Catholic Church Abuse
December 22, 2018

Pope Francis Speaks Against Sexual Predators Within The Catholic Church

On Friday, Pope Francis urged predator priests who have sexually abused minors to turn themselves in, making one of his strongest comments ever on the crisis sweeping the Roman Catholic Church. This is the first time that any Pope has directly addressed the issue of widespread abuse of minors within the Catholic Church in such […]

No More Mining in Germany
December 22, 2018

No More Mining In Germany: Cheaper Alternatives Achieve What Environmental Concerns Could Not

On Friday, Germany closed its last black coal mine with an emotional tribute to the 2 century old industry. The black coal industry had once fueled the country’s economic development but was out run by cheaper imported fuels. After the remaining 1,500 workers of the Prosper-Haniel mine in Bottrop clocked off from their final shift, […]

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 […]

Fake Bangladesh news
December 21, 2018

Facebook Shuts Down Fake Bangladesh News Sites Ahead of Vote

On Thursday, Facebook shut down a series of fake news pages spreading propaganda about the Bangladeshi opposition days before the national elections. Nine Facebook pages designed to mimic legitimate news outlets, as well as six fake personal accounts spreading anti-opposition propaganda were created by Bangladeshis with government ties, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, […]

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 […]

Jeremy Corbyn
December 20, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn Allegedly Used Sexist Language In The British Parliament

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got himself into trouble on Wednesday for apparently muttering “stupid woman” at Prime Minister Theresa May during a heated exchange in parliament over her delaying tactics on Brexit. The Labour Party leader could be seen appearing to mouth the words in response to May making a joke about his failure […]

Russia Iran and Turkey
December 19, 2018

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on Syria constitutional body

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey said on Tuesday that a new Syrian Constitutional Committee should convene early next year, kicking off a viable political peace process. In a joint statement read out by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the trio met UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, they said that the […]

Colourful Kites flying in the sky
December 19, 2018

Jubilant Days To Return: Skies Will Be Coloured With Kites

Rarely does the Punjab Minister for information and Culture say anything other than regressive moral sermons and open anti-Semitism, but this might be one of those occasions where we can actually appreciate an announcement by Fayyaz ul Hassan Chuhan. The minister announced that the Punjab government has decided to lift the ban on Basant. The […]

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 […]

North Korea vs United States
December 18, 2018

The Series of Latest US Sanctions on North Korea Could Destabilize The Korean Peace Process

North Korea on Sunday condemned the Trump administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to “exchanges of fire” and that peace with Pyongyang could be blocked forever. The response came after the U.S. announced on Dec. 10 it had introduced sanctions on three North Korean officials, including […]

Image 01
December 18, 2018

Hundreds of People are Now Unemployed as Media Companies Downsize

According to latest reports, Pakistan’s biggest media house “Jung Group” has laid off hundreds of employees as part of on-going budget cuts. Along with employees, the media company also shut down two of its publications, leaving hundreds unemployed. The group’s evening newspapers – Awam and Daily News were among the papers said to have been […]

CeaseFire
December 18, 2018

Crisis Returns to Yemen after Crucial Ceasefire Deal is Violated in Minutes

Clashes erupted Tuesday morning in Yemen just minutes after a ceasefire deal took effect in the country’s flashpoint port city of Hodeida, a pro-government official said. The official told AFP that sporadic clashes in the east of the Red Sea city — whose port serves as a crucial gateway for humanitarian aid — are ongoing […]

Facebook Security Bug
December 17, 2018

Security Bug May Have Shared Unposted Pictures On Facebook

On Friday, Facebook apologised for a “bug” that may have exposed unposted photos from as many as 6.8 million users over a 12-day period through third-party applications. In the latest string of incidents on data protection, the leading social network said using Facebook login and granting permission to third-party apps to access photos may have […]

Cricket Team
December 17, 2018

West Indies crushed Bangladesh by Eight Wickets in their Twenty20 Series Opener

On Monday, West Indies crushed Bangladesh by eight wickets in their Twenty20 series opener as left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell delivered a career best 4-28 before Shai Hope struck a half-century. West Indies raced to 130-2 in just 10.5 overs after Cottrell and his fellow pacers bowled out Bangladesh for 129 runs in Sylhet. Bangladesh’s Shakib […]

People Running
December 17, 2018

Kashmir: A Human Shield for Indo-Pakistan Diplomacy

The Muslim world has strongly condemned the ongoing killing of unarmed innocent civilians by occupation forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) as a “wicked terrorist act”. The condemnation from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the collective voice of the Muslim world, came on Monday – two days after Indian forces massacred eight civilians and injured […]

Indian Army Force
December 17, 2018

Indian Army Chief Faces Criticism For Sexist Comments

The Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has sparked outrage with his recent statements on the role of women in combat roles in the army. In an interview with News18, General Rawat listed out strings of reasons on why women were not fit for combat roles in the army. He said that even if he […]

Flag
December 17, 2018

Germany Becomes The First European Country to Allow for a Third Gender

Germany approved an official third gender category for gender non-conforming, intersex, and non-binary people on Thursday, making it the first European country to do so. In addition to the categories of male and female, citizens will also be able to self-identify as “divers”(which translates roughly in German to “miscellaneous” or “other”) the Independent reports. Its […]

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. […]

Japan Explosion
December 16, 2018

Japan explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo restaurant blast

A huge explosion and fire has hit a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. This is what you need to know: 1. Japanese police say 41 people were injured in the explosion, with one of them in a serious condition. 2. The cause of the explosion in the Toyohira district is not yet […]

Army Public School
December 16, 2018

4 Years After Army Public School: Are We Doing Enough

4 years ago today, Pakistan saw its worst terror attack; 6 gun men of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan stormed the Army Public School Peshawar. The attack claimed 149 lives including 132 schoolchildren. The incident drastically changed the political scenario in Pakistan, bringing all the parties to the same page on the issue of war […]

