November 30, 2021

“Tobacco Control Desk” to be established to make Karachi smoke free

What happened: Muhammad Iqbal Memon Karachi’s Commissioner has vowed to make Karachi a smoke-free city by establishing Tobacco Control Desk. The Tobacco control desk will be made at the Commissioner’s office while the DIMC (District Implementation and Monitoring Committees) supervise it. Details: Iqbal Memon was speaking as the chief guest at the Smoke-Free rally in […]

November 30, 2021

After 11 months, SC grants MNA Ali Wazir bail

What happened: On the 30th of November, the apex court of Pakistan, before ordering immediate releases has granted bail to Ali Wazir. It is pertinent to know that Ali Wazir was jailed in a case related to “hate-speech and remakrs against state institutions,” in Karachi. Justice Sardar Tariq Masood’s bench heard the bail plea of […]

November 30, 2021

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

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

November 27, 2021

Najam Sethi claims, “PTI has launched trolls against me for posting hard truths”

What happened: Pakistan’s renowned journalist Najam Sethi (@sethi.najam) was allegedly trolled by the PTI’s ministers. Najam Sethi claimed that he was trolled for posting “hard truths.” Najam Sethi, in his tweets, claimed that the PTI’s ministers are targeting him because in his talk show he talked about the harsh realities Pakistan faces. On the other […]

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 27, 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu calls for opening the Lahore-Amritsar route

What happened: The cricketer-turned Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu wants the authorities to open the Lahore-Amritsar route. During his visit to the Kartarpur corridor, he requested the Indian PM to open the border between the two Punjab provinces. While talking to the press, Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “When Karachi-Mumbai route can be opened for the rich. […]

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

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

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

November 26, 2021

Nationwide petrol strike ends after talks with the government

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

November 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

Gurdwaras opened for namaz after Hindu extremists attacked worshippers: India

What happened: The Sikh Gurdwaras in India’s Gurugram were opened by the administration for Muslim worshippers. Many social media users appreciated the act of kindness by the Sikh for the Muslim community. The decision by the Sikh community after the protests by BJP against the Muslim minority in the area. The Gurugram’s Sikh community has […]

November 25, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

Petroleum Ministry claims “All petrol pumps across Pakistan will remain open on 25th of November”

What happened: The PPDA had announced a nationwide closure of fuel stations from the 25th of November. The Pakistani Petroleum Dealers Association had announced a strike over the government’s failure to increase the dealer’s profit margin. However, the petroleum ministry’s spokesperson has claimed otherwise. At the same time, the spokesperson quoted by a publication as, “People […]

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

Pakistan’s 1st Women in Law Awards held in Islamabad

What happened: PTI’s member of the National Assembly, Maleeka Bokhari tweeted about the first women in law awards being held in Islamabad. Maleeka tweeted, “We are holding the Diversity & Inclusion symposium..” She also congratulated the female lawyers of Pakistan. The Women in Law initiative was started to increase the representation of women in Pakistan’s judiciary.  Details: […]

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 24, 2021

Chief Justice of Pakistan ordered the restoration of four lakes in PECHS, Karachi

What happened: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has ordered Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab to repair four lakes in the city’s PECHS region. Details: Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed said he used to go fishing there in his childhood. Two of the lakes were located near the famous Jheel Park, according to the court, which was […]

November 24, 2021

Magdalena Andersson is elected as Sweden’s first female prime minister 

What happened: The Swedish parliament has elected Magdalena Andersson, the leader of the Social Democrats, as the country’s first female prime minister. Details: During a confirmation vote in parliament on Wednesday, the 54-year-old took over as head of the ruling Social Democrats earlier this month, was elected as outgoing leader Stefan Lofven’s successor. Andersson is […]

November 24, 2021

250 officers suspended for faking inquiry on Citizen portal’s complaints

What happened: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, and the federal government have suspended 250 officers who were involved in faking resolution of the complaints on Citizen Portal. The 250 officers were trying to manipulate the users’ satisfaction level by resolving the Pakistan Citizen’s Portal complaints. It is pertinent to know that this action came after an […]

November 24, 2021

Contestant from Greece withdrew from Miss Universe Pageant in Israel

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

November 24, 2021

India decides to ban cryptocurrencies

What happened: On late Tuesday, India’s parliament announced it would present a law to ban private cryptocurrencies and create a framework for a central bank-backed digital currency. Details: The bill proposes to “prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India,” according to the Lok Sabha. It follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warning last week that Bitcoin poses […]

November 23, 2021

Imran Khan orders inquiry against senior bureaucrat for “objectionable comments” against PTI

What happened:  Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has ordered an inquiry against a senior joint secretary of the Cabinet Division. Reportedly, the senior secretary had made objectionable remarks against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, on a social media platform. Hammad Shamimi posted a comment in Urdu on a social media platform against PTI violating the Civil Servants Efficiency […]

November 23, 2021

Cash spill on California highway made people go nuts

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

November 23, 2021

PM Imran approves a Rs5 billion humanitarian aid package for Afghanistan

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan approved Rs5 billion in humanitarian help for Afghanistan on Monday. This includes permitting Indian food supplies to be transported through Pakistan as well. Details: The decision was made during the first meeting of the newly formed Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell’s apex body. PM Khan presided over the meeting, which […]

November 22, 2021

Women left out as Taliban announce new TV directives

What happened: The Taliban-led Afghan government has announced new television rules. The Taliban government has banned women from appearing in Afghan TV dramas. The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, while announcing the new directives, said that only men without exposing their bodies could appear in Afghan TV dramas. Details: According […]

November 22, 2021

Saqib Nisar denies the authenticity of the leaked audio clip

What happened: Saqib Nisar, the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, has called an alleged leaked audio clip, fake and fabricated. In the said audio clip he is instructing to keep Nawaz Sharif and his daughter behind the bars. Details: The audio clip was also provided by journalist Ahmed Noorani. In the clip, Justice Nisar is […]

November 22, 2021

Saqib Nisar says to ‘imprison Mian Sharif and his daughter’ in an audio clip leaked by Fact Focus

What happened: An alleged audio clip has been shared by Fact Focus, in which ex Chief Justice, Saqib Nisar is talking to an unknown person. In the conversation Nisar can be heard urging that he has to put Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz behind the bars. Details: The video begins with Pakistan’s ex […]

November 20, 2021

Pakistan’s exports to china rise up by 76%

What happened: The Consul General at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Shanghai noted the rise in exports. As he said, “2021 has been an excellent year for Pakistan-China bilateral trade.” Hussain Haider had said that the exports to China were driven by China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement Phase II. Hussain Haider had said that the […]

November 20, 2021

Navjot Singh Sidhu receives criticism for saying, “Imran Khan is my elder brother”

What happened: The congress chief of India’s Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, after arriving in the Kartarpur project in Pakistan, said, “Imran Khan is my bada bhai (elder brother).” Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Saturday. He came to take part in the annual commemoration of the birth of Guru Nanak. Sidhu also visited the […]

