November 30, 2021

After 11 months, SC grants MNA Ali Wazir bail

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

November 27, 2021

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

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

November 26, 2021

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

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

November 25, 2021

Lahore woman beats up boyfriend after break-up

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

November 25, 2021

Gurdwaras opened for namaz after Hindu extremists attacked worshippers: India

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 23, 2021

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

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

November 22, 2021

Women left out as Taliban announce new TV directives

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

November 20, 2021

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

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

November 19, 2021

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

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

November 19, 2021

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

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

November 18, 2021

Lahore with the worst air quality, needs government’s attention

What happened: The provincial capital has been facing severe air pollution and smog wave, sending hundreds to hospitals because of sore throat, upper respiratory tract infection. Whereas, the citizens of Lahore have complained about severe headaches caused by the worsening air quality and are amazed at the deafening silence by the people at the helm […]

November 18, 2021

Saad Rizvi released from jail after the government had struck a ‘secretive’ deal

What happened: The TLP’s leader, Allama Saad Hussain, on the 18th of November, was released from jail. The Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Pakistan’s chief Saad Rizvi’s release, comes days after the federal government had reached an agreement with the then-banned TLP group.  Previously:  It is pertinent to note that Saad Rizvi was arrested earlier this year after the […]

November 1, 2021

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

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

November 1, 2021

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

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

October 28, 2021

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

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

October 28, 2021

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

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

July 24, 2021

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

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

July 19, 2021

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

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

June 25, 2021

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

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

June 23, 2021

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

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

May 10, 2021

“Wake Up Muslim Ummah” trends as clashes continue in Jerusalem

“Wake Up Muslim Ummah” remained on top trending on Twitter just hours after clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians continued for the third day. According to Palestinian medics, 90 civilians were wounded by rubber bullets and stun grenades used by the Israeli officers. How did it start? Clashes began following an operation initiated by the […]

April 21, 2021

No intention of unbanning TLP, says PM Imran Khan

Statement: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Tuesday morning that the government had no intention of unbanning the TLP. This statement is followed up hours after the banned party called off its nationwide protests after the government agreed to discuss a resolution in parliament on expelling the French Ambassador. The PM said that the only […]

November 27, 2020

Here’s how a small political movement like the Student March became a mainstream player

Pakistan is set to witness its third consecutive student solidarity march today, on the 27th of November. The march is taking place across multiple major cities, and if last year’s turnout is to relied upon for prediction then thousands will be in attendance. The resurgence of student politics in the last three to five years […]

November 19, 2020

Iraq-Saudi Arabia restored border crossing for trades and business after 30 years

What happened: On Wednesday, the Iraqi border ports commission said that Iraq and Saudi Arabia had opened the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time in three decades. Background: Arar had been closed since 1990, when the Kingdom severed ties with Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. Rapprochement began in 2015, when […]

November 11, 2020

US Embassy in Islamabad apologized for sharing wrong information on Twitter

What happened: The fiasco started after PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday posted a screenshot on the Twitter of an article by The Washington Post titled “Trump’s defeat is a blow for the world’s demagogues and dictators” with a caption  “We have one in Pakistan too. He will be shown the way out soon. The […]

October 20, 2020

Zombies, Maryam, Bilawal and Imran – who’ll lead us to the apocalypse?

I recently came across a story about a child in Pakistan who was taught by her mother that a potato is actually a boti because they couldn’t afford chicken and she didn’t want her child to feel that she was deprived of anything. This is a reality for most Pakistanis, not a minority but an […]

October 20, 2020

‘Kashmir Times’ office sealed in Jammu & Kashmir for speaking out against the Government

What Happened: Authorities have sealed the office of Jammu’s oldest English newspaper publisher, Kashmir Times. The paper’s executive editor Anuradha Bhasin took to twitter saying “Estates Deptt locked our office without any due process of cancellation & eviction”. She also said in a statement that no notice of cancellation or eviction was served against the […]

September 24, 2020

Islamabad accountability Court rejects Zardari’s plea for dismissal of corruption references

On Wednesday, an accountability court in Islamabad rejected former President  Zardari’s request to dismiss cases against him. The court instead ruled that the former president be indicted in three corruption cases. The three references included the Park Lane case, the mega-money laundering, and the Harish & Company case. In his verdict, Judge Azam Khan announced […]

April 7, 2020

Politicians, Athletes and Artists are returning to their medical careers to help fight Covid-19

A growing group of politicians, artists and athletes are returning to their medical roots to assist the health care system which is overstrained due to the ever increasing demand brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s taoiseach The prime minister of Ireland has offered to work one day of the week as a […]

February 20, 2020

ASG forced to resign due to comments made on supreme court judges

Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan decided to step down from his office, tendering his resignation to President Arif Alvi. The resignation comes after the Pakistan Bar Council demanded Khan’s resignation following his contemptuous comments regarding a full-court bench hearing the Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case against the presidential reference. In a letter addressed to President […]

February 13, 2020

Alice Wells: Arrest of Hafiz Saeed is a “step forward” for the country in fighting terror financing

US diplomat Alice Wells says that the arrest of Jamatud Dawa leader and FATF blacklisted terrorist Hafiz Saeed and his aide Malak Zafar iqbal is a “step forward” for Pakistan. A day earlier, the anti terrorism court covicted the two JuD leaders for five-and-a-half-years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) in two cases relating to terror financing. […]

February 10, 2020

Shireen Mazari: The epitome of hypocrisy

You can’t go out changing the world when your own house is on fire. In recent events, Shireen Mazari has been called out by the international lobby on her credibility when speaking about human rights issues. Most recently, the foreign office hit back at Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari this past Thursday, after the latter […]

February 4, 2020

Yahya Khan: Curator of the massacre of East Pakistan

It is said, that most of us mistake survival with growth. Pakistan, has survived, but the growth is debatable. Perhaps when they say this soil smells like the blood of our martyrs, they refer to the innocent lives that died hoping to see Pakistan become a place they can call home. Today, we remember that […]

December 12, 2019

Nobel Peace laureate and Myanmar leader defends Muslim genocide in UN court

Aung San Suu Kyi, a nobel peace laureate and the leader of Myanmar rejected allegations of genocide against Myanmar in the United Nations court on Wednesday. The nobel peace prize laureate did admit that the Myanmar army used excessive tactics against the Rohingya Muslims but denied that a genocide took place. Suu Kyi claimed that […]

December 11, 2019

After appointment of youngest PM, Finland will be totally run by women

Following the appointment of the third female leader of Finland, and youngest Prime Minister in the world, Finland will now be completely run by women. This week, Finland’s five party coalition government elected 34 year old Sanaa Marin as Prime Minister, making her Finland’s third female leader and the youngest Prime Minister in the world. […]

November 13, 2019

Timeline: 100 Days of Kashmir Lockdown

Since the abolition of Article 370 on August 5th, effectively ending it’s autonomy, Kashmir has been facing a lockdown with strict curfews, violence against protesters and growing tensions between India and Pakistan. Here’s a timeline on the series of events leading up to the #100DaysOfKashmir. August 2nd: Indian authorities advised tourists to leave the disputed […]

November 13, 2019

Nawaz Sharif refuses to travel abroad for medical treatment under Government conditions

