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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Pakistan’s first deaf vlogger, Hassan Ahmed, who is bridging the gap in vlogging world and making content for the deaf. Through his light-hearted content, Ahmed wants to spread joy and also ensure that the deaf community has access to important updates. Hailing from Rawalpindi, the vlogger is brand ambassador of DeafTawk (a tech company for online sign language interpretation services) as well.
The PUBG ban in Pakistan has stirred up a lot of controversy, leaving the egaming audience agitated and hopeless. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned the game following three suicides, numerous complaints and termed it ‘addictive and waste of time’. However, egamers believe PTA has largely undermined the pros, a source of income for marginalised community being the major one.
A 15-year-old boy from Nanning city, China, was paralyzed in the left arm and hand after playing video games for 22 hours a day for a whole month. According to parents, the boy was left alone for the past month in order to attend online classes. The windows and doors of his room were closed at all times, and he was on his computer for as much as 22 hours a day.
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.”