November 20, 2021

PTI’s lawmaker receives Saad Rizvi with a bouquet, after the TLP chief was released from jail

What happened: On the 18th of November, the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s chief, Saad Hussain Rizvi, was released from prison. Before this, the federal government had struck a “secretive” deal with the TLP leaders amid the violent protest in the provincial capital. However, the TLP chief was welcomed by a large crowd after he reached the Rehmatul-Lil-Alimeen […]

November 19, 2021

5000 jobs to be generated in Karachi’s IT park: IT Minister

What happened: The Federal Minister for Information and Technology, Aminul Haque, claimed that the government plans to establish an IT park in the economic hub. At the same time, Aminul Haque has claimed that the IT park would generate 5000 job opportunities for the younger generation of Karachi. Why it matters: It is pertinent to […]

November 19, 2021

This far-right group started a hate campaign to deactivate ProperGaanda’s account and this isn’t the first time they’ve done something like this

An Instagram page by the name of “Bhaisaaaab” commented under one of ProperGaanda’s posts and threatened the cultural and communication editor, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these far-right pages. What happened: Claiming to be the information secretary of “Pakistan Talba Mahaz” the individual behind the account has […]

November 19, 2021

Federal government removes chemical castration clause from the anti-rape law

What happened: Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Law, Justice Faroogh Naseem, in an interview, said, “Chemical castration clause has been repealed in the anti-rape law.” Reports have claimed that the Pakistani government has had ‘cold-feet,’ right before the amended bill, and removed the castration clause. Details: Whereas, the Council of Islamic Ideology, has raised several objections […]

November 18, 2021

The Kartarpur corridor has been reopened for Sikh pilgrims

What happened: After India gave Sikh pilgrims permission to cross the border they started to arrive in Pakistan to visit one of their holiest shrines ahead of the religion’s founder’s birth anniversary. Details:The Kartarpur corridor is a visa-free border that allows Indian Sikhs to visit Guru Nanak’s tomb. It is 4 kilometres within Pakistan. The […]

November 18, 2021

#BringBackProperGaanda: Censorship limits important information

What happened: Media censorship is defined as the suppression of speech, communication, or any other significant information. The censorship of media in Pakistan is considered the suppression of words and ideas deemed offensive. The reporters at ProperGaanda had to censor a few of their reports considering the societal rules and the ‘so-called,’ restrictions enforced by […]

November 18, 2021

Anti-rape bill allowing chemical castration of rapists, passed by Pakistani parliament

What happened: The sex offenders convicted of multiple rapes can now face chemical castration after the parliament passed new legislation, Pakistan. While, this legislation aims to fasten the conviction rate and have harsher sentences for the accused. Why it matters:  Reports have suggested that the conviction rate of sex offenders and rapists in Pakistan is […]

November 18, 2021

The person who hacks into the electronic voting machine will get a cash prize of Rs1 million

What happened: Shibli Faraz, the Federal Minister of Science and Technology, declared a prize of Rs1 million for anyone who can hack an electronic voting system (EVM) Details: During the ARY NEWS programme, ‘Power Play’, he disclosed the reward and stated that he invited numerous hackers to attempt a data breach in the system, but […]

November 18, 2021

#OpenProperGaanda: Factual reporting considered against freedom of speech?

Details: The nation has survived, through various stages of military dictatorship, and through the so-called democracy, where there have been numerous bans on factual reporting. The journalists and media outlets are often dictated to write and express specific incidents in a somewhat biased way than in stating facts. What happened: On the 17th of November, […]

November 18, 2021

Overseas Pakistanis can now vote through electronic voting machines

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

November 17, 2021

How Fair are Instagram’s banning policies in Pakistan?

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

November 17, 2021

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

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

November 17, 2021

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

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

November 17, 2021

Noor Mukaddam: The Nation awaits justice

Back-story: On the 21st of July 2021, an outcry for justice arose, from regular citizens to elite class citizens of Pakistan. A gruesome murder became the ‘hot-topic,’ for the political & ordinary commentators of the country. Noor Mukaddam, daughter of Pakistan’s former ambassador, Shaukat Mukaddam, was allegedly murdered by her long known ‘friend,’ Zahir Jaffer, […]

November 16, 2021

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

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

November 1, 2021

Pakistan is the 9th worst country in the world for journalists, reveals CPJ

What happened: The CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) has ranked Pakistan at nine this year on their annual Global Impunity Index. The Global Impunity Index highlights countries where journalists are killed, and their killers go free. They have released the following ranking, with the ‘worst records of allowing killers of journalists to go free: Somalia, […]

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

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

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

October 29, 2021

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

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

October 28, 2021

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

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

October 28, 2021

We will not let anyone blackmail or challenge state’s write: Fawad Chaudhry

What happened: The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, while briefing the media about the decisions taken by the cabinet, said, “We will not allow anyone to challenge the state’s writ.” In his press briefing, he also said, “Previously we avoided the use of force against the TLP protestors despite their violent activities, but […]

July 28, 2021

Jaffer family issues statement condemning actions of Zahir Jaffer

What happened: The murder of the daughter of former ambassador Shaukat Mukadam, Noor Mukadam, on 20th July, left the whole nation in shock. Zahir Jaffer was arrested the very same night, while the parents along with family guards were arrested later. On 26th July, Zahir Jaffer confessed that he brutally murdered the former ambassador’s daughter. […]

July 24, 2021

Sheikh Rasheed spends Eid trying recreational activities

This Eid, Sheikh Rasheed has shared on twitter his attempts at horse riding and rowing a boat. He shared a video of himself horse-riding on his official twitter account on the second day of Eid, leaving many viewers amused. He seems to be at an idyllic farmhouse, dressed in sports wear riding a horse at […]

July 24, 2021

Abid Sher Ali uses crass language in a verbal fight at a restaurant in London

What happened: Abid Sher Ali of PML-N and his family were out at a restaurant in London for a family meal when he was accused of jumping the queue using his political leverage. He was accused by a fellow Pakistani man, who was also at the restaurant with his family. The accusation quickly turned into […]

July 24, 2021

Gandapur shouts violent remarks against Maryam Nawaz while the nation struggles with femicide

What happened: Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, has made highly problematic violent remarks against Maryam Nawaz at a public rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Tarar Khal area. Details: Gandapur was criticising the PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz when he turned his criticism more personal and violent. […]

July 23, 2021

Pakistan calls on UN to investigate PM Imran Khan’s phone hack by India

What happened: Pakistan, on Friday, has asked the UN to look into India’s use of Pegasus Spyware to spy on PM Imran Khan. Pegasus Spyware is an Israeli software that has been reported by The Washington Post, among others, to be spying on over 50, 000 “persons of interest”. Details: PM Imran Khan’s phone was […]

July 23, 2021

This is why Therapy Works has come under question following Noor Mukadam’s murder

