Category: National

Punjab Forensic Authority matches possible rapist’s DNA in Lahore Motorway rape case

Fifty-three DNA samples were taken after a woman was raped in front of her children on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway late Wednesday. One of the samples taken from the crime scene has matched with DNA already in the Punjab Forensic Authority’s database. The match is of a 25-year-old man who raped a mother and daughter in 2013, according to police sources. 

Intelligence Bureau (IB) describes CCPO Lahore as ‘morally corrupt’ ‘womaniser’

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) in an official report on CCPO Lahore Umer Sheikh had described him as ‘womaniser’ who was ‘financially and morally corrupt’. According to a copy of the report being shared on social media, the incumbent city police chief ‘remained involved in corrupt practices for financial gains’ during his tenure as a district police officer (DPO) of Sargodha.

PM Imran tops list of best politician globally for successfully fighting Covid-19

Prime Minister Imran Khan has topped the list of politician across the globe for successfully fighting the impact of COVID-19 in the country. The list released by the British news outlet, Asian World,  ranked Prime Minister Imran Khan at the top for launching a relief fund for those who were made jobless due to the current pandemics.

WHO says Pakistan’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic is exemplary

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Pakistan was among countries from whom the international community should learn how to deal with Covid-19 pandemic. WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a media briefing said Pakistan deployed the infrastructure built up over many years for polio to combat Covid-19. Tedros named Pakistan among seven other countries as examples for international community to follow.

Public demands Lahore CCPO’s resignation for putting the blame on motorway rape victim

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Shaikh’s insensitive comments on the heinous motorway rape incident has drawn sharp criticism from public and demand for his resignation #RemoveCCPOLahore has become top trend on Twitter. Sheikh, who has been tasked to probe the rape of a woman on the Motorway, started his investigation by questioning why the woman was out late at night on a deserted route.

Government arrests 12 suspects in Lahore motorway gang rape

Police has arrested 12 men suspected of involvement in the alleged gang-rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway, announced Punjab government spokesperson Mussarat Cheema. Two “robbers” allegedly raped the woman at gunpoint in Gujjarpura area on Wednesday while she was waiting for help on the motorway after her car developed a fault.

Pakistani-American man emerges as 66th richest man in Forbes list

A Pakistani-American, Shahid Khan, has emerged as the 66th richest man in the United States in 2020, with a total worth of $7.8 billion. Shahid, an engineer by trade, owns the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, and UK’s Fulham football club. He is a major financial backer of Black News Channel, a 24-hour cable news channel, which launched in February 2020.

Not possible to return to Pakistan and surrender, Nawaz Sharif informs IHC

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif informed the Islamabad High Court that it was not possible for him to return to Pakistan and surrender. The PML-N supremo informed the court of his inability to return through a review petition against the IHC’s order that had directed him to surrender before the court by September 10.

Pakistan planning to launch ferry service for international destinations

The cabinet has allowed the maritime ministry to launch a ferry service for passengers travelling to and from all possible destinations across the world. announced Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi. Zaidi said the ferry service would operate like the Pakistan International Airlines. There would be a port security force similar to the airport security force, he added.

Meet Rehana Gul, the first ever blind radio presenter in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Rehana Gul, a 27-year-old resident of Peshawar, is the first ever blind radio presenter in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Blind by birth, Rehana positions herself behind the radio console at FM 92.2 to tell stories of people with disabilities, describe their struggles and share inspirational tales of their successes. Policy makers, researchers and medical doctors come on the line to provide commentary and answer questions.