Following meetings between the Federal Cabinet and Sub-Committee, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif refused to travel abroad on Tuesday to seek medical treatment under the conditions proposed by the government. The PML-N leader rejected the government’s offer made on medical grounds of paying Rs7 billion as surety bonds. This amount is equivalent to the fines […]

November 12, 2019

The Truth About Lyari Town

Lyari Town is considered to be one of the most dangerous and impoverished areas in Pakistan. Team ProperGaanda went to the slums of Lyari in Karachi to uncover the truth about Pakistan’s oldest locality. Lyari has historically been known as an area rife with gang violence and crime and in the past decade or so, […]

November 12, 2019

The dark world of video game addiction

In the past few years, the gaming industry has become a booming business with professional tournaments even taking place in Pakistan. However, in the midst of all this there is a deeper and darker side of the industry that isn’t broadcasted. The power of video games Fortnite, PUBG and Minecraft have become household names and […]

November 11, 2019

3 Hilarious Viral Videos From the Week

This week Pakistan saw a lot of ridiculous and hilarious videos go viral. We do a deep dive of the top three ones from the week. During a debate on private news channel, Jamiat-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayatullah claimed that former wife of Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith, has a first cousin called Wiki who […]

November 7, 2019

Pakistani startup ‘Airlift’ plans to revolutionise mass transit in the country

Airlift is a new transport service that allows users to pre-book rides on premium quality, air-conditioned buses and vans that have fixed routes and stops across the city. Airlift was created with benevolent goals; to get closer to a more progressive Pakistan by combating the ever growing air pollution levels in Lahore and to making […]

November 6, 2019

PM Imran Khan provides relief to Azadi March protestors

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed authorities to visit the site of the anti-government Azadi March to see what aid they could provide the activists following a major temperature drop in the capital On Tuesday, unexpected rain in the capital caused a drop in temperature leaving many participants of Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Azadi March cold, sick […]

November 5, 2019

Indian Supreme Court bans stubble burning to tackle rising air pollution

India’s supreme court has banned stubble burning citing it as one of the major contributors to the deteriorating air quality in the metropolis. This week, a public health emergency was declared in India following air pollution levels reaching an all time high. As a result of this, India’s top court has put a restriction on […]

November 4, 2019

Imran Khan to launch the largest ever needs based scholarship in the history of Pakistan

The governments social welfare programme ‘Ehsaas’ has introduced a new project titled ‘Ehsaas for Students’. This project’s aim is to provide scholarships to at least 200,000 students from lower-income, disadvantaged families over the course of the next four years. The PM stated in a tweet that the government would provide 50,000 scholarships per year, reserving […]

November 4, 2019

Indian Sikhs cross the wagha border to celebrate Nagar Kirtan

This Sunday saw the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak Dev. Over 1,100 Indian Sikhs crossed the wagha border and arrived in Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal to partake in the celebration known as Nagar Kirtan. The pilgrimage began on October 31st and concluded yesterday at midnight when they successfully […]

November 2, 2019

Taliban flag spotted at Azadi March

Protesters this week were spotted holding the Taliban flag at Maulana Fazlur Rehmans Azadi March this week. Government officials were quick to criticise this move. The special assistant to the Prime Minister on youth affairs, Usman Dar, made a statement regarding the controversy on twitter. His main concern was over Pakistan being barred from the […]

November 2, 2019

Conflicting Opinions on the cause of the Tezgam tragedy confuses public

An inquiry conducted by the Pakistan Railways’ team concluded that the primary cause of the Tezgam Express tragedy on Thursday was a gas leak and subsequent explosion of two cylinders   The Federal Government Inspector of Railways (FGIR) will submit a preliminary report on Saturday (November 2nd) requesting to take action against those involved in the negligence of the […]

September 19, 2019

Kasur Police Force Sacked As PM Imran Khan Vows “Accountability For All”

Following the discovery of three young boys’ remains in Kasur, PM Imran Khan has issued a statement assuring civilians that the local police force’s inefficiency in preventing the murder and suspected rape of the missing children will not go unnoticed. Protests had stormed the Punjab district on Wednesday, with locals filling the streets to riot […]

September 17, 2019

FIR Issued Against Students Chanting Anti-IK Slogans In Muzaffarabad

The FIR registered on September 13 calls out 11 university students who raised slogans against Imran Khan during his rally in the PoK region. Station House Officer Ansar Shajad Khan revealed one of the students was detained while many others managed to get away after the rally concluded. The PM was reported to have made […]

July 10, 2019

Pakistan’s Political Blunders

Hamza Ghaznavi from ProperGaanda explains Pakistan’s political blunders, and mind you, there have been more than a few! Lets take a trip down memory road and see the mistakes our state has made.

July 10, 2019

All That Has Happened In Pakistani Politics In the Last 24 Hours

10 July 2019 Bol News anchorperson Mureed Abbas was killed in Karachi Police officials said, citing initial details, that he was killed during a fight over a personal dispute in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area. South DIG Sharjeel Kharal said that friends of the deceased informed the police that he had a monetary dispute with someone whose identity […]

June 19, 2019

All That Has Happened In International Politics In the Last 24 Hours

19 June 2019 Iran has announced that it had dismantled a US spy network, after The US deployed 1,000 more troops to the Middle East Tehran’s announcement came a day after it said its uranium stockpile would on June 27 surpass a limit agreed in the 2015 nuclear deal, a multilateral agreement Washington unilaterally abandoned […]

June 19, 2019

All That Has Happened In Pakistani Politics In the Last 24 Hours

19 June 2019 Shahzad Akbar has claimed that the United Kingdom has agreed to extradite former finance minister Ishaq Dar Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Akbar said that an agreement in this regard has been reached, but extradition documents for Dar have yet to be signed. He said that following the ratification of the […]

June 17, 2019

Things You’d Be Surprised Are Allowed In Pakistan’s Assemblies

Today morning, our National Assembly broke out into a fish market. Speaker Asad Qaiser faced a hard time in the National Assembly when he was first attacked by the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for not issuing a production order for former president Asif Zardari and then PTI members kept interrupting Shahbaz Sharif from addressing […]

June 13, 2019

The Joker’s Identity Has Finally Been Revealed And It’s Faisal Vawda

In a surprising turn of events, Faisal Vawda has finally done something of significance. On a talk show today, Faisal Vawda decided to stop hiding behind his plastered mask and revealed his turn identity-THE JOKER. While talking about crime in his home town in Karachi, Faisal decided he had enough of it and said that […]

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May 19, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know

According to Shah Mehmood, Imran Khan and Donald Trump may have a meeting A meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and United States President Donald Trump might take place after some progress in the ongoing US-Taliban peace talks, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the news. Qureshi said that “progress in the ongoing talks in […]

May 17, 2019

9 Things You Need To Know About The Ambitious Youth Support Programme

Currently having the highest population of youth, Pakistan is termed as one of the youngest countries in the world and second youngest in South Asia. Coupled that with the high poverty level in Pakistan, and you’re going to get a large part of your population that is not taken care of. As a result, the […]

May 17, 2019

10 Of Reham Khan’s Most Insightful Yet Useless Tweets

Reham Khan is known for many things. She’s known as a journalist, an author and Imran Khan’s ex-wife. However, what many people do not know is that she is an incredible Twitter profile. Her tweets, some of which have gone viral, shows the side of Reham Khan we all love; a little smart and completely […]

