marvel was refreshing – and brought a wave of excitement […]

January 11, 2021

Dear Sam, Sadi Bari?

Authors note: The following is a work of satire, keep your pants on will you.The author, Hamza Ghaznavi, can be followed on Twitter at @Hamza_Ghaznavi Dear Sam, It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. I will say you have gone a bit distant with me over the past few years. I don’t blame […]

January 5, 2021

RJ Sophie’s new creative space, the S Studio, has everything a content curator could want

RJ Sophie is a household name when it comes to radio in Pakistan. In 2019, Forbes magazine featured Sophiya Anjam along with Fizza Aslam from FM 89 as the ‘The Two Mavens Of Pakistani Radio’. Indeed, Sophie has had an illustrious career as one of Pakistan’s most beloved RJs since she joined FM 91 back […]

January 4, 2021

Immi K’s dog writes a letter to his favourite hooman

Note from author: The following is a work of satire, in case the letter-writing-dog didn’t give it away. Try not to take offence. To my hooman Imran, Remember when we used to spend time together at Bani Gala? I’d lay down on the lush grass of the lawn and drool on your feet as you […]

December 29, 2020

What happens when a show like ‘Dunk’ – an ode to rape apologists – airs on television

Fahad Mustafa’s recent production, Dunk, starring Bilal Abbas Khan, Noman Ijaz, Sana Javed, and Yasra Rizvi aired this week on ARY Digital. From promotional interviews and the first episode itself, it is clear that this is yet another drama whose sole intent and purpose is to further degrade and justify violence against Pakistani women. ‘Should […]

December 27, 2020

Pakistani education startup sees 1,600 students graduate from its PepsiCo-Amal career-prep fellowship during the pandemic

The story in a nutshell: Earlier this week on Wednesday, a virtual graduation ceremony was held for the 1,600 strong class of the PepsiCo-Amal youth program from 135 towns and villages across Pakistan which included 640 female graduates. About the startup: Amal Academy is a Pakistan based education startup that helps university graduates develop and […]

December 24, 2020

Support local businesses by buying these 11 handmade crafts

Handicrafts or handmade products are good for the environment and by supporting these artists and local businesses, you’re not only helping them keep a certain tradition and culture going but you’re also getting your hands on unique pieces that are eco-friendly and one of a kind. Here is a list of 12 handmade products you […]

December 19, 2020

Drive-in cinema opens in Islamabad

What happened: The Jazz Drive-In Cinema was inaugurated by Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid today, at F-9 Park, Islamabad. The cinema is a collaboration between mobile network company Jazz,the largest internet and broadband service provider, Activemedia, and the Capital Development Authority (CDA). After the inauguration, the citizens of Islamabad were able to enjoy popular movies in […]

December 16, 2020

Art and representation: challenging the negative perception of Pashtuns one painting at a time

The portrayal of Pashtuns in mainstream media and art in Pakistan is both tinged by an undercurrent of racism, and a misunderstanding born out of disconnection from them. Pakistan’s involvement in the ‘War on Terror’ had a disproportionate impact on its Pashtun citizens, as the northern province of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was used as […]

December 16, 2020

FIA facing criticism for overstepping mandate after declaring Meesha Shafi guilty of ‘vilification’ drive against Ali Zafar

What happened: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has declared singer Meesha Shafi and eight others “guilty” of running a vilification campaign on social media against singer-actor Ali Zafar and asked the trial court to start its proceedings against them. But the agency is coming under fire on social media for overstepping its investigate mandate and […]

December 16, 2020

TikToker who hosted Engin Altan aka Ertuğrul in Pakistan wanted in criminal cases

What happened: Having played the lead role in the heroic story of Ertugrul, the father the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Engin Altan Düzyatan has a huge fanbase in Pakistan. Last week, the actor landed in Lahore on a short trip to Pakistan. But, according to media reports based on police sources Engin Altan’s host, […]

December 11, 2020

Ms. Marvel, starring Canadian-Pakistani actress Iman Vellani, to premiere in late 2021

What happened : After a long and hard search, Marvel has found its Ms.Marvel. The studio is tapping newcomer Iman Vellani to star in its Disney+ series based on the comic-book character.  The plan always was to stay true to the character in finding the right actress to play the role, even if it meant […]

December 11, 2020

12 kitchen essentials you can buy from MUMUSO for under Rs. 1,500

Whether you’re a marvel in the kitchen or struggling to barely get by, there are a few kitchen essentials which are essential to frying, sautéing, baking and more. Here’s our pick of items you can get for under Rs. 2000. 3 piece ceramic knife set with a cutting board, knife and peeler for Rs. 870 […]