What happened on Tuesday: Noor Mukadam, 27, daughter of former diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was found murdered at a private residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on Tuesday night. The brutal murder has gained national interest, with #JusticeforNoor standing at the number one trend on Twitter as people rally against the murder that was allegedly committed […]

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 20, 2021

India used Israeli spyware to hack into PM Imran Khan’s phone

What happened: According to reports, at least one number used by Prime Minister Imran Khan was targeted by the NSO Group and its Pegasus malware that India used to spy on Pakistan. The malware is capable of switching a phone’s camera or microphone on and attaining its data. Details: According to a report by Israel’s […]

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 19, 2021

PPP leader pleads for permission to fly for daughter’s first day of university

What happened: Sharjeel Memon, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker facing charges against him has pleaded to the Sindh High Court (SHC) to have his name removed from the no-fly list so he could travel abroad to attend his daughter’s first day at a foreign university. Details: Memon wishes as a father to drop his […]

July 19, 2021

Modi government “ensured” Pakistan stayed on the FATF grey list, says Indian FM

What happened: Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar credited the Modi government for ensuring that Pakistan stayed on FATF’s grey list while speaking at the training program on the foreign policy of the Modi government. Details: He is reported to have said that “it was due to the Modi government’s efforts” Pakistan was still on the […]

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

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

Dasu bus blast: Investigations confirm traces of explosives, says Fawad Chaudhry

What happened: In a tweet Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry stated that initial investigations suggest use of explosives in yesterday’s bus blast, adding that terrorism cannot be ruled out. The blast took place in Upper Kohistan and claimed the lives of twelve staff members, including 9 Chinese nationals, working on the Dasu Hydropower project. Details: Earlier […]

July 15, 2021

PTI awards ministry to Moonis Elahi of PML-Q in a controversial move

PTI has announced that the PML-Q leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi is to be the next minister for water resources. This decision is being questioned in the light of the supposed promise by the PTI to their allies, PML-Q, that a federal ministry would be awarded to them in exchange for their alliance with PTI. Twitter […]

July 15, 2021

Taliban seizes 3 billion Pakistani rupees from Afghan Intelligence officials

What happened: On Wednesday, the Taliban found 3 billion Pakistani rupees from check posts that they captured from Afghan security forces along the Pak-Afghan border crossing. Details: Yesterday, in a statement Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said, “The (Taliban) Mujahideen have captured an important border town called Wesh in Kandahar.” They said that they found about […]

July 15, 2021

Zulfi Bukhari cleared in Pindi Ring Road scandal

What happened: Anti-Corruption Punjab Director General Gohar Nafees has said that Zulfi Bukhari and Ghulam Sarwar Khan have both been cleared of any suspicion and charges following the investigation report of the Pindi Ring Road irregularities case. The report has also been shared with PM Imran Khan. However, Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari (Zulfi Bukhari) has handed over […]

July 13, 2021

Social media controversy erupts after authorities seize book containing Malala’s picture

What happened: On Monday, it was reported that Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) confiscated the social studies book for grade 7 published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). The book included a picture of Malala Yousafzai on a page listing important personalities. PCTB spokesperson claimed that book was confiscated for being published without an […]

July 13, 2021

Senate passes bill to prevent torture and deaths in custody

What happened: On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed a bill criminalizing torture and custodial deaths. The bill was moved by Senator Sherry Rehman in the upper house. Amnesty International also acknowledged the passing of bill. Details: The Torture and Custodial Death Prevention and Punishment Bill was raised in the House by the PPP Parliamentary leader Senator […]

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 10, 2021

Over 170,000 skill scholarships provided to youth across Pakistan: Minister of State for Information

What happened: On Friday, Minister of State of Information Farrukh Habib addressed to the second batch of KJP’s National Youth Council (NYC). He said the government had so far provided soft loans totaling Rs17 billion to over 14,000 young entrepreneurs under the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) of Kamyab Jawan Programme (KJP). Furthermore, he stated that […]

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

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 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 8, 2021

“Hitler did a lot of good things”, according to Trump

What happened: In an upcoming book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election”, an exchange between Trump and his chief of staff John Kelly is recounted where Trump reportedly said to John that “Hitler did a lot of good things”. This exchange happened when Trump was on a visit to Europe. Trump was then advised by […]

July 8, 2021

Ex-PPP MPA shot dead in Attock

What Happend:  Former Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Attock and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan was shot dead in Attock on Wednesday. Details: Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan, the former PPP MPA, arrived at Sheebagh area to offer funeral prayers of his supporter Iqbal Hussain Shah. A man shot him […]

July 7, 2021

Second biggest Indian terrorist network involved in the Lahore Blast, says govt

What Happened: Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, addressed a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday. Details: He stated that the second biggest Indian-sponsored terrorist network was involved in the recent Lahore blast. As a result, Pakistan government decided to hold negotiation talks with the Baloch tribals who had never sided with India […]

July 7, 2021

PM Imran Khan vows to end colonial legacy of protocol and security

In a series of tweets, PM Imran Khan announced that he will forgo protocol and security for any private function in order to save taxpayer money and avoid inconvenience to the public. There will also be a review of protocol and security for other government officials. He linked the use of protocol and security to […]

July 7, 2021

Schools for transgenders to be set up in Punjab

What happened: Education Minister Dr Murad Raas, announced on Tuesday that separate schoold for the transgender community will be set up in Punjab very soon. The first such school will be established in Multan. Details: The announcement was made at the ceremony of the Insaf Afternoon School Programme in Lahore. The Minister further clarified that […]

July 6, 2021

Muslim women in India put for sale on website

What happened: A Senior Correspondent for The Print India, Fatima Khan, tweeted something disturbing about a website offering “Sulli Deals”. Muslims in India are often referred to as Sulla or Sulli in a derogatory manner. The reactions on Twitter were that of anger, disgust, and surprise: Click here to see more from Propergaanda.

July 6, 2021

US troops flee Afghanistan without informing Afghan officials

What happened: Late last night, American troops left the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan quietly without informing Afghan military officials. The Afghan military officials found out about the US departure two hours after they had left the airfield. Details: Looters took advantage of the quiet departure of US and ransacked the airfield as there was a […]

July 6, 2021

RSF puts PM Imran Khan on the Press Freedom Predators list

What happened: Reporters without Borders (RSF) published a new report for 2021 which details predators of press freedom across the world. This report lists heads of state or governments that restrict press freedom and impose severe censorship. Details: The report justified the listing with alleged cases of interrupted newspaper distribution, control of media outlets and […]

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 5, 2021

10-year “Golden Residency” for outstanding students and their families by the UAE

What happened: The UAE government has announced a 10-year “Golden Residency” visa to outstanding students in efforts to attract talented people to the country. The students need an average of at least 95 percent in high school certificate from public or private schools to be able to apply for the visa. University students of specific […]

