February 10, 2022

Meta hints at banning Instagram and Facebook in Europe

What happened: EuroNews quotes the statemen by Meta, “Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe. The issue comes down to European data regulations that prevent Meta from transferring, storing and processing Europeans’ data on US-based servers.” At the same time, Meta’s annual report highlighted that they had warned the EU of the regulations and stated […]

February 10, 2022

Would Shahid Afridi follow the footsteps of Imran Khan by coming into politics?

What happened: The former Pakistani pacer and the Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar, have already predicted that Boom Boom would join politics and follow the country’s prime minister’s footsteps. In a private interview, the Rawalpindi express said, “I am 100% sure that the ex-Pakistani captain would join politics.” Whereas, it is pertinent to mention that Shoaib Akhtar had […]

February 10, 2022

Punjab Police once again recommends banning PUBG after teenager murders family

What happened: On February 9, the Punjab Pollice once again recommended a ban on the online game PUBG. The ban on PUBG was recommended after a teenager allegedly gunned down four members of his family in Lahore’s Kahna area. Subsequently, the Punjab police advised the local government to impose the ban on PUBG as Express […]

February 9, 2022

“I never kidnapped her,” Zahir claims he is falsely implicated in Noor Mukadam case

What happened: On February 9, the prime accused Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer presented the answers for a questionnaire filed by Zahir in which he claimed that he was being falsely implicated in the case. Dawn reported the development as, “The accused maintained that state machinery and media were used against him.” According to Zahir Jaffer’s answers he also […]

February 9, 2022

ECP disqualifying Faisal Vawda is not sustainable in the eyes of the law, says Barrister Pansota

What happened: Barrister @muhammad_ahmad_pansota in his tweet claimed, “Judgements passed by ECP Pakistan disqualifying Faisal Vawda is not sustainable in the eyes of law in light of dictum laid down in 2021 SCMR 16757 & 2021 SCMR..” It is pertinent to mention that on February 9, the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified PTI Senator Faisal Vawa as […]

February 9, 2022

Sleeping for an extra hour can really help lose weight, reveals a study

What happened: Researchers from the University of Chicago claimed that sleeping for an extra 1.2 hours can help reduce an individual’s weight. Sky News quotes the research as “Sleeping for an extra hour each night can help people save around 270 calories off their daily diet – the equivalent of three chocolate biscuits.” The Jama Internal Medicine […]

February 9, 2022

Bailable arrest warrants issued for Meesha Shafi by Lahore court

What happened: On February 9, the Judicial Magistrate Ghulam Murtaza turned down a plea by Meesha’s counsel seeking exemption from in-person appearance and issued bailable arrest warrants for the singer. The Lahore court issued the bailable arrest warrants against Meesha Shafi for the alleged involvement in running a smear campaign against Ali Zafar. However, the […]

February 9, 2022

After 1,400 years science proves Prophet Muhammad’s sunnah prevents brain damage in newborns

What happened: Prophet Muhammad’s sunnah of Tahnik has been proven by scientists to prevent brain damage in newborns. The Islamic Information website quotes, “Prophet Muhamamd PBUH made Tahnik a mandatory sunnah for newborns.” Tahnik is a process of putting a piece of date or something sweet in a newborn’s mouth until it gets soft and then it […]

February 9, 2022

1st metaverse wedding in India receives more than 3,000 guests

What happened: Covid-19 lockdown and SOPs force the Indian couple to hold a virtual wedding in the metaverse. On February 7, the Indian media reported, “I feel so proud and blessed that I have seen and taken advantage of many great opportunities in this world before millions of people have seen them…” Dinesh, aged 24 and Janaganandhini […]

February 8, 2022

Users report slow internet speed in Pakistan again

What happened: Especially the internet users in Lahore reported slow internet speed in the provincial capital as users report slow internet speed of PTCl across the city. It was reported in January that a fault was reported in cables situated in the Indian Ocean. At the same time, PTCL in January stated that due to […]

February 8, 2022

PUBG will not be banned, as LHC dismisses petition seeking ban on the game

What happened: On February 6, the Lahore High Court dismissed the petition seeking a ban on PUB as neither the petitioner nor his counsel appeared before the court to pursue the petition. The petition was filed by Tanveer Sarwar as it was reported that an increase in violent incidents was allegedly linked to PUBG; however, […]

February 8, 2022

Kanye West gets his Yeezy inspired futuristic vehicle “Yemobile” 

What happened: This time Kanye West has made headlines, not for his controversies but for his futuristic Yemobile which is Yeezy inspired and as reports quote, “Yemobile is Kanye West’s endeavour to channel his inner Batman.” ThirstyForNews quoted the development as, “Ye’s new ride is reminiscent of Bruce Wayne’s. Kanye joked that he was riding in a May-Bike […]

February 8, 2022

PM Imran Khan to become first Pakistani leader to visit Russia in over two decades

What happened: On February 7, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that nearly after 23 years, a Pakistani leader would make his visit to Russia. It is pertinent to mention the last Pakistani leader to visit Russia was Nawaz Sharif in 1999 when he paid a visit to Moscow months before the military coup. Details: […]

February 7, 2022

Pakistani-origin food rider returns lost purse having 20,000 Dirhams to the family in UAE

What happened: Mazhar Abbas, a 35 year old Pakistani-origin rider in UAE, returned a handbag filled with essential documents along with nearly 950,000 rupees. Mazhar was on his way to deliver food as he is a food delivery guy in Sharjah and found the purse on the road on February 4, along with an address […]

February 7, 2022

Nawabshah woman donates her “jigr” to save husband’s life

What happened: On February 7, a viral video on social media showed a woman who donated her liver to save her husband’s life said, “He’s my jigar that’s why I gave part of my liver to save his life.” In a bid to save the husband’s life, the Nawabshah woman donated her liver at Gambat Institute of […]

February 7, 2022

Sir Vivian Richards compares Babar Azam with boxer Muhammad Ali and terms him the best cricketer

What happened: On February 6, in an interview with a private channel, the legendary cricketer from West Indies, Sir Vivian Richards, said, “Babar is up with the very best. He is definitely the best who plays conventional shots and shots that you will normally see in Test match cricket, ODI cricket.” Mentoring the Quetta Gladiators side in […]

February 7, 2022

Nawaz Sharif’s medical report states that he is facing “broken heart syndrome” claims PTI’s minister

What happened: The Special Assistant ot Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill, in his tweet, stated that the former premier is facing “takotsubo syndrome,” which is commonly known as broken heart syndrome. Imran Khan’s spokesperson also shared the screenshot of Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports and claimed that his doctors suggested that he get married. […]

February 7, 2022

More than 31% of the educated youth in Pakistan is unemployed, disclosed a report

What happened: A recent report on February 6 by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics claimed that over 31% of the country’s youth is currently unemployed, and out of this 31%, 51% are females and 16% are males. PIDE’s report further revealed that 31% are professional degree holders, and it is pertinent to mention that […]

February 7, 2022

Qalandar vs the Karachi Kings at Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium will have 100% crowd occupancy 

What happened: On February 7, the National Command and Operation Centre announced to ease the Covid-19 restrictions for the #HBLPSL7 matches in #Lahore. As the #PSL players have started to arrive in the provincial capital, the NCOC has given the go-ahead to allow 50% of spectators till February 15 and after that, 100% of Lahore’s […]

February 7, 2022

Brother shot gang-rape victim sister dead in Sargodha

What happened: On February 6, a gang-rape victim was shot dead by her brother in Kot Momin near Sargodha allegedly after the 28 year old victim was raped by 4 members of an influential family. Dawn reported the incident as, “Feeling aggrieved the victim’s brother along with his two accomplices, allegedly shot dead his sister and […]

February 7, 2022

Iranian man confesses to murdering 17 year old wife and carrying her severed head on streets

What happened: On February 6, AP reported that two brothers were arrested for decapitating the wife of one of the brothers as AP quotes, “After a gruesome video of the victim circulated online.” The two Iranian men were arrested in the southwestern city of Ahvaz and one of the Iranian police officers is quoted, “The defendants confessed to […]

February 7, 2022

This firm is offering all-inclusive holidays in a bid to thank employees for working in pandemic

What happened: A recruitment firm in the United Kingdom is offering all-inclusive holidays for its employees as they state, “This initiative was taken to motivate the employees who worked during the pandemic.” The Yolk Recruitment firm is taking 55 of its staff on a four-day holiday to a volcanic island in the Atlantic, known as Tenerife.  Details: […]

February 5, 2022

#WeWantFreedom trends on Twitter as February 5 marks Kashmir Solidarity Day

What happened: February 5 marks Kashmir Solidarity Day and the Prime Minister stated to lend full support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination. On February 5, the entire nation and Kashmiris living all over the world observed the Kashmir Solidarity Day reaffirm its support to the Kashmiris in their struggle. At […]

February 5, 2022

Quran Palace will be established in Sindh to protect the sacred pages

What happened: On February 4, the Sindh government announced to establish a Quran Mahal in the province in a bid to protect the sacred pages of the Holy Quran from dishonour. CM Sindh’s Advisor on Religious Affairs, Fayyaz Ali Butt, initiated the idea and urged the religious scholars belonging to all schools of thought to […]

February 5, 2022

A village in Upper Chitral boycotts dowry terming it “social evil”

