May 28, 2022

This Lahore officer made history as the 1st woman senior superintendent

What happened: In a first, the Punjab Inspector General of Police has appointed a female police officer, Dr. Anoosh Masood Chaudhry as senior superintendent (SSP) of the operations wing in Lahore, as well as reshuffling six other officers. Details: Dr. Anoosh succeeded Mustansar Feroz and has been asked to report to the Central Police Office […]

May 27, 2022

Karachi traffic cop saves poverty-stricken man from suicide

What happened: A viral video showed a traffic cop, Javaid Ahmed, rescue a suicidal guy who had climbed a pedestrian overpass on University Road in Karachi. Click here to watch the video. Details: A poor man was observed climbing a bridge near Faizan-e-Madinah Masjid and was about to leap off when Ahmad arrived on the […]

May 27, 2022

FBR directed custom officials to seize only ‘commercial quantities’ of imported goods

What happened: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) took note of the taking of ‘luxury products’ in small amounts from the luggage of passengers arriving at the country’s airports on Wednesday and issued new guidelines in this regard. Details: The authority claimed in a statement sent to Chief Collectors of Customs in Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, […]

May 25, 2022

Prof. Nida Kirmani released (with 17 others) after Karachi police arrested them for protesting against missing Baloch 

What happened: On May 24, Karachi police detained 18 people, including professor Nida Kirmani, for protesting against the enforced disappearances of Baloch community members in the city. Details: According to South Senior Superintendent of Police Asad Raza (Raza), the activists announced a rally from the Karachi Press Club to the Sindh Chief Minister House. He […]

May 23, 2022

Senior journalists booked for allegedly ‘criticising’ state institutions

What happened: On May 22, it emerged that journalists Imran Riaz Khan, Sabir Shakir, and Arshad Sharif have been booked for criticising state institutions and abetting rebellion. Details: According to the FIR, the complainant overheard Khan on social media using “derogatory and inflammatory words” about the army and institutions. Meanwhile, on May 21 and 19 […]

May 21, 2022

Rising crime rate forces Karachi police to use tracker bands on habitual offenders 

What happened:  Karachi police’s chief, Ghulam Nabi Memon, has claimed that the city has over 12,000 habitual offenders who are often involved in crimes, and now to monitor the offenders, the city police have announced to use of tracker bands on them. The tracker would be tied to the offenders’ wrists or ankles to the […]

May 20, 2022

Police petition seeking Dua Zehra’s medical exam rejected

What happened: On May 19, a judicial magistrate refused a police petition seeking an order for Syeda Dua Zehra Kazmi’s medical exam to determine her age. Details: The Karachi police investigating officer (IO) submitted the plea with the Lahore magistrate since the girl is living in the city with her alleged husband.  The girl’s parents […]

May 19, 2022

2 suspects linked to Saddar bombing killed in encounter, says police

What happened: On May 18,two suspected militants, thought to be linked to the banned Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) and involved in the recent blast in Saddar, were shot and killed in an alleged encounter on, according to police. Details: According to Mazhar Mashwani of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), the police and an intelligence agency conducted […]

May 19, 2022

Dua Zehra’s father wins the case in Lahore High Court; here’s how things will proceed now

What happened: On May 18, police detained the cleric who performed Dua Zehra’s nikkah, the 14-year-old girl who went missing from Karachi in April but subsequently claimed she had walked away from home to marry Zaheer Ahmed, aged 21. Click here to see her father’s video statement and journalist Asad Gokal’s brief on the case. […]

May 17, 2022

Police officer suspended for making ‘kissing’ gestures and harassing a commuter on Lahore Mall Road 

What happened: A Twitter user shared in a tweet that she and her daughter were standing on the signal before the GOR 1 on Lahore’s Mall Road when the police officer made inappropriate signals and allegedly harassed the mother-daughter duo on one of Lahore’s busiest roads. The Twitter user also shared the pictures of the […]

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 […]

May 13, 2022

Police agrees to protect Dania Aamir amid alleged threats

What happened: Dania Aamir Shah, Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s third wife who is seeking divorce from him, and her mother will now be protected by the Baghdadul Jadid police. On May 12, the two met with City ASP Uzair Ahmed to inform him about the estranged MNA’s threats against them. Details: The ASP told Dawn that […]