May 16, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know

Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N President, states Prime Minister Imran Khan “lies day and night” and is “wasting the nation’s time by spreading disinformation” PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif says he is not seeking asylum in the UK. “The selected prime minister lies day and night. He is wasting the nation’s time by spreading disinformation. If I had […]

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May 15, 2019

Everything That Has Happened In Sri Lanka Since The Easter Bombings

On Sunday 21 April a series of coordinated bombings took place in Sri Lanka. The explosions targeted Christians at Easter Sunday church services in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, and tourists staying in luxury hotels in the capital. With the death toll at 290 and more than 500 injured, it is one of the deadliest terrorist […]

May 12, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know

3 gunmen attacked Pearl Continental Gwadar on Saturday Just a few days after the Data Darbar terrorist attack, Pakistan witnessed another attack on its soil. Gunmen stormed the hotel in Gwadar, killing one security guard, according to the ISPR. In a statement, Pakistan’s military said three armed men killed a security guard as they attempted […]

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May 10, 2019

8 Things Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhary has revealed in the past week.

Fawad Chaudhary has been in the news for the past week, after going on a press tour as the new Minster of Science and Technology. However, most of the news coverage has been about his mistake of claiming The Hubble, an American Telescope, was sent by SUPARCO, Pakistan’s space program. Many news agencies, including us, […]

May 10, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know About

The Supreme Court berates DHA for allocating state land to private entities The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday took issue with the Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) handing over of state land in Karachi to private entities. Furthermore, the court ordered the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to ensure implementation of its January directive ordering the city-wide […]

May 9, 2019

Fawad Chaudhary Wants To Be The Second Muslim Man To Land On The Moon

After reminding everyone that it was SUPARCO that sent the Hubble to the moon, Fawad Chaudhry cannot wait to be the second Muslim to go to the moon, after Neil Armstrong. Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology, is looking forward to hearing the Azaan on the Moon. After announcing his recent travel […]

May 9, 2019

11 Things You Need To Know About The Chinese Sex Trafficking Ring Bust

You may have missed it, but the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been in the middle of a nationwide crackdown on a Chinese sex trafficking ring. With everything else that’s going on in the news, we’d thought we would make this easier for you but listing everything you need to know about what is going […]

May 8, 2019

7 Things The Government Needs To Worry About Instead Of Me Eating In Ramzan?

Ramzan is here, and so is the moral imperative to make sure everyone is fasting, or at least looks like they are. In Pakistan, it is illegal to eat, smoke or drink in public during the month of Ramzan. And carries a sentence of up to three months in jail and a fine for people […]

May 8, 2019

13 Things You Need To Know About Data Darbar And What Happened Today

A suicide blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least 10 people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore today morning. Here are 15 things you need to know: 1. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. 2. The blast – which a faction of […]

May 8, 2019

10 Terrorist Attacks That Shook Lahore

At least eight people — five policemen and three civilians — were killed and 25 others injured in what officials described as a suicide bombing targeting an Elite Force van parked near the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore this morning. Terrorist attacks are not a new thing for Lahori’s, but it has been sometime since […]

May 8, 2019

Asia Bibi Released And Sent To Canada

Asia Bibi – who was let out of prison seven months ago – was last night on her way to be reunited with her daughters in Canada-her lawyers confirm. Mrs Bibi, 53, had been languishing in custody enduring an agonizing wait while her freedom was blocked by the Pakistan army. She had been in failing […]

May 7, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know Right Now

Nawaz Sharif and Entourage leaves for Kot Lakhpat prison Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif left for Kot Lakhpat prison with his entourage, following the expiry of his six-week bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference. Nawaz’s daughter Maryam and nephew Hamza Shehbaz, along with Mohammad Zubair, Talal Chaudhry and […]

May 6, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know Right Now

Gaza is under attack! Death toll rises as more than 600 rockets were fired during the weekend escalation between Israel-Palestine The death toll rise Sunday as civilian casualties increased on both sides of the border after more than 600 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza in less than 24 hours. The conflict started during […]

May 5, 2019

Trump Thinks Kim Won’t Break Promise, But Do You Believe Him?

US President Donald is confident in the Hermit Kingdom’s ability to keep a promise. On Saturday, he said that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would not “break his promise,” after South Korea said Pyongyang had launched several unidentified projectiles into the sea. What promise he is talking about is yet to be seen, as the […]

May 5, 2019

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Imran Khan lays foundations for his Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme plan; says everyone deserves a roof over their head Imran Khan has finally revealed the foundational structure of his new housing scheme, Naya Pakisran Housing Scheme. This new project is aimed at providing affordable living for the poor. The premier, who was speaking at the […]

May 4, 2019

8 tweets to show you the right side of the #endchildmarriage debate

If you hadn’t noticed, Child marriages has come back into the limelight recently. For the past few days, pictures have been circulating on Social media of a young girl no older than 10 getting married to a much older man. This started a whirlwind of arguments, with Islamic figures stating it is allowed in Islam. […]

May 4, 2019

This Old Tweet By Imran Khan Has Come Back To Haunt Him

If you weren’t already aware, The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved a RS 9 increase in the price of petrol per litre on Friday. It will be sold at Rs108 per litre after approval of the federal government on Tuesday. The prices for petrol have gone up once again. But what many people are noticing […]

May 4, 2019

Top 5 news stories you need to know about today

Major changes to PML-N; Maryam Nawaz among 16 vice presidents, Abbasi named senior VP It looks like major changes are happening in all political parties. A day after Shahbaz Sharif steps down as the Public Accounts Committee chairman and only hours after the Supreme Court turned down Nawaz’s appeal to extend his bail, the PML-N […]

May 3, 2019

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Shahid Afridi reveals his real age in autobiography! Shahid Afridi reveals his real age in his new autobiography, Game Changer, released this week in India and Pakistan. In a chapter in which he describes his call-up to the senior Pakistan team in October 1996, Afridi writes that he was born in 1975. Though he doesn’t […]

May 3, 2019

Shocking Facts About Education You Need To Know!

Over 21 million children aren’t enrolled in schools in #Pakistan. If we don’t act now, it might be too late to change the future of our nation. Click here to learn about the woman who is giving there children hope: http://tiny.cc/qi025y

Bilawal Bhutto
April 25, 2019

Bilawal Uses Edhi to Fire Back at Imran Khan

Bilawal tweets old video of Edhi ‘exposing Imran Khan’ after the Premier calls him “Sahiba”

Rohingya
April 17, 2019

Myanmar security sets Rohingya Muslim homes on Fire!

More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighboring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope.

Nestle Under Fire
April 15, 2019

Did Nestle Just Poison a Baby?

The Food giant Nestle Pakistan has been booked under the Code of Criminal Procedure in Section 154 due to its ‘poisonous’ products that took the life of a one-month old baby. Here’s what happened One-month-old Wajeeha died due to the consumption of Nestle’s formula milk, Lactogen An FIR has been lodged Shehbaz Elahi, the superintendent […]

Dalai Lama Spiritual leader
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 […]

Sikh Community
April 10, 2019

2,200 Indian Sikh Pilgrims Granted Visas For Baisakhi Celebrations in Pakistan

2,200 visas have been granted to Sikh Pilgrims by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi so they may participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations to be held in Pakistan from April 12 to 21.  A press release from the high commission released on Tuesday confirmed a large number of Sikh pilgrims from India visit […]

Aircraft
April 6, 2019

Anti-Aircraft Shells Have Been Discovered Near Banigala

More than a dozen live shells of an anti-aircraft gun have been found from a plot located about half a kilometre from the Banigala residence of Prime Minister Imran Khan. A senior officer of the foreign mission spotted the ammunition lying in the plot adjacent to the prime minister’s house, stated the police.  Following which […]

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
April 6, 2019

Bhutto’s Historic Speech At The UN Security Council

In 1971, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, tore up his papers and walked out of the UN Security Council after delivering a historic speech.