Army on Border
December 16, 2018

Afghan border fence to be ready by Dec 2019: ISPR

The Pakistan Army announced on Saturday that work on fencing along the border with Afghanis­tan was going apace and that the project would complete by next December. 1. Pakistan and Afghanistan share a long porous border and Islamabad believes it could help contain terrorist activities on this side of the mountainous border — running from […]

Jaun-Elia
December 15, 2018

Remembering Elia: An Enigma That Was Jaun

14th December marks the birth anniversary of one of Urdu’s most iconic and innovative poets, or perhaps the single most innovate poet: Jaun Elia. Elia was born in 1931 in the town of Amroha in Uttar Pradesh, British India. He was fluent in 6 languages, Urdu, English, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and Sanskrit. But these are […]

Johnson and Johnson
December 15, 2018

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its Baby Powder Caused Cancer

In 1999 a women named Darlene Coker sued multiple small pharmacies in her hometown along with the emerging Johnson & Johnson (J&J), claiming that their famous talc powder gave a rare form of caner to the mother of two. Coker hired Herschel Hobson, a personal-injury lawyer. He homed in on a suspect: the Johnson’s Baby […]

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 […]

Pakistan Team
December 14, 2018

Could The Asia Cup 2020 Be Help In Pakistan

In the executive board meeting of the Asian cricket council held in Dhaka, Pakistan has been granted the right to host the next Asia Cup in 2020. “The next Asia Cup will be hosted by Pakistan. The hosting right belongs to them and it is up to them where they want to host the tournament,” […]

Pakistan Economic Crisis
December 14, 2018

US Congressional Hearing Discusses Pakistan’s Economic Crisis

The core purpose of US economic engagement with Pakistan is to ensure that it’s not a failure in the future and stops being such a poor country, says a senior official of the US Treasury Department. 1. David Malpass, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday that […]

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 […]

Pilot group photo
December 13, 2018

Pak Navy to host multinational AMAN Exercise 2019

Pakistan Navy will be hosting a major multinational maritime ‘AMAN Exercise 2019’ in the beginning of the next year. The final planning conference was held in Karachi on Tuesday. Forty one representatives of participating countries attended the conference. According to Pakistan Navy spokesperson, the exercises will play an important role for formation of a joint […]

Cathy Meng Photo
December 12, 2018

Meng Wanzhou Arrest: Huawei At The Centre Of Trade War

In the latest episode of the US-China Trade war a business tycoon has been tangled in the financial war of the two powers of the world. Meng Wanzhou, one of Huawei’s top executives and the eldest daughter of the company’s founder/CEO was arrested in Vancouver. The businesswoman was arrested as she was changing flights in […]

christian
December 12, 2018

Pakistan Rejects US Decision To List It As Violator Of Religious Freedom

The United States said on Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over the treatment of minorities in the country. In January, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended that Pakistan be designated as a “country of concern” because of its alleged “serious […]

Imran Khan is with Maulana Tariq
December 12, 2018

Imran Khan Meets Religious Scholar Tariq Jameel

Maulana Tariq Jameel has been praising PM Khan since he took office and announced to transform Pakistan into a Madina-like Islamic Welfare state. Prominent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House Office here on Tuesday. Previously, the religious leader had been invited to speak at the population control […]

Words have Power
December 11, 2018

Words Pakistanis Need To Stop Being Afraid Of

With the advent of the digital age, Pakistani internet users now have the opportunity to step into the global culture and engage with all sorts of people. This opens new doorways to ideas and vocabulary hereto unknown, and that is important to communicate not only with the world around our selves but also to understand […]

World Bank headquarters
December 11, 2018

World Bank has cancelled Pakistan’s $250 Million Emergency Loan

1. The World Bank has cancelled a $250-million emergency relief loan for Pakistan after both sides could not converge on a new macroeconomic framework due to deteriorating external-sector condition of Pakistan. 2. The loan was aimed at strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework to cope with climate change and disaster risk in Pakistan and increase […]

Social Media BJP
December 11, 2018

Congress and BJP locked in a battle for State Assemblies

The outcome of the elections to Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Telangana and Chhattisgarh assemblies will be a test of the electoral strategy of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In five states where counting is underway, the Congress party is leading in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan while the BJP is […]

One Men and one Women
December 10, 2018

Watch Mukwege and Nadia Murad Accept The Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter. Mukwege, a gynecologist who set up a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has treated thousands of rape survivors who suffered traumatic injuries at the hands of warring militias, while Murad is an Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist who survived enslavement at the hands […]

Human Rights Day
December 10, 2018

Pakistan’s Human Rights Record: The Past and The Promises

On 10th December the world celebrates global human rights day, a day to commemorate the adoption of the universal declaration of human right by the UN General Assembly. The declaration of human rights was the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. Nations all […]

India Secure First test Victory
December 10, 2018

India Secures First Test Victory In Australia After a Decade

India ended their decade-long wait for a Test victory in Australia on Monday when they bowled out the home side for 291 to clinch the first game of the four-match series by a nail-biting 31 runs. The hosts were set a target of 323, a score never before successfully achieved in a fourth innings run […]

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 […]

Stray Dogs Of Karachi
December 9, 2018

Animal Cruelty: The Helpless Stray Dogs Of Karachi

Warning: Article contains images of dead animals  Images of dead stray dogs on display have been circulating around social media for a while now. These images are from Karachi, where local authorities have started a drive against stray dogs. Recently the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) took action and poisoned a large number of stray canines […]

Bahria Town Protest
December 9, 2018

Bahria Town Protests: Employees End Their Protests After Negotiations

The employees and contractors of Bahria Town, who had blocked the Super Highway while protesting against non-payment of salaries on Saturday, ended their demonstration after six hours of negotiations with the police and provincial authorities. The protesters had blocked the Super Highway between Karachi and Hyderabad over non-payment of dues. Traffic was blocked on both […]

Yellow Vest Protests
December 9, 2018

Yellow Vest Protests Spread To A National Scale

Protesters in Paris are back on the streets, despite appeals by the authorities for moderate members of the “yellow vest”, an anti-government rebellion, to stay home on Saturday, to avoid giving cover to hooligans. The French authorities have maintained that they would engage with the legitimate grievances of the protesters, but would also bring to […]

