November 27, 2021

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

What happened: Pakistan’s renowned journalist Najam Sethi (@sethi.najam) has allegedly trolled by the PTI’s ministers to post “hard truths.” Najam Sethi, in his tweets, has claimed that the PTI’s ministers are targeting him because he analyzed the PDM march. On the other hand, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib criticized the […]

November 26, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 24, 2021

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

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

November 23, 2021

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

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

November 20, 2021

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

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

November 19, 2021

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

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

November 19, 2021

Federal government removes chemical castration clause from the anti-rape law

What happened: Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Law, Justice Faroogh Naseem, in an interview, said, “Chemical castration clause has been repealed in the anti-rape law.” Reports have claimed that the Pakistani government has had ‘cold-feet,’ right before the amended bill, and removed the castration clause. Details: Whereas, the Council of Islamic Ideology, has raised several objections […]

November 18, 2021

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

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

November 17, 2021

#OpenProperGaanda: Is reporting on the controversial TLP against the social media giant’s rules?

What happened: ProperGaanda has been quick at reporting swiftly, with keeping the facts intact regarding any matter that deeply concerns the nation, but has faced criticism for factual reporting. ProperGaanda’s reporters believe that the current ban on ProperGaanda could have been instigated by the social media users, who tend to shy away from the harsh […]

November 1, 2021

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

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

November 1, 2021

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

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

October 28, 2021

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

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

October 28, 2021

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

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

July 24, 2021

Sheikh Rasheed spends Eid trying recreational activities

This Eid, Sheikh Rasheed has shared on twitter his attempts at horse riding and rowing a boat. He shared a video of himself horse-riding on his official twitter account on the second day of Eid, leaving many viewers amused. He seems to be at an idyllic farmhouse, dressed in sports wear riding a horse at […]

July 8, 2021

Zardari says Nawaz Sharif’s Punjab domicile is better than his

What happened: Asif Ali Zardari, the former president told the media that he was being treated unfairly by the law due to his ethnicity and domicile. Zardari asserts that he is being forced to appear in court in-person even though his legal counsel pleaded that Zardari’s ill-health is serious concern. “Mian Sahab’s domicile is better […]

June 25, 2021

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

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

May 25, 2021

Pakistan’s first paperless Cabinet meeting conducted on Digital Tablets today

Pakistan’s first paperless Cabinet meeting was conducted today by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Digital Tablets substituted paper, which was previously used in Cabinet meetings. The news was announced by Shabahat Ali Shah, CEO of National IT Board, Pakistan via Twitter. The Response: People have enthusiastically welcomed the technological evolution of Cabinet procedures. The Impact: Replacing […]

May 24, 2021

KPK to launch the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Scholarship worth more than 3.25 billion annually for Madrassa students

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced its decision to launch a scholarship program for the students of religious seminaries. The program will be called the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Scholarship Programme. What Happened: In a meeting of the Auqaf & Religious Affairs Department with Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan, the CM urged the concerned officials to […]

May 24, 2021

1500 posts to be filled by transpersons as LG&CD department fixes 2% employment quota for them

Transpersons will now be given official jobs as the Local Government and Community Development (LG&CD) department has decided to fix their two percent employment quota in several vacant posts in the local governments, councils such as Metropolitan / Municipal Corporations, Union Councils, etc, the Walled City of Lahore Authority, and the Local Government Board. What […]

May 24, 2021

The number of wealthy families controlling Pakistan’s stock market has jumped from 22 to 31

What Happened: According to a report published by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), the number of wealthy families controlling Pakistan’s economy and politics has jumped to 31 from 22 since independence. These families also dominate Pakistan’s stock market. The report was written by Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice-Chancellor, PIDE, and Amin Husain, Doktorand, Uppsala […]

May 24, 2021

Frontier Corps open fire on mob attackers in Kurram, wounding eight people

Skirmishes between protesters and the Frontier Corps personnel left eight people injured in Sadda town of Kurram tribal district on Saturday. What Happened: According to officials, a mob attacked the offices of the district administration in the town, located some 20 kilometers east of Parachinar, the district headquarters of Kurram. The protesters pelted the office […]

May 22, 2021

Shia and Sunni Clerics apologize after challenging each other to a ‘Mubahila’