Abuse
April 4, 2019

Report: ‘Cruel Numbers 2018’ Is Highlighting Pakistan’s Child Abuse Problem

The report by the NGO Sahil, titled ‘Cruel Numbers 2018’, has been compiled by monitoring 85 regional and national newspapers, and from the cases that have been reported. Here are the major findings: 3,832 cases of child abuse were reported in 2018. Of the total reported 3,832 cases, 55 per cent of the victims were […]

Bureni
April 4, 2019

New Amendments in Brunei’s New law which will allow punishments if the law will not be implemented

Brunei will be imposing harsh punishments starting next week under its anti-LGBT Law and is facing much backlash from Human rights organisations including amnesty

UN-Assembly
April 4, 2019

UN Passes a resolution which strongly condemns violence against religious minorities

The United Nations has unanimously adopted a resolution put forth by Turkey which condemns violence and terrorism targeting individuals belonging to religious minorities

US Nation
April 3, 2019

Will United Nation’s New Resolution Help Fight Islamophobia?

On Tuesday, the United Nations unanimously passed a resolution put forth by Turkey and co-sponsored by Pakistan which strongly condemns violence and terrorism targeting individuals belonging to religious minorities. Swipe to read the highlights

Modi
April 2, 2019

India just jeopardized the International Space Station but Modi thinks it’s a big win!

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Asam Aziz
March 29, 2019

He threatened to hang me naked from the fan

“He usually hits me a lot but this time he even shaved my head aswell and then beat me with pipes” – Asma

Imran Khan
March 29, 2019

When will people stop asking Jemima about Imran Khan?

When will people stop asking Jemima about Imran Khan?

Nawaz Sharif
March 29, 2019

Nawaz Sharif Has Been Granted Bail For 6 Weeks

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif received a warm welcome from family and supporters on returning home on bail

Mehwish Hayat
March 29, 2019

Mehwish Hayat awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

Mehwish Hayat received a lot of hate after being awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on 23rd March by President Dr Arif Alvi. Today, the actress took to social media to reply to her haters.

Bureucrat of Karachi
March 29, 2019

This Bureaucrat From Karachi Abused the Police

In an unsurprising turn of event, a bureaucrat from karachi abused the police for asking to show his ID card

Former general Mosharaf
March 29, 2019

Former General Mosharraf lashes out Amjad Shoaib on calling his politicians traitor

Mosharraf Zaidi criticises America and India for damaging Pakistan’s Sovereignty.

Bilawal Bhutto
March 22, 2019

Bilawal Bhutto Just Trolled Imran Khan | ProperGaanda

Bilawal Bhutto trolled ImranKhan and the Insaafians were prepared with the most savage comebacks!

Justice
March 22, 2019

Another Case of Minority Injustice Goes Unnoticed | ProperGaanda

This Christian woman was forced to convert, raped and paraded naked through the streets. Where is the accountability?

Politics
March 18, 2019

The Great Mughals | Babur | InfoTonic

The first episode of the #InfoTonic series on #TheGreatMughals features #Babur, the founder of the Mughal empire. But did you know that this king lost all his kingdoms before establishing one of the greatest empires known to man?

American Women Stuck in Saudi Arabia
March 11, 2019

American Woman Stuck Illegally in Saudi Arabia Granted Residency

An American woman has been granted legal residency in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after The New York Times wrote about her ordeal a week ago. Bethany Vierra was stuck illegally in Saudi Arabia with her young daughter after her Saudi husband divorced her. Bethany moved the the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2011, starting […]

Kashmir Newspaper
March 10, 2019

Kashmir Newspapers Publish Blank Front Pages to Protest Government’s Ban on Ads

Major English and Urdu newspapers in occupied Kashmir on Sunday published blank front pages in protest against the Indian State government’s suspension of advertising to two local English dailies – Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader.

Kohistan Video Scandal
March 7, 2019

Kohistan Video Scandal Whistleblower Killed Days After Seeking Protection From Government

Afzal Kohistani, the whistleblower who brought the gnarly truth of the Kohistan video scandal forward, was shot dead in Abbottabad on Wednesday by unidentified men. Kohistani has repeatedly asked form security. According to Express Tribune, just a few days before his murder Kohistani had written to the Hazara deputy inspector general and Mansehra district police officer […]

Kashmir Beaten up
March 7, 2019

Video: Two Kashmiri Vendors Beaten Up In Lucknow

A group of men reportedly belonging to a Hindutva outfit attacked two Kashmiri roadside vendors in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow on Wednesday.  The police registered a case of rioting and breach of peace and arrested one person in connection with the assault. “A case has been filed at Hazratganj police station. A search is on […]

Mahatama Gandhi
March 6, 2019

Don’t Need Lessons on Nationalism From Those Who Killed Mahatama Gandhi: Indian CM to PM Modi

The Indian CM Mamata Banerjee made some hard hitting remarks against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘doing opportunistic politics over the dead bodies’ of Indian Armed forces. The popular CM vowed to remove the ‘blacklisted’ BJP government from power at the centre during the upcoming polls, and ensured that even signboards of Modi […]

Free Nawaz Sharif
March 6, 2019

Nawaz Sharif Refuses To Beg PTI For Medical Help, States He Would Rather “Die With Dignity”

Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (MNS) stated that he would rather die with dignity that beg the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government to provide him with medical facilities. During a family meeting at Kot Kakhpat Jail in Lahore on Wednesday, MNS complained that his health was being used as a political tool. He shared that 5 […]

CM-Punjab
March 5, 2019

CM Punjab asks Fayyaz-ul-Chohan to hand in resignation over Racist remarks against the Hindu Community

Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Buzdar, has asked Fayazul Hassan Chohan to hand in his resignation from his post as Provincial Information and Culture Minister over his anti-Hindu remarks, sources have confirmed. “The Punjab CM sought an explanation from Chohan regarding his anti-Hindu remarks.” Chohan was asked to visit the CM House following his speech which […]

Indian Submarines
March 5, 2019

Video: Indian Submarine’s Attempt to Enter Pakistani Waters Foiled by Pak Navy

Early on Tuesday, Pakistan’s Navy foiled an intrusion attempt into Pakistani waters by an Indian Submarine. This is the second time the Indian Navy has tried to intrude Pakistani waters since November 2016. A Navy spokesperson assured that the Pakistani Navy is always ready to defend Pakistan and ward off attacks, but the Indian Submarine […]

PTI Tweet
March 4, 2019

PTI Tweets in Hindi and Twitter goes GAGA!