Karachi Riots
December 8, 2018

Karachi Riots: The Accused Still Rules The City

On Sunday, an anti-terror court (ATC) in Karachi indicted Karachi’s Mayor, Waseem Akhtar, with others in 2 cases related to the 12th May riots. On 12th May 2007, as Rawalpindi saw Pervez Musharraf address a rally alongside the PML-Q leadership, it was Karachi that witnessed tragedy and violence as the city appeared to be under […]

Supreme Court Of Pakistan
December 8, 2018

All Pakistan Bar Council Condemns The Excessive Suo Moto

On Friday , The Inter-Provincial Committee of All Pakistan Bar Council announced a countrywide strike on Dec 17 to support the demand of the Punjab Bar Council. The Punjab Bar council has been demanding for the establishment of the Lahore High Court benches in five more cities of the province. The committee met with its […]

Mohammad Amir Cricketer
December 7, 2018

Amir Comes Back On Squad

Pakistan selectors on Friday recalled fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the 16-member squad for the three-match Test tour of South Africa starting later this month. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side, which opens the tour with the first Test at Centurion from December 26. Pakistan will also play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals […]

Women stand as Myanmar State Counselor
December 7, 2018

China’s Precious Brides: Women from Myanmar Forced Into Marriage

Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said on Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands. China has around 33 million fewer women than men due to the decades-long one-child policy. To plug the gap, tens […]

Heart
December 7, 2018

The Next Time The Police Harasses You For Dating, Ask Them To Register An FIR

It was a cold winter evening, the sun had just set and the thick mist (read: smog) of Lahore was setting in. I was waiting for a friend outside a serene park set in the middle of a busy junction in Lahore, even with its location, somehow the trees muffled out the loud sound of […]

December 7, 2018

PTI Federal Minister Azam Swati Resigns

PTI federal minister Azam Swati served his resignation to Prime minster Imran Khan on Thursday. Swati, who was bearing charge of the Ministry for Science and Technology, is currently being investigated for charges of abuse of power. “To uphold my moral authority, I sent my resignation to the PM [and told him] that I cannot […]

Explosive Devices
December 7, 2018

CNN New York Offices Evacuated After Bomb Threat

On late Thursday night, the CNN New York offices were evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. Later the police searched the premises and gave an all clear as no actual explosives were found. This comes after October, when in a similar episode the news network’s offices were evacuated after an explosive device was discovered at […]

Lahore Music Meet
December 6, 2018

Pakistani Music: The Era Of Inide

The revival of Pakistani music is an expression that is as cliché as the discussion around the shaky revival of the Pakistani cinema. Unsurprisingly both forms of entertainment were destroyed by wars; but a few decades apart. The Pakistani cinema saw its downfall during the infamous reign of General Zia, but that’s a story we […]

using phone
December 6, 2018

Cuba Is Ready To Step Into The Digital World

From 6th December, Cuban citizens will have full access to the internet from their mobile devices as the country moves towards digital connectivity. The Situation In Cuba After spending decades off the grid, Cuba is ready to step into the digital world. Previously Cuban citizens only had access to government run email accounts on their […]

Yasir Shah
December 6, 2018

Yasir Shah Breaks Nearly A Century Old World Record

After the destructive spell against the kiwis, Yasir Shah has become the fastest bowler to take 200 test wickets. He achieved this feat during the third test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. The Moment It Happened The Pakistani leg-spinner needed to send just five more players back to the pavilion to break the record. […]

People In market
December 5, 2018

بےدریغ بڑھتی آبادی کو قابو کرنے کے لیے اجلاس

پاکستان کی بےدریغ بڑھتی آبادی حکومت کے لیے فکر کا پہلو اختیار کر گئی ہے۔ اس مسئلے کےبارے میں آگاہی اجاگر کرنے کے لیے بدھ کے روز اسلام آباد میں ایک علی درجے کا اجلاس قائم کیا گیا تھا۔ اس اجلاس کے مہمان خصوصی خود وزیر اعظم عمران خان تھے۔ اجلاس کے دوران انہوں نے […]

solarpark
December 5, 2018

Rising From The Darkness: Pakistan To Export Electricity

After spending decades in the darkness of power-outages and electricity rationing, Pakistan is set to export electricity. Pakistan has decided to export electricity to Tajikistan in winters through the CASA-1000. The trade is being carried out as outlined in Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), a reserve flow clause was added to this agreement and the relevant […]

Qatil Haseena
December 5, 2018

Truck Art: An Unexpected Champion of Female Rights

In recent years, truck art has become something that represents the chaotic, diverse yet earthy urban culture of Pakistan. But the truck art culture is also very male dominated; all the truck owners are men, and the images they choose, of mustached Punjabi heroes, or women in seductive poses, are not very female friendly, to […]

passport
December 5, 2018

This Is How Far A Pakistani Passport Will Get You

This article has been contributed by our featured writer Muneeb Khan According to 2018 ranking of Passport index, the passport of Pakistan secured third last place. That’s not very exciting for Pakistani Passport holders. But, still there exists countries where travelling for Pakistanis is visa free. There are 8 of them, and 27 countries offer […]

katrina
December 4, 2018

Katrina Kaif Has The Right Vision For The #MeToo Movement

Katrina Kaif has always been a bit of an enigma. That said, in her latest interview with Vogue,the Thugs of Hindostan actress is finally opening up — about her personal life (“it’s non-existent” she says), career (she shares she’s always been a workaholic) and her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. On Her Life Talking about […]

Police Image
December 4, 2018

ماڈل ٹاون کیس: بدھ کو عدالت عظمی میں سماعت

عدالت عظمی کا لارجر بینچ بدھ کے روز ماڈل ٹاون کیس کی سماعت کرے گی۔ ء2014 کے سانحہ میں 14 افراد ہلاک ہوئے تھے اور مذید 100 زخمی کیے گئے تھے۔ حادثہ پاکستان عوامی تحریک (پی اے ٹی) کے نہتے کارکنان اور پولیس کے درمیاں جھڑپ کی وجہ سے شروع ہوا۔ عدالتی حکم پر غیر […]

Cow
December 4, 2018

The Curious Case of Indian Beef: Cow Slaughter Leaves 2 Dead

After an attack on local police that left two dead, 4 suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the attack. The assailants attacked the police over rumors of cow slaughter. Briefing the media, senior police officer Pravin Kumar said that the police had filed a case against 28 people who had set a police […]

wheel Chairs
December 4, 2018

Will We Ever Hire The Differently-Abled?

