May 20, 2022

‘Kartarpur Corridor helps bridging gaps’ Sikh man reunites with his sister after 75 years

What happened: Mumtaz Bibi and her brother reunited after a gap of 75 years, as the Kartarpur Corridor helped bridge the two lost siblings. How it happened is an interesting story as Express Tribune quotes, “At the time of independence, a man found a six-month-old baby girl cuddling her mother who had been dead.” Mumtaz Bibi was […]

May 20, 2022

‘Not up for discussion’: Taliban orders female Afghan TV presenters to cover faces on air 

What happened: In a string of bans, the Taliban-led Afghan government has now announced that female TV anchors and presenters to cover their faces when on air. The Taliban have also told the television broadcasters to ensure that the female presenters working in local stations cover their faces when on air. Details: AlJazeera quoted the […]

May 19, 2022

Shehbaz Sharif led-government imposes ban on import of luxury items, including; Chocolates, juices and mobile phones

What happened: The political commentators predicted a ban on the import of luxury items in Pakistan, alongside the dissolving of assemblies as it has been termed as “the last-ditch effort to save the government.” The decision came at a time when the dollar is at a record high, and the information ministry has termed it an emergency economic […]

May 19, 2022

Pakistan’s annual debt increases due to the rising tobacco consumption

What happened: A report by TheNews stated that currently, Pakistan is facing an annual deficit of 615 billion rupees due to the diseases that are caused by tobacco consumption in the country. On the other hand, the revenue generated from tobacco production is much less than the deficit, as the revenue from production is 120 […]

May 19, 2022

‘Basic necessities out of reach’ KP govt plans to launch Insaf Food Card

What happened:  In a bid to provide relief to the low-income households of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the government has decided to launch the Insaf Food Card, which would provide citizens having less than 25,000 rupees per month money for purchasing essential food items. An MOU between the KP Food Department and the Bank of Khyber has […]

May 19, 2022

‘Heatwave in Pakistan is not only caused by climate change but other factors too’

What happened: As the scorching sun, especially in South Asia, has killed several and hospitalised others, the researchers are now investigating how much human-caused climate change is causing the surge in the heatwave. As the temperature across the country is soring up to record highs, power outages have become a norm in Pakistan, but the […]

May 19, 2022

New Zealand pays compensation for cancelling Pak tour, confirms T20i tour in October 

What happened: Previously, the Black Caps had abruptly cancelled their tour to Pakistan an hour before the scheduled start of the first test at the Rawalpindi stadium. However, now the New Zealand Cricket Board has paid the compensation to the PCB, but the amount has not yet been disclosed. Details:  On the other hand, it […]

May 19, 2022

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

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

May 19, 2022

Rare fish catch helped the Baloch fishermen become millionaires in a single day 

What happened: The fishers group of Baloch people caught 18 large croakers, also known as Kir, in the Jiwani waters. The Baloch fishers caught the largest croaker fish in the waters of Jiwani and sold it for nearly five lakh rupees and sold the smaller ones for one lakh each. Details: The boat that had […]

May 18, 2022

UK school receives backlash for serving pork instead of vegetable sausage to Muslim students 

What happened:  It has been alleged that a school in the UK is serving pork in lunch to the Muslim students of the school. StarNews reported, “UK school mistakenly served pork meat in lunch to Muslim children, which infuriated parents.” The incident took place at a primary school in Brimmigham’s West Bromwich area, where Muslim students served […]

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