What happened: On February 4, ARY News reported that a jirga in Upper Chitral’s Laspur village decided to ban dowry in marriages as they stated that it’s time to end the social evil. According to reports, the elders of the Laspur village concluded that demanding dowry from the bride’s family accounts for unnecessary expenditure. One […]

February 5, 2022

Queen Elizabeth now has her own ketchup line costs Rs1500

What happened: The world’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has added another and unexpected product to launch a line of condiments. The new ketchup launched by Queen Elizabeth is grown on the monarch’s Sandringham Estate located in Norfolk and is accompanied by another brown sauce which is to be included in the latest food product […]

February 5, 2022

While India was in lockdown, Shafi Vikraman achieved 145 university degrees from 16 countries

What happened: Shafi Vikraman a resident of India’s Kerala city claims that he completed more than 145 degrees from various universities in 16 countries, as the Covid-19 cases peaked up in the country. Shafi Vikraman started the journey of obtaining degrees when the first lockdown started in India and ANI quotes, “He studied for 20 hours […]

February 4, 2022

“Great honour,” says the Hindu lawmaker after she chaired Senate’s session on Kashmir

What happened: On February 4, in a bid to express solidarity with the Kashmiris, the Senate’s session was chaired by a Hindu lawmaker from Pakistan Peoples Party, Krishna Kumari. The PPP lawmaker was welcomed with open arms by the Members of the Upper House and Faisal Javed Khan tweeted, “A Hindu presiding Senate Session on Kashmir […]

February 4, 2022

Coke Studio did “woh dekhein camera, haath hila dein” type of mazaak with this Instagram user and she is not amused

What happened: An Instagram user, @enajannat, reached out to ProperGaanda and shared that she was followed by @coke_studio only to be unfollowed a day later. Swipe to read Ena Jannat’s details of the whole incident. Coke studio follows her: “They followed my Instagram for a day and I saw the notification thinking that this could […]

February 4, 2022

Lahore man faces 6 months of jail time over second marriage without consent

What happened: Lahore’s resident, identified as Ghulam Rasool, was arrested on February 4 from the premises of Lahore High Court as he had married without the consent of his 1st wife. Pakistan Daily reported, “During the hearing, Justice Atiya Neelam instructed the police to arrest the convict immediately after the proceeding.”  Details: Subsequently, local publications reported […]

February 4, 2022

PTI MNA’s husband was sent to jail after he allegedly tried to kill her

What happened: On February 2, PTI’s lawmaker Javeria Zafar filed an FIR in the Women police station Islamabad against husband Haider, alleging that he had attempted to kill her threatened her before firing at her. Javeria Zafar is also a Parliamentary Secretary on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Development. Dawn quotes the development as, “The man contracted […]

February 4, 2022

The power couple of sports: Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza plans to launch their NFT collection

What happened: @realshoaibmalik’s manager, @arsalanhshah in an Instagram post, revealed the launching date of Shoaib and Sania’s #NFT collection, which would be February 8. Arsalan wrote, “@defithegame returns with an #NFT drop celebrating #tennis and #cricketer power couple @mirzasaniar… announced just in time for Shoaib’s birthday..” Subsequently, Shoaib Malik confirmed the news via his Twitter and wrote, “Sania […]

February 4, 2022

Global shortage of potatoes forces McDonald’s and KFC to stop serving french fries

What happened: The potato shortage is yet to reach Pakistan, though McDonald’s in Japan and Indonesia have stopped serving french fries after the potato shortage peaked up. Vice News quotes, “McDonald’s and KFC outlets in countries across the globe have begun scrimping on French fries and other potato-based products.” Subsequently, McDonald’s in Indonesia has stopped serving large […]

February 4, 2022

Coke jumps to the coffee bandwagon by announcing new coffee beverages

What happened: Tastingtable’s report quotes the press release by Coke as, “Coca Cola is adding a brand new flavour to its coffee line– Coca Cola with Coffee Mocha.” The press release also disclosed that the new flavour would include vanilla, caramel, and zero sugar varieties of the drink. TastingTable quotes the press release as, “Chocolatey Coca-Cla with Coffee […]

February 4, 2022

Another blow to Gladiators as Mohammad Hasnain was barred from international cricket

What happened: The rising star from Pakistan, Mohammad Hasnain, has been suspended from all forms of international cricket after his action was found breaching ICC’s limit of 15-degree in the #BBL. His action was reported by the umpires during a game between Sydney Thunders and Adelaide Strikers and was then deemed illegal on February 4 […]

February 3, 2022

Is it the right decision to charge for a Covid-19 vaccination certificate?

What happened: It is pertinent o mention that the Government of Pakistan announced the citizens to carry their Covid-19 vaccination certificates always with themselves. Subsequently, the government of Pakistan is charging 100 rupees for the digital vaccination certificate, keeping in mind that almost 60 million Pakistanis are deemed “illiterate” as the literacy rate is more than 60% […]

February 3, 2022

Did the Punjab government really announce a ban on co-education and then after backlash called it fake news?

What’s happening now: Akmal Soomro on February 3, shared a screenshot of a notification stating, “The ban on co-education has been lifted and co-education has been allowed in private colleges in Punjab.” The uncertainty still remains, as there have been instances where the government had reverted back on its decisions after backlash. Subsequently, according to […]

February 3, 2022

Woman enter Facebook’s metaverse and alleges “I was verbally and sexually harassed in the virtual reality”

What happened: A woman who has been identified as Nina Jane Patel from London is quoted by Vice News as, “Within 60 seconds of joining Facebook’s Metaverse, I was verbally and sexually harassed.” Subsequently, she alleged that 3-4 male avatars, with male voices, gang-raped her avatar and took its photos. The 43-year-old mother further stated, “As I tried […]

February 3, 2022

Woman approaches consumer court in Lahore after beauty saloon spoiled her hair

What happened: On February 2, ARY News reported that a case was filed at the consumer court against a beaut saloon after a girl alleged that the saloon ruined her hair extension. The girl identified as Madiha has approached the court and demanded a payment of ten million rupees in damages as she had to […]

February 3, 2022

This restaurant in Saudi Arabia offers food with vampires and zombies

What happened: In a bid to provide a unique experience, “Shadows” goes by the theme of horror films as they allow their guests to have food while the staff roams around in zombie and vampire costumes. The restaurant is located in Riyadh at the Boulevard entertainment district, serving food in black skull trays. Details: AFP quotes the […]

February 2, 2022

65% of Pakistanis blame the PTI-led federal government for the country’s poor economic conditions

What happened: The quarterly Performance Evaluation Survey on January 31 disclosed the opinions of Pakistanis about the current government’s performance. A local publication quoted, “Pulse Consultant’s indigenous tracking tool of public perceptions about the current political situation,” disclosing that 99% of Pakistanis believe that inflation increased in the past three months.  Details: Subsequently, the evaluation survey revealed […]

February 2, 2022

Separate classes of boys and girls, as Punjab bans co-education in private colleges

What happened: The Higher Education Commission of Punjab has imposed a ban on co-education and has directed the private colleges to adhere to the new directives by February 28. The latest directive by the Punjab Higher Education Commission came on February 2, as the private colleges all over the province are warned of revoking their […]

February 2, 2022

Zahir’s lawyer files application against IG Islamabad for “creating fake hype”

What happened: On February 2, the counsel for the prime accused in the Noor Mukadam case, Zahir Jaffer, filed an application against the IG Islamabad Ahsan Younas. Zahir Jaffer’s counsel, Sikandar Zulqarnain, the DIG operations, and the chief prosecutors were accused in the application. Express Tribune quoted the application as, “They held a press conference in […]

February 2, 2022

In a bid to reduce pollution, Islamabad to be made Pakistan’s first pedestrian-friendly city

What happened: The Capital Development Authority is now planning to limit the use of private transport in the city as the authority announces to make Islamabad a pedestrian-friendly city. One of the urban policy specialists in Islamabad discussed the need for awareness campaigns regarding pollution in the city with the chairman of CDA, Dr. Naveed […]

February 2, 2022

KMC announces first-ever zipline in Karachi

What happened: On February 2, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation announced to launch a zip line at Karachi’s Bagh Ibne Qasim in a bid to promote sports and recreational facilities to the general public. Barrister Murtaza Wahab, the city administrator, announced the new development and the DG Parks proposed the 3,000 feet long zipline. Details:  ProPakistani […]

February 1, 2022

LUMS students stand in solidarity with janitors, says an anonymous university student

Back-story: In the anonymous student’s interview, he said; “The Thaikadayari or, to put it in better words subcontracting it refers to the practice of assigning or outsourcing part of obligations under a contract to another party. This subcontracting has been going on in LUMS since 2012 that it was the documentations reveal, and it hinders […]

February 1, 2022

Woman impersonating as a naval medical officer arrested in Islamabad

What happened: On February 1, Assistant Sub Inspector Waqas Ahmed was quoted by Dawn as, “The woman had introduced herself as a medical officer stationed at PNS Karzaz Karachi.” However, she was taken into custody after not providing the service card. Dawn further quotes the investigation officer, Waqas Ahmed, “the woman wore the uniform of a naval officer […]

February 1, 2022

Medical report submitted in LHC advises Nawaz Sharif against traveling

What happened: On February 1, a new medical report of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was submitted to the Lahore High Court, advising the former PM against traveling due to his health condition. The medical report authored by Dr Fayaz Shawal disclosed, “If Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan without undergoing a definitive treatment in London, […]