Monday 3rd December, was the International Disability Day. A day to remind us that there are some who are differently abled and we must create a society that provides equal opportunities to all. To ensure the provision of these opportunities, the Supreme Court on Monday summoned secretaries to review reports regarding job quota for disabled […]

Female
December 3, 2018

ایرانی صحافی اور سماجی کارکن هنگامه شھیدی کو قید کی سزا

ایران کے ریاستی خبر رساں ادارے کے مطابق ایک ایرانی صحافی اور نسوانی حقوق کی کارکن، هنگامه شھیدی کو نامعلوم دفعات پر بارہ سال کی قید سنائی گئی۔ ان کے وکیل مصطفہ ہمدانی کا کہنا تھا کہ مقدمے کی رازداری اور حالات کی نزاکت مد نظر رکھتے ہوئے وہ اس کے بارے میں زیادہ گفتگو […]

Neil deGrasse
December 3, 2018

Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson accused of sexual harassment

After being accused of sexual misconduct by two women, famous astrophysicist and TV personality Neil deGrasse Tyson has said he will cooperate fully with an “impartial investigation” into allegations. What happened? Tyson has been the host of the famous science show “Cosmos” with Fox and National Geographic, both of which have stated that they would […]

Anonymous person with Fire
December 2, 2018

7 things you need to know about the Paris Riots

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, is set to hold an emergency meeting with senior ministers on Sunday in the aftermath of riots that turned violent. Here are 7 things you need to know about the riots that brought Paris to a standstill: 1. This was the worst riot the city has seen in a decade […]

Image of Fire Bridger
December 2, 2018

کراچی تجاوزات: حکومت نے ہوش کے ناخون لیے

میئر کراچی وسیم اختر نے کہا کہ کراچی میٹروپولیٹن کارپوریشن (کے۔ایم۔سی) کے کرایہ دار خو چلنے والی انسداد تجاوزات کاروائی سے متاثر ہوئے، انہیں متبادل جگہ فراہم کی جائیں گی۔ اس سے قبل حکام کا رویہ مختلف تھا، ان کا کہنا تھا کے مسمار شدہ تمام دکانیں ناجائز تعمیرات تھیں اور حکومت کسی کو نہیں […]

protest of Khadim Rizvi
December 1, 2018

Khadim Rizvi Charged With Treason and Terrorism

The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhary, said in a press conference on Saturday that the TLP leader and populist cleric Khadim Rizvi has been charged with treason and terrorism. The move comes after the government took Rizvi into custody from his home on November 23rd. Initially the government maintained that the cleric […]

Shame On FIA
December 1, 2018

This is why #ShameOnFIA is trending on Twitter

#ShameOnFIA has been trending on Pakistani twitter for a day now. The hashtag came as a result of two of the leaders of Pushtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) being detained on Friday. What do we know? Ali Wazir and Dawar Mahmood, both of whom are Members of National Assembly (MNAs), were taken into custody at the Bacha Khan […]

Child Abuse
December 1, 2018

Another Case of Child Abuse: When Will We Speak Up?

Child abuse is an open secret in Pakistan. Nearly 2/3 of all children in Pakistan go through some form of sexual abuse/assault. And the issue is swept away for the sake of honor and respect of the family. Other studies put the number even higher at 70-85%. What Happened? Recently, in a case of child […]

Imran Khan
December 1, 2018

100 Days Of PTI: What Really Went On?

As the PTI government moves towards completing its first 100 days in office, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to address the nation about the progress made by his government. Similarly, earlier, Federal Minster of State for Communication, Murad Saeed addressed a media confrence about austerity measures and government efforts to reduce expenditures. The address […]

Army
November 30, 2018

یوکرین اور روس پھر آمنے سامنے

یوکرائن کے صدر پیٹررو پورشینکو نے بدھ کو مارشل لاء متعارف کرایا جو کہ روس کی جانب سے یوکرین کے 3 بحری جنگی جہاز پکڑنے کے نتیجے میں کیا گیا تھا۔ اتوار کے تنازعے میں، تین یوکرینی بحری جہازوں کو جو کہ بحر اسود سے بحر ایزون کی طرف جا رہے تھے، جب روس کی […]

Student Solidarity March
November 29, 2018

This is what you need to know about Progressive Students’ Collective’s March in Lahore

This article has been contributed by Taimur Khan, one of the core committee members of Progressive Students’ Collective: Students in all major cities of Pakistan, from both private and public sectors, are organizing a march to stand in solidarity with students who have been victims of bogus educational institutions and state authorities. Organized by a […]

November 29, 2018

Kabul Coloured Red Again

A British security contractors’ compound was attacked in Kabul in Wednesday, 28th November. The attackers entered the premises and opened fire on the civilians after a car-bomb went off near the compound, wounding 19 and killing 10 people. What Happened? The attack came only hours after President Ashraf Ghani disclosed plans for stability and peace […]

November 28, 2018

Kartarpur Corridor: PM Holds Ceremonial Ground-breaking

On Wednesday, 28th November, Pakistan moved forth from historical animosity towards India, as Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the ground-breaking of the project to open the Kartarpur corridor, linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district to Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district. Who Attended The Ceremony? Sikh pilgrims (Pakistani and foreigners) […]

