January 20, 2022

Lahore bomb blast: Three dead and 20 injured in Anarkali area

What happened: Officials reported on Jan 20 that a bomb blast in Lahore’s Anarkali district claimed three lives and injured 20 others. Details: Lahore police spokesperson, Rana Arif confirmed the casualties and number of people injured stated that a bomb was attached to a motorcycle. The issue has been brought to the attention of Punjab […]

January 20, 2022

This Czech folk singer passed away after she deliberately contracted Covid-19

What happened: According to her family, the Czech folk singer, Hana Horka died on Jan 16 after deliberately contracting Covid so she could get a health pass that would have allowed her to enter places restricted to unvaccinated people. Details: According to her son, Jan Rek, the 57 year-old willingly exposed herself to the virus […]

January 20, 2022

As a protest against Covid restrictions, museums in Netherlands transformed their space into hair salons and gyms

What happened: In protest of the Dutch government’s coronavirus restrictions, museums and concert halls in the Netherlands temporarily turned themselves into beauty salons and gyms on Jan 19. Details: At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, a barber and two nail artists catered to tourists among valuable works of art, and two barbers set up […]

January 20, 2022

A new law in Spain will now see pets as legal family members

What happened: Spain enacted a new animal welfare law which has been put to effect from Jan 5 onwards and states that pets are no longer ‘objects’ but sentient beings. Details: The new law has been established in the light of ensuring a pet’s wellbeing and feelings when a couple divorces or splits up, according […]

January 20, 2022

CM Buzdar suspends 15 officials over negligence in Murree tragedy; claims he ‘fulfilled his promise’

What happened: In view of the Murree tragedy probe findings, Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Bazdar suspended 15 officers from their jobs on Jan 19, and ordered disciplinary action against them. Details: Buzdar reported at a press conference that action was taken against the 15 officials which included their removal from authoritative posts, based on the […]

January 20, 2022

President Biden nominates first Muslim woman to serve as federal judge

What happened: President Biden announced eight judicial nominations on Jan 19, which included Nusrat Jehan Choudhury, the first Muslim woman to be appointed to the federal bench. Who is Nusrat Jehan: Ms. Choudhury, who has served as the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois since 2020 would also be the first […]

January 18, 2022

The new school dress code will see boys in caps and girls covered with headscarves, says Punjab Education Minister

What happened: What happened: Punjab Education Minister, Dr Murad Raas announced the new dress code for schools in Punjab at a press conference on Jan 17, “The boys who will be reciting the Holy Quran would wear caps.” At the same time, the minister urged the private educational institutions to provide scarves for the girls […]

January 18, 2022

Pakistanis are hooked onto this game right now; this is what you need to know about Wordle

Details: If you’re a regular Twitter user, your timeline is likely to be flooded with little green, yellow, white, and occasionally grey emoji charts on each refresh. The chart in question is an online puzzle game called Wordle, that has got people hooked worldwide, and now appears to be creating waves in Pakistan as well. […]

January 18, 2022

Kite Flying Association, Rawalpindi to celebrate Basant Mela this year despite government’s ban

What happened: Despite the government’s ban, the Kite Flying Association Rawalpindi announced on Jan 17 that they will celebrate Basant festival on Feb 11 and Feb 18 in Rawalpindi Chaklala Cantonment Areas and Rawalpindi City, respectively. Basant Mela: The occasion shall be celebrated at all costs, despite all constraints, according to the association. “Basant is […]

January 18, 2022

#JusticeforNoor once again trends on Twitter as people demand authorities to bring Zahir Jaffer to justice

What happened: After the recent hearing of the Noor Mukadam case on Jan 17, where the primary accused, Zahir Jaffer, was carried to the court on a chair as his counsel informed the judge that “his mental state has gotten worse,” Pakistanis took to Twitter once again and started a trend of #JusticeforNoor as they […]

January 15, 2022

NCOC approves anti Covid-19 booster shots for citizens above 18

What happened: On Jan 14, the National Command and Operation Centre announced that from Jan 15, citizens over the age of 18 will be eligible for a free anti-Covid booster dose of their choice. Current stats: Pakistan has recorded seven Covid-19-related deaths and 3,567 additional positive cases on Jan 13. According to NCOC statistics, 48,449 […]

January 14, 2022

Is K-Eat Festival worth a new Covid-19 variant? I guess not!

The city of lights will be witnessing it’s biggest food festival at Beach View Park from Jan 14 to Jan 16 after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, but we’re still not sure if it’s worth it, as of now, Karachi is the bullseye of the new Omicron strain and has a positivity ratio of […]

January 13, 2022

Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid plans to donate her organs after death

What happened: During a press conference at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Punjab Health Minister, announced on Jan 11 that she will be donating her organs after death as she emphasized that ‘saving a life is like saving mankind as a whole.’ Details: “I am making an announcement to donate all of […]

January 12, 2022

An appeal to subject Mashal Khan’s murderers to a ruthless sentence heard by the Supreme Court

What happened: On Jan 11, the Supreme Court accepted to hear a plea, filed by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seeking to increase the sentences of those convicted in the 2017 lynching of Mardan university student, Mashal Khan. Details: The appeals were filed against the Nov 2020 verdict in which the Peshawar High Court commuted […]

January 12, 2022

In 2021, Punjab Woman Helpline recorded a hike of 52% in domestic violence cases

What happened: In 2021, the Punjab Women’s Helpline, 1043, received 52% more calls about domestic violence from around the province than it did in 2020 as it returned 3,481 calls regarding the issue. The complaints: According to PCSW Secretary, Tariq Niazi, the helpline’s all-female staff also dealt with inquiries and complaints about workplace harassment, gender […]

January 12, 2022

Pakistan Hindu Council arranged a mass wedding ceremony for 72 Hindu couples in Karachi

What happened: On Jan 9, Pakistan Hindu Council arranged a mass wedding ceremony, officiated by Mahraj Pandit Jai Kumar Trivedi, at the Railway Ground, Karachi where 72 underprivileged Hindu couples tied the knot. The ceremony: The couples arrived in their wedding attire in the afternoon and sat in two long rows inside ‘mandaps.’  The model […]

January 12, 2022

National swimmer shot dead outside his residence in Rawalpindi

What happened: On Jan 11, unidentified assailants gunned down a 23 year-old professional swimmer, Muhammad Mustufa Awan, in the Dhok Faryal district of Rawalpindi’s Jatli town. Details: According to the police, Mustafa, who was also an employee of an intelligence agency, was on his way home during his departmental leave and was standing outside his […]

January 11, 2022

Islamabad’s iconic Monal restaurant is being sealed by authorities

What happened: On Jan 11, the Islamabad High Court ordered the capital’s authorities to seal Monal Restaurant and seize control of the Navy Golf Course, which was built on encroached territory. They also ruled the military’s claim to 8,000 acres of the Margalla Hills National Park as unconstitutional. The hearing: During a hearing on encroachments […]

January 11, 2022

‘Why Hafiz-e-Quran should be given extra 20 marks?’ Supreme Court issues notice to PMC

What happened: On Jan 10, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Pakistan Medical Commission demanding a response to their question about why Hafiz-e-Quran students, applying to medical colleges and universities, should be given additional 20 marks. Back story: A female student filed a petition after she was denied admission in the Bolan University […]

January 11, 2022

Find out what’s happening in Pakistan with 7 news updates

1. Murree tragedy: Opposition demands resignation from Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar What happened: On Monday, the opposition urged the formation of a judicial committee to determine who was responsible for the Murree snowstorm catastrophe, which claimed 23 lives on Jan 8 and asked for Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief […]

January 10, 2022

A historic change in Saudi Arabia will now witness its women as taxi drivers

What happened: Saudi General Directorate of Traffic stated on Jan 9 that women, aged 18 and above, will now be able to drive cabs in the Kingdom as they can apply for a general taxi license. Details: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi ruler, stated on September 27, 2017, that women would be […]

January 10, 2022

‘Murree to get district status and grieving families will be granted Rs17.6 million,’ says Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar

What happened: During a visit on Jan 9 to the affected areas, Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Buzdar announced that Murree would be given the status of a district, with senior officers stationed there to ensure better administrative management and promised Rs17.6 million in financial aid for the victims’ families. The visit: CM Buzdar expressed his […]

January 10, 2022

A final year medical student in Dadu shot herself after being blackmailed with a forged Nikkahnama

What happened: A final-year medical student named Asmat Khalid, who was allegedly blackmailed with a forged marriage certificate, committed suicide at her residence in the Seeta Road area of Dadu district. Autopsy and investigation: The body was sent to Seeta Road Health Center for legal formalities, where Lady Medical Officer, Dr Rozina Samo told the […]