February 1, 2022

Influential Karachi inmates allowed to visit homes during trials, reveals a senior police officer

What happened: The Senior Superintendent Central Prison, Hassan Sahito, disclosed that the influential prisoners were allowed to visit their homes during the trial time period. The News quoted the development as “This comes days after a suspect in Dua Mangi kidnapping case escaped from police custody while several other inmates were found staying at private hospitals.”  […]

February 1, 2022

Saro Imran becomes the 3rd trans in Pakistan to be awarded M.phil degree 

What happened: Saro Imran was awarded the Mphil degree in Business Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship from the Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan. She is also the first in her city to be awarded the degree. Saro Imran’s thesis was titled, “A Transgendered Perspective on Entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Understanding the startup Motives & Challenges.”  Details: […]

February 1, 2022

To raise awareness about forest preservation, Monal will be turned into Wildlife Centre

What happened: On February 1, the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board hinted at turning the Monal Restaurant into a Wildlife Educational Centre. In a bid to raise awareness about the preservation and protection of Margalla Hills National Park, the management board has planned to convert the restaurant into an educational center. It is pertinent to mention […]

February 1, 2022

In a bid to legalize crypto, India proposes 30% tax on crypto and NFT income

What happened: On February 1, India announced plans to launch a digital currency subsequently a taxation policy on cryptocurrencies as the country aims to recognize the incomes generated from NFTs and digital currencies. TechCrunch quotes the development as, “Income from the transfer of any virtual assets will be taxed at 30%.” At the same time, the finance […]

January 26, 2022

AquaFun in Dubai becomes world’s largest inflatable water park

What happened:  AquaFun opened in 2016 has officially received a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world’s largest inflatable water park. The inflatable water park includes physical challenges and has been designed to cater for visitors of all age groups. It is pertinent to mention that the park is three times its first size […]

January 26, 2022

Investigation report blames India for rising air pollution levels in Lahore

What happened: Bahauddin Zakariya and NUST University’s joint investigation report revealed that India is responsible for the rising air pollution levels of the provincial capital. The joint-investigation report suggests that the polluted air is coming from India, resulting in toxic smog in Lahore. It is pertinent to mention that the report claimed, “City’s air was not […]

January 26, 2022

Mahnoor a 4 year old from Gilgit-Baltistan, wins silver medal in skating

What happened: Mahnoor from Nagar district in Gilgit-Baltistan won the silver medal at a winter sports competition held in the region. Mahnoor hails from Hooper Valley in Nagar district, and her father revealed that she is obsessed with ice skating. The winter competition was held from January 17 to January 23, and numerous athletes participated. […]

January 26, 2022

Texas mother arrested for allegedly trying to buy a child at Walmart

What happened: On January 25, a mother in Texas was arrested for allegedly trying to buy a child for $500,000 at a Walmart. The mother, identified as Rebbecca Lanette Taylor, was charged with selling or purchasing the child at a local Walmart. Sky News reported, “The 49-year-old allegedly approached a mother of two in a self-checkout […]

January 26, 2022

Dissecting Quaid’s August 11, 1947 speech and why do some people call him “Kafir-e-Azam”

Back-story: Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s address to the constituent assembly on August 11, 1947, has been narrated with numerous definitions. Some believe it to be “anti-Islam,” while some appreciate the motivating speech of the founder of Pakistan. Let’s get one thing clear before reflecting on the address; despite the world saying anything about the speech, Muhammad […]

January 26, 2022

This 38 year old man earns a living by doing “nothing” for people

What happened: A 38 year old Japanese man named Shoji offers himself on rent and offers his services called “Rent-A-Man” in Tokyo, Japan. Shoji Morimoto offers himself on rent, and people pay him to join them in activities such as having a meal or listening to their chit chats. His company is called the “Do Nothing Rent-A-Man” service and […]

January 26, 2022

“They beat me up every time I ate without permission,” says a 9 year old stepdaughter

What happened: On January 25, the Faisalabad police arrested a couple for beating up their 9-year-old stepdaughter as the girl alleged, “They(parents) beat me up every time I ate or slept without permission.” At the same time, she claimed, “They did the same with my brother.” Subsequently, the accused Faisalabad couple was arrested and an FIR was registered under […]

January 20, 2022

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

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

January 20, 2022

PPP’s Sharmila Faruqi submits application against Nadia Khan to FIA for “ridiculing” mother’s make up

What happened: Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sharmila Faruqi has approached FIA’s Cybercrime Wing against the actor and host Nadia Khan for recording a video with Sharmila’s mother and as Sharmila stated, “She is a shameless woman..” It is pertinent to mention that Nadia Khan had recorded a video with Anisa Faruqi and asked her about the makeup she […]

January 20, 2022

The French government plans to ban female sports players from wearing hijab

What happened: On January 19, the French Senate voted in favor of banning the wearing of headscarves in sports competitions. The French Senators state, “The wearing of conspicuous religious symbols is prohibited from taking part in events and competitions organized by sports federations.” One hundred sixty votes approved the law barring players from wearing the hijab to […]

January 20, 2022

FBR freezes Aima Baig’s bank accounts after non-payment of Rs85 million in taxes

What happened: On January 20, the Federal Board of Revenue froze all the bank accounts of the renowned singer Aima Baig over non-payment of taxes. The News report quotes, “The singer had withdrawn her money from the banks before FBR’s action. The inquiry team was unable to recover any amount from her accounts.” Subsequently, the Federal Board […]

January 20, 2022

Turkey to send 700 tons of food and clothing in a bid to evade humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

What happened: On January 19, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would send a charity train carrying aid for the citizens of Afghanistan. Tayyip Erdogan also shared the details of the humanitarian aid that would be provided to the Afghans as TRT World quotes the president, “The train carrying 700 tons of food, clothing, health and ambulances […]

January 20, 2022

After Lahore, authorities seal a warehouse in Karachi for selling donkey’s meat

What happened:  On January 19, a viral video on social media showed Karachi authorities raiding a slaughterhouse near 4K Chowrangi after an alleged complaint claimed that they were slaughtering donkeys and selling their meat in the city. At the same time, reports revealed that the Karachi police were able to recover 6 to 7 donkeys […]

January 20, 2022

Adiala Jail doctors declare Zahir Jaffer as completely fit in the medical report

What happened: On January 20, Zahir Jaffer was presented in the Islamabad district court on a stretcher handcuffed. Subsequently, senior journalist Saqib Bashir in his tweet, revealed, “Zahir Jaffer the main accused in Noor Mukadam case, has been declared as fully fit by the Adiala Jail Hospital. And the report of Adiala Jail doctors was submitted […]

January 20, 2022

Renowned French university is now offering Masters degree in eating, drinking and living

What happened: A renowned French University named “Science Po Lille” is offering the master course for people who love eating and drinking. The master’s course is called BMV, a short form for “Boire, Manger, and Vivre.”  The BMV master’s course covers a wide range of topics regarding topics about food, drinks, and living. The Telegraph reported that the course includes […]

January 20, 2022

Zahir Jaffer carried to court on a stretcher as lawyer claimed that mental health has “further deteriorated”

What happened:  Senior journalist, Fiaz Mahmood(@fiazzmahmood) on January 20, tweeted the video of Zahir Jaffer being produced by the Islamabad police on a stretcher in the courtroom. In the viral video, Zahir is handcuffed to the stretcher as he is taken to the district court in Islamabad.  Details: It is pertinent to mention that a […]

January 19, 2022

Xulfi denies allegations of copying Tu Jhoom’s melody after presenting proof

What happened: On January 19, two days after the producer, Xulfi was accused of stealing Tu Jhoom’s melody from an upcoming singer from Umerkot, the producer came out with “clean” and presented relevant proof against the allegations. After fellow singers supported Xulfi, Meesha Shafi(@meesha.shafi) also came in the support and tweeted, “This is incorrect. Tu Jhoom was composed […]

January 19, 2022

The world’s largest Holy Quran will go on display at Pakistan pavilion in Expo Dubai

What happened: Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase 78 verses from Surah-e-Rahman that are part of the world’s largest Holy Quran at the Pakistan Pavilion. The world’s largest Holy Quran cast on a canvas with the gold-plated aluminum script was done by the award-winning artist Shahid Rassam. Surah-e-Rahman will be displayed at the Pakistani pavilion on […]

January 19, 2022

Aamir Liaquat criticized for saying that rise in divorce rate is due to “independent and ungrateful women”

What happened: On January 17, the elected MNA from PTI, Aamir Liaquat Husain, termed the rise in Khula rates to the disobedience shown by women. He revealed the stats of rising Khula rates in the country as he said, “In one year, one lakh women approached the courts for khula and more than ten thousand khula […]

January 19, 2022

Babar Azam named the captain for ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year

What happened: On January 19, the International Cricket Council announced the T20 team of the year with Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, among the team led by the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. It is pertinent to mention that no Indian cricketer was included in ht lineup of ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year as Shaheen […]

January 19, 2022

MrBeast creates history by generating $54 million in 2021, most by any YouTube creator