The Shia and Sunni clerics in Gilgit Baltistan who had challenged each other to a ‘Mubahila’, a religious debate, on the condition that the loser of the argument must jump into the fire, have apologized to each other. Maulana Qazi Nisar Ahmad from Ahl-e-Sunnat issued an apology to Agha Rahat Hussain Al-Husseini from the Shia […]

May 22, 2021

Wildfire between Burner and Swabi extinguished after a 15-hour long struggle

According to Rescue 1122 officials, a fire that had broken out in the mountainous region between the Swabi and Buner districts has finally been put out by firefighters after 15 hours of struggle. What Happened: While the cause of the fire was not known, it was an alarming situation as not only a significant area […]

May 22, 2021

Four masked men caught breaking into Nawaz Sharif’s house at Stanhope Place

What Happened: A group of four unidentified men, their faces covered with masks, attempted to force themselves into the office of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Stanhope Place in London on Thursday. They tried to enter the premises on the pretext that they had an appointment with Sharif, and upon being told by the […]

May 22, 2021

“Israel has deep pockets,” FM Qureshi accused of anti-Semitism

Having arrived in New York to attend the UNGA emergency meeting convened to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Palestine and bring an end to 11 days of Israeli aerial bombardment, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was interviewed by CNN and accused of making an anti-Semitic remark by the anchor. What Happened: The interview was […]

May 21, 2021

“We Should Shake Hands With Israel,” Mubashar Luqman on i24News in Tel Aviv, 2020

Pakistan is one of the 28 UN member states that do not recognize Israel. The Pakistani passport bears the inscription, “This passport is valid for all countries except Israel,” banning Pakistanis from traveling to the belligerent state that routinely commits war crimes against Palestine. In the past, the U.S., India, and Saudi Arabia have pressurized […]

May 20, 2021

Tribal dispute over land in Quetta results in 7 deaths

What Happened: In the Barkhan area of Quetta, the Jhang and Gajani tribes locked horns over a land dispute in the Haji Kot area. At least seven people were killed and three others injured when two tribes clashed on Wednesday evening during a bullet exchange that lasted 2 hours. Law enforcement personnel and police were […]

April 21, 2021

No intention of unbanning TLP, says PM Imran Khan

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

November 7, 2020

A secretive campaign is running to change Parliamentary system into Presidential

Background: A secretive campaign for introducing the presidential form of government in the country reached the Supreme Court through a petition filed on 28 August,2020 What this petition states: Petition states that Prime Minister Imran Khan should hold a nation-wide referendum and pave the way for introducing the presidential system to replace the existing parliamentary […]

October 27, 2020

Does PDM promise a democratic future to the public?

PDM- Pakistan Democratic Movement is an alliance of 11-political party which has three major stakeholders; two leaders from political dynasties, PML-N Vice president Maryam Nawaz and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the head of a religious political party, JUI-F Fazlur Rehman. All three of them come from different political orientations; the PML-N; center right, […]

January 23, 2020

Deep Dive: Is there hope for transgender representation in Pakistan?

Transgenders have historically struggled in Pakistan and have oftentimes been placed on the periphery of Pakistani society. One of the most marginalised groups in the country, this community has faced severe discrimination for years. However, new legislature and inclusion of transgenders in entertainment may just be setting a different precedent. Historically, transgenders have been placed […]

November 13, 2019

Timeline: 100 Days of Kashmir Lockdown

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

November 9, 2019

Pakistan denies ‘malicious’ intent regarding Kartarpur opening

Today marks the historic opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, but reports have emerged from a section of Indian media raising doubts about the true intentions of this event Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to inaugurate the Kartarpur Corridor, one of the holiest places for Sikhs. It is where the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru […]

November 8, 2019

Is The Government Covering Up Polio Outbreaks?