May 9, 2022

Dua Zehra’s father approaches court to recover his daughter back

What happened: Dua Zehra’s father, Mehdi Ali Kazmi has filed a complaint with the Sindh High Court. In a petition filed through his lawyer, the petitioner requested that SSP East, SHO Al-Falah, and the investigating officer be directed to recover Dua Zehra. Back story: On April 16, at 12:30 p.m., Kazmi’s wife informed him that […]

May 6, 2022

Driver who hit Shahbaz Gill’s car arrested; says it was not a ‘murder attempt’

What happened: On May 6, police arrested the driver who hit PTI leader, Dr Shahbaz Gill’s car on a highway, ruling out allegations of a “planned attempt to target” him. According to the police, the car was rented out by the owner, Tahir Nazeer, to a resident of Muridke named Wajahat Ali, who was driving […]

April 30, 2022

Islamabad tailor gets robbed of 240 Eid clothes at gunpoint

What happened: Gunmen in Islamabad tied up and beat a Pakistani tailor named Muhammad Razzaq and his staff as they robbed the shop and took more than 200 Eid outfits. Details: Two armed men barged into Razzaq’s shop on Apr 21 taking 240 finished or nearly finished shalwar kameez outfits. “The police haven’t been able […]

April 29, 2022

Islamabad police suspends 2 officers involved in golden man’s assault

What happened: After Muhammad Ehsan aka Islamabad’s Golden Man claimed in a video that he was beaten and tortured by drunken police officers, ICT Police took notice of the incident as they shared a picture with him and wrote, “Two police officers have been suspended and departmental action has been taken on Goldenman’s complaint.” Details: […]

April 27, 2022

Indian police arrested 9 Pakistanis for smuggling heroin worth $37m

What happened: According to senior police officials in the western state of Gujarat, nine Pakistani residents were arrested on Apr 25 on suspicion of smuggling a significant stash of drugs into the country via the Arabian sea route. Details: “We detained nine Pakistanis and recovered 56 sachets of heroin, each weighing one kilogramme, from a […]

April 25, 2022

Abused as a child, this British police officer now helps rape victims

What happened: Jon Needham’s life was tough from an early age, growing up in a ‘poverty afflicted’ council estate in northern England. His father was imprisoned, and his mother spiralled out of control, suffering a “major breakdown” that required her to be admitted to a guarded facility. Needham was placed in foster care when he […]

April 23, 2022

Florida bride and caterer arrested for lacing wedding food with marijuana

What happened: As per their arrest warrants, a Florida bride named Danya Shea Svoboda and her wedding caterer, Joycelyn Montrinice Bryant, were arrested on Apr 22 for lacing wedding food with marijuana which made several guests sick. Details: The 42 year-old bride and 31 year-old caterer have been charged with culpable negligence, marijuana delivery, breaching […]

April 23, 2022

Policemen take relief packages for Dadu victims home with them

Details: On Apr 22, journalist Mubashir Zaidi shared a video of policemen taking relief packages home with them which were meant to be for Dadu village fire victims.  What happened: The fire in Faiz Mohammad Daryani Chandio Goth claimed the lives of nine persons, including eight children and a woman. The fire completely destroyed the […]

April 21, 2022

PM Shehbaz says he wants ‘foolproof security’ for Imran Khan

What happened: On Apr 21, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered ‘foolproof security’ for former premier Imran Khan as he reportedly received death threats ahead of his Lahore jalsa today. Details: PM Shehbaz urged the Interior Ministry to adopt urgent and effective security measures, and ordered Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to personally oversee and guarantee that […]

April 21, 2022

Missing 14 year-old Karachi girl yet to be found

What happened: Police have been unable to locate a 14-year-old girl who went missing from outside her home in Karachi’s Golden Town district on April 16. Syed Mehdi Ali Kazmi, the girl’s father, told The Express Tribune that his daughter walked out to discard garbage around 12:30 p.m. but did not return. Details: Kazmi said […]

April 20, 2022

Lahore sub-inspector killed as he tried to prevent suspect from escaping

What happened: On Apr 18, a police sub-inspector named Suleman died on his way to the hospital after he was tortured for attempting to stop a suspect from fleeing who lost his bail plea in the Lahore High Court. Details: The bail petition of suspect Hussnain Ali in a case filed against him under Section […]

April 13, 2022

MNA Jam Karim’s name removed from Nazim Jokhio murder case challan

What happened: On Apr 13, the names of Pakistan Peoples Party MNA Jam Karim and MPA Jam Awais, as well as six others, were removed from the challan of the Nazim Jokhio murder case. Details: Siraj Lashari, an investigating officer in the case, presented the challan to the anti-terrorism court judge. Haider, Mairaj, and Niaz […]