December 10, 2020

This is how co-working spaces can help early stage startups in Pakistan

In recent years, with incubators and accelerators popping up in Pakistan’s major cities, an ever increasing number of Pakistanis are opting to forego traditional career paths to pursue their entrepreneurial journey and explore the startup landscape. Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles young companies face is not knowing what’s out there in terms of opportunity. […]

December 10, 2020

Gift that one friend – who is always cold – cute and festive socks from these 4 local insta shops

Come winter, socks and a warm cup of coffee are your best friends. And let’s be honest we all have that one friend or family member who is always cold – despite the number of layers they’re wearing. For them and for those of us who like to say it with our socks, here’s a […]

December 9, 2020

Apple unveils its first over-ear headphones, the AirPods Max, at $549

Apple has announced its first over-ear, noise cancelling wireless headphones, Airpods Max, which will sell for $549. The headphones come in 5 different colours (space grey, silver, green, sky blue and pink), have active noise cancelling, Apple’s spacial audio technology and transparency mode. They also offer a listening time of 20 hours and a 2 […]

December 7, 2020

Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul: Undefeated legend to take on YouTuber in ‘exhibition’

What happened : Former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather has announced that he will take on Youtuber Logan Paul in an exhibition match scheduled in February 2021. American Mayweather, 43, ended his career unbeaten in 50 bouts. He last fought in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of the heaviest bouts in […]

December 7, 2020

Pakistani and Indian comic-book superheroes unite to fight Covid-19

What happened : India’s first female comic-book superhero Priya, who has previously appeared in campaigns against sex trafficking and molesters, has now joined hands with her Pakistani counterpart Jiya, commonly referred to as the “Burka Avenger”, in order to fight the misinformation about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Both the superheroes will now work together to […]

December 5, 2020

Exhausted bird blown away to sea seeks shelter and lands on boat passenger’s head

2020 has been hard for everyone but good things can still happen in this year, for instance a tiny bird lost at sea found salvation in a whale watching tour boat. Domenic Biagini, founder of Gone Whale Watching, uploaded a video earlier today which has restored our faith in humanity. A little bird had been […]

December 5, 2020

These 3 underrated photographers from Islamabad have really impressive feeds

If you are a photographer, you know how hard it is to make an impressive portfolio, from getting the right equipment to building a strong clientele. Photography requires a lot of effort and commitment especially when the industry itself is highly competitive and it is hard to monetize your work. In this day and age, […]

December 4, 2020

Looking for a fun evening in Islamabad? Check out Din Dhalay: an outdoor social space concept

Set against the facade of the beautiful Margalla Hills, Islamabad is a city of scenic sunsets and stunning skies. It is a perfect city to be in if you are somebody who loves nature and wants to be at peace. But sometimes, the quietness that lingers in the air may induce a feeling of loneliness, […]

December 3, 2020

Four friends in Singapore rent a whole cinema just to play X-box

After both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launched last month. The new consoles are notoriously hard to get a hold of but one group of friends in Singapore found another way to level up their gaming experience. They actually rented out an entire cinema just to play games for three hours.   Les, who […]

December 2, 2020

Hamza Ali Abbasi gearing up to write a book about God

What happened: Hamza Ali Abbasi took to Twitter today and announced that he is currently working on writing a book about God. The actor has previously stated that his journey has taken him “from Atheism to Islam”. He also stated that he will be inactive on social media because he will be busy writing the […]

December 1, 2020

This is what it’s like to shoot a music video during covid

The pandemic has put a stop to many things, but even it cannot stall the tide of creativity. When inspiration strikes, it’s imperative to act fast and that’s exactly what musician Maanu did when he filmed and dropped his new music video during the pandemic. Maanu whose real name is Rehman Afshar, is a talented […]

November 29, 2020

This web-series set in a small Karachi neighbourhood is challenging social norms

Pakistan’s collaboration with ZEE5 has proven to be the missing jigsaw piece in the complicated puzzle that is Lollywood. At a time when our dramas have dipped dangerously low into restrictive domestic drama,‘Ek Jhooti Love Story,’ written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Mehreen Jabar, echoes the need for non-conventional, vibrant love stories with a […]

November 28, 2020

Velo Soundstation VS Coke Studio, what’s better?