Pakistani officials have been accused of attempting to cover up an outbreak of the most dangerous polio strain and trying to contain it with a covert vaccination programme According to The Guardian, the P2 strain that had previously been eliminated from the country recently infected a dozen children, resulting in paralysis of those under age […]

November 4, 2019

Indian Sikhs cross the wagha border to celebrate Nagar Kirtan

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

November 2, 2019

Taliban flag spotted at Azadi March

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

November 1, 2019

Pakistani Govt Officials Targeted By Hackers Through Whatsapp

Top profile officials in countries like Pakistan that are allies of the US were targeted early in the year by expert hackers through Whatsapp The list of country officials affected has been updated and Pakistan seems to be one of them. The hacking of these government officials could have serious political and diplomatic consequences for […]

October 31, 2019

Former Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain’s Life Reported To Be Still Irrelevant | The Gaanda

Ex-President Mamnoon Hussain, who was famously irrelevant in his time as the President of Pakistan, is reported to still be pretty much irrelevant. According to sources, he reminisces the time when at least he was being noted to have a fine taste in Dahi Bhallay. Mamnoon has also reportedly been known to attend nearby school […]

October 26, 2019

Claims of Ex PM Nawaz Sharif Experiencing Heart Attack Refuted

Nawaz Sharif reportedly suffered from a heart attack this morning, according to sources. However this claim has now been refuted by the hospital The former premier is reportedly suffering from angina. Currently, his platelet count is too low to allow him to travel, and he has also refused to take NRO from Imran Khan, telling […]

October 22, 2019

Imran Khan Urges International Community To Think Of Pakistan As A Donation Box

As the economic crises grows, Pakistani Prime Minister has appealed to Pakistani expats and anyone with money to basically think of Pakistan as charity box where you can put all your charity in. In an interview with CNN, Khan saab said Pakistan is poorer then even some African nations and nobody is giving us charity. “People […]

October 14, 2019

VP of PML-N Lawyers Wing ‘kidnapped’

Kashif Ali Chaudhry, the Vice President of the PML-N’s Lawyers Wing, is stated to have been kidnapped from Thokar Niaz Baig by a nameless party on Sunday According to the complaint lodged by his brother, Nazim Hussain, the VP had gone to Sarshar Town market to buy a cable wire, when some unrecognizable people arrived […]

October 12, 2019

Govt. Suggests Lower Interest Rate For Female Entrepreneurs

The PTI government has proposed lowering the interest rate on bank loans for women running businesses to help them launch their trade under the Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan Scheme The government’s aim for this proposal is to create more job opportunities for women in the country, by making it easier for young females to […]

October 11, 2019

3 Army Officers Found Guilty For Abuse Of Power

Three Pakistan Army Majors have been found guilty on charges of indiscipline and misconduct, or more specifically, for abusing their power and being involved in illegal activities The ISPR’s media wing issued a statement concerning the detainment of the three officials, confirming that charges had included “misuse of authority and involvement in illegal activities unbecoming […]

October 10, 2019

Maryam Nawaz’s Judicial Remand Has Been Extended

An accountability court has extended the judicial remand of Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of PML-N, in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case An NAB prosecutor requested judge Jawadul Hassan to grant more time to file a reference against the suspects as the investigation into the charges of money laundering is still underway. The judge therefore extended […]

October 10, 2019

PM Khan Awarded Best Prime Minister Award

A few days after the ex-cricket team captain and current Boy Captain of Pakistan’s birthday, the premier was awarded the Best Prime Minister Award. All PTI Party MNA’s and Major Leadership attended the event. The Army Chief Qamar Bajwa and DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor were also in attendance. The Army Chief signed the trophy being […]

October 8, 2019

Zainab Alert Bill Will Help Prevent Child Abductions

The National Assembly has passed the Zainab Alert Bill in order to set up an agency that will report and work on missing children cases The Bill will allow Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Agency (ZARRA) to be set up, where an alert will automatically be generated in the instance of a missing child report […]

October 5, 2019

A Timeline Of 60+ Days Of Kashmir Under Lockdown

On 5 August 2019, the Indian Government abolished the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir- an area that has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. The special status given under Article 370 allowed Kashmir some autonomy as a state, to have its own constitution, a separate flag, and […]

October 4, 2019

National Debt to Rise by 47% in Next Five Years

The government estimates that Pakistan’s total public debt will increase from Rs. 31 trillion to Rs. 45.57 trillion The ministry of finance has also calculated total external debt to jump up 80%, from Rs. 10.446tr to Rs. 18.77tr. Furthermore, the Ministry’s Public Debt Management Plan calculated total domestic debt to increase by more than 30%, […]

October 3, 2019

ISPR Defends Army Chief’s Stance In Meeting With Tycoons

The military’s media department has issued a statement about the trending meeting the Army Chief Gen had with powerful business tycoons a while ago According to sources, tension at the dinner table conference escalated when General Qamar Javed Bajwa was unable to provide a satisfactory response to the businessmen’s demands from the government. Since there […]