November 28, 2018

Lahore And Karachi Have One Of The Worst Air Quality in the World

On Tuesday, WWF Pakistan held the seventh annual Green Office Confrence in Islamabad, focusing on the issue of air pollution. The conference was attended by academia, corporate partners, public sector leaders, and industry personalities from across the country. The confrence was aimed towards establishing a consensus between the related public and private sector regarding the […]

November 27, 2018

Pakistan Open: Squash Returns to The Country

Pakistan is set to host an international squash tournament for the first time in years. World class players return to Pakistan in first significant event after the 9/11 attacks. On Wednesday, the Pakistan Open Squash Championship for men and women is set to open at the Asif Nawaz Squash Complex, at the DA Creek Club, […]

November 22, 2018

LACAS Observes Black Day After FIR Lodged Against The School

LACAS Burki announced that is would remain closed on 22nd November, 2018 on account of an unjustified campaigns to damage the reputation of the school. The school maintains that it is observing a black day to protest against the unfair treatment of management and bias against the school. An FIR has been registered against the […]

November 21, 2018

The Deadliest attack in Recent Years Hits Afghanistan

In one of the deadliest attacks this year, 50 people were killed as a suicide bomber targeted religious celebration in Kabul on Tuesday. The attack comes after the Afghan government and the US establishment have increased diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the 17-year conflict. The spokesperson for the health ministry, Wahid Majroh, stated […]

November 20, 2018

پمز ہسپتال میں خواجہ سراوں کے لیے مخصوص کمرے

پاکستان میں خواجہ سراوں کے خلاف معاشرتی زیادتی کی خبر نئی بات نہیں ہے، الیشہ کیس میں ایک زخمی مریض کو شناخت کی بنا پر معالجے کی سہولت نہیں فراہم کی گئی اور وہ دم توڑ گئی۔ معاشرتی استحصال سے لے کر جنسی، اقتصادی اور قانونی استحصال بھی پاکستانی خواجہ سراوں کی زندگی میں معمول […]

November 20, 2018

Government Commences International Rehmat Ul-il-Alameen Conference

On Tuesday, Prime Minster Imran Khan opened the two day International Rehmat Ul-il-Alameen confrence. The confrence was held at the Islamabad convention centre, and was attended by Imam e Kaaba, vice chancellor of al Azhar University Cairo and muslim scholars from all over the world will participate. The conference is being held to mark the […]

November 19, 2018

فیض کا میلا اور زبان پر قفل

بہت ہے ظلم کے دست بہانہ جو کے لیے جو چند اہل جنوں تیرے نام لیوا ہیں بنے ہیں اہل ہوس مدعی بھی منصف بھی کسے وکیل کریں کس سے منصفی چاہیں مگر گزارنے والوں کے دن گزرتے ہیں ترے فراق میں یوں صبح و شام کرتے ہیں فیض احمد فیض کی یادگار میں منعقد […]

November 19, 2018

SC Constitutes Larger Bench for New JIT in Model Town Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court formed a larger bench for the formation of Joint Investigation Team (JIT), to probe the Model town case. A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a petition at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry seeking the formation of a new JIT to probe the […]

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 17, 2018

طاہر داور قتل کیس

پاکستانی پولیس آفیسر طاہر خان داور کی لاش افغانستان سے ملی ہے۔ طاہر خان داور اسلام آباد سے 27 اکتوبر کو لاپتہ ہوئے تھے اور 28 اکتوبر کو رپورٹ درج کی گئی جس کے بعد ریاست اور حکومت مسلسل متحرک تھے۔ طاہر خان داور خیبر پختونخواں کے ایس۔پی کے طور پر اپنے فرائض سر انجام […]

November 16, 2018

Gender Gap in Connectivty

A recent study reveals that Pakistan has one of the highest connectivity gap based on gender. Women do not have the same access to internet and digital devices as men do. Pakistan, like many others states, is a male dominant society. However, women are struggling for equality. The evolving world is a digital world, people […]

November 16, 2018

The IMF might not be the Devil we think it is

Newly elected and for some, selected government, inherited an economy in crisis. Balance of payment, circular debt, rising imports and countless other issues were already there. In that case, new government had no choice, other than to borrow money from different monetary institutions of the world and from friendly states. But, aid from others always […]

November 16, 2018

Tahir Dawar Murder Case reveals more about the Pak-Afghan relations

How Did it Happen? Tahir Dawar was working as the Superintendent of Police (SP) of rural Peshawar in 2018, when he went missing from the federal capital on 26th October. Dawar was in the capital attending a meeting and kept contact with him family hours before his disappearance. His brother, Ahmaduddin, told media sources that […]

November 15, 2018

Goray Rang ka Zamana?

From Fair&lovely to Vital Signs’ “Goray Rang ka zaman”, it’s no secret that Desi population is obsessed with being fair and white. An ode to our colonial legacy perhaps. Our contributor Muneeb Khan shares an interesting piece of writing that explores this collective obsession: Being born darkly wheat-ish in color, I struggled a lot. The […]

November 15, 2018

ربط سازی میں جنسی فاصلہ

ربط سازی میں جنسی فاصلہ ابھی تک پاکستان کا اہم مسئلہ ہے۔ پاکستان کا زیادہ علاقہ دیہاتی ہے جہاں ابھی تک مردوں کی حکمرانی رائج ہے۔ ربط سازی کے معنی رابطہ قائم کرنے سے نکلے ہیں اور آجکل کے دور میں اس کے معنی موبائل فون اور انٹرنیٹ کی دستیابی کے ہیں۔ اس معاشرے میں […]

November 14, 2018

سندھ میں بنیادی تعلیم کے حق کی نجی مکاتب تک توسیع

منگل کے روز سندھ اسمبلی کے اراکین نے قرارداد پیش کی جس میں یہ مطالبہ کیا گیا کہ 2013 میں متعارف کردہ تعلیمی قانون پر عمل درآمد کیا جائے۔ یہ قرارداد پی ٹی آئی کی ارکان سیما ضیا نے ایوان کے سامنے پیش کی۔ ء2013 میں منظور کردہ قانون سندھ کے تمام صوبے میں دس […]

