Category: National

Court issues non-bailable arrest warrant against couple in Usman Mirza torture case

The district and sessions court issued an arrest warrant for the couple in the Usman Mirza torture case on Tuesday. The development came after the couple failed to appear in court on Monday. During the hearing of the case, Judge Mohammad Ata Rabbani expressed regret that the couple was not present.

Sarah Gill becomes first transgender doctor of Pakistan

The 23-year-old Sarah Gill made history by becoming the first transgender doctor in Pakistan. Sarah has passed the final examination for her MBBS degree from Karachi University. She believes hard work and determination can lead to anything. It took a lot of sacrifices and hard work to eventually become a doctor.

Punjab education minister asks private schools to make hijab and caps compulsory for students

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas has requested that private schools make scarves and caps mandatory for female and male students, respectively. Murad made the request while speaking about mandatory Quran classes in schools. Additionally, he stated that scarves/dupattas are commonly included in the uniforms of private and public schools. He supported the inclusion of scarves in the uniforms of all private schools.

#JusticeforNoor once again tops Twitter trends as people demand justice

The primary accused in the Noor Mukadam case was carried onto the court’s bench during the recent hearing. Counsel informed the judge that the defendant’s mental state had deteriorated. Once again, Pakistanis have taken to Twitter and started a trend of #JusticeforNoor. They continue by asserting how nobody buys his ‘acting’ and demand Zahir Jaffer’s swift execution.

Zahir Jaffer carried to court in chair, lawyer says mental health has ‘worsened’

During the hearing, policemen carried Zahir Jaffer on a chair from the Bakshi khana – a temporary prison for under-trial prisoners – to the courtroom. His lawyer argued that his mental condition had deteriorated. Junior lawyer Usman Riaz Gul represented Zahir on behalf of the accused, as Advocate Sikandar Zulqarnain Saleem did not appear. The lawyer later appeared via video connection.

Wife leaves husband after getting 5 million followers on TikTok

The investigative journalist Waseem Abbasi shared a video screenshot of someone claiming their wife left them after they gained five million followers on TikTok. During a video interview with her husband, he stated that she was a caring parent who was concerned about her children all the time. Unfortunately, she left after acquiring five million followers.

Veteran Pakistani actor Rasheed Naz passes away at 73

The legendary Pakistani film, television, and stage actor Rasheed Naz passed away at the age of 73. The funeral prayer for the actor is scheduled to take place in Peshawar. Rasheed, who has worked in numerous movies and television dramas, was born on September 9, 1948, in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He began his career as a television actor in 1971 with Pushto television play. 

Noor Mukadam’s father testifies in court, calls for the death penalty for Zahir Jaffer

Shaukat Ali Mukadam, Noor Mukadam’s father, recorded a statement in an Islamabad court on Saturday. The father demanded capital punishment for primary suspect Zahir Jaffer. Noor, 27, was found murdered in Sector F-7/4 of the capital on July 20, 2021. An FIR was registered against Zahir on the same day under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

PTI MNA Noor Alam Khan Bashed his own Government in National Assembly

The day after Defence Minister Pervez Khattak took a defiant stand against PM Khan, a second PTI leader Noor Alam Khan criticized the government in the National Assembly. Noor Alam Khan criticized the government for being insensitive to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He demanded that top cabinet members be listed on an Exit Control List (ECL).

Foreigners hunt highest-rated Astore markhors in Gilgit-Baltistan region

The 2021-22 trophy hunting program allowed two foreign hunters to hunt the strongest Astore markhors in Gilgit-Baltistan. American James Kevin hunted the markhor in the Jutial Conservancy area in Gilgit district after paying $131,000 for a trophy permit. During this hunt, Viejo Gonzalez Jesus of Mexico hunted a markhor from Bunji of Astore district for a $136,000 fee.