October 2, 2019

Old NAB Partner Claims $17M On Nawaz’s Avenfield Flats

An asset recovery firm once hired by NAB during Musharraf’s regime, has laid a claim on London flats once owned by ex-PM Nawaz Sharif after failure to pay the $22M bill owed by NAB for recovering the properties. The firm, Broadsheet LLC, will apply for possession of the Avenfield apartments- four luxury flats in Central […]

September 28, 2019

Bilawal Warns All ‘Selected’ Will Soon Have To Go

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari spent Friday holding meetings in Larkana, in efforts to boost their PS-11 by-election campaign. The PPP leader met with representatives of different parties at Naudero House with Provincial Party President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro to hear their proposals and complaints in order to strengthen their organisation. The meetings would help advance the […]

September 27, 2019

NA Deputy Speaker Has Been De-seated By Election Tribunal

The Balochistan high court election tribunal has declared Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri’s as void and ordered a re-election in the NA-265 (Quetta II) constituency. The tribunal has not announced a date for the re-election, and as of yet, Suri still qualifies to contest for the re-election. Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani had challenged the NA-265 result […]

September 21, 2019

PTM MNAs Released From Jail

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) MNA’s were released from jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Haripur district this Saturday, according to sources. This development comes after two days from the two lawmakers being granted bail by the Peshawar High Court in the Kharqamar attack case. A large number of PTM workers, had been waiting outside the prison for […]

June 19, 2019

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

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

June 19, 2019

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

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

June 17, 2019

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

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

May 27, 2019

12 Ahmadis That Keep Most Of Pakistan Up at Night

The hashtag ‘Ahmedi’ has been trending in Pakistan again, after Attock Assistant Commissioner Jannat Hussain Nekokara was forced to apologise for speaking about equal treatment of minorities, including that of Ahmedis. This has led to another debate on social media regarding the treatment of this sect within Pakistan. So we at ProperGaanda decided to look into some […]

May 19, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know

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

May 17, 2019

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

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

May 17, 2019

10 Of Reham Khan’s Most Insightful Yet Useless Tweets

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

May 16, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know

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

May 15, 2019

Everything That Has Happened In Sri Lanka Since The Easter Bombings

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

May 12, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know

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

May 11, 2019

Pearl Continental Hotel Gwader Under Fire

Three to four armed militants stormed Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar on Saturday evening according to the Gwadar Station House Officer Aslam Bangulzai. “At around 4:50pm we got reports that there are three to four armed men in PC Hotel,” the SHO said, adding that “the firing is ongoing but there are no reports of […]

May 10, 2019

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

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

May 10, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know About

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

May 9, 2019

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

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

May 8, 2019

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

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

May 8, 2019

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

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

May 7, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know Right Now

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

May 6, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know Right Now

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

May 5, 2019

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

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

May 5, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need To Know Right Now

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

May 4, 2019

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

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

May 4, 2019

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

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

May 4, 2019

Top 5 news stories you need to know about today

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

May 3, 2019

Top 5 News Stories You Need to Know!

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

May 3, 2019

Shocking Facts About Education You Need To Know!

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

Bilawal Bhutto
April 25, 2019

Bilawal Uses Edhi to Fire Back at Imran Khan

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

April 17, 2019

Myanmar security sets Rohingya Muslim homes on Fire!

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

Nestle Under Fire
April 15, 2019

Did Nestle Just Poison a Baby?

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

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April 10, 2019

The 83 Year Old Dalai Lama Has Been Hospitalised

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

Sikh Community
April 10, 2019

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

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

April 6, 2019

Anti-Aircraft Shells Have Been Discovered Near Banigala

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

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
April 6, 2019

Bhutto’s Historic Speech At The UN Security Council

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

April 4, 2019

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

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

April 4, 2019

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

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

April 4, 2019

UN Passes a resolution which strongly condemns violence against religious minorities

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

US Nation
April 3, 2019

Will United Nation’s New Resolution Help Fight Islamophobia?

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

April 2, 2019

India just jeopardized the International Space Station but Modi thinks it’s a big win!
Asam Aziz
March 29, 2019

He threatened to hang me naked from the fan

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

Imran Khan
March 29, 2019

When will people stop asking Jemima about Imran Khan?