On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s official account tweeted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s message in Hindi and Twitterati on both sides of the border went crazy. Sharing Imran’s earlier tweet on Nobel Prize, PTI tweeted: “मैं नोबेल शांति पुरस्कार के योग्य नहीं हूं। इस योग्य व्यक्ति वह होगा जो कश्मीरी लोगों की इच्छा के अनुसार कश्मीर विवाद […]

Pakistani imate
March 4, 2019

Pakistani Inmate Killed in Indian Jail was Badly Tortured

Thousands attended the funeral of Shakirullah alias Mohammad Ilyas, the Pakistani prisoner who was lynched in an Indian jail. Shakirullah’s body arrived via the Wagah border and people threw rose petals on the ambulance carrying the coffin as it arrived for burial.  Shakirullah’s family members demanded that Prime Minister Imran Khan raise the case to […]

DR Fariha Bugti
March 2, 2019

Who was the Woman Accompanying The Captured Indian Pilot Abhinandan Vartman?

Did you know who was the woman accompanying the captured Indian Pilot Abhinandan? Well, get ready to be blown away. (For the dramatic effects) Who is she? She is Dr Fariha Bugti, one of Pakistan’s most distinguished officers in Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is the Director of India Division in the Foreign Office where […]

hamza Ali Abbasi
March 1, 2019

Hamza Ali Abassi somehow manages to sound Cringy in a heartfelt Tweet addressed to the Indian Pilot’s Son

Hamza Ali Abassi, popular actor and well known supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf on Thursday night tweeted what we think was supposed to be a heartfelt message. The tweet was directed at the son of the soon to be released Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, but it came off as quite cringe worthy in the face of […]

Narendra modi
February 28, 2019

IAF Strike will help BJP win 22 seats in Karnataka

In response to the deadly Pulwama attack, India launched pre-emptive air strikes across the LoC, against the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. While Indian media claims that 350 JeM militants have been targeted and killed, Pakistani journalists visiting the site found not a single casualty. Following the LoC breach, tension and skirmishes across the India-Pakistan border have increased. […]

Solider widow
February 28, 2019

Widow Of Soldier Killed in Pulwama Attack Is Being Trolled For Not Wanting War

Less than a fortnight ago, the Pulwama attack claimed the lives of over 40 Indian Soldiers. Among the soldiers who passed away in the attack was Babloo Santra who hailed from Howrah, West Bengal. As tension between India and Pakistan escalated recently, his grieving widow, Mita Santra, took a ‘war cannot solve every problem’ stance. Explaining the […]

malala Yousafzai
February 28, 2019

Malala Yousafzai urges Imran Khan and Modi to ‘Shake Hands’

As tensions escalate between the two nuclear nations, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai took to twitter to share a message of peace. Malala tweeted with the hashtag #SayNoToWar which has been trending on twitter for the past 36 hours. Malala writes, “As a Nobel Laureate, UN Messenger of Peace, a citizen of Pakistan and a student, […]

Pak India Flag
February 27, 2019

15 Major Headlines after India Violated Pakistan’s airspace 

Lot has happened since India violated Pakistan’s airspace and dropped the payload. For one, they violated the Air Space again. Here are all the major headlines that took over after. Pakistan will respond to uncalled-for Indian aggression at time, place of its choosing: National Security Council ‘Time for India to wait for our response’: DG […]

Wing Commander Abhinandam
February 27, 2019

Pakistani Citizens Call for Captured Indian Pilot to be Treated with Dignity

Following in the footsteps of the Pakistani leadership, the citizens seem more inclined to taking a measured and mature position on the hostile responses from it’s neighbour. Soon after Pakistan announced successful airstrikes across the Line of Control and the subsequent capture of two Indian pilots, prominent Pakistanis took to Twitter to call for the […]

Wagha Border
February 27, 2019

Twitter claims Cross Firing at the Sialkot Border

Throughout Tuesday, the news was rife with reports of Line of Control violation by Indian Air Forces and the subsequent payload drop at Balakot. While India claims 350 militants of JeM, a militant group that took responsibility for the Pulwama attack, have been targeted and killed, Pakistan has assured that there were no casualties. Foreign […]

olympics
February 22, 2019

The International Olympic Committee urges India’s isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

The International Olympic Committee has suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi. The Attack The denial of entry visas for two Pakistani shooters due to take part in a World Cup […]

February 22, 2019

Bilawal Bhutto Delivers a Moving Speech at the Oxford Union

On 21st February, the young Pakistan People’s Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke at the Oxford Union His talk came at a time when Pakistan is much backlash from India, due to the recent events in Kashmir. Two days ago, Iran claimed that it holds Pakistan responsible for terrorist groups on its soil. And while Pakistan […]

Pulwana Attack
February 19, 2019

14 Ways India has Lashed Out at Pakistan after the Pulwama Attack

On 14th February 2019, an attack in Indian occupied Kashmir led to the death of more than 40 Indian soldiers. Jaish-E-Mohammad, a militant group, based in Pakistan has been blamed for the attack. Whats more, India has accused Pakistan for actively supporting terrorist elements in Indian occupied Kashmir. This is how India has reacted following […]

Imran Khan and Crown Prince Muhammad Salman
February 18, 2019

12 Highlights from Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s Visit in Pictures

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, visited Pakistan for two days starting Sunday. The visit comes at a time when Pakistan’s ties with its neighbour India are under duress due to the recent Kashmir attack. While many were concerned about security, the Pakistani government outdid itself during the royal visit. The heir […]

asma-jehangir
February 11, 2019

Remembering Asma Jehangir’s Legacy in 11 Pictures

Pakistani lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir passed away at 66 in Lahore, on 11 February 2018. A fierce human rights champion, Asma was a beacon of hope for many. She fought valiantly for implementation of much-needed civil rights in the country. Women, minorities, missing persons; all came within her sphere of empathetic efforts. Furthermore, as a […]

February 10, 2019

The trials and tragedies of the Uighur community in China

Who are the Uighurs? Uighurs are the oldest Turkic speaking people of Central Asia; they have been mentioned in Chinese records dating back to the 3rd century CE. In the 8th century, the Uighurs established a kingdom and were overthrown, in what is now known as central Mongolia. The Uighurs settled in an area known […]

Aleem khan
February 8, 2019

Don’t Know Why PTI’s Aleem Khan Was Arrested? Read This

Aleem Khan is known to be one of the biggest financiers of current ruling party, the Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. His arrest and physical remand by the National Accountability Bureau has shocked more than a few supporters. Prior to the hearing, strict security measures were taken. A three kilometre area radius around the accountability […]

faizabad-protests-black
February 7, 2019

10 Major Points from SC’s Ruling on the Faizabad Protest

The Faizabad protest of 2017, orchestrated by the right-wing Islamist party, Tehreek-e-Labaik held the city of Islamabad hostage for 21 days. The leaders of the TLP, including Khadim Hussain Rizvi, openly threatened, abused and promoted hatred. Rs. 163 million worth of property was destroyed during the protests. On Wednesday, Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, issued […]

Indian Army in Kashmir
February 5, 2019

A Timeline of the Kashmir Dispute

1947 The year marked the end of British rule and partition of sub-continent into mainly Hindu majority India and the Muslim majority state of Pakistan. Late 1947 The Maharaja of Kashmir signs a treaty of accession with India after a Pakistani tribal army attacks. War breaks out between India and Pakistan over the disputed region.  […]

Arman Luni Death
February 5, 2019

You Don’t Have to Support PTM to Stand Against Arman Luni’s Death

On the 2nd of February, Arman Luni was killed in an alleged police encounter in the Loralai district of Balochistan. Luni, was a senior member of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a nationalist movement launched in 2017 in response to the extra-judicial killing of Naqeebullah Meshsud. For many, the PTM is a movement shrouded in […]