The pandemic didn’t allow us to get another season of Coke Studio this year, but Velo Soundstation stepped in to be a potential replacement. What remains to be seen is if Velo Soundstation is actually a good enough to steal the crown from Coke Studio or not. Velo Sounstation’s first episode came out on the […]

November 27, 2020

Islamabad to get an open air cinema

What happened: In order to provide the residents of Islamabad with safe entertainment during this pandemic the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is planning on building an open air cinema in the federal capital. CDA officials who are privy to the details of the project told the media of the CDAs plans on Wednesday. The cinema […]

November 24, 2020

Top 10 memes born out of the PDM vs PTI rivalry

If there’s one thing Pakistanis excel at it’s making memes. If memes were a currency then we would have payed off Pakistan’s debt by now. Given the tense political situation Pakistanis are doing what they do best and easing the tension by roasting both sides. 1. The master of disguise: “What a great costume! Can’t […]

November 23, 2020

The curious case of Pakistan’s first item girl: Niggo Begum

Misogyny, bigotry and violence would be the ideal words to define the cultural norms of Pakistan’s film industry. Just like any other entertainment industry in the world, Lollywood also has a dark side filled with conspiracies, gangsters and murders. Many of these chilling stories are associated with actresses or dancers. Female entertainers always had rough […]

November 20, 2020

Indonesians are putting their cats in hijabs and it’s hilarious

The internet is obsessed with cats, fact. But now a new cat centric trend has popped up on Indonesian Twitter, where people are dressing their cats up in traditional Indonesian garb including hijabs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by usingcloath pet's wear (@usingcloath_petswear) Twitter user @txtdarionlshop posted a few pictures of cats […]

November 20, 2020

9 sweatshirts to keep you cozy this winter

A sage green Goofy sweatshirt from Ethnic Drake and Zubaida Apa sweatshirt by artist DigInk Ice blue tie dye sweatshirt from DeserveIt Nude high neck sweatshirt from Mango Issa Moo’D Cow Sweatshirt by 9Lines Episode III sweatshirt by Be Yourself Basic sweatshirt for everyday wear from ELO Cotton Candy tracksuit (hoodie available separately) by Tooney […]

November 18, 2020

20 scented candles you can buy locally that are perfect for the 2020 winter

2020 has been a dead ringer for a nightmare that’s fit for a movie directed by Steven Spielberg himself. Just as things were seemingly calming down and life was returning to ‘normal’ (whatever that means anymore), Pakistan and most other countries have been thrown into the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. While offices still […]

November 17, 2020

Pakistani Youtuber, Irfan Junejo did a comeback on his main channel because of a fan

What happened: Pakistani youtuber, Irfan Junejo did a comeback on his main channel after his fan requested to shoot a vlog with him/ How: Junejo uploaded a video on Monday in which he was at Indus Hospital to meet a fan. Hammad is currently under treatment in Indus Hospital and his doctor contacted Irfan Junejo […]

November 16, 2020

PUBG launching Urdu voice packs for Pakistani players

Player’s Unknown Battleground (PUBG Mobile) announced, via twitter, that they will be launching Urdu language voice packs for Pakistani players. The voice packs will make the gaming experience better for players as they will be able to navigate the game easily and understand things quicker. Players will also have the opportunity to win a free […]

November 16, 2020

Lahore’s safe haven for dancers: In-Sync Dance Academy

Widely enjoyed and equally criticized, dance has been a part of culture dating as far back as humankind, but there is some cultural dissonance in Pakistan regarding this art form. We love it and we love to hate it too. While it might be socially acceptable to dance at the weddings of close friends and […]

November 14, 2020

‘My daughter is turning 32 and won’t marry, help!’

To,Shela’s Shaadi Studio Hi Shela, Hina this side from Faisalabad. I’ve been consulting with the local rishta ladies but none have been able to set my daughter up with a suitable match. My daughter, Nina, completed her education from Lahore and is now working in Dubai. She has a great job and is not financially […]

November 13, 2020

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a broomstick! Brazilian duo leave muggles in the dust, zooming through traffic on broomsticks

Two men have invented a novel way of getting through Sao Paolo’s traffic choked streets. Much to the delight of Harry Potter fans, Vinícius Sanctus and Alessandro Russo, have invented motorised broomsticks that look remarkably similar to those from the Harry Potter series.  The broomsticks are attached to a single motorised wheel, and steered by […]

November 12, 2020

Pakistan’s Gaudiest weddings: setting a new standard of flamboyance

The FBR recently sent notice to the Director of Master Tiles asking him to explain his source of income after he reportedly spent millions on his daughter’s wedding. This along with the pictures from that wedding set social media ablaze, with everyone debating which Pakistani wedding is the most garish and ostentatious. So, in order […]