When will people stop asking Jemima about Imran Khan?

Nawaz Sharif
March 29, 2019

Nawaz Sharif Has Been Granted Bail For 6 Weeks

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

Mehwish Hayat
March 29, 2019

Mehwish Hayat awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

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

Bureucrat of Karachi
March 29, 2019

This Bureaucrat From Karachi Abused the Police

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

Former general Mosharaf
March 29, 2019

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

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

Bilawal Bhutto
March 22, 2019

Bilawal Bhutto Just Trolled Imran Khan | ProperGaanda

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

March 22, 2019

Another Case of Minority Injustice Goes Unnoticed | ProperGaanda

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

March 18, 2019

The Great Mughals | Babur | InfoTonic

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

Kashmir Newspaper
March 10, 2019

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

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

Kohistan Video Scandal
March 7, 2019

Kohistan Video Scandal Whistleblower Killed Days After Seeking Protection From Government

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

Mahatama Gandhi
March 6, 2019

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

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

Free Nawaz Sharif
March 6, 2019

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

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

March 5, 2019

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

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

Indian Submarines
March 5, 2019

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

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

PTI Tweet
March 4, 2019

PTI Tweets in Hindi and Twitter goes GAGA!

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

Pakistani imate
March 4, 2019

Pakistani Inmate Killed in Indian Jail was Badly Tortured

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

DR Fariha Bugti
March 2, 2019

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

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

hamza Ali Abbasi
March 1, 2019

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

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

Narendra modi
February 28, 2019

IAF Strike will help BJP win 22 seats in Karnataka

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

Solider widow
February 28, 2019

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

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

malala Yousafzai
February 28, 2019

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

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

Pak India Flag
February 27, 2019

15 Major Headlines after India Violated Pakistan’s airspace 

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

Wing Commander Abhinandam
February 27, 2019

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

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

Wagha Border
February 27, 2019

Twitter claims Cross Firing at the Sialkot Border

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

February 22, 2019

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

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

February 22, 2019

Bilawal Bhutto Delivers a Moving Speech at the Oxford Union

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

Pulwana Attack
February 19, 2019

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

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

Imran Khan and Crown Prince Muhammad Salman
February 18, 2019

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

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

February 10, 2019

The trials and tragedies of the Uighur community in China

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

Aleem khan
February 8, 2019

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

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

February 7, 2019

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

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

Indian Army in Kashmir
February 5, 2019

A Timeline of the Kashmir Dispute

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

by Sabir
February 1, 2019

Will Tabo Ever Receive Justice

Child Marriage
January 31, 2019

Pakistan Will Not Stand for Child Brides Anymore

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

Car Blast
January 30, 2019

Man Behind Chinese Consulate Attack Apprehended in UAE

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

Asia Bibi
January 29, 2019

Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Agaisnt Aasia Bibi

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

Army Media Wing
January 26, 2019

State says it is committed to protecting the PTM

January 24, 2019

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

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

Usman Buzdar
January 22, 2019

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

Arif Alwi
January 22, 2019

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

polio officer
January 21, 2019

Pakistan Starts its First Polio Drive of 2019!

Imran Khan
January 18, 2019

Pakistan Gets its 26th Chief Justice

Beautiful view
December 21, 2018

China Provides Motorcycles For CPEC Security

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

Judges Appointment
December 20, 2018

GB opposition leader calls for judges’ appointment on merit

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

Pakistan with China
December 17, 2018

China may park $2b in Pakistan reserves this month

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

Shah Mehmood Qureshi
December 15, 2018

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Imran Khan
December 4, 2018

Imran Khan Gave A Detailed Interview, This Is What You Need To Know

This piece has been contributed by our featured writer Muneeb Khan.   Prime Minister Imran khan gave a detailed interview to a panel of journalists from different organizations, on several subjects of national standing, stretching from civil-military relations, anti-encroachment, national economy, accountability, to dialogue with Afghan Taliban. Economic Crisis and Institutional Change When inquired about […]

Billgates Chicken & Imran Khan
December 3, 2018

I Am Sorry To Break It To You But Eggs Really Won’t Help!

