Category: Lifestyle

2 men arrested for shooting teenage boy for resisting rape attempt

Police have arrested two suspects for allegedly shooting a teenage boy after the boy had resisted rape attempt in Muzaffargarh. The third suspect, however, still remains at large. A complaint was registered at a police station in the city, where it was alleged by the father of the boy that three men attempted to rape his son and then shot him in the hip for resisting.

PTA blocks five dating apps, including Tinder citing “immoral content”

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked five dating and live streaming applications including the popular Tinder app citing “immoral content”. The four other apps blocked by the authority are Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi. The PTA had issued notices to the five platforms’ managements asking them to remove “dating services”, but blocked after the platforms did not respond.

#ArrestMarviSirmed trends on Twitter after journalist’s controversial joke

A latest trend on Twitter is calling for the arrest of Pakistani journalist and human rights defender, Marvi Sirmed. Sirmed made a sarcastic comment about the state’s practice of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and compared it to the ascension of Hazrat Isa. Many Pakistanis found the joke blasphemous in nature and are now calling for her arrest for violating Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code.

76-year-old pursues BA degree in Malakand after passing FA this year

A 76-year-old man in Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to pursue a Bachelors programme after completing his Intermediate degree this year. Syed Muhammad Khan, a retired Islamiat teacher, said he taught at a local school for 60 years after his Matriculation in 1962, but wanted to study further now. Khan approached the vice-chancellor of Malakand University for admission and was hopeful to pursue his studies.

Engineering graduate from NUST sets up fruit stall due to lockdown

An engineering graduate of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) established a fruit stall during the lull of Covid lockdown to support family and put ‘theory into practice’. Usman Ashraf, a resident of Kasur, recently completed his BS in Electrical Power Engineering from NUST on a need based scholarship. The youngster used to sell vegetables in Matric too.

British-Pakistani banker launches ‘Labayk’,an Islamic app with aim to distribute 20 mn holy Qurans for free

A British-Pakistani banker and technology entrepreneur has launched a new social media platform called “Labayk,” which aims to distribute 20 million holy Qurans for free to Muslims in poorer areas of the world. The app built by Tanweer Khan combines Islamic values and the need for a more “socially impactful and truthful platform” for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Diamond Foam’s Islamic mattress is real but viral ad is fake

Diamond Foam’s recently introduced “Islamic” mattress, the first of its kind in Pakistan, went viral after an ad of the product started circulated on social media. Diamond Foam officials have stated that while the mattress is real, the artwork is fake. The Islamic mattress by Diamond Foam has been engineered to comfort people who follow the Islamic way of sleeping.

Seventh grader brings to life ‘Pashtoon heroes’ by writing a book

Bilawal Latif Dawar, a seventh grader from Peshawar, beat boredom of staying at home by writing a book about the greatest Pathan personalities, calling it ‘Pashtoon Heroes’. The 12-year-old loves to read and write and wanted to utilize his hobby effectively to counter the negative narrative built about Pakhtuns. It took Bilawal three years to write the book.

KP’s first transgender person with MPhil degree wishes to stop dancing but society won’t let her

The first transgender person of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with an MPhil degree has said that she would leave her role of a dancer as soon as she manages to secure a dignified job. Chocolate, who hails from Charsadda has an MPhil degree in finance and accounting. Chocolate says that ‘dancing’ is not her profession by preference, but because there’s no other alternative.

Not always a good idea to eat raw fish, Sashimi gives woman live worm in tonsil

A woman in Japan visiting the doctor with an irritated throat was told that a worm was living inside her tonsil. Upon examination medics identified a black worm — which was 38 millimeters (1.5 inches) long and still moving — inside the woman’s left tonsil and removed the creature using tweezers. The 25-year-old had consumed assorted sashimi five days before arriving at the hospital.