January 26, 2022

Doctors in USA denied heart transplant to 31 year-old man, saying he’s not vaccinated against Covid-19

What happened: On Jan 25, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston denied a request for heart transplant by DJ Ferguson in the United States, stating that the patient is not vaccinated against Covid-19, and it’s against their policy. Details: Ferguson’s father, David, claims that his son is in a ‘dire need’ of the surgery but […]

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 20, 2022

US woman hospitalized after eating too much at “all you can eat buffet”

What happened: 24 year old California woman identified as Danielle Shapiro was diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux after she binged on sushi at the $50 all you can eat buffet. Daily Mail UK quotes, “The woman forced herself to eat as much sushi as she could in one sitting has now revealed how she ended up being […]

January 18, 2022

Wearing face masks increase attractiveness, claims UK researchers

What happened: The researchers at Cardiff University published a peer-reviewed study that claims that a mask does cover half of your face, so the increased attractiveness may be tied to the beauty of occlusion. The female participants included in the study reviewed the male participants who were wearing masks. Details: USA Today report quotes the […]

January 15, 2022

NCOC approves anti Covid-19 booster shots for citizens above 18

What happened: On Jan 14, the National Command and Operation Centre announced that from Jan 15, citizens over the age of 18 will be eligible for a free anti-Covid booster dose of their choice. Current stats: Pakistan has recorded seven Covid-19-related deaths and 3,567 additional positive cases on Jan 13. According to NCOC statistics, 48,449 […]

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 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 7, 2022

“Omicron variant is hospitalising and killing people,” as WHO chief urges people to follow SOPs

What happened: The World Health Organization’s chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has warned that Covid’s Omicron variant should not be taken lightly. The head said it might be less severe than the Delta variant, but that does not mean it should be labeled mild. AFP quoted WHO’s Chief as, “Just like previous variants, Omicron is hospitalising people and it is […]

January 7, 2022

KFC to introduce ‘plant-based’ fried chicken in USA on Jan 10

What happened: In collaboration with Beyond Meat, a supplying company which offers plant-based meat substitutes, Kentucky Fried Chicken will be introducing ‘Beyond Fried Chicken,’ the restaurant’s first plant-based chicken, on Jan 10, nationwide in the United States of America. Details: The product was not “made in a vegan/vegetarian manner,” according to the KFC and Beyond […]

January 6, 2022

The silent epidemic of diabetes kills 10 times more people than Covid in Pakistan

What happened: President of Diabetic Foot International, Zahid Miyan, in an interview with a media outlet, said, “Diabetes is a 10 times more serious and lethal health issue for Pakistan, which claims 34,000 lives in a month, while Covid has so far claimed around 29,000 deaths in the country.” Subsequently, the health experts in Pakistan have urged […]

January 6, 2022

PCB will be hiring Pakistan Army doctors for each PSL-7 team

What happened: According to sources on Jan 3, Pakistan Cricket Board will be hiring the services of Pakistan Army medics for the teams participating in the forthcoming Pakistan Super League, Season 7 as a part of its measures to combat COVID-19. Details: Reportedly, each PSL team would have one doctor from the Pakistan Army Medical […]

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 3, 2022

Private hospitals in Punjab to hire 25,000 more doctors in 2022

What happened: The provincial health minister, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, on January 2, announced that Punjab’s health department would hire 25,000 more doctors in 2022 as more than 100 health facilities officially registered themselves with the health department. At the same time, she talked about the Naya Pakistan Sehat Card and stated that a mobile application […]

December 31, 2021

30 million families to benefit from the Naya Pakistan Sehat card, says Imran Khan

What happened: On December 31, Pakistan’s Prime Minister launched the distribution of the Naya Pakistan National Sehat for the entire population of Punjab. In a ceremony held at the Governor House Punjab, Imran Khan said that not everyone can take such revolutionary decisions like health cards as the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf did.  Details: At the launch ceremony, the premier said, “Today, […]

December 29, 2021

“SAD” Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of anxiety and depression that hits in winters

What happened: An individual often feels depressed during the winters due to a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is a type of depression related to changes in seasons and begins and ends at about the same time every year. The symptoms of an individual start in the fall and continue during the chilly months forcing […]

December 28, 2021

Despite police being present, 13 travelers escape the quarantine facility in Sialkot

What happened: District Health Officer of Sialkot reported that on the 27th of December, thirteen travelers who arrived in Pakistan from South Africa escaped a quarantine facility. However, it has also been disclosed that the travelers had tested negative for Covid-19 but they had to quarantine. Sialkot’s DHO stated, “They were required to isolate at a […]

December 27, 2021

Did you know NFT adds more to climate change by emitting carbon dioxide?