April 5, 2022

3 Indian men gang-raped (and killed) pregnant goat

What happened: Zee News reported on March 31 that three men in Kerala, India’s gang-raped a pregnant goat and then killed it. The tragedy occurred in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, according to reports, the goat was four months pregnant. Details: According to the accounts, the goat came from the Elite Hotel in Kottachery. When […]

March 29, 2022

Delhi court grants bail to Bulli Bai app prime suspect on ‘humanitarian grounds’

What happened: On March 28, Delhi court granted bail to Niraj Bishnoi, the primary accused in the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case, and Omkareshwar Thakur, the founder of the ‘Sulli Deals’ app. The court reasoned that the defendants are first-time offenders, and that keeping them in prison would be damaging to their general health, according to […]

March 26, 2022

FBI traces messages of Chicago man and 2 teenagers planning to attack Shia mosque

What happened: On March 25, a man from Maine and two teens plotted an ISIS-inspired attack on a Shia Muslim mosque near Chicago. Xavier Pelkey of Waterville, Maine, and the two teenagers, one from the Chicago region and the other from Kentucky, whose names were not disclosed due to their age. communicated via Instagram and […]

March 24, 2022

This car thief surrendered because he was scared of getting bitten by the police canine

What happened: On March 23, a dramatic footage emerged which captured the moment of a suspected car thief named Richard Howard surrendering to police after a 100mph chase, admitting that he was afraid of being bitten by the officers’ trained canine. Details: In the early hours of Feb 5, the 28-year-old car thief was seen […]

March 21, 2022

3 men attacked female Mansehra Assistant Commissioner as they don’t want a ‘woman to be in-charge’

What happened: It emerged on March 20 that three men attacked Assistant Commissioner, Marvi Malik Sher near Ghazi Kot in Mansehra last week. The three suspects were arrested on March 18 after repeatedly attempting to overtake the AC’s car. They also continued to photograph and videotape her before pulling over in front of her car […]

March 17, 2022

Twitter is pissed at Aamir Liaquat’s ‘farewell video’ mocking PTI ministers

What happened: On March 16, PTI Member National Assembly, Aamir Liaquat Hussain posted a video on his Twitter account, captioning it, ‘Khuda Hafiz Rang Burangi!!,’ where a doppelganger of Human Rights Minister, Shireen Mazari and Defense Minister, Pervez Khattak, were riding a motorcycle. Click here to see the video posted by Liaquat and people calling […]

March 17, 2022

This lady Sub-Inspector’s suicide note read: “Meri betiyoun ki shadi kisi insan se kerna.”

What happened: On March 14, Sub Inspector Mary Rose, a female police officer assigned to Rahim Yar Khan as City Focal Person, committed suicide as a result of domestic violence and a disagreement with her husband, according to the details. The police officer who took her life wrote one last note, wishing her a painless […]

March 15, 2022

A three-year-old son ‘accidentally’ shot his mother dead

What happened: A three-year-old American child accidentally shot and killed his mother while playing with a gun in their Chicago home. The incident occurred at one of the parking lots of a supermarket in Dolton when the three-year-old was sitting in the child seat in the back of a car, with his parents in the […]

March 14, 2022

5 trans community members injured in Mansehra by unknown assailants

What happened: On March 14, a few unknown armed men opened fire on five transgender people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra city. Subsequently, the injured were shifted to Ayub Medical Complex, where four of the five injured were declared critical. Details: 24News quoted the details as, “Some unknown miscreants opened fire on transgender people and injured five […]

March 13, 2022

70-90% of Pakistani women are subjected to domestic violence: JPMA

What happened: On March 13, Express Tribune reported that nearly 70 to 90 per cent of the women in Pakistan are subjected to domestic violence, both physical and mental abuse. Tribune quoted the estimate included in the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, revealing, “Most cases the perpetrator of violence is the husband.”  Details: At the same […]

March 12, 2022

Accused arrested in Lahore for raping a woman after luring her into a job

What happened: On March 12, 24News reported that the accused identified as Shabbir, Abid, and Hussain, were arrested after they lured a woman from Lahore to Sheikhupura on the pretext of a job. The three accused were arrested from Narang Mandi and Shahkot Areas and a case of rape has been registered against them. It […]

