Category: Lifestyle

Faisalabadi couple beats the odds by wearing same shalwar qameez since 37 years

A couple from Faisalabad, Pakistan, has beaten all odds by wearing matching shalwar qameez since last 37 years of marriage. No matter what the color and pattern. Muhammad Nasir and his wife Shagufta have dressed up alike. After one year of the wedding, the couple decided to do something unique which had not been done before.

Pakistani entrepreneur turns UK’s iconic red phone box into takeaway restaurant

Pakistani entrepreneur, Tayyab Shafiq, has launched the smallest takeaway serving delicious Pakistani food in three used London phone booths with plans to open new franchises across the United Kingdom. Tayyab, 25, rented the booths from the Red Kiosk Company which reuses old phone booths by way of which he wants promote Pakistani traditions and bring back the golden sparrow image of Pakistan.

14-year-old becomes first British-Pakistani to reach ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-finals

14-year-old, Sirine Jahangir has reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, becoming the first ever British-Pakistani to enter the show’s semi-finals. The visually impaired singer left everyone stunned with her powerful performance.  The young starlet, who lost her vision at the age of nine, sent shivers down spines with an incredibly moving and personal rendition of Ruelle’s Carry You.

Pakistan’s most famous Chai wala, now owns his tea cafe in Islamabad

Arshad Khan, the famous Chai wala of Pakistan, has now opened a modern style tea cafe in Islamabad. Khan became an overnight celebrity after a picture of him went viral on social media back in 2016. The 17-year-old worked as a tea seller at his local Itwar Bazaar (Sunday market) in Islamabad. However, an aspiring photographer’s picture of Arshad made him an internet sensation

Married for 75 years, 90-year-old goes to court over being denied ‘Haq Mehr’

An elderly woman from Peshawar, Saeedah Sultan, has filed an appeal in the Supreme court for her Haq Mehr. Saeedah was married at the age of 15. After 75 years of marriage, she has still not received her Haq Mehr which is a 3-Kanal and 10-marla of land. Saeedah claims the land is on her name and her husband has also passed away.

Pakistani electrician has empowered six daughters by training them in repairs

A Pakistani electrician, Naseeb Jamal, is defying odds by teaching six out of his eight daughters his craft to help them become self-reliant in the future. Jamal, an electrician for 20 years,  runs a dingy repair shop for electronic appliances in Qasba Colony, Karachi. While two of Jamal’s younger daughters are still learning, four are already adept electricians and their father’s pride. 

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.