January 10, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan honored with ‘International Sports Personality Award’ at the 11th edition of Creative Sports Award ceremony in Dubai

What happened: At the 11th edition of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award ceremony, held in Dubai Exhibition Centre on Jan 9, former World-Cup winning captain and the ruling premiere, Imran Khan was honored with the ‘International Sports Personality Award.’  The award: The prizes were presented by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin […]

January 10, 2022

Season 5 of Netflix original series The Crown will see Humayun Saeed play the role of Diana’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’

What happened: The news is yet to be confirmed by the actor himself but Pakistani actor, Humayun Saeed (@saeedhumayun) will be starring as Dr. Hasnat, Princess Diana’s love interest, in the Netflix series, ‘The Crown’ Season 5. Netizens were overjoyed after the actor’s ‘Bin Roye’ co-star, Mahira Khan (@mahirahkhan) confirmed the news on Twitter. Details: […]

January 10, 2022

Afghan infant lost during Kabul evacuation was returned to his family by a taxi driver

What happened: An Afghan infant named Sohail Ahmadi who got separated from his parents during the Kabul evacuation in Aug, 2021 was found and returned to his family by a 29 year-old taxi driver on Jan 8. Back story: In Aug, 2021, the when Taliban took over Afghanistan, the infant was passed over a fence […]

January 8, 2022

“Murree turns deadly”: Over 20 froze to death and numerous left injured in stranded cars

What happened: On Jan 8, the Punjab government declared Murree a ‘calamity-hit’ region after 20 people, visiting the hilltop, froze to death and numerous were reported injured. Details: Following the deaths, Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Buazdar issued orders to speed up rescue efforts and provide assistance to the 1,000 stranded cars which have now been […]

January 8, 2022

Getting remarried without observing iddat is not Zina, says Lahore High Court

What happened: On Jan 7, Justice Ali Zia Bajwa passed a verdict in Lahore High Court, dismissing a plea for filing of case in Muzaffargarh district court on Zina’s charges, stating: “Union of husband and wife in an irregular marriage, without observing the period of Iddat, may have consequences under Islamic law but it cannot […]

January 8, 2022

Rain, new directives and a lot more is happening in Pakistan right now

Pakistan to conduct its first-ever digital census from Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2022 What happened: The Senate was informed on Jan 7 that the country’s first-ever digital census has begun, with field operations taking place from August 1 to August 31. Details: During question hour, the house was informed that the field operation, which […]

January 7, 2022

‘Uvariopsis dicaprio’ British researchers named a newly-discovered tree after Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio

What happened: On Jan 6, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom said they wished to pay tribute to Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in saving rain forests and announced to name a newly-discovered tree after him, calling it “Uvariopsis dicaprio,” which can only be found in the Cameroon forest and […]

January 7, 2022

Businesses in Sindh to be punished for employing children under the age of 12

What happened: Sindh Police officers stated that children under the age of 12 are not allowed to work for small businesses like tyre shops, and hotels as they arrested two shopkeepers during a raid on Jan 5 and charged the violators under Section 337A of the Pakistan Penal Code. Child Labour Laws in Pakistan: Under […]

January 7, 2022

This nine-year old boy’s wish to get an ‘Iron-Man’ arm was fulfilled by a mystery donation of £10,000

What happened: On Dec 30, 2021, Billy Greyson, a nine-year old boy in the United Kingdom, was able to get an ‘Iron-Man’ bionic arm for himself, thanks to a generous donation of £10,000 made by a mystery man. Details: Billy wanted his arm to heal as he was born with a congenital upper limb deficit, […]

January 7, 2022

“Old man, go away!” Kazakhstan government sacks cabinet amid nationwide protest against the hike in fuel prices

What happened: Following major protests sparked by a hike in petrol prices, Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sacked his cabinet on Jan 5, and declared an emergency across the country’s capital city of Almaty, an oil-rich western province. Back-story: At the start of this year, the price per litre of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) at petrol […]

January 7, 2022

KFC to introduce ‘plant-based’ fried chicken in USA on Jan 10

What happened: In collaboration with Beyond Meat, a supplying company which offers plant-based meat substitutes, Kentucky Fried Chicken will be introducing ‘Beyond Fried Chicken,’ the restaurant’s first plant-based chicken, on Jan 10, nationwide in the United States of America. Details: The product was not “made in a vegan/vegetarian manner,” according to the KFC and Beyond […]

January 6, 2022

Pakistan formed its first body of Hindu leaders to take care of temples in the country

What happened: The Hindu Mandir Management Committee, Pakistan’s first-ever group of Hindu leaders, was formed by The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Dec 30 to look after the temples of the minority population. Details: Minister for Religious Affairs, Noor ul-Haq Qadri chaired the body’s inaugural meeting and The Executive Director of the Evacuee Trust Property […]

January 6, 2022

North Korea to analyze every citizen’s handwriting after discovering offensive Kim Jong-Un graffiti

What happened: Following the discovery of insulting graffiti on Dec 22 in Pyongyang, North Korea which reads: “Kim Jong-un, you son of a b***h. The people are starving to death because of you,” officials are now analyzing residents’ handwriting to catch the artist behind it. Details: When the graffiti was reported, the ruling Workers’ Party […]

January 6, 2022

Real estate joins NFT world: The first ‘MetaReal’ mansion to be build in Miami

What happened: On Jan 5, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, in cooperation with Voxel Architects and NFT collector Gabe Sierra, announced plans to build the first ever ‘MetaReal’ mansion in Miami by mid 2022.  The project: The property will be constructed on a one-acre lot in one of Miami’s most elite districts. The Sandbox Metaverse, a […]

January 6, 2022

A college in India denied attendance to six Muslim girls for wearing hijab

What happened: On Jan 4, a government college for women in Karnataka’s Udupi district, India prohibited six Muslim students from attending classes because they didn’t follow the ‘uniform’ dress code as they were covering their heads with hijab. Details: In order to maintain “uniformity,” Rudra Gowda, the principle of the institute, asserted that while students […]

January 6, 2022

PCB will be hiring Pakistan Army doctors for each PSL-7 team

What happened: According to sources on Jan 3, Pakistan Cricket Board will be hiring the services of Pakistan Army medics for the teams participating in the forthcoming Pakistan Super League, Season 7 as a part of its measures to combat COVID-19. Details: Reportedly, each PSL team would have one doctor from the Pakistan Army Medical […]

January 6, 2022

China tests it’s first ‘artificial sun’ and claims it to be five times hotter than the original one

What happened: On Dec 30, the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei tested its Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) machine, also known as ‘artificial sun,’ in the state of Shanghai. Gong Xianzu, in charge of the experiment, claimed that its temperature reached up to 70 million degrees Celsius for 17 […]

January 5, 2022

Melania Trump to auction off her hat and NFT paintings for $250,000

What happened: On Jan 4, Melania Trump, the former first lady of the United States, announced an auction on her website, commemorating French President, Emmanuel Macron’s official visit to the United States in 2018. Disclosing the list of her items, the auction includes a white Hervé Pierre hat and digitized watercolor paintings. Details: Bids for […]

January 5, 2022

Formation of a medical board to determine Zahir Jaffer’s mental stability again put on hold by Islamabad High Court

What happened: On Jan 5, a sessions court in Islamabad reserved its decision on an application filed by Zahir Jaffer’s legal team which seeks the formation of a medical board to examine his mental health. Details: On Dec 1, Zahir Jaffer’s attorney, Sikander Zulqarnain submitted a motion to establish a medical board to examine the […]

January 5, 2022

A Lahori freelancer at Fiverr is charging from Rs 4,000 to Rs 18,000 in exchange for a prayer at Data Darbar shrine

What happened: On Jan 4, a Lahori freelancer’s advertisement that reads, “I will pray for you in Data Darbar Lahore, Pakistan,” made rounds on social media as it offers different packages for people who want the Fiverr user, waleedarfeen786, to make a prayer for them at the largest Sufi shrine of South Asia. Details: The […]

January 5, 2022

Did you know that 200 Sri Lankan elephants will be given their own bio-metric id cards?