July 5, 2021

Expected events of terrorism in major cities, says Sheikh Rasheed

What Happened: In an interview with Geo News show “Naya Pakistan“, Sheikh Rashid, the interior minister, said that there was an international scheme to carry out events of terrorism in major cities such as Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. Detail: Sheikh Rashid was questioned regarding the details and involvement of India Lahore’s Johar Town blast and he said, “I […]

July 5, 2021

Most Hindus believe, to be Indian one has to be a Hindu

What happened: The Pew Research Center in Washington conducted a survey through nearly 30,000 face-to-face interviews in India from 2019-2020. The results of the survey concluded that majority of Hindus in India believe that one must be a Hindu and speak Hindi to be truly Indian. Details: Also the report includes data on how more […]

July 5, 2021

Balochistan sets up digital libraries under Rs500 million fund for women’s empowerment

What happened: Mahjabeen Sheeran, the Parliamentary Secretary for Women Development, announced that the 2021-22 budget of Balochistan allocates Rs500 million for the economic empowerment of women. She further stated that this was in-line with Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alayani’s vision for women playing a vital role in the uplift of Balochistan. Details: There are plans […]

July 5, 2021

Ulemas reject Domestic Violence Bill 2021, calling it ‘un-Islamic’

What Happened: Shireen Mazari, the Minister for Human Rights, introduced “The Domestic Violence (Preventation and Protection) Bill, 2021,” in the Senate sitting held on 27th May 2021.  The Upper House unanimously passed the landmark Bill on 21st June 2021. However, it met with a great deal of criticism, especially from the clergy front which led […]

July 3, 2021

The Queens come crashing down as Canadians confront their colonial history

What happened: Unmarked graves of hundreds of indigenous children have been discovered in Canada at the sites of controversial former “Residential Schools”. This discovery has reopened painful wounds for indigenous and other communities in Canada. The anger Canadians feel over this horrific past has led to burning of Catholic Churches and toppling statues of Queen […]

July 3, 2021

DI Khan Blast: Four security personnel injured

What Happened: Four security personnel were injured after their patrol vehicle was bombed on Friday in Dera Ismael Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Details: According to police, a vehicle of security forces was targeted in the attack through a remote-controlled bomb in Kulachi tehsil of the district. The four injured were rushed to the Combined Military […]

July 3, 2021

Minorities are concerned about the Single National Curriculum; here’s why

What happened: Minorities report heavy inclusion of religious content in non-religious textbooks introduced by the Government in Single National Curriculum (SNC). Details: The PTI government launched textbooks for 1-5th graders that they compiled under the Single National Curriculum (SNC). The curriculum is to be implemented in the public and private educational institutions as well as […]

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 2, 2021

LWMC places 6000 new waste containers to efficiently clean-up Lahore

What happened: Dr. Yasmin Rahid in her tweet revealed that The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has procured 6000 new waste containers to place across the city. The first consignment of 950 containers were delivered to Data Gunj Bakhsh Town (DGBT). Details: Dr. Yasmin Rashid appreciated LWMC for providing 6000 garbage containers to the nine towns of the Lahore city. She […]

July 2, 2021

Bilawal Bhutto faces a defamation notice of 200 million pounds from Zulfi Bukhari

What happened: PTI leader Sayed Zulfi Bukhari serves a 200 million pound defamation notice to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over his apparent irresponsible remarks against him. Details: Bukhari served the notice after the PPP chairman raised objections over reports of the former aide’s alleged visit to Israel. On June 28, Bilawal said that the […]

July 1, 2021

Kashmiri man found innocent after 12 years in Indian jail

What happened: Bashir Ahmed Baba is from Srinagar and was jailed in an Indian jail in 2010. The charges against him by the police were proven false after 12 years. He was cleared of all charges against him including the controversial Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Under this law several activists and journalists have been […]

July 1, 2021

Restricted Press Freedom: New law allows Punjab Assembly warrantless arrest of journalists

What happened: The Punjab Assembly has amended a law – The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Act, 2021 – to give it powers to arrest and prosecute journalists, bureaucrats and lawmakers. This amendment was tabled by Pakistan People’s Party’s MPA Usman Mehmood as a private member’s bill. This bill was passed by the […]

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July 1, 2021

“We actually accept the Chinese version”, says PM Imran Khan about Uighur situation

What happened: At the centenary of the ruling Communist Party, PM Imran Khan spoke to Chinese journalists to praise the Communist Party. Imran Khan also questioned the version of the Uighur situation that was being given by the Western media saying that “because of our extreme proximity and relationship with China, we actually accept the […]

June 30, 2021

Plots to be allotted to those affected by anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

What happened: The Sindh government will allot alternate plots, measuring 80-yards, to people affected by the anti-encroachment drive, including residents of Nullahs and Nasla Tower in Karachi. The commission which will manage the allotment is to be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. Backstory: On June 26, the United Nations High Commissioner […]

June 30, 2021

Braille version of Pakistan’s constitution now promises a future of disability inclusivity

What happened: During a session at the parliament house on Wednesday, the speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser announced the introduction of a braille version of Pakistan’s Constitution. He stated that this is a historical occasion in which the country’s constitution is now made available to blind and visually impaired people. Why it matters: […]

June 30, 2021

PTM activist reports blast in Khyber that killed seven people of single family

What happened: AlamZaib Khan Mahsud, a political and social activist, reported in his tweet that a blast by explosives killed seven people of single family in Khyber today. The deceased included two women and five children. Details: Khan claims that the cause of blast was due to undiffused landmines in Lawargi Khyber District. In his […]

June 30, 2021

Pakistan seals Iranian border over fear of COVID-19 spread

What happened: Pakistan has reportedly ordered the seal of its Taftan border to its neighbouring country, Iran, in order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus from Iran’s city Zahedan. Sources claim; “No one is allowed to cross the border from either side.” In May of this year, Pakistan had sealed its borders with its […]

June 30, 2021

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

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

June 30, 2021

Loadshedding trends at No. 1 on Twitter as cities experience shutdowns

What happened: Pakistanis have had to face increased hours of loadshedding since Tuesday. Areas across Pakistan have had varying hours of loadshedding, some even reporting 6 to 8 hrs of no power. During the peak of summers with avg. temperature in 40 Celsius citizens are finding it exceptionally difficult to get through the days and […]

June 30, 2021

Palestinian residents in Jerusalem’s Silwan forced to evacuate and dismantle their own homes

What happened: On June 7, the Jerusalem municipality issued a series of expulsion and demolition orders to residents of the al-Bustan area in Silwan. The demolitions, which aim to make way for Jewish settlements, began following a June 28 deadline given to Palestinians to either demolish their own homes or pay demolition fees after Israel […]

June 29, 2021

Two assailants stab Pakistani migrant in Canada and slash his beard in a hate crime

What happened: A few weeks following the murder of a Muslim family in Ontario, a Muslim migrant of Pakistani origin was attacked by two unidentified assailants in the city of Saskatoon. What else: Local media reported that Muhammad Kashif, 32, was harassed and stabbed on Friday by two attackers while returning home in the evening. […]