Once again, the raging bull of Pakistani economy is in debates. This time, initiated after a “Chicken Economy” statement from the PM of Pakistan. What Happened? The Prime Minister in a speech claimed to change the fate of this flawed economy by giving a couple of hen to the locals, which in return will lay […]

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 […]

November 8, 2018

Fake News of Asia Bibi Leaving the Country Denied By Government

Yesterday, news reports of recently acquitted Asia Bibi being flown from the Multan’s women prison to an “unkown destination” was spread across social media.  On Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal denied the report claiming, “There is no truth in the reports of here leaving the country – it is fake news.” The […]

November 4, 2018

A Timeline of Pakistan bowing down to the Religious Right

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

November 2, 2018

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 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

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 15, 2018

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

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

October 9, 2018

Yet Another Tall Claim Falls Flat as Naya Pakistan Turns to IMF for Bailout

The government has taken a decision to get in touch with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to come up with a solution to Pakistan’s financial crisis. Finance Minister Asad Umar recently uploaded a video on PTI’s official Twitter handle announcing that the government would be discussing the possibility of a bailout program. Since taking power, […]

October 6, 2018

Shahbaz Sharif’s Arrest Plunges Twitter into Divisive Politics

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

September 28, 2018

What Tourism Day?

It is a tragedy that World Tourism Day on September 27th passed by with no celebration or event taking place in the tourism hub of Pakistan – Gilgit. After the ignorance shown towards the day, The Pakistan Association of Tour Operators (Pato) stated that the authorities should have taken the responsibility. They claimed that the […]

September 27, 2018

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

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

September 22, 2018

Gul Bukhari Educates Twitter on the Politics of Dissent

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

September 19, 2018

Let’s Welcome the Sharif’s to Naya Pakistan

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

September 19, 2018

Khan Sahab is Not the Injured Party if He Backtracks on Granting Afghan Refugees Citizenship

It has been almost a month since Imran Khan was sworn in as Prime Minister of Naya Pakistan and the premier has done little to undo his image as a master of backtracking from what he says in public to what he follows in practice.  The fire created by the controversy surrounding the appointment of […]

September 12, 2018

The Former First Lady of Pakistan – Kulsoom Nawaz

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

September 7, 2018

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

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

September 7, 2018

PTI’s Bold Claims Fall Flat Infront of Fanatic’s Might

Moments ago it was announced that the PTI government required Princeton University graduate and member of the Economic Advisory Council, Atif R. Mian to step down. The news was announced on social media by PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan. Atif Mian was asked to step down from the Advisory Council and he has agreed. A […]

August 28, 2018

Naya Pakistan, Naya no-VIP Intezaam

The government of Imran Khan has been out and about introducing new laws that pretty much hinder the VIP movement of several officials. Unlike before they are not allowed to live up to various luxuries in the list of which another has recently been added. Influential people are no longer allowed to be given VIP […]

August 28, 2018

Has Imran Khan’s Focus on Dutch Contest Shoved Ahmadi Atrocities Under the Rug?

Pakistanis are in a frenzy over a Dutch contest with blasphemous connotations for the Muslim world. Even Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the derrogatory contest, which defames Islam and the Prophet (SAW). While the contest is condemnable on all fronts and certainly deserves an outcry against it, there are more troubling matters at […]

August 23, 2018

7 Bollywood Songs That Fit Well With the Situations of Self-Exiled Politicians

Pakistan politics at times is no less than a Star Plus drama. Many times, we have seen our politicians go through Kasauti Zindagi Ki and Son Pari-ing from unfavorable situations. Certainly, the best screenplay can be made with details of various politicians leaving Pakistan, in self-exile most of the times that is. Imagine what it would have […]

August 17, 2018

5 Things to Know About Asad Qaiser the 20th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf leader, Asad Qaiser has become the 20th Speaker of National Assembly as per the oath taking ceremony that took place on Wednesday. Qaiser was able to score 166 votes that resulted in his victory from Khursheed Shah. The challenge at hand for Asad Qaiser is handling the opposition in the assembly that is […]

August 16, 2018

Two Friends Allegedly Spent a Whole Evening Without Discussing Politics

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

August 15, 2018

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

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

August 13, 2018

Pakistan: 71 Years in 71 Photos

Getting Pakistan to the relatively stable state that it’s in today has been an arduous series of unfortunate events. This independent, democratic state is the result of a lot of bloodshed and sacrifices made on both sides across the border. On it’s 71st year since inception, we take you on a visual journey through Pakistan’s […]