November 14, 2018

Canada might offer political asylum to Asia Bibi

On Tuesday, spokesperson for the Foreign Office (FO) Dr. Mohammad Faisal confirmed that the Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed Asia Bibi with his Canadian counterpart. This discussion comes after Asia Bibi was acquainted in a blasphemy case, resulting in violent protests by religious right parties. The spokesperson stated in a tweet that the Canadian […]

November 13, 2018

Punjab Government relieves Umar Saif from PITB

Punjab Government removes Umar Saif from the chairmanship of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). Dr. Umar Saif was appointed on the position in November 2011. Dr Saif said, no notification has been issued as of yet. “It is the prerogative of the government to appoint anyone they wish,” he said. “I have worked for the […]

November 11, 2018

Google forced by Employees to Change Policy on Harassment

Last week thousands of Google employees walked out in protest against the out of court settlements of higher executives in accusations of sexual harassment. This forced Google to take notice and change policies on workplace harassment. The Alphabet unit is now making arbitration on cases of sexual harassment/misconduct optional and vows to report investigation and […]

November 11, 2018

تحریر: زندگی

ہم سب کی زندگیاں کہانیاں ہیں بس۔ ہر ایک کی زندگی کہانی کے علاوہ کچھ بھی نہیں کسی کا اختتام خوشی پر ہوتا ہے تو کسی کی زندگی غمی میں گزر جاتی ہے۔جس کو بھی سنو اسکی الگ کہانی۔۔۔ آخر زندگی ہے کیا؟؟ یہ ایسا سوال ہے جو سب کے ذہن میں کبھی نہ کبھی […]

November 10, 2018

Taimur Rehman Accused in #MeToo

The known journalist, Urooj zia, who accused Faisal Edhi of sexual harassment, recently caused a storm on Pakistani Twitter. This time not as an immediate victim, but as a representative of anonymous victims. The accused, this time, is Taimur Rehman-the professor, the singer and the Marxist. She maintained that more than 15 girls reported against […]

November 10, 2018

جنسی استحصال اور ریاستی ذمہ داری

تقریبا ایک ماہ پہلے ریاست نے زینب کے قاتل کو تختہ دار پر لٹکا دیا اور تمام ملک میں انصاف کی جیت کے گن گونجنے لگے۔ مگر سوال یہ پیدا ہوتا ہے کہ کیا ایک شخص کو پھانسی دے کر ریاست نے اپنی ذمہ داری پوری کر دی ہے؟ کیا ایک مہینے بعد بھی ہم […]

November 8, 2018

A tale of Trump and The Migrant Caravan

The US president made news once again when he attacked a CNN reported at a press conference after the Mid term elections. The journalist, Jim Acosta, questioned the president on his statment on the Migrant Caravan, which Trump dubbed as an “Invasion” of US soil. What is the Migrant Caravan? A large number of migrants […]

November 7, 2018

اقلیتوں کی نمائیندگی اور پاکستان

کوئی بھی ملک تب تک ترقی نہیں کر سکتا جب تک وہ ایک قوم بن کر نہ ابھریں۔ “اقلیت” معاشرے کا ایک اہم حصہ ہوتے ھیں۔ پاکستان کی آبادی کا بڑا حصہ اقلیت برادریوں سے تعلق رکھتا ہے۔ جس میں عیسائ، ہندو اور دیگر مزہب کے لوگ جو کہ مسلمان نہیں ہیں وہ شامل ہوتے […]

November 7, 2018

US Midterm Elections, What’s the Hype?

The USA is having its Mid-Term elections, which could potentially change the US political scenario quite drastically. The voter turn out is expected to be low as compared to the last Presidential election. Even though President Donald Trump is not contesting the election , his ability to govern in the final two years of his […]

November 7, 2018

قبلعہ درست کرو، بجانب بیجنگ

گئے وقتوں کی بات ہے جب زمین کے قبضے کے لیئے افواج صف آرا ہوتی تھیں ، ملک انتقام کی آگ میں دوسرے ملک کے لوگوں کے خون سے ہولی کھیلتے تھے۔ پھر پیسے کی ایجاد ہوئی اور بنی نوع آدم نے سیکھا کہ یہ پیسہ ہے جو “آئرن ایج” میں سب سے طاقتور ستون […]

November 6, 2018

کیوں نکالا؟ انور مقصود کی نئی تمثیل

انور مقصود پاکستانی ادبی حلقے کے نامور ادیب ہیں، ان کا کام سارے ملک نے، لوذ تاک اور 50/50 کی صورت میں، دیکھا اور پسند کیا۔ انور مقصود کو ٹی وی سے کنارہ کشی اختیار کیے کافی وقت ہوگیا ہے اور شاید عام عوام اب ان کے کام سے ماضی کی طرح آشنا بھی نہیں […]

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 5, 2018

China’s Bitcoin mining dominance imperils US Companies

China is the undisputed world leader in Bitcoin mining and U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is getting concerned. The country currently controls over 70 percent of Bitcoin’s hashing-power. And, the fear is that it may eventually have significant influence over U.S. companies already involved in the industry. Trump’s Administration Aware of China’s Bitcoin Mining Dominance […]

November 5, 2018

Fakhr e Alam’s Mission Parwaz Successful

Fakhr e Alam finally completed his “Mission Parwaz” and become the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the earth. The TV host had planned to have the honour of being the first Pakistani to circumnavigate the globe solo and he made it happen. Fakhre Alam shared the news with his fans on Twitter. The star who faced […]

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 3, 2018

Bollywood’s King Khan Turns 53!!!

Bollywood’s King Khan just turned 53 this week and celebrated his birthday on the 2nd of November with wishes from fans all around the world. Shahrukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in a Muslim family in New Delhi. He spent the first five years of his life in Mangalore and moved to New […]

November 2, 2018

مولانا سمیع الحق قاتلانہ حملے میں جاں بحق

Mulana Sami Ul Haq, former senator and influential religious leader, was assassinated by unknown men in his house in Rawalpindi.

