A father-of-two Muhammad Masood in Rawalpindi committed suicide after being blackmailed by an online loan company. A 42-year-old man namely Muhammad Masood had acquired Rs22,000 – a resident of Rawalpindi’s Chakra area – from an online loan company. The people running the online loan company started blackmailing Masood. After being fed up, Muhammad Masood committed suicide and recorded an audio clip before claiming his own life.
Senior Taliban leader Suhail Shaheen on Sunday categorically denied that the Pakistani Taliban or the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants are in Afghanistan, adding that banned outfit is present in Pakistan’s tribal areas and hence Islamabad’s responsibility, “not ours.” Pakistan, on the other hand, alleges that the TTP uses Afghan soil to carry out attacks against Pakistan.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Tuesday that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has received $2 billion from Saudi Arabia, in yet another boost for the ailing economy following the $3 billion Stand-by Agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his gratitude to Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for ensuring financial support to Pakistan.
The United Kingdom’s Imperial College London has announced to name its Central Library after Professor Abdus Salam, the Pakistani Nobel laureate and physicist to honour his legacy and inspire future generations. University’s President Hugh Brady expressed his admiration for Professor Salam’s significant contributions to the educational institution and the field of physics.
At least five first information reports (FIRs) have been registered across Punjab against the Ahmadi community for sacrificing animals on Eidul Azha. The complaints have been registered under Section 298-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). Section 298-C of the PPC elaborates on the penalty for a person of the Ahmadi group calling themselves a Muslim or preaching or propagating their faith.
Fully Muslim city council of Hamtramck, Michigan has passed a legislation banning Pride flags from being flown on city property. Muslim residents packing city hall erupted in cheers after the council’s unanimous vote. In a tense monologue before the vote, Councilmember Mohammed Hassan shouted his justification at LGBTQ+ supporters: “I’m working for the people, what the majority of the people like.”
Teenager Suleman Dawood, who died in the Titan submersible, took his Rubik’s Cube with him because he wanted to break a world record says his mother. The 19-year-old applied to the Guinness World Records and his father, Shahzada, who also died, had brought a camera to capture the moment. “He said, ‘I’m going to solve the Rubik’s Cube 3,700 metres below sea at the Titanic’.”
A Washington-based journalist Shaheen Sehbai and three vloggers — Syed Haider Raza Mehdi, Wajahat Saeed Khan, and major (retired) Adil Farooq Raja — have been booked for inciting violence during the May 9 protests. The FIR was registered at Islamabad’s Ramna Police Station under sections 120-B, 121, 121-A, and 131 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
Pakistan flag flew high once again, as Saadi Abbas won a gold medal in the 75 kg category in International Karate Championship in Montreal, Canada on Sunday. The prestigious Montreal Open International Karate Championship held in the city of Montreal showcased an exhilarating display of skill on 10-11 June 2023.
The National Assembly of Pakistan has passed “The Pakistan Ruet-e-Hilal Bill 2022” bill declaring unofficial moon-sighting by private bodies liable to punishment. According to the bill, no committee, entity or organisation by whatever name called, other than the federal, provincial and district committees for sighting the moon, shall operate in all over Pakistan or any part.