August 5, 2018

Meet Pakistan’s Millionaire Senator

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

August 4, 2018

Imran Khan’s Oath Taking Ceremony – The Guest List

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is all set to welcome Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister; the oath taking ceremony will take place on August 11th 2018. The news regarding attendees for the highly anticipated official ceremony of the new government was released by Fawad Chaudhry. Much to everyone’s surprise, he revealed that no foreign dignitary has […]

August 4, 2018

Meet The 30 Year Politician Who Is KP’s Expected Education Minister

Kamran Bangash is a 30-year-old doctor with a vociferous urge to be of social service. Bangash was fielded as a candidate for PK-77 in Peshawar; he competed against 14 other members. He stepped into the field knowing that this was once PPP territory and that he would have to face tough competition to emerge victorious. An […]

August 3, 2018

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

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

August 3, 2018

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

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

August 1, 2018

Breaking Down The Collusion Politics Fiasco

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

August 1, 2018

National Hatred for Reham Khan Rises in the Wake of Her CNN Interview

Reham Khan, the infamous ex-wife of Pakistan’s newest Prime Minister has been under fire since before the elections. Though the filth being spewed in her direction began soon after her divorce, it has only gotten worse with time. She published an autobiography that allegedly “exposes” Imran Khan. Since his victory, she has been doing rounds […]

July 29, 2018

Nawaz Sharif’s Health Takes a Dive in Prison

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

July 28, 2018

Jibran Nasir Launches ‘Aik Awam Movement’

Activist, lawyer and independent candidate Jibran Nasir lost to PTI in the constituencies in the elections of 2018. However, the results showed him standing second to popular votes in all the areas. Only official results we have for #NA247 and #PS111 so far NA (Form 45) Booths: 39/240 Total Votes for Bat: 16188 Book: 3874 […]

July 27, 2018

5 Hilarious Comments by Indian Media on Pakistan Elections

It is understandable why the entire Pakistani population is completely invested in the rather historic elections that took place on July 25th 2018. In what is being called Imran Khan’s 22 year long struggle that has led him to his victory, certain other concerns have been expressed across the border. We found the response of […]

July 26, 2018

Celebrity Excuses for Missing Elections Leave Pakistanis Unamused

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

July 26, 2018

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

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

July 26, 2018

5 Moments from Election Day That Had Us Saying #ThisIsPakistan7

The day was full of anxiety on a national scale. People are still stressfully glued to see the results that will seal Pakistan’s fate for the next five years. Amidst all the tensions, complaints, and conspiracy claims, several heartwarming incidents reminded us all why we went out to vote in the first place. Here is […]

July 25, 2018

5 Complaints the ECP Received During the Day

With what are anticipated to be the most historic elections in the history of Pakistan, a lot of precautions have been taken to ensure fair and just elections. Arrangements have been made by Election Commission of Pakistan to guarantee a rigging free voting day. However, several complaints have been received in light of the July […]

July 25, 2018

5 Reasons Why Imran Khan Is Stannis Baratheon From GoT

On a surface level, Khan and Baratheon don’t have a whole lot in common. Khan is loud, expressive, animated – Baratheon acts like he’s charged a price if he acts cheerful. But there are some things about both that are startlingly (and often hilariously) similar. Here are 5 reasons this is so: 1) Zero Tact […]

July 25, 2018

“I Will Not Berate You” – Shehzad Ghias Tells it Like it Is

Comedian Shehzad Ghias said the following about Election Day today. His following words are certainly pondering over no matter the results today: Go out and vote tomorrow everyone. Personally, I’d prefer you vote for people like Jibran Nasir, Ammar Rashid NA-53 or Ismat Raza Shahjahan NA-54 Islamabad but it is your right, go and exercise it. […]

July 24, 2018

9 Times Pakistani Politicians Completely Lost It

There have been some truly golden moments in the course of Pakistani politics lately. As we came nearer and nearer to general elections, it seems our politicians found themselves overwhelmed by the pressure. This resulted in a series of truly bizarre screw-ups by some pretty prominent political representatives. Here are 9 times it seems they truly […]