October 31, 2018

آسیہ بی بی کی رہائی، انصاف کی جیت

ء2018 اکتوبر 8، کو عدالت عظمی پاکستان نے آسیہ بی بی توہین رسالت کیس کا فیصلہ محفوظ کیا۔ آسیہ بی بی پچھلے 9 سال سے اس مقدمے میں جیل کاٹ رہی تھی۔ 8 سال پہلے آسیہ بی بی کو شیخوپورہ کی ایک عدالت نے سزائے موت سنا دی، جس کے خلاف اپیل عدالت عظمی میں […]

October 31, 2018

فریال تالپور کو سندھ ہائی کورٹ کی طرف سے نوٹس

سندھ ہائی کورٹ نے پیر کے روز پیپلز پارٹی کی رکن صوبائی اسمبلی اور آصف علی زرداری کی ہمشیرہ فریال تالپور کو 90 بلین روپے کی بدعنوانیت کے کیس میں نوٹس بھیجا۔ ان پر الزام ہے کہ انہوں نے لاڑکانہ کی ترقیاتی رقم سے پیسے استعمال کیے ہیں۔ جسٹس محمد مظہر علی نے سماعت کی […]

October 31, 2018

Asia Bibi Case: Justice finally prevails

On 8th October 2018, the Supreme Court of Pakistan decided the case of Asia Bibi, who was accused of Blasphemy and had been given a death sentence. The highest court in the country reserved the ruling at the time, and then on 31st October 2018, the Supreme Court released the verdict in Asia Noreen’s favour; […]

October 31, 2018

The Shanghai Import Expo

Leaders from 18 counties will attend the up coming import expo in China’s business hub, Shanghai, next week. The Chinese government said leaders from Russia, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Lithuania, Panama, El Salvador, Switzerland, the Cook Islands, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, Georgia, Laos, Malta, and Vietnam will be attending the confrence. However, […]

October 29, 2018

پروین شاکر اور رنج و محبت

پروین شاکر شاید اردو کی سب سے معروف شاعرہ ہیں، ان کی شاعری نے اردو ادب میں احساسات و جذبات کی نزاکت کی ایک نئی روح پھونکی۔ شاکر نے چھوٹی عمر سے ہی لکھنا شروع کر دیا۔ وہ نوعمری میں نثر و شاعری لکھنے لگیں جو اردو اخبارات میں شائع بھی ہوئیں۔ اس زمانے میں […]

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 28, 2018

Pakistan reaches the final of the Asian Championship Trophy

After a neck to neck competition and a three goalless quarter, the Pakistan hockey team managed to beat Malaysia 1-0 in the round robin match for the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat on Thursday. Even after the loss, Malaysia managed to qualify for the semi final where it once again played against Pakistan on Saturday […]

October 28, 2018

The Mystery of the Israeli Plane

Avi Scharf, the editor of Israeli newspaper Haaretz, claimed in a tweet that a jet travelled to Islamabad from Tel Aviv, the Capital of Israel, and remained on ground in Islamabad for nearly 10 hours. He also claimed that this flight made a stop at Amman before coming to Islamabad and hence got the call […]

October 26, 2018

سعودی عرب کی پاکستان کو امداد

عمران خان کا دورہ سعودی عرب رنگ لے آیا اور ڈوبتی پاکستانی معیشت کو تنکے کا سہارا مل گیا، سعودی عرب نے پاکستان کو چھ بلین ڈالر دینے کا فیصلہ کرلیا۔ مگر اس سعودی امداد کے بعد اکثر ناقدین کا یہی سوال ہے کہ اس رقم کا احسان پاکستان کو کس طرح اتارنا پڑے گا۔ […]

October 26, 2018

Islami Jamiat e Taleba’s Moral Policing at Punjab University

Punjab University has suspended 5 students for beating up a man who was sitting with his wife on campus. The student organisation Islami Jamiat e Taleba’s has consistently policed morality on campus without any restriction on their actions by the university.

October 25, 2018

مغربی فکر و فلسفہ (اول)۔

مغربی تہذیب میں فلسفے کی روایت بہت پرانی ہے، اس کا آغاز قدیم یونان سے ہوا۔ فلسفہ لفظ قدیم یونانی زبان کے الفاظ سے نکلا ہے، “فل” یعنی محبت یا مانوس اور “سوفیا” یعنی دانش یا عقل، اس کے معنی علم و عقل سے محبت کے ہیں۔ مشرقی فلسفہ کی روایت کے برعکس، مغربی فلسفہ […]

October 24, 2018

Turkish President to reveal information about Jamal Khashoggi Murder Case

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to reveal the “naked truth” about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — a “savagely planned” murder, as Ankara called it. He said this after US President Donald Trump stated that Riyadh’s explanation was “unsatisfying” regarding the Washington Post Journalist’s death. The case […]

October 24, 2018

اردو ادب اور نسوانیت

اردو اور مذہبی ادب کا تعلق بہت گہرا ہے، اردو عربی اور فارسی کے بعد اسلامی تحریرات کی سب سے زیادہ تعداد رکھنے والی زبان ہے۔ اکثر معروف ادبی کاموں میں اردو کی اس تاریخ کی جھلک نظر آتی ہے، جیسے اقبال کی شاعری میں مذہبی استعارات و منظرکشی یا بانو قدسیہ کی “راجا گدھ” […]

October 22, 2018

ایرانی قالین اور یمنی سوغات

عمران خان نے وزارت عظمی کا منصب سنبھالتے ہی سعودی عرب سے باہمی تعلقات بہتر کرنے کی تگ و دو شروع کر دی۔ خفیہ ذرائع سے ہمیں معلوم ہوا ہے کہ عمران خان کے دورا سعودی عرب کے دوران ان کا سامان کمرے میں جاتے دیکھا گیا مگر واپس نہ آیا، کافی دیر انتظار کے […]