March 12, 2022

Train hits a 23 year old taking selfie on Sahiwal railway tracks

What happened:  On March 12, ARY News reported that a 23-year-old youth identified as Irfan was killed after being hit by a train on the tracks as he was trying to take a selfie. The incident was further quoted as, “The mishap took place in Harappa village of Sahiwal district.” At the same time, it was reported […]

March 12, 2022

Under AIG Karachi’s new directive, police officers cannot avail free meals at restaurants anymore

What happened: On March 10, Ghulam Nabi Memom, the Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) of Karachi, barred cops from receiving free meals from hotels and restaurants in the city. The directive: AIG Memon issued a directive to the DIGs of three zones in Karachi, stating that complaints had been received about officers availing free […]

March 8, 2022

This Mianwali father gunned down his 7 day-old daughter as he wished for a son instead

What happened: On March 7, a man in Mianwali, Punjab, who wished to have a son, opened fire on his seven-day-old daughter, killing her. Details: Reportedly, the incident occured in Mianwali’s Noor Pura neighbourhood, when the father fatally shot the child only because she was a girl. According to the authorities, the father, who desired […]

March 7, 2022

Aurat March Lahore ‘strongly condemns’ city administration after it denies security to participants

What happened: On March 6, Aurat March Lahore filed a suit in the Lahore High Court, asking for the protection of women’s right to march on International Women’s Day (March 8) as the city administration, for its part, has not responded to the Aurat March organisers’ notification of the planned event. Details: According to the […]

March 7, 2022

Quetta man (with brother as accomplice) gunned down wife and her family of 5 for not giving son’s custody

What happened: On the night of March 4, a man named Wali Khan, and his brother, Saddam, killed his former wife, Hanifa, and five other members of her family, including a six-year-old girl, in the Nawan Killi region of Quetta. Details: The woman’s mother, father, brother, sister, and another relative are among the dead, according […]

March 4, 2022

Peshawar attack is a conspiracy to destabilise Pakistan, claims the interior minister

What happened: On March 4, a suicide attacker targeted Peshawar’s Imambargah as over 50 were reported dead and over 190 were injured. However, in a tweet, Sheikh Rasheed condemned the #PeshawarAttack and sought a report from the IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At the same time, while talking to a private media channel, the minister said, “The attack […]

March 4, 2022

#IStandWithImaanMazari: Twitter condemns sedation case filed against the human rights activist

What happened: On March 1, after she took part in a Baloch students’ protest outside the National Press Club the Islamabad police filed sedition charges against human rights activist and lawyer, Imaan Zainab Mazari, the daughter of Federal Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari. Click here to see #IStandWithImaanMazari trending on Twitter as people condemn […]

February 28, 2022

More than 40,000 women abducted in Punjab between 2017-2022, reveals data

What happened: On February 28, Dawn quoted police data revealing that more than 40,000 women were abducted from Punjab between 2017 and January 2022. Further quotes the development as, “That means 8,000 females each year, around 650 each month, go missing.” At the same time, Dawn’s report quoted this as an epidemic of missing women and credits it to […]

February 26, 2022

Strangulated body of house help found inside a cardboard box in Lahore

What happened: On February 25, ARY News reported that a body was found inside a cardboard box in Lahore’s Kahna area, later turned out to be of a housemaid. The Kahna police recovered the body and identified her as Yasmeen, who was employed at Bushra Bibi’s house in Kahna. Details: ARY News quoted the incident […]

February 23, 2022

Abducted person’s investigation led to recovery of 151 kidnapped girls from Sargodha

What happened: On Feb 21, the Supreme Court was informed about recovery of 151 kidnapped girls in Sargodha as the hearing in Sobia Batool case continued. Details: In Nov 2021, Batool was kidnapped from the Sargodha district. The case was heard by a three-member panel presided over by Justice Maqbool Baqir, who voiced concern over […]

February 23, 2022

“First time in history” female officer Ayesha Gul appointed as AIG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

What happened: Ayesha Gul, who hails from Kyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swabi city, has become the first female from the province to be appointed as Assistant Inspector General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police. It is pertinent to mention that Ayesha Gul had previously served in the Islamabad Traffic Police and now serves as the AIG gender Equality KP police. […]

February 19, 2022

Another incident of honor killing: Sister killed by brother in Mardan

What happened: On February 19, Express Tribune reported another incident of alleged honor killing in Sher Garh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa woman, along with her admirer, was killed by her brother in the Mardan district. Accused was identified by the Sher Garh police as Inam Bacha and Express tribune quotes it, “Inam Bacha opened fire at his sister Nabeel and […]