June 29, 2021

Athletics at Sindh Assembly: PTI MPAs jump gate after being denied entry

What happened: PTI MPAs climbed the Sindh Assembly gate to enter the premises after guards denied them entry on directions of the speaker yesterday. What you need to know: Yesterday, PTI legislators had interrupted the assembly session when the opposition leader, Haleem Adil Sheikh, was denied the right to address the assembly before his turn. […]

June 29, 2021

Involvement of India’s underworld suspected in Johar Town Blast

What Happened: Sources disclosed the suspected involvement of India’s underworld in the bomb blast that happened in Johar Town Lahore last week. In a breakthrough in the investigations, it was revealed that the same underworld had earlier helped secure the release of Peter Paul David, the suspect of the blast, from a prison in a […]

June 29, 2021

PM Imran Khan pressed on the importance of tourism in Naran for Pakistan’s economic prosperity

What happened: During his visit to Naran, prime minister Imran Khan shared his vision for a clean, green Pakistan that can increase tourism, consequently improving employment conditions and boosting national revenue. The bigger picture: The Prime Minister arrived at Naran this week to inaugurate multiple projects to promote tourism in the area. He was accompanied […]

June 29, 2021

UN Secretary-General urges India to end use of pellets against children in occupied Kashmir

What happened: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his concern over the “grave violations” against children in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). He insisted the Indian government to take preventive measures to safeguard children, by ending the use of pellets against them. Details: The secretary-general stated in the in the annual report on Children and Armed Conflict: […]

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 29, 2021

Ehsaas Kafalat programme will now allow transgender persons under its welfare scheme

What happened: The social welfare programme by the government, Ehsaas Kafalat, announced on Monday that it will now include all transgender persons with valid CNIC in the country under its scheme. Details: The programme will provide a stipend of Rs 2,000 to each beneficiary along with a savings bank account. As transgender people live as […]

June 28, 2021

Indian military intercepted two drones over a military airbase in the disputed region of Kashmir

What happened: Indian military hampered a major threat as two drones were intercepted flying over a base in occupied Kashmir on Monday, right a day after an explosive-laden drone was used to attack the airbase in occupied Kashmir on Sunday. The airbase was also used as a civilian airport. Background: The military spotted two drones […]

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 28, 2021

Parliamentary meeting on 1st July to decide whether US bases inside Pakistan to be permitted

What happened: A meeting of the parliamentary committee has been summoned by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on 1st July to discuss national security matters, including the matter of US bases inside Pakistan. Details: COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed are expected to attend the meeting as well. The […]

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

Pakistani online retailer refuses to deliver order to Ahmaddiya community in latest incident of religious intolerance

What happened: An order from a customer living in Chenab Nagar was refused by the online retailer, @Khanum.pk, which stated it had ‘cancelled’ the order and will not make the delivery as the area is ‘blasphemous’ and that they ‘can’t deliver to Qadiani areas’. Background: While narrating the story to ProperGaanda the customer said it […]

June 26, 2021

First female investigation officer posted at a police station in capital

What happened: ASP Amna Baig took to her Twitter on 22 June to announce the posting of the first female investigation officer, ASI Ambreen, at a police station in Islamabad. “We at @ICT_Police believe in inclusive policing. Our lady officers are competent, dedicated and hardworking. Striving to serve you better, #HumSabKaIslamabad,” tweeted Baig. The news […]

June 26, 2021

Human Rights Watch says UAE is “forcibly disappearing and deporting” Pakistani Shia Muslims

What happened: Human Rights Watch (HRW) says four Pakistani men had disappeared in October 2020 and at least six others had been deported by UAE authorities because of their Shia faith. The HRW report furthers details that the ten men had “mostly lived and worked in the UAE, a Sunni Muslim Gulf monarchy, for many […]

June 26, 2021

UN asks Pakistan to halt forced eviction of around 100,000 Pakistanis from Karachi’s nullahs

What happened: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has given a statement saying Pakistan needs to stop force evicting it’s citizens living along two of Karachi’s narrow watercourses, locally known as nullahs – Gujjar nullah and Orangi nullah through the anti-encroachment drive by city authorities. Details: The statement by 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 25, 2021

Pakistan’s government called out by UN experts to stop mass evictions in Karachi’s Gujjar and Orangi nullas

What happened: Human Rights experts of the United Nations called out Pakistan’s government on Friday to stop mass evictions of people residing near narrow watercourses of Karachi that are Gujjar nulla and Orangi nulla. Background: Human rights experts in Geneva expressed concern over ‘intimidation and unlawful detention‘ of residents. The United Nations Higher Commissioner of […]

June 25, 2021

Drills launched in the Mediterranean sea by Russia amid a surge in tensions with the UK

What happened: Amid a surge in tensions with the UK regarding the Black Sea HMS defender incident, the Russian military launched a sweeping exercise to show force. The exercise had maneuvers from warplanes that are capable of carrying hypersonic missiles. Background: As Russia and the Uk undergo a war of words, the Russian defense ministry […]

June 25, 2021

FATF President announced Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list

What happened: After a five-day plenary meeting, The Financial Action Task Force in a press conference on Friday presented the verdict of Pakistan to remain on the grey list. Background: Pakistan has been on FATF’s ‘increased monitoring list’ which is also known as the grey list since 2018 for deficiencies in it’s counter-terror financing and […]

June 25, 2021

FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed PM Modi’s meeting with senior politicians from IoK as “unsuccessful and pointless”

What happened: Senior political leaders of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) had a meeting with PM Narendra Modi on Thursday. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed the meeting as “unsuccessful and pointless” as he believed the event was a public relations exercise that achieved nothing. Background: On Friday, during a press conference in Islamabad, FM Shah […]

June 25, 2021

650 US troops to stay in Afghanistan to assist Turkish troops

What happened: 650 US troops are expected to stay back in Afghanistan after the American military withdrawal to provide security cover to US diplomats and assist Turkish troops at Kabul Airport. Details: A Turkey-led security operation for Kabul Airport is expected to be formalised by September. Until then, US soldiers will provide security cover alongside […]

June 25, 2021

Owner of car used in Lahore blast arrested

What Happened: In a breakthrough in the investigation into, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested a suspect of Wednesday’s bomb blast case from the Lahore airport. Backstory: The suspect, identified as Peter Paul David, is said to be a foreign national. He is allegedly the owner of the car used in yesterday’s blast near the residence of Hafiz […]

June 25, 2021

Federal Finance Minister clarifies there would be no tax on internet usage and SMS

What happened: Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin informs on Friday that there would be no tax on internet usage and SMS, however a tax of 75 paisa would be collected for every phone call that exceeds five minutes. Tarin also announced that visually impaired persons will not have to pay taxes on hansets. Backstory: These changes […]

June 25, 2021

Hamza Shahbaz tells FIA he is unaware of who kept depositing money in his personal bank accounts