October 22, 2018

Taimur Rahman is not the Champion of Rights; criticises the #MeToo movement

Recently Propergaanda wrote an article commending the Lums professor’s initiative to promote tolerance and rights of minority when he took his students to Rabwah to show solidarity and support to the Ahmedi Community. Since then, Taimur Rahman has come under criticism for trivializing claims of sexual harrasment and criticizing the #MeToo movement. He criticised the […]

October 19, 2018

سو دن دو دورے

اگلے ہفتے وزیر اعظم عمران خان سعودی عرب کا دورہ کریں گے۔ اقتدار میں آئے ابھی پی ٹی آئی کو سو دن بھی نہیں ہوئے اور یہ عمران خان کا سعودی عرب کا اس دورانئے میں دوسرا دورہ ہو گا۔ پی ٹی آئی کی حکومت آئی ایم ایف کا متبادل “دوست ممالک” کو قرار دے […]

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 17, 2018

شاعر گمنام ساغر صدیقی: ساغر کے چھ اشعار

ساغر صدیقی 1928 میں ہندوستان کے شہرانبالہ میں پیدا ہوئے اور اصل نام محمد اختر تھا۔ انہوں نے ابتدائی تعلیم حبیب حسن سے پائی اور اسی عمر میں ان میں شاعری کا ذوق پیدا ہوا۔ ء1947 میں تقسیم ہند کے موقع پر ان کی عمر 19 سال تھی۔ اپنی مختصر خودنویس میں انہوں نے ذکر […]

October 17, 2018

Punjab Safe City Authority: Efficient Policing?

With the inception of the dolphin squad and E-challans, it is clear that Punjab is looking to change the way the police has worked an is effectively trying to overturn the “Thaana Culture” as well. Another addition to these changes is the Punjab Safe City Authority (PSCA) The PSCA is divided into two sections: the Punjab […]

October 16, 2018

Iqbal’s Shikwa-Jawab-e-Shikwa is so much more than just a catchy song

Coke Studio Pakistan has been a platform that reminds us of our forgotten heritage time after time. May that be the largely forgotten tales of centuries-old lovers, or the instruments whose name we have forgotten. It brings back to our collective imagination what we once knew but now lays forgotten under the dust of time. […]

October 16, 2018

مجھے منصف نہ کہو، کہ کتنا ہی چندہ جمع کیا تو ڈیم ہوا

تازہ ترین اطلاعات کے مطابق کونگو، ڈئنگی اور ئیبولا سے زیادہ خطرناک موذی مرض کے کئی نئے واقعات منظر عام پہ آئے ہیں۔ اس مرض کا نام ماہرین نے جنون چندہ بتایا ہے۔ دارالحکومت میں آج عدالت عظما کے ایک منصف کو دوران سماعت اس خطرناک مرض نے آ پکڑا اور قتل کے مقدمے کے […]

October 15, 2018

نوجوانوں میں پاکستانی فنون لطیف کا زوال

ستمبر 2015 میں ایک نورویجن ڈرامے نے تمام یورپی ممالک کے نوجوانوں کی توجہ اس طرح حاصل کی کہ ماضی کے تمام عداد بصارت کے رکارڈ توڑ دئیے۔ اس ایک ڈرامے کی ہداہتکارہ اور اداکاروں کو نوروے کے ریاستی تمغات سے لے کر، برطانوی شاہی خاندان کے افراد سے ملنے کا موقع ملا۔ اس سب […]

October 15, 2018

اچھے دوست، برے قرضے

ء 2015 میں جب چینی صدر نے پاکستان کا دورہ کیا تو ایک امید کی فضا پورے ملک میں پھیل گئی۔ بین الاقوامی میڈیا نے اسے خطے کے لیئے مثبت تبدیلی کا ایک کارنامہ قرار دیا۔ پاکستانی حکومت کا کہنا تھا کہ چینی سرمایہ کاری معیشت کی کایا پلٹ دے گی، روزگار پیدا ہونے کے […]

October 15, 2018

We Asked How People Feel About PML-N’s Big Win and Here is How it Went

In Sunday’s by-elections, PMLN surprisingly won from Lahore, taking over the coveted constituency of NA131. We asked ProperGaanda followers what they thought about it and here are our favourite responses for you to enjoy. A certain Mr. Umar was really angry and hated upon poor Lahori people: Lahoris deserve everything they have been through…. illiteracy […]

October 15, 2018

ضمنی انتخابات اور حکومتی کارکردگی

ضمنی انتخابات 2018 کے نتائج کئی سیاسی ماہرین کی توقعات کے برعکس ہیں۔ لاہور اور بنو سے پی ٹی آئی کی شکست حکومت اور عوام کے مابین عدم اعتماد کی کہانی سناتی ہے۔ پنجاب میں ن لیگ نے تین نشتیں حاصل کیں، جن میں سے ایک نشت پر عمران خان نے عام انتخابات میں کامیابی […]

October 12, 2018

Bayaan’s single Khel Tamasha is releasing tomorrow!

The Lahore based band and winners of Pepsi Battle of The Bands Season 3, Bayaan, is set to surprise its fans once again with their new Single called “Khel Tamasha”. The single is set to come out on 13th October.   Bayaan has already released the artwork for the single. It features the portraits of […]

October 10, 2018

The Rising Tide of Dollar

Yesterday the Dollar’s value appreciated by 9.75, raising it to an unprecedented high of 134, in interbank exchange. In the open market it stands at 137 against the Pakistani rupee. This sudden and drastic rise means that the Pakistani economy faces even more hardships on the state and business level. With the rise of the […]

October 8, 2018

غدر اور انصاف

نواز شریف آج متنازعہ بیان کی وجہ سے لاہور عدالت غداری کے مقدمے میں پیش ہوئے۔ گاڑی سے کمرائے عدالت تک پہنچنے میں انہیں آدھا گھنٹہ لگا کیوںکہ وردیوں اور انصاف کی قربت کی وجہ سے کمرائے عدالت اور انصاف میں فاصلہ بڑھتا جا رہا ہے۔ ماہرین کا کہنہ ہے کہ نواز شریف کا عدالت […]

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