What happened: According to Forbes magazine, the renowned YouTuber MrBeast, aka Jimmy Donaldson, in 2021 gathered $54million in gross revenue, which is the most by any YouTube creator in history. Jimmy Donaldson’s YouTube videos have generated more than ten billion views on the platform as he earned fifty-four million dollars in revenue. Details: It is […]

January 19, 2022

Sarah Gill makes history by becoming the first trans doctor in Pakistan

What happened: After completing her MBBS, Sarah said, “I want to tell the transgender community not to lose hope. If I can become a doctor, then you can work hard and be successful.” The 23-year-old, on January 18, made history by becoming the country’s first transgender doctor as she was able to pass the final examination of […]

January 19, 2022

Victims shall not be exposed to the child p*rn*graphy accused, says the Islamabad High Court

What happened: On January 18, the Islamabad High Court ordered the federal government to ensure the dignity of the victims in the child pornography cases. The IHC has instructed the government to increase the sentence from 7 years to a maximum of 20 years and a fine not less than one million rupees in cases […]

January 18, 2022

Italy’s State TV channel aired a documentary on travel and tourism in Pakistan

What happened: The Italian National TV made a documentary series regarding the renowned tourist destinations in Pakistan. The travel documentary showed the picturesque Northern areas, including Skardu and Gilgit-Baltistan, to highlight the tourism facilities available in Pakistan. In a tweet, Pakistan’s ambassador to Italy, Jauhar Saleem, revealed, “Italian National TV (RAI 1) projected Pakistan as an […]

January 18, 2022

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority hints at blocking 1600 cryptocurrency websites

What happened:  Federal Investigation Authority has written to the PTA in order to block access to more than 1,600 cryptocurrency trading websites operating in Pakistan. Samaa quotes an official from the FIA as, “The cryptocurrency trading websites will likely be blocked in Pakistan.” On the other hand, the Science and Technology minister, Shibli Faraz, stated that Pakistan […]

January 18, 2022

Here’s what you need to know about Jake Paul fighting Mike Tyson for $49 million

What happened: On January 17, the YouTuber-turned boxer and the boxing legend Mike Tyson entered a fight agreement for an exhibition match in Las Vegas, according to reports. The Sun reported that the negotiations are at an advanced stage, and the exhibition fight could generate nearly fifty million dollars. Details: The Sun also quoted a […]

January 18, 2022

“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims in China,” says a co-owner of an NBA team

What happened: The co-owner of NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya, in a viral video, is heard saying, “It is a hard truth, nobody cares about Uyghurs and caring about Uyghurs is below my line.” Adding to his interview, the co-owner said, “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs. You bring it up because you really care, […]

January 18, 2022

“Is it acceptable for a guy and a girl to have such a relation in Pakistan?” Noor’s father cross-examined by Zahir’s lawyer

What happened: On January 17, Shaukat Mukadam recorded his statement before the cross-examination by Zahir Jaffer’s lawyer Sikander Zulqarnain started. Senior journalist, Saqib Bashir in his YouTube video and tweets, explained the questions that Sikander asked in the courtroom. In his YouTube video, Saqib said, “Shaukat Mukadam was asked several irrelevant questions along with asking Noor’s […]

January 18, 2022

Wearing face masks increase attractiveness, claims UK researchers

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

January 18, 2022

“The Enigma” a black diamond from outer space is expected to be auctioned at $7 million

What happened: On January 17, Dubai’s auction house Sotheby unveiled a diamond that is from outer space, as Sotheby calls it 555.55-carat black diamond named “The Enigma.” Dubai’s auction house believes the black diamond will be sold for at least 6.8 million dollars and Sotheby has also hinted at accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method.  Details: One […]

January 18, 2022

Young singer from Sindh alleges that Coke Studio copied her melody for Tu Jhoom

What happened:  On January 14, Coke Studio kicked off their 14th season with a performance by the legendary Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal for the song Tu Jhoom. The song was written by Adnan Dhool, mixed, composed and arranged by Xulfi and produced by Abdullah Siddiqui. However, on January 18, Express Tribune, in an interview with a […]

January 18, 2022

Imran Khan appreciates Sialkot business community for transferring $100,000 to Priyantha Kumara’s family

What happened: On January 18, it was reported that Rajco Industries sent nearly eighteen million rupees in monetary assistance to the deceased Sri Lankan national’s family, Priyantha Kumara. Local media reports suggest that the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry raised 100,000 dollars to support the former general manager of Rajco Industries’s family. Details: Dawn […]

January 18, 2022

Owner reunites with missing cat after recognising his meow over a phone call

What happened: An Essex woman named Rachael Lawrence was checking in with the vet about her other cat when she heard her eight months missing cat in the background. The cat identified as Barnaby was lost nearly eight months ago, and during the phone call with the vet, Rachael heard the distinctive cry of her […]

January 18, 2022

No authentic medical reports of Nawaz Sharif were provided, claims the medical board

What happened: On January 18, a medical board formed by the Punjab Government termed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s medical reports as “incomplete.” The medical board reviewed the submitted medical reports of the PML-N leader before submitting their information to the federal government.  Details: At the same time, the medical board claimed that the medical documents only […]

January 17, 2022

US Judge threatens Muslim cancer sufferer jail time for having a messy yard

What happened: A Michigan Judge named Alexis G Krto’s video from the courtroom has gone viral in which the Judge is heard saying, “You should be ashamed of yourself. If I could give you jail time I would.” Yahoo quotes the 72-year-old Burhan Chowdhury, who has been suffering from cancer, as “I am a cancer patient. Very old, […]

January 17, 2022

Indonesian college student makes $1 million selling his selfies as NFTs

What happened:  Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, a 22-year-old college student from Indonesia studying Computer Science, has become a millionaire after listing his selfies as NFTs on OpenSea, an NFT marketplace. Sultan converted his 1000 selfie images as NFTs as he gathered all the photos that he took between the ages of 18 and 22. Sultan […]

January 17, 2022

“I am not scared of cases and I can reveal more secrets,” says Hareem Shah after FIA’s notice

What happened: The TikTok star Hareem Shah, in her response to FIA’s notice and Shahzad Akbar’s statement, said that “Shahzad Akbar should focus on PML-N Nawaz Sharif’s case instead of wasting time in probing my case.” Subsequently, Hareem Shah added, “The ministers keep making promises to bring back Nawaz Sharif but have failed. They had made cases against […]

January 10, 2022

“Culprits” torture and drag an elderly woman on a land dispute in Sialkot

What happened: On January 9, a viral video on Twitter showed an elderly woman being dragged on the streets as they grabbed her by the hair and kicked her. The video was shot in Sialkot, and the culprits can be seen beating the elderly woman with sticks. At the same time, another woman who is […]

January 8, 2022

As the tragedy hits Murree, the hotel owners announce free accommodations for tourists

What happened: The Nathia Gali Hotels Association announced that the stranded tourists could have free-of-cost accommodations after 21 people died as the vehicles were covered in snow and stuck in a traffic jam. ARY News reported that the hotel association announced accommodation for the tourists and will also provide meals and shelters to the tourists […]

January 8, 2022

Large number of people coming to Murree in short time caused problems, says Fawad Chaudhry

What happened: The Information and Broadcasting minister, Fawad Chaudhry, in a press conference, said that the Murree administration had been issuing various alerts for the past one week and a large number of people came to Murree in a short time. It is pertinent to mention that the official numbers recorded revealed that a total […]

January 8, 2022

To mitigate the effects of climate change, 5 artificial glaciers made in Gilgit-Baltistan

What happened: Three universities in Gilgit-Baltistan and the WAFA foundation collaborated with the local communities to make the five artificial glaciers in the province. The five glaciers project was done under the Climate Change ministry’s Glacier Lake Outburst Flood project to mitigate the effects of climate change. In a bid to ensure the provision of water to […]

January 8, 2022

“Lack of development” and “unsustainable tourism” led to the tragedy in Murree?

What happened: From January 6 to 8, nearly 125,000 vehicles entered Murree as heavy snowfall took over the city. As a result, 21 people died due to their vehicles being covered in snow. Subsequently, the interior minister called the Pakistan Army, Rangers, and FC to conduct rescue operations as he claimed that only 1,000 cars […]

January 8, 2022

Murree snowfall was predicted on January 5: Why the government didn’t take precautions?

What happened: The Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had tweeted about the influx of tourists in Murree, and the National Weather Centre of Pakistan had released a statement that read, “During the week, rainfall with snowfall over the hills is expected.” At the same time, the WCP predicted the possible impacts of the snowfall and stated that it […]

January 8, 2022

“Muree tragedy”: ASI Naveed’s last voice message was “Allah kry yar kuch bhtr hujaiye bht pareyshan hain”

What happened: On January 8, 4 members of ASI Naveed’s family were stranded in Murree’s traffic jam. Naveed and his other family members died, including his three children. ASI Naveed was stationed at the Kohsar Police Station and was visiting Murree with his family. Details: Naveed was stuck in traffic at Guldana Road for more […]

January 8, 2022

Emergency declared in Murree as Pak Army comes to rescue the stuck tourists

What happened: On January 8, over 20 tourists and numerous were injured in Murree. The interior minister Sheikh Rasheed requested the Pak Army to conduct their rescue operation and help the stuck tourists. Rangers and the FC were called as all routes to Murree were blocked as the Punjab government also declared Murree a calamity […]

January 8, 2022

Imran Khan’s tweet was “insensitive” and “shocking” on the Murree tragedy?