Details: Joanie Lemercier (@joanielemercier), a French digital artist, cancelled the sale of his six NFT art pieces in April 2021, after calculating that the sale would consume the electricity, required to power the artist’s studio for two years, in just ten seconds as NFTs consume a lot of energy because they rely on a block […]

December 21, 2021

Elections, trials and much more is happening in Pakistan right now

Find out what is happening in Pakistan right now, here are seven news updates for you. NCOC approves booster shots for people above over the age of 30, amid the Covid-19 Omicron variant continues to spread What happened: The National Command and Operation Centre authorised booster shots for people over the age of 30 on […]

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 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 13, 2021

These boys shaved their heads in support of their classmate who was diagnosed with cancer

What happened: In support of a classmate who was just diagnosed with cancer, ten classmates shaved their hair. Liam aged 13, is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma three weeks ago. Details: The boys, who are all in Year 9 at Chesterfield’s Outwood Academy Hasland Hall, are raising funds for the Teenage Cancer […]

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 11, 2021

From cancellations to new beginnings: Here’s what is happening in Pakistan right now

This is what you need to know about Pakistan news right now, to find out what’s going on continue reading. Sindh government plans to build two solar parks with a combined capacity of 350 megawatts What happened: According to a statement released on Friday, the government of Sindh would build two solar parks with a […]

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 6, 2021

5 beard oils available online in Pakistan

Men grooming products have recently grown in popularity with the introduction of beard grooming and styling products. The most popular among these new range of products are beard oils used for both nourishing and styling beards. Here is a list of 5 such beard oils available in Pakistan. Dari Mooch Cedar Wood Oil Dari Mooch […]

December 4, 2021

Home to 11 million people, Lahore has been ranked as the most polluted city

What happened: The provincial capital has again topped the ranking of the most polluted city on the 4th of December. As the environmental lawyer Ahmad Rafay Alam puts it, “Air pollution in Lahore is nothing but a government failure.” The local government claims, “We have sealed over 500 industrial units and imposed heavy fines on smoke emitting vehicles,” in […]

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

5 online stores that will shift your kitchen to fully organic

We’ve all heard our grandparents and parents complain about not having ‘Khaalis Doodh’ or ‘Desi Makhan’ available in cities and how they miss it. It is true that organic products are hard to find these days with everything being processed and mixed with preservatives. But all hope is not lost and some online businesses have […]

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 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 24, 2021

Covered in thick smog, Lahore is the world’s most polluted city

What happened: The latest data released by Swiss Air has ranked Lahore as the most polluted city globally. Lahore has now left behind New Delhi in the air quality ranking, as it tops the list with a rating of 243 PM. Lahore’s air has been deemed “unbreathable” by various health experts. At the same time, the citizens of […]

November 24, 2021

Chinese dad starts making medicine to treat his 2 years old son

What happened: A Chinese man named Xu Wei has created a home laboratory to treat his 2 years old son, Haoyang. Xu Wei’s son has a rare genetic condition whose medicine is not available in China. Also, Xu Wei cannot travel to other countries for Hoayang’s treatment due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Xu Wei is […]

November 23, 2021

This female lawyer hopes to make Pakistan accessible for differently-abled citizens

What happened: On the 25th of March, 2002, Sana Khurshid met a tragic road accident on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway. The accident paralyzed Sana’s half body but did not shatter her hopes as she continued her studies. Sana Khurshid was fortunate to come out alive from the tragic accident but had lost her sister in the […]

November 23, 2021

Animals in Karachi zoo starve as contractors refuse to provide food

What happened: The reports have suggested that the Karachi zoo is left with only a few days worth of food. Allegedly the food contractors of the zoo have stopped providing food to the animals due to their previous dues not being cleared. It is pertinent to know that the health of animals at the Karachi […]

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 4, 2021

Dengue fever on the rise: Punjab reports more than 490 cases

Details: The number of dengue fever cases in Punjab is continuing to grow, with the province reporting 493 new instances of the mosquito-borne virus disease in the last 24 hours on Wednesday. What happened: Imran Sikandar Baloch, the provincial health secretary, stated that no dengue patient deaths were reported in the province yesterday, despite the […]