What happened: Hamza Shahbaz told FIA officials that due to his involvement in politics from 2008 – 2018 he did not know who kept transferring money in his personal bank accounts. Backstory: On Thursday, Hamza Shahbaz answered questions at the FIA office regarding Rs25 billion money laundering charges against him. The meeting between the investigation […]

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

Pakistan seconds China in resisting vaccine nationalism: FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

What happened: During a conference on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a declaration rejecting vaccine nationalism. The declaration was supported by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi. He stated “We should make collective endeavors to ensure equitable and affordable supply of vaccine to developing countries” Background: The basic idea of ‘vaccine nationalism’ […]

June 24, 2021

ILC dismissed Nawaz Sharif’s plea in Al-Aziza, Avenfield references

What happened: Islamabad High Court dismissed Nawaz Sharif’s plea against imprisonment sentences in Al-Aziza and Avenfield references. A nine-page judgment was pronounced by the jury on Thursday. Background: The former prime minister had filed appeals with the Islamabad High Court against the accountability court. The IHC judgment claimed that Nawaz Sharif is a proclaimed offender […]

June 24, 2021

Weed Dispensary in Canada is giving vaccinated citizens the chance to win a year-long supply of weed

What happened: People in Canada can have a chance to win free weed as a weed dispensary in the province of Manitoba launched a lottery for the residents of Manitoba claiming to supply free weed to three fully vaccinated against COVID-19 residents of Manitoba for a year. Background: Delta 9, a Canadian Cannabis store took […]

June 24, 2021

War of words between Russia and UK over Black Sea warship incident

What happened: As the war of words escalates between Moscow and London as both Russia and UK accuse each other of inaccurate accounts for the incident of warship in the Black Sea. Background: As Russia summons the UK ambassador, London call’s Moscow’s version of incidents “predictably inaccurate.” The United Kingdom disputes Russia’s account of the […]

June 24, 2021

Suspect of Johar Town Blast arrested from Lahore Airport by intelligence agencies

What happened: Lahore police have arrested a suspect in connection to the Johar Town blast from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. The suspect was on his way to Karachi. Police have further identified the vehicle that was used during the blast. Background: An unknown person has been apprehended by intelligence agencies on the suspicion of […]

June 24, 2021

Kim Jong Un gives grooming and parenting commands to North Korean women

What happened: Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of North Korea, in a broadcast at an auditorium gave some commands to the hundreds of North Korean women seated there. With little choice in a totalitarian state, the women have to obey these commands. The commands were made in fear of “foreign influence” in North Korea. […]

June 24, 2021

Uyghurs and other minorities face “forced -labour” in solar-grade polysilicon factories in China

What happened: Ads for the top producer of metallurgical-grade silicon (MGS), Hoshine Silicon, ask for only applicants who speak Mandarin, have clean political record, and are able to “bear hardships”. According to research, state labour programs recruit residents as a form of forced-labour which applicants can not refuse due to detention and other threats. Muslims […]

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 24, 2021

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s annual report highlights substantial human rights violations

Violations highlighted by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan report: Cases of forced conversions of religious minorities, accusations of blasphemy, crimes against women and children and enforced disappearances were registered, highlighting the plight of minority and vulnerable segments of society. What the report says about government’s COVID-19 response: The initial response by the Pakistani government […]

June 24, 2021

Education Minister Balochistan Rind resigns

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, Balochistan Education Minister and parliamentary party leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, announ­ced his resignation on Wednesday. Ex Minister further indicated that he would take the decision to leave the PTI after consultation with his political friends and people of his constituency. He announced his decision on Friday in Balochistan Assembly while […]

June 23, 2021

Matric and intermediate board exams to be held across Pakistan after July 10: Shafqat Mehmood

What happened: Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, during the budget session, the Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood said that “exams of classes ninth, matric, first, and second-year would take place across the country after July 10, come what may.” Background: Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood stated that several problems arose […]

June 23, 2021

Prolonged load-shedding in Karachi amid summer heat

What happened: Prolonged power outages have hit several parts of Karachi since Wednesday morning. Areas that were exempted from load-shedding have also been hit by a power outage. Background: Several areas of Karachi have been facing power outages since Wednesday morning. It has been reported that the power supply of the Cantt-Bazar and Drigh road […]

June 23, 2021

Bail granted to Khawaja Asif by LHC in money laundering and assets beyond means case

What happened: Post arrest bail was granted to Khawaja Asif in an inquiry into money laundering and assets beyond means case that was initiated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Background: PML-N’s senior leader Khawaja Asif, who was initially arrested in Islamabad on December 29, 2020, and was later shifted to Lahore where he remained under […]

June 23, 2021

Crucial medical supplies lost after a militant attack in Afghanistan

What happened: Suspected Taliban fighters have fired a rocket into the hospital in northern Afghanistan. The attack has caused substantial damage as Covid-19 vacancies got destroyed. Background: As Taliban fighters seized the town of Shir Khan Bandar in northern Afghanistan, which is on the border with Tajikistan, many customs members and security forces have fled […]

June 23, 2021

Iranian nuclear building protected from drone attack by unknown authorities

What happened: A sabotage operation on the building of the Iranian Atomic energy Organization was foiled. The attack has not yet caused any casualties and financial damage. Background: Iranian media earlier today stated that a sabotage operation that was conducted on the country’s atomic energy agency failed as a drone tried to attack the building. […]

June 23, 2021

Warning shots fired by Russia at British destroyer in the Black Sea

What happened: Russian forces fired warning shots and dropped bombs to caution the British Royal Navy destroyer as they accuse the ship of entering Russian waters in the Black sea; a claim denied by the United Kingdom. Background: The incident took place off the coast of Cape Fiolent in Crimea. According to the Russian Ministry […]

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 […]

Taliban leadership has been meeting officials from different countries as it tries to cement its position in Afghanistan. (AP)
June 23, 2021

Indian officials meet Taliban representatives in a “quiet meeting” in Doha

What happened: Indian officials have held discussions with Taliban representatives in order to safeguard Indian investments in Afghanistan. Details: The Indian media reports that this is the first time a senior Qatari official has confirmed that a meeting took place between the two sides. Billions of dollars have been invested in Afghanistan by India to […]

June 23, 2021

No need for nuclear weapons once Kashmir issue is resolved, says Imran Khan

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his recent controversial interview on Axios, said that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is “simply a deterrent” to protect the country. Pakistan won’t require it once the Kashmir issue is resolved. “The moment there is a settlement on Kashmir, the two neighbours would live as civilised people. We will not […]

June 23, 2021

Republican Senator continues to withhold $75m funds meant for Palestine

What Happened: Republican Senator Jim Risch continues to support the withholding of the $75m economic funding that the US Congress had already approved for Palestine assistant. Using procedures under a 2018 US law, he said that he would ensure the funds don’t go to the Palestinian Authority or Hamas. Congressman Jamie Raskin seeks to press […]

June 23, 2021

Palestinian and Iranian websites seized by the US in attempts to “counter disinformation”

