Google honored the late Pakistani human rights activist Perween Rahman on Saturday by publishing a doodle in her memory. She led the Orangi Pilot Project, widely hailed as one of the best projects in the country’s largest metropolis Karachi. It is one of the most successful non-profit programs in the South Asian country, helping local communities to escape poverty.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a partnership with TikTok for the HBL PSL 7 and 8. The seventh and eighth editions of the most popular and highly sought-after T20 league in the world will have TikTok as the official Entertainment Partner. HBL PSL 7 will take place from January 27 in Karachi and Lahore.
Baloch Nationalist Army, a newly emerged terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the Lahore blast on its social media account. They have appointed Mureed Baloch as their spokesman. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid stated in a TV show in the evening that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility, but that intelligence agencies were unable to determine who carried out the terrorist attack.
An official Punjab Police Twitter account, DPRPP Official, has been hacked, a spokesperson said on the microblogging platform earlier today. The hacked account has nearly a million followers. Hackers shared piles of tweets within hours and changed the user name to Pʋmp. The Punjab Police spokesperson reported that the department’s official Twitter account had been hacked.
Pakistan Army has been declared as the rising global military power. According to the recently published Military Strength Rankings 2022, the Pakistan Army has been designated the 9th most powerful military force in the world. The Pakistan Army was ranked as the 15th and 10th most powerful army in the world during the Military Strength Rankings 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Doctors in Peshawar achieved another milestone by replacing heart valves. The Peshawar Institute of Cardiology has successfully performed a heart valve replacement procedure without having to undergo chest surgery. PIC spokesman Rifat Anjum said that this was the first successful operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The operation was successfully carried out under the TAVI procedure.
A new type of frog has been named after Greta Thunberg, the climate activist from Sweden. Greta Thunberg is the latest celebrity to have an animal named after her. The newly-discovered frog species has been named “Pristimantis gretathunbergae” by a scientific journal. Approximately a decade ago, the frog was found in a mountain range in the Panamanian rainforest.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Men’s ICC Test Team of the Year. The team featured three Pakistani players: Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Fawad Alam. The ICC Team of the Year recognizes 11 outstanding individuals. They are judged by their record with the bat, ball, or all-around exploits in a calendar year.
Biden announced his latest round of judicial nominees on Wednesday, including Nusrat Jahan Choudhury. If confirmed, she will be the first Muslim American woman to hold a federal judgeship. Biden’s 13th round of judicial nominations included eight nominees, nearly all of whom were women, and only one male nominee. Choudhury would also be the first Bangladeshi American serving as a federal judge.
In a bomb blast in Lahore’s busy New Anarkali area on Thursday, two persons and a child were killed and 25 others were injured. Those injured have been transferred to the Mayo Hospital. According to hospital sources, nine injured people were in precarious condition. A number of motorcycles parked near the explosion site were destroyed.