November 2, 2021

50 free liver transplants at DOW University, Sindh Government announces to provide Rs.140 million

Details: The Sindh government has agreed to provide a Rs140 million grant to the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) for the provision of free liver transplant surgeries. What happened: Dr. Faisal Saud Dar, Pakistan’s leading liver transplant surgeon, would supervise the free liver transplant surgeries, the Sindh government has asked for the drive to be […]

July 23, 2021

Sindh to re-impose COVID restrictions from Monday

What happened: A provincial coronavirus task force meeting was held on Friday to discuss the response to the quickly rising COVID cases in Sindh. Decisions were taken to re-impose certain certain restrictions from July 26, Monday. The task force meeting was chaired by the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The restrictions: Indoor and outdoor […]

July 20, 2021

Pakistan will export ventilators this year, says Fawad Chaudhry

What happened: In a tweet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry stated that he’s hopeful that Pakistan will start exporting ventilators this year. The National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) has developed the ventilator “Pakvent-I” while the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has developed one called “i-LIVE”. Details:  Fawad Chaudhry stated that a fourth firm has been […]

July 19, 2021

Doctors urge for COVID health emergency in Karachi as hospitals run out of space

What happened: Doctors and health experts request the government to impose a health emergency in Karachi over rising COVID cases due to which various hospitals have run out of beds to accommodate COVID patients. Details: The Indus Hospital in Karachi says their COVID ward is filled out with no more space. Dr Bari of the […]

July 17, 2021

Vaccination centres across Pakistan will remain closed on first day of Eid

What happened: The NCOC has announced that COVID vaccination centres will remain closed nationwide on the first day of Eid-ul-Adha, which will fall on Wednesday (21st July). Details: The COVID vaccination centres will open on the second day of Eid. The decision to close the centres for the first day of Eid was taken due […]

July 17, 2021

12 Indian Delta variant cases confirmed in Lahore

What happened: The Punjab health department confirmed on Saturday that 12 cases of the Indian Delta COVID variant have been detected through random testing via genome sequencing. Details: 28 samples were randomly picked from three hospitals in Lahore, the Services Hospital, Meo Hospital and Jinnah Hospital. Out of these samples, 12 cases were confirmed for […]

July 17, 2021

Asad Umar advises unvaccinated people to avoid going to the Northern areas

What happened: Asad Umar, the NCOC chief, has advised unvaccinated people to avoid going to the North “so that your entertainment does not become the cause of someone’s death”. He requested everyone to take special care and precaution during the Eid holidays. Details: Asad Umar further explained at the press briefing that un-vaccinated people are […]

July 16, 2021

Most populous state in India is proposing a two-child policy

What happened: Uttar Pradesh (UP), the most populous state in India, has proposed a two-child legislation that seeks to restrict couples from having more than two children. The population density in this state is more than double the national average while the per capita income in UP is less than half the national average. As […]

July 15, 2021

COVID positive cases in Pakistan jump by 28.5 percent in single day

What happened: The fourth COVID wave is getting stronger in Pakistan as positive cases rise by 28.5 per cent in a single day from 1,980 cases on Wednesday to more than 2,500 on Thursday. Details: The NCOC also states that now the positivity ratio stands at 5.2 per cent whereas a day ago it was […]

July 14, 2021

UAE grants Pakistani doctor golden visa for her contribution during the pandemic

What happened: Dr. Javairia Hassan, a 30-year old Pakistani doctor working in UAE, has been awarded a golden visa for her crucial contribution as a frontline worker in UAE’s fight against the pandemic. Details: Dr Javairia Hassan has been in the medical field for eight years and holds a practicing license from Pakistan, England and the UAE. […]

July 12, 2021

Rise in the spread of ‘brain-eating’ amoeba in Karachi, two deaths reported

What happened:  Naegleria fowleri is a rare but deadly water-borne amoeba that thrives in freshwater sources, reservoirs including poorly chlorinated water networks. Recently, two people succumbed to the disease caused by the amoeba in Karachi. Details: According to reports, Lt Cdr Majid Ismail Chandio, a 30-year-old surgeon from DHA, was admitted to the PNS Shifa […]

July 10, 2021

Largest fruit forest of Asia being planted in Lahore

The Punjab government has announced that the largest fruit forest of Asia is being planted in Lahore. More than 1.1 million trees have already been planted at more than 51 places in Lahore. Click here to see more from Propergaanda.