November 12, 2020

Trans Comedian Anaya Sheikh is back in the comedy circuit after a year break. She left comedy after a heckle incident in Lahore, 2019

What happened: Anaya Sheikh, a Trans comedian, is setting her foot back in the game after a year. Anaya has worked with feminist comedy group “Auratnaak” but after November, 2019 Anaya left the circuit because of an incident.  Background: Anaya Sheikh was heckled and harassed onstage with abusive slurs during her performance by YouTube prankster […]

November 10, 2020

Strictly Social a multipurpose social dining space is lighting up Lahore’s nightlife

Meet the Dynamic Duo – Asad and Hassan – Founder of a multipurpose social dining space,   Strictly Social.  Asad and his team partner Hassan have been friends for a long time, and when they saw that the social scene in Lahore left much to be desired for, they decided to change this and sprung […]

November 10, 2020

Pakistan’s newest animated feature, Swipe, confronts the weaponisation of religion and technology

From the start Swipe is both intriguing and alarming, we see a flock of crows ravenously feeding on scraps of meet and then we hear the overly cheerful voice of a news anchor talking about a shiny new app on the market called ifatwa. The casualness with which she states ‘swipe right se wajib-ul-qatal, aur […]

November 6, 2020

The Long Goodbye, the quintessential album for the Pakistani diaspora

Riz Ahmed, a British-Pakistani actor, is best known for his roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars story, and The Night Of. But he has also had a rather diverse music career, as Riz MC and one half of the rap duo the Swet shop Boys. His music has always had sociopolitical undertones that address […]

October 21, 2020

Keep a lookout for the neon green fueling stations in PUBG mobile

Is Mountain Dew and their neon green colours to gaming what PACMAN was to arcades? Dew has further solidified its integration within the esports community in Pakistan with its latest global campaign with PUBG mobile. The #DewXPUBG alliance means in-game loot, which starts out with Dew themed parachutes and includes special Battle Points and a […]

October 17, 2020

Shela’s Shadi Studio: Chapter 1 ‘The Feminist Rishta Aunty’

A page from Shela’s journal. Dated Oct 17, 2020. Is there anything more ironic than a twice divorced 50 year old rishta aunty trying to convince young girls to give up their freedom and settle down with men who were told all their lives that their destiny shined brighter than Aladdin’s magic lamp? Even an […]

October 9, 2020

Immi K pens a letter to his dad on banning TikTok

Disclaimer: The following is a work of satire, learn to take a joke. If this hurts your feelings, please don’t reach out to us. Dear Dad! Hey hey! Hope all is well. So today they banned TikTok and when I asked, they were like I should speak to you. Lol like why would I need to, […]

October 8, 2020

Immi K pens a letter to his dad, thanking him for all his help

Disclaimer: The following is a work of satire, learn to take a joke. If this hurts your feelings, please don’t reach out to us. Dear Dad, Hope you are well. We couldn’t meet this weekend and you didn’t pick up my call yesterday so I thought I’ll just reach out to you the old traditional […]

October 8, 2020

The old uncles who banned ‘Churails’ are the real vulgar beasts, writes ‘Darling’ director Saim Sadiq in an open letter

Award winning ‘Darling’ director Saim Sadiq penned an open letter to PTA after PEMRA banned ‘Churails’. The news has upset many in the film industry, due to continued suppression of artistic expression; towards the end of last year, Sarmad Khoosat’s film ‘Zindagi Tamasha’ was banned from screening just days before its premiere.  “Let’s take a […]

August 25, 2020

This Islamabad real estate mogul’s gold Lamborghini Aventador S is the most luxurious car in Pakistan

Kunwar Moeez Khan, CEO of Top City-1 Islamabad, has been the proud owner of a gold foil Lamborghini Aventador S since the year 2018. The man who is known as KMK is a die-hard car enthusiast, housing an entire collection of impressive vehicles. Notwithstanding his dubious past involving allegations of terrorism, KMK has remained a […]

August 22, 2020

What ever happened to Maro Tandoors?

Before Maro Tandoors came into being, we all knew of cheese and qeema naans that were served at desi eateries. But after Maro Tandoors, Pakistan got to see a different kind of stuffed naan: a kind it had never seen before. The four LUMS students who founded Maro Tandoors proudly claim the status of pioneers […]

August 21, 2020

This sprawling Italian villa possibly belongs to Mian Mansha, one of the top richest in Pakistan

Elusive billionaire Mian Mohammad Mansha has been ranked 2nd to 3rd richest in the country according to net worth. In 2010, he was also featured on the Forbes list of World Billionaires. Chairman of Nishat Group, a conglomerate that is reportedly the largest in Pakistan, Mian Mansha has been amassing wealth for decades. In 1991, […]

August 20, 2020

Silk face coverings may look good but are they more than just a trendy new fad?