Details: On Aug 12, 2021, which marks the occasion of World Elephant Day, a notification was issued by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Wildlife Protection, Wimalaweera Dissanayake. The directives mandated bio-metric identification cards for 200 elephants in captivity. Each elephant will be identified by a photo and a DNA stamp on the cards that intend to […]

January 5, 2022

The ‘fartrepreneur’ who earned $200,000 by selling her farts in a jar was hospitalized due to excessive gas

What happened: On Jan 4, Connecticut-based former reality star Stephanie Matto (@stepankamatto) was rushed to A&E after having shooting pains in her chest, exhibiting indications of a ‘heart attack,’ which were caused by excess gas from her frequent diet of beans, eggs, and banana protein drinks. Details: After receiving requests on the adult-content website, Unfiltrd, […]

January 5, 2022

Pakistan’s first visually-impaired delegate, Saima Saleem announced to publish a book on IIJOIK tensions

What happened: In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency on Jan 4, which marks World Braille Day, Saima Saleem, Pakistan’s first visually-impaired diplomat, announced plans to write a book on tensions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Details: While speaking to the reporter, Saima talked about how Braille is a ‘tangible’ language and is […]

January 4, 2022

Pakistan witnessed its first-ever ginger harvest in Chakwal

What happened: On Jan 2, Senator Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, inaugurated the first-ever ginger harvest at the Ginger Harvest Workshop in the Balkasar area of Chakwal, Punjab. Details: It is pertinent to know that this is Pakistan’s first ginger harvest and the crop took […]

January 4, 2022

Lawyers threaten to boycott all court proceedings in protest against Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation

What happened: On Jan 3, Superior bar representatives threatened to boycott all court hearings against the meeting of Judicial Commission of Pakistan on Jan 6. The meeting will be held to discuss Justice Ayesha Malik’s nomination for Supreme Court Judge. Details: The representatives in the meeting took note of Justice Ayesha Malik’s nomination in the […]

January 3, 2022

Meet Hashim Ali: The story-teller who has high hopes for art direction’s emerging future in Pakistan

Recently Team ProperGaanda reached out to Hashim Ali (@hashimali90), an art director and a stylist based in Lahore who likes to call himself a story-teller, “I grew up reading a lot of books, it was sort of a get-away from all the bullies I faced at my all-boys school. The first ever story that I […]

January 3, 2022

PM Imran Khan advises bankers to wear shalwar kameez to ‘facilitate people better’

What happened: During a ceremony on December 31 which was held to approve Rs100 billion for the ‘Mera Pakistan, Mera Ghar’ initiative, Prime Minister Imran Khan praised bankers for communicating in Urdu with their customers, “The staff should also start wearing shalwar kameez, it won’t frighten people.” Details: The premiere went on about how there […]

January 3, 2022

Opposition parties are planning to mark this year’s Pakistan Day with a ‘Mehengai March’

What happened: On January 2, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’s president, Maulana Fazlur Rehman confirmed the participation of Pakistan Democratic Movement’s components parties in ‘Mehengai March’ that will take place in Islamabad on March 23. Details: Maulana Fazl disclosed the information to reporters after chairing a meeting for PDM’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter at the JUI-F Secretariat where they […]

January 3, 2022

Fakhar Zaman breaks bread with ground stadium staff during Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

What happened: On December 30, during the last day of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Cricket Tournament, Pakistan cricket team’s aggressive batter, Fakhar Zaman was spotted enjoying dinner with the ground personnel at the National Cricket Stadium, Karachi. Details: Being termed as the ‘Real Qalandar,’ Fakhar Zaman played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the reigning champions who defeated Northern by […]

January 1, 2022

Pokemon Go creates ‘Metaverse for the Real World’ with an investment of $300 million

What happened: Niantic, which was spun out from Google and has been regarded as a leader in augmented reality since the release of its popular game Pokemon Go, joined the world of metaverse in November 2021, with the help of a $300 million investment from a firm based in New York named Coatue.  Details: This […]

January 1, 2022

Coca Cola sold its ‘Friendship Box’ NFTs at OpenSea for more than $575,000

What happened: In August 2021, Coca-Cola made its debut into the metaverse with a winning offer of $575,883.61 in an online auction for the brand’s first-ever NFT collectibles. The four multi-sensory, friendship-inspired NFTs, ‘Friendship Box’ were sold within 72 hours on the OpenSea marketplace, to an anonymous buyer, NullAddress. The NFTs: The Friendship Box is […]

January 1, 2022

The Middle East will be witnessing its first NFT art exhibition, hosted by the Commercial Bank of Dubai

What happened: Commercial Bank of Dubai is hosting an NFT art show in the upcoming week at its Dubai International Financial Centre’s digital lab. The exhibition is co-curated by Amrita Sethi, an NFT artist working in the UAE currently. The exhibition: The event will be narrating the tale of how CBD has changed over the […]

January 1, 2022

Karachi Zoo celebrated its female elephant, Madhubala’s 16th birthday in full swing

What happened: On December 31, Karachi Zoo celebrated its female elephant named Madhubala’s 16th birthday at the elephant house of the zoo. Details: A large number of writers, artists, and citizens attended, as well as school children were also invited who cut the elephant’s cake and sang Happy Birthday to Madhubala. Administrator Karachi Barrister, Murtaza […]

January 1, 2022

Sindh government approves the hiring of 1500 interns as college teachers

What happened: The Sindh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, resolved on Thursday to appoint 1500 interns as college teachers in government institutions across the province. Details: According to the provincial government, there is a severe shortage of subject specialists for grades 9th and 10th in 318 higher secondary schools. The officials […]

December 31, 2021

In a bid to promote education, Sindh Education Minister, Syed Sardar Ali will be presenting a resolution asking to abolish tax on paper

What happened: While speaking at the commencement of the 16th Karachi International Book Fair, Sindh Education Minister, Syed Sardar Ali Shah announced that he will be submitting a letter to the federal government seeking a tax exemption on paper in order to promote education. Details: Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that paper taxes at federal […]

December 31, 2021

Two teenagers in Karachi killed a man as they shot him while filming a TikTok

What happened: A Karachi resident, Qamar Raza was critically injured in a firing incident on December 23 in the Ghazi Chowk neighborhood of Malir town, and passed away shortly while he was undergoing treatment. SSP, Malir Irfan Bahadur reported that two of the four suspects, aged 14 and 15, were arrested. Details: The accused are […]

December 30, 2021

Indian Marvel superhero, “Chakra the Invincible” has been launched as an NFT to honor Stan Lee on his 99th birthday

What happened: To commemorate Marvel’s creator, Stan Lee’s 99th birthday on December 28, Orange Comet (@orangecometnft), a leading entertainment NFT technology, released Stan’s Lee’s co-created Indian Marvel hero, “Chakra the Invincible” as a limited-edition NFT collection in an auction from December 27 to December 30. The minimum bid price for the 7-piece limited edition was […]

December 30, 2021

Mohammad Rizwan and Fatima Sana have been nominated by ICC for player of the year awards

What happened: Mohammad Rizwan (@mrizwanpak) and Fatima Sana (@fatima_sana14) of Pakistan have been nominated for the ICC men’s T20I and women’s ODI player of the year award, respectively. Details: Rizwan finished 2021 in third place, despite not being in the top 150 in the ICC’s T20I batting rankings last year. In 29 games, the top-order […]

December 30, 2021

This dog in Turkey pays a daily visit to his owner’s grave who adopted the stray canine 11 years ago

What happened: A dog named Fero in northern Turkey regularly visits his late owner, Omer Güven’s grave who passed away on October 29, 2021.  Details: Omer Güven, a father of five, adopted the former stray dog 11 years ago. Two months ago, the old man died of natural causes at the age of 92. Fatma […]

December 30, 2021

The Queen’s guard knocked over a kid for coming in his way

What happened: In a video posted on Tuesday by an anonymous TikTok user, one of the members of the Queen’s Guard can be seen trampling over a boy at the London Tower after he didn’t ‘make way’ for him. Details: Two guardsmen in their grey uniforms and trademark bearskin helmets can be seen marching at […]

December 29, 2021

Meet Barkatnama: This angel guide ensured a safe and fun mini vacation for a group of four girls visiting Northern Pakistan

Recently ProperGaanda reached out to a photographer and a final year graphic designing student, Hafsa Javed (@thehafsaj) who shared her experience of visiting Northern Pakistan and how fun that vacation turned out to be; all thanks to Barkatnama! (@barkatnama). Hafsa went on to tell us how safe she, and her three other girl friends, felt […]

December 28, 2021

This $1.4m worth pixilated octagon GIF was the first ever NFT

What happened: In June 2021, Kevin McCoy’s “Quantum,” the world’s first non-fungible token, was sold for $1.4 million at Sotheby’s auction, ‘Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale.’ Details: In conjunction with internet entrepreneur Anil Dash, Kevin McCoy’s Quantum, a vividly coloured GIF of a digital octagon, was minted on the Namecoin blockchain on 2 May […]

December 28, 2021

This 10 year-old British-Muslim girl raised Rs95 lacs with her younger sister for the poor families of Thar

What happened: In a bid to help the poor families of Sindh, Haziqah, aged 10, and her five year-old sister, Khadeejah raised approximately £40,000. The girls teamed up with ‘Jigsaw’, a Birmingham-based volunteer-led charity and in just seven weeks, they were able to raise more than £30,000. Details: It’s worth noting that the sisters previously […]

December 27, 2021

These fives statements by Pakistani celebrities in 2021 faced backlash by the audience

“Our husband is our culture” – Sadaf Kanwal on being a wife In an interview, in July 2021, Sadaf Kanwal was asked about her views on feminism and Aurat March, “Our culture is our husband. I’m responsible for picking up his shoes and ironing his clothes. I know where all of Shahroz’s belongings are, as […]

December 27, 2021

This handful of Palestinian soil was sold as NFT by a Ramallah-based artist, to raise awareness about tensions in Sheikh Jarrah

What happened: Around the last week of May 2021, Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar sold an artwork, featuring Palestinian soil, named, ‘ If I Don’t Steal Your House, Someone Else Will,’ to an unknown buyer at $12,067.16, as a tangible asset, with a minted NFT artwork attached to it. Back story: The artist walked out to […]

December 27, 2021

Did you know NFT adds more to climate change by emitting carbon dioxide?