July 10, 2021

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine now approved in Saudi Arabia

What happened: On Friday, the Food and Drug Authority of Saudi Arabia approved the use of Moderna vaccine in the Kingdom, making it the fourth vaccine approved there. Soon the import of the two-dose vaccine will start. Details: Earlier, only Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines were approved within the Kingdom. Moderna’s vaccine […]

July 9, 2021

Former hockey World Cup winner Naveed Alam diagnosed with cancer, requests govt help for treatment

What Happened: Member of the 1994 World Cup winning team, Naveed Alam, has sought financial support from the government after he was diagnosed with blood cancer. Details: Naveed Alam is a former member of Pakistan’s hockey team that won the World Cup in 1994 in Sydney. He was diagnosed with blood cancer at Shaukat Khanum […]

July 9, 2021

No fans will be allowed at Olympic venues as Japan faces new Covid19 emergency

What happened: On Thursday, Olympic organizers notified that spectators will not be allowed to attend most Olympic events. The decision was taken after Tokyo’s declaration of a state of emergency in response to a sudden spike in coronavirus cases. Details: The Japanese government put the capital, Tokyo, under a COVID-19 state of emergency because of […]

July 9, 2021

Asad Umar announces start of fourth COVID-19 wave in the country

What happened: Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), announced on twitter that there are clear signs of the fourth wave starting in the country. He highlighted SOP negligence, the Delta variant, and indoor gatherings without following the vaccine condition. Click here to […]

July 9, 2021

Edhi’s statue unveiled at Hockey Chowk in Quetta

What happened: At a ceremony marking Abdul Sattar Edhi’s fifth death anniversary, his son Faisal Edhi unveiled Edhi’s statue which has been installed at the Hockey Chowk in Quetta. The statue is made by Balochistan’s famous sculptor Ishaq Lehri. Details: The statue of the beloved humanitarian is 17-foot tall and four-foot wide. It took three […]

July 8, 2021

Officials in Balochistan report two Congo virus cases

What happened: With Eidul Azha less than two weeks away, officials in Balochistan reported two Congo virus cases on Thursday. Details: The cases were confirmed by Dr Sadiq Baloch, additional medical superintendent at Quetta’s Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital. She stated that both patients reported fever and bleeding from the mouth until they were […]

July 8, 2021

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

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

July 8, 2021

PM Imran Khan launches first Pakistan-made eco-friendly e-bike

What happened: At the launch ceremony on Thursday in Islamabad, the PM announced the Jolta Electric’s e-bike and stressed the need for environmental protection. The PM explained the importance of electric vehicles in helping lower air pollution levels. Details: The e-bike comes as a first major step towards electrifying the country’s automobile industry. Jolta’s e-bike […]

July 7, 2021

Delta, Beta, and Alpha COVID-19 variants detected in Pakistan

What happened: The Natio­nal Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has confirmed that different COVID-19 variants including Delta (Indian), Beta (South African), and Alpha (UK) have been detected in Pakistan. Such variants have been present in the country since May as per their study. Details: The NCOC is monitoring these variants in Pakistan through whole-genome sequen­cing […]

July 7, 2021

The Economist ranks Pakistan third in “Return to Normalcy Index”

What happened: Out of 50 countries Pakistan has ranked 3rd in The Economist’s Global Normalcy Index. This index shows which countries are returning to the pre-pandemic levels of normal life. Pakistan’s normalcy score out of 100 is at 84.4 making it third after Hong Kong (first) and New Zealand (second). Details: The index uses eight […]

July 5, 2021

Expired Indian-made cosmetics worth Rs320 million seized in Lahore

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

July 5, 2021

Expatriate Pakistanis can now get Moderna vaccine in KPK

What happened: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KPK), provincial health department has announced that Pakistani expatriate workers who are stuck in Pakistan and unable to travel abroad to their duty stations can now be given Moderna COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday. Many have been unable to get back to their country of work because of shortage of acceptable vaccines […]

July 3, 2021

Pakistanis travelling abroad will now be able to get Moderna Vaccine

What happened: Asad Umar, The Federal Minister for Planning, has announced that Pakistanis who have to travel abroad especially for work or studies will now be able to get the two-dose Moderna Vaccine. Some countries have not yet accepted the Chinese vaccines, and Moderna is now the third non-Chinese vaccine available in Pakistan. Details: 2.5 […]