February 14, 2022

Rs5 million for anyone who helps arrest the fugitive in the Dua Mangi case

What happened: It is pertinent to mention that the accused in the Dua Mangi case had escaped police custody and the Karachi police had failed to re-arrest the suspect. On January 27, prime accused Zohaib Qureshi had escaped after he was illegally brought to a shopping centre before the hearing at city courts. However, as […]

February 2, 2022

#JusticeForSatanLal: Hindu businessman killed in Ghotki for not giving up his land to ‘influential people’

What happened: On Feb 1, a Hindu businessman, Satan Lal, was shot dead in Ghotki, allegedly by powerful members of the Dahar community. Subsequently, a large group of protestors blocked the National Highway to protest against Lal’s murder, demanding justice for the deceased. Click here to see #JusticeForSatanLal trending on Twitter. Details: Lal’s friend, Mukhi […]

February 2, 2022

New SSP appointed for Noor Mukadam case as previous one showed ‘lack of interest’

What happened: On Feb 2, Syed Ali Akbar Shah, Senior Superintendent of Police was assigned as the new SSP investigation officer, replacing SSP Attaur Rehman, with the mandate to prosecute the Noor Mukadam murder case as well as the couple harrasment case in the trial courts.  Details: SSP Rehman was transferred to the Central Police […]

February 1, 2022

After Chinese, Japanese citizen mistook Karachi’s Orangi Town for a tourist spot

What happened: On Jan 31, a Japanese citizen named Tamazaki Takioya arrived in Karachi’s Orangi Town, mistaking it for a tourist destination. Takioya has been touring various regions of Sindh for the past two days and was recently discovered by police during a snap check in the area. Details: According to police, Takoiya was stopped […]

January 27, 2022

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

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

January 27, 2022

Indian man r*aped 15 year-old daughter multiple times for spending ‘too much’ time on her phone

What happened: On Jan 23, a 42-year-old man from Vizag was arrested and sent to judicial remand for raping his 15-year-old daughter multiple times. The man was allegedly enraged at her daughter because she spent too much time on her phone, according to the police. Details: The 10th grader was not ready to leave school […]

January 26, 2022

First ever theriocide case registered in Pakistan after men in Peshawar kills pet dog

What happened: After a pet dog was shot dead, police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa filed the first-ever case of theriocide on Jan 24. The dog was reportedly guarding its owner, Shah Rehman, who was playing in the fields, when two armed men, Shoaib and Tahir, opened fire on the dog. Details: The animal was in agony after […]

January 20, 2022

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

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

January 20, 2022

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

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

January 18, 2022

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

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

January 18, 2022

#JusticeforNoor once again trends on Twitter as people demand authorities to bring Zahir Jaffer to justice

What happened: After the recent hearing of the Noor Mukadam case on Jan 17, where the primary accused, Zahir Jaffer, was carried to the court on a chair as his counsel informed the judge that “his mental state has gotten worse,” Pakistanis took to Twitter once again and started a trend of #JusticeforNoor as they […]

January 12, 2022

National swimmer shot dead outside his residence in Rawalpindi

What happened: On Jan 11, unidentified assailants gunned down a 23 year-old professional swimmer, Muhammad Mustufa Awan, in the Dhok Faryal district of Rawalpindi’s Jatli town. Details: According to the police, Mustafa, who was also an employee of an intelligence agency, was on his way home during his departmental leave and was standing outside his […]

January 10, 2022

A final year medical student in Dadu shot herself after being blackmailed with a forged Nikkahnama

What happened: A final-year medical student named Asmat Khalid, who was allegedly blackmailed with a forged marriage certificate, committed suicide at her residence in the Seeta Road area of Dadu district. Autopsy and investigation: The body was sent to Seeta Road Health Center for legal formalities, where Lady Medical Officer, Dr Rozina Samo told the […]

January 8, 2022

Rain, new directives and a lot more is happening in Pakistan right now

Pakistan to conduct its first-ever digital census from Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2022 What happened: The Senate was informed on Jan 7 that the country’s first-ever digital census has begun, with field operations taking place from August 1 to August 31. Details: During question hour, the house was informed that the field operation, which […]