What happened: US government sources tell Reuters and The Associated Press that US Justice Department and Commerce Department have seized about three dozen websites. Details: The websites seized include Press TV, Al-Alam, Houthi and Palestinian websites. Press TV is Iran state media’s English-language outlet while Al-Alam is the state’s Arabic-language channel. Palestine Today, a Gaza […]

June 23, 2021

At least 12 injured in Johar Town blast

What Happened: At least 12 people, including women and children, have reported been injured according to Lahore Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik. TV footage showed that the blast took place in a residential area and also caused damage to nearby houses. He says that the cause of the blast is still unclear, however it has […]

June 23, 2021

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

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

June 23, 2021

“No change was made in the biology textbooks,” says Education Ministry

What happened: Due to the recent outburst on the apparent ‘banning’ of human figures in biology textbooks, the Ministry of Education has released statements claiming that it was “factually inaccurate”. Background: Implementation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Single National Curriculum has started in Islamabad’s schools and for student. The SNC Committee has appointed Religious clerics as members […]

June 22, 2021

Afghanistan’s main border crossing of Tajikistan captured by Taliban

What happened: Afghanistan’s main border crossing with Tajikistan was captured by the Taliban. The security forces abandoned their post and some flee across the frontier. Background: In the past few days, fierce fighting has been raging in the province of Kunduz, as the Afghan forces and the Taliban engaged in battles on the outskirts of […]

June 22, 2021

Call for action against FIA officials for ignorance of harassment complaints

What happened: PM Imran Khan has ordered the director-general of FIA to hold investigations over reported inaction of the Federal Investigation Agency as the harassment complaints have been subjected to neglected at Pakistan Citizens’ Portal. PM Imran Khan has also ordered to take disciplinary action against officials for showing negligence. Background: A woman filed a […]

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 […]

June 22, 2021

Women tell what they wore when they were harassed as PTI female lawmakers defend PM Imran Khan

What happened: The recent interview of PM Imran Khan has infuriated citizens as he once again calls out women for being harassed due to “very few clothes” they wear. While netizens took Twitter to vocalize what they were wearing when they got harassed, PTI MNAs are busy defending the comments of PM Imran Khan. Background: […]

June 22, 2021

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

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

June 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 22, 2021

‘Pakistan will not host any US bases,’ says Imran Khan

What happened: Prime Minister, Imran Khan, stated Pakistan’s priorities in Afghanistan in Washington Post’s op-ed. He wrote that Pakistan is willing to play a diplomatic role to ensure peace in Afghanistan, yet will not host US bases to avoid risking further destruction. Backstory: Amid the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, US has been talking to […]

June 21, 2021

Residents of Model Town come out to protest against commercial use of residential area

What happened: Residents of Model Town came out on a peaceful protest to stop the illegal commercialization of a residential area. Background: On Saturday, June 19, residents of Model town came out in a car rally, to protest over the agenda of residential plots being taken and used for commercial purposes. The basis of the […]

June 21, 2021

Men are not robots and will react to women in “few clothes” as per PM Imran Khan

What Happened: In a recent interview with Axios on HBO, at being questioned about the rise of sexual offenses in Pakistan over the past year, PM Imran Khan answered that “If a woman is wearing a very few clothes, it will have an impact on men unless they are robots,”. This worrisome remark comes days […]

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

Durand Line to be fenced completely by June 30

What happened: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced that Pakistan would complete its fencing of Durand line by 30th June. The minister informed the house that 88 percent of the border with Afghanistan has already been fenced and the rest would be completed by the end of June.  Backstory: Pakistan shares a long porous […]

June 15, 2021

Old Beckysmith road and a fresh dose of post colonial whiplash

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

June 15, 2021

Pakistanis aged 18 or above traveling to Saudi Arabia can get AstraZeneca

Background: Earlier in May, Pakistani health authorities had restricted the use of AstraZeneca for people under the age of 40. Protests erupted across the country urging the government to administer AstraZeneca or Pfizer as Saudi Arabian travel guidelines did not approve of Chinese vaccines. What happened: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. […]

June 15, 2021

First-ever drone delivery by Careem

What Happened: The delivery platform Careem flirted with the idea of doing drone deliveries. On Thursday 10th June, they dropped a teaser informing customers that they could potentially be receiving their food orders via drones if they order from the Careem Super app. Careem said the pilot project consisted of deliveries that were extremely limited […]

June 15, 2021

Sindh approves 20% pay increase for govt employees ahead of budget 2021-22

What Happened: Sindh is set to increase the salaries of government employees by 20 percent and set the minimum wage to Rs.25,000 in the province. The advisor to the provincial Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab announced that this was approved by the provincial Cabinet in the pre-budget session. Initially, the Sindh government promised a 15 percent […]

June 15, 2021

Emirates Airline posts first loss in three decades as covid slams travel

What Happened: The Dubai-based airline -Emirates recorded a loss of $5.5 billion for 2020-21 as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc over the aviation industry. This is the airline’s first documented loss in more than three decades. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said that “In 2020-21, Emirates […]

June 15, 2021

Pakistan beat India and Bangladesh in man power export in 2020

What Happened: Pakistan has emerged as the ‘Manpower Export Leader” in South Asia, beating other regional players such as Bangladesh and India. Despite the pandemic, Pakistan has continued to send around 224,705 workers to various countries on multiple job assignments. Compared to the Islamic republic Bangladesh has sent 217,699 and India has sent 94,145 workers […]

June 15, 2021

Man arrested for selling fake Covid-19 vaccine certificates in Karachi

What Happened: The police on Monday arrested a man for selling fake Covid-19 certificates in Karachi. He was arrested after a complaint of those in charge of administrating the Covid-19 vaccine at the Expo centre. According to Aziz Bhatti SHO Pervez Solangi the culprit was a barber that was employed in the IT section of […]

June 15, 2021

Producer in movie ‘They are us’ on Christchurch attacks quits amid backlash

What happened: The Hollywood Reporter said last week that a film called ‘They are us’ was in the works based on the Christchurch mosque attacks where 51 muslims were killed by a white supremacists gunman in March 2019. However, the film would explore the ‘inspirational’ response of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden rather than […]

June 15, 2021

Quetta’s Hanna lake turns into a desert

What happened: Hanna lake a man-made reservoir that usually dries up during the drought season has not experienced rainfall for a long time. Balochistan’s famous tourist point has therefore completely dried out. Dozens of tourists roaming inside the now dessert have expressed their disappointment. For most locals and tourists within the city, Hanna lake was […]

June 15, 2021

FDE decides to promote students of classes 1-8 without exams

What happened: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) decided to promote students of classes 1-8 without annual examinations. His decision came about amid Covid-19 causing frequent school closures. FDE announced that instead of annual exams for students of classes 1-7, they will be promoted based on formative assessments. Moreover, students of the eighth grade will […]

June 14, 2021

The SBP suggests a framework to assist exporters in selling products in digital marketplaces