Details: Joanie Lemercier (@joanielemercier), a French digital artist, cancelled the sale of his six NFT art pieces in April 2021, after calculating that the sale would consume the electricity, required to power the artist’s studio for two years, in just ten seconds as NFTs consume a lot of energy because they rely on a block […]

December 25, 2021

Five times when the legal system let Pakistanis down

1.Clause for the chemical castration of rapists was dropped after Council of Islamic Ideology opposed it Chemical castration: On November 19, The Council of Islamic Ideology objected the clause, terming it ‘un-Islamic’, which proposed chemical castration of rapists. According to Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice, Maleeka Bokhari, the clause was then removed from the […]

December 25, 2021

Stray puppies cuddled an abandoned newborn baby girl to keep her alive

What happened: According to authorities and villagers, a newborn baby girl, now named ‘Akanksha’ was found abandoned in a field near Saristal village, in northern India. Akanksha was able to survive the chilly night because of a litter of puppies by her side, as they nestled alongside the few-hours old baby, to keep her warm. […]

December 25, 2021

PM Imran Khan applauds President Putin’s remarks against Islamophobia

What happened: On December 24, Prime Minister Imran Khan took on Twitter to praise Russian President, Vladimir Putin’s anti-Islamophobia remarks, saying that this statement reaffirms his message i.e. “insulting Holy Prophet (PBUH) is not freedom of expression.” Back story: On Thursday, President Putin claimed that disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) does not qualify as an […]

December 25, 2021

‘Everydays – The First 5,000 Days,’ the digital collage that sparked the global craze for NFTs

What happened: The most expensive NFT ever sold is Mike “Beeple” Winklemann’s (@beeple_crap) collage, ‘Everydays – The First 5,000 Days,’ for $69 million. The collage depicts everyday pictures dating back to 2007. Details: The collage is known for kick starting the NFT craze. On March 11, 2021, a London- based auction house, Christie’s auctioned The […]

December 25, 2021

Pakistan witnessed its first NFT art exhibition at NFTOAR, a space curated by two Lahoris

What happened: NFTOAR is Pakistan’s first NFT gallery, dedicated to using block chain and NFTs, in a bid to advance and conserve both, real and digital art. Muhammad Awais co-founded and curates NFTOAR, and Ahmad Bilal (@ahmadbilal.x) is the creative director. This one-of-a-kind art space is a subsidiary of Ejaz Art Gallery (@ejazartgalleries) in Lahore. […]

December 24, 2021

A Karachi-based bakery refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ for a university student, but another confectionery stepped in and made her day

What happened: On Saturday, Celestia Naseem Khan (@celestia_naseem_khan), a Christian university student posted pictures of a Christmas cake and customized festive cookies, sent by a Karachi based bakery, ‘Pie in the Sky’ (@pieintheskypk). This gesture came after another bakery-chain, ‘Delizia’ refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on the cake she bought from them. Back-story: On December […]

December 23, 2021

A bakery in Karachi refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on a cake – this is what happened

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Christian university student from Karachi, told ProperGaanda that she was disappointed when a local bakery refused to write Merry Christmas on a cake as the winter holidays approached. *Names have been changed to maintain anonymity. Read Ayesha’s* statements below, narrating the incident. Afterwards, Ayesha* shared the incident on […]

December 23, 2021

From promises to punishments, here’s what is happening in Pakistan

Here are seven news updates for a Pakistani to keep up with. Khanewal: A school watchman was arrested for sexually assaulting a female ninth grader What happened: According to authorities, a school watchman in Punjab’s Khanewal area was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a ninth-grade girl. Details: Ramzan, the victim’s father and a Hafiz-e-Qur’an, […]

December 23, 2021

A video of police constable saving puppies from a manhole in Sukkur is winning hearts on the Internet

What happened: A video of a policeman saving two puppies from a sewerage manhole in Naushahro Feroze went viral on the internet. The video: Constable Naeem Lajjar is seen in the video rescuing two puppies that have fallen into a manhole near the Police Lines area. In the video, after they were recovered, the constable […]

December 23, 2021

This female medical student made history by winning 23 gold medals for her academic performance

What happened: Noor Al Sabah Ahmed is a student at King Edward Medical University, Lahore who was awarded 23 gold medals for achieving first place in various subjects at the university’s 11th convocation. Details: At the convocation, Noor made history and was also named the “best all-round graduate”. While talking to the media, she credited […]

December 23, 2021

Qatar inaugurated its FIFA World Cup 2022 football stadium with Hafiz-e-Quran children

What happened: What happened: Qatar merged its Islamic culture and customs by inaugurating a newly constructed football stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022. For their ceremony, they invited hundreds of Hafiz e Quran children. Details: Children were observed in the stadium reciting verses from the Holy Quran while dressed in traditional wear. The stadium […]

December 22, 2021

Upper-caste students in Jharkhand boycotted against the lunch meal prepared by a Dalit woman

What happened: Upper caste students at a government school in Jharkhand refused to eat a midday school meal prepared by a Dalit woman, named Sunita Devi. Details: Sunita Devi, a Dalit woman was hired as a midday meal cook ‘Bhojan mata’ in Jaul village at a government school. She was assigned to prepare meals for […]

December 22, 2021

Inaugurations, trials and a lot more is happening in Pakistan right now

Here are seven news stories for an average Pakistani to catch up on. The police’s interim challan in the Nazim Jokhio murder case was approved by a local court What happened: The police’s interim challan in the Nazim Jokhio murder case was approved by a local court. The case of Nazim Jokhio’s murder was heard […]

December 22, 2021

This Indian taxi driver owns a ‘dress bank’ for the underprivileged brides

What happened: This dress bank, run by Nasar Thootha who is taxi driver based in Kerala, is one-of-a-kind charity that distributes used wedding gowns – saris, ankle-length skirts, and dresses – donated by wealthy families to the women in need. Back-story: Last year, 44-year-old Thootha, a Saudi Arabia returnee began requesting that people donate their […]

December 22, 2021

The first ever SMS went up for auction in Paris and it was sold for 107,000 euros!

What happened: The first text message ever sent, “Merry Christmas” was sold as a ‘Non-Fungible Token’ at a Paris auction house on Tuesday for 107,000 euros ($121,000). The history: The text, which was sent on December 3, 1992 was auctioned off by the British telecommunications company Vodafone. Neil Papworth, a Vodafone engineer sent the SMS […]

December 22, 2021

This 18-year-old boy has become the youngest specially-abled Pakistani author to publish his book, ‘The Language of Paradise’

What happened: Kashaf Alvi, an 18 year-old boy has become the youngest deaf and mute individual to write and publish a book. On Sunday, Pakistan’s First Lady, Samina Alvi hosted the release of his recently written book at the President’s House in Islamabad. Details: Kashaf’s book, titled ‘The Language of Paradise’ has a long history […]

December 21, 2021

Nine Pakistani personalities who did the nation proud in 2021

Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani to get nominated for two Grammy Awards The 36 year-old artist (@aroojaftabmusic) was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Global Performance Award for her song ‘Mohabbat.’ Arsalan Ash won his 3rd Tekken championship in USA Arslan Ash Siddique (@arslan.ash) of Pakistan took first prize in Tekken 7 at […]

December 21, 2021

Elections, trials and much more is happening in Pakistan right now

Find out what is happening in Pakistan right now, here are seven news updates for you. NCOC approves booster shots for people above over the age of 30, amid the Covid-19 Omicron variant continues to spread What happened: The National Command and Operation Centre authorised booster shots for people over the age of 30 on […]

December 21, 2021

Tom Holland welcomes real-life junior Spiderman who saved his little sister from dog attack

What happened: Bridger Walker, the young boy who bravely saved his sister’s life from a vicious dog attack last year, had his dreams come true after spending time on the sets of Spider-Man: No Way Home with Tom Holland (@tomholland2013). Back-story: Bridger got 90 stitches on his cheek after attempting to protect his sister from […]