What happened: The prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan(@imrankhan.pti), hours after more than 15 deaths were reported in Murree, tweeted about the incident that drew negative attention. In his tweet, Khan wrote, “Shocked & upset at tragic deaths of tourists on the road to Murree. Unprecedented snowfall & rush of ppl proceeding without checking weather conditions […]

January 7, 2022

The crypto exchange app Binance gets FIA notice in multi-million dollar scam

What happened: On January 7, the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing issued a notice to the renowned crypto exchange app as they are investigating a multi-million dollar scam. Sindh’s Cyber Crime Winger issued notice to Binance’s general manager Hamza Khan as they asked the company’s linkage to the fraudulent online investment mobile application. A local publication […]

January 7, 2022

Will Andrew Garfield make his return to the big screen as the Spider-Man?

What happened: After featuring in two Spider-Man movies, the 38-year-old British-American actor Andrew Garfield has hinted at returning to the big screen as the Amazing Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield played the character of Peter Parker back in 2014 and said, “Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many.” At the same time, […]

January 7, 2022

“It helps relieve body pains,” says an Indian man after taking 11 Covid-19 jabs

What happened: A 65 year old man living in India’s Bihar state, in a video, claimed that he had been jabbed with Covid vaccine 11 times. In the viral video, Brahmadeo Mandal says, “I never fell ill since I started taking the vaccine and my health has started to improve.” At the same time, Brahmadeo claimed, “11 doses […]

January 7, 2022

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

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

January 7, 2022

This Brazilian woman married herself and now plans to divorce after meeting someone else

What happened: Earlier in September 2020, an Instagram model Cris Galera married herself in an exquisite wedding. Chris had said that she could not rely on one man, so she opted to marry herself. However, after 90-days of the marriage, she called an end to it. LAD Bible quotes the Instagram model as, “I was happy […]

January 7, 2022

Shop owner faces a lawsuit after dumping 90,000 pennies in an employee’s driveway

What happened: An auto repair shop owner in Georgia was sued after he dumped 90,000 oil-covered pennies at a former employee’s driveway. In 2021, the former employee had alleged that he was not paid and left the auto-repair shop after a dispute. Georgia’s auto repair shop is named OK Walker Autoworks and the owner was identified as Miles […]

January 7, 2022

Saudi-bound passenger arrested at Islamabad airport for carrying 1kg heroin

What happened: On January 7, a passenger identified as Taza Khan was arrested for carrying a kilo of heroin to his Saudi Arabia flight. The Anti-Narcotics Force discovered the heroin hidden in Taza Khan’s luggage. The passenger was to board a Ryadh-bound flight before being taken into custody by ANF.  What else:  Earlier in 2019, the Anti-Narcotics Force seized […]

January 6, 2022

Burglar woken up by house owners while robbing a house in Egypt

What happened: An Egyptian burglar fell asleep inside the victim’s house in Luxor, a city in Egypt and was handed over to the police by the house owners. The homeowner found the thief sleeping in their bed when they returned from a vacation. At the same time, the Egyptian police claim that the thief sneaked […]

January 6, 2022

“The formless Form” NFT collection inspired by Bruce Lee to be dropped by the family

What happened:  On January 8, 200, the Bruce Lee Family Company, in collaboration with NFT marketplace Eternity, will drop the martial artist’s first NFT collection. A publication quotes Bruce Lee’s family as, “We aim to commemorate the life and legacy of the martial arts pioneer, philosopher, and global action film star.” The NFT collection is inspired by […]

January 6, 2022

From reopening of schools in Punjab to Nawaz Sharif’s request for fair elections, here are 5 things that you need to know

1. Nawaz Shareef just wants free and fair elections and no deal, says Rana Sanaullah What happened: PML-N’s Punjab President, Rana Sanaullah, on January 6, said that the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif neither wants to do any deal nor be a part of any such dialogues. Rana Sanaullah talked about the earlier address by […]

January 6, 2022

Justice Ayesha Malik becomes first woman judge at SC after Judicial Commission’s approval

What happened:  Pakistan makes history after the country’s Judicial Commission approves Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation to the Supreme Court as a judge. Justice Ayesha Malik will become the first woman judge at the SC. On January 6, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan approved her name in a five to four vote. Now, the nomination only […]

January 6, 2022

“I saw two eyes looking at me,” says a Spanish man after he chewed a dead rat hidden in food

What happened: After a Spanish man returned home from Christmas celebrations he decided to cook some frozen vegetables and potatoes and that is when he found a dead rat in his food. Juan Jose noticed a dark shape thing after he emptied the bag of frozen food into the pan but ignored it thinking that […]

January 6, 2022

10kg heroin and 100kg hashish among the Rs140 million worth of drugs seized at Torkham border

What happened: Days before New Year Eve, Customs authorities at the Torkham border seized nearly 200 kilograms of drugs worth more than 140 million rupees at the border. Additional Customs Collector of Peshawar along with Torkham Customs Officer Sadiq Akbar, stopped the truck near Kohat and uncovered the drugs. Details: The authorities recovered 4.5kgs of […]

January 6, 2022

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

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

January 6, 2022

Quaid’s statue will be set up in London as a part of 14th August celebrations

What happened: Former member of UK parliament and Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on January 4 announced that Quaid-e-Azam’s statue would be erected in London as a part of 75th Independence Day celebrations. Alongside the British House of Lords member Daniel Hannan, the Governor said that 2022 is significant for Pakistan.  Details: However, Chaudhry Sarwar […]

January 6, 2022

In 2021, Logan Paul spent nearly $3 million to buy 139 NFTs

What happened: The renowned YouTuber and podcast host for Impauslive, Logan Paul(@loganpaul) acquired 139 NFTs from 16 collections for a total of 2.64 million dollars. While the first collection that the Youtuber turned boxer purchased was titled World of Women. At the same time, Logan has not yet revealed the other NFT collection that he bought but […]

January 6, 2022

Karachi man posing as army official arrested for blackmailing women

What happened: On January 5, a report by ARY News revealed that the police arrested a man posing as a Pakistan Army official as he was accused of blackmailing women. Arsalan was arrested from Karachi’s Sohrab Goth area over the allegations of posing as an army official while he looted people and blackmailed the women […]

January 5, 2022

Other than the Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan motorway inauguration, here’s what happened overnight in Pakistan

1. Infant killed in Lahore by uncle for “making noise” at home What happened: On January 5, a two-year-old girl was killed by her grandfather in Lahore’s Bhatti Gate area. Subsequently, the accused, identified as Javed, was arrested by the Bhatti police and Dua’s body was shifted to the mortuary. At the same time, an […]

January 5, 2022

Australian man loses hope in humans and plans to marry a robot

What happened: Geoff Gallagher from Queensland, Australia after reading an article regarding robots, decided to marry one. The report also showed him the price ranges of the humanoid robots ranging from 3000 to 43500 dollars. Odditycentral quotes Geoff’s interview as, “They looked so lifelike.” Subsequently, he decided to purchase a robot by the name of Emma as he said, “After […]

January 5, 2022

Thunderstorm prediction in Karachi to highest Covid-19 cases in Pakistan, here are all the things that you need to know

1. Ten police officers from Islamabad selected for hajj duty in 2022 What happened: On January 3, ten police officers from Islamabad were selected for security duty during hajj. The IG Police, Muhammad Ahsan Younas, announced the names of the ten officials that were selected through a lucky draw. The lucky draw was held at […]

January 5, 2022

47 foreign trips of Imran Khan in 3 years cost more than Rs203 million

What happened:  A report on the details of PM Imran Khan’s foreign trips during three years was tabled in the Senate after the opposition requested it. The details of Imran Khan’s foreign trips from 2018 have been reported by different publications stating that the PM has made 47 trips since taking oath in 2018. The […]

January 5, 2022

“I did not see but felt the incident of harassment,” says Meesha Shafi

What happened: On January 4, during the cross-examination in a defamation suit by Ali Zafar, Dawn quotes Meesha Shafi(@meesha.shafi) as, “She did not see but felt the incident of harassment allegedly occurred in the jamming room.” At the same time, another publication claims that Meesha said she was nervous and scared about the tweet that she posted in 2018 regarding the […]

January 5, 2022

European Union soon to lift ban as ICAO removes PIA from safety concern list

What happened: On January 5, the International Civil Aviation Organization removed CAA from its list of SSC (Safety Significant Concern). Subsequently, the ICAO’s team visited the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority in December, after which the safety audit was cleared and PIA was set to fly in the EU. Reports suggest that Pakistan International Airlines’ direct flights to […]

January 5, 2022

The Ukrainian culture that Emily in Paris portrays is unacceptable and offensive, says Ukrainian minister

What happened: Oleksandr Tkachenko the minister of culture for Ukraine, in an interview with The Mirror, said, “In Emily in Paris we have a caricature of a Ukrainian woman which is unacceptable. It is also offensive. Is this how Ukrainians will be seen abroad?” Tkachenko was mainly talking about the character of Petra during the interview and said that […]

January 5, 2022

German engineers to develop Pakistan’s first state-of-art football stadium in Karachi

What happened: On January 4, the NED University and Global Soccer Ventures signed a 10-year agreement to establish the country’s first soccer city stadium, which will be equipped with FIFA-approved facilities. ARY News quotes NED University’s Vice-Chancellor’s press release as “The university wants to be at the forefront of science and technology as well as football. […]