Transgender
Sabir
by Sabir
February 1, 2019

Will Tabo Ever Receive Justice

Child Marriage
January 31, 2019

Pakistan Will Not Stand for Child Brides Anymore

Sherry Rehman has presented an amendment to the Child Marriage Restriction Act of 1929 that sets the marriageable age of girls at 16 and of boys at 18. Rehman argued that the marriageable age of girls be raised to 18 years.  Child marriages have been occurring since the inception of Pakistan and in the past, the matter has […]

Car Blast
January 30, 2019

Man Behind Chinese Consulate Attack Apprehended in UAE

Read more from ProperGaanda: The Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Against Aasia Bibi

Asia Bibi
January 29, 2019

Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Agaisnt Aasia Bibi

After eight years of being on death row, Aasia Bibi was acquitted by the Supreme Court in October 2017. But even after being declared innocent, Aasia remained a hostage in Pakistan as the Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labaik declared nationwide protests and issued death threats to not only Aasia’s lawyer but also the judges who made the […]

Army Media Wing
January 26, 2019

State says it is committed to protecting the PTM

January 24, 2019

PTI Rolls Out the Mini-budget to Stabilise the Plummeting Economy

On Wednesday, 23rd January, Finance Minister Asad Umar rolled over government’s third finance bill in their efforts to stabalise the plummeting economy. Government believes that the new mini-budget plan will help to generate more revenue for the existing government and will also encourage business activity by low income investors especially youth. He believes that the […]

Usman Buzdar
January 22, 2019

This is What You Need to Know About the Political Journey of Usman Buzdar

Arif Alwi
January 22, 2019

Dr. Arif Alvi Becomes the First President to Write an OP-ED

polio officer
January 21, 2019

Pakistan Starts its First Polio Drive of 2019!

Imran Khan
January 18, 2019

Pakistan Gets its 26th Chief Justice

Benazir Bhutto
December 28, 2018

10 Iconic Pictures of Benazir Bhutto

The 27th of December marks the 11th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, who is popularly referred to as the Iron Lady of Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto served as the 11th and 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996 respectively. Benazir was the first woman to head a democratic […]

Beautiful view
December 21, 2018

China Provides Motorcycles For CPEC Security

The Chinese government has provided 50 motorcycles and 200 bulletproof jackets to Gilgit-Baltistan government to ensure the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor route in the region. The provision of motorcycles and jackets is part of an agreement signed between Xinjiang province of China and GB government.GB inspector general of police Sanaullah Abbasi handed over the […]

Judges Appointment
December 20, 2018

GB opposition leader calls for judges’ appointment on merit

The opposition leader in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly on Wednesday alleged that two judges’ posts, including that of chief judge of GB Supreme Appellate Court, had been kept vacant deliberately. Captain retired Mohammad Shafi Khan said some leaders from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in Islamabad and Pakistan Muslim League-N in GB were trying to induct […]

Kashmir People
December 19, 2018

President’s Rule to be imposed in occupied Kashmir

President’s rule is set to be imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir from Thursday, December 20 as the governor’s rule expires after six months today. The Union home ministry conveyed this to Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik after approval from the Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, the Economic […]

Pakistan with China
December 17, 2018

China may park $2b in Pakistan reserves this month

In a positive development, China is most likely to park $2 billion in Pakistan reserves sometime in the ongoing month of December, and, more importantly, the economic diplomacy with the UAE is also going to fetch the dividends. A private news agency interviewed a high ranking official, privy to the developments on Pakistan’s economic crisis. […]

Shah Mehmood Qureshi
December 15, 2018

FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi In Kabul as Pakistan, Afghanistan, China Hold Peace Talks

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reached Kabul to attend the 2nd meeting of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Trilateral Mechanism, starting today (Dec 15). 1. Afghanistan is hosting a three-way meeting with neighbours China and Pakistan to discuss peace as well as economic and counterterrorism cooperation. 2. Foreign ministers of the three countries will lead their respective […]

Social media
December 14, 2018

Social media tops print as news source for Americans: study

Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said on Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news organizations. 1. The Pew Research Centre report found 20 per cent of US adults say they often get news […]

Plastic Eating Fungus
December 14, 2018

Plastic Eating fungus Found In Pakistan

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean weighing up to 269,000 tonnes. Plastic waste is one of the biggest challenges to the environment. It takes anywhere from a decade to 1000 years […]

Budha
December 13, 2018

Australian Citizen Returns Ancient Gandhara Statue to Pakistan

An Australian citizen returned the statue of Buddha belonging to the Gandhara civilization of Pakistan as a goodwill gesture. 1. The statue was in the possession of Ms Romy Dingle, an Australian citizen whose mother was a collector of artifacts and had brought it to Australia from Pakistan in the early 1970s. 2. The family […]

Pakistani tweet
December 13, 2018

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Won Everyone’s Heart On Twitter

Recently famous journalist and anchor Nusrat Javed came at the center of Pakistani Twitter after claiming that he survived an assumption attempt and blamed Imran Khan for it. After some storm on Twitter the journalist said that maybe he wasn’t attacked and it was all a misunderstanding. The journalist accepted the police account of his tire […]

BJP
December 12, 2018

Modi faces defeat at the hands of Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a massive blow in three state elections just months before the Indian national elections.  Here are 5 things you need to know: 1. The Election Commission announced the results on Wednesday, declaring Congress the clear winners in the Chhattisgarh State. 2. While they fell one seat short of […]

Saad Rafiq addressing
December 10, 2018

Drugs And Torture: Saad Rafiq Says NAB Working Against Him

PML-N MNA Khwaja Saad Rafiq alleges that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is using drugs and torture as tools for extracting ‘favourable’ statements from the people arrested in the Paragon Housing Society scam. “Qaiser Amin Butt is a hapless person suffering from health issues and has somehow fallen in the hands of the NAB. He’s […]

November 19, 2018

5 things that happened over the weekend

If you’ve been out of the loop recently and don’t know what has been going on, then don’t worry. PG brings to you a summary of all that happened over the weekend. Faiz International Festival Last weekend, Lahore witnessed the 4th Faiz Festival to celebrate the life and works of the famous poet. The event […]

November 6, 2018

The Battle of The Sri Lankan Prime Ministers

The political climate in Sri Lanka has been particularly tense since President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the sitting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26th and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa – a two-time controversial former President. Sirisena said he fired Wickremesinghe after an informant informed the police that a Cabinet minister was included in a […]

November 5, 2018

PM Imran Khan’s sister among Pakistanis owning properties in Dubai

According to a report submitted to the Supreme Court by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), several prominent government officials and politicians own “nameless” properties in Dubai. The list also includes the name of Imran Khan’s sister: Aleema Khanum. The report, detailing the properties owned by Pakistani nationals, revealed that Senator Taj Afridi, PPP leader Late Makhdoom […]

November 4, 2018

The Government finally decides to take action against TLP

Nearly 500 TLP members and leaders, including the extremist clerics Khadim Rizvi and Afzal Qadri, have been booked for charges of disrupting peace and rioting. This comes a day after normalcy returned to the country as TLP and the government signed an agreement, ending the protest against the acquittal of Asia Bibi. People obviously welcomed […]