December 21, 2021

Dr. Tahir Shamsi, the man who introduced bone marrow transplants in Pakistan passed away

What happened: Dr. Tahir Shamsi, the country’s most renowned hematologist passed away today due to brain hemorrhage. Details: Dr. Tahir was admitted to a private medical facility in the city last week after suffering a brain hemorrhage. According to doctors, he underwent surgery but his condition remained critical and he was on a ventilator. Dr. […]

December 21, 2021

A small protest was held in South Korea to demand the release of a detained Kashmiri activist

What happened: On Monday, a small protest was held in Seoul, South Korea by the JusPeace Foundation. The protest called for the release of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez. Details: People held banners reading “Release Khurram Parvez” in front of the Indian embassy in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. Asian Federation of Involuntary Disappearances tweeted […]

December 21, 2021

Local villagers near Mirwah reported 27 stranded Indus dolphins in the nearby canal

What happened: Officials from the Sindh Wildlife Department reported 27 stranded Indus dolphins on Sunday in various canals of the river downstream of the Sukkur Barrage. Details: Authorities at the Sukkur Indus Dolphin Sanctuary stated that the stranded dolphins would not be rescued due to the current water flow. He claimed that none of them […]

December 21, 2021

Nooh Butt wins silver medal in Weightlifting World Championship, Tashkent

What happened: On Friday, Pakistan’s weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt made history by winning a silver medal at the World Championship in Tashkent. This is Pakistan’s second medal in the event as Talha Talib had won bronze in snatch in 67kg the day before. Details: Nooh, who was not in contention for a spot in the […]

December 20, 2021

‘Haters gonna hate, Wasim Akram and his wife are gonna shake’

What happened: Cricket legend, Wasim Akram (@wasimakramliveofficial) posted a video on his Instagram account where he can be seen enjoying a Dholki night with his wife Shaniera Akram. “Teaching (@iamshaniera) some moves at a Dholki in Karachi last night. She’s doing ok for an Aussie,” said the video. The super-cute video got above 22k likes, […]

December 20, 2021

The Pakistani filmmakers who made a mark with their work in 2021

1. The Unmasking: 15 minute-long Pakistani short film on Covid-16 hesitancy wins five international award The Unmasking: Written and directed by Khalid Hasan Khan, the short-film stars Danish Wakeel (@danish__wakeel), Ali Ellinos (@ali.ellinos28) and Talal Farhat (@telefilms1). The film has won the Best Foreign-Short Film category at the Istanbul Film Awards in Turkey, the Outstanding […]

December 20, 2021

From inspections to new hikes, here’s what is happening in Pakistan

Here are eight news updates for an average Pakistani to catch up on, continue reading to find out more. “We won’t leave people of Karachi at PPP’s mercy”: Jamaat-e-Islami chairperson Siraj-ul-Haq addresses in ‘Save Karachi’ march What happened: Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan president Sirajul Haq stated on Sunday that the religious party will not leave the people […]

December 20, 2021

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

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

December 20, 2021

Eight leopards at Margalla Hills are in danger due to ‘deliberate’ poisoning

What happened: The rising leopard population in the Margalla Hills’ terrain, which is said to comprise of eight of them in the area, is threatened by deliberate poisoning rather than poachers’ rifles or natural causes. Details: The leopard family is compelled to prey on adjacent towns’ domesticated animals to meet their growing food requirements, exposing […]

December 19, 2021

A woman from Lahore shared her story of street harassment where four men stalked her at MM Alam Road

What happened: Recently ProperGaanda came across a female citizen from Lahore named, Eesha Assad who shared her account of street harassment where four men followed her around at MM Alam, Road and then one of them conveyed his Shell business card to her through a khwajasira standing at the signal. Read Eeshas’s statements below regarding […]

December 18, 2021

Here’s what you need to know about National Kissan Day

If you’ve been coming across a lot of content surrounding Pakistan’s hardworking farmers today, that is no coincidence. 18 December marks National Kissan Day in Pakistan, a day initiated by Sarsabz Fertilizers to pay tribute to the nation’s farmers who form the backbone of the agriculture sector. Kissan Day was first celebrated in Pakistan in […]

December 18, 2021

With a great girlfriend comes greater priorities: Tom Holland says he wants to focus on starting a family

What happened: Tom Holland (@tomholland2013) stated in an interview with People magazine (@people) to promote his latest film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” that he wanted to start focusing on building a family as he needs a break from his acting-career now. Details: The Spiderman actor said that he spent the last six years completely focused […]

December 18, 2021

Members of Dolphin Team, Lahore were suspended after they shot a citizen under suspicion

What happened: After a citizen was allegedly shot and critically injured in Lahore on Saturday morning, members of the Dolphin team were suspended. Details: The police reported that the Dolphin team received a message on December 15 regarding a fight in the Township Market area. When the squad arrived on the scene, citizen Bakhat Khan […]

December 18, 2021

Four Australian children died due to their fall from the uplifted jumping castle

What happened: Authorities in Australia claimed on Thursday that strong winds carried an inflated jumping castle into the air during end-of-year school celebrations at Hill Crest Primary School. This led children to fall from 33 feet, killing four of them and injuring several others. Details: The jumping castle’s ascent into the air is currently inexplicable. […]

December 14, 2021

Pakistan to receive aid worth $4.35 dollars from Japan as contribution for the anti-polio programme

What happened: Japan has announced a $4.35 million grant to Pakistan for purchasing essential oral polio vaccines as part of its ongoing support for the eradication of the crippling disease. Details: The grant will be used to purchase 24 million oral vaccine doses. It will enable the programme to reach approximately 21 million children under […]

December 14, 2021

Here’s a sum up of everything you need to know about Pakistan today

Your daily dose of news updates on Pakistan awaits you. Here is what is happening in Pakistan today. 23 doctors and nurses have been detained by the police while they were protesting for the regularization of their jobs  What happened: Protesting doctors and nurses were baton-charged by police on Monday, and over 23 of them, […]

December 14, 2021

A transwoman organizer was abducted and tortured for information on Climate March in Karachi

What happened: Karachi Bachao Tehreek (@karachibachaotehreek) took on their Twitter account to report that one of their organizers, who is a transwoman, was abducted and raped on her way back home from the organizing meeting. According to the team, the incident took place on Saturday night, a day before the march. Details: People in Karachi […]

December 14, 2021

Canadian PM vows to fight against the Quebec law which banned a hijab-wearing teacher from her class

What happened: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’ office says that he has not “closed the door” on legal action against a Quebec law that costed a 3rd grade teacher, Fatemah Anvari  her job last week due to her hijab. One of her students termed the transfer as “unfair” in a hand-drawn card posted online by […]

December 14, 2021

Skardu and Gilgit are currently the busiest airports in Pakistan

What happened: Skardu and Gilgit experienced massive flight operations comparable to major cities in Pakistan, with nearly 16 PIA flights operating to and from both cities. Details: A video released by a PIA official spokesperson showed flights arriving while another one was departing in the background, making northern skies congested. PIA operated eight flights each, […]

December 13, 2021

“We live in a society that is unsafe for women and we must accept this,” says Barrister Pansota on men-women harassment comparisons

What happened: In his interview with anchor, Naheed Chaudhry which was broadcasted on the PTV show, ‘Capital View’, Barrister Ahmad Pansota (@muhammad_ahmad_pansota) spoke up about how one shouldn’t compare men-women harassment claims. The lawyer’s statements came after the anchor asked him about his views on false allegation made by women, mentioning Ayesha Ikram and women […]

December 13, 2021

Film actor, Shaan asks Prime Minister to protect “cultural borders” by banning Indian content

What happened: Pakistani film actor, Shaan Shahid (@official.shaanshahid) took on his Twitter on Saturday, addressing Prime Minister Imran Khan in his tweet in which the actor requested him to protect ‘cultural borders’ and ban all ‘Indian origin’ films. Details: Shan further presented the basis for his concern and said, “As India has banned all Pakistani […]

December 13, 2021

These boys shaved their heads in support of their classmate who was diagnosed with cancer

What happened: In support of a classmate who was just diagnosed with cancer, ten classmates shaved their hair. Liam aged 13, is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma three weeks ago. Details: The boys, who are all in Year 9 at Chesterfield’s Outwood Academy Hasland Hall, are raising funds for the Teenage Cancer […]

December 13, 2021

On the account of Christmas Eve, Pakistan government announces advanced salary for its Christian employees

What happened: According to the finance ministry, all Christians would be able to get advance salary payments and also ensured that it’s retiring Christian personnel receives pensions by December 20. Details: The announcement comes as the Christian community’s most important religious festival, Christmas approaches. According to specifics, the finance ministry has stated that it will […]