January 5, 2022

“Lavish wedding”: The guests at a Sialkot wedding were showered with dollars and pounds

What happened: During the wedding of a landlord’s son in Sialkot, the father showered expensive gifts along with foreign currency notes on the guests. The viral video on social media shows a group of men on a roof and throwing money at the people that are standing below the house. At the same time, the […]

January 4, 2022

“Bookblocks” an NFT company, aims to help Afghan women get education

What happened:  An NFT company named Bookclocks.io had collaborated with a New York-based firm to help the women in Afghanistan gain access to education. On October 5, the company launched “Cointelegraph” NFT and the proceeds from the sale were to be donated to the Women for Afghan Women Organization. VOI quotes the head of AWO […]

January 4, 2022

Supreme Court orders the demolition of Madina Mosque in Karachi

What happened:  On January 4, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected the government’s plea for stopping the demolition of the “illegally” constructed Madinah Mosque on Tariq Road in Karachi. Last week, the SC ordered the authorities to demolish the illegally built mosque, shrine, and cemetery on Karachi’s parks’ land. Subsequently, the Chief Justice of Pakistan […]

January 4, 2022

Two men disguised in burqa arrested for harassing women at the Greater Iqbal Park, Lahore

What happened: On January 2, Lahore’s anti-riot force arrested two suspects named Usman and Subhan for allegedly trying to harass the families visiting the Greater Iqbal Park. Usman and Subhan were dressed up in burqas to hide their identities as they allegedly tried to harass the females at the park. Details: Subsequently, the two suspects […]

January 4, 2022

Cannabis and speed possession to be decriminalised in London

What happened:  London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan plans to launch a scheme for people found in possession of cannabis, speed, and ketamine by decriminalizing them and encouraging the youth to opt for counseling instead. In February, Sadiq Khan will launch the scheme that will offer counseling instead of arresting youngsters under-25 caught with the drugs, according […]

January 4, 2022

“BlackBerry legacy ends” as the company announces to discontinue their classic devices

What happened: On December 22, BlackBerry announced that they would discontinue the service of their classic phones. The statement by BlackBerry read, “The legacy services for BlackBerry 7.1 OS and earlier, BlackBerry 10 software, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 and earlier versions, will no longer be available after January 4, 2022.” Details: The discontinuation means that the […]

January 4, 2022

“Bill regarding missing persons went missing,” says Human Rights Minister

What happened: On January 4, the Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, while speaking at a session of the Senate Standing Committee, said, “We had prepared the bill regarding missing persons and the relevant committee and NA passed it. But it went missing after it was sent to the Senate.” In June 2021, the bill was introduced […]

January 4, 2022

“To hurt a woman is to insult God,” says Pope Francis

What happened: In his New Year’s message, Pope Francis in reference to Jesus’s mother Mary, said, “How much violence is directed against women! Enough! To hurt a woman is to insult God, who from a woman took on our humanity.” Pope Francis also urged the world leaders to raise a voice against the violence that women face. […]

January 4, 2022

After Omicron, another “more infectious” Covid variant discovered in France

What happened: France’s IHU Mediterranee Infection institute discovered the new Covid-19 variant, which contains 46 mutations. French media reported that 12 cases of the new variant named “IHU” had been reported in Marseilles. The French scientists claim that IHU’s origin is from Africa, as the 12 positive cases reported had returned from Cameroon.  Details:  However, the French […]

January 4, 2022

Pakistani female skier sets world record as Parveena summited a 6050-meter peak, shared Naveed Spicher

What happened: The Pakistani skier Naveed Spicher shared the details of his expedition on November 22 in an exclusive interview with ProperGaanda. He also shared that Parveena Ismail a female skier from her team broke a world record. While talking about his summit of two 6,000 meter peaks, Naveed said, “We had a team of […]

January 4, 2022

Meet Dr. Mubarak M Ali, the first Pakistani to win “Best Artist” award in an International Leisure art contest

Details:  ProperGaanda had an exclusive interview with Dr Mubarak M Ali(@mubaraksart), a self-taught artist from Karachi who won the best artist award at World Leisure International Art Contest. In his interview, he talked about his artistic journey and said, “I am a self-taught artist and it is an inborn skill which I am extremely passionate about.”  […]

January 4, 2022

World’s oldest woman turns 119 as she celebrates her birthday at Japan’s nursing home

What happened: On January 2, Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person, celebrated her 119 birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka, Japan. Kane Tanaka was born a year before the Russia-Japan war and witnessed both World Wars. She also registered her name in the Guinness World Records in 2019 as the “world’s oldest living person.” Kane Tanaka […]

January 4, 2022

Emma Watson’s “pro-Palestine” post receives backlash from Israeli officials

What happened: The British actress Emma Watson on January 3, shared a picture on her Instagram titled “Solidarity is a verb.” The Instagram post depicted a rally by pro-Palestine activists and the picture was captioned with a quote from a British scholar Sara Ahmed. The quote by Sara read, “Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the […]

January 4, 2022

Reports claim, “Imran Khan directed spokesperson to say that there is no inflation in Pakistan”

What happened: On January 3 PM Imran Khan called a meeting of government spokesperson to discuss the media strategy. The News & Naya Daur’s report disclosed that Imran Khan directed the spokespersons to inform the masses that there is no inflation in the country. At the same time, the premier is quoted saying, “We had inherited […]

January 3, 2022

“Sex crime has risen sharply in our society and only 1% is reported,” says PM Imran Khan

What happened: On January 2, premier Imran Khan in his address to the “Riyast-i-Madina: Islam, Society, and Ethical Revival” dialogue, stated that currently, Pakistan faces two sorts of crime, “One being corruption and the other is sex crime, including rape.” Imran Khan held a discussion with renowned religious scholars organized by NRAA(National Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority). At the same time, the Prime […]

January 3, 2022

In a bid to make the country drug-free, Afghan agents pour 3,000 liters of alcohol in Kabul canal

What happened: On January 2, a team of Afghan intelligence agents arrested three liquor dealers after pouring more than three thousand liters of liquor into a canal in Kabul. The viral video on Twitter shows the Taliban pouring liquor into the canal as they cover the faces of three drug dealers who are hand-cuffed. Afghan […]

January 3, 2022

Ferrari jumps into the NFT hype by announcing a partnership with an NFTs provider network

What happened: The Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari before the year ended on December 29, announced a deal with the NFT marketplace Swiss owned by Velas network. Ferrari announced on their official website and promised “exclusive content.”  Details: Ferrari’s official website read, “We are pleased to start this collaboration with Velas Network AG.” The NFT experts have said, “The […]

January 3, 2022

Imran Khan’s 40 year old record broken by Shaheen Afridi as he took 78 wickets in a calendar year

What happened: The left-arm speedster from Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, broke current Prime Minister Imran Khan’s record for most wickets in a calendar year in all three formats. Afridi took 78 wickets in all three formats, ODIs, Tests, and T20Is in 44 innings of 36 matches with an average of 22. On the other hand, the cricketer […]

January 3, 2022

“I was really shocked,” says a UK mom after discovering crystal meth in kid’s cereal box

What happened: A young mother in Essex, Haisam Nassir, was pouring bowls of cereals for her four children when she discovered white crystals in the box. Haisam Nassir aged 25 is quoted by LADBIBLE saying, “I was left horrified after a massive bag of crystal meth fell out of the cereal box.” At first, she could not […]

January 3, 2022

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

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

January 3, 2022

Social media app targeted at ‘auctioning’ Muslim women in India receives criticism

What happened: A social media app named “Bulli Bai” is under criticism for uploading numerous Muslim women’s pictures pretending to offer online auctions in India. Bulli Bai is the 2nd platform that has uploaded Muslim women’s pictures on the platform within a year. Independent and TRT World’s report suggests that the platform uses a derogatory term for the Muslim women and […]

January 3, 2022

Chinese man reunites with family with the help from a map drawn from memory

What happened: Li Jingwei was four years old when he was sold to a family by the Chinese traffickers and after 33 years, he drew a map from his memory which eventually helped him to reunite with the family. On December 24, Li Jingwei posted the picture of the hand-drawn match and China’s version of […]

January 3, 2022

Lionel Messi to miss initial matches of the French Cup after he tests positive for Covid

What happened: The Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and three other footballers tested positive for the coronavirus. On January 2, the 7-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Mitumazale tested positive before PSG’s game against Vannes. Details: In a press conference, the coach for PSG Mauricio Pochettino said, “He is constantly in contact […]

January 3, 2022

“End of an era”: Professor bids farewell to international cricket

What happened: On January 3, the all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from international cricket as an 18-year old career came to an end. However, he will be available to compete in the cricket leagues around the world. 41 year old took to his Twitter and wrote, “My journey of pride representing Pakistan came to an […]

January 3, 2022

Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali was the first to introduce the concept of “Self-introspection”

Did you know? That Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali in the late 11th century introduced the concepts of self-introspection, self-analysis, cognitive and behavioural inclinations, and negative reinforcements before the renowned psychologists coined them in mid 20th century, as suggested by Stanford Medicine(@stanfordmmhip). The Professor at Nizamiya University in Baghdad, Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, is majorly responsible for introducing […]