What happened: In its plan to modernise Foreign Exchange Regulations the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) suggested changes in its regulatory instructions of exporting goods from Pakistan. The central bank issued a press release on Monday which included a framework for aiding Pakistani exporters to sell their products through international digital marketplaces such as Amazon, […]

June 14, 2021

Youth shot dead by ‘drunk’ cop over a petty issue in Lahore

What happened: Policeman allegedly under the influence shot a youth dead over a trivial issue in the Shahdara area on Sunday. The Police reported that the 18-year-old victim Zain had an exchange of words with Constable Waseem, following which Waseem shot him dead and fled the scene. The boy’s body was moved to the morgue […]

June 14, 2021

Supreme Court rejects plea to stop demolitions in Gujjar Nala

What happened: The Supreme Court with a bench comprising of Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Mr. Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Mr. Justice Qazi Amin has called for a continuation in the operation of the Gujjar ravine (Nala) and Orangi ravine (Nala) in Karachi. The court rejected the appeal of the residents of that area. However, Chief Justice […]

June 14, 2021

Netanyahu pledges to return as a new coalition government is formed

What happened: Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 years run Israeli Prime Ministership ended on Sunday as a ‘government of change’ was established by nationalist Naftali Bennet. The new government that aims to focus on domestic reforms was voted into the administration by a fragile majority. The response: The longest-serving Prime Minister Netanyahu bid his Farwell amidst the […]

June 14, 2021

Lahore Qalandars criticised over insensitive tweet

What happened: Lahore Qalandars came under fire after posting a tweet making fun of a renowned Shia scholar Zameer Akhtar Naqvi. People have called out the PSL team urging them to remove the post as it disregards the sentiments of Shias all over the country. Media representatives of the team have not yet issued an […]

June 14, 2021

Anti-Palestinian rhetoric by Zara’s head designer causes uproar

What happened: The Spanish apparel retailer, Zara has recently come under fire after its head designer Vanessa Perilman attacked a Palestinian model Qaher on Instagram with an Islamophobic and anti-Palestinian post. Her posts referred to the atrocities happening in Palestine as “bullshit circus media”. She called Palestinian people uneducated and hate full. Moreover, she insinuated […]

June 14, 2021

Balochistan’s Home Minster aims to prioritise maintenance of law and order in the region

What happened: During his visit to Kalat and Khaliqabad areas on Sunday, the Balochistan Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove said that the coalition government was working to develop these areas and find solutions to the problems that the people faced. The Home Minister said that the new development projects would be initiated in consultation with […]

June 12, 2021

G7 summit aims to donate 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines

What happened: Leaders of the G7 summit had their first in-person talks in nearly two years on Friday. Hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Carbis Bay. Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States all agreed that a joint approach would be the most effective in countering the global health crisis. They […]

June 12, 2021

Forceful conversion of Nayab Gill, attracts EU’s attention

What happened: Nayab Gill the 13 year old daughter of Shahid Masih Gill was the middle child out of three children. Born on October 16, 2007 she was a 9th grade student and worked at a beauty salon. She was converted to Islam by her employer Hussain and his family. This was done secretly and […]

June 12, 2021

Government budgets for anti-rape and sexual harassment funds.

What happened: Among the allocation of the 2021-22 fiscal budget the government allocated Rs.77 million for the protection of women against harassment at the workplace under the rubric of ministries and division. Moreover, in a an attempt to control sexual abuse and perversion crimes, Rs. 100 million were separated to establish an anti-rape fund. This […]

June 12, 2021

BTS meal mania in Indonesia forces Mcdonalds to close over COVID-19 violations

What happened: Multiple McDonald’s outlets were forced to close in Jakarta, Indonesia after an influx of orders for the special ‘BTS MEAL’. The first day the limited meal named after the uber-popular K-Pop boy band was released several orders were made in a frenzy. Most of them were online keeping with Covid-19 restrictions. This resulted […]

June 12, 2021

NCOC to set up vaccination drives in AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

What happened: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) Chief Asad Umar said on Friday that the Federal government will be setting up large vaccination centres in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir regions. According to Umar, this is an imperative step to speed up the vaccination process with the upcoming elections and tourism season. […]

June 12, 2021

Overseas Pakistanis get the right to vote in the National Assembly

What happened: The government announced that it has granted Pakistanis living abroad the right to vote in the National Assembly. This decision was made as part of the Election Act Amendment Bill. Zulfiqar Bukhari the former special assistant to the Prime Minister for overseas Pakistanis confirmed this news and praised Prime minister Imran Khan and his government […]

June 12, 2021

23 killed and several injured as bus carrying pilgrims falls into a ravine in Khuzdar

what happened: At least 23 people were killed and several others injured when a bus driver lost control making a sharp turn on the M8 motorway and fell into a ravine in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan. The passengers were pilgrims returning to Dadu in Sindh from Wadh in Balochistan after attending the annual urs […]

June 12, 2021

Your guide to the 2021-22 Fiscal Budget

What happened: The budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 which rolled out on June 11 has been labeled as pro-growth with an overall focus on increasing expenditures. This is what Shaukat Tarin the Federal Minister of finances promised during his tenure, a revival and improvement in the growth rate of the economy. The budget focuses […]

June 11, 2021

Fire erupts in the media building of Bilawal House

What happened: A fire broke out in the PPP media cell at Bilawal House Karachi on Friday. An accident that began in the garbage near the media cell soon engulfed several offices. Although not official determined it is assumed that the fire was a result of a short circuit. The fire brigade was immediately called […]

June 11, 2021

FC soldier martyred in operation in Kharan

What happened?: In the course of an operation based on intelligence, Pakistani security forces killed two terrorists in the Kharan District of Balochistan. During which a soldier of the Frontier Corps Balochistan Sepoy Fidaur-ur-Rehman was also martyred. The Inter-Services Public relations (ISPR) in a statement discussed that they had recovered a significant number of arms […]

June 11, 2021

Pakistan to export rice to Russia

Background: The import of Pakistani rice was banned by the Russian Federation in May 2019 based on phytosanitary measures after they detected Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) in a rice shipment shipped from Pakistan. What happened?: Russia on Friday lifted the ban on the import of rice from Pakistan, the Ministry of Food Security said that […]

June 11, 2021

Amnesty international launches new investigation into the repression faced by Muslim ethnic minorities in China

The investigative report: A new report published on Thursday by Amnesty has labeled the draconian measures taken by the Chinese government against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region as ‘crimes against humanity.’ Their website presents the evidence gathered by Amnesty’s investigation. The report includes detailed information about 60 cases of missing […]

June 11, 2021

Punjab government to block SIM cards of people refusing vaccines

What happened: This decision is part of the other precautionary measures that the provincial government has taken to curb the spread of Covid-19. This step was discussed in a high-level meeting chaired by Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid. It came after the drastic measure taken by the Sindh government to cut the salaries of government […]

June 11, 2021

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

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

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