December 13, 2021

Day 28 of the Gwadar protests: Prime Minister Imran Khan takes notice of the ‘legitimate demands’ of fishermen

What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the “legitimate demands” of the fishermen in Gwadar on Sunday, as the port city’s protest for their fundamental rights reached its 28th day. What you need to know: Thousands of people including women, children, and fishermen marched on the main highways and streets of Gwadar […]

December 13, 2021

A Thai woman who was upset with her boss blew up her oil warehouse workplace “under stress”

What happened: A woman in Thailand allegedly “blew up” the oil warehouse, Prapakorn Oil facility in Thailand where she worked. Reportedly, the employee’s reason was that she was “under stress.” Details: 38-year-old Ann Sriya is accused of setting fire to a piece of paper with a lighter before tossing it onto a gasoline container. The […]

December 13, 2021

Marches, drives and and much more is happening in Pakistan right now

Here are eight news updates on Pakistan that you should know, continue reading to find out more Karachi Climate March: People marched peacefully to protest against the cutting of trees that’s paving the way for mega housing projects What happened: Dozens of ‘People’s Climate March’ participants held a rally near Karachi’s Boat Basin on Sunday […]

December 12, 2021

“The White Lie”: This book by a Pakistani novelist is a dystopian political thriller set in 2036

ProperGaanda discovered a Pakistani author, Zarnaab Adil Janjua, an NYU graduate in Political Sciences, who released his debut novel, “The White Lie,” a political dystopian thriller set in 2036, on November 27, 2021. Zarnaab told us about the process that led him to create this work in an interview: “Writing a book was a pipe […]

December 11, 2021

Why did Atif Aslam leave Islamabad’s TastePlus Festival midway?

What happened: The situation at Islamabad Taste Plus Festival that took place on December 10th at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan went wrong. Twitter user (twt: psychedsam) posted on her account that celebrity singer, Atif Aslam left the concert midway because of the ‘pathetic organisation’ and the crowd’s behavior. Details: Attendees termed the event […]

December 11, 2021

Talha Talib wins Pakistan’s first ever medal in World Weightlifting Championship

What happened: Talha Talib (@_talhatalib_), Pakistan’s top weightlifter, won bronze in the World Championships in Tashkent on Friday. He competed in the 67 kilogramme, lifted 143 kilogrammes in snatch. Details: Before going for Tashkent, Talha, who rose to prominence after finishing sixth in the Tokyo Olympics, appeared to be in excellent shape. Amjad Amin Butt, […]

December 11, 2021

From cancellations to new beginnings: Here’s what is happening in Pakistan right now

This is what you need to know about Pakistan news right now, to find out what’s going on continue reading. Sindh government plans to build two solar parks with a combined capacity of 350 megawatts What happened: According to a statement released on Friday, the government of Sindh would build two solar parks with a […]

December 10, 2021

This rickshaw driver won’t take you to the polling station if you’re a PML-N supporter

What happened: PML-N supporters celebrated Shaista Pervez Malik’s victory. In the meanwhile, a rickshaw driver named Muhammad Ramzan who claims to be a strong supporter of Prime Minister Imran Khan refused to give PML-N voters a ride to the polling stations. Details: The issue came to light after a fight broke out between Muhammad Ramzan […]

December 10, 2021

This group of artists paid a tribute to Empress Market by curating Pakistan’s first smell map, ‘Scentscape’

Recently ProperGaanda came across a pretty cool ‘sensory map of Saddar’ which was designed by a freelance packaging, magazine, and graphic designer, named Fabaiha Khalid(@curatedbyfabaiha). We made contact with the talented artist and asked her about this interesting venture and how she designed this unique smell map. The project was conducted in Empress Market, Saddar. […]

December 10, 2021

This woman is selling affordable winter wear at Chaar Minar Chowrangi, Karachi to make an earning for her children

What happened: Bhookay Nahi Soyenge (@bhookaynahisoyengaiofficial) is a non-governmental organization who posted a picture of a woman. She is 50 years old and sells warm shirts worth Rs 700 at Chaar Minar Chowrangi, Bahadurabad in Karachi. Details: The NGO reported that the woman is making a living out of her local business to pay for […]

December 10, 2021

From protests to celebrations: Here’s what happened in Pakistan in the last 24 hours

Here are 7 news updates for an average Pakistani to catch up Prime Minister Imran Khan will be inaugurating Karachi’s Green Line service today  What happened: The project has been completed, despite the delays imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, and Prime Minister Imran Khan will be launching the Green Line Bus service in Karachi […]

December 9, 2021

Here are 8 daily news updates for a Pakistani to keep up with

We take it on ourselves to keep you updates with what’s going on in Pakistan. Here are 8 news stories of the day for you. An over-night raid at Jama Cloth Market provoked shopkeepers to stage a violent protest What happened: In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a large number of traders and shopkeepers […]

December 8, 2021

“If you are on this call, you are part of an unlucky group”: This CEO in USA fired 900 employees via a Zoom meeting

What happened: Vishal Garg, the chief executive officer of Better.com, a mortgage company based in USA, is being criticised on social media for firing 900 employees through a Zoom call on Wednesday.  Details: “I come to you with not great news,” this is how Vishal began his call with the workers that were shortly fired after […]

December 8, 2021

After her brother’s wedding, this Bengal woman went to the railway station to distribute leftover food among the needy

What happened: Nilanjan Mondal, a wedding photographer clicked some of the moments of the distribution which took place at the Ranaghat station at 1 am where a Bengal woman, Papiya Kar distributed leftover food from her brother’s wedding, on paper plates to the less fortunate.  The kind gesture: According to the photographer, the food was served at Kar’s […]

December 8, 2021

Here are 7 news updates on Pakistan that you should know

Here’s your daily dose of news updates on Pakistan. Continue reading to find out what’s happening in the country today. 1.Prime Minister Imran Khan held a condolence conference for the Sri Lankan national   What happened: Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Tuesday during a condolence reference in Islamabad, that the deceased Sri Lankan manager’s family […]

December 7, 2021

Meet Booray: The 19-year-old filmmaker who brings the magic of one-man reels to life

Who is Saboor Akram? Recently, ProperGaanda came across a young and talented film-maker, Saboor Akram, a Lahore-based artist who also goes by the name Booray. The young and talented artist likes to call himself a ‘dreamer’. Born and raised in Quetta, the 19 year-old got his hands on a camera at the age of 13. […]

December 7, 2021

Here’s what happening in Pakistan right now

Here’s the daily dose of news for an average Pakistani to catch up on. 1. Imran Khan hosts Sialkot tragedy hero at PM House: What happened: Malik Adnan, who risked his life to save a Sri Lankan man from being lynched in Sialkot last week, will meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday. The […]

December 7, 2021

Pakistani gamer Arsalan Ash wins his 3rd Tournament of Tekken in USA

What happened:  The Pakistani esports sensation, Arsalan Ash (@arslan.ash) has won the Community Effort Orlando (CEO) Tekken 7 Tournament in Florida, United States. This marks Arsalan’s third global win as the gamer has previously bagged the title for EVO Japan 2019 and EVO 2019. The tournament:  In the grand finale, Ash was up against Anakin […]

December 6, 2021

If you’re living in Pakistan, here are 8 news updates for you

We believe in keeping our audience up to date with the recent news of Pakistan. Here are 8 updates for you to catch up on. 1. Sindh Cultural Day celebrated in Karachi: What happened: On Friday, the Pakistan Maritime Museum hosted a three-day family festival to commemorate Sindhi Culture Day. The festival is a collaboration […]

December 6, 2021

PM announces Tamgha-i-Shujaat for Malik Adnan, the man who tried to save Priyantha Kumara

What happened:  Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that Malik Adnan, who tried to save his Sri Lankan colleague from a mob in Sialkot will be awarded the Tamgha-i-Shujaat (Medal of Bravery). On Friday, the 49-year-old Priyantha Kumara was lynched by his colleagues who accused him of blasphemy.  What you need to know: A new footage surfaced […]

December 4, 2021

A 44-foot pyramid made of 1,496 washing machines made a Guinness World Record

What happened: A British business, Currys PC World (@currys) set a Guinness World Record by building 1,496 recycled washing machines into a 44-foot pyramid. The aim behind this was to raise awareness about technology recycling.  The pyramid: The store manager Darren Kenworthy pitched this idea to his bosses and convinced them to hold back some washing machines, which were […]

December 4, 2021

This woman in Faislabad drives a rickshaw to provide for her children

What happened: After her husband abandoned their family, Shazia Naheed, who currently resides in Faislabad, is determined to make ends meet by driving a rickshaw so that her three children, two daughters and a son, can get an education.   Back-story: Shazia Naheed, a mother of three, was abandoned by her husband two years ago. While talking to […]

December 4, 2021

“The world is their classroom”: Mother of two decides to ‘unschool’ her children and make them global citizens

What happened:  A mother of two has revealed how she has ‘unschooled’ her children by abandoning standard lectures and textbooks. Shanel Bell, 34, who moved to Bury-St-Edmunds, Suffolk, from Colorado, has always home-schooled her daughters Maui, 10, and Maya, six, with husband Nicholas, but has just switched to ‘unschooling.’ Details:  Unschooling is a non-traditional approach to home […]

December 4, 2021

Researchers at Princeton University developed a camera which is the size of a grain of salt

What happened:  This one-of-a-kind camera, the size of a grain of salt, was built by researchers from Princeton University and the University of Washington. The camera is about the size of a grain of salt. It can, however, record objects in great detail, in near proximity.  Details:  Previous micro-cameras, according to experts, were spectacular in […]

December 3, 2021

If you’re living in Pakistan, here are 9 news updates for you.