July 3, 2021

Lahore: Vaccinators caught taking bribes to administer AstraZeneca vaccine

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

July 2, 2021

Record-breaking heatwave kills hundreds in Canada

What happened: Over the past week extreme heatwave has killed about 500 people in Canada. British Columbia in Canada has experienced the worst of the temperatures with hundreds of “sudden deaths” reports. Canada’s highest ever temperature of 49.6C was recorded in British Columbia on Wednesday, causing a wildfire and evacuation of a town. A resident […]

July 1, 2021

Man on Twitter shares his frustration over facing racist and Islamaphobic treatment by the NHS

What happened: On Wednesday, Twitter user @AyoOlatunji8 shared his frustrating experience with the NHS as they subject him and his family to islamophobic and racist treatment. He stated that the Black/PoC and/or Muslim patients are treated like “animals, or as subhuman and being neglected by so called ‘healthcare professionals.’” As backwards as this behavior may […]

June 30, 2021

Quarantine before COVID-19: ancient isolation rooms found in caves

What happened: 81 ancient isolation chambers that are carved in caves have been discovered in Oman. They are said to be used to isolate patients of plague and smallpox in the olden days. “The aim of these quarries was to reduce the spread of disease among the population,” said the Omani Ministry of Heritage and […]

June 30, 2021

If you’re vaccinated, you can go to the cinema after 1st July

What happened: Punjab government announces re-opening of cinemas, indoor dine-in, parks, and pools from July 1st. As per the NOCC guidelines, only vaccinated people can avail the facilities. Details: Cinema houses, indoor dine-in and several other facilities across the country were ordered to close down in March last year. However, an ease in restrictions has […]

June 30, 2021

‘Never give up:’ Youth overcomes his rare incurable bone disease through body building

What happened: Furqan Butt, a 21-year old from Karachi, was diagnosed with Pycnodysostosis, a rare skeletal abnormality that made him get inexplicable fractures. Although, he was told that his disease was was incurable, Furqan did give up. With unwavering hope, Furqan decided to fight it and succeeded. From 2016 till 2021, Furqan followed a diligent […]

June 29, 2021

Lowest number of COVID19 cases reported in Pakistan today since October 25

What happened: According to reports by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported the lowest coronavirus cases in a single day since October 25. The positivity rate stands at 1.78%.  Backstory: Pakistan continued to report fewer cases of coronavirus today with 735 people contracting the infection. These are the lowest coronavirus cases in […]

June 29, 2021

Biden administration is sending Pakistan 1.5m doses of the Moderna vaccine

What happened White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Monday that the Biden administration is sending 1.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Pakistan. It will also be sending two million doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine to Peru. Theses doses are part of the 75 per cent of unused Covid-19 vaccines which […]

June 28, 2021

NCOC is expected to gradually normalise inbound flights from July 1

What happened: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has released a document stating that from July 1 inbound flights from United Kingdom (UK), Europe, Canada, China and Malaysia will be increased from 20pc to 40pc. Details: COVID-19 situation in most of the world seems to be improving, and as masses continue to get vaccinated air […]

June 28, 2021

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

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

June 28, 2021

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

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

June 28, 2021

PM Imran Khan asks youth to prepare for the ‘biggest tree plantation campaign in Pakistan’s history’

What happened: The PM has asked all Pakistanis, especially the youth, to help execute the nation’s biggest plantation drive. Details: The plantation drive is part of Imran Khan’s government’s “green Pakistan” campaign. The aim is to achieve plantation of 1 billion trees by June 2021. The government has also tried to motivate students to plant […]

June 26, 2021

All COVID-19 vaccination centers in Lahore will remain closed on Sunday (tomorrow)

What happened: The provincial capital’s deputy commissioner has said that vaccination centers across Lahore will remain closed on 27 June 2020 (Sunday). Citizens are advised not to visit any center tomorrow. Click here to see more from Propergaanda.