November 4, 2018

A Timeline of Pakistan bowing down to the Religious Right

Recently in a tragic turn of events, the Pakistani government signed a contract with the TLP, who had caused nation wide unrest for 3 continuous days. Prior to this, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, in very strong words had announced that such behaviour would not be tolerated by the government and there would be serious […]

November 2, 2018

Third Day of Protests Continue Against Asia Bibi’s Acquittal

Since the past 3 days, a vast number of roads in all the major cities of Pakistan have been blocked by the supporters of ultra Islamist parties such as Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan (TLP). The acquittal of Asia Bibi aggravated many in Pakistan which lead them to take to the streets to portray their disappointment […]

November 2, 2018

Protest Erupt All Over The Country Following Asia Bibi’s Release

The acquittal of Asia Bibi on Wednesday sparked rage and angry protests all over the country by various Islamist Parties, especially Tehreek e Labaik (TLP), a hardline religious political party which had previously vowed to take to the streets if Asia Bibi was freed. Bibi’s case gained prominence when former Governor of Pakistan, Salman Taseer, […]

October 29, 2018

Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s Presidential Election

Brazil’s political polarization increases as far right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won the Presidential election by a majority of 55.2%, comfortably ahead of Fernando Haddad, the candidate of the centre-left Workers’ Party (PT), who had 44.8 percent. Bolsonaro addressed the nation through Facebook Live, instead of a traditional press conference because of security concerns. In September, […]

October 18, 2018

Taimur Rahman replies to Orya Maqbool’s Bigotry

Recently, the institute of LUMS and Prof. Taimur Rehman made news due to their goodwill visit to Rabwah, showing support and solidarity towards the Ahmediyya community. The visit was made by a student group named “Rung” that aims to visit religious minorities around Lahore to better understand the minority experience in Pakistan and help bridge […]

October 15, 2018

By-election Results Bring in a New Wave of Partisan Politics

The by-elections yesterday yielded some interesting results all the while re-creating the fervent partisan atmosphere that the country was embroiled in during the General Elections just months ago.  The by-elections were held in constituencies where seats were vacated owing to the candidates winning more than one seat in the July elections. For instance, the elections […]

October 6, 2018

Shahbaz Sharif’s Arrest Plunges Twitter into Divisive Politics

2018 so far has not been the year of the Sharifs. Neither has 2017 for that matter. From Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification in 2017 to the consequent arrest and jailing of him and daughter Maryam Nawaz in a NAB corruption case, all the way to Shahbaz Sharif’s latest arrest, things have been more than shaky for the […]

September 27, 2018

Will the Opposition Continue to Thwart Plans to Grant Refugees Citizenship?

Earlier this month, newly appointed PM Imran Khan stated that Bengali and Afghani refugees born in Pakistan should be given citizenship. This spurred a debate within the assembly, with particular opposition from PPP. PM Khan’s statement has been called impervious by PPP’s representative Nafeesa Shah and irresponsible by Hina Rabbani Khar during a session of […]

September 23, 2018

Women and Minorities With their Trivial Postings in the Federal Government

The federal government of Pakistan has a total of 649,176 endorsed posts. Out of these almost 6 percent are occupied by women and a mere 2.8 by minorities. The remaining are yet vacant. It has been expressed that the fear that women won’t continue their posts in the long haul has been a hindrance in […]

September 22, 2018

Gul Bukhari Educates Twitter on the Politics of Dissent

Dissent is patriotic. It is a phrase that has become synonymous with all the resistance movements such as the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement, which demands better of the establishment. It has also come to denote the work of journalists who continue to work under state sponsored crackdowns on media, which limits the nature of material available […]

September 19, 2018

Let’s Welcome the Sharif’s to Naya Pakistan

The jail sentences issues on Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Mohammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption Case have been rendered null and void by the Islamabad High Court. The Sharif’s made their appeal against the verdict and were jailed for both 10 and 7 years respectively. Nawaz Sharif was jailed for owning international assets and […]

September 12, 2018

The Former First Lady of Pakistan – Kulsoom Nawaz

Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Maryam Nawaz’s mother and former thrice made first lady of Pakistan Kulsoom Nawaz breathed her last in her London on September 11th, 2018. Her husband and daughter, Nawaz and Maryam, have been released on parole in order to attend her funeral scheduled to take place in Lahore. Kulsoom Nawaz had been unwell […]

September 7, 2018

Breaking News: PM Imran Khan Has Been Rushed to PIMS Hospital

In the wee hours of the morning, Prime Minister Imran Khan was rushed to the nearest hospital via a helicopter. Rest assured, Fawad Chaurdhary – a man known to stick to his word through thick and thin – has released a statement to the media that this form of transportation was indeed the most economical way.  The incident […]

August 16, 2018

Two Friends Allegedly Spent a Whole Evening Without Discussing Politics

Lahore: On Thursday night, when Shaani called Maani, two residents and friends from Old Lahore, they decided to go out and have dinner. As always both friends expected dinner to end with a discussion on Imran Khan and well, rest of Pakistan. Shaani and Maani both do not see eye to eye when it comes […]

August 15, 2018

Here’s the 411 on Naya Pakistan’s Maiden National Assembly Session

Monday’s National Assembly session – the 15th one to date – is being cited as the ‘dawn’ of Naya Pakistan by many on social media. The event was highly publicized and tweeted about throughout the day. However, while we observed, critiqued, and admired from a distance, we can only guess the deeper sentiments brewing and […]

August 5, 2018

Meet Pakistan’s Millionaire Senator

Azam Khan Swati is the senior VP of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf. Swati holds a law degree from the University of Houston with a doctorate in Jurisprudence. He began his career in the States where he earned millions through real estate and oil disbursement. However, by the end of 2011 he had joined PTI. Swati reportedly belongs […]

August 5, 2018

How Will Naya Pakistan Fit in With its Global Friends and Foes ?

The whole world had its eyes on elections 2018. Imran Khan after winning is all set to hold the office as Prime Minister of Pakistan. His determination to bring change in Pakistan for fighting against issues like corruption, poverty, energy crisis, women rights etc. have grabbed attention from around the world. Khan’s capability to bring […]

August 3, 2018

7 Things You Might Want To Know About PTI Favourite, MNA-elect Zartaj Gul

Zartaj Gul is a member of PTI’s Core Committee. Not only that but she has been a PTI activist since around 2005 when she first joined the party. She has recently won the constituency of NA-191 Dera Ghazi Khan, one of two women from PTI to win a National Assembly seat. Although she was always […]

August 3, 2018

7 Reasons Why Justice (R) Nasira Iqbal is A Force To Be Reckoned With

Justice Retired Nasira Javed Iqbal – daughter-in-law of Allama Iqbal – could very well be Pakistan’s next president. This is an exciting concept for many, considering her education, poise, and also considering what having a female president for the first time would mean for the country in terms of progress towards liberalism. Here are 7 […]

August 2, 2018

3 Reasons Why Aamir Liaquat’s Misogynistic Tweet Featuring Sherry Rehman is No Surprise

Yet another misogynistic political maneuver came forward as Aamir Liaquat put up a tasteless tweet featuring Senator Sherry Rehman and MMA Owais Norani. The tweet was swiftly deleted, but not before copies were made and circulated in the digital world. Imran Khan gave ticket to low life Amir Liaquat in Karachi and he won through rigging. […]