January 7, 2022

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

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

December 31, 2021

Two teenagers in Karachi killed a man as they shot him while filming a TikTok

What happened: A Karachi resident, Qamar Raza was critically injured in a firing incident on December 23 in the Ghazi Chowk neighborhood of Malir town, and passed away shortly while he was undergoing treatment. SSP, Malir Irfan Bahadur reported that two of the four suspects, aged 14 and 15, were arrested. Details: The accused are […]

December 23, 2021

From promises to punishments, here’s what is happening in Pakistan

Here are seven news updates for a Pakistani to keep up with. Khanewal: A school watchman was arrested for sexually assaulting a female ninth grader What happened: According to authorities, a school watchman in Punjab’s Khanewal area was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a ninth-grade girl. Details: Ramzan, the victim’s father and a Hafiz-e-Qur’an, […]

December 23, 2021

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

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

December 22, 2021

Inaugurations, trials and a lot more is happening in Pakistan right now

Here are seven news stories for an average Pakistani to catch up on. The police’s interim challan in the Nazim Jokhio murder case was approved by a local court What happened: The police’s interim challan in the Nazim Jokhio murder case was approved by a local court. The case of Nazim Jokhio’s murder was heard […]

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 20, 2021

From inspections to new hikes, here’s what is happening in Pakistan

Here are eight news updates for an average Pakistani to catch up on, continue reading to find out more. “We won’t leave people of Karachi at PPP’s mercy”: Jamaat-e-Islami chairperson Siraj-ul-Haq addresses in ‘Save Karachi’ march What happened: Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan president Sirajul Haq stated on Sunday that the religious party will not leave the people […]

December 18, 2021

Karachi blast leaves 10 dead and 13 injured

What happened:  The SHO Zafar Ali Shah has said that an explosion took place in drainage located beneath a private bank near Paracha Chow in Shershah Area. The private banks building along with nearby petrol station were damaged in the blast as 10 people died and several were injured.  Details: Police have stated that the […]

December 18, 2021

Members of Dolphin Team, Lahore were suspended after they shot a citizen under suspicion

What happened: After a citizen was allegedly shot and critically injured in Lahore on Saturday morning, members of the Dolphin team were suspended. Details: The police reported that the Dolphin team received a message on December 15 regarding a fight in the Township Market area. When the squad arrived on the scene, citizen Bakhat Khan […]

December 14, 2021

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

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

December 14, 2021

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

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

December 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 10, 2021

Here’s the news on Pakistan you missed overnight

Karachi woman allegedly killed her 60 years old husband before “chopping” his body What happened: Allegedly, a 65-year-old man was killed, and his body was chopped up in pieces by his wife in Karachi’s Saddar area. The couple resided in an apartment at Abdullah Haroon Road in Saddar, and the neighbours had called the police […]

December 10, 2021

From protests to celebrations: Here’s what happened in Pakistan in the last 24 hours

Here are 7 news updates for an average Pakistani to catch up Prime Minister Imran Khan will be inaugurating Karachi’s Green Line service today  What happened: The project has been completed, despite the delays imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, and Prime Minister Imran Khan will be launching the Green Line Bus service in Karachi […]

December 9, 2021

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

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

December 8, 2021

Here are 7 news updates on Pakistan that you should know

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

December 3, 2021

If you’re living in Pakistan, here are 9 news updates for you.

A lot has been happening in Pakistan these days. Here are 9 events for you to catch up on and keep you updated.  1.Skardu’s international flights: What happened: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) declared that the Skardu airport will begin operating as an international airport today, following its elevation to international status. The airport was upgraded with the […]

December 2, 2021

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

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

November 30, 2021

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

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

November 29, 2021

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

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

November 29, 2021

A mob burned down a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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

November 27, 2021

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

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

November 27, 2021

Jewellery worth Rs20 million stolen from an Indian hotel room

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

November 27, 2021

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

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

November 26, 2021

Pakistani journalist commits suicide due to increasing inflation

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

November 26, 2021

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

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

November 26, 2021

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

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

November 26, 2021

Three white men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

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

November 25, 2021

Faisalabadi father arrested for chaining his daughter over forced marriage

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

November 25, 2021

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

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

November 25, 2021

In a bid to reduce street crime, KP has announced “Ababeel force”

What happened: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s police department has announced the formation of a new police force named Ababeel force. In their bid to curb street crime, the KP government has announced this force. The Ababeel force will include 1600 elite police officers performing their duty in two shifts. The Ababeel force has its similarities with the Dolphin force […]