July 22, 2018

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

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

July 22, 2018

Global Powers Turn a Keen Eye Towards Pakistan As Election Day Draws to a Close

The fateful Election Day is a mere 3 days away and as anticipated several covertly asked questions are coming into light. Given the history of Pakistan’s general elections, people have raised major concerns about how the impartiality and transparency of the elections will be contained. Though several people claim that foreign powers will not influence […]

July 20, 2018

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

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

July 19, 2018

15 Amusing Tweets by PTI and PML-N Fans That Made Absolutely No Sense

We’re less than a week away from elections, and the Twitter storm just keeps on getting more and more intense. PTI and PML-N supporters, perhaps most especially, seem unable to curb their anticipation. Consequently, they often make statements on Twitter that don’t always make a whole lot of sense. Here are some of the most […]

July 19, 2018

Did You Know That The Pakistani Military Has Ruled Pakistan For Half Its History?

A military coup, by definition, is when an existing government is violently overthrown by the armed forces. This is commonly executed to create a sense of panic especially at a time when the governance is overtly meager and the management openly corrupt. In Pakistan’s history, ironically, it has always been the politicians themselves who have […]

July 18, 2018

Sharif Family Jail Appeal Postponed Until After Elections

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were jailed a few weeks apart. Their arrest was due to the forgery of documents, lying under oath when in court and failing to provide legal evidence of their Avenfield properties. Since their jail, an appeal has been made. The Islamabad High Court has decided to postpone the […]

July 17, 2018

5 Lesser Known Political Parties With Their Hearts in the Right Place

Though there is a list of mainstream parties that have been making rounds on both social and television media; there are a separate plethora of political parties that aren’t that well-known. These parties have their set members and political agendas. The following are six such parties that are running for power in the 2018 general […]

July 15, 2018

7 Extremist Political Parties Running For Elections

As the election day approaches, Pakistan’s major political parties are making the headlines day in and day out. However, there are a few far-right wing parties contesting this years elections as well. We’ve compiled a list of 7 such political parties, let us know how many you already knew about! 1) Tehreek-e-Labbaik This party emerged […]

July 15, 2018

The Race For NA-129 – Lahore

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

July 14, 2018

Dr. Yasmeen Rashid Vs. Waheed Alam – Who Will Decide the Fate of Lahore’s Crucial Zones?

NA-125 is one of the most crucial and decisive constituencies of Pakistan. It is that very seat which will decide the fate of Lahore’s enthronement. Dr. Yasmeen Rashid or Waheed Alam Khan, who is going to secure this crucial seat? Dr. Yasmeen Rashid. Political Party: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Highest Office Held: General Secretary PTI Punjab Things […]

July 14, 2018

4 Thought-Provoking Instances from Nawaz and Maryam’s Homecoming

In the insane public debacle that was Nawaz and Maryam’s homecoming, there have been too many updates to keep track of. These past 24 hours, Twitter has played a critical role in shaping public sentiment. Whether it is creating unwarranted fear through uncorroborated claims or dropping in snippets of thought-provoking questions, Twitter has provided all. While spreading the fake […]

July 13, 2018

A Pictorial Timeline of Nawaz Sharif’s Political Career

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

July 13, 2018

Reham Khan – The Autobiography You Have(Not) Been Waiting For

While Imran Khan is all set to take Lahore by storm, another Khan has cooked up a different kind of tsunami some several thousand miles away. Merely hours ago, Reham Khan’s much anticipated and allegedly highly controversial self-titled book was recently released and then ‘leaked’ online. Needless to say, several people haven’t only already read […]

July 12, 2018

8 Politicians Contributing to the Lota Culture in This Year’s Elections

If you Google the word ‘lota’ an image of around and stout vessel will crop up. This vessel is largely unknown in western cultures but has deep-seated roots in ours. The term ‘lota’ is also used in politics, to describe a candidate who has a tendency to jump ship whenever it suits him. This is […]

July 12, 2018

NA-73 – Khawaja Asif and Usman Dar Ready to Battle for Sialkot

PML-N’s Khawaja Asif and PTI’s Usman Dar are going to be competing for the NA-73 constituency of Sialkot. With the former recovering from a recent disqualification and the latter hailing from an important political background in Sialkot, this one promises to be a hard-fought victory. Khawaja Asif Party – Pakistan Muslim League Noon (PML-N) Highest […]

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