July 2, 2022

Karachi man on a job-hunt removed ‘Baloch’ from his CV due to discriminatory encounter at bank

What happened: Team Propergaanda reached out to Faizan*, a Baloch man residing in Karachi, who went for a walk-in interview at Meezan Bank’s I.I Chundrigar Road branch and had a discriminatory encounter with an employee there due to Faizan’s* Baloch identity. Details: Faizan* shared that the man who interviewed him first commented on his shirt, […]

June 26, 2022

Follow-up report: Testimonials of medical professionals, patients & ex-classmates claiming Dr.Rahman’s Harvard degree is fake

Back story: 2 weeks ago, Team Propergaanda did an investigative report on Dr. Aleem Rahman, a dentist based in Lahore who was accused of misleading his patients with a fake Harvard degree in advanced medical fields. The article circulated among many and provoked numerous other people to come forward with their statement on the matter, […]

June 16, 2022

A female pizza joint employee got viciously beaten in India by a couple of women for ‘staring’

What happened: In Indore, a female employee of a prominent pizza company was viciously attacked by a gang of women for “staring” at them in a video that has gone viral on social media. The woman can be seen pleading for help while the four ladies continually slap her and lash her with a bamboo […]

June 6, 2022

SHC ordered authorities to conduct Dua Zehra’s medical exam; case adjourned till June 8

What happened: Dua Zehra, the missing teen girl from Karachi, and her alleged spouse Zaheer Ahmed were produced before the Sindh High Court on June 6 (today), a day after they were shifted to Karachi from Bahawalnagar. Details: After the police were unable to produce the girl and her accused husband before a local court […]

May 27, 2022

PM Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Moht. Benazir Bhutto in her Harvard commencement speech

What happened: On May 26, Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, used her Harvard University Commencement address to condemn the “scourge of falsehood” and to echo former Pakistan Prime Minister Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto’s plea to enhance democracy. Details: PM Ardern has followed in the footsteps of Ms Bhutto, as they were the first […]

May 20, 2022

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

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

May 14, 2022

Lahore woman shares stressful experience with Air Blue’s ‘faulty’ website and ‘incompetent’ staff

Recently, Team ProperGaanda, reached out to Neeshay, a Lahore resident who wanted to travel to Dubai via Air Blue but was unable to due to their ‘faulty’ website and ‘incompetent’ staff.  What happened: A few days back, Neeshay and her friend were set to buy tickets online, “We went to the Air Blue website and […]

March 26, 2022

Prime Minister’s YouTube channel renamed to just ‘Imran Khan’

What happened: On March 25, the Prime Minister’s Office’s official YouTube channel changed its name to just ‘Imran Khan.’ The action comes just days before the National Assembly votes on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s no-confidence motion. Details: The verified tick of a channel is altered when it gets renamed, according to YouTube guidelines. The channel […]

March 24, 2022

Pakistan’s first Sikh public school in Peshawar is ‘almost completed’

What happened: In Peshawar, Pakistan’s first public school for Sikhs is reaching its completion, with “90 percent construction work” almost done. Work on the project began over two years ago, after a plot of land in the Jogan Shah Mohalla in the ancient city was purchased. Previously: 300 teenagers from the Sikh community used to […]

March 22, 2022

Karachi pregnant woman killed in sleep after cement blocks from nearby construction site fell on her residence

What happened: On March 21, several slabs of cement fell from the second floor of a building under construction near Abu Bakar Mosque in the Upper Gizri district, killing Dua Arsalan, a 30 year-old pregnant woman, and injuring her four-year-old daughter, according to details. Details: The mother and daughter were taken to Jinnah Hospital by […]

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 15, 2022

COAS General Bajwa visited LUMS campus and here’s how it went

What happened: On March 14, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, paid a visit to the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) where he interacted with university students for 7 hours and answered their questions as well. Click here to see students of LUMS sharing their experience with Bajwa. Details: Several students […]

December 20, 2021

This school-going kid is selling socks at Bahadurabad, Karachi to support his father

What happened: Facebook user, Faizan Ahmed Sarfaraz posted a picture of this kid on Facebook group, Empathy Pakistan (Official) and shared that he sells socks at Bahadurabad, Karachi. Details: Faizan stated in his post that the boy lives in Korangi and he daily travels to Bahadurabad with his 15 year-old brother to sell socks, “I […]

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

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

SHC orders NADRA to issue single mothers CNIC for their children

What happened: The Sindh High Court has directed the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) to provide CNIC to single mothers who don’t know the whereabouts of the father. Details: In an interview with a differently-abled person, Rubina she shared how she was unable to get herself registered. This was due to the fact that she […]