November 25, 2021

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

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

November 25, 2021

Lahore woman beats up boyfriend after break-up

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

November 25, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 22, 2021

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

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

November 20, 2021

Lahore resumes horse-mounted patrolling

What happened: After a two-year hiatus, the Lahore Police Department has restored a horse-mounted patrolling squad to the city. Details: Rangers have also joined the patrolling team and will jointly monitor the streets, on a weekly basis on a horseback. The horse-mounted squad’s patrolling tradition came to an end in 2019. It was due to […]

November 18, 2021

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

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

November 16, 2021

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

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

November 11, 2021

The 911 helpline number is now operational in Pakistan

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

November 6, 2021

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

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

November 5, 2021

FIA arrested a child pornographer in Quetta

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

November 4, 2021

Zahir Jaffer was thrown out of court for his misbehaviour

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

November 1, 2021

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

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

November 1, 2021

Mufti Muneeb warns of returning with full force if the government does not honour the agreement

What happened: The former chairman of the Ruaet-e-Hilal committee, and a religious scholar, Mufti Muneeb, has requested the proscribed group’s protestors to follow the instructions laid out by their leader and to move wherever the leader has directed. While assuring the protestors, Mufti Muneeb said, “The government has assured of lifting the ban on TLP, and […]

October 30, 2021

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

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

July 27, 2021

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

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

July 27, 2021

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

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

July 27, 2021

MPA’s security guard shot a Foodpanda rider

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

July 26, 2021

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

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

July 24, 2021

Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, talks to media

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

July 23, 2021

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

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

July 23, 2021

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

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

July 23, 2021

Khadija Siddiqi’s stabber has been released early from jail

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

July 19, 2021

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

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

July 19, 2021

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

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

July 17, 2021

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

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

July 16, 2021

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

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

July 16, 2021

Oil discovered while drilling for water in Islamabad

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

July 16, 2021

Karachi fire burns 50 rickshaws and 15 motorbikes to ashes

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

July 15, 2021

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

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

July 15, 2021

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

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

July 14, 2021

First time in Karachi, women traffic officers deployed on roads

What happened: For the first time, female traffic officers have been deployed female officers in certain areas of Karachi to create awareness among the motorcyclists. Details: Traffic police officials reported that a total of four female officers have been initially deployed at the Sharah-e-Faisal and Clifton areas of the city. All four officers are trained motorcyclists, […]

July 13, 2021

Around 60 Hindus forcibly converted to Islam in Sindh

What Happened: Mass conversion of Hindus has been reported from Malti area in Sindh where around 60 Hindus were made to recite Kalimas under the former municipal chairperson of Malti area in Sindh Abdul Rauf Nizamani. Details: The converts, including 23 women, all belong to the Bheel community and had been working on the agricultural […]

July 12, 2021

Police arrest man wielding gun outside Parliament House

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

July 12, 2021

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

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

July 10, 2021

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

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

July 9, 2021

PM Imran Khan and IGP meet to discuss the progress in Islamabad couple assault case

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Islamabad Inspector General of Police Qazi Jamilur Rehman met today to discuss the progress made in the case concerning sexual assault and harassment of the couple by suspect Usman Mirza. Details: According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, the IGP is personally monitoring the case after […]

July 9, 2021

Police SHO and IO suspended for hushing rape of medical student

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

July 9, 2021

Islamabad couple gives statement after police offers complete protection

What happened: Islamabad couple sexually assaulted and tortured by the prime suspect Usman Mirza agreed to be part of the investigation, Rawalpindi police have confirmed the development. Details: The police have said both the man and the woman have recorded their statements to police under section 161 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). They added […]

July 8, 2021

Peshawar: Police baton charge Islamia University students protesting against fee hike

What Happened: On Wednesday, Islamia College student staged a protest against a hike in fees, blocking the city’s University Road. According to the protesting students, 12 students were injured in the process. Details: To clear the road for traffic, the police used batons and tear gas on students due to which several of them were […]

July 7, 2021

Usman Mirza Case: Man rapes woman at gunpoint in Islamabad, video causes outrage

What Happened: Usman Mirza tortured and raped a woman at gun-point in Islamabad. The culprit beat both the woman and her partner, while getting the entire incident video-tapped. Last night, the video of the incident went viral, seething outrage over the internet. DC ISB said that the video is from May.  Details: Sources reported that […]

July 6, 2021

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

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

July 6, 2021

Students can now intern at Punjab Police

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

July 2, 2021

Officer Sana rides her bike to work everyday, breaking societal stereotypes while saving cost and time