June 26, 2021

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

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

June 24, 2021

The new COVID-19 “Delta Plus” variant with increased transmission and vaccine resistance

What happened: There are now more than 40 cases of new COVID-19 Delta Plus variant in India. Indian authorities warn that this a “variant of concern”. It is also known as the AY.1 variant. Details: According to India’s Health Ministry, this variant spreads more easily and affects lungs. The Delta variant was responsible for the […]

June 24, 2021

2 million doses of Sinovac reach Islamabad from China

What happened: A special PIA plane carrying two million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China landed in Islamabad on Wednesday. “This is part of the planned contracted quantity purchased from China. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is spearheading the purchase process of vaccines from the international market under the auspices of the NCOC. These […]

June 24, 2021

National Licensing Examination not acceptable to doctors – Grand Medicos Alliance (GDA) and Young Doctors Association

What happened: Grand Medicos Alliance (GDA) and Young Doctors Association have said at a press conference that doctors will launch a protest against the National Licensing Examination if the government does not cancel the exam. “We have already suffered badly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In case of fresh protest movement, the doctors and patients […]

June 23, 2021

New varieties of “sugar-free” mangoes introduced in Pakistan for diabetics

What are “sugar-free” mangoes: These new mangoes, called Sonaro, Glenn, and Keitt in local markets, have only about 4 – 6pc sugar level. Most mangoes like the Sindhri and Chaunsa have 12 – 15pc sugar level. Backstory: Pakistani experts from M H Panhwar Farms introduced the three varieties of sugar-free mangoes ideal for diabetics after […]

June 23, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine more than 90pc effective against COVID-19 variants first identified in India

What the vaccine offers: The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is found to be more than 90pc effective against hospitalisation from Delta and Kappa variants. Details: The Delta and Kappa variants were first identified in India which have caused more than 180,000 deaths in the vicious second-wave. New deadlier variant: India’s health ministry on Tuesday declared a […]

June 22, 2021

Pakistan is now a “net-importer of food” trying to cope with food-insecurity

What happened: There is a 13pc food inflation in the country and with increasing food imports Pakistan has become a net-importer of food. “What the previous government did for the agriculture sector in the last eight to 10 years?” asked Mr Tarin (Finance Minister) Backstory: Pakistan, an agricultural country, is struggling with wheat and sugar […]

June 21, 2021

Shehbaz accuses government of ‘criminal negligence’ over shortage of vaccines

What happened: “The unavailability of the vaccine is another proof of the government’s criminal negligence and incompetence,” the PML-N president, Shehbaz Sharif, said in a statement after Pakistan received another shipment of over 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China. Backstory: Mr Sharif purported that the “opportunists in this corrupt government” who had already […]

June 21, 2021

“Learning Hubs” empowering the children of sex-workers in Lahore

Zerka Tahir, the woman behind the Sustainable Intervention Drive is providing much-needed educational, health, vocational, recreational and counselling services to empower the children of sex-workers through the Learning Hubs. “We started off with just making our presence felt without threatening them and their way of life, or being judgemental. We wanted to provide them with […]

May 26, 2021

Vaccine registration for 19 and above will open tomorrow

Pakistan will start registering people aged 19 and above for coronavirus vaccination from tomorrow (Thursday), as announced by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar via Twitter, following an NCOC meeting. The Response: People used the announcement of the news to communicate vaccine-related concerns and complications to Umer via Twitter.

May 25, 2021

Pakistan develops local coronavirus vaccine ‘PakVac’ with Chinese assistance

Pakistan has locally completed the development of a coronavirus vaccine with the assistance of Chinese experts after raw materials for the vaccine were transported to Islamabad last month. What Happened: The announcement was made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan via to Twitter as he congratulated the […]

May 24, 2021

More than 150 women doctors from Pakistan are helping Palestinian patients in Gaza via eDoctor

Israel’s ruthless aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in Palestine has critically injured many, and the bombing has also devastated medical infrastructure, increasing the load on existing medical facilities which themselves are running on scarce resources. Hence women doctors from Pakistan and over a dozen countries joined hands with their counterparts […]

May 24, 2021

Pakistan wins the World No Tobacco Day 2021 Award for being the first country to declare smoke-free parks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office for the eastern Mediterranean has announced the World No Tobacco Day 2021 Award for Pakistan for its effective anti-tobacco campaign. According to the former technical head of the Health Ministry’s Tobacco Control Cell (TCC) and Focal Person for WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Dr. Ziauddin Islam, […]