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

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

Sikh volunteers deliver 3,000 meals to flood victims in Canada

What happened: Sikh volunteers from a Surrey Gurudwara worked hard to deliver 3,000 meals to flood victims in British Columbia, Canada. The flood: Massive floods have wreaked havoc on the Canadian province of British Columbia. Roads got damaged and isolated numerous towns. People have been left stranded and in need of basic resources. The affectees […]

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 20, 2021

PTA restores TikTok services once again

What happened: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced on Friday the restoration of TikTok’s service in the country. The Chinese social media giant guaranteed that it will regulate “immoral and indecent content” on the app. Details: The Chinese owned app was banned for the first time in Pakistan in October, 2020. The decision was made in […]

November 20, 2021

Zia Chisti resigned as Afiniti founder after sexual assault allegations

What happened: On Friday, Afiniti’s founder Zia Chishti stepped down as the founder of the company following the sexual assault charges against him. Details: The 50-year-old Pakistani-American stepped down as chief executive officer ‘effective immediately’ according to a statement on the company’s website. After Tatiana Spottiswoode, a 23-year-old former employee spoke before a US congressional […]

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

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

Truth, and nothing but the truth – We want ProperGaanda back!

Pakistan The land of pure; people are not letting the country live by its name and we can all accept that, as a journalist in Pakistan, I can testify to this. We love our country, as we should, and that is why we report on everything that is going on here, people can’t turn their […]

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

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 13, 2021

Prakash Kumar, son of a mason tops MDCAT in Sindh

What happened: Parkash Kumar, the son of a poor mason, came first in Sindh and fourth nationally in the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT). Details: Kumar, a student from a government school in Badin’s coastal district, got first position out of 7,797 Sindh kids. He went with his father, Chando Mal, and the […]

July 13, 2021

ACF faces backlash for accepting Rs1m after an agreement in the DHA dog attack case

What happened: ACF received with considerable criticism for accepting Rs1million donation given to the organization as per the settlement in Karachi’s DHA dog attack case. As a result, ACF returned the donation and released a statement rejecting all accusations of their involvement. Details: Earlier, an out-of-court settlement was reached between the victim of a dog attack in […]

July 7, 2021

Rail traffic halted after coaches detach from a freight train near Ghotki

What Happened: Two coaches of a freight train detached from the engine near Dad Laghari railway crossing in Sindh’s district of Ghotki on Wednesday. No casualty has been reported in the incident. Details: The freight train was on its way to Karachi from Lahore, when the incident happened near Dad Laghari railway crossing. The train’s […]

July 1, 2021

Meet EdMatrix, your personalized ticket to acing exams

Are you tired of flipping through monotonous pages without learning anything? Does studying seem like a never-ending job? Are you looking for a place to help you ace exams in a way that you actually like it? Good news, Edmatrix is here to save you. WHAT IS EDMATRIX? Edmatrix is an educational organization that aims […]

June 29, 2021

7 ways to identify a fake note according to this Twitter thread

What happened: Twitter user, @smqasimahsan, shares his appalling experience of receiving a counterfeit note of 1000 Rupees in a tweet. People in replies claim to have gone through the same startling incidents. Recently, there has been a recent surge in reports of circulation of counterfeit currency in Pakistan. Earlier this year, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) […]

May 11, 2021

This NGO has a unique way of educating children from the streets and slums of Lahore and they don’t just stop there

Rehel Pakistan is an organization that aims to promote, protect, and enhance the safety, wellbeing, and healthy development of children. It advocates for the protection of children’s rights whether they are intellectually, morally, or physically vulnerable without discriminating them on the basis of gender, race, religion, or social background. They believe that numerous children in […]

April 30, 2021

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

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

June 3, 2020

Facebook removes accounts and pages associated with alleged hate groups

On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they shut down pages and accounts associated with alleged hate groups including American Guard. The group allegedly discussed bringing weapons to protests occurring nationwide against police brutality and racism. The Anti-Defamation League accused the group of having connections to “anti-immigrant extremism, hatred and violence”. Facebook also removed accounts linked to the […]

June 2, 2020

Businesses to open five days a week with longer working hours – Punjab Govt.

The Punjab Government has officially permitted the opening of all markets, bazaars and businesses five days a week with longer working hours. The decision comes despite recent reports from Punjab’s primary and secondary health department which showed a massive spread of the coronavirus in Lahore, suggesting that a large number of infected individuals are unaccounted […]

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April 10, 2019

The 83 Year Old Dalai Lama Has Been Hospitalised

The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama was admitted to a New Delhi hospital on Tuesday with a chest infection. The 83-year-old Buddhist monk is reportedly stable.  Up to 100,000 Tibetans living in India are worried that their struggle for a genuinely autonomous homeland would end with the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama fled to […]

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February 1, 2019