What happened: Our favourite police-woman Amna Baig tweeted about a police officer, named Sana, who rides her bike to work so she can save time and cost. While riding a motorbike is a norm in Pakistan, it is a norm for mainly Pakistani men. Recently we have seen women breaking this silly stereotype and using […]

July 2, 2021

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

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

July 1, 2021

Bilawal Bhutto and Shah Mehmood Qureshi head-on in a series of punchlines in NA

What Happened: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Shah Mehmood Qureshi exchanged sidesplitting personal digs in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The debate escalated into an outburst after Bilawal Bhutto alleged Shah Mehmood Qureshi of collaborating and campaigning to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan instead of Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani. Bilawal’s sneering accustion: Bilawal Bhutto accused […]

June 30, 2021

1,000 Schengen visa stickers stolen from the foreign embassy in heist

What happened: On Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the Interior Ministry and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) about a report of around 1,000 Schengen visa stickers stolen from the locker room of the Italian embassy this month. According to sources, 750 stolen visa stickers have serial numbers from ITA041913251 to ITA041914000 and the 250 […]

June 29, 2021

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

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

June 28, 2021

Minority organization claims Hindu woman was abducted and forcibly converted in Sindh

What happened: Voice of Pakistan Minority, a non-profit organization committed to protect minority rights in Pakistan, recently reported the possible forced conversion and abduction of a Hindu woman Savari. They revealed in a tweet that the incident took place on 26th June when 4 unknown men in Rahuki, a region in Sindh, abducted the already […]

June 28, 2021

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

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

June 26, 2021

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

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

June 26, 2021

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

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

June 26, 2021

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

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

June 25, 2021

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

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

June 25, 2021

Three killed in clash as police tries to stop the Protest against Janikhel Killing Spree

What Happened: On Wednesday, three people were killed and 12 others, including policemen, were injured after police clashed with protesters from Janikhel while they were marching peacefully towards Islamabad against the targeted killings and abduction in their town. Backstory: Janikhel is a town and union council in the Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Janikhel residents had […]

June 24, 2021

Punjab Police close to arresting those responsible for Lahore Blast, says Sheikh Rashid

What Happened: Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Interior Minister, states that Punjab police are close to arresting those responsible for yesterday’s blast in Lahore’s Johar Town. The blast claimed the lives of three citizens and injured several. Backstory: According to his tweet, police has achieved “great success” during the investigation process. “Punjab police will soon arrest the suspects and […]

June 23, 2021

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

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

June 22, 2021

Teenager tortured and subjected to mock burial in Myanmar

What happened: A 17-year old boy was tortured by security forces who beat him and buried him to the neck as they subjected him to mock burial. According to Human Rights Watch, the teenage boy is not the only one being subjected to such torture. This has been happening to all the detained citizens since […]

Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani. — DawnNewsTV/File
June 21, 2021

Police Force to be evaluated on mental health and drug usage

Backstory: In the first phase, senior police officials will be tested for drug use as per the international protocol. Drug testing will be carried out through all levels of police force including traffic police. Punjab Police Chief has also announced frequent psychological profiling of police personnel. Those with mental health issues, including extremist tendencies, will […]

May 25, 2021

Journalists covering Karachi’s lockdown restrictions subjected to police harassment

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

May 25, 2021

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

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

May 24, 2021

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

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

May 24, 2021

Four killed in an operation to recover kidnapped victims in Shikarpur

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

May 22, 2021

Smoke from crop residue burning causes vehicle collision on Lahore-Islamabad motorway

What Happened: Reduced visibility caused by burning of agricultural waste resulted in a chain vehicle collision near Kala Shah Kaku on the Lahore to Islamabad motorway. Several people were injured and more than three dozen cars were involved in the collision. According to eyewitnesses said a driver was forced to brake suddenly as dense clouds […]

May 22, 2021

Four masked men caught breaking into Nawaz Sharif’s house at Stanhope Place

What Happened: A group of four unidentified men, their faces covered with masks, attempted to force themselves into the office of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Stanhope Place in London on Thursday. They tried to enter the premises on the pretext that they had an appointment with Sharif, and upon being told by the […]

May 19, 2021

Kashmiri artist jailed over Palestinian mural

A graffiti artist, who painted a mural as an expression of solidarity with the Palestinians during a protest in Kashmir, was arrested by the Kashmiri police.