Fact Check: Grave with padlock turns out to be from India, Indian propaganda to malign Pakistan exposed
A shocking story run by major Indian media outlets to malign Pakistan has in fact turned out to be from India itself. Few days ago, Indian media outlets ran an unverified image of a padlocked grave stating that the practice was common in Pakistan for parents to protect the deceased bodies of their ‘daughters’ from being raped.
Remarks of former chief of army staff (COAS) General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa on combat preparedness were quoted ‘out of context’ said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday. Earlier it emerged that former COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly told two senior journalists that the Pakistan Army lacked the ammunition and economic strength.
Pakistan’s first woman architect Yasmeen Lari, has bagged prestigious British Gold Medal, won only by “iconic” architects from across the globe previously. The award was presented to Lari, 81, by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which is given in recognition of a lifetime’s work. Lari received the medal for her work related to zero-carbon self-built houses for displaced populations.
National cricket team’s fast bowler Naseem Shah has achieved the world record for the most wickets in the initial six one day matches. Naseem Shah has taken 20 wickets in his first 6 One Day International (ODI) matches of his career. In the first ODI against New Zealand in Rawalpindi, the Pakistani fast bowler took 2 wickets, breaking the record of New Zealand’s Matt Henry.
Official Twitter account of PMLN is in hot waters after the account made a vile attack on Armeena Khan and her daughter. Armeena Khan had commented on the viral video of Maryam Nawaz with a lady in the UK asking her to call her family ‘thieves’ in the video. Reacting to her comment, PMLN unleashed an aggressive attack on the actress.
The Algerian government hosted a special celebratory reception for Imam Walid who went viral across the world for his act of kindness with the cat. Imam Walid was leading the Taraweeh prayers when the cat jumped on him. Instead of hushing the cat away, Imam caressed the cat. His act of showing kindness and affection to the cat made waves globally.
Enaam Ahmed, a British-Pakistani Formula racer, set the third-fastest time during the morning session on the 2.4-mile road course at the prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The road course comprises 14 corners and is renowned for hosting some of the world’s most talented racing drivers. Enaam was racing against several experienced drivers in the series which made his third fastest time of 1:14.86 even more impressive.
Following an outcry on social media, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama apologised after a video showed him asking a boy to suck his tongue. The Dalai Lama’s office, in a statement, said the leader “wishes to apologize to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused” and that he “regrets” the incident.
Italy’s Fiorentina footballer Luca Ranieri reportedly faked an injury during his club’s game against Inter Milan in order to give his teammate, Sofyan Amrabat, a chance to break his fast. A video shows Moroccan player Amrabat eating a banana and drinking water while Ranieri was on the football pitch receiving treatment for a reported injury during the game.
Oscar-winning Pakistani, Sharmeen Obaid, to become first woman and person of colour to direct a Star Wars movie
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a Pakistani-origin Canadian filmmaker, has made history by becoming the first woman and first person of colour to ever direct a Star Wars movie. It was revealed on Friday that Walt Disney Co has plans for three new films, including Obaid-Chinoy’s, which will feature Daisy Ridley reprising her role as Rey in a story set after the 2019 film, The Rise of Skywalker.