SHEIN, an international fashion platform of Chinese origin has come under fire for selling Prayer mats as casual carpets. The website was called out by Muslims around the world after multiple users noticed that prayers mats, with images of the Kaabah and Prophet Muhammad’s mosque, were being sold as carpets for decoration purposes. The items were labelled as “fringe trim carpets.”
A Muslim man has earned praise from his neighborhood, by preventing bicycle theft at a railway station in UK. A social media user, named Steve Farmer, took to Facebook to recall an incident where his bike went missing outside a station. When Steve lost all hope of finding his bike, he saw a guy approaching him with a smile, he says he can never forget.
Islamabad is all set to open its first Hindu temple, named as “Shri Krishna Mandir”, to promote interfaith harmony in Pakistan. The groundbreaking ceremony was performed by Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights Lal Chand Malhi in the city’s H-9/2 area. Pakistan government will bear the cost of the construction of temple which is estimated at Rs100 million.
A teenager boy accidentally shot and killed himself while filming a video for popular video-sharing platform TikTok in Sikandarabad, Karachi. The 17 years old deceased was reportedly filming himself while holding his father’s pistol to his temple when he accidentally pulled the trigger, killing himself. The police stated that the pistol was licensed and belonged to the boy’s father, a labourer.
The solar eclipse of June 21 (Sunday), also being termed the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse, is the annular eclipse in which the moon passes between the Sun and Earth. A ring of sunlight will shine around outer edge of Sun, hence giving it a special name. The eclipse would be fully visible in Karachi, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department
A Pakistani Ph.D. student, belonging to Bagh Azad Kashmir, has created a battery that can be charged up to 70 percent in just 2 minutes time period. Kamran Ameen, a student at National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology Beijing, says these mobile phone batteries will work on full potential for as long as 8 years.
Two self-taught Pakistani teenagers have developed the world’s first multi-platform game to help fight Covid-19 pandemic. STOP the SPREAD—developed by 13-year-old Nabhan and 14-year-old Kenan— will help bust myths and apply behavioural changes to embrace the “new normal” in an experiential learning simulation game. The kids started working on the game in February 2020, and released it online on April 4, 2020.
A Pakistani Truck artist, Haider Ali, has paid his own kind of homage to George Floyd with his mural on the wall of his house in Karachi. Alongside Floyd’s image, are famous songs written as slogans in popular truck poetry manner. “This artwork not only pays reverence to George Floyd but it pays a tribute to everyone fighting inequality and injustice,” says Haider.
Johnson & Johnson has announced that it would stop selling talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada. Sales had already been hit by changing consumer habits and fears the product causes cancer. The Pharmaceutical giant has long denied claims that the talc powder it uses contains cancer-causing asbestos, but has nonetheless been taken to court several thousands of times over the allegations.
Deepak Perwani designed prototypes of protective bodysuits in a bid to help Pakistani healthcare professionals contain the pandemic. The designer took it to twitter, calling his prototype washable, reusable and disposable. The prototypes are awaiting approval from authorities. Earlier, Asim Jofa prepared similar protective gear to dress healthcare professionals. The self-protection suits and masks would be distributed free of cost, according to the designer.