May 22, 2021

More than 20,000 children fall sick in Karachi as heatwave intensifies

Amid scorching heat and Cyclone Tauktae, the number of pediatric emergencies in Sinch skyrocketed. What Happened: A total of 22,000 children were reportedly received at the Childlife Foundation’s emergency facilities from Orangi Town, Nazimabad, Korangi, Lyari, and Liaquatabad in Sindh and Balochistan from May 10-18. Most of these children were diagnosed with diarrhea (gastroenteritis), viral […]

May 12, 2021

India’s Sikh temples are opening free Oxygen Drive-throughs as country continues to grapple with COVID-19

Sikh temples, also known as gurdwaras, usually serve free food to the public for goodwill. With the Coronavirus crisis quickly exacerbating, however, these temples are now offering free oxygen to passing vehicles via hundreds of frontline volunteers. Following the fatal Covid-19 wave in India, Oxygen supply has deteriorated significantly, while hospitals suffer from an outburst […]

May 4, 2021

Is coffee good for you? This is what science has to say

There’s a reason why the internet is rife with memes on coffee: over time caffeine has become an essential part of everyday life, be it before a meeting or just as a pick-me-up in the morning. The booming caffeine industry has also been accompanied by an increased interest in caffeine itself, making it one of […]

May 3, 2021

Pakistan to start local production of CanSino vaccine

Dr Faisal: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Dr. Faisal Sultan has stated that the government’s efforts to procure vaccines are in full swing, and currently the capacity is around 30 million doses. Donations vs Procurement: Dr. Faisal has stated that 19 million vaccine doses will arrive in the country by June, and the government […]

April 30, 2021

Pakistan to import 6,000 tons of oxygen – Asad Umar

Proactive Measures: The Pakistani government has decided to import 6000 tons of oxygen, 5000 cylinders, and 20 cryogenic tanks in order to prepare capacity to deal with the peak of the third wave of COVID-19 in the country. This was announced after the NCOC meeting on Friday as a proactive measure to avoid future catastrophe. […]

April 30, 2021

These 5 fitness trainers are offering online programs, to keep you in shape

A healthy lifestyle, with a well-rounded diet and plenty of exercise, is hard to maintain, during a global pandemic. With limited access to the outdoors and gyms shutting down, safe exercise options are quickly dwindling. But fitness trainers across Pakistan are quickly adapting to the uncertainty and have diversified the medium of their fitness training. […]

April 27, 2021

FIR booked against KP Health Minister for hosting ‘iftar party’ & violating COVID SOPs amidst brutal third wave

FIR booked: A first information report(FIR) has been launched against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra for violating various COVID-19 SOPs after hosting an iftar party at a restaurant. The FIR has also been booked against the restaurant owner by the district administration for hosting an event where plenty of guests were present. […]

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 17, 2021

Hospital gives woman only one baby although she claims to deliver ‘twins’

What happened On Tuesday a newborn baby reportedly went missing from Karachi’s largest public hospital Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), ARY News reported. The details suggest that the infant went missing from JPMC Karachi after the woman reportedly gave birth to twins. The father of the newly born infant has blamed doctors of JMPC for […]

February 15, 2021

Pakistani doctor’s book listed as ‘Best Ophthalmology Books Of All Time

Tell me about the book The book titled “Optics Made Easy; The Last review of Clinical Optics” is also one of the three best sellers on Amazon. The book is written for ophthalmology students as a last-minute revision tool. All you need to know about Dr. Zubaida Sirang Dr. Zubaida Sirang is from Yarkhun, Chitral, […]

February 6, 2021

Karachi: Koel Cafe shut down by Sindh Food Authority

The Sindh Food Authority has closed the kitchen and suspended food operations of Koel Café in Karachi over unhygienic conditions, along with an imposed fine of Rs345,000 on Koel Café, The Valley, and Newbury Café. The cafes issued “improvement lists” as well. Koel Café owner Rasikh Ismail appreciated the work of the SFA. “This restaurant […]

February 1, 2021

Sindh set to initiate first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive from February 3

Monday: The Sindh government announced that the first phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive in the province will begin from February 3. Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said that in the first phase frontline workers, from private and public medical facilities, would be vaccinated. Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective against the virus, Dr. Pechuho […]

February 1, 2021

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa becomes the first province to provide universal healthcare

What is the Sehat Sahulat card? On Sunday Khyber Pakhtunkhwa initiated its universal health insurance program called the Sehat Sahulat card. The first phase of the program covered Chitral, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Malakand, Swat, and Shangla districts, while the second phase was extended to Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, and Kohistan districts. The third phase […]

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