January 1, 2022

13 year old makes history by earning $6 million with NFTs

What happened: Nyla Hayes, aged 13, was also included in the 2021 Future 50 Award and was Time Magazine’s 1st artist in residence. Along with this, she is also the first female to lead and create an all-female NFT PFP project. At the same time, she made nearly six million dollars through her “Long Neckies” NFT collection.  […]

January 1, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov became the first in UFC to drop his own NFT collection

What happened: The former UFC lightweight champion from Dagestan launched his own NFT digital card set, dividing it into three categories. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s NFT collection was launched in late March and was sold within a month. Details: The Eagle’s NFT card collection was divided into Gold, Platinum and Diamond categories. Diamond categories were among the […]

January 1, 2022

Indians criticise and stage protests after Cristiano Ronaldo’s statue in Goa was unveiled

What happened: On December 29, the Portuguese football star’s statue was unveiled in Goa’s main city Panaji. The 400kg statue of Cristiano Ronaldo sparked a controversy in the country as Indian media reported that the local footballers should be promoted and their struggles should be highlighted. Details:  Goa’s Minister for Science Michael Lobo tweeted, “For the […]

January 1, 2022

ICC hinted at selling Shaheen Afridi’s stunning dismissal of Rohit Sharma’s video as NFT

What happened: In a bid to enter in the metaverse, on November 8, ICC released the video of the Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hassaranga’s hat-trick in the ICC World Cup and asked the users to vote. The Twitter users unanimously opted for  “Afridi’s wicket of Sharma” as 75% of the social […]

January 1, 2022

“New Year new beginings”: CDA organizes a 10km marathon to celebrate 2022

What happened:  Capital Development Authority, Islamabad Running Club and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad are organizing a 10km run on January 1 to welcome the New Year. The marathon is being held to welcome 2022 with great passion and promote healthy living among the citizens of Islamabad. The marathon was held early morning on Saturday as various […]

January 1, 2022

Cats held responsible for more than 100 house fires in South Korea

What happened: The Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department on December 30 disclosed that cats were responsible for more than 100 house fires in South Korea over the span of three years. Whereas, NY Post’s report claimed that pets are responsible for nearly 1000 house fires in the US every year. However, the SMF reported […]

January 1, 2022

Celebratory firing in Karachi on New Year’s eve leaves 17 injured and 1 dead

What happened: On January 1, as a result of aerial firing in Sindh’s capital, 17 citizens suffered bullet injuries, and one was killed. Fireworks and aerial firing were heard in different Karachi areas as the citizens welcomed the New Year. However, the Karachi police had tightened the security in the provincial capital and had issued […]

January 1, 2022

No Indians included in the ICC Cricketer of Year 2021, as Shaheen Afridi remains among the top-4

What happened: The Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy along with Muhammad Rizwan, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson. The International Cricket Council applauded the Pakistani pacer’s performance and wrote, “Shaheen took 78 wickets in 36 international matches this year at an average of 22.20 runs.”  Details: It is […]

December 31, 2021

113 bottles of whiskey confiscated ahead of new year parties: Karachi

What happened:  Karachi police on December 30 arrested ‘high-end’ bootleggers and recovered 113 bottles of smuggled gin and whiskey from them. SHO of Sahil Police station, Pir Shabbir, stated that the suspects Anwar and Faisal used to deliver the cases of imported liquor to customers via home delivery in luxury sedans. Details: The seized cases […]

December 31, 2021

Aamir Liaquat thanks his well-wishers for showing concern after he was taken to hospital in critical condition

What happened:  On December 30, the PTI MNA and religious scholar Aamir Liaquat was taken to South City Hospital in critical condition. Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s Twitter handle confirmed the news, “Aamir Liaquat’s condition is critical and he is being shifted to South City Hospital.” However, according to his tweet, he was discharged later that night.  Details:  In […]

December 31, 2021

In a bid to promote religious tourism 200-member International Hindu delegation to arrive in Pakistan

What happened: Patron-in-Chief for the Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar, on December 31, revealed that an Indian delegation comprising of 200 Hindu pilgrims would be visiting Pakistan for four days. Dr Ramesh Kumar added, “The primary purpose of Hindu pilgrims, led by Shriman Mahatma Param Nityanand Ji, arriving here is to visit the Samadhi of […]

December 31, 2021

Section 144 imposed and sea view declared as ‘no-go area’ in Karachi for the New Year eve

What happened: The Karachi police have announced that the surroundings of Sea View will be turned into a no-go area for two days in a bid to curb the New Year celebrations. ARY News also quoted the SSP South Zubair Nazir saying, “Anybody trying to take the law into their hand will be dealt strictly.”  Details: […]

December 31, 2021

95,567 complaints of online fraud, sexual harassment and others were received by FIA in 2021

What happened: The FIA had arrested 1160 people in 95,567 complaints they received in regards to sexual harassment, online fraud, blasphemy and hate speech. 95,567 complaints were only received from Punjab as the highest number of complaints were regarding sexual harassment. Details: 32% of the complaints were regarding sexual harassment, 25% were of financial fraud, […]

December 31, 2021

Schoolteacher tests positive for Covid mid-flight and isolates herself for 5 hours in the bathroom

What happened: A Michigan school teacher named Marisa Fotieo was on an Iceland-bound flight from Chicago before she tested positive for Covid-19. Marisa Fotieo is a teacher and on December 19, she tested positive for the virus mid-flight and decided to isolate herself in the aeroplane bathroom as the plane was travelling over the Atlantic […]

December 31, 2021

Human Rights Department launches a mobile app to protect the transgender community against violence

What happened: Punjab’s Human Rights Department has developed a special mobile app through which the trans community can report the violence against them. Through the new mobile application, any citizen will be able to report the violence against transgenders in Punjab. Details: The discrimination, violence and other complaints that the trans community of Punjab faces […]

December 31, 2021

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

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

December 31, 2021

“What’s the problem? Let people have fun,” says IHC while allowing fireworks on New Year

What happened: Islamabad High Court’s Justice Athar Minallah issued the NOC for fireworks outside a shopping mall in Islamabad a day before New Year eve. During a hearing Justice Minallah also remarked that fireworks on New Year’s eve are held across the globe, even in Saudi Arabia and said, “What is the problem? Let people have […]

December 30, 2021

“Balochistan bleeds again”: A blast near Jinnah road Quetta killed 3 and nearly 14 injured

What happened: During the evening on the 30th of December, an explosion was heard near Saleem Complex on Jinnah Road, Quetta and as a result, three people were killed and fourteen injured. The local police reported that the explosion occurred near a vehicle on Jinnah road, while the windows of nearby buildings were shattered. Details: […]

December 30, 2021

American father shot daughter mistaking her for an intruder

What happened:  On the 29th of December, a Columbus father shot his 16 year old mistaking her for an intruder after the security alarm of their house was activated. The 16 year old’s mother called 911 after the shooting and confirmed that the father had shot someone he thought was an intruder as the security […]

December 30, 2021

2 mosques in France vandalised as racist graffiti aimed at Muslims sprayed on walls

What happened: On the 28th of December, the French media reported that two mosques in the southeast of France were vandalised. The Turkish Muslim community’s mosques in La Mure and Domene were damaged, and the Turkish flag was partially burnt. Subsequently, graffiti aimed at Muslims was seen, and according to TRT World, the graffiti read, “Muslims […]

December 30, 2021

This man in Sindh got married without the bride because ‘he was eager to get married’

What happened: A viral video posted on Twitter on the 22nd of December showed a groom getting married without a bride in Tando Fazal. The tweet revealed that the groom was named Faisal and had a strong desire to get married but was unable to find a wife. Details: Reports suggest that Faisal is differently-abled […]

December 30, 2021

Country’s first eco-tourism village to be set in the Kaghan valley

What happened:  Malik Amin Aslam, the SAPM on Climate Change, announced that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will feature Pakistan’s first eco-friendly village. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kaghan valley and a few kilometers off the Monroe Trail is the location of Pakistan’s first eco-tourism village. The eco-tourism village will be implementing a zero-waste road map and will be a two-hour […]

December 30, 2021

Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is among the top-4 most corrupt people in 2021

What happened: The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project revealed the list of the most corrupt person of the year. The former president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, was among the top-4 finalists followed by the Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. At the same time, the Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan was named as the fourth most corrupt […]

December 30, 2021

“Sultana Begum” Bahadur Shah Zafar’s heir claims to be the rightful owner of Red Fort

What happened: A 68 year old Kolkata woman claims she is the successor to the Mughal dynasty and the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. Sultana Begum has now lodged a case in the court demanding the ownership of the 17-century Red Fort in New Delhi. At the same time, she claims to have her […]

December 30, 2021

“Squid Crypto”: A digital token inspired by the Netflix series Squid Game

What happened: Earlier in November, Crypto investors on Binance initiated a token by the name of “Squid,” but it was not long before its value plunged to nearly zero. Squid Crypto was inspired by the renowned Netflix series Squid Game and allegedly the crypto developers vanished with 3.3 million dollars from the investor’s fund.  Details: The Crypto […]

December 30, 2021

This UK barbershop offers free haircuts to people who can’t afford one

Details: VIP Lounge barbershop in Norfolk, east of Norwich, has been offering free haircuts to anyone who can’t afford one without asking any questions. Barbershop’s owner Nado Garcia said that he wants to change the world with one haircut at a time. Talking about his inspiration, Nado said, “My door is always open for people who can’t […]