A lot has been happening in Pakistan these days. Here are 9 events for you to catch up on and keep you updated.  1.Skardu’s international flights: What happened: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) declared that the Skardu airport will begin operating as an international airport today, following its elevation to international status. The airport was upgraded with the […]

December 2, 2021

“Shahroz and I make sure that we co-parent Nooreh,” says Syra Yousuf

What happened:  When asked how she copes with being a single mother after her divorce from Shahroz Sabzwari (@shahrozsabzwari), Syra (@sairoz) explained that she doesn’t feel like a single mother because she and her ex-husband co-parent their daughter.  Details: In her recent interview, Syra opened up about raising her daughter. She shared how not much […]

December 2, 2021

Mumbai police rescued a 5-day-old baby girl after stray cats alerted the residents

What happened:  A five-day-old baby girl is healing in a local hospital after being rescued from a gutter where she was left to die in Mumbai, India.  Details:  Her health was being examined by doctors at the Rajawadi hospital, who said she was “doing OK.” Residents discovered the infant after a bunch of cats gathered beside the […]

December 2, 2021

Zee5’s latest Pakistani series Qaatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is set in a mythical neighbourhood called Androon Sheher and it’s premiering on Dec 10th

What happened:  Following the popular series, ‘Churails’ directed by Asim Abbasi, Zee5 is ready to defy stereotypes. The drama is set to reveal the unapologetic side of women in the upcoming original ‘Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam.’  About the series:  Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is an anthology with a desi touch. It is directed by Meenu Gaur (@technicolourmeenu). A critically renowned British […]

December 2, 2021

Male elephant at Safari Park discovered to be female after 12 years

What happened:  German veterinarian Dr. Frank Goritz presented a report to the SHC on Tuesday. It revealed that one of the four elephants at Safari Park, Karachi formerly thought to be male turned out to be a female. The revelation was made during a check, Details:  The overall physical condition of the four African elephants at Karachi Zoo […]

December 1, 2021

Consumer Judge in Mandi Bahaudin tortured by lawyers for convicting the DC, AC

What happened:  The argument between a consumer judge and district administration officers in Mandi Bahauddin turned ugly on Tuesday. A group of lawyers allegedly thrashed and manhandled the judge in his court. They were in support of the district bar association president, who had represented the deputy commissioner in a contempt case. The judge had […]

November 30, 2021

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

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

November 30, 2021

This Pakistani 11 year-old has published six books on Amazon

What happened:  Aysal Waheed, a Pakistani creative writer, released six Amazon novels at the age of eleven.  About the writer:  Aysal, who is currently in sixth grade, competes in a variety of international and domestic contests. In the International Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition 2020, she came in fourth place. The Bulgarian ambassador in Pakistan expressed […]

November 30, 2021

Jack Dorsey will be replaced as Twitter’s CEO by Parag Agrawal

What happened:  Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is stepping down, and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will take over as his replacement. The company made the announcement on Monday.  Details:  Dorsey’s departure marks the end of his second stint as Twitter’s CEO, and it comes at a time when the social networking site […]

November 29, 2021

This 11-month-old baby won hearts by her snowboarding skills

What happened: Wang Yuji can’t even walk yet at 11 months old, but she’s already snowboarding and conquering the slopes. Details: Yuji is the tiniest of all the riders at a resort near Beijing, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics in just a few months. Her parents strap her into tiny boots and layer […]

November 29, 2021

Here’s why people are calling Rhythm Festival, ‘The Paki AstroWorld’

What happened: The much awaited, Rhythm Festival in Lahore that took place at Royal Palm, near Mughulpura on canal road diappointed its attendees last night as the music festival was a disaster. People got injured, girls got harassed, and the crowd was out of control. Details: They event started at 5pm and ended around midnight. […]

November 29, 2021

A mob burned down a police station in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

What happened: On Sunday, a mob attacked and set fire to a police station in the Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They wanted the police to handover them man imprisoned for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran. Details: On Sunday, police arrested a guy for allegedly desecrating the Quran. They moved him to the Mandani police station in […]

November 27, 2021

Man on wheelchair beaten up by robbers in New York

What happened: In the Bronx, a man was attacked, robbed, and dragged from his wheelchair earlier this month. Details: Around 2:30 a.m. on November 8, a distressing attack was caught on tape at the corner of East Tremont and Anthony avenues. The 39-year-old victim was allegedly involved in an altercation on the sidewalk with a […]

November 27, 2021

Mohammad Waseem becomes the first Pakistani to win WBC Silver title

What happened: In a match at the Boxing Arena in Dubai, former WBC champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Colombian boxer Rober Barrera. Details: According to sources, Muhammad Waseem won the silver championship after defeating the Colombian fighter in a 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) battle. Waseem has won 11 fights in his career, including eight knockouts. […]

November 27, 2021

Punjab is now a polio-free province

What happened: Punjab is declared polio-free. All environmental samples obtained from sewerage water tested negative on Friday. Details: Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar says it is a significant success for the province administration. He says its a result of Allah Almighty’s blessings and a positive outcome of teamwork. He praised the provincial health department […]

November 27, 2021

Omicron: The new Covid-19 variant worries scientists

What happened: South African health authorities discovered a new and more transmissible Covid-19 variant. It has triggered a strong reaction around the world. It has led to a number of governments prohibiting tourists from various southern African countries. Details: The World Health Organization categorised the newly discovered coronavirus variation B.1.1.529 as a variety of concern. […]

November 27, 2021

Malala has officially graduated from Oxford University

What happened: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Laureate, ‘virtually’ graduated from Oxford University last year. The 24-year-old has now officially become an Oxford graduate. Details: Malala attended the virtual graduation ceremony for class 2020 in June of last year. The activist was also a part of the viral YouTube original, Dear Class of 2020, in […]

November 26, 2021

North Korea bans leather jackets to prevent people from copying Kim Jong’s fashion sense

What happened: To prevent citizens from copying their Supreme Leader’s look, North Korea has banned leather trench coats. Details: Young men wearing leather trench coats have been banned outright, with police scouring the streets to grab the garments from both citizens and vendors. The news agency stated that the crackdown began after people began imitating […]

November 26, 2021

16 year-old British Sikh boy stabbed to death over a Gucci bag

What happened: On the night of Wednesday, November 24, a 16-year-old British Sikh kid named Ashmeet Singh was stabbed on a West London street. Details: The year with the greatest annual numbers was 2008, when 29 young boys were killed. Singh’s acquaintances claim that he was stabbed because he was often carrying a fake Gucci […]

November 26, 2021

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

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

November 26, 2021

Nationwide petrol strike ends after talks with the government

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

November 26, 2021

The Pakistan-India World Cup match was the most watched T20I in history, says ICC

What happened: The International Cricket Council said on Thursday that India-Pakistan match this year in the T20 Men’s World Cup was viewed by 167 million people. It has become the most watched match in the history of T20 Internationals. Details: Pakistan made history in a highly-anticipated encounter when it defeated India by 10 wickets. The […]

November 26, 2021

Three white men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

What happened: On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot in a confrontation with Travis and Gregory McMichael, as well as their neighbour, William Bryan. The three white men have been found guilty for killing the black man who was out on a jog that day. Details: The defendants claimed they were acting in […]

November 26, 2021

KMC is planning to build a drive-in cinema on the beach

What happened: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has decided to build drive-in theatre near Beach View Park. It will be launched on November 26. The project is a no-profit-no-loss cinema. Details: Over the weekends, memorable films will be exhibited at Sunset Cinema. Besides this, three shows will be held to entertain people who were affected with […]

November 25, 2021

Pakistan is all set to launch e-passports next year

What happened: To make things easier for residents, the federal government plans to start issuing e-passports next year. Details: The decision was made in Islamabad in a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed. The secretary of the interior, chairman of NADRA, DG Passport, and extra DG FIA all attended the meeting. IT advancement is […]

November 25, 2021

Did North Korea just pull off a Squid Game themselves?