August 1, 2018

Breaking Down The Collusion Politics Fiasco

Elections this time brought forth some shaky results: although PTI was the party that won most seats in the National Assembly, it fell short of the 172 that are required to attain a majority in the NA. PTI did manage to secure 115 in the elections – after this, it needs to form coalitions with […]

July 29, 2018

Nawaz Sharif’s Health Takes a Dive in Prison

Recently dismissed and jailed for 10 years former 17th Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has recently been shifted to a hospital. Sharif is said to have been transported from Adiala Jail to Islamabad’s PIMS – Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on July 29th, merely after 16 days in jail. Two ambulances, one carrying the incarcerated […]

July 28, 2018

7 Lessons Khan’s Victory Speech Has Given Pakistan to Ponder Over

Imran Khan’s PTI has won the General Elections and now the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Khan’s victory speech has struck a chord with the people of Pakistan and even cynics are appreciating the words in it. 1) One of the First Things He Mentioned was Balochistan He appreciated how people still came out to vote […]

July 26, 2018

Celebrity Excuses for Missing Elections Leave Pakistanis Unamused

The last 24 hours have been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Not only did the General Elections take place but the many glitches in the result announcement have kept the population on the edge of their seats. Given Pakistan’s precarious political history, the majority of the population was in no mood to joke […]

July 26, 2018

One Of The Biggest PTI Critics Congratulates Shireen Mazari On Her Victory

All of Pakistan and PTI supporters across the globe are delving deeply into the joy of Imran Khan finally becoming Pakistan’s 19th Official Prime Minister. Amongst the celebrators is Shireen Mazari’s daughter Imaan Zainab Mazari. She took to social media to congratulate her mother on her victory in what can easily be called historic elections. […]

July 22, 2018

PTI’s Salim Rehman to Take on PML-N Chief Shehbaz Sharif in NA-3, Swat

NA-29 now known as NA-3 Swat is an important seat for all parties considered. Historically no party has had continuous success here. Mostly independent candidates have won. In 2008 ANP won the seat and in 2013 PTI bagged the constituency. In these elections, the competition is tough again as Salim Rehman faces Shehbaz Sharif. Muttahida […]

July 21, 2018

DG ISPR Has Promised No ‘Direct’ Involvement in Elections but the Twitterati Aren’t Buying It

In a recent statement to the Senate Committee, DG ISPR General Asif Ghafoor has categorically stated that the army will not play a ‘direct role’ in the elections. “We do not have any link with the elections; we are only working on the election commission’s directives to improve the law and order situation,” he has […]

July 20, 2018

Politicians Adopting an All Talk, No Action Policy Towards Missing Activists in Elections 2018

Since January 2017, the fate of several Pakistani activists has been worrisome, stirring movements within the country. These movements have put forth the demand to help make the activists return home. The first activist to go missing was on January 4th, 2017 and since then five men have seen the same fate. With the election […]

July 17, 2018

PTI’s Manifesto – A Visionary Outlook or an Impractical Agenda?

PTI chief Imran Khan seems to be focusing on an agenda centered on a complete overturn of systems. The manifesto was revealed earlier this month at a conference in Islamabad. Divided into seven main categories, the document outlines all judicial, economic, and administrative reforms to be taken under PTI’s leadership. “For PTI, it is not […]

July 15, 2018

The Race For NA-129 – Lahore

NA-129 is a constituency in Lahore, which under the previous census was NA-125. This area mainly consists of DHA and Cantonment. PML-N has won this race in the previous general elections, twice. This time around again the fight for NA-129 is much harder. Here are the two contenders. In 2013 this constituency also served as […]

July 14, 2018

7 Times Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan Wasn’t All That Naya

‘Khan Saab’ has been screaming ‘Naya Pakistan’ on television as far back as we can remember, has he not? Has it borne fruit? Maybe it’s time we take a look at what’s so brand spanking new about this Naya Pakistan. 1) Blast from the Past Remember those good ol’ blasphemy laws Zia was so fond […]

July 13, 2018

A Pictorial Timeline of Nawaz Sharif’s Political Career

A recent court hearing declared Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz guilty in the Avenfield reference leading to 10 and 7 years of imprisonment respectively. To accept their fate, the two are meant to arrive at Lahore airport today at 9:00 pm. Needless to say; this has spurred a lot of political unrest across the country; […]

July 11, 2018

NA-60 – Sheikh Rasheed and Hanif Abbasi’s Close Fight in Pindi

A very close call is expected in NA 60 as Awami Muslim League’s Sheikh Rasheed and PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi go neck and neck in their respective polls. Sheikh Rasheed Party – Awami Muslim League AML Highest Office Held – Current leader of AML Things you need to know Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed started his political career […]

July 9, 2018

Khan’s Visit to Shrines Raise Security Concerns and Political Questions

About ten days ago, videos which showed Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Maneka paying their respects at the shrine of Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar in Pakpattan went viral. This sparked debates on social media, with some defending Khan and insisting that religious inclinations not be mixed up with politics. Others criticised his actions, expressing their […]

July 9, 2018

Jibran Nasir’s Anthem Faces the Charge of Political Opportunism

Jibran Nasir was born on February 10th 1987 in Karachi. At age 31 he is an activist, an advocate and has made a decent name for himself as a blogger. However, in 2018 he is an independent candidate running the elections without any affiliation with a political party. He is the representative of a more […]

July 7, 2018

Politicians and Celebrities React to the Avenfield Verdict

If you’re living in Pakistan and don’t know what has escalated in the past 24 hours, what rock are you even living under? Back in 2017, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed several cases against the Sharif family. These cases were in reference to his Avenfield Properties located in London that were disclosed in the […]

July 2, 2018

Breaking News: Jibran Nasir Arrested For Questioning VIP Protocol

Just a few hours ago, human rights activist, advocate, and independent candidate for NA-247 Jibran Nasir was arrested in Karachi. Nasir was forced out of his car, beaten, his clothes ripped and dragged across the road as indicated by a judge. The reason for his arrest is an alleged “security breach.” Nasir reportedly “disrupted” the […]

July 2, 2018

Mr. Sheikh Escapes The Authorities Again

Last Sunday, Sheikh Rasheed pulled off another stunt in Lal Haveli The Awaami Muslim League party president, also known as the party that is always running with the tide, was seen wheeling his way through the Lal Haveli during a PTI jalsa to keep the audience entertained. Inside sources have told ProperGaanda that the wheelie was […]

June 27, 2018

#PaaniDoVoteLo to end #PiyasaPakistan – A Campaign to Fight the Water Crisis

Pakistan’s water crisis is no surprise. Recent research and stats declared that water reserves stand at 0.220 million acres feet. As a result of this both Sindh and Punjab are expected to face up to 51% water shortage. This later also revealed a large gap between the capacity of the reservoirs to store water and […]

June 26, 2018

Democracy Takes a Hit in Turkey as Erdogan Wins the Election Once Again

Having served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014 and President since 2014, Turkish politician Recep Tayyip Erdogan has now once again won the presidency by a 53% vote. There was considerable opposition from one of the three other presidential candidates; Muharrem Ince from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), who claimed an agenda of wanting to […]

June 19, 2018

#FamilySeparation – Inhumanity, the New Trump Policy

Since Trump took office in the US, the immigrant debacle has transcended from precariousness into a complete tragedy. Recently, Trump and his administration released what is called a “zero tolerance” policy towards immigrant children residing in the US illegally. Prosecution was declared for all such individuals crossing the border. As a result of this policy, […]

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