Silk is probably as fancy as one can get with a face mask. A silk face covering is a definite step up from a brittle, boring surgical mask. Seeing as covid-19 may be here to stay, we won’t be rid of face masks for a while – which means considering more stylish alternatives could be […]

August 10, 2020

Your next read: Dare to be You, a self development book just for Pakistani millennials

The self-development market is estimated to touch $13.2 billion by 2022, with a major chunk of the share dominated by books, including global successes like The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck and Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. The driving force behind the industry are millennials, who are likely to […]

July 31, 2020

Pakistanis don’t mind being fooled if it’s beautiful Esra Bilgic doing the fooling

Esra Bilgic, star of Turkish drama series ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’, recently published a tweet claiming she had found her number one in Pakistan. The statement was so intriguing for audiences that it began to attract all kinds of speculation. But for a large number of Pakistanis, there could only be one explanation for this cryptic tweet; […]

July 23, 2020

‘Aik Aik Qadam’ is a student-led organization writing letters of appreciation to healthcare workers

If there’s one good thing arising from the coronavirus pandemic, it is increased awareness and appreciation of the integral role healthcare workers play in Pakistani society. Aware that doctors and nurses were fighting on the front-lines and risking their lives to combat coronavirus, student-led organization Aik Aik Qadam decided to offer them a small token […]

July 22, 2020

5 local brands that will help you get started on your home fitness journey

It is only a matter of time until gyms finally reopen and men and women are back to pushing heavy weights above their heads – blood pumping through their veins and faces glistening with sweat. On the flip side, however, many Pakistanis are understandably hesitant to suddenly start sharing equipment in a closed space with […]

July 21, 2020

20 artists animate chai in a weirdly relaxing video

More than twenty Pakistani artists have gotten together to create a video encouraging people to stay at home. Not that this hasn’t been done before: but this one has a unique twist. It is no secret that locals are crazy for chai. Capitulating on this great love for the hot beverage, these artists have engaged […]

July 15, 2020

This student-led organization is educating people on their legal rights

In a country faced with numerous legal injustices, perhaps the biggest hurdle to bringing about equality of the law is the lack of political awareness of one’s rights. Realizing this, a Lahore-based student-led organization – Aagah Pakistan – took it upon themselves to work to bring about legal awareness in their society. Team PG reached […]

July 15, 2020

This Music Video Of An All Girls Trip North Is Pushing Girls To Be More Fearless

The music video for ‘Dil Chala’ performed by Nirmal Roy aims to revolutionize the very concept of entertainment. In a world dominated by films and songs written about love and attraction between the two sexes, ‘Dil Chala’ sheds all such presuppositions to become a whole new animal. It is four minutes of idyllic scenery, soft […]

July 14, 2020

How to stop being a prick and support local art

Pakistan may have been left behind by the rest of the world as far as art is concerned, but there is still plenty of time to tap into the immense potential the country holds so we can initiate an artistic revolution. The failings of Pakistani art, more often than not, have less to do with […]

July 11, 2020

This is how 3 student-run NGOs are making a difference in Karachi and Islamabad

As Pakistan grapples with various humanitarian problems, a feeling of awareness is growing among the youth that they have a responsibility in steering their nation away from decline. At the moment, three entirely youth-run organizations are working to combat suffering and poverty across Pakistan: Karachi-based Y’s Charity led by an 18-year-old, Karachi-based Revive led by […]

July 10, 2020

Meet the 18 year old Karachiite who started his online streetwear business with a 10,000 rupee loan from his grandmother

In a country increasingly in need of youth innovation, many young entrepreneurs have taken steps to bring about a change in various industries. But few have had a journey as exciting as the Karachi-based Mashriq Apparel, a clothing brand founded and led by 18-year-old Rayyan Ullah Siddiqui, who made his first venture into entrepreneurship when […]

June 30, 2020

Former drama teacher at LGS and current actor Omair Rana accused of harassing minor students

In the wake of the LGS 1A1 scandal which promoted the termination of 4 teachers who were accused of sexual harassment, former students of the actor Omair Rana, who was also a drama teacher at the same school, have come forward with sexual allegations against him. As per a tweet consisting of instagram stories screenshots […]

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