Category: National

Pakistan mourns the loss of its top journalist, Arshad Sharif, shot dead in Kenya

Arshad Sharif, Pakistan’s most loved journalist was shot dead in Kenya this morning. Arshad had the left the country after death threats were made and apparently there was a bounty on his head. Some even alleged that ‘Behind closed doors’- a documentary on the Sharif family’s massive corruption led to the death of Arshad, as he was a major contributor to the documentary.

Zainab Abbas continues to remain the only Pakistani woman sports presenter internationally at a World Cup

Zainab Abbas has once again proved to be an inspiration for all other girls in this field. Pakistan’s most loved sports presenter will again be the only woman from Pakistan to represent the country internationally at the ICC T20 World Cup. Zainab has reshaped cricket journalism with a radiance that is uniquely her own.

Karachi university’s security guard appointed as Lecturer after completing M.Phil

Akhtar Nawaz Khattak, a security guard of Karachi University, has now been appointed as the Lecturer in the same university after he completed his MPhil degree. Nawaz Khattak worked as a guard at night so in the day he could finish his course work. He says that he ignored his family to complete his education, but hopes to makes it up to them.

Shahrukh Jatoi acquitted by SC in 2012 Shahzeb murder case

In a major judgment that caps a decade of legal wrangling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted Shahrukh Jatoi and other accomplices in the 2012 Shahzeb murder case. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, and comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, heard the case. The attorney general for Pakistan (AGP), meanwhile, said that a review appeal would be filed against the apex court decision.

Imran Khan upsets ruling coalition, wins big in by-elections with 6 NA seats

Imran Khan won six National Assembly seats for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a by-election on Sunday that was seen as a direct contest between the former ruling party and the current ruling coalition, which also grabbed two seats. Out of the eight National Assembly seats previously held by the PTI, Imran contested on seven.

US President calls Pakistan ‘one of the most dangerous nations in the world’

United States President Joe Biden said Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as the country has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion”, it emerged on Saturday. He made the remarks while addressing a Democratic congressional campaign committee reception on Thursday. The US president’s remarks were made in the context of the changing geopolitical situation globally.

PPP cancels founding member Aitzaz Ahsan’s membership over anti army statement

PPP has decided to suspend the basic membership of the party’s founding member and former federal minister Aitzaz Ahsan over his controversial statement. Aitzaz Ahsan — the PPP’s legal wizard and a member of the party’s central executive committee (CEC) — has been in the headlines since he made some statements that angered the party leadership. The top leadership of the party has distanced itself from the statement.

Abandoned dead bodies found on the roof of Nishtar Hospital, Multan

Punjab Chief Minister’s (CM) Adviser Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar, on a routine visited, spotted unclaimed bodies left abandoned on the roof of Nishtar Hospital in Multan. The distressing videos of the abandoned bodies on the roof of the Nishtar Hospital – a teaching hospital of Nishtar Medical University – have also surfaced. Following the discovery of unclaimed bodies, the hospital administration swung into action and launched an inquiry.

Mobile stolen from Karachi reaches Qatar, dacoits’ selfies from stolen mobile go viral

In a strange incident, pictures of dacoits who looted a mobile phone in Karachi have gone viral on the internet. According to the details, the mobile phone was snatched in Karachi, however, those who did it took it with them to Qatar. They took videos and pictures of their flight and at the airport, which got uploaded to the actual owner’s Google Photos. 

Karachi faces power breakdown as extra high tension line trips due to ‘accidental fault’

A major power breakdown took place on Thursday — amounting to 8,000 megawatts, according to the energy minister — depriving large swathes of southern Pakistan, including financial capital Karachi, of electricity. The Ministry of Energy attributed the breakdown to an “accidental fault“ in the transmission system. The power supply was interrupted after an extra high-tension line tripped, resulting in the closure of more than 30 grids.