December 30, 2021

“Baddest man on the planet”: Mike Tyson used to KO 5 partners in an hour to watch Tom and Jerry

Did you know? The boxing sensation Mike Tyson’s former training partner Rudy Gonzalez revealed to The Sun that Tyson used to spar quickly to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons. Rudy Gonzalez stated that Mike would knock out five guys all out within an hour, and nobody was left. At the same time, Rudy was amazed […]

December 30, 2021

Man arrested for stealing money from mosque’s donation box in Lahore

What happened: A suspect named Tehzeeb Riaz was arrested from Lahore’s Shera Kot area for allegedly stealing 24,000 rupees from a mosque’s donation box. In the viral video on social media, a man can be seen opening up the donation box’s lock and surveying the surroundings. Tehzeeb Riaz then proceeds to take the donation box […]

December 29, 2021

Why Pakistan needs to embrace digital assets and cryptocurrency

What happened:  Earlier in 2021, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had hinted at building two hydroelectric-powered mining farms as the hype around digital currency continues worldwide. The hype around cryptocurrency and NFTs has forced Pakistan to choose cryptocurrency. On the other hand, Turkey and China have taken measures to curb cryptos and in India, the central […]

December 29, 2021

“#LetAfghanGirlsLearn”: 100 days of girls education banned in Afghanistan

What happened:  On the 15th of August 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan and a day later, they entered the presidential palace in Kabul. On the 26th of December 2021, 100 days of Taliban rule and 100 days of the ban on girls’ education were completed in Afghanistan as girls were not allowed to attend […]

December 29, 2021

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

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

December 29, 2021

Gujranwala woman shot herself dead as she cleaned husband’s pistol

What happened: Gujranwala police have said that a woman accidentally shot herself dead while cleaning her husband’s pistol on the 28th of December. The police had further added that the wife was cleaning her husband’s gun when it allegedly went off, resulting in her death but they stated, “We are investigating the incident from all angles.” […]

December 29, 2021

“Spy move”: DG ISI asks concerned authorities not to release his pictures or videos to the media

What happened: Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum on the 18th of December, has asked all the authorities not to release his picture or videos made during any official meeting. At the same time, on the 17th of December during a National Security Committee meeting, DG ISI’s picture was not released. Details: Lt Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib, […]

December 29, 2021

France bans a mosque as the French minister claims, “Sermons there incited hatred and violence”

What happened:  France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the mosque located 100 kilometres north of Paris is closed because “The Imam there is targeting Christians, homosexuals and Jews in his sermons.” Two weeks after Gerald Damanin’s statement in the 2nd week of December, the authorities closed the mosque for six months. It is pertinent to mention […]

December 29, 2021

UK man orders iPhone 13 Pro Max instead gets 2 Cadbury chocolate bars

What happened:  Danie Caroll ordered an iPhone 13 Pro Max for 1045 pounds and instead received two Cadbury white Oreo chocolate packed in toilet paper. His iPhone 13 delivery was also delayed but wo weeks. Still, eventually, when he turned up at the DHL warehouse in West Yorkshire to pick up his box, he discovered […]

December 29, 2021

Survey reveals: 41% of Pakistanis believe that 2022 will be worse than 2021

What happened:  Gallup International Survey titled End Of Year Survey 2021 revealed that 41% of the Pakistanis believe that 2022 will be worse than 2021, as 43% thought that they are optimistic about the coming year. Globally, 38% of people believe that 2022 will be better than 2021 and only 28% thought otherwise.  Details: The question asked […]

December 29, 2021

Philip O’Keefe becomes the first paralyzed man to tweet after he received a brain implant

What happened: A 62 year old Australian man made history by becoming the first paralyzed person to tweet on Twitter after a computer chip was implanted in his brain. Philip O’Keefe has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and he composed the tweet using only his thoughts via a brain-computer interface developed by a neurotech startup.  Details: Philip […]

December 28, 2021

Worsening smog forces government to ban concerts and celebratory events on New Year: Lahore

What happened:  Lahore’s district administration on the 28th of December announced a ban on public concerts, aerial firing, firework displays amid the worsening smog situation in the provincial capital. At the same time, the Punjab government has rejected applications seeking permission for the public display of fireworks.  Details: On the other hand, concerts and other […]

December 28, 2021

“Rally Jameel” will be Saudi Arabia’s first rally event for women drivers

What happened: On 27th December, Toyota announced that Rally Jameel will take place from 17th March to 19th March and will be the first-ever navigation rally for women drivers in Saudi Arabia. Rally Jameel is in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision and diversification program relating to women empowerment.  Details:  Munir Khoja, one of the organizers at the launching […]

December 28, 2021

UK-based Funoon is an NFT marketplace that aims to sell Shariah-compliant digital assets

What happened: The UK-based Funoon would be an NFT marketplace for Islamic art, culture and sports digital assets in different formats. Funoon would allow buying, selling, and trading varying NFT artworks using the Binance tokens. Another Dubai-based organization Behnoode Foundation had also hinted at launching an NFT Islamic art agency to promote Islamic art and […]

December 28, 2021

Emirate’s flight crew failed to correct the takeoff climb altitude, as a Washington-bound flight escaped a crash

What happened: On the 20th of December, a Washington-bound flight from Dubai was accelerating for takeoff when the Boeing 777-399 raced off the runway over the ground and stopped 90 meters before the localizer antennas. The Boeing 777’s Emirate staff was allegedly held responsible for not checking the plane’s climb altitude before the takeoff. Details: […]

December 28, 2021

Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi left out as ICC announced their Test player of the year

What happened: The International Cricket Council(@icc) on the 28th of December disclosed the nominees for ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and no Pakistani cricket player was included in the list, leaving the Pakistani Twitterati surprised. It is pertinent to mention that Shaheen Shah Afridi(@ishaheenafridi10) is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in Test cricket during […]

December 28, 2021

As Lahore gets denser, Allama Iqbal International airport forced to reschedule flights causing overcrowding

What happened:  On the 27th of December, Lahore was again ranked as the most polluted city and the Civil Aviation Authority was forced to reschedule flights. On the 27th of December, two flights were cancelled at the Allama Iqbal International airport due to fog and the reconstruction of its main runway.  Details: It is pertinent […]

December 28, 2021

TikTok’s content moderator sues the company, alleging that her mental health was not protected

What happened:  TikTok’s former content moderator sued the company and its parent company ByteDance for allegedly failing to provide her with a safer workspace. The content moderator suing Tiktok is Candie Frazier and has already proposed a class action lawsuit stating that TikTok workers were forced to watch graphic videos that allegedly included beheadings, suicides, […]

December 28, 2021

Every day 11 motorbikes are stolen in Karachi, reveals a report

What happened: According to Sindh’s Citizen-Police Liasion Committee Karachi on average report theft of 11 motorbikes every day during 2021. International Crime Index’s report published in April ranked Karachi at 114th spot as the street crime in Karachi rose during 2021. Details: Over 43,000 motorbikes were stolen from either parking lots or from the residency […]

December 28, 2021

Children evicting parents can face up to one year of jail time: LHC

What happened:  On the 27th of December, the Lahore High Court observed the eviction of parents by a child from a house is an offense and it can attract rigorous imprisonment for a term of up to one year. Under Section 3 of the Protection of Parents Ordinance 2021, children cannot evict their parents from […]

December 28, 2021

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

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

December 28, 2021

Instagram hints at bringing NFTs to its platform

What happened: The head of social media platform Instagram has announced, “Nothing to announce yet, but we are definitely actively exploring NFTs and how we can make them more accessible to a wider audience.” In a bid to unlock the metaverse via NFTs, Adam Mosseri has hinted at bringing them on the platform.  Details: It is pertinent […]

December 27, 2021

6th grader Muslim student humiliated and ‘dehumanized’ by a teacher in Pennsylvania

What happened: Taliyah Holmes, the mother of an 11-year-old claimed that Jahiir’s teacher, instead of giving child the phone back, the teacher made her son get on his knees to beg for it. In the viral video on social media, Taliyah Holmes said, “The teacher said: Oh you want your phone back? I need you to […]

December 27, 2021

Bitcoin scam resulted in thousands of Pakistanis losing 1 billion rupees

What happened: Samaa reported on the 25th of December that an application by the name of HFC Pak Trade Application scammed nearly 40,000 Pakistanis. On the pretext of making easy profits by betting on the price of Bitcoin, the online mobile trading app stole one billion rupees from the Pakistanis.  Details: HFC Pak Trade Application converted the […]

December 27, 2021

“Bully gets his lesson” Dad forces son to stand outside in the rain with the sign saying “I am a bully”

What happened: One of the parents in Florida shared a photo of their son holding a placard, “I am a bully. Honk if you hate bullies.” The viral TikTok video has gained amassed nearly five million views. What happened: The viral video on TikTok’s also shows the parents of the Florida kid who are watching the kid from a […]

December 27, 2021

Over 1000 road accidents in Punjab killed 11 and injured 1016 people during the 24-hours

What happened: Pakistan’s 2nd largest province Punjab reported 1011 road accidents in the last 24 hours on 26th December and above ten people were killed as a result. According to a report, 1016 were injured in all these accidents and out of this, 576 were in critical condition. While 440 citizens sustained minor injuries and […]

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