What happened: On USB sticks and SD cards, copies of Squid Game were smuggled into North Korea. According to reports, the individual accused of smuggling in the show has been punished to death by a firing squad. Details: A North Korean student who bought the USB drive was sentenced to life in prison. Six others […]

November 25, 2021

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

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

November 25, 2021

From making parathas to winning an international bronze medal: Pakistan is proud of Nisar Ahmed

What happened: Nisar Ahmed from Karachi used to make parathas on the streets. He has now won a bronze medal in the international kickboxing tournament. The event took place in Moscow. Details: Nisar Ahmed came in third after defeating a Tajik player in the qualifying round. He is a resident of Baldiya Town, Karachi. The […]

November 25, 2021

Rare white lion dies at Karachi Zoo

What happened: It was reported on Wednesday that rare white lion passed away due to pneumonia. The creature was also suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. Details: The lion was ill for the past 13 days with pulmonary tuberculosis, which was being treated by vets. He could not recover and died around 11 a.m., according to Karachi […]

November 25, 2021

Noor Mukkadam’s CCTV footage: Court orders FIA to investigate the leak

What happened: Social media platform run by Noor’s friends, Justice for Noor (@justicefor_noor) shared an update on their Twitter handle regarding the CCTV Footage leak. Court has directed DG FIA, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi to investigate the matter; how the footage was leaked and how it got viral. Details: On 11th November, Inspector Sattar, the investigating […]

November 25, 2021

Michael Vaughan has been dropped out of the BBC commentary team

What happened: Michael Vaughan has been dropped from the BBC commentary team for the next Ashes series in Australia. It is due to a “conflict of interest” in the wake of a racism allegation. Details: The allegations have been made by Pakistan-born former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq. According to Rafiq, Vaughan allegedly warned him and […]

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

This girl is the first Pakistani to get selected for Anti Nuclear Weapons Academy

What happened: Komal Ali Shah, 25, has been selected as the first Pakistani for the Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021. It was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. Details: ICAN’s Nuclear Weapons and Global Security programme develops global leaders. They advocate for nuclear disarmament and contribute to a more […]

November 24, 2021

NFL player takes 90 high school kids to his football game

What happened: Offensive tackle, Trent Brown contacted Westover High football coach Adam Miller with a surprise for his high school team. The American footballer said he was going to take them to the Patriots-Falcons game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday night. Details: The New England offensive lineman attended Albany, Georgia’s Westover High School, where he […]

November 24, 2021

Contestant from Greece withdrew from Miss Universe Pageant in Israel

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

November 24, 2021

Apple sued Israeli surveillance company

What happened: NSO Group, an Israeli monitoring firm, has been charged by Apple of “flagrant” abuses of its software as well as federal and state laws. Details: On Tuesday, Apple filed a federal lawsuit against the NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance firm. The case is the second of its sort — Facebook sued NSO in […]

November 24, 2021

India decides to ban cryptocurrencies

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

November 24, 2021

Pakistani Singer Arooj Aftab makes it to Grammy Awards Nominees

What happened: Arooj Aftab, a Pakistani artist received two nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards, which were announced at a livestreamed online event on Tuesday morning. Details: Wasn’t long enough when Barack Obama recognized ‘Mohabbat,’ a song by Arooj Aftab. He said he had it on his 2021 summer playlist. Aftab, who sung the title […]

November 23, 2021

Chrystul Kizer: The girl who killed her sex trafficker in self-defense at the age of 17

What happened: Kizer, who was 17 at the time, is accused of killing Randall P. Volar III, who had previously been arrested for child sexual abuse. Details: After groups like the Chicago Community Bond Fund donated enough money to pay her $400,000 bond, Kizer was freed from jail in June 2020. Her case is still […]

November 23, 2021

This family celebrated National Adoption Day by adopting a 7th child

What happened: The Workcuffs from Bloomington have seven adopted children. On Saturday, three-year-old Phoenix became a member of their family. Details: National Adoption Day is celebrated on 20th November. To mark the day in Hennepin County, 20 families gave 34 children a home. Adoption finalisation hearings took place on Saturday, before Thanksgiving. Workcruff family was […]

November 23, 2021

SHC orders NADRA to issue single mothers CNIC for their children

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

November 23, 2021

Adele’s reunion with her English teacher is going to leave you sobbing

What happened: Adele couldn’t contain her tears when her English teacher showed up unexpectedly at her London Palladium performance of “An Audience With Adele” on Sunday night. Details: Actress Emma Thompson, urged Adele to mention “someone who supported you or… shielded you from the trials and tribulations of life and inspired you to go on” […]

November 23, 2021

Cash spill on California highway made people go nuts

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

November 23, 2021

PM Imran approves a Rs5 billion humanitarian aid package for Afghanistan

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

November 23, 2021

Lawyers physically assaulted a woman complainant in Karachi

What happened: The event drew widespread condemnation on social media, with many users shaming the lawyer. A video circulating on social media shows a group of lawyers assaulting a female complainant, named Laila Parveen. She belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf. Along with her brother, she was betean up by a group of lawyers inside the Malir […]

November 22, 2021

Arijit Singh takes a stand for Pakistani singers during a live concert

What happened: Arijit Singh (@arijitsingh), the Indian singer ended his live performance with a sold-out show in Abu Dhabi. He stunned the audience by speaking up for Pakistani artists. Details: Later, people praised his bravery on social media and shared heartwarming moments from the concert. A clip from the concert was also released on Twitter. […]

November 22, 2021

Saqib Nisar denies the authenticity of the leaked audio clip

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

November 22, 2021

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

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

November 20, 2021

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

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

November 20, 2021

Lahore resumes horse-mounted patrolling

What happened: After a two-year hiatus, the Lahore Police Department has restored a horse-mounted patrolling squad to the city. Details: Rangers have also joined the patrolling team and will jointly monitor the streets, on a weekly basis on a horseback. The horse-mounted squad’s patrolling tradition came to an end in 2019. It was due to […]

November 20, 2021

Kim Kardashian funded Afghan women football team’s flight

What happened: In a flight funded by US celebrity, Kim Kardashian, members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth football team were sent to the United Kingdom. Twitter lauded the celebrity for her kind gesture. Details: A total of 130 individuals were in the flight. It included 35 female players with their families. They arrived on Thursday morning […]

November 20, 2021

PTA restores TikTok services once again

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

November 20, 2021

Zia Chisti resigned as Afiniti founder after sexual assault allegations

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

November 19, 2021

A college basketball player stayed after match to help in cleaning the stadium

What happened: Wichita State College student, Dexter Dennis stayed back in the arena after the game to assist his fans in cleaning up. He helped them for three hours. Details: On Tuesday, Dexter Dennis scored 13 points to lead his team to a 14-point victory. He lingered in the arena after the game to assist […]

November 19, 2021

Pakistan will play its first T20 against Bangladesh today

What happened: The first T20 match between the two teams is set to take place on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, at 1pm. Details: After a five-year absence, the men’s cricket team has returned to Bangladesh. They will also play two ICC World Test Championship matches. Mohammad Hafeez had withdrew from the series to […]

November 19, 2021

50% of the private sector to work from home due to the smog condition in Lahore

What happened: The Punjab government was directed by the Lahore High Court on Thursday to publish an emergency notification. It stated that 50 percent of private-sector workers to work from home. It is due to the high levels of smog in the city. Detail: Justice Shahid Karim heard a petition for smog relief. The Judicial […]

November 18, 2021

The Kartarpur corridor has been reopened for Sikh pilgrims

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

November 18, 2021

Swyft Logistics becomes the first company in Paksitan to introduce paid period leaves

What happened: Swyft Logistics in Lahore, Pakistan has become the first and only corporation to use “Monthlies,” a pre-approved 12-month paid period leave for every female employee. Details: The company aims to eliminate the stigma associated with menstruation and the idea that it is a disease. CEO Swyft, Muhammad Uns said, “We are more than […]

November 18, 2021

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

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

November 18, 2021

Zahir Jaffer declines legal representation once more, insists on his own counsel

What happened: Zahir Zakir Jaffer, the main culprit in the Noor Mukadam murder case, declined to sign a power of attorney that would have allowed him to be represented by a lawyer of his choosing on Wednesday. Details: During the hearing for cross-examination of witnesses Head Constable Jabir, computer operator Mudassir, ASI Dost Muhammad, and […]

November 18, 2021

Overseas Pakistanis can now vote through electronic voting machines

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

November 18, 2021

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

